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Hi, My 10 yr old was introduced to Warhammer 40k in September at an after school club. 6 months in and he’s completely hooked. He’s exploring the different factions and choosing models he likes the look of. Currently has tyranids, death guard, space marines, necrons and chaos space marines. His ultimate favourite though is the death guard faction. I, his mother, am being encouraged to participate in the campaigns with him however I can’t decide which faction of my own to choose. I don’t have much time to build & paint a huge faction but if I’m going to play with him, I want to win, lol. Apparently he has a ~2,000 point army which includes a Mortarion daemon primarch of Nurgle and tells me I should be worried. I’ve done some looking at the local store and like the look of the thousand sons, blood angels and Adeptus custodes. Can anyone please advise which faction I should collect and why? Thank you in advance for sharing your expertise. Del.
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/337043-what-new-8th-ed-factions-do-you-want/ - inspired by this thread. In those posts it feels one of the most common desires is "themed" Human Forces for various factions. Looking at Brood Brothers as a basis. What if Imperial Gaurd as a Faction became "unaligned" for lack of a better term. It would expand the unit line up for various factions. The caveat of course being that it could backfire. Also the other issue is how to handle the flavor of the Gaurd list itself. If this did happen more universally, (Brood Brothers providing the Rules Baseline), how would you change the core IG list to be more....universal? And would you allow Non-Imperials to take auxiliaries like Orgyns, Rattlings, etc. One basic idea I heard when I discussed this with my friends is have, Chimera, Setinals, and Leman Russ (Vanilla), Infantry Squad, Platoon Commanders and Command Squads to have the unaligned keyword. So two questions 1) Should Brood Brothers stay a GSC only or should other Xenos/Chaos Armies get a similar rule? Or should they get a Chaos Cultist Treatment (1 versatile themed Human Unit) 2) If yes, should there by any restriction on placed on Non-Imperium Gaurdsman Armies? If No, any reason in particular why not? 3) Should there be a list of 'unaligned' Imperial Gaurdsman Units? If so what should those units be? I myself am in favor of three as I'd rather not see IG as an army reduced to being basically NPC's. (If any army could use and take them, their flavor suffers. Becoming a "background army"). On the flip side it did work for Harlequins. So what is everyone's opanion?