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Not sure if the yellow on these Devastators didn't come out a little dark for my tastes.



Still happy with them so far though, and it might come together more with the red and black that make up most of the secondary colours on
 

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Not sure if the yellow on these Devastators didn't come out a little dark for my tastes.



Still happy with them so far though, and it might come together more with the red and black that make up most of the secondary colours on
Ok, so I hate to break it to you...but you made a big mistake with your assembly.

The Space Marine Style Guide clearly states every Devastator squad needs a Heavy Bolter, because Those Things Are Hella Cool Mate.
 
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That was such a bloody gut punch, but I appreciated what a telling demonstration it gave of the power/danger of chaos, tying the start of the Siege of Terra to the beginning of the HH novels, and ended with her being brave and courageous in doing what needed to be done to stop it, as well as tying up the last loose end for Loken that isn't murdering his brothers like a badarse.
Oh crap, I didn't know Saturnine was an Abnett book. Also did you know that Abnett co-wrote Guardians of the Galaxy 2? I didn't know until a few months ago and I was like "wtf this makes sense because his fingerprints are all over the movies humor"

If Abnett doesn't work on Guardians 3 I'm gonna be pissed.

Okay, I'm definitely ordering Saturnine on my next paycheck.
 
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Ok, so I hate to break it to you...but you made a big mistake with your assembly.

The Space Marine Style Guide clearly states every Devastator squad needs a Heavy Bolter, because Those Things Are Hella Cool Mate.
No lies detected, but I'm saving up my Heavy Bolters for a Devastator Terminator squad I have planned.

my idea is swapping Storm Bolters for Heavy Bolters or Plasma Cannons, along with a couple of dudes packing Cyclone Missile Launchers and a Sergeant with a Heavy Bolter/Heavy Flamer combi weapon (thank you Deathwatch Kill Team sprue). Totally not codex compliant, but I think it'll look cool.

This is also my slight variation on the Emperor's Children Sun-Killer squad, adding in some Missile Launchers for flexibility.
Oh crap, I didn't know Saturnine was an Abnett book. Also did you know that Abnett co-wrote Guardians of the Galaxy 2? I didn't know until a few months ago and I was like "wtf this makes sense because his fingerprints are all over the movies humor"

If Abnett doesn't work on Guardians 3 I'm gonna be pissed.

Okay, I'm definitely ordering Saturnine on my next paycheck.
I did not know he was involved, and tha is awesome!

Saturnine is great, easily in my tip 5 HH books. Incredibly well written and compelling characters, heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure, fantastic character moments and paying off some plot hooks that were in the very first novel. It's really great.
 
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No lies detected, but I'm saving up my Heavy Bolters for a Devastator Terminator squad I have planned.

my idea is swapping Storm Bolters for Heavy Bolters or Plasma Cannons, along with a couple of dudes packing Cyclone Missile Launchers and a Sergeant with a Heavy Bolter/Heavy Flamer combi weapon (thank you Deathwatch Kill Team sprue). Totally not codex compliant, but I think it'll look cool.

This is also my slight variation on the Emperor's Children Sun-Killer squad, adding in some Missile Launchers for flexibility.

I did not know he was involved, and tha is awesome!

Saturnine is great, easily in my tip 5 HH books. Incredibly well written and compelling characters, heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure, fantastic character moments and paying off some plot hooks that were in the very first novel. It's really great.
Is the Lost and the Damned and Sons of Selenar worth reading? I've followed McNeil's arc with the shattered legion so I'm curious how that plays out.
 

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Is the Lost and the Damned and Sons of Selenar worth reading? I've followed McNeil's arc with the shattered legion so I'm curious how that plays out.
TL&TD was great, up there with Solar War for me, although it does spend a lot of time with ordinary conscripted Imperial Army characters and the human/abhuman chaos forces, so if you're more of a fan of the bigger, more important characters that drive the plot forward, it might drag for you.

Conversly, it does have some of the best Primarch moments of the novels so far, especially for Jaghatai and Sanguinius, so I'd say it's definitely worth the read.

Sons of the Selenar I've not go to yet, as I'm waiting for a sale on Audible for it, since I don't want to use a credit on a relatively cheap book.
 
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Got me some Sternguard and Terminators.

Finishing up my assault squad first, and then I am kitbashing the fuck out a veteran squad using extra tacs, devs, assault, the sternguard and a command squad.

If my Dark Angel upgrade kits get here before then I can make an entire squad of veterans with winged helms.

Imagine that shit.
 
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TL&TD was great, up there with Solar War for me, although it does spend a lot of time with ordinary conscripted Imperial Army characters and the human/abhuman chaos forces, so if you're more of a fan of the bigger, more important characters that drive the plot forward, it might drag for you.

Conversly, it does have some of the best Primarch moments of the novels so far, especially for Jaghatai and Sanguinius, so I'd say it's definitely worth the read.

Sons of the Selenar I've not go to yet, as I'm waiting for a sale on Audible for it, since I don't want to use a credit on a relatively cheap book.
I like Solar War but it felt like French was rushed because he just came off of Praetorian of Dorn and worked on Slaves to Darkness so close to it. I liked Praetorian of Dorn a bit more as it seemed a much more polished and fleshed out novel.

I think Solar War could have been much better if French didn't have so much on the plate and was given a bit of time.
 
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I have a dumb question.

Got the 9th ed books (core + SM codex). How do I tell which chapter can field which units? I hear stuff changed, and I was wondering if Dark Angels can now field Ironclad Dreads.
 

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I have a dumb question.

Got the 9th ed books (core + SM codex). How do I tell which chapter can field which units? I hear stuff changed, and I was wondering if Dark Angels can now field Ironclad Dreads.
As of right now, yes, any chapter can theoretically take any of the units you'd have access to if you made up you're own generic Ultramarine successor chapter, so Dark Angels can use Storm Talons and Space Wolves can use Centurions, but only Blood Angels and their succesors can take Baal Predators and such like

Once supplements come out, we'll know for sure whether that's a deliberate, permanent change or an oversight that will be corrected though.

Scroll down memory lane here



Man I love the old Rogue Trader stuff.

It straddles that line between ingeniously awesome and amateur silliness, that's just endearingly underdogish compared to the slick but sterile global megacorp nature of modern GW's products.
 

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I would not mind one of those old-school Land Raiders.
They're awesome, but insanely expensive these days.

Of course there is always the Forgeworld Land Raider Proteus if you feel like spending not quite such a shit load of cash.



They've also got Land Speeders based on the insanely unsafe looking Rogue Trader versions too, that one day I'll grab one of.



While risking sounding like an old fart, I still remember playing 2nd Edition as a kid, and the few guys with those Land Raiders just being the coolest. Back then stuff like a Land Raider or squad of Grey Knights in a game was something rare and special.

I still have fond memories of one of the massive Sunday free for all games my LGS hosted back then, that ended up with an epic showdown between a squad of Grey Knights getting teleported in just after the Chaos/Tyranid/Ork side had managed to sommon a Bloodthirster.

After several rounds of close combat, only one GK came out alive, but the greater Daemon had been banished. It was the most epic thing 12 year old me had witnessed up until that point.
 
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In case anyone's interested, as a spooky Halloween treat, GW are going to be selling this festive Space Vicar for a week from Halloween.



I'm mostly pleased it's another, actually new, proper Space Marine, not a Primaris Marine.

Details here.
 
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So I picked up this little box the other day


It's the easiest and cheapest way to pick up the Space Marine Heroes captain (middle).


Infact I picked up the box for a tenner less than just the captain goes for alone of ebay (bargain), despite the fact I had to import it from the US.

Now I have plans for the Captain, but I'm not quite ready to tackle him, so left with two spare, really nice looking dudes, I decided t make a 5 man Tactical squad.

I've got to say, these guys make me sad that Primaris have replaced Space Marines.

They're so much better sculpted, scaled, proportioned and detailed than the old multipart kits, yet still relatively simple to customise and use the old parts with.

I wish we'd got some updated marine kits up to this quality. They're a glimpse into an alternate timeline I really wish we'd ended up in.
 
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