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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-16, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all!
just joined up, I've played 40k for about 15 years, took the last two off and came back to a crazy mess of dataslates and supplements! Formations? yeah...sounds good! haha!

Unfortunately I see my favorite traitor marines are still meh, and not even the formations really help. Id love to get something going for around 500pts to fight my friend's "start collecting" Tau box set. I played a game with the contents of the "start collecting" Space Wolves set and got totally buried in missiles.

It's hard to say, because on one hand, I don't want to start power gaming at 500pts, but on the other hand....I don't want to lose EVERY game. Sometimes is fine, it is a game after all and I definitely do have fun, but I can't even imagine how to beat the sheer amount of fire power you face even at such a low points level. It's a little frustrating.

Anyways! I look forward to wandering around the site!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-16, 09:33 PM
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Welcome! I appreciate your frustration, as I have felt it too. I'm just getting into the game and chose Skitarii, but my few games so far have all been really lopsided (some in my favor and some not), which is less fun. I think at lower points it's just a lot more hit-or-miss. As I have added more models to my collection and been able to play larger games, it has evened out a little.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-20-16, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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That's good to know! I'm glad things have leveled out for your Ad Mech! I'm guessing that if I present the Tau with more than three units to shoot at, it could be better for me.
I think I'm going to dust off my Salamanders since they're getting some new stuff from Angels of Death and see what kind of blue skinned, no-nose having bastard Bar-B-Q I can get going haha
Even starting with the Firespear formation, I feel like deep striking the Terminator Captain with a combi-flamer near the gun line can't go wrong, while the tactical squad and dreadnought do what they do.

Thanks for the reply!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-21-16, 02:31 AM
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Welcome to the Heresy, I'm a 40k dabbler/groupie so it only welcomes and not advice from this call sign

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Welcome aboard mate!

Unfortunately, Chaos really do suffer at the 500 points level against those blue shooty bastards...

Considered starting a Path to Glory campaign to let you and your friend slow grow forces? I think Chaos really comes into its own with 5-6 units on the table.

Also, I highly recommend checking out the many-small-unit friendly Khorne Daemonkin book, it actually rewards you for playing chaos the way they want to be played and losing buckets of models to shooting early on!

Enjoy Heresy mate!


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