Long time no post, today I felt like I had a chance to post something worth while.
So I came into 40k in the middle of 5th edition and my first choice of army was Tau, unfortunately the book was old and I just didn't get it and so I gave up on them rather quickly. So I moved over to the safe choice, Space Marines and played them for a while. The first tournament I went to with them was Fields of Blood way back in 2010. I didn't do to hot but came away with Living Saint a.k.a top sportsmanship. At that point I was locked into 40k, definitely enjoying everything about it but Space Marines to me were kind of bland. Not painted, but just rule wise just uninteresting.
Then came along Dark Eldar. I was in love from day one and quickly switched over to them, building up a force of 1750 points as that was the standard for most of 5th ed. Soon after, Glen and I found our way to Sydney to play in Lords of Terra and High Lords respectively a.k.a Glen. Here I came 7th overall and Glen winning High Lords with one of the oldest books at the time, Night Spinner FTW. Soon after was Call to Arms and once again Warhammer raged on but this time I actually came First overall with Dark Eldar FTW!!!
I happily kept playing them for a while then out of the blue came Grey Knights! To me they were Space Marines with personality and to this day the best looking Terminators around. I didn't start playing them straight away as Glen was pondering about building a force, but after some time I finally let loose and started building up units. I was definitely enjoying them a lot, the rest of 5th and start of 6th but they had lost their shine. I already had 3 armies and had decided not to start another one. At the start of 7th I decided to return to Space Marines, with their new book in hand started picking up new units including Sternguard, Calgar box set, Drop Pod, Centurions, the new plastic Librarian and some other stuff! But it was not to last with the new.....
...Grey Knights incoming I quickly switched back but the book to me is disappointing, but I was enjoying them and then all of a sudden Dark Eldar are coming too!! quickly Picking up the new codex it quickly became apparent the book was average at best there were no new builds and Archons got turned into garbage along with Wyches. :(
Leaving me here. The other night while doing Tuesday night Pathfinder, I was sitting across from a Dakka jet, as I looked at it something clicked and by the end of the night I had decided to play Orks. Later that week I received the codex and quickly found myself having a lot of fun with it. After having my first game with them yesterday I definitely have found that love for an army again. I did lose the game and there was tons of swearing at Glen (How many cover saves can I keep on making? - Glen) and running out of the room when failing an assault change screaming FUCK!!!! All in good fun. Really have to thank Joel for selling his Ork army to Glen as it gave me the chance to play them.
Also thanks to Joel for Fantasy as I am now able to play High Elves