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Old 09 Jul 2007, 18:58   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sisters of battle as Space Marines...

I know there is a huge debate all over various boards about this subject. I my slef like the idea and would love to field an army of Sisters of battle as space marines but the question remains would people refuse to play me if I use female space marines? I have a very intresting idea on how they would have come about and I would be using the Blood angels codex. what are your views?
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 19:25   #2 (permalink)
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I have no problem with female space marines. However if you just plunk down sisters of battle minis and say "They are space marines" then I wouldn't play you unless you used the Witch Hunter codex.

Sisters are siters.

Marines are marines.

You can't use the models for one as the other.
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 19:53   #3 (permalink)
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Even if you were to convert the minis you would stillnot play? My plan is to convert them to a degree...casues lets face it there is no female Space marine out there. But I do understand were you are comming from. This is just to get a idea on how people would react to the army if I go ahead and build it.
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 19:59   #4 (permalink)
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I disagree with Falstead. From my understanding, only males can take the upgrades that make them Space Marines. So I'd say you couldn't use Sisters at all as Marines. I'll see what sources I can dig up on it.
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 20:27   #5 (permalink)
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For the most part you are correct. But I have an idea almost like them being vampires and that instead of it being a Gen-seed its more of a curse of sorts. They will not be Chaos but blood thirsty chicks on a rampage. I know I would not be able to play the army at any GW events but I'm trying to figure out it most people would shun an army like that and never play me. Even if I made them look like SM's to a degree.
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 21:02   #6 (permalink)
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As long as they are official GW models(which sisters are), and are based on GW bases of the appropriate size I see no problem with it. You aren't proxying them, just using the models to represent a cool idea.

As far as I understand, yes marines do only take males. Why do they do this? Because males show the most aggression and are usually the warriors that are drawn from. So what if these marines come from an Amazonian death world?
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 23:59   #7 (permalink)
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Honestly as long as the models are either WYSIWYG in terms of their weapons and equipment or any proxies are easy to understand and do not cause confusion I have no problem with it. Of course, I'm pretty leniant on this sort of thing, but I reckon it's for this sort of idea that GTs and whatnot have adopted the "counts as" rule for. Just be sure that before the game your opponent is clear why there's a sister flying a landspeeder
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 00:21   #8 (permalink)
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As far as I understand, yes marines do only take males. Why do they do this? Because males show the most aggression and are usually the warriors that are drawn from. So what if these marines come from an Amazonian death world?
Actually, Marines only take males because their implants can only work in a male body. A females body doen't have the right amount of chemicals & hormones. So it'll take quite a clever idea to justify fluffy female marines.
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 00:36   #9 (permalink)
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I just feel its too confusing to use Sisters as marines. Its just not right! If you convert them sufficiently and appropriately then all's well.
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 13:21   #10 (permalink)
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I understand were you are comming from. Would it be better to try and convert normal marines to look female?
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