Lately, in the discussion / tactics subforum, we have many requests of this kind: “I’ve buyed the Start Collecting-box, what other models do I need?” “I’ve got these models, and I’ve got 150 $ to spend, I was thinking to buy this and that, do you think it’s good?” This thread is not meant to be an answer to all these questions, but wants to be a starting helping point. See, almost all the armies work around a core of “basic” troops, that define your list, with the support of heroes. Some troops are designed for an aggressive playstyle, some others work better with a defensive approach… we have examples of entire armies that are pointed toward a style or another (see Khorne and Dwarfs). So, if you’re building an army, you will have core troops: the kind of troop should define the army, and a certain kind of troop, will work better with certain heroes: an eternity warden is amazing, but if you field him alongside with a Slann and Saurus Warriors, you will lose half of his potential. This thread will analyze our troops, outlining their strength and weakness, giving a general suggestion on the way each troop should be employed, and in which way you should support your soldiers. In the end, while it’s true that in AoS, you can simply play the models you like, it’s also true that if you know what kind of playstyle you like, then it’s better to also know what kind of units are more suited to it.