"Man, I love X, Y, and Z Legion, but I don't know what to pick"
"Help me find the Legion for me!"
"What the heck do you mean that the -blank- Legion does that? The old IA article doesn't say that!"
We see these threads and comments a lot in the Age of Darkness forum. Many folks are still getting their bearings with the release of the Horus Heresy Tomes from Forgeworld, and the novels from Black Library. Some are brand new to the glories of the Old Legions. Many simply love all the Legions for various reasons. Who's to blame them? The Legions are vast, and as Forgeworld and Black Library expands on their histories, from the Unification Wars to the Great Scouring, we are treated to even more variation and wonderful stories that we could never have imagined.
But this doesn't exactly make it easy to pick one to build for an army, huh?
So, this thread is dedicated to assisting our Legion Brothers and Sisters in deciding on the Legion (or Legions) to choose. This is NOT a "which Legion is best" thread, but rather is a "how can we, as a unified community, help jump start your imagination" thread.
So, if you're in the dark or a touch lost in an idea, post your questions here, and we shall guide you to the light. If you prefer the darkness and are blinded by the light, post your questions, and we shall guide you to the darkness.
Just remember, this is a community exercise to be helpful to our future brethren and cousins; please be civil and polite....
....No matter which side of The War they choose.
Now, a few additions to the above so that discussion remains focused and doesnt occasionally turn into micro debates on stuff that might not exactly pertain to the topic at hand.
As such, we'll (Me, Flint, BCK) be a bit more aggressive, moving forwards, with pruning extraneous posts to keep any potential bloat down as well as, stated above, keep the discussion focused.
So, how can you help keep the discussion focused?
Well, I'm glad you asked! Here's a few pointers (these are by no means absolutes):
- Avoid stating "Why play Legion/Army X/Y/Z?! They Suck!" or something to that effect. It doesnt really help anyone (which is the point of the topic) nor does the person you're saying that really care about said opinion since he wants to play said Legions/Army anyways.
- Highlight what makes Playing/Painting/Collecting said Legions/Armies fun, what limitations one can reasonably expect, etc.
- Try to keep talk about the minutiae of how Legions Play/Operate/Work within the rules to their Dedicated Tactica Threads.
I'm not saying you can't list pro's and con's to any given choices; with how expensive all this is, it'd be pretty disingenuous to not give people as much information as possible before making their choices.
In the end, we're here to help people choose a Legion. We're not here to put anyone down for their choices or go on a rant as to why Legion X with unit Y is better than Legion A with unit B due to a rules interaction that results in a 33.333 (repeating of course) increase in effectiveness. The former is an unwelcome attitude and the latter is better kept to the Tactica threads as stated above.
With that said, here are the links to the Tactica Threads we've currently got going on:
And, for more inspiration, heres the March of the Legions Completions:
Other Sources of Inspiration:
Members, such as Iron Hands Fanatic, also have threads dedicated to exploring other ideas for the 30k setting so feel free to look up their work.
Edited by Slipstreams, 13 March 2016 - 11:11 PM.