There are a lot of factions out there in the 40K universe. There's sixteen different codexes (though 5 1/2 of those are various versions of loyalist marines), each of which can do a number of different army types. Plus Forgeworld lists, fan-made material and so on. Despite this range of options, many local "scenes" don't see the same kind of variety.
You have control over what figs you buy, how you paint them, what rules you want to use. But you rarely have the same kind of control over what your opponent brings to the table, and may find yourself frequently facing armies you either don't give a whisker about or even actively dislike.
But what if that could be different?
If you could choose what your local 40K gaming scene would be like and what kinds of armies you'd get to play against, what would you pick?
Personally, I love the whole Imperials vs. Chaos mess and would love to have most of my games centered around that. I can have fun playing or playing against the various 40K aliens, but in general I'd like to see waves of Imperial Guard, Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines and Lost and the Damned type armies on the table.
Ideally I'd get to play against good looking armies of:
*Imperial Guard, various regiments and builds. Cadians, Catachans, Vostroyans, Steel Legion, Krieg, Elysians, Valhallans, Mordians, Praetorians, etc. Heck, 40K as as much variety just in Imperial Guard as many games do altogether.
*Space Marines, various types and builds, including at least one good Space Wolf army and a super-elite force like Deathwing.
*Witch/Daemon Hunter armies, various types - all GK/all SoB, puritan/radical Inquisitorial types.
*Chaos Space Marines and Lost and the Damned/Traitor Guard type armies, various types and builds.
*A sprinkling of Xenos.
When I played my IG or loyalist marines I could fight traitors or aliens, and when playing my own traitors I'd have a variety of Imperial lackeys to battle. With my own aliens (currently Orks and Tau) I could face anyone, but would probably generally prefer Imperials.
In the larger sense, of course we'd have a variety of game types, events, campaigns and the like. I'd like to see bigger stories (campaigns, etc.) vs. just bigger games. The Apocalypse bug never bit me.
Who would you fight if you could choose? Do you like fighting bugs, bugs, and more bugs? Anything but Orks? Sick of Marines?
|I'd fight Shatner.|