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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-12-08, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Which Fantasy army do you think gets the most attention like the Space marines in 40k, I've looked around and it kinda seems that fantasy are quite fair in the updates. This might be because I haven't been into to fantasy all that long but what are your thoughts? THanks in advance, Angels of fire.
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There isn't one. Fantasy has a more mature audience in general, and taste therefore varies more than 'BIG DUDES IN ARMOUR!!!'

Empire and O+G might tend to get more attention than most, most plastic kits etc. But you generally find that updates to books and models are comprehensive across the board.

Certainly while working at GW i never discerned any one army being massively more popular than others.

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Its quite refreshing that all the armies with only a few exeptions ( chaos dwarves and ogres) get fairly similar coverage and the only real time an army gets extra attention is when it gets updated which is understandable it probably helps that there are few armies that don't have a stable fan base and none of the armies are exceptionaly ugly like dark eldar in 40k plus with most armies having a good range of plastics unlike the inquisitor armies their are none that are ridicoulously expensive when compared to the others so most of the armies are similar in cost and have a battleforce to start with.

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I'm gunna agree with torealis here there isn't really a army that gets most attention like the SM do.


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i tend to agree, i havent seen any one most picked army.

i play lizardmen, just cause i like to paint and play them, but every army has its particular playing style, and it tends to be that fantasy is more strategicly based wheras 40k is kind of a mess, it doesn't matter what you do with your army, as long as you charge foward or sit and shoot, your alright.

with fantasy you have accualy got to think taticly and use terrain to your advantage.

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with fantasy you have accualy got to think taticly and use terrain to your advantage.
Same as with 40k now, terrain means a whole lot more due to true LoS.

BUT i'm in agreeance there is no favourite. I would say tho, bring back Chaos Dwarves. Those guys are sick and twisted!

All i know at present is i'm happy with my Wood Elves
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ah, a wood elves player........

but anyway, the way that my group played, we generally used true los anyway, so to us its not much of a change. the only real change is the run and vehicle damage tables. and cover saves improved.

but owell, i like fantasy more. it seems more life like.

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I have never seen favoritism in the fantasy world, but I have seen some armies get slightly neglected compared to others. Like vampire counts until their new codex had almost nothing in the way of boxed sets, but most of the armies are fairly evenly recognized

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the trends only follow releases, but i find the no armies dominate as such.
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It seems then that fantasy is doing better than 40k in the balanced updates and such. But 40k still wins on sales.
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