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  1. Jay reached out, he had room. Thanks all!
  2. So, he painted my Deathguard and 1 IW Helbrute. I have more Helbrutes and Oblits, maybe more if the price is right- I now have a toddler, my paint time is low. Rather use my limited time to game. Here's some snaps of the dread he did:
  3. I don't do fleshy-armor hybrids, but my guy isn't taking commissions anymore. I just need a few jobs done. Iron Warriors. Some Oblits and a helbrute, maybe a Warpsmith. Anyone interested? EDIT: Danggit. In PDX- Hillsboro
  4. No, it's genetic engineering, part of which is a full body neural interface with power armor, allowing it to be.used as if it's not being worn at all. Most accurately, Sisters ae equivalent to stormtroopers with better gear. Aside from resolution issues, this is an incredibly patriarchal attitude from someone who is, as I recall, not only male but a white male. To me, that kind of tokenism is offensive and opinion driven. I don't like Eldar because I'm an elf, nor do I like SMs because I'm a fascist warrior monk, but poor girls only are drawn to a thing because of their sex organs? If GW made female SMs, suddenly we'd be awash in female gamers because they avoided 40k due to the lack of female SMs? Nonsense. There's a reason there's so many waves of feminism. To one, an all-female army, especially huper-sexualized, would be getting their own back. To others, it's patronizingly sexidt and diminutive. It's a game divised by a bunch if Brits in the 80s based on a bunch of scifi tropes. So, mainly dudes and yes, overwhelmingly white. So what? They weren't making a social statement, nor were they trying to portray a happy, integrated society. It's not white privilege anymore than it would be black.privilege if it was designed in Ethiopia instead and the characters were overwhelmingly black. There's a point one is just looking for an excuse to be offended. On fluff: You have to be compatible with the geneseed for implants, so being the same gender as the.prarch makes sense. In meta terms, it also leaves half the population carrying compatible genes in the breeding pool. On models: Bare marine heads should look like they have gigantism, not be an identifiably ethnic type. I also think the bare heads are moronic, and don't see the ethnicity of my.marines as relevant in their armor. To provide ethnicities, the demand would be to add what, a half-dozen heads, but they'd need to be every sprue, because making the assault marine asian while the devastator is black while the tactical is white is so biased.. . This is fine, because here you're not talking about how female gamers just want representation and that's their issue, but rather that you think it's the issue and more female models would fix it. I disagree- I think it's the fascist grimdark wargame attracting a non-representative male:female ratio inherently- but that's a different item entirely. Well, they're genetically engineered post humans since early puberty, whether they're more than formerly or notionally male is also open to dispute, IMO
  5. I am actually going to expand on this: Fluffwise, I see it as the high lords forbade the Ecclesiasty from having men under arms, and the Ecclesiasty shrugging and saying "no loss, the women kick ass." To me, it's empowering because the Ecclesiasty is gender equal, in the grimdarkness of the grimdark. Sisters don't need support, and they'll do it in boobplate and heels because they're better than you. Also, female gamers only want to play female characters, Sisters are the army for girls and those who support female equality-sentiment's sexist. In my experience, girls prefer 'Nids anyway.
  6. To me, pax, that's even more objectionable tokenism. I am cool with Sisters and boobplate because of the grimdark, personally- the Thor "no men under arms" decree that disbanded the Frateris militia, coupled with "THESE ARE WOMEN SEE THE WOMANNESS" of their elaborate armor. You're also wrong in equating Marines and Sisters flatout. It's Guard that they are intended as equivalent to, not Marines. It's disingenuous to claim "but to an outsider, they're both in power armor". Outsiders don't know what power armor is, to make the comparison. 40k is grimdark historic. Making it fit modern mores is frankly inappropriate- in my opinion. Just say it seems sexist to you and nove on- don't try to prove subjective statements right.
  7. For sisters, a lot will depend on how the Valk rules are worded. If they can transport C: IA units, cool. Who is thinking the allies formation will be dead in8th?
  8. Dying to know if the Sekhmet have power weapons or power swords
  9. That "or connected"" may make shenanigans. If reactors are connected by pipes to a void shield generator, and that generator is then also connected to a second (or an Obliterator), do both get the bonus?
  10. Note for Ordo: This is right by hands down the best pizza in the Portland Metro (Jimmy O's) and by one of the two best Mazatlans in PDX (the other being on 185th in Hillsboro). I intend to go out next time I'm on east side.
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