Spayce Murh-reens!

Zappit

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Last night, I was bored, browsing, and just a bit impulsive. The end result is that I picked up a number of Primaris Marines kits from Amazon. Yeah, a pandemic is the perfect time to get back into a very social game, right? I tossed the majority of my WH40K stuff years ago, and damned if I don’t have regrets.

But, since they made bigger Space Marines and the older ones are sort of obsolete, I guess I can get over it. While I wait for my models to arrive, I have to decide on a color scheme. So...help me decide!

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You might have noticed there was no red or yellow armor.

Damn right.
 

Zappit

Staff member
Played around more and I’m very partial to this...
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Sooooo...does this mean you’re also going to post a lineart version so we can all join in the fun?

—Patrick
 

Zappit

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I am waiting on...everything to arrive, and I’m completely out of the loop on what Marines can play now. I still have a few select pieces I saved from my big purge, and I have to dig those out. I’m not even entirely sure what I still have.

What I have arriving this week, though, is...
Marine codex
Know No Fear set
Aggressors - two sets

I think I still have my Centurion sprues - at least I hope I do, since they seem viable nowadays.

Edit: I dug out what I saved:
One customized, unpainted Master of the Forge

Ten Grey Knight Terminators

Five Dark Angels Terminators

Five vanilla Storm Shield/Thunderhammer Terminators

Two Ironclad Dreadnoughts

One Dreadnought with lascannons/missle launcher

Really wish I saved those Centurions...
 
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Zappit

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Whoo-boy. I just preordered the new starter set. I also bought a copy of Dark Imperium.
 
I like your grey one with the tan pouches, though I feel like it could really use a slash of colour somewhere on it.

I like the new models GW has been... but my friends and I are now firmly stuck in the past playing 6th edition lol. We have a staggering amount of miniatures collected over the past 2 decades and we refuse to buy more (even if they are cool).
 

Zappit

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I like your grey one with the tan pouches, though I feel like it could really use a slash of colour somewhere on it.

I like the new models GW has been... but my friends and I are now firmly stuck in the past playing 6th edition lol. We have a staggering amount of miniatures collected over the past 2 decades and we refuse to buy more (even if they are cool).
I think I’m going with that color scheme. Gray with silver trim. I saw a tutorial on blending metallic paints that produced a nice effect, and I’m going to try to replicate that.

Given that I’m acquiring a lot of Death Guard miniatures with the sets I’ve bought, I think I might pick up a few more and their Codex to have two armies. I don’t know if I’ll keep the Nexrons from the 9th edition kit. I might try to trade them since I don’t use ebay.
 
Primaris? Disgusting. My beloved Necrons are ALSO getting new cool models.

/looks at the rules for the new Necron stuff compared to the new Primaris stuff.

Well, at least the Necrons look cool...
 

Zappit

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Primaris? Disgusting. My beloved Necrons are ALSO getting new cool models.

/looks at the rules for the new Necron stuff compared to the new Primaris stuff.

Well, at least the Necrons look cool...
I haven’t seen their rules yet. Are they that bad?
 
Do I get to play a zombie robot spider super scientist from 60 million years ago who's model is literally him flaying a human psyker alive while his magical future technology is sucking up his precious fluids?

In other words, I like evil robots from the future from the past.

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Also, LOOK AT THIS GUY. The Silent King of the Necrons himself aboard his pimp throne powered by a shattered remnant of the gods he betrayed and crushed.

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Played around more and I’m very partial to this...
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PS, I do like the simpler colour schemes for marines like this. I was at one planning to get into Primaris but ended up selling the kits I bought a while ago. My scheme was going to be similar except a darker red for the trim, not lighter grey.
 
The new Primaris stuff is ridiculous good. The Necrons, not so much.
Pfffft... duh. SPAAAAZZZZ MUHREEENS!!!!!!

This coming from a Space Marines player. They always get preferential treatment.

Necrons... well in GW's mind... they just aren't Space Marines.
 

Zappit

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Well, irony strikes again. I settled on using Imperial Fists rules, and now it looks like 9th Edition is increasing the points cost of both Centurion Devastators AND Heavy Bolters. It doesn’t look like little increases, either...
 

Zappit

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And dang, the Indomitus set sold out almost instantly...I was lucky enough to preorder through an Amazon vendor with a good rating. I’m tempted to send them a thank-you for offering the set that way.
 
Yeah, that whole dealie was a shit show. I'm a little ok with not having the money to even want to buy one right now.
 

Zappit

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Rumor has it they may be doing a second wave of the set given how this one went. They screwed it up bad. People found clear evidence that despite the limit of three imposed, at least one scalper managed to buy over 100 copies.

People are using bot nets more and more to target exclusive and limited releases. It sucks so much because these parasites are ruining a lot of hobbies for people.
 
It sucks so much because these parasites are ruining a lot of hobbies for people.
Elmo dolls, Ticketmaster, HFT, Bitcoin, MtG, whatever. Sooner or later, someone finds a way to use technology to corner a market, and then they will do that very thing to death all the while smugly declaring, "If they aren't actively preventing me from doing it then it must be okay."

--Patrick
 
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