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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-10-11, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Default Which Codices Have You Enjoyed Reading?

Hey guys.

Most people when the new codices come out skim over the stories and get straight to the new Army Units and Rules.

Now, fluff that is bizarre (Blood Angels/Necron Alliance) and over the top (Draigo) get alot of attention.

But which codices have you all just enjoyed sitting down with, and reading from cover to cover.

My top three are:

1. Dark Eldar - The stories, the background, the rules, this codice is a work of art and even though I don't collect the army I would consider buying it.

2. Chaos Daemons - I'm biased, but I loved the new fluff about the 4 realms of Chaos, the Daemon Forges and poor Eldar Isha lol. I thought all the unit details, info, rules, were just great. So I own a copy :-)

3. Blood Angels - It was a tough choice, but I went for Blood Angels. Barring the odd bit of weird fluff, I really appreciated how cool and unique the Blood Angels. Plus the Flesh Tearers, as a Chapter, and their leader Seth caught my eye as being especially cool. Even the info and Sanguinus was great.

So what codices have you enjoyed sitting down and reading, rather than just treating them as a mini-rulebooks?

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I have enjoyed them all from the 1990-something Dark Angels and Blood Angels codexes to the modern day Space Marine codex.

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Anything xenos gets my attention quickly, but I do make time for most Imperial codexes as well. Most of them are batshit boring, but SW was okay.

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With the exception of...
a.) Lord Kaldor Draigo
b.) Jusitcar Thawn

I have found all of the inquistion Codexes very interesting and added lot of background fluff. I also enjoyed the Dark Angels and necron Codex
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Indeed, the DE codex is without a doubt the finest work of Phil Kelly's entire career, and quite possibly of the entire studio's current and past writers. It's a shining example of exactly what to aspire to when writing a codex.

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DE, BT and DA were good reads.

Plenty of time for the Eldar dex's past and present.

But unfortunately, the 40k Codices don't compare to Fantasy army books.
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iv only read the one csm was good, some of it was abit shit and it could have put abit more on the heresy
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I enjoyed the Dark eldar and Tau books.

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Black Templars, Space Wolves and Tyranids. Haven't read the Dark Eldar one.
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Hmm I really didn't like the Daemon one, call me biased but the whole "daemon getting into the craftworld and avatar" thing was very stupid.

I did like the Eldar one, though it doesn't have as much fluff as I would like. Like some of the above I've enjoyed the inquisition dexes, especially the Grey Knights

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