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Stomgald

Why do you want to play GSC? Are you a tournament gamer or casual? Are you looking for a beer and pretzels don’t care if I win army or a competitive one? What style of army do you enjoy playing (melee, shooting, combo)?


TheLaughingForest

As a beginner after returning from childhood player, I am curious about your take on beer and pretzels x GSC. Because I am definitely that kind of player, but chose GSC because of attraction to lore, fluff, etc


Stomgald

I just mean how competitively do you want to play, if you’re looking for advice on what the best units are, tactics etc. GSC are a pretty tricky army to run well. A solid core are acolytes, patriarch, magus, purestrain genestealers. From there it’s down to what you enjoy painting/playing with


TheLaughingForest

Got it. Yeah, I’m mostly interested in having fun. Min/maxing to win in a competitive environment is basically the opposite of fun to me. Not sure if you ever played Warhammer Fantasy (old school), but I’d play Skaven and a Ratling Gun accidentally firing into your own troops was quite entertaining to me


Stomgald

Bro, night goblin fanatics was where it was at!


yik_yaking

The absolutely palpable anticipation of whose boys were gonna get mowed down was absolutely hilarious.


Stomgald

The cool thing about GSC are there are awesome characters to run around and do stuff that are fun to use, and good.


TheLaughingForest

Oh my yes. I never played Orcs and Goblins myself because the animosity downside seemed quite annoying. But I loved Night Goblins in general and see a fanatic plow right back into friendly regiments was the best


Quiet-Opening8478

I just want to know what unit is the best to start with like what troop choice to buy first then I’ll see as I go I hav never played a tournament and based off of stories don’t want to I just like the way they look and there lore


Stomgald

Haha sweet as. Acolyte hybrids are our bread and butter. Can run them cheap as chips as objective monkeys or 15 hand flamers or run them as combat. For HQ start out with a patriarch and a magus. Our psychic powers are amazing and the patriarch wins the rule of cool


Quiet-Opening8478

Any cheap (price) elites or fast attack


Stomgald

Lots of good elites options; Purestrain genestealers Kelermorph I like Sanctus with sniper as a backfield objective holder. Fast attack the little bikes are great for move blocking


SumpAcrocanth

Start with the codex or wahapedia and then the combat patrol going up for pre-orders next week.


7empestpowerplayer

Tbh, my take on this is: If you like the models, go get them: Combat Patrol + Broodcoven + (if you can get one) the Start Collecting box is a nice start