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Old 01 Jul 2005, 17:00   #1 (permalink)
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Hey im new to 40k and bought a space marine battle box. my firends are eldar, space marine blood angels. anyways i was wondering, i wanan go ultra marines and i have the SPACEMARINE codex, but where do i find the special benifits and abbilities of ultra marines. the blood angels for example have there own codex that list there abilities like not taking a moral check. all input is appreciated thankx!
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Old 01 Jul 2005, 17:30   #2 (permalink)
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Okay, here is the thing about Ultramarines. the Ultramarines are THE codex chapter. the Space Marine Codex you ahve in your hands? That's the Ultramarines. Thier primarch was the one that wrote the book that most chapters use as the basis for how a psace marine chapter should work.

While they have some special characters and units covered farther back in the book the main part of the codex is just how the ultramarines are. Every other chapter is judged on how far they vary from the Ultramarines tactics and doctrines. The reason DA, BA, BT and SW have thier own codex is because thier tactics and doctrines vary so much formt eh codex that they actually need diffrent force organizations.
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Old 01 Jul 2005, 17:36   #3 (permalink)
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The Ultramarines used to just be the template chapter. They had no special rules, units, abilities, or characters except for Calgar. With the new codex, they got two special units unique to that chapter. Their still have viewer special rules and benefits than any of the other variant chapters, but they aren't exactly "The Vanilla Marines" any more.
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Old 01 Jul 2005, 21:17   #4 (permalink)
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Ultra Marines aren't so adhering to the Codex their Primarch wrote in the first place. This is because the all powerful greed god Games Workshop can manipulate them..

Anyway, Ultramarines don't have an extra codex because they aren't so drastically different from the norm. Their geneseed is stable and they employ 'normal' tactics as opposed to the "Lets just charge 'em Mephiston.." tactics of the Blood Angels.
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Old 01 Jul 2005, 22:51   #5 (permalink)
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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! i was SOOOOO confused lol! i played my first game today, a 1500 poitn game, me and imperial agaisnt dark and normal eldar, unfortunatly we lost mainly due to my newbness. so anyways what are the bennifits of being ultramarines instead of blood. now that im clear on what codex to use lol. O0
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Old 02 Jul 2005, 00:04   #6 (permalink)
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you get Calgar ^-^ but other than that i dont know :P

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Old 02 Jul 2005, 11:01   #7 (permalink)
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Your devastators dont have to charge off their firing positions.
And very little cheddar is hurled at the army.
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Old 02 Jul 2005, 12:59   #8 (permalink)
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There are no benefits other than you get to use the Codex entries as they are stated, with no additional rules. I see this a benefit, other might see moving randomly as a benefit. It's all about your play style and what you like/don't like.
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Old 02 Jul 2005, 13:04   #9 (permalink)
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a good benefit is that you dont have to buy another SM codex just on Ultras as its all in the same book ^-^

also you have things like the ultramarines honour guard and tyrannic war veterans
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a benifit of fielding ultramarnies is you get to use tigurus and he is nasty.

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