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The last word on TMP13 Mar 2017 6:54 a.m. PST

How about a range of Ultra Marine women folk/ warriors based on this part- image clothes, jewellery and weapons?

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Cool!

Legion 413 Mar 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

They talked about this awhile back … According to the various versions of "fluff". The SMs don't[or didn't] have Females. But the Female version of Imperial Warrior are the SoBs, i.e. Nuns with Guns. wink

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 7:28 a.m. PST

Aren't they all genetically engineered?

Personal logo cloudcaptain Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 7:34 a.m. PST

There were the old K-Force/Demon Blade Shock Sister figs:

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alpha3six13 Mar 2017 8:01 a.m. PST

Ah Conflux… I spent enough money on booster boxes and singles during the Alara arc to buy several 40k armies.

haywire Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 9:52 a.m. PST

There is the figure in the Inquisitor retinue with a rebreather.


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The last word on TMP13 Mar 2017 10:16 a.m. PST

Well, yes, Haywire, along those lines.

A bit softer, maybe …maybe

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

In the future there is only death….and taxes…and the kids need new shoes…and when you've finished destroying Genestealers perhaps you could find time to cut the lawn ? And the dishwasher is playing up again – it's no joke !

By John 5413 Mar 2017 2:39 p.m. PST

Back when the world was young, i.e the late Eighties, GW made two female Marines, well, close to the 'beakie' style of Marine.

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John

Legion 414 Mar 2017 8:02 a.m. PST

Aren't they all genetically engineered?
IIRC, but the GW fluff changes so frequently I don't keep up. It's like they are taking a concept from 1984 "Orwellain" "New Think/Speak".

I have almost all Epic Forces in my 6mm Sci-fi inventory.[and other too !] But even the SoB proxies/fan made models based on GW fluff are even too weird for me ! As are the 6mm Dark Eldar "proxies". Again … just too weird ! If they want to have female war fighters, just put them in the standard SM Armor[as John posted] or IG BDUs, etc. … evil grin

Admittedly even today in with body armor, etc., It is not always easy to tell a Female war fighter from a Male. But according to GW. Female warriors running around in armored underwear, etc., seems to fit their [skewed ?] "concepts". Like something out of a teen ager's day dream … huh?

Buff Orpington14 Mar 2017 11:07 a.m. PST

" Female warriors running around in armored underwear, etc., seems to fit their [skewed ?] "concepts". Like something out of a teenager's day dream … huh?"

Just catering to the core market.

Legion 414 Mar 2017 3:28 p.m. PST

Of course … didn't say it was really a bad thing … wink

chromedog02 Apr 2017 4:30 a.m. PST

Marines aren't so much genetically engineered as modified. They take bog standard humans and modify them with implants and stuff. Strengthening skeletons, improving the bone/muscle connections, reflexes, etc.

They have (up to) 20-ish new implants and organs and a regime of chemical and neuro therapy to get them to work, but they aren't the sort of thing that could be genetically passed on to progeny (Even if they did breed, no human female could handle them – cf "man of steel, woman of kleenex" by Larry Niven).

Two of those organs exist ONLY to store the stem cells for the implant organs (which can be used to grow more of those organs).

The PRIMARCHS (where ALL of the SM organ implants come from) WERE genetically engineered from the ground up. None of them were born naturally of a mother – their parents were a bunch of eggheads and a petri dish (but the donor cells came from the big E).

There aren't any female marines. Something about keyed to "male" hormones (women ALSO produce them – something you learn in High school PD classes) but it used to be "chromosomes" (more than likely keyed to the "y").
Not that female candidates that produced the required levels of the right hormones would look particularly feminine anyway (and boob plate would be unnecessary, as they are one of the first casualties of too much of the "wrong" ones.)

Eclipsing Binaries03 Apr 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

Chromedog, maybe that's the "point" of boob plates. They're actually empty but are there to make up for the negative effects of too many steroids!

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