That's kind of wierd in a way, locally we have way more chaos than anything else, xeno's and marines are usually second tier armies.<snippage>
I started an IG army and have had much more fun playing 40K. I still don't consider Space Marines to be a challenge for me, making the games with SMs a bit boring still.
Xenos armies, and the drastic changes to the game experience offered by such varied armies, make for better games in my opinion.
Give me a Mech Tau, Mech Eldar, Godzilla/Stealer list, or huge Ork Waaaaaugh! opponent any day of the week.
I've noticed that, though I'm more concerned with Dark eldar armies. Fortunately, there are none locally. (I own the codex, but no mini's yet) I guess in a way though, the local chaos players all tend towards the same combinations and always use them. I've developed some tactics that work against it, but not always.Chaos seems to be the easiest army to cheese out. Thoughts?
Although I agree that Space Marines are not all that better than other armies, I definetly see how people think the Space Marines are bieng over emphasized. If you look at the Black Library Fiction almost all the novels involve Space Marines. Although the IG have series like Gaunt's Ghosts,i really don't see space marines as being crazy good. and i dont feel like they are crammed down anyones throughts.
Ive been playing for 1.5 year, and Ive seen more stuff come out for other armies than marines. also, I am also extremely outnumbered all the time, and its quite frustrating going up against 6-7 scoring units for 3 or 4 of mine, especially when alot of those one man units can easily destroy more than half of my troop squads single handed.
I tried taking a non cheesed out chaos list to a tournament, no assault canons on the terminators, no lash of submission, no giant gobs of tzeentch foot soldiers and no obliterators...Also I brought a dred!Chaos seems to be the easiest army to cheese out. Thoughts?