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Old 15 May 2006, 17:29   #1 (permalink)
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Right, so my friend made an offer today: His Ultramarines army. He is no longer interested in the hobby, I guess.

So here's what he's offering.
Marneus Calgar
Tigurius
Bike Chaplain
Apothecary
Librarian
Tech-marine
Captain
5 Terminators
41 Marines
5 Scouts
2 Land Speeders
1 Assault Bike
2 Rhinos
Land Raider
Predator
Culexis Assassin
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All for $250 US. Including Carrying Cases and really big box that he built for his vehicles.

So what do you think? Is it worth it? All models are fairly well painted... I'm considering it.
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Old 15 May 2006, 18:10   #2 (permalink)
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YES!!!!!!

What a deal my friend, what a deal.
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Old 15 May 2006, 18:23   #3 (permalink)
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Yea, he just threw in a couple other things, so I'm gonna buy.
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I'd pay 350 for that!
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Old 15 May 2006, 18:49   #5 (permalink)
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I'd beat you if you didn't take that up. :-\
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Old 15 May 2006, 18:51   #6 (permalink)
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The first thing to ask yourself is:

Do you want an Ultramarine army?

If the answer is YES

Are these models painted to a standard you find acceptable and aesthetically pleasing?

If the answer is YES

Are you comfortable owning and playing with models that you didn't assemble and paint?

If the answer is NO

Are you willing to strip and repaint an entire army?


If you're comfortable with all that then this is a pretty good deal. It's a fair few number of marines, easily a 1500 point army;

HOWEVER

A lot of this stuff won't be used regularly or is simply illegal as it is now.

Marneus Calgar and Tigirius:

They're cool models but you won't find yourself using either one very often, let alone both at once.

1 Attack bike

This isn't a legal unit, unless you get another attack bike, or a bike squad to attach it to you can't use this at all.

Culexus Assassin

You can't include an assassin in your force if you don't have an inquisitor.

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Old 15 May 2006, 19:28   #7 (permalink)
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I wouldent, I would rather buy, convert and paint my own models.
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Old 15 May 2006, 19:54   #8 (permalink)
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That's interesting that. Who would buy and who wouldn't...it's a great way to kickstart your interest in the hobby, but models are never really yours unless you assemble and paint them yourself. You'll discover that once you do your first model, no matter how crap it looks, it'll be the most treasured in your army. Is this a second army for you then, or your first?
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Old 15 May 2006, 21:06   #9 (permalink)
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I think its his third.

I personally would take the deal, your getting quite a good start up, and as long as there isn't any crap wiped on them for paint they would be fine.
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Old 15 May 2006, 22:27   #10 (permalink)
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yeah.. and you can always redo those models you dont like.. SO BUY IT..before I reach through the internet and choke you...
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