The challenge: Build a fun, unique, competitive force with everything you need to get started in 40K for $300 or less. Can it be done?
We all know how expensive this hobby can be. We don’t call it a plasticrack addiction for nothing! Often the cost of getting started in the hobby can scare a new gamer from taking the plunge. We decided to set a challenge for ourselves: to start, from scratch, in the hobby with a budget of $300. Why $300? That is about what it costs to buy a new video game consul with a game or two and controllers. This is a pretty good analog that most people will understand and a benchmark we felt was realistic for most people.
Can it be done?
We think so. And not just any old force either, but something cool, fun and that has a fighting chance on the table top.
So, which army should we choose? Mechanized armies won’t cut it as they cost more by their very nature. The first army that comes to mind for me is Draigowing. However, since I really dislike the Grey Knight codex on principle, I choose not to go that route. I love the models but I think the rules for the army are not much fun.
So what then? I love Daemons, so I decided to take the challenge with Daemons. A fun, rarely seen army that is both characterful, powerful in the right hands, and gong to be great fun to paint! I love bright armies with lots of crazy colors, so I think this will be a really enjoyable force to assemble and paint for me, which is important in seeing an army through to completion.
So the gauntlet has been thrown down, and picked up! I will build, paint and play a Daemon army, from start to finish, with a budget of $300. Let’s see if it is possible to do!