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I never thought it would happen. An announcement
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Old 05 Dec 2006, 16:48   #1 (permalink)
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Some of you may remember my (occasionally quite forceful) ranting about GW's policies regarding marines, hell I've probably complained more about them than almost anyone I can think of. I think my only negative karma around here was for that in fact.

However, over time I have come to realise that although GW may show marines more favour than I believe they should recieve, it does not mean that marine armies are inherantly bad. In fact they can be quite good. It is not some multinational company's marketing schemes that make an individual army good or bad, it is the players themselves. Those who fall into the trap of playing the army for the wrong reasons are those who give the army a bad name, but those who take the time to create something truly magnificent and fluffy are just like any other gamer who does the same, marine player or not.

Many of you may have noticed that I've actually made a few posts on this board in the past few months, and it's because of this



Some of you may remember this fellow from the showcase board. Well, it seems that he was only the beginning. It seemed that following my realization all I needed to start my first marine army in over 7 years was a good idea. And a good friend of mine gave me that idea.

The Stonecutters. Yes that secret society from The Simpsons. But before you label my efforts a "joke army", listen to what I have to say. The Stonecutters can actually be made to fit in well with established 40k fluff! Surely their belief in the "Chosen One" is downright Thorian . So the chapter and the Stonecutter cult it recruits from are distinctly pro-Thorian and actively seek a "Chosen One" so that the emperor may personally lead his people once more. This fluff-ification made (and the fact that my friend went with a different idea for his current army), I was able to start work on the Stonecutters chapter. An IA-type article is currently in the works, 11 more models have joined the ranks, with a good 20 re-inforcements on the way.

So call hell and ask what the temperature is because Fish Ead actually has a marine army in the works!
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Old 05 Dec 2006, 16:53   #2 (permalink)
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Good for you buddy! ;D
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Old 05 Dec 2006, 16:56   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like a great idea!

But your chapter master had damn well better look and sound like patrick stuart or there will be hell to pay... ;D

Good job!
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Old 05 Dec 2006, 17:19   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds like a great idea!

But your chapter master had damn well better look and sound like patrick stuart or there will be hell to pay... ;D

Good job!
"Who keeps Martians under wraps?"
"We do!"

I knew there was something funny about those Tech priests...
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Old 05 Dec 2006, 17:35   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to the brotherhood then!

If you have any questions about the marines be sure to ask them, we can help you with practically anything concerning them.

Have you thought about a small army list?
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Old 05 Dec 2006, 18:09   #6 (permalink)
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Been working on a few things regarding army lists. My plan is to go with Trust your Battle Brothers and Cleanse and Purify for traits. Trust your Battle Brothers seems like a good choice as the Stonecutters seemed pretty close-knit and Cleanse and Purify compliments it very well. As for drawbacks the one thing I know for certain is that Aspire to Glory is right out. Why? Because I reckon the stonecutters would love having relics around. Plus I really want to make a guy carrying around the sacred parchment .

As for tactical what-nots, I reckon it'll be VERY difficult to shift a True Grit squad from cover and a good sized squad will be able to lay out some deadly firepower at close range. So I'm thinking a fairly mobile core of these units backed up by a few fire support and close combat elements would make an effective combo in battle

And yes I plan to make "Number one" look like Patrick Stewart, don't worry Falstead
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Old 05 Dec 2006, 18:17   #7 (permalink)
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YAY! All you need is a Seargent Homer Glumpnick and you're set

Sounds like a good army concept though, very much a "Wall of power armour" type army.

Might I suggest perhaps having a few squads of "intiates"

Use scouts w/ bolters to throw some more bodies down on the field. They shoot just as well as your marines but cost a lot less and they infiltrate!

A couple of big scout squads could be a definite boon to your force and allow you to position some threatening units early in the game.
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Old 05 Dec 2006, 18:19   #8 (permalink)
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YAY! All you need is a Seargent Homer Glumpnick and you're set

Sounds like a good army concept though, very much a "Wall of power armour" type army.

Might I suggest perhaps having a few squads of "intiates"

Use scouts w/ bolters to throw some more bodies down on the field. They shoot just as well as your marines but cost a lot less and they infiltrate!

A couple of big scout squads could be a definite boon to your force and allow you to position some threatening units early in the game.
Oh I will have to get a scout squad at some point. Just so I can do my "Number 908" conversion of the bald somewhat overweight looking scout
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Old 05 Dec 2006, 18:40   #9 (permalink)
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Perhaps your assault squad should be armed with bolt pistols and paddles?
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Old 05 Dec 2006, 18:58   #10 (permalink)
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Perhaps your assault squad should be armed with bolt pistols and paddles?
HAH! That's brilliant! "And finally the paddling of the swollen ass."

Should the assault squad also have rollerblades so they can glide gracefully right into the enemy lines?
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