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Mêlée based, fantasy themed Warhammer 40k army?

Which army is best suited to adapting to a fantasy themed, mêlée based army (in both rules and look of model)? Do 40k armies suit mêlée combat at all?
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Can I mix Fantasy and 40k in a game?

I'm trying to get my fiancée interested in playing Warhammer games. She's interested in fantasy and I'm interested in the sci-fi 40k branch of the game, plus I've already got an army in the making. If ...
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What's the AP of Eldrad's Staff and Yreil's spear?

The 6th edition of 40K introduces AP for melee weapons. Previously many melee weapons where listed as "Ignores Armor Saves". Now they have an supposed to have Armor Penetration value just like ...
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40K: No Retreat! combat assault results loophole?

This is a follow on question to Orks Mob Rule in Warhammer 40k. This situation is "No Retreat!" when a fearless unit is defeated in an assault, the fearless unit takes wounds equal to the number their ...
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What is the most cost effective Warhammer box set based on size and number of models?

I've only been able to find comparison of points/price ratio of single armies. What I'm looking for are the best quality models (number of models/box, size of models etc.) for the lowest price. So, ...
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40K: What are the disadvantages of playing Necrons?

I just picked up a 40K Necron codex today and I am rather astonished. They appear quite overpowered to me. Then again, I play Orks and Imperial Guard, so maybe that's why they appear so. My question ...
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40K Orks: what is the tactical value of having Mekboys in a mob of Lootas?

I was considering strategies to help my armored infantry style Ork army get into assault range and was looking at Lootas as a long range direct fire support option. I see Mekboyz may replace 1-3 ...
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40K: strategies to help my Ork Trukks/Battlewagons survive long enough to deliver their passengers into assault range?

I have an armored infantry style 40K Ork army: Nobz/Boyz/Burnaboyz in Trukks and Battlewagons. Against an army with any sort of shooty capability, I rarely can get the troops into assault range. Their ...
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Which 40K army is this?

A friend of mine has recently acquired some models from 40K that look like space marines/chaos marines. Can anyone identify which army their from?
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Is there a Warhammer 40K codex/proxy for the Interex?

The Interex appear in the first Horus Heresy book, Horus Rising as a branch of humanity heavily influenced by eldar. I was forever saddened to hear they never made it. Do any rules official and/or ...
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Are heavy bolters and storm bolters a viable anti-Imperial Guard option?

I am playing against an Imperial Guard player at 1500 pts. He has ~ 7 lascannon squads + an assault cannon squad. He just sits there and shoots at me while I try to advance. I have since switched ...
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What HQ to take for my 1500pts codex Space Marine army list

I have the following list 10-man Tactical Squad (flamer + rocket launcher) + Rhino 10-man Tactical Squad (flamer + rocket launcher) + Rhino 10-man Tactical Squad (flamer + rocket launcher) 10-man ...
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Can Terminators Assault Through a Gate of Infinity?

Suppose I have a unit of assault Terminators on the board, and they are joined to a Librarian who has the Gate of Infinity power. Can he, in the movement step, use the power to deepstrike the squad, ...
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What the key minis for a new Ultramarine player to get?

I am starting to play Warhammer 40,000 as an Ultramarine Space Marine player. I got the starter kit: Assault on Black Reach and have been enjoying painting stuff since. Where should I look next to ...
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Can a Space Marine army consist of units from different chapters?

I'm a newcomer to the Warhammer 40K tabletop miniature game and I'm researching different armies, but I wasn't sure if different Space Marine chapters were compatible. For example, could I play an ...
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Is there an API to find Warhammer 40K model pictures by name?

I'm writing a roster editor and it would be very helpful if there's something like Magic the Gathering's Gatherer but for Warhammer 40,000 models. Something like: http://www.site.com/?model=Ork+Boyz
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How do the new Dark Eldar interact with the Kill Team rules in the Battle Missons rulebook?

The Battle Missions book, near the end, features a scenario called Kill Teams, wherein: Your force org chart is: 0-1 elite 0-2 troops 0-1 fast attack 200 points. Exact Rules: Every man For ...
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Necron Monolith movement speed

Necron codex says that Monolith is a skimmer that can move up to 6". Then it can fire it's weapons. Does that mean that instead of firing I can move it to another 6" like with any other vehicle or ...
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Warhammer 40K backstory

Is there any backstory to the different races in Warhammer 40K...?
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Replacing weapons in Ork mob

Ork codex says that Ork Boyz has the following option: For every ten Orks in the mob, one Ork may exchange his slugga or shoota for: big shoota (+5 points per model) rokkit launcha (+10 ...
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What's better for Ork Nob in Warbiker Mob: Big Choppa or Klaw?

I've been assembling a warbiker mob recently and I've wanted to make one unit a Nob. According to the Ork Codex I can then give him either a Big Choppa (+10 points) or a Klaw (+25 points). I know the ...
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Orks Mob Rule in Warhammer 40k

I'm starting to play Warhammer 40k with Orks and I need a clarification to one of the rules for Orks. Orks have Mob Rule so they can exchange their Leadership value with a number of models in unit. ...