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  1. Games Workshop wants you to think they’re the only game in town for the entire wargaming hobby (seriously, they insist their staff call it “the Games Workshop hobby” and not “the miniature wargaming hobby” for this exact reason) and while they are the sole source of official models and rules for Warhammer 40,000 and their other games they are not the only source for 32 mm tall toy soldiers (not to mention things like paint, brushes, bases, carrying cases, etc.) There are some people in the hobby who will reflexively badmouth GW for any reason. I’m not one of them. I line their models, I l
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  2. I want to reiterate the importance here of what Torg said. It's huge. Be careful of theory-hammer. You might think that new unit sounds good on paper, and find out you fall short, or doesn't fit your playstyle/strategy, etc. Proxy units in some friendly learning games. Don't feel you need to blow your paycheck to get a full army right off. Especially since you'll end up like most of us with boxes never assembled, never painted, and you won't be able to keep up the modelling side of things. Don't be afraid to ask, wouldn't bug most because it's not about winning, it's
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  3. Also, while Shiny Boiz are cool...Orks is da best! Gonna regurgitate some of the above. 1) I've met so many really awesome people through this hobby. Every once in a while you'll run across someone you just don't click with, it's the minority but it happens. 2) DON'T OVERBUY. Seriously, it's wicked easy to do and can be overwhelming. 3) Other companies make some really good stuff, don't be afraid to check em out. 4) Orks and Ork players are still da best! Welcome to the hobby, never hesitate to ask questions;)
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  4. My two cents of advice for a beginner: it's important that you keep in mind that 40k is a game and also a hobby, and there are many many people involved in the game/hobby for many different reasons. Some people primarily love to paint miniatures, some collect, some play, some play super competitively, some mostly love the science-fiction story behind the universe, and all of us have some combination of these interests and more but people's motivations differ. So as you get involved with playing and painting and the community-at-large, at some point you are bound to find yourself in a game
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  5. The current edition is one of the easier to learn and more logically designed iterations of GW’s games... But, in my experience, all wargames are a lot easier to Learn by Doing than they are to Learn by Reading. Maybe it’s just the way my brain is wired, but I can learn in five minutes of gameplay what might take me five months of reading the rulebook. (Oddly enough, I have the exact opposite experience with roleplaying games.)
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  6. Torg

    Dumb question about Guests

    Cats in keyboards... seems likely
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  7. So I just got into the hobby and got a couple boxes of figures. Im officially invested in custodes and im looking for some advice. What are some things you wish you had known prior to building your first set? Also are people meeting for actual games as of late or is it still pretty spaced out? Just curious as I got into the hobby because the tabletop game is super neat to me. I have a box of custodes guard, a set of allarus terminators and im building a box of vertus preators. Plus a friend of mine gifted me Trajan Valoris so I expanded pretty quickly.
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  8. Ish

    Dumb question about Guests

    Probably spambots, ad bots, and search engine spiders.
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  9. Sorry, wasn't clear. I was talking about hobby supplies mostly. Citadel paint can be good but there's a world of other companies out there. For example, GW's Flashgits yellow is one of my favorite paints. GW ceramite white I hate, love Army Painter matte white. GW tools are normally rebranded from other companies with double the price etc...
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  10. And I got into custodes right as necrons got their codex. I was literally at gw juggling between both a box of necrons and custodes. Though I think overall I’m happy with my choice
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  11. 3d printing is always an option. Good way to proxy things on a small budget
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  12. I am not sure... how old is the current codex for custodes? I know that most 8th armies are not up to snuff when compared to 9th ed books. So - remember that sometimes its not you... its your codex lol. But like Dark Trainer was saying - you need to find out what kinda player you are - find out how you will most like to play - and then with experience under your belt plan to make additions to your army based on that natural play style. -d
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  13. ZEKE

    My New TY Soviets

    Good clean models! Nice color shading & highlighting. Good job on blending the decals with the paint job. Liking the blue uniform for the tankers.
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  14. Justjokin

    My New TY Soviets

    Really nice looking!
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  15. NATO Green:
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  16. Format inspected: @2021-04-25T06:12:29+00:00 Damocles Gulf Conflict Invitational ++ Battalion Detachment 0CP (Imperium - Adepta Sororitas) [88 PL, 1,692pts, 10CP] ++ + Configuration + Battle Size [12CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points) Detachment Command Cost Gametype: Matched Order Convictions: Order: Valorous Heart + Stratagems + Open the Reliquaries [-1CP]: Additional Relics of the Ecclesiarchy + HQ + Canoness [3 PL, 50pts, -1CP]: Bolt pistol, Chainsword, Heroine in the Making, Null Rod, Relic: Litanies of Faith, Warlord Trait: 4.
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  17. jollyork

    Blood Bowl Sevens league

    In
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  18. Im in for the city of the cursing, plus all the things
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  19. I have never built or played as custodes, but what do I wish I knew before starting/building in general? 1) Magnets can be very nice and pretty easy for larger kits like vehicles/dreads and some characters. Less so for general infantry although custodes are elite enough that maybe the effort is worthwhile. But dont be afraid of them just ask for advice/watch videos. 2) GW flight stems of most types kind of suck and will likely break sooner or later. Third party, homemade, or just carry around glue and cry a little sometimes. Oh standard super glue can fog those same stems as well
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  20. Sure, though Im so new that I need a bit of help. Im reading the rule book and I have a pdf of my codex but I get the feeling some of this won't be concrete in my head until I actually play.
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  21. The good news here is that you picked Adeptus Custodes, so you don’t need to invest much money in order to build a full army. A generic Shield-Captain, five Custodian Guard, five Allarus Terminators, and three Dawneagle Jetbikes will form a legal 1,000 Point army, give or take. Easy transport, lower(ish) cost, and looking really cool are the main reasons I collect Custodes myself. The kinda bad news is that Custodes can be a very tricky army to play. You’ll be outnumbered at least three to one by Primaries Space Marines and they’re generally considered an “elite” army. Space Orks and
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  22. Did this guy up as a tester and am really happy so far. Shooting for something a little different, all my Ork conversions are blocky and sharp so I wanted to aim for rounded and cute. Plan is for the most obnoxiously loud paint scheme I can do. He's a Dread with double heavy bolters right now (magnetized), one leg and one crutch with an oversized, bolt-on mustache. Broken down to paint on components. Opinions so far? Shooting for whimsical and campy.
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  23. Nick!

    My New TY Soviets

    Here are some Recon and AA assets, along with a bunch of transports. There is also a bonus Bad Cat pic for you! https://imgur.com/a/ShwEtmw Infantry are next.
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  24. Nick!

    My New TY Soviets

    Thanks! I picked up some Americans, too, but holy poop are the turret baskets for the M1's hard to assemble.
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