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Thoughts for new races/Factions in 40K


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Primaris Legion of the Damned


How would that work? Aren't they believed to be the ghosts of a chapter that was lost in the Warp centuries before Primaris become a thing?

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I think Harlequins need to be expanded with some dedicated new units. Sisters of Silence should definitely be joined with Custodes as a single faction.

After that? Traitor Guard!
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Primaris Legion of the Damned


How would that work? Aren't they believed to be the ghosts of a chapter that was lost in the Warp centuries before Primaris become a thing?

That's one of the theories, yes, but there are other theories that might allow for non-Fire Hawks Legionnaires.

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Don't they abduct dying Marines or something along those lines? Or did I completely imagine that?

 

In any case, I'd rather see the Legion of the Damned be reborn as true ghostly-flamey Marines, now that GW are getting really good with models that are hollow, floaty and smoky. See the upcoming Light of Eltharion and the Nighthaunt range for references. They could look awesome, with entire chunks of their armour gone to reveal completely empty insides, flames and smoke that are sculpted on instead of painted, and all in glorious plastic.


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I like having the old ones (slann) return, perhaps to save the galaxy from tyranids or the necrons. Possibly now to aid the necrons in defeating the nids. Obe could explain the slann forsaw the eventual nid invasion of the galaxy, refused to help the necrontyr because they forsaw them becoming the necrons and working to stop the nids.
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How about new armies that need few if any new models? Would that be OK?

I was thinking of a rogue trader army that. Might mostly use current minis. Suppose after the rift tore the imperium apart some sectors were cut off from aid but had powerful rogue traders in them that stepped up, took power and kept things going, basically becoming successful local governments?

There could be rogue trader armies made up of IG based forces plus mercenary forces, possibly kroot, and even eldar who are willing to offer aid to keep a sector they are passing tgru from falling to chaos? Possibly even necron forces could offer aid to stop tyranids and chaos. Rogue traders are notorious for working with xenos when it suits them. As long as they were willing to fight chaos or nids some xenos forces might aid them. They could also fight imperial forces trying to come in and reestablish imperial rule during the new crusade.

Maybe a box set of rogue trader parts and retinue figures and the rest would be existing minis. Add a codex, you're good to go.
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Primaris Legion of the Damned

How would that work? Aren't they believed to be the ghosts of a chapter that was lost in the Warp centuries before Primaris become a thing?
That's one of the theories, yes, but there are other theories that might allow for non-Fire Hawks Legionnaires.

Wasnt being entirely straight faced. That said, given what sells for them, Legion of the Damned could definitely be expanded. Not sure theyd get a full codex treatment. Might even be a set of upgrade sprues. New models would have to be bigger than minimarines though
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I'd like to see a race that is truely alien, completely different from the generic humanoid or bipedal type. There have been numerous creatures that have been encountered during the years, Hrud, Laer Rak'Gol etc etc.

 

Just something different.


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I've always thought the Loxatl featured in the Gaunt's Ghosts series would make for an interesting unit on the table, if not full army.

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To me new means something completely different not experienced before.


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I still think, add a men of iron faction, and use the adeptus titanicus figures to represent them in 40k
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While a Men of Iron faction would be cool and I would welcome more models like the BSF one I'm not sure what difference there would be from Necrons, specially if there was faction rules/ specialized detachment representing a Tomb taken over by its rogue AI.

Maybe the MoI would form a coalition with the Necrons? Could Necrons have the tech to enslave MoI that they encounter, and would they consider the tech advanced enough to use against their enemies?

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I still think, add a men of iron faction, and use the adeptus titanicus figures to represent them in 40k

 

Pretty much zero chance on that.


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While a Men of Iron faction would be cool and I would welcome more models like the BSF one I'm not sure what difference there would be from Necrons, specially if there was faction rules/ specialized detachment representing a Tomb taken over by its rogue AI.

Maybe the MoI would form a coalition with the Necrons? Could Necrons have the tech to enslave MoI that they encounter, and would they consider the tech advanced enough to use against their enemies?


I actually see them as a faction that would float between imperium, Tau, and necron.
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I’d love to see some Hrud.


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Just bring back Squats I reckon. They could do it but they’d have to adjust the lore I suppose. 

Bring them back as Imperial Guard.

 

But also, don't do this, because my old school Rogue Trader ones are awesome, and GW will scale creep them, leave them effectively monopose, and ruin everything like they did with Sisters.


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