After a life time of avoiding Warhammer 40K I did play for about 6 months and like most I like the fluff and model design, but the gaming group I joined moved on to War Machine. The following thread does sum up my thoughts. I’m enjoying the painting of models and the tactical game. To get a better idea of What is the game like, which provides a good summary with an overview of the factions in the Hordes & War Machine games. What they play like, covers the factions along with common misconceptions.
In an intensely tactical game like War Machine there are a number of tactical considerations for the starting wargamer that are important.