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Old 07 May 2006, 21:11   #5 (permalink)
Vash113
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Default Re: Standard Space Marines

The Ultramarines are the standard but they think outside the box however that is what other chapters do aswell. The Blood Angels genetic flaw turns some of them into crazed warriors. The situation dictates either executing them or forming them into a usefull fighting company to die on the field and that is what they do. The Space Wolves draw their troops from a feral population, this population is good at hand to hand fighting and a certain type of organization, so they were organized this way. The legendary chapters all think outside the box in one way or another. To find a truly standard marine army that adheres perfectly to the codex astartes you would need to find a successor chapter of the Ultramarines, perfect gene seed, organization, tactics etc as because of the Tyranids even the Ultramarines have had to change. Still you notice there arent any legendary chapters that are perfect standards do you. Those that succeed the most have to adopt change or adapt to best make use of their troops such as the Iron Hands augmetic alterations and zeal, the Space Wolves feral fury, the Blood Angels battle lust, the Imperial Fists stubborness etc.

However I do suppose that even with changes the Ultramarines are the standard marine equivilant all others are compared to. Heck they are the poster boys after all.
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