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Bretonnia 10 40.00%
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I always start armies off with picking a nice hero as a centre piece, an dbuilding on from there. Saying that I have chosen:

-Bretonnia (The Green Knight)
-Skaven (Grey Seer Thanquol And Bone Ripper)
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I voted Skaven, as they have a book coming in november.

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I say Bretonia because most of their models look realy nice.

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I would go skaven mainly because you get two finely detailed minis for a center piece. But if you do chose them i would wait on building untill november because of the armybook comeing out.
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I would say Brettonia. Granted you would have a great centerpiece, but the entire army is so full of detail that they can look absolutely amazing.

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i rekon tomb kings ive been looking to start them i mean who wouldnt want an entire army of skellys and the odd mummy based on the egyptians i just think they look realy awsum when in formation and as an army

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I voted skaven cuz they're the best. However, if you're looking for an army that looks good on the table, Tomb Kings all the way. I got about 500 points of my TK's painted and they look amazing on the table. Not only do they have great centrepieces, but they have unique looking models that are amazing when painted well like ushabti, or carrion, or Tomb Guard, need I go on. IMO Skaven are more fun to play but Tomb Kings can look more spectacular.

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First, what other pieces do you have available? If you have a unit or two of skellitons or a whack of Bretonnians, I would be tempted towards those choices first. Building an army is much like getting married... Its gonna cost a small fortune, take up most of your free time and once you want to play, you find your friends already playing with it.

If this is not the case and you are starting from scratch, you could try doing a tomb kings army with heavy conversions. If you enjoy the models from an artistic standpoint, the next logical step from painting is "dioramic"modeling. (Yes i made that word up). I would suggest Tomb Kings because of the ease of adjusting skeletons into more cinematic poses.

You could use mix armies too. Since the whole army is "raised dead" could you not have "raised" Bretonnian knights for your Skeleton Horsemen? How about an entire raised Bretonnian Army? The knights, peasants and bowmen provide most core unit pieces while the trebuchet could easily replace the skull catapult. (And that trebuchet is a nice model.)

I would then keep the carrion rather than "Raised" Pegasus Knights, but either would work.

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I think i might build a new army....

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Ahaha I think I might just do that.

Time to open up a project log...

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If it was me, I think I'd try Bretonnia. Reason being, they cost more points on average, allowing you to buy, assemble and paint a playable force quite quickly, even with lots of attention to detail. Also I would argue that they can be tailored to your personal playing style more than the Skaven or Tomb Kings, and I find it much more enjoyable when you can play the army how you want to, rather than how it is "meant" to be played. Depends what you prefer though I guess.
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