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Hello all. I’m excited to finally stop lurking around here and become a member of this awesome community! About 10 years ago a friend of mine and I played a few games at a hobby shop and then purchases a few models each. Now as an adult I finally have a little discretionary income and can’t wait to dive in head first.

I own all of the Night Lords books and have been truly inspired by some of the heavy hitters on this forum. Just pages and pages of awesome conversions and how tos. I definitely think that B&C has all of the best night lords modelers and painters on the web.

It’s my hope that I will eventually be able to add my own thread in WIPs detailing the building of my particular group of space vampires. Having never been much of a converter in the past, I will probably be asking for some noobish advice along the way.

Having spent my startup $$$ on 10 Night Raptors, 20 NL legionaries, 5 Warp Talons, a box of CSM, a Rhino, a Predator, a Sorcerer, and Sevatar to convert into my jump lord, I think I have a solid base of a couple MSU tac marines in a Rhino, a couple HQs, a Havoc squad, heavy support Pred, and 3 deep strike units. I’ll probably assemble and paint most of these before expanding, but any suggestions would be appreciated.

Anyways, thanks in advance for the advice and also for having me.
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Welcome to B&C, Brother.

 

Are you thinking of mostly Horus Heresy/30k or 40k?  Either good, am just curious, always eager to learn about the different gaming scenes.

 

Actually, on that note, am just wondering if when you say New York, you mean NYC or state.  One of the 1st Friendly Local Gaming Stores that carried Warhammer stuff was the Compleat Strategist in Manhattan, wondering how that's doing.


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Welcome to the hobby proper, and the B&C :tu: Looks like you've jumped in with a good force already, so it's painting time ;)


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Welcome to B&C, Brother.

Are you thinking of mostly Horus Heresy/30k or 40k? Either good, am just curious, always eager to learn about the different gaming scenes.

Actually, on that note, am just wondering if when you say New York, you mean NYC or state. One of the 1st Friendly Local Gaming Stores that carried Warhammer stuff was the Compleat Strategist in Manhattan, wondering how that's doing.

I live upstate in the Poughkeepsie area. I haven’t been able to find a single store around here that sells GW products so eventually I will hafta venture to the city. It’s only an hour train ride give or take. Thanks for the warm welcomes.

Edit: This will be a 40k force.

Edited by Copycat Copycat, 11 April 2018 - 09:06 AM.

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I hear you, Brother, I used to live in New Jersey so had to schlep up to downtown, about 1.5 hours myself.  Now...there's a Warhammer Store within 30 mins.

 

Don't worry, they're constantly opening new stores, the new Games Workshop is.

 

 

Edit: This will be a 40k force.

 

 

Cool, I play both, and I absolutely love how you plan on converting Sevatar.  I, too, play Chaos, here's my Armies On Parade winning entry, now at 1000 points:

 

http://www.bolterand...ions-of-nurgle/

 

If possible I'd suggest you aim for 500 point blocks initially, just so you don't burn yourself out painting before playing.  That's just about 20 models and a vehicle or so, an achievable goal.  You'll have to check with your local gaming scene to see what others play, but 500 points is like a quick test/demo game.  Not only is that easier to do, but in playing a few games you'll see for yourself what works and what doesn't, and put any suggestions people make into context.

 

(Example - I got thousands of points now, but am willing to run 500 points with new players as a casual game, which also gives me a chance to test my own ideas.)

 

Gameplay-wise, just to share some play experience as you look forward, Daemon Princes of Chaos with Wings + pair of Malefic Talons is a common recommendation for most Chaos/Chaos Space Marines armies.  I have 2 at 1000 points, which seems to be a bit of a heavy investment at 1st, but they've proven to be totally worth it every game.  It might be particularly relevant to your Jump Pack-oriented force, just something to consider in the future.

 

Just sharing thoughts I'd tell my previous self if I was just starting out in The Hobby, like practical advice on how to start out and what to look forward to.


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That’s some great advice. I was wondering whether to assemble all the models first and then paint, or do them piecemeal.

Although I haven’t played a game yet I’ve been researching powerful builds and the Demon Prince always comes up. I’m open to it but I just can’t seem to find a model that matches my slightly warp tainted theme. My Raptors and Jump Lord will all have gargoyle wings and my Sorcerer shows some mutations but for the most part, I’d like to keep the army fairly pure CSM. I don’t plan on using demon engines either and I can’t see the Demon Prince model matching my aesthetic. Maybe if I could find a way to convert one from a Terminator or something I’d do it but otherwise it seems out of place in a strictly NL army.

Cultists often come up as a good choice but again, I don’t love the models or even the idea behind the unit. This is why I like your idea of building in 500 point blocks. If it becomes clear that I’ll never win any games running straight CSM without demons or cultists then I can switch things around before it’s too late.

Thanks again for taking the time to offer advice...I’m on B&C to be a sponge. I’ll take all the help I can get!
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