Category: 40k Buying Guide

40k Buying Guide: Orks

Only 5 years ago you could spend $200 bucks and have a ready-made 1500 point army. Sadly those days are long gone. Now it takes a magical mathematical feat just to get 1000 points for $200 bucks, especially if are buying retail. If you adjust for GW yearly price increases you will find that about $320 is the new $200 and even that is stretching it. Now of course most 40kers are savvy enough to avoid paying full price unless they intend on supporting their local shop. The point of this exercise is to show exactly what you can get for $320 dollars, along with and sample army lists and the reasons why I selected those items on my lists. I will also look at what an average 20% discount can get ya. Lets see how to buy a basic Ork force. I have a few methods when thinking about buying any new army. First, always think about what can these models become besides what is said on the box. There are very simple ways to convert units that do not require master techniques. Second, focus on buying variety, that way you can build many combinations of units. This is important also because your initial army design might not last. Lastly, avoid buying metal not because metal is evil per se, you pay more and get only a few bits. Then...

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40k Buying Guide: Vanilla Marines

Only 5 years ago you could spend $200 bucks and have a ready-made 1500 point army. Sadly those days are long gone. Now it takes a magical mathematical feat just to get 1000 points for $200 bucks, especially if are buying retail. If you adjust for GW yearly price increases you will find that about $320 is the new $200 and even that is stretching it. Now of course most 40kers are savvy enough to avoid paying full price unless they intend on supporting their local shop. The point of this exercise is to show exactly what you can get for $320 dollars, along with and sample army lists and the reasons why I selected those items on my lists. I will also look at what an average 20% discount can get ya. Let us look at how to buy a basic Space Marines force. I have a few methods when thinking about buying any new army. First, always think about what can these models become besides what is said on the box. There are very simple ways to convert units that do not require master techniques. Second, focus on buying variety, that way you can build many combinations of units. This is important also because your initial army design might not last. Lastly, avoid buying metal not because metal is evil per se, you pay more and get...

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