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  1. StygianArcanum

    CA leaks

    Nice conversion! Once we get more bits like the power fist, I'll actually start considering Primaris as a real army.
  2. StygianArcanum

    CA leaks

    As a Necron player, I am excited for all the points drops we got. Also as a Necron player, I am concerned that Tau and Admech, the two factions I struggle most against, also got substantial points drops. On the other hand, expect an Anrakyr and like 30 Praetorians list at the next OFCC.
  3. StygianArcanum

    Faction Focus - Adepta Sororitas

    That's what I was getting too on the fighting twice, but they're still going to need to FAQ that to make it clear. And good point about getting to pile in and consolidate twice when it fights twice. As well as being better than simple additional attacks gameplay-wise, it also fits better with the cinematic aspect of the Engine tearing into enemy units like an unstoppable whirlwind.
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    Faction Focus - Adepta Sororitas

    Well, Vessel of the Emperor's Will looks interesting. We'll have to see what the other Acts of Faith are. I agree that the 6+ FNP is underwhelming, though, and that the Penitent Engine needs clarification on exactly when it fights again. Does it fight like a normal unit and then you can select it to fight again after your opponent has selected a unit? How does that work with charges? Will the Engine fight twice before the unit it charged gets to fight, and can you interrupt it between those two fights? It's a terribly confusing ability.
  5. StygianArcanum

    Vigilus Weekender data dump (from reddit)

    For the Ultramarines? Not particularly. For as long as I've played, Ultramarines have been front and center of the entire franchise, never mind the Space Marines as a faction. And while they are by far the most prevalent in the official content (campaign books, artwork, and that sort of thing), they are far less so in the Black Library, and even in the Codexes, it's still "Codex: Space Marines," and not "Codex: Ultramarines." Are they the most developed Chapter? Absolutely. I don't think that means GW is looking to phase out the other Chapters, however.
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    Vigilus Weekender data dump (from reddit)

    Nice, that would be cool. I expect we'll see a fair number of Orks with those bits running around once this guy's been out for a while.
  7. StygianArcanum

    Imperial/Crimson Fist Primaris Kit

    Well the upgrade kit at least gives me hope that there may someday be a degree of customization available to Primaris models. The power fist, for example, doesn't have rules on Primaris at the moment, right?
  8. StygianArcanum

    Vigilus Weekender data dump (from reddit)

    I also like that approach, but it seems too simple a solution for GW to come up with.
  9. StygianArcanum

    Vigilus Weekender data dump (from reddit)

    An army doesn't have to be going anywhere to be going nowhere. This non-answer leaves open the possibility that while Normal Marines kits will continue to be produced, all the new stuff will go to the Primaris until one day they just don't get rules in the newest codex. But not to end on a glum note, Interesting. What's your take on this? Like rather than your Battalion giving you 5 CP, your Totally-Not-A-Decurion would give you -3 CP?
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    Nemesis

    I love the black marble effect on the face grille there. I can kinda see why they went with this kind of Titan rather than attempting to make the Imperator. Plus I approve the introduction of more weapon options for the Reaver.
  11. StygianArcanum

    What's this teaser video about?

    I don't quite buy the logistical argument as most Chapters look after their own supply, but I suppose the initial wave, all coming from Mars, with no infrastructure in place among existing Chapters, would have to be standardized to a degree.
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    What's this teaser video about?

    Well put. That is exactly my problem with them. I love the models (Well, the infantry and the Dadnought. Aggressors are eh, Inceptors look like a dude in a baby carrier, and the Repulsor has just as much in common with an Ork Dakkawagon as it does with other Imperial vehicles), but there's no flexibility. Every unit has its assigned role and its one or two wargear options. There's no option to put a Hellblaster in an Intercessor squad. Not without Deathwatch, anyway. There's no lascannons, no heavy bolters, no special weapons, no transports or support vehicles. And no dedicated melee unit. No room to customize your character models, which is one of my favorite parts of the hobby. Until the Primaris line at least supports special weapons like a tactical squad or devestators and has a useful transport, I can't see myself bothering to pick up any Space Marines stuff.
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    What's this teaser video about?

    I know, but it's not for me. I can't justify the effort house-ruling in normal marines will take in a few short years.
  14. StygianArcanum

    What's this teaser video about?

    Well I guess I can officially wave goodbye to playing Normal Marines at next OFCC. No point in bulking out an army that's on it's way out the door. The hardest part will be repainting my Rhinos to match my Sisters of Battle when they come out.
  15. StygianArcanum

    Sisters CA 2018 Discussion

    These are all pretty neat ideas. I don't know a lot of the history of the rules or the current rules, but I like the sound of overhauling the Exorcist. It's an iconic model that deserves a place of pride in the range.
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