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After 10k years....

Postby Fenris » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:21 pm

...the imperium decided to pay for a winzip licen...ehm...upgrade the space marines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_wXCBDiLEA

This being 40k,how long before the whole thing gets fucked up?
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Major Rawne » Mon May 01, 2017 8:59 am

You mean more than it already is?
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Fenris » Mon May 01, 2017 4:35 pm

Yep,grimdark has no maxium level of grimdarkness after all
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Fenris » Mon May 15, 2017 5:40 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYGrIBpE2PI

Models look great,wonders of not having the squatting legs
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Athelassan » Mon May 15, 2017 6:08 pm

At least try to follow the no-swearing rule, please guys.
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Therion » Wed May 17, 2017 8:39 am

Whoa, I quit Wh40k and wargaming in general and what immediately happens is GW progressing Wh40k and bringing a primarch back.

Why does it have to be so tacky, though XD ?
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Xisor » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:19 pm

The new Repulsor grav tank is up for show the last couple of days. I really quite like the chassis, but it looks pre-orkified the way the the guns are bolted on. Not terrible, but... daft.

Similarly, the space-drop assault-y Marines... they look utterly preposterous. The Kharadron Overlord Ball-Danglers look appropriately silly - in a sort of gruff, endearing way, but the Primaris just look a bit... well, less gruff, more cat-held-by-the-scruff-of-the-neck.

Had a good gander through the rulebook yesterday - Nothing superduper exciting in the new lore, well, except one detail:

Iyanden is in the Naogeddon system...
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Fenris » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:44 pm

Seems the tie-in novel is painting a more...nuanced side to the primaris and guillipuff compared to the "rules" fluff

:geek:

Things might end up being a bit *censor*-ed up from the start
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby shadowhawk2008 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:49 pm

Having finished Guy Haley's Dark Imperium yesterday, the novel certainly adds a lot of... colour to the new lore. The Primaris do seem a bit tacky when in action, but I quite like the direction that the studio has gone for. Big shake-ups were certainly needed, and I'm all for an approach that is not the disaster that the End Times were for Warhammer Fantasy.
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Squiggle » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:49 pm

I seem to be getting the new box on pre-order. And I confess a certain childish excitement once again. The new direction and commitment GW has towards its fans is certainly a welcome change, as is the involvement of Jervis Johnson in the new ruleset.

Good to see.

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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Xisor » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:45 pm

Yep, it's grand. I caught the interview with Phil Kelly and Andy .... King? I forget, they were interesting though
Not really speaking to my tastes directly, or as cryptic as if like, but they're allowing a great deal of room to play in and scope to evoke interesting things.

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Myself, I keeping reviewing a 'ragged delegation from Terra' idea - a little force of IG, Storm Troopers, Deathwatch, Sisters of Silence and maybe even Custodes forging out from Terra on a madcap adventure into horror. It's involve acquiring three SC boxes, amongst other things, but I'm quite fond of the idea...

A who's who of people (literally) overshadowed by these Primaris greenhorns...
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Major Rawne » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:44 pm

I too have the bug for 8th Edition. Got a little broken chapters concept brewing. However I don't really have the room or the funds to be starting an army anytime soon, though will likely pick up the rule book to see what it's all about.
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Fenris » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:04 pm

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Primaris still seem fishy :D

(My local gw store was giving away one interceptor with a WD purchase...The models are honestly lovely,even as snapfit)
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Squiggle » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:15 pm

well my box should be here this week. I'm likely to get the new Black Library tie-in novel, and just get on with it. Be nice to get back into some serious hobbying and writing!!

I just wish I had more time!
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:43 pm

Didn't Deanna Troi have something to say about time?
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Rob P » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:16 pm

I'm slowly getting lured in, but I suffer from special snowflake syndrome, so i'm torn between primaris Word Bearers in pre-heresy colours (let's face it they'll look like the Space Wolves in the dark grey) or primaris Astral Claws. I'm also conflicted by the obvious lore conflict this creates and the fact that primaris will be the FOTMY.

Obviously, Orks look tasty too and race x and race y.
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Xisor » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:51 am

I'm still focussed on a DW-y binge, but in terms of Primaris I'm think a "full, brutal replacement" of the Astral Knights (though a boring colour scheme), or Storm Giants with the headcannon that they've been Salamanders Primaris all along (e.g. since day 0 - even their Salamanders-successor regular Marine HQ might never have set foot within the Nocturne system...) - one of the early 'field trials of the program.

(Which makes Third War for Armageddon difficult, but I like the idea of convoluted reasons for having them never appear directly in person whilst other people are about...)
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Squiggle » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:22 pm

Spoiler: there is an interesting comment in Dark Imperium which hints at the idea that the Imperium still has gene samples from the now traitor legions... and Cawl is convinced he can remake them without the faults that led to their downfall. Gulliaman flatly refused to countenance it, which makes sense. but it does leave open the possibility of a pre-heresy primaries colour scheme.



but it is very fluffy to have Crimson Fists or Scythes of the Emperor in primaris marines for obvious reasons. I do love the Crimson Fists scheme but GW seem to have discontinued the transfers for them!
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Xisor » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:31 pm

Side-note: Aliette De Bodard on Twitter was mentioning a massive 'problem' that hugely undermines a lot of speculative fiction - purity of blood.

I was watching a YouTube video about (also titled such) the Fantastic Masculinity of Newt Scamander - and it hit something neat too, that resonates back through a lot of BL fiction (though is hardly unique) Newt isn't de-facto special. He's from an unremarkable family, his "gifts" aren't fated - merely competence and quirks.

In that respect - and in some of 40k's defence, it's interesting that it is argued as legit - there are demonstrable genetic flaws (Black Dragons, for example) but they're not entirely linked to foregone conclusions. Indeed, even the Inquisition & Creeds on 40k are varied on the topic: sometimes attesting that corruption is *always* a choice, sometimes that even the innocent (or even inanimate) can become corrupt by proximity.

It'd be really interesting to hear quite a 'low key'/practical take on 40k's genetics and heritage - perhaps even foing so far as to really exploring that the lineage of the First Founding is nothing more or less than the Aristocrates Astartes.

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Man, I'm happy with *that* angle for some Primaris!
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Re: After 10k years....

Postby Rob P » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:53 pm

@Xisor: Sounds like a prompt for a discussion!

@Squiggle: I heard the spoiler thing, but ... dunno. I'm trying to go for something quite specific. I like the traitor characters on the turn. There is something really interesting about Lorgar (especially since ADB got involved) and I like all the ambiguity with the Astral Claws.
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