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Old 30 Jul 2008, 01:12   #1 (permalink)
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So I just checked out the new Starter set for 5th Ed... Assault on Black Reach

It looks like an Awesome value.

But are the SM models generic like the ones in the Battle for Macragge set that came out back in 4th Ed?

Anyone know?
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 01:22   #2 (permalink)
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Kinda, the box set has been the talk all day in Rumor: http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=69936.0

Don't know about the quality of the models though.
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 01:44   #3 (permalink)
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I've actually been following this one for a while. From the pics of the sprues on Warseer it looks like they will be mostly single pose like the battle for macragge boxed set, but with a lot better detail.

The dreadnought was what worried me the most... However it looks like it will be a multi part kit and that the arms are separate (so if you have some extra arms or want to get some from forgeworld)

Check the rumors out, you should be pleasantly surprised.
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 01:50   #4 (permalink)
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The models are snap fit models. I got to see the models up close at Games day, and they look prety good. I will admit that I spent most of my time looking at the termies.
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 16:43   #5 (permalink)
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So far I've seen the Space Marine Tac squad poses to be nearly identical to the Maccrage ones, but with more details. There are more variations in helmets and ornaments on their armour.
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 17:34   #6 (permalink)
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I WILL buy this set.

I've got a great conversion idea for the Dread already.
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 01:03   #7 (permalink)
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Much better than the old one. I would have liked it to be two completely different armies from the battle for macragge( though I know it can't since marines are the face of 40k).


Should have been Tau and IG, then they wouldn't have had to do a mission where new players learn about the assault phase, there's several pages out of the book. :P
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 03:43   #8 (permalink)
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It looks pretty wicked but the quality of the models is my main worry.
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 04:33   #9 (permalink)
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For those worried about model quality, look at this thread.

http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145425

They seem high quality to me, for snap fits anyway. The deffcoptas look fantastic in my opinion.

There's also sprue pictures on there, for those interested.
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I believe so, I get mine at Walgreen's for around $7. Brake Fluid works too (Pine Sol Works on metals, not so well on plastics), but I prefer the spraycanniness of the Easy Off. Spray it (Wear gloves, it's important), let it sit, and take a toothbrush to it later.
so what your saying is that oven cleaner can remove paint from plastic models? and after that, you take a toothbrush to your plastic model, and the paint just comes off?
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 05:50   #10 (permalink)
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The marines from the battle for macragge set are considerably shorter/smaller than a boxed set of marines when you compare them side by side, hopefully these ones will be close to actual size...if not it's fine, I hardly notice that ten of my marines are shorter.
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