Tigerius should of bite the dust. Introduce a new psyker character for White Scars along with korsarro ON A BIKE!
Cronus should never of been Ultramarine. Makes no sense. Kill him getting stomped on by a warlord titan of chaos flavour and introduce an iron hands tank character.
Telion should never of been an ultramarine character. Kill him with a back hand from a genestealer (because he deserves nothing). Introduce a new Raven Guard "Scout" character
Cassius is fine, he is actually very cool and is the OG "oldest marine" bar those of chaos influence (if my dark angel brothers want to confess something we don't know about ;P).
Calgar has been around for ages and is awesome. Personally, he is imo as iconic as marines themselves.
Bring back Cortez and Xavier. Sorry Yellows, not sure what to do with you lot. I can offer a Devastator Sergeant at best...oh wait I have something sorry. Kill Cato Sicarius proper and give the Imperial Fists a unique captain character. And kill Cato is the most unglorious way possible, failing the rubicon. There, that solves it for me.
I don't mind characters being around for long periods of time (wibbly wobbly timey wimey silliness that is the warp) as Yarrick, Straken and Creed are also icons of their faction. Chaos is fine, got a good mix of characters though could do with some bolstering the lesser legions (Iron Warriors, Word Bearers, World Eaters as examples). Abbadon has had run of the litter by himself too long and Ahriman is just the go to in a comical way for anything warp related to chaos ("oh no, massive warp energies, must be that Ahriman Rascal doing one of those heretical rituals...oh he's such a tike!")
Tyranids have some nice thematic characters that are quite cool. Necrons are doing good too though again just a case of bolstering the other legions. (and hey, throw in some more named C'tans now yea? And maybe more C'tan models?)
Tau could REALLY do with some variance in characters...for real. There is like 4 characters for one sept then 1 for two other septs (one for FSE...guess who and one for Vior'La, the butt kicking melee master Etheral Aun'Shi).
Orks would be nice to see some of the old ones make it back. The biker boss was cool and I would like to see a Big Mek character (none of those yet for some reason...would be fun).
Eldar are fine. They have a good mix of named characters between craftworlds and then they have their full cast of lords.
Dark Eldar I think could do with some...fleshing out...uh...is that wise to say about them? Anywho, would be nice to see more named characters from them other than vect this vect that...he's as much a meme as Ahriman is (pretty sure they drink at the same bar because of this!)
Sisters we will hopefully see them get new characters that are good. In before female version of Cato Sicarius pops up.
Mainly would like GW actually widen who they give characters to and give spot light to other chapters. I agree with what someone said about making 40k feel small...this is meant to be huge, not a casual 5 minute drive down the road! Give weight to characters by putting them in key theatres of war and making them appear as appropriate for it. When we see yarrick, we think Armageddon, I would like to see this more. Might actually help define goals and aspirations for the characters (like even having some characters hate where they are and seeking to end the campaign soon as).
I Chapter Master 454, Chapter Master of the Angels of Justice, Warboss of WAAAGH Gubskul, Commander of a Catachan Regiment, Phaeron of a Tomb World, Shas'O to a Cadre and Princeps of a lance of House Taranis hereby pledge that I will not take up any further models til all other prior have been fully built and painted to tabletop standards. There is no time limit for this task, there is no deadline. My oath is to solemnly complete the armies I have now, to see it that they can have their glory. Paint will be stripped from the old in need, thick may it be like ceramite I will see it removed so that plastic and metal alike may see light of new paint. Models yet to be, boxed and in darkness will be assembled with due care and attention. For this task I am permitted to still buy the supplies needed to do my task but not one model more.
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