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40K-wise, there are a few builds that you can do that are relatively cost effective. Any of the marine variants tend to get you a full army for the least cash. Xenos armies tend to have much cheaper point cost units that are still equivalent to Marine cost in cash money. Of the marines, Space Wolves and Grey Knights are probably the cheapest to build. ...


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Every tournament has its own specific rules, but I've never seen one that hasn't required the use of the latest/greatest rules sets available, both for the game itself and the army. There are often additional restrictions, e.g. banned items or characters, troop limits etc, as well as model requirements (minimal painting requirements, no use of non-GW models, ...


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Quick rundown what I think would be some good options from a modelling perspective: Warhammer Fantasy: Skaven Battalion - Something like 70 models in the box. Fur and "raggedy cloth" are pretty easy to learn to paint to a nice standard, good for starting out on. Plus you get two Rat Ogres which are nice big mean-ugly models that are a lot of fun to ...


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As previously pointed out, just because a copyright holder has stopped producing a game doesn't mean they stop owning it. GW still own the rights (unless they have sold them; you could write and ask them if this is more than curiosity). Games are usually covered by copyright in the rules, characters and concepts though there may be patents on mechanics; ...


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Unfortunately they are completely different rulesets. While they have a few similar mechanics(rolling to hit/wound or making characteristic tests), the structure of the games do not synch up. Turn structure is different. Ranged weapons, saves, movement, and combat are all different. Applying some fairly common rules in one system to the other can have ...


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The in/out of print status has no bearing on ownership of copyright for a work. Since you modified the question to be about the UK, the governing authority is the Intellectual Property Office. IANAL, this does not constitute legal advice. The term of protection or duration of copyright varies depending on the type of copyright work. The term of ...


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Unfortunately the stack exchange format doesn't really facilitate "discussion" but I'll try to give you an answer of objective statements that might help inform a decision! Bretonnia: The army book is from 2003, so are most of the models. There aren't even any rumors that there will be an update soon. Heavy Cavalry overall was significantly weakened in ...


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This is not from me, but I approve it :) Skaven pros - They have access to vast arrays of troops/troop types, and can get them in vast quantities. The leadership rules they come with over-ride what would be a fatal weakness and combined with the new re-roll of all leadership tests allowed by the BSB and the generals leadership in a 24" diameter bubble ...


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There's no hard and fast rule for it. I would suggest using a base size most appropriate for the size of the model. So if the model is Terminator sized, use a 40mm, if Dreadnought sized, use a 60mm. So convert your model and use what makes sense. This requires a bit of good judgement and common sense. If you made a reasonable selection most people ...


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Rankings HQ is probably the closest you can get to what you are looking for. There are a couple of disclaimers to add though. The pool of ranked games is going to be pretty small. The ranking is elective, so there's going to be lots of missing data. It won't track information about particular tournament formats, just the results. Torrent of Fire is a ...


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Assault on Black Reach. This starter set will provide you with a large number of Marine and Ork units, which will give you a variety of different unit sizes and types to paint, and even simply arrange in a suitably dramatic diorama if you so choose. If you decide to actually play, Assault on Black Reach comes with everything you need to get started, and ...


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If cost is your primary concern and which army is a secondary concern, consider a local dealer-sponsored auction or eBay. One local dealer has 2-4 auctions a year where local players offer armies they don't play anymore or armies they started but never finished. Some models offered are already painted, some are not. I understand that a product called ...



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