The good thing about having some painted tanks on the battlefield is that they take up the space of a squad, but take less than half the time that ten guys do, allowing your army's colour scheme to spread across the gaming table nicely. At least you'll feel slightly better about bringing grey or black mini's along.
My principal army since rejoining 40k back in May 2013 has been Space Marines, a 3000 point force of random elements (i.e. no all bike/all Stormtalon/winnerstar force), just a custom force purchased for 'model-love' more than winning intent.
|How can you not love a stompy Ironclad! Tau's bestie.|
With model-love in mind, these guys came together slowly and with deliberate care. It was only afterwards that you realise just how many boxes of things you need for a coherent force. Boy, point for point, do they cost more than an ebay-and-boxed-starter-set-cobbled-together-army-of-stock-posed clip-togethers.
|Still the best clip-togethers that I've ever had the pleasure of painting though!|
Sadly, they had me as a Commander behind them, and thus far my Guard tactics have come up against some varied armies.
Heres a snapshot of my guys being shot apart by a tau/tau force.
|And heres a snapshot of my guys being torn apart by a necron force.|