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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-26-08, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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Default Suggestions for a second army...

Well, I own about 1500 points of Dark Angels, I'm going to expand it to 2000 and leave it at that.

I was wondering what would people suggest for good second army... keeping in mind I am only really used to painting Space Marines, I like shooty armies, and I think Eldar are pussies. I was thinking maybe Tau or Necrons, both seem to have a lot of firepower.

I generally don't like painting humans, so Guard are no good.

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haha~eldar are not pussies!! >.< ;P
necrons, tau and eldar all have there own weaknesses. tau in combat..necrons in numbers and speed, eldar in armour. it depends on how shooty you wanna go.
tau aren't bad..neither are necrons.
any tactics in paticular other than shooting?

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Tau are definitely a bigger shooty army than necrons, but the necrons actually can survive in cc. and both armies are easy to paint for the most part. The major differences is that tau have more options for units and wargear, while necrons have usually better saves and can stand back up.

What it really boils down to is whether you want to be able to customize your troops to kill far away or have unkillable uniformed machines?

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So Tau are basically screwed in close combat? I have never fought against them, they have some nice looking minis though.

Necrons are bad bastards, in my last battle I was absolutely served by a Necron army and an obviously superior player.

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Really, having an army that fists you likes, while giving you a completely new experience is likely best.... Go for Tau. I would have seconded Necrons, but you'll likely enjoy the game more if you are not playing another Tou4/3+Sv army.


Also, consider the Orks... while they may not be as shooty as IG, they actually can be much shootier than Tau, and are not Humans or MEqs. Just another option.
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I really didn't give Orks much thought at all. They look like they'd be fun to paint and play, totally different to Marines, and I could make some great Orky terrain.

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my tournament army is tau and they have great weapons and there suits rock at dropping hole squads of marines in one volley but like every one else has said they are horable in close combat but this is why you get all those cool extra moves with the suits and have all the long range guns so you can most of the time avoid combat it can be a hard army to run but if you know what you are doing they can devastate your opponents so I wish you good luck.
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From what I have seen if you want shooty then Tau are great but they are hosed in HtH. Orks are a decent balance army. Never really played alot of Necrons but they are badasses if built right. Eldar do not have the greatest saves but the are awesome in regards to being a balanced army.
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So... Orks or Tau?

Kroot are pretty good in close combat situations right? I'm leaning more towards Tau at the moment... but those Ork minis look really cool.

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erm i think a necron destroyer army would be good for you but all are good choices
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