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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #80 on: May 1, 2006, 08:39:52 AM »
What strengths do the Black Templars have that doesn't make the Blood Angels and Space Wolves much better than them?
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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #81 on: May 3, 2006, 02:40:46 PM »
i think u should play as ultramarines because as they have no special advantages (except tyrannid veterans) it also means that there is no disadvantages.
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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #82 on: June 30, 2006, 10:15:22 AM »
My friend has recently started an Imperial Fists army, he`s still at the buying and building stage and i`m ashamed to say, i cannot help him much.  I`m a dyed-in-the-wool Eldar player and the only thing i know about marines is that they squelch when you`re scraping them off your boot.... ;D

However.....i think a force made up of wall-to-wall yellow will look amazing on the table and that Lysander figure is one of the nicer ones around for marines IMO.  Someone should do a list or two and tactica for IF`s and give us all a break from DA, BA SW and UM`s.....

I think the problem lies with the difficulty of painting yellow.  You either spray everything black and then try to "bring-in" the yellow gradually using a mid or light brown or even Bleached Bone, or you go the whole hog and spray white, then coat yellow with washes of orange or brown ink for the recesses. This of course means that you`ll be blacking-out all the none-yellow bits for the rest of your life.... :-\

Teleport Assault is a good reason to play the Fists though, and is great for anyone who loves Termies...or yellow...... ;)  Also, if you are into fluff reasons, then how about the bravery of Brother-Captain Escharra from the book "Storm of Iron"?  If you haven`t read this yet then you really need to....

Wuestenfux, Uzzy....anyone..... how about a Tactica Fists then?

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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #83 on: July 1, 2006, 02:40:07 PM »
The Lysander model is really nice, although I converted it to a (Terminator) Librarian w/ storm shield, storm bolter, and force weapon.

In terms of IF tactics, take Lysander and build around him a deep striking or drop podding terminator based army. Add some drop podding Dreads and as standard take cc or bolter wielding Scouts setting up rather close to the enemy if necessary.

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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #84 on: July 2, 2006, 04:33:49 AM »
i collect different chapte rmasters and wen i got lysander he looked to cramped so i moved his right arm up and to the side and moved his left arm a bit down and to the side with greenstuff he looks cool. 8)
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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #85 on: July 2, 2006, 12:55:24 PM »
Wuestenfux, how are you mate? Long time no talk, hope things are well with you. It`s a sad thing you know, when an Eldar player has to come all the way over to the Marine board, to meet such a decent, nice guy...... ;D
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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #86 on: July 18, 2006, 10:08:52 PM »
Completly off topic (yet some how back to the original topic) A good space marine army is a tactically flexible army is definitly space wolves like metinoed in the original post the have access to long fangs (the excellent ability to divide fire allowing you to focus on both anti infantry and anti tank) and access to special equipement not in any other chapter (frost blades, runic charms, wolf pelts, etc.) and their venerable dreadnoughts are still superieur to most all othe walkers.
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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #87 on: December 18, 2006, 12:46:09 PM »
A good space marine army is a tactically flexible army is definitly space wolves like metinoed in the original post the have access to long fangs (the excellent ability to divide fire allowing you to focus on both anti infantry and anti tank) and access to special equipement not in any other chapter (frost blades, runic charms, wolf pelts, etc.) and their venerable dreadnoughts are still superieur to most all othe walkers.

Ya but Long Fangs can be quite expensive, though i do agree that dividing fire seriously kicks butt.

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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #88 on: February 8, 2007, 10:14:08 PM »
I say make your own chapter... this is the one i made...


Astartes Mechanicus
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Scions of Mars
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Eye to Eye

Home world: Delta Tao

   This Chapter is a thrown together Chapter from the remains of 8 Battle ridden Chapter. They were on The Horus Heresy. The remains of 8 Chapters that took extremely high casualties and they decided to merge the Chapters to make the Astartes Mechanicus. The Departmento Munitorum moved the new Chapter away from The Eye of Terror to Delta Tao to recuperate from the effects of Chaos so they would not fall. The tainted were purged and the ones deemed pure were sent to Delta Tao for further purification. The planet was a Agro world so there was plenty of room to set up a citadel. They soon found it to be a mineral rich world perfect to repair Terminator Armor and Dreadnought from the 8 Chapters. For the ones that proved themselves righteous for the Emperorís ideals in battle. Now any Space Marines that fell in the Emperorís honor were graced with becoming Dreadnought warriors. The World was soon attacked by an invasion of Tyranids. They fought heavily against the Tyranids. They were soon called the Mechanized Bloodthersters for the amount of Tyanid organs they feasted on after a battle.

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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #89 on: February 10, 2007, 08:16:40 PM »
Thanks a ton, I have choosen my chapter finally and it is the dark angels ;D
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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #90 on: April 16, 2007, 01:39:04 PM »
I think a do it yourself chapter is the way to go. 

Over the many years I've played, I saw GW change army lists significantly enough to change my sentiments about some chapters.  If you make your own chapter, YOU are in control and can pick whatever space marine army list best suits the style of play you've played in previous editions.

The main reason I picked Space Marines for my current army is because I'm confident that 90%+ of the models will be useful in future editions with minimal conversions, and will operate much the same way as it did in the current edition.
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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #91 on: June 12, 2007, 05:13:48 PM »
My own apinnion even thought im a newbie is the ultra marines as they have no disavanteges exept those tyraid hunters and the starter set already comes with some transfers!
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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #92 on: July 11, 2007, 07:17:06 AM »
Hi, are there any Raven Guard Veterans who can tell me about the army in it's current trait incarnation? What i've found on this thread is sorely lacking  :(

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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #93 on: September 23, 2007, 03:12:38 AM »
I just finished a ard boys tourney with a Dark Angels (lacking 140pts) win-draw-lost, my army is feeble, knew it would lose and needs help, but they have a lot of staying power and I'm going to try harder next year, but they didn't let me down one bit! (only played to get experience anyway)

really though, you could read a thousands posts like this, but you should just choose the army that appeals to you the most, which one do you think looks the coolest! you should be looking harder into lucky dice not armies, I need some that only role 6's!
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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #94 on: November 23, 2007, 08:17:34 PM »
I say make your own chapter... this is the one i made...


Astartes Mechanicus
The Mechanized Bloodthersters


Notable Divergence
Advantages
Scions of Mars
Heed the wisdom of the Ancients

Disadvantages
Eye to Eye

Home world: Delta Tao

   This Chapter is a thrown together Chapter from the remains of 8 Battle ridden Chapter. They were on The Horus Heresy. The remains of 8 Chapters that took extremely high casualties and they decided to merge the Chapters to make the Astartes Mechanicus. The Departmento Munitorum moved the new Chapter away from The Eye of Terror to Delta Tao to recuperate from the effects of Chaos so they would not fall. The tainted were purged and the ones deemed pure were sent to Delta Tao for further purification. The planet was a Agro world so there was plenty of room to set up a citadel. They soon found it to be a mineral rich world perfect to repair Terminator Armor and Dreadnought from the 8 Chapters. For the ones that proved themselves righteous for the Emperorís ideals in battle. Now any Space Marines that fell in the Emperorís honor were graced with becoming Dreadnought warriors. The World was soon attacked by an invasion of Tyranids. They fought heavily against the Tyranids. They were soon called the Mechanized Bloodthersters for the amount of Tyanid organs they feasted on after a battle.

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Just as a side note, those Chapter Traits are identical to those of the Iron Hands.

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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #95 on: December 16, 2007, 11:10:11 PM »
The Blood Angels army thing is a bit out of date with the new codex, so, read up. there's a PDF on the British or U.S site s in the BA section.
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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #96 on: July 1, 2008, 05:20:14 PM »
What about the Red Scorpions with their FW rules? Are they any good ruleswise?

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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #97 on: September 6, 2008, 02:30:53 PM »
im going to get black reach so im doing ultramarines...

although if i started space marines any other time i would do ultramarines just because i love the bright blue colour scheme

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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #98 on: January 12, 2009, 03:21:56 PM »
Blood Dragons is my new chapter. Check out my pic that's them. If anyone wants to check out a paint scheme go to bolter and chainsword and find that army painter.  It's sick.

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Re: Which Chapter Should I Choose?
« Reply #99 on: March 11, 2009, 10:41:14 AM »
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What strengths do the Black Templars have that doesn't make the Blood Angels and Space Wolves much better than them?

More relevant rules. I love my Wolves and wouldn't trade them for the world but my Codex is 10+ years old and very outdated compared to newer books, not to mention that some of my cool rules went away with 5th Ed (No matter the odds, where art thou?). Not a good choice for a new army right now. That being said, I'm fairly competitive with them despite everything else.

 


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