I figured we could use a dedicated thread on this subject, instead of discussing this aspect all over in the main 8th edition thread.
So, what are your initial thoughts on the new Marines and how they might, or might not, impact the Grey Knights?
My first thought is that all of the other Chapters in the game can be represented pretty easily by simply adding a few upgrade-style pieces to the stock Primaris models, and getting the color scheme right. For example, by using some of the special shoulder pads, and tacking on a wolf tail on a couple guys, I could make a squad that would integrate into my Space Wolves army very easily. The upgrade kit already exists, in fact, and everything on that sprue would work with the Primaris Marines, with the exception of one torso back piece that has a wolf pelt/cloak.
For Grey Knights, however, we'd need to have a completely dedicated Primaris Grey Knights kit to really do them justice. Our armor is too elaborate with the scrollwork on the torso and legs, as well as the requirement to have the Liber Daemonic on the chest-piece. Just slapping on our specialized shoulder pads aren't going to cut it. We'd also need the right arms, since they said the newer arms weren't really interchangeable, and we'll need some with the integrated storm bolter gauntlets.
Based on these factors, I'm not sure we'll even get "organic" access to Primaris Marines within the Grey Knights, initially.
I would, however, love to get Primaris-scale Grey Knights at some point in the future.
Edited by Valerian, 18 May 2017 - 12:05 PM.