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What is a Themed
themed army limits itself to certain units and figures so as to specialize
in a particular look, background, or style of play. Themed armies typically
take a lot of time, careful planning, and money. They are usually less
flexible and more difficult to use in games, so they're better suited for
the gamer who's more concerned with style than winning. In short, themed
armies are definitely for experts looking for a challenge.
In this section
of the Jungle, you'll find some ideas for themed armies. Some of
the army ideas are very general and allow for plenty of choice about wargear,
troop sizes, tactics, paint schemes, conversions, etc. Some of them are
more specific, and in these cases they're done deliberately to emphasize
the army's character or to improve its chances on the battlefield.
Bear in mind
that these are just initial concepts: if you use one, you may find that
you have to tweak it a little (or a lot) before you're happy with it, and
it's perfectly okay to do so. Don't feel like you have to adhere to the
letter of what you read here.
40K is a constantly-evolving game, with Games Workshop publishing new rules
and army books every few years. Many of the articles in this section were
written using the core rules and army codices from the 3rd and 4th Editions.
You may need to make adjustments from what was originally written to field
game-legal forces using the current rules and army books.
by Scott Smith. Used with permission
the Jungle's Eye
of Terror tie-in
Varman Kumar: An ageless ally to the Fighting Tigers
Kabal of the Ozone Scorpions: Screaming
Idea to Reality: Building the Ozone Scorpion army <>
Sirens: Death from the water
Wild Hunt: A Wych Cult that goes after the deadliest prey
"You will unite or you will fall"
Mor-Seth: A new hope for the Eldar
Thalionl, Eldar Corsair: Want to play Eldar pirates?
Shrine of the Black Scorpion: A new
kind of Eldar army
28th Cadian Regimental Combat Team: An offshoot of the Vedic Tiger Warriors
73rd Hanoverian Regiment: Inspired by a real-life WWI story
Regiments: Mutants fighting for the Emperor
Highlanders: Celtic Imperial Guard
Ebon Leopards of Kente: So tough,
they think tanks are for wimps
Navy Drop Troops: Go easy on the navy
Tiger Warriors: Marines are not the
only fighting tigers
Blood Orks Chapta: De're red and de're
choppy...da perfect Marines!
Dvergar: Come a little closer and ask them if they're "Squats"...
Orks: What happens when you take Orks to the big city?
Greater Waauugh! Orks with guns...lots of guns
Panzer Krenadiers: Orks get mechanized!
uv da Blak Klaw: Albino Orks with attitude
Ork-eaters of Auros IX: Grots of the
Blood Deserts, UNITE!
Ironhammer: "To boldly go where no
Wolf has gone before!"
with Character: Converting Ferin Ironhammer
Tiger Black Ops: Articles, photos and fiction about a "special
Quicbrand's Great Company: In
your face by Turn 2
The Bright Lords: Heroes in a time of darkness
Sons of Eriu: "Fear not the Sidhe,
but hunt them with cold iron..."
Warriors: Great idea for an "all-Scout" army
"White Tigers" Unbound Army: A list using the 7th Edition rules
Shadow Warriors: Night fight specialists
Air Cavalry: Experimental warfare
Ravana: Not just "bugs" anymore...
Kurindans: Lizardmen in 40K
The Return of The Swarm: A master challenge first done by a master gamer
"There Goes Toyko" Unbound Army: A list using the 7th Edition rules
Idea to Reality
of the Jungle
with a themed army idea and actually making it work are two different things.
If you'd like some examples of how to turn a Themed Army Idea into a real,
usable force, check out these articles:
In this series, we showcase actual,
completed armies. By detailing how the army was collected, how the background
and color schemes were developed, and how the army is used on the battlefield,
we hope that this series will provide inspiration for those interested
in collecting similar armies.
Last updated March 2016