Lets do the numbers, at least for my armies
Iron Hands; With my body dysmorphia boys, A dreadnought is the apex of a marine's career, so why not a contemptor? I plan on having 2 in my army, one will be an ancient veteran, the other is the actual clan master. hyperious batteries, due to the love the boys have for automation, and a land raider Proteus to represent an ancient vehicle, sound fluffy to me eh?
Iron Warriors: No contemptors (anymore), the only forge world in this army is a Decimator (deamon engine to go along with the other 5) and a squad of breachers. I know breachers are not in modern 40k, but I brought it up to my group and it was okay ed with some caveats, (no grav, volkite, and other pre heresy tech)
Eldar: The only thing I have of Forge world for my Elves is a Wraithseer, I wanted to do the least amount of living models to represent a undead army in 40k (sorta)
Dark Eldar: Nothing, I am slowly moving to a carnival of flesh army, so nothing in the forge world catalog calls out to me, the 3 main things they have (the reaper, Tantalus and raven) don't scream coven units to me, therefore, I won't pick them up.
So in closing. Forge world adds some wonderful flavor to a Warhammer 40,000 army,
I can see the point in tournaments, (keeps special rules down, players sometimes have little access to forgeworld books at the moment.)
But in friendly games? I honestly think it's jealousy or fear of the unknown.
And what will be the excuse when FW will be available on GW's main site soon?
what do you all think?
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