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Starting Space Marines - DIY chapter.


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Hello!

 

I've been with out a 40K space marine army for quite some time and until recently was sure I was done with them for good.
I'm a long time Ork player. I just met two more Ork players last month and decided to start a Marine army again so they can beat up on it a little.

My design is that my games with this Army represent a campaign as I only intend to fight Ork players with it. The campaign is the growth and development of this army, along with all the battles. 

 

I'm starting off with the Dark Imperium set an additional 10 hell blasters and a limited edition Lieutenant.
I have a Dark Vengeance set or two as well. But I am not sure if I want to get into those of just let them stay in the bitz box.

Lastly I was talked into buying a friends Space Marine/Space wolf army.  However, I plan to resell most of that to fund this project.

 

I guess I start constructing my first list next week after I pick up that army and the codex that comes with it. Oh, it also comes with a Death Watch codex and a space wolves codex.  I won't be messing with Space Wolves at all this time as I just sold my own wolves collection maybe a year ago and want something different this go around. 

 

 

 


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Today I get to pick up the Space Marines collection I bought from my friend. 
Two days ago my Dark Imperium  Marines half of the set arrived. 
I have a few color schemes in mind. One is metal, black and bone. Metal on the legs and arms the black covering the rest with bone colored inserts in the shoulder plates. 
I am also interested in color shifting paint for as well as similar in color as I can get it. Possibly with a gold to black transition. It's a little hard to describe. Color shifting paints are amazing. 

I'm wondering how standard colors, like the bone color will work with the color shifting paints or if they won't work together at all. Also I recently saw a florescent color set  of paints, I'd like to incorporate jut a small bit of florescent as long as it looks good and not over powering. Haven't spent much time on thinking exactly how just yet. 

 

For standard Marines I am thinking of a similar pattern for the colors but replacing the black with green and the Bone inset color with green as well. If I can find a transfer that matches our clubs logs, which I recall being taken from a 40K transfer sheet.  This section will provide Devistators, Assault Marines, Tanks, and everything not Primaris. I hope to play them as 2 chapters in 2 battalions or something like that. Haven't decided on which chapters but one must complement the other for best advantage. 

 

The Primaris chapter I am still working on finding a Name. The name generator spit out Star Slayers. I like that.  But nothings set in stone yet.  
The Standard Marines idea is up in the air still. The club is the Jacksonville Guardians now but used to be called the Guardians of the Sanctuary.  I know making part of my collection themed with the club is a little cheesy.....but I have matching dice.  

I'll update again.


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Update.

I just had a good look through and I don't know the names of all the new models but It's a lot I think. 
I have a large chunk of old 2nd, 3rd and 5th edition space wolves and a lot of TWC to sell. I might be able to make my money back on just that! (If I am lucky.)

Some Black templars, very second hand and maybe 2 squads of Dark Vengeance Dark angels tacticals.

A bunch, maybe 15 scout bikers, some scouts as well. 3 Predator tanks and Big G man. 

 

 That escalated quickly. 


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Update. I ordered color shifting paint from Greenstuff world this morning!  
 

I've started flipping through the SM and Death Watch codex books. I like them both.  On first glance, almost seems the Corvus Blackstar costs too much compared to the Stormraven gunship.   Aircraft are a must! 

 

This army project is going to const an arm and a leg. 


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Update. I ordered color shifting paint from Greenstuff world this morning!  
 

I've started flipping through the SM and Death Watch codex books. I like them both.  On first glance, almost seems the Corvus Blackstar costs too much compared to the Stormraven gunship.   Aircraft are a must! 

 

This army project is going to const an arm and a leg. 

 

It absolutely does cost too much. I think it looks better as a model, but it isn't better on the table. It is overall less accurate because it lacks PotMS, has fewer weapons and fewer weapon options so it can't even make up for that lack of accuracy via weight of fire, and it cannot carry a Dreadnought in addition to its complement of marines. Like all marine armies, it doesn't benefit from any of the special rules for its chapter, which is a mighty shame.

 

What it does bring that is unique to the unit is the ability to carry bikes, which is kind of neat but mostly unnecessary. It also has a pretty forgettable MW mechanic that targets a unit it flies over and can equip a neat but mostly harmless but kind of flavourful missile launcher style weapon with a choice of two specialised but weak profiles. 

 

Are you still sticking with the Star Slayers for the name? I like it. 


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It absolutely does cost too much. 

Are you still sticking with the Star Slayers for the name? I like it. 

 

So far I would say yes. I kinda like the name as well.  "Star Slayers".  
I'm a little hooked on the Goblin Slayer show and having just met a few more Ork players ..and the how to deal with Ork thread. 
I think I will keep the name. It's a little more universal than Ork slayers.  biggrin.png

 

I had to check them both out to compare points and was amazed that the points weren't identical between the two. 4 point hurricane bolters up to 10. but why?  They must just be that good. Bother of them still spit out 36 shots and some change. If I do fool around with a death Watch I am going to have to be really creative with how I field them. 
 


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I had to check them both out to compare points and was amazed that the points weren't identical between the two. 4 point hurricane bolters up to 10. but why?  They must just be that good. Bother of them still spit out 36 shots and some change. If I do fool around with a death Watch I am going to have to be really creative with how I field them. 

 

 

It's definitely weird - they both cost 10 points each now for Hurricane bolters (since CA 2017). The Blackstar needs a bit of love to make it the iconic Deathwatch unit it always should be. Compared to the Raven, it has one fewer hurricane bolter and one fewer entire weapon system, which is fine - it isn't the same type of gunboat. But the difference in price is only 42 points for the chassis (192 for the Raven, 150 for the Blackstar). The Raven gets PotMS and the ability to transport a flippin' dreadnought for those 42 points. Even then, expensive and huge models without invuln saves like the Stormraven aren't super popular these days in even a semi-competitive scene. They used to be powerful, but a series of price increases on both their chassis and wargear (they used to be like 40 points cheaper), combined with codex creep has resulted in them being pretty weak now. 

 

I think they'd still be amazing units if they maintained their old pricepoint, but CA 2017 nerfed the crap out of them, and the Blackstar never had a chance coming in at about pre-nerf pricing for Stormravens without any of the offensive benefits. 

 

CA 2018 is our only hope.

 

But back to the topic at hand. I'd like to see the colour shifting paints in effect, if you don't mind sharing some pics as you paint one up?


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I had no idea that they points had changed in the last CA. I was never able to buy it. They never had it in when I was at the shop. And yet everyone seemed to have a copy..... 

For a small update I have started to put primer on models and that's about it. I'm still going over the codex.
I ended up with 32 Hell blasters some how. and am partly tempted to field them as dark angels in their own detachment. But I haven't looked into that yet. I'm still in the brain storming phase and will be for the rest of this month. Or until the fancy paint arrives. 


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I had no idea that they points had changed in the last CA. I was never able to buy it. They never had it in when I was at the shop. And yet everyone seemed to have a copy..... 
 

Alright I'll let you in on our dirty little secret. There's a trick to get the CA. Basically impossible to fail as long as you have the money and an address. ;)

https://www.games-wo...hapter Approved

 

(Don't buy it for just the points. They will be included in CA2018 according to their Facebook page)


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If my posts appear rude to you, I apologize. It's not meant to be rude in any way, it's just the way folks are in my country. It's really more about being direct than being rude. I know how it's perceived in the english speaking community and I already try to tone it down but I barely notice when it's too much since it's normal for me.


So yeah, I'm really not rude it's basically just cultural differences that act against me here. Again, I apologize.

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I had no idea that they points had changed in the last CA. I was never able to buy it. They never had it in when I was at the shop. And yet everyone seemed to have a copy.....

Alright I'll let you in on our dirty little secret. There's a trick to get the CA. Basically impossible to fail as long as you have the money and an address. ;)
https://www.games-wo...hapter Approved

(Don't buy it for just the points. They will be included in CA2018 according to their Facebook page)

Around the time it released, a few of the fansites put up a picture of the points changes page. In addition, I find battlescribe is almost always correct. Sometimes it gets wargear options wrong, but the costs always seem to be on point. Pun intended.
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I had no idea that they points had changed in the last CA. I was never able to buy it. They never had it in when I was at the shop. And yet everyone seemed to have a copy.....

Alright I'll let you in on our dirty little secret. There's a trick to get the CA. Basically impossible to fail as long as you have the money and an address. msn-wink.gif
https://www.games-wo...hapter Approved

(Don't buy it for just the points. They will be included in CA2018 according to their Facebook page)

Around the time it released, a few of the fansites put up a picture of the points changes page. In addition, I find battlescribe is almost always correct. Sometimes it gets wargear options wrong, but the costs always seem to be on point. Pun intended.

 

 

Yeah I just didn't want to hint at all the illegal ways and grey areas to get the informations. We aren't allowed to post specific point costs of things for a reason. :P


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If my posts appear rude to you, I apologize. It's not meant to be rude in any way, it's just the way folks are in my country. It's really more about being direct than being rude. I know how it's perceived in the english speaking community and I already try to tone it down but I barely notice when it's too much since it's normal for me.


So yeah, I'm really not rude it's basically just cultural differences that act against me here. Again, I apologize.

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I had no idea that they points had changed in the last CA. I was never able to buy it. They never had it in when I was at the shop. And yet everyone seemed to have a copy..... 
 

Alright I'll let you in on our dirty little secret. There's a trick to get the CA. Basically impossible to fail as long as you have the money and an address. msn-wink.gif

https://www.games-wo...hapter Approved

 

(Don't buy it for just the points. They will be included in CA2018 according to their Facebook page)

 

I realize your making a little joke and all but I was trying to spend money locally as I have hardly buy anything at all new anymore and frequent the same shop. I kind feel bad that I seem to play there  more than shop there. And also unfortunately for them only ever seem to buy paint and brushes. I think I was there the weekend after it came one expecting to be able to buy it.   It's another reason I usually preorder anything I know I "must have" online. That and they are an hour and 40 minutes away.

I think I actually might have a copy on digits, I'll have to check. 


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I had no idea that they points had changed in the last CA. I was never able to buy it. They never had it in when I was at the shop. And yet everyone seemed to have a copy..... 
 

Alright I'll let you in on our dirty little secret. There's a trick to get the CA. Basically impossible to fail as long as you have the money and an address. msn-wink.gif

https://www.games-wo...hapter Approved

 

(Don't buy it for just the points. They will be included in CA2018 according to their Facebook page)

 

I realize your making a little joke and all but I was trying to spend money locally as I have hardly buy anything at all new anymore and frequent the same shop. I kind feel bad that I seem to play there  more than shop there. And also unfortunately for them only ever seem to buy paint and brushes. I think I was there the weekend after it came one expecting to be able to buy it.   It's another reason I usually preorder anything I know I "must have" online. That and they are an hour and 40 minutes away.

I think I actually might have a copy on digits, I'll have to check. 

 

 

Your local store should be able to order stuff specifically for you tho? Did you ever ask them to do that or did you just went in, looked at the stuff they have there and silently left again?


Disclaimer:

If my posts appear rude to you, I apologize. It's not meant to be rude in any way, it's just the way folks are in my country. It's really more about being direct than being rude. I know how it's perceived in the english speaking community and I already try to tone it down but I barely notice when it's too much since it's normal for me.


So yeah, I'm really not rude it's basically just cultural differences that act against me here. Again, I apologize.

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I had no idea that they points had changed in the last CA. I was never able to buy it. They never had it in when I was at the shop. And yet everyone seemed to have a copy..... 
 

Alright I'll let you in on our dirty little secret. There's a trick to get the CA. Basically impossible to fail as long as you have the money and an address. msn-wink.gif

https://www.games-wo...hapter Approved

 

(Don't buy it for just the points. They will be included in CA2018 according to their Facebook page)

 

I realize your making a little joke and all but I was trying to spend money locally as I have hardly buy anything at all new anymore and frequent the same shop. I kind feel bad that I seem to play there  more than shop there. And also unfortunately for them only ever seem to buy paint and brushes. I think I was there the weekend after it came one expecting to be able to buy it.   It's another reason I usually preorder anything I know I "must have" online. That and they are an hour and 40 minutes away.

I think I actually might have a copy on digits, I'll have to check. 

 

 

Your local store should be able to order stuff specifically for you tho? Did you ever ask them to do that or did you just went in, looked at the stuff they have there and silently left again?

 

I quit asking them to order things for me when they couldn't get the index I needed in and hold it for me, they seem to have sold it out from under me and have a no pre pay policy.
It's just not worth the trouble. Again I can't get there every weekend and at the time had no idea they only old items for a short time or something like that. It was a mess. 
But one would think something like a CA would be on the self. we have a lot of players up there and a lot of out of townees come in for tournaments. But, I don't run the place so what do I know.  I like the shop and if I was a regular I am sure I wouldn't have had an issue. it is what it is. I'd going to be doing some commission painting and for at least one I can get the new CA as part of my payment. Much easier that way.


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Meh, if they can't hold your order until you are there to get it then it's on them if you buy it from GW directly. Everyone has to draw the line somewhere.
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If my posts appear rude to you, I apologize. It's not meant to be rude in any way, it's just the way folks are in my country. It's really more about being direct than being rude. I know how it's perceived in the english speaking community and I already try to tone it down but I barely notice when it's too much since it's normal for me.


So yeah, I'm really not rude it's basically just cultural differences that act against me here. Again, I apologize.

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