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Games Workshop - Warhammer 40,000 - BOARDING PATROL: Space Marines

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Since it’s a game format with rules and restrictions, I always start with list building. Having Battlescribe open is a great way to flesh out your upcoming list in accordance with what you have, what you want, and what you’re going for. Some people on Discord saw me painstakingly balance out points and unit wargear in my list for a week before the Arks of Omen changes shredded everything. And I had to do it all over again. Everyone has a different approach, but I tailor my thematic lists with an eye toward how I think my force would operate. What is the cultural environment and doctrine that shapes these troops? What is the context of their mission? What kind of equipment would they bring? Would it work on the tabletop at all?

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This is one of the models I built, but never reached the painting table. He uses an Eliminator with minimal adjustments as a base. I worked over the weapon extensively to make it super tacticool. Some Delaque ganger parts and some cutting. An inquisitorial helmet marks his service to the Deathwatch. I think he’s a perfect Captain, Lieutenant or other veteran character and it’s time to do him justice. I ground my two brain cells together hard to get here. A fighting force for my chapter that would reasonably insert into a space hulk. I’m going to spare you from my mountains of lore. The short version is that my homebrew chapter that I’ve worked on for eight years are the Iron Panthers. They’re Iron Hands in geneseed and Raven Guard in disposition. That sums it up. It’s honestly boring compared to some of the zany ideas out there. Ork and Chaos players are some of the finest repositories of themed armies because their factions are so flexible in the lore. They also don’t spend a lot of time winning, so Ork and Chaos players have to do something with that time and talent. I jest, but space marines done slightly differently are both the most milquetoast version of your guys, and the most time honored one.Boarding Patrol: Chaos Space Marines provides a brutal force of Heretic Astartes infantry, perfectly suited to ripping foes apart in games of Warhammer 40,000 – especially in the dense and deadly Boarding Action missions detailed in the Arks of Omen series – and will save you money compared to buying the kits individually. This box can be used to assemble a variety of units – the recommended build for Boarding Action games is Abaddon the Despoiler, five Legionaries, and two Cultist Mobs of ten models each.

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The details might change, but this is the shape of my painting pledge. Can you believe that Arks of Omen made the list like 100 points cheaper?I encourage everyone to try building a unit while treating your entire bits box as fair game. And engage it with all of your skills. You’d be amazed at what you can learn about converting and painting by just pushing your creative limits once. Dream together a Kill Team that you’re proud of. Build that elite squad you think would be an awesome reference for your homemade lore. Make a centerpiece character using all of your know-how. Because even it’s not perfect, you know you stepped out of the confines of the instruction manual and made something truly unique. These rules were tailored to my hobby situation, which is that I have an unpainted model problem. I had a squad of unfinished breacher Primaris with boarding shields that would be perfect for this project. There was also a character conversion with some pretty flashy gear. Eradicators are a great anti-armour unit and I still haven’t finished my Indomitus Eradicators. In 2023. Yeah. Tactical flexibility is the aim of the Ultramarines, and the Scions of Macragge provides 10 high-powered Hellblasters, 10 reliable Intercessors, and three indomitable Bladeguard Veterans. They are led by the powerful Chief Librarian Tigurius, as well as Chapter Master Marneus Calgar and his two resolute Victrix Guard. Also included are two Ultramarine upgrade sprues and transfer sheets.** Space Marine Heroes 2023 – Blood Angels Collection Two

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My first 40K models included a Sternguard Squad. I love Astartes veterans, and I love ranged combat. I was always a little saddened that personalised, elite ranged troops never made it over the Rubicon Primaris. Instead, we mostly have mono-wargear squads that are much easier to handle in gameplay, but somewhat less interesting to unbox. I vastly prefer the new range’s detailing and proportions, but my heart still yearns for customization in both rules and models. Themed forces are a great way to engage with your model range. Converting is a joy, and with a selection as diverse and cross-compatible as Primaris, it’s downright simple. I crawl through my accumulated bitz box for ideas – a compartmentalised mash of Imperial Guard, scenery and Space Marine pieces. Some of them are mangled by clippers, and others still have their casting gates. The words that ring in my mind are assault, shipbreaking and steely. I wrangle with ideas: breaching shotguns; communications; shipbreaking charges; medics; corridor clearing. I fish out parts that will fit and bag them up while making a mental shopping list. What I’m saying is, work with what you have for inspiration. Develop your theme, and keep your concept in mind. Constraints foster creativity. But what I’m also saying is, I can’t just make more Phobos-armoured legs and torsos appear out of nowhere.

The modelmaking aspect of 40K always drew me in before gameplay. I grew up on a steady diet of scale military models and this hobby is just an extension of that. I’ve never built a kit entirely in line with the instructions, and my head is always swimming with ideas and lore that start brilliantly and end in my unpainted pile. left) completed in my first two weeks of the hobby. (right) completed in my seventh year of the hobby. I love them both. Take your Warhammer 40,000 battles into the interior of claustrophobic void ships in Arks of Omen: Abaddon . The first volume in the galaxy-quaking Arks of Omen series, this book sets the narrative as Vashtorr provides Abaddon with the means to raise his terrible Balefleets.

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