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Some folks I've found have certain habits or even "Signatures" in building/ playing their armies.

Like in my case, Space Marine Scouts are simply a Sniper Weapon carrying unit. If I take 6 they all have sniper rifles, if I take 8...they all have sniper rifles. On my lists they fill no other purpose. They infiltrate and set up a good spot to snipe away.

I always take a Librarian. Maybe it's a Blood raven-thing, but there is ALWAYS a librarian in the list.

For Tau, I ALWAYS use a lot of shield drones.



What about you guys?
Are there any axioms in your list development?
 

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I always go for a quirky list it seems. I can't build just a vanilla generic list. I also have to personalize it as much as possible (codex shoulder pad markings, FW doors for vehicles, codex color schemes for chapters and such.) I also try not to be "that guy". Someone at my last game commented that I needed less ranged weaponry in my World Eaters list, but I need balance and so far its worked very well, I can't just do the typical Demon Prince with Glaive tooled up, blah blah blah..

I also tend to build lists with underplayed units. My favorite army I've ever built was a necron army dedicated to what you would find on a Tomb World. It had a Destroyer Lord converted from a Tomb Spyder, 3 Squads of Warriors, Flayed Ones, 30 Scarab Swarms, and 8 Tomb Spyders. I miss that army....
 

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I've found that for the most part, in every single list I've ever made, something deep strikes.

Also, I've never made an Eldar list without Scorpions. Just won't happen.
 

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>> I always take Long Fangs in my army. My scouts are a must also, but I do change their weapon fits. I am also a fan of using 4 trop choices.
 

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Another very, very important thing in my Eldar lists is that you will never see me field Guardians. Ever.


A trademark move you'll see me pull all the time when I'm fielding them is a four man Farseer + warlock squad mounted in a Falcon. Mobile death. Don't use it so much any more though, since the Farseer got nerfed.
 

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My Space Marine chapter is themed around dragons, so I always take Assault Squads (usually 1 to 3, although I could have 6 because of my chapter trait) and one or two Land Speeders.
 

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16 Skar Boyz with burnas and a Big Mek with KFF and grot riggers mounted in a battlewagon with 5 bolt on big shootas. This combination appears in every version of every ork list I've created at 1500 points or more. It makes me giddy just talking about how great it is. :mrgreen:
 

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I've had a bunch of them over the years;

- chaos dreadnought, I never gone without one. Eventhough they usually don't last that long.

- Ork Big Mek

- Wolf Guard commanders for every last one of my space wolf squads, even the long fangs :lol:
 

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Troops and Buckets of them, quite often all six slots.
I am a great advocate of bodies on the ground.
Makes two of us Vash. When I first started 40K I was all about wargear but once I saw the difference that more bodies makes, instant convert. My current favourite thing to do is taking Infiltrating troops. In my Chaos list, ALL my troop marines have it and will do so as long as the rule remains the same.
 

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when i play my IW i always have infiltrating marines and havocs and stuff if it can take infiltrateit will have it it gives you the advantage of seeing you opponents deployment+other purposes

with my nids i always take hormogaunts and warriors+rippers with leaping
 

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Cant really say havent been playin too long and havent gotten to try out alot of things to find something i really like, but so far ive been tryin to stick my oblit in just about all of my army lists
 

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I always have a Hellhound in my army, and at least one Chimera. That and I almost always infiltrate my Guard. I like to keep far more mobile than any Guard army has the right to be.
 

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I usually try to play well balanced armies because I like having lots of different models.

I always like to deploy using denied flank as most opponents evenly spread out their forces.
 

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I usually use multiple identical units, probably some symmetry hang up.

I haven't done a vehicle in any of my last four armies. I just hate painting them. I have painted a pred for my Alpha Legion but I won't use it because I dont like the paint job.

I will never copy an army regardless of its success.

Multiple troop choices.
 

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Its all about the mobility for me, I've been going for more and more mobility for my Eldar as time has progressed. The only static units I use now are Pathfinders. Everything else is either transported or can move at least 12".
Signature move? The 'turn of death!', where after manouvreing about for 2-3 turns not killing much I unleash everything in a (hopefully) devestating display of firepower and combat killage.
 

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2 Vindicators, no predators in my marine lists.

Gotta love the big bang. :D

I'm also a fan of zero vehicles. fielding half a battle company is quite nice.
 

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Hmmm, with my BA's they tend to be very shooty with multipe Annihilators backed up with tornado's and Las/plas squads. Add In the Chappy/DC combo and my trusty Librarian they tend to be fast hard hitting and very shooty!
Nicely balanced really. :wink:
 
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