Best Warhammer 40k Armies for Beginners.

This list is mostly recommended armies for players new to the tabletop game. We look at some armies that seem to be good for players new for the game from their strength and why they are a good armies to start out with.

The Top Ten Best Warhammer 40k Armies for Beginners.


Powerful but hard to build

Great long ranged firepower with quite high AP and damage.

More than just Skeletons in Space.

Necrons are at the edge of Over Power

Space marines

Really recommended for a beginner or just a good army

Yeah most underrated unit in 8th edition are the company veterans (actually though, they have the best best war gear choices)

Easy to paint and the primaris are overpowered

Polyvalent, diverse, elite. You have the option to build any type of army you want. Do you like tanks? Melee? Shooting? Bikes? You can do it all with the Space Marines.


Great with number of shots on all there weapons they can kill the unit even if they have something special like reanimation protocols

Incredible AP and awesome psychic powers!

The army that's currently dominating the tabletop. The Eldar are pretty well rounded and a good mix of the sturdy Space marines and their lethal Dark Eldar cousins. They also have some of the best vehicles in the game. - ChaoslordG1

Chaos Marines

My personal favorite army. The Chaos Marines may not be at the top of the power curve, but the various marks you can give your army can work for various players taste (ex: Mark of Slaanesh makes your troops faster, Mark of Nurgle makes your troops more tough.) They have the durability of regular space marines with some extra stuff added to them. - ChaoslordG1


Great army fun to play with!

I may not have any but I see how well you can play them and I instantly thought that this was the army for me

I think tyranids look cool cause I like alien and scary like army's

In groups they will slaughter anything


Almost unbeatable in melee and if you pick something great like a big mek with a shokk attack gun then you can struggle to be beat

They are very epic

Badass, the army

The Orks draw many new players because of their craziness and hilarity and also use lots of dice. They are usually used in hordes and are a assault oriented army, they are also worth noting that they are not very great at shooting. They are also average on the power curve. However they are possibly the easiest army to paint in my opinion. - ChaoslordG1

Imperial Guard

Are the worse warhammer 40k group why are they high than blood angels


I disagree the old fashioned doctrine of war is one of the best reasons in the game

Well rounded army with plenty of options, want to table someone? Tanks. Want to capture objectives? Mass infantry to the point where casualties aren’t an issue. Overall just very straightforward

The meat bags of the guard are a versitle army with a tone of vehicle options. Their regular troops are dirt cheap, but are nothing to write home about. They make up for this for having very tough vehicles such as the Bane blade tank. Overall not very overpowered but not very underpowered either, - ChaoslordG1


With For the Greater Good rule during overwatch closes the small gap of not being able to do close combat. It's also like a second shooting phase.

Tau are amazing and should definitely rank beyond dark eldar


Tau have amazing battle suits. They are good for players who like to do a lot of shooting and not much close combat

Grey knights

The best of the best, devastatingly devoted to their life's purpose, there is no other more pure than a Grey knight!

This army has fairly simple rules and are usually forgiving. They also have a small model count so they are one of the easier armies to collect and they can also dish it out with any other army. - ChaoslordG1

Dark Eldar

These guys are the best because they have the most powerful army and they have dark magic so they can just kill every little army that they face so they will always win.

From F gamer FC

I love them

The Contenders

Adeptus Mechanicus

A mix of long range destruction with some great ambush tactics that allow them to hold there ground. If you set them up in the back they can defend an area with ease also shooting artillery into objectives and then taking them with their scouts.

A army with plenty of tactics. also they are damn cool!

Blood Angels

First army I picked up, and these guys are unmatched when it comes to shredding enemies in close combat. Their tactics and rage make for an interesting game every time

The Blood Angels are one of the more unique Space Marine armies. While other Marines have a focus on different troops and vehicles to fight, the Blood Angels rely more on elite troops which each have their own benefits. Sanguinary guard can take out heavy infantry, the Death Company can wipe out regular guys with lots of attacks, and unique dreadnoughts with different fighting styles. All this with the Blood Angels having better melee power than regular marines.

These are uniquely brilliant in every way, their fighting, speed and their rage produced in battle making them one of the most fearsome and effective armies in the Warhammer 40k Universe!

Dark Angels

Genestealer cults have really cool lore and are fun to paint. They are hoard oriented and can use tyranid and astra militarum models, they really have everything.

Number 11

Deathwatch Marines
Chaos Daemons

This army mostly rely melee oriented and have the smallest number of shooting units of any army. I suggest you use daemons with Chaos Marines for more durability. But as a single army they require skill and experience. - ChaoslordG1

Space Wolves

Good army as is simple to use and kind of like the warhammer equivalents of Viking’s and werewolves but does have good ranged potential also.

Death Guard

Incredibly resilient
hard to kill
watch out for morale though


Battle Sisters

Female check
armour 10/10
looks 10000000/10

Death Korps Of Krieg
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