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Old 05-30-2017, 02:37 PM
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Via Polygon

Warhammer 40k's 8th edition gives Space Marines a new look



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The centerpiece of this new starter set are the Primaris Space Marine, literally a new breed of the Emperor’s finest that’s been painstakingly manufactured over the last 10,000 years. In addition to their enhanced physique, Primaris Space Marines also come with new gear.

“Mk X Tacticus armour,” Games Workshop wrote on its community page, “is a suit that combines the most effective elements of ancestral Horus Heresy patterns of plate with more recent developments in power armour technology. He carries into battle a bolt rifle: the archetypal firearm of Space Marines, re-engineered, re-crafted and perfected.”

These new Space Marines are more slender than their forbears, and also stand taller on the table. In addition to reworked weapons and backpacks, they also seem to have more room around the helmet and face thanks to an enlarged gorget. That should make them a bit easier to paint. The weapons have also been scaled up, but not so much that they appear cartoonishly big.

Hm. Cue butthurt fans?
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:38 PM
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Every change GW does creates butthurt fans.
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:40 PM
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I haven't played 40k in a decade but I can't pick out the changes between those and the old models. They're a bit less bulky I guess?
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Old 05-30-2017, 03:02 PM
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Hm. Cue butthurt fans?
We won't see a measurable spike in butthurt fanboyism until they create female Space Marines.
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Old 05-30-2017, 05:29 PM
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I haven't played 40k in a decade but I can't pick out the changes between those and the old models. They're a bit less bulky I guess?
I've been building and painting space marines a little every week for the past couple months and these do look really different. Space marines have always had kind of goofy proportions, but I always liked the kitsch of it. These new ones seem to have larger legs and waists to make them less comically top-heavy.

As for the design, it looks like a natural refinement of the more techy MK9 marines with the popular MK4 helmets from the Horus Heresy model series. I think they look good, too bad I'm unlikely to have a good reason to buy these models.

Also, 40k is going the way of Age of Sigmar next month, last I heard. That means the rules and unit datasheets will be available online for free! I also heard there will be a number of other changes to speed up the game, like they're doing away with templates and scatter dice. I'm incredibly excited for this change since I only play less than ten games per year and I have not felt like I've gotten my money's worth out of a rulebook since I was in college.
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Old 05-30-2017, 06:52 PM
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I miss beakies.
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Old 05-31-2017, 10:34 AM
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You can get MKVI armor from Forgeworld, or just some Raven Guard MKVI heads. It's expensive, but I think getting exactly what you want is worth it.
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Old 05-31-2017, 01:30 PM
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You can get MKVI armor from Forgeworld, or just some Raven Guard MKVI heads. It's expensive, but I think getting exactly what you want is worth it.
Okay.

How about an affordable and viable Sisters of Battle army?
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Okay.

How about an affordable and viable Sisters of Battle army?
Is there any affordable WH or WH40k army?
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Hm...



$160.00



$40.00

Gonna say... no?

Oh! This guy!



Ten bucks?
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Hm...



$160.00



$40.00

Gonna say... no?
Those are Sisters of Silence, an elite cadre of warriors trained to hunt down rogue psykers, whose order dates back to the founding of the Imperium.

Sisters of Battle represent the fighting arm of the Ecclesiarchy, whose founding only dates back to the Age of Apostasy.

DON'T YOU KNOW ANYTHING?
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:58 PM
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I know the dice are tiny and fiddly?
Red makes thing faster?
Blood oranges for the Citrus God?
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Those are Sisters of Silence, an elite cadre of warriors trained to hunt down rogue psykers, whose order dates back to the founding of the Imperium.
So are they fer the Inquisition or agin it?
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Old 06-01-2017, 03:34 PM
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Work got samples of the starter set and all the books. I can't really judge the rules relative to the previous edition because I haven't played 40K since like 1993. But the box set seems like a pretty good value. The new Marines and Death Guard are great-looking minis, and you get the actual full-size hardcover big rule book with the box, not a cut-down version.
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