A small gaming store opened up near my house a few months ago and they have a huge wargaming following. I've been watching the matches for a couple weekends now and I was thinking of trying to get started playing Warhammer 40k but I am a bit overwhelmed. The store owner recommended that I buy the The Battle for Macragge Boxed Set ($50) to get started but I found a couple ebay auctions for a couple 1000+ point armies for not much more money.
So, does anyone have any tips on getting started? I've read how expensive it is to get started with miniature wargaming so I guess I'm trying to find the best deal for my gaming dollar to get started.
Any help or opinions would be greatly appreciated.