Long time tabletop RPGer here. However, not too long ago a friend told me that I was not an RPer. He said I am a tactical wargamer trapped in the RPG community because it's what my friends play and it's what I've been introduced to. I've recently relocated and am now 10 miles from a gaming store with a large wargaming community. I have decided to start playing Warhammer 40k. I've been interested in Warhammer for 30+years but never had the time/money to play nor people to play with. So anyway here I sit, with a bunch of stuff that I've purchased from my local gaming store...
Khorne Daemonkin Codex
Warhammer 40K Kill Team (mainly to get the core rules)
Khorne Daemonkin Warband
Bunch of Paints and Shades
2 bottles Plastic Glue
1 pair of Side Cutters
2 spray cans of Primer
Traitor Legions Codex Supplement
I've chosen the Khorne Daemonkin because I like the way they look. I always tend to play the evil side in games (Horde in WoW, Empire/Sith in SWTOR) and in playing Blood Bowl in the past I learned a small bit about the Warhammer Gods of Chaos and figured playing Demons that are dedicated to the Blood God in a War game might be a lot of fun fluff-wise. So whether that was a good decision or not, it's one that has already been made and I am all in on the Khorne since I am almost $500 in on miniatures and codex books dedicated to them at this point.
So at this point I have assembled 4 Berzerkers. Each one has gotten a little faster. I am enjoying it. I believe that it is rewarding to build my own army. I believe it will be very rewarding once I get it all assembled and painted and ready to roll! Anyway at this point I have a few questions that I am hoping the community here can help with...
1.) Are there any other tools I should have for this hobby of assembling and painting my army? I know I could get an airbrush and go that route, but I am not very artistic and feel like I wouldn't do very well with the airbrush and should probably stick to the old fashioned way of painting by hand with brushes.
2.) What models/miniatures/units are imperative in a Khorne army? Is there any "build" for a Khorne army that I should focus on as a starting player? I think I want to focus on the hand to hand assault. I went to a 40K event at my local store and no one seemed to be doing that. Everyone was sitting at range and plinking one another with ranged weapons. I wanna be a special snowflake! LOL!! I am in the process of trying to watch videos and read blogs and advice by Fritz and others. But I feel like asking questions and getting direct answers at this time, instead of looking at and listening to advice that could be dated, is better.
3.) Is it generally better to use the base units as they come or is it worth it to spend points on upgrading units?
I was thinking of entering an event for armies at 1850 next weekend but I am fairly certain that I will not have an army built in time for that. So I have no idea if there are standard point values that armies are generally built at but any and all help/advice is appreciated because really, I am a total newb.
Thanks in Advance.