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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-20-11, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Is it wise to choose a starting race based on playing Dow: SS?

Generally, I like to play as the DE. I like their tactics, and I read up more on them, and I like the idea of getting tokens to strengthen your guys later in battle. Now, I have no experience on the board game and no books to go along, so should my first faction be chosen by what faction I like to play as in soulstorm?
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The best way to choose a race is to look at their lore, their models, and their play style.

While the play style in DoW games is a bit over exaggerated it is a pretty good bit of starting information. It might be worth checking out the Dark Eldar tactics section on this forum and maybe a few others first.

Then pick up the codex and read through it and surf the GW main page and see if you like the models.


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Firstly, the video game plays completely differently to the tabletop version so you can't take it as a genuine marker as to what the game is like.

Secondly, Dark Eldar have been updated as a race since Soul Storm was made, so while it is a decent representation of what they are like feel and backstory wise, its no-where near a reflection of what they are like on the table.

That said, its always a good idea to play an army you like the look of, and the 'fluff', or background story of. If you don't like your army, you never going to enjoy painting and playing with them as much as an army you can enthusiate about.

People will try to steer you towards an army thats easier to play for a beginer, as Dark Eldar can be tactically different to most other armies. On the table-top they're best described as something of a 'glass hammer'. Hard hitting, but fragile.

As said though, if your first instinct is 'Wow, I love the look and feel of the Dark Eldar', theres nothing wrong with going with them.
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I did read up on the dark eldar, and being fast with great range seems to be what I like the best. I never really cared about painting (cause I suck at it) and fluff, just how they played, and the rest would grow on me, but I do have to say that dark eldar have cool models and great fluff.
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On DoW, 7 DE warriors can outshoot 10 Space marines.

Go figure.

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In dow 10 flayed ones can kill an assault terminator squad.


My Deceiver is a shard of the true thing and yet has killed
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On DoW, 7 DE warriors can outshoot 10 Space marines.

Go figure.

:D
so its not the same in the board game?
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Not at all. DoW is balanced so that if you totalled the damage output for every army, it comes out something similar.

On the Table top, it's very different.
My Example of DE warriors vs space marines would be a very comfortable win to the Marines.
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Something unrelated, out of the 360 pages of the rulebook, how much of it is actual rules?
And that sucks, but still doesn't change my mind.
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Something unrelated, out of the 360 pages of the rulebook, how much of it is actual rules?
And that sucks, but still doesn't change my mind.
About 90

Original DOW is a much looser "interpretation" of the TT game, DOW2 gets it a little closer.

I played both and primarily Eldar (DOW2) and IG (DOW/WA), I ended up going Eldar for TT, but I really like them both.

By the time they brought IG into DOW2, Starcraft 2 came out

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