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View Poll Results: Do you think that space marines should have a low costing unit?
Yes they need at least 1 1 2.78%
No sm are the elite 20 55.56%
maybe 1 2.78%
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Old 29 Jan 2006, 18:56   #1 (permalink)
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Default Space marine Points cost

After flipping through a space marine codex I noticed the lowest unit choice is scouts, which being compared to other armies options are relatively expensive. Do you think there should be a lower unit cost for space marines ???
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Old 29 Jan 2006, 19:09   #2 (permalink)
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Ummm...no, not really. Part of the whole character of the Space Marine codex is of high-value units. They're not Guard, or 'nids.

Besides, what would they use? The only things that might be cheaper, and fit into the codex, would be the Chapter's serfs or defence auxilla - for which you could just use allied Guard.

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No. I do not want to be outnumbered by SMurfs.
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Old 29 Jan 2006, 20:14   #4 (permalink)
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Though that does occasionally happen and its terrifying.

Back in 3rd ed my 18 man 1000 point aspect warrior army dismembered a space marine army with like 45 guys in it. It was awesome.
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Space Marines don't need a cheap, weak guy. They're too low for the Marines. The whole point is that the troops are stronger, but much more expensive. Then everything is balanced out. Who needs cannon fodder when everybody can fight really well?
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 03:14   #6 (permalink)
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Space marines can have servitors, they are only 10 pts and you could have alot of them.
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not really... i dont see a unit in the codex saying SERVITOR SQUAD...

the max you can get is 4 with a techmarine anyway... and he costs alot of points
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 03:35   #8 (permalink)
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More than Force Commanders, in fact...

Space Marines are supposed to be the "[relatively] few and the proud" - they don't need a low-cost troop, 15pts is a bargain realy, although stacking True Grit and Furious Assault/Infiltrate realy puts the hurt on you sometimes.

And there's a reason SM can't take Kroot Mercinaries, too...
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Yeah SM are too good for low-level troops. They would just tarnish the SM's awesomeness.
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Who needs power armour when you've got a walking meat shield? Go cannon monkeys, go! Yeah, I can see it now, a grim force of Space Marines herding lesser mortals across mine fields and into gunfire. They're easy to recruit; they just pop down to the local hive complex with a couple of Thunderhawks and round up anyone they deem to be heretical or impure. Give them a fluorescent jacket each and tell them if they make it to the other side of the battlefield, they're free to go. Otherwise, it's promethium purification for the lot of 'em.

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