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What is your favourite warhammer 40k faction?
Posted 12/18/16 , edited 12/18/16
I'm an Ultra Marine fanboy. The blue and gold just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
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I took it as a challenge, to turn a weakness into a strength. Only in the beginning was it difficult but over time I've mastered my Ork army. While you have the experience of playing Blood Angels against the other factions, I have the experience of playing all of the factions against every faction. I understand my opponent's army almost as well as he understands it himself; and I can apply my knowledge of other factions to my Orkz. Making me a experienced and well rounded commander.

At best you're a 'jack of all trades, mast of none', spending time in many different camps but never finding where you true loyalty lies. You might know a little about every army but you will never excel. Even those Orks of yours are going to end up underutilised because you only see them as an excuse to justify your indecisiveness. In contrast, I say with confidence that I understand the Blood Angels completely, I've seen their codex evolve since 3rd edition and adapted accordingly, the Space Marine way of war and the Blood Angels highly aggressive but artistic style is second nature to me.


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I'm an Ultra Marine fanboy. The blue and gold just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Welcome brother, the Emperor protects!
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I got Bugs
Lots and lots of Bugs

Been collecting Tyranids since they were made out of lead. You can map out Tyranid evolution just be looking at my army.
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Posted 12/18/16 , edited 12/19/16

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At best you're a 'jack of all trades, mast of none', spending time in many different camps but never finding where you true loyalty lies. You might know a little about every army but you will never excel. Even those Orks of yours are going to end up underutilised because you only see them as an excuse to justify your indecisiveness. In contrast, I say with confidence that I understand the Blood Angels completely, I've seen their codex evolve since 3rd edition and adapted accordingly, the Space Marine way of war and the Blood Angels highly aggressive but artistic style is second nature to me.
You're almost there, I'm a 'jack of all trades, and master of some' and given enough time I'll be master of all. It gives me an edge against other players especially those who are just 'master of one'. If stomping out all of the other Ork only players makes my Orkz "underutilised" then so be it. My Orkz (as well as my Necrons and Tau, plus the few times I've borrowed my friends armies like Grey Knights, Eldar, etc) have won me (and placed me very high) in many tournaments, so "never excel" might be an understatement. Because at the end of the day, this is a tactics/strategy style game so the best commander will win regardless of the army (and as long as the Dice Gods show favor on you).
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You're almost there, I'm a 'jack of all trades, and master of some' and given enough time I'll be master of all. It gives me an edge against other players especially those who are just 'master of one'. If stomping out all of the other Ork only players makes my Orkz "underutilised" then so be it. My Orkz (as well as my Necrons and Tau, plus the few times I've borrowed my friends armies like Grey Knights, Eldar, etc) have won me (and placed me very high) in many tournaments, so "never excel" might be an understatement. Because at the end of the day, this is a tactics/strategy style game so the best commander will win regardless of the army (and as long as the Dice Gods show favor on you).

You'll never be the best commander because you don't respect the army you lead. You flitter from one camp to another, never understanding why players are loyal to specific armies and play styles. You borrow the armies of others and fill your ranks with stand-ins when you can't find the real thing. Even your choice of Orks is a ploy, an excuse to cannibalise Games Workshop's range of miniatures. When in truth the best commanders are those who understand their armies completely, immersing themselves in the Codex of their faction, painstakingly assembling and painting every miniature, grasping the intricacies of how everything works together in a winning strategy. To do any less is a disservice to the army you depend on for victory.
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You'll never be the best commander because you don't respect the army you lead. You flitter from one camp to another, never understanding why players are loyal to specific armies and play styles. You borrow the armies of others and fill your ranks with stand-ins when you can't find the real thing. Even your choice of Orks is a ploy, an excuse to cannibalise Games Workshop's range of miniatures. When in truth the best commanders are those who understand their armies completely, immersing themselves in the Codex of their faction, painstakingly assembling and painting every miniature, grasping the intricacies of how everything works together in a winning strategy. To do any less is a disservice to the army you depend on for victory.
My wins say otherwise.

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Posted 12/18/16 , edited 12/19/16

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My wins say otherwise.

So you say but you will never be the best commander, that level of skill can only be reached by truly understanding your army. Warhammer 40,000 is more than a mere tabletop strategy game; it's a modern mythology with its own lore and sense of self. The likes of Star Trek beckon to a saccharine and ultimately hollow utopia, whereas Warhammer 40,000 confidently states that in the grim darkness of the far future there is only war. As a result every army on the tabletop has its own ethos and extensive history, a way of fighting and a way of being represented on the battlefield. To support a faction is know that lore and understand what it means to create a codex army piece by piece.
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Kintor wrote:
So you say but you will never be the best commander, that level of skill can only be reached by truly understanding your army. Warhammer 40,000 is more than a mere tabletop strategy game; it's a modern mythology with its own lore and sense of self. The likes of Star Trek beckon to a saccharine and ultimately hollow utopia, whereas Warhammer 40,000 confidently states that in the grim darkness of the far future there is only war. As a result every army on the tabletop has its own ethos and extensive history, a way of fighting and a way of being represented on the battlefield. To support a faction is know that lore and understand what it means to create a codex army piece by piece.
I already know most of the 40k lore (haven't read some of the newest novels that came out and a few OOP things), I own pretty much every Warhammer 40k book that has existed. Plus my wins, thus making me the best commander.
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The Imperial Guard, ya know the guys and gals actually getting the job done. Fuck the Space Marines and their armour. They are never around when you need them.

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I already know most of the 40k lore (haven't read some of the newest novels that came out and a few OOP things), I own pretty much every Warhammer 40k book that has existed. Plus my wins, thus making me the best commander.

There's a difference between owning something and understanding something. It's a mistake so many people in today's society make, never learning the true value intensive study and commitment to an idea. When it comes to foreseeing victory on the tabletop true confidence should be placed in those dedicated to a specific faction and a specific army, over those who merely dabble in everything.
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Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16

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CKD-Anime wrote:

I already know most of the 40k lore (haven't read some of the newest novels that came out and a few OOP things), I own pretty much every Warhammer 40k book that has existed. Plus my wins, thus making me the best commander.

There's a difference between owning something and understanding something. It's a mistake so many people in today's society make, never learning the true value intensive study and commitment to an idea. .
And I both own and understand the lore. I know 40k lore far more than someone who only plays one army. It is very apparent you do not understand Ork lore from your past posts or any other faction's lore outside of Blood Angels.

When it comes to foreseeing victory on the tabletop true confidence should be placed in those dedicated to a specific faction and a specific army, over those who merely dabble in everything
And once again my wins say otherwise.
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Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16
I like the Imperial Guard and their variety of uniforms. Baneblades and Leman Russes are cool too. And when I started you could have a game legal army of over 1000 soldiers if you so desired.
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And I both own and understand the lore. I know 40k lore far more than someone who only plays one army. It is very apparent you do not understand Ork lore from your past posts or any other faction's lore outside of Blood Angels.

I don't think you understand the Ork lore at all, you're just using the Orks' penchant for looting as a way to justifiable your thoughtless desecration of Games Workshop's miniature range. As I said to you earlier in this thread even the Orks have distinctive factions with defined heraldry (for lack of a better term) and fighting styles. Yet you disregard all of this lore to embark on your over-eager kitbashing, even the most philistine of Orks would think that what you're doing is a bit much. There is pride in supporting a single faction, that elusive quality needed to achieve the greatest victories, which I have to say your army lacks.
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Posted 12/19/16 , edited 12/19/16

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I like the Imperial Guard and their variety of uniforms. Baneblades and Leman Russes are cool too. And when I started you could have a game legal army of over 1000 soldiers if you so desired.


Finally someone who realises the greatness of the Imperial Guard and doesn't default to the over hyped Adeptus Astartes.
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I don't think you understand the Ork lore at all, you're just using the Orks' penchant for looting as a way to justifiable your thoughtless desecration of Games Workshop's miniature range. As I said to you earlier in this thread even the Orks have distinctive factions with defined heraldry (for lack of a better term) and fighting styles. Yet you disregard all of this lore to embark on your over-eager kitbashing, even the most philistine of Orks would think that what you're doing is a bit much.
You're just proving my point that you understand absolutely nothing about Ork lore or any other factions lore with this post. Thus you are unable to judge me as an Ork player.


There is pride in supporting a single faction, that elusive quality needed to achieve the greatest victories, which I have to say your army lacks.
And once again, my wins say otherwise.

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