What Army Got You Into 40k?

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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by DDevastator » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:18 am

I got into guard 7 or 8 years ago when looking at a White Dwarf magazine with two friends who were talking about getting into the game. I chose Imperial Guard because the Sentinel walkers looked like Star Wars AT-ST walkers. That and just having the average man in a universe of madness kinda appealed to me.
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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by KingmanHighborn » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:22 am

Eldar. And good god I miss my Eldar some days. Like nearly break into tears.
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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by psiekier » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:20 pm

KingmanHighborn wrote:Eldar. And good god I miss my Eldar some days. Like nearly break into tears.
This may sound like a stupid question, but why do you miss them? Where did they go?
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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by KingmanHighborn » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:46 am

I miss them because they were my first army I ever built and painted to completion. And literally built a blister pack here, a box there, each model was unique, every guardian had a different helmet. As to what happened to it I sold/traded it to the owner of a game store called Warzone. He wanted it and praised it, made offers, and I didn't take any until I won a tourney there and got a free Chaos Lord. And to make a long story short, he dropped a megaton of Chaos kits and marines on me. (about 2,500 pts worth...3.5 ed. era.) including a NIB defiler. I couldn't refuse. (My Eldar was 1850 with EVERYTHING I owned.)

But I get sentimental sometimes. My first games, getting creamed so many times at the GW in Concord Mills, learning by playing, building, getting more and more competitive with the vets of the game until I was one of those vets and winning regularly...It's a time I really miss.

Also it's the only army I've killed a Warhound Titan with.
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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by strider17 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:23 am

I started with some friends back in the RT days and as the only one with a job I bought ALL the factions. Space Marines, Eldar, Squats, Chaos, Eldar, Orks, IG. I played mainly played Eldar, one buddy mainly played Chaos, and the other played Squats (he still plays squats er i mean short IG er i mean AM). I am CRAZY addicted to the damn game now and hardly play but have at least 5k for EVERY army in the game. CURSE YOU GW!!!! but the models are so damn cool!
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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by spiralingcadaver » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:18 pm

psiekier wrote:
KingmanHighborn wrote:Eldar. And good god I miss my Eldar some days. Like nearly break into tears.
This may sound like a stupid question, but why do you miss them? Where did they go?
Nothing like breaking in to tears, but my 3rd real army, nurgle Lost and the Damned, man, I miss that force sometimes. Every model in the whole army had some sculpting and conversion work, including all bajillion plague zombies... sold it off after i gave up hope of them ever bringing back anything I could proxy them as, since they'd been eliminating all the mixed PA and regular forces.

By my standards now, it was really only an okay army, but that force was my gaming life for a few years, so giant nostalgia factor.
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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by deathadder » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:21 am

Letsee.... Back in 5th (I know, so long ago) My friend was purchasing painting supplies from a company, and they sent her a full necron army (which I got for christmas). I played them for about a year, until the new Dark Eldar came out. I instantly fell in love with the models, and since I loved the lore, I started collecting them. I'm at a cool 3,000 points painted I believe

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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by don_mondo » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:07 pm

So long ago and far away... Started in 2nd with Marines as my first army, but it was when I added some IG as allies that I erally got hooked. By 3rd I was primarily an IG player and still am to this day, altho over the many years between I have built and played some variant of nearly every faction out there. Current armies owned are IG (almost all RT-era models, other than vehicles), Sisters of Battle and my original Genestealer Cult.
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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by MagickalMemories » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:10 pm

Don, you need to start a thread and post some pics of that Genestealer Cult!

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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by starslayer » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:14 pm

Eldar Alaitoc.
Blue and yellow.
The Eldar were just interesting to me, each unit so specialized. Ahh....long sold away. Sold here. I actually was talking to the guy I sold them to, and he said the whole army was stolen at a tournament he went to. (Sigh)

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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by KingmanHighborn » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:14 am

Damn, it's bad enough to have seller's remorse, but get something and have it stolen. God that sucks.
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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by HawtFist » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:12 pm

In 1990 or '91 I bought a Dreadnaught (circle torso with square "face") and 30 beakies for about $50. Painted them as flesh tearers (black and yellow was the color scheme back then). Still have one sitting around somewhere with a free hand yellow saw blade on one shoulder and knobbly bits on the other, and a bolter with a bayonet on it. My first real army though was Eldar, during second and third editions. Still have a purple howling banshee exarch around somewhere. That was during my Elf loving phase - played Elves in D&D all the time too. I don't miss my Eldar much at all. But those beakies...
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