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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian06 Jan 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

Which type of Space Marine chapters do you typically field in games of 40K? The 'big name' famous chapters, the 'regular' common chapters, or the truly obscure chapters? Or chapters of your own design?

Insomniac06 Jan 2018 1:35 p.m. PST

My own design.

The Beast Rampant06 Jan 2018 1:57 p.m. PST

I have Crimson Fists (as the honorary posterboys of Rogue Trader), and my own chapter.

I may paint the Primaris I got with the 8th starter box as a different, "official" chapter, too. I haven't decided yet.

Generalstoner49 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2018 2:37 p.m. PST

My favorite chapter have always been the Blood Angels so they are pretty main stream. But I always like to have a second founding chapter as well so I chose Black Templars for them. Finally I like to have a late founding chapter and for that I built Iron Snakes after reading Brotherhood of the Snake.

This gives me access to two different, main chapters each with their own rules and a basic codex chapter that is an ultramarine successor.

Pizzagrenadier06 Jan 2018 3:01 p.m. PST

I've been drawn to the chapters of the Badab War since it first appeared in White Dwarf. One of my first RTB01 chapters was the Mantis Warriors. I recently revisited the Badab War using new miniatures (in as much MK VI Beakie armor as I can get my hands on) with the Forgeworld updated chapter color schemes.

Mantis Warriors and Fire Hawks are my favorite, but I also have Red Scorpions and Astral Claws… I admit I have a problem.

See here:

We use a modified form of the Betrayal at Calth board game, here:


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2018 3:58 p.m. PST

White scars

Legion 406 Jan 2018 4:07 p.m. PST

Well in Epic scale 40K … I have SM units of

Loyalists :
DA, BA, SW, UM, IF, Sal, LoD … and Red Scorps & Skull Bearer awaiting paint…

Traitor :
SoH, TS, NL, EC, WE … and Heresy SoH awaiting paint …

Chaos :

DG, EC, IW, TS …

WE, BL, WB … some elements still need painting

AL awaiting paint …

evil grin

PaulByzantios06 Jan 2018 6:47 p.m. PST

Space Wolves have been my favorite and primary 40K army for over 20 years. Space Vikings! How can you go wrong. I also have Dark Angels (love to team them with the Wolves forcing two chapters that loathe each other to fight together.) I also have a Blood Angels Army and a Black Templar army and finally a vanilla Ultramarine army.

alpha3six06 Jan 2018 11:29 p.m. PST

Ultramarines (30k and 40k), Space Wolves(40k), and Word Bearers (30k) for me.

Hades wolf07 Jan 2018 2:58 a.m. PST

8th Edition Primaris Marines are Dire Wolves of Space Wolves extraction and my existing stunty marines are Blood Angels

roving bandit07 Jan 2018 9:07 a.m. PST

I do mainly Ultramarines.
But I have a Dark Angels force awaiting painting.
And I also have Blood Angel scouts and Terminators for games of Lost Patrol and Space Hulk.

Bandolier07 Jan 2018 3:15 p.m. PST

My eldest son decided to repaint all his Ultramarines as the more obscure Angels of Absolution, but soon got bored with painting them. Now Blood Angels are his preference while I paint an army of White Scars using mostly oop models.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jan 2018 3:40 p.m. PST

Mostly school colors for DOM, SOM and various relatives.

A few unique chapters such as The Space Marines of Madagascar.

This sucks!

And In-Retconned Pre IP Controversy Redacted Cannon …

Daughters of Malal

Then I have a few buckets of Ultramarine painted guys who are less than canonical. And a bucket or so of Chaos Space Marines. Is it possible for CSM to be non-canonical?



… and some EM4 not-spacemarines.

Legion 409 Jan 2018 7:05 a.m. PST

thumbs up !!!

wehrmacht09 Jan 2018 7:56 a.m. PST

Heresy-era – Blood Drinkers (Blood Angels), Iron Warriors

40K – Black Templars, Dark Angels Deathwing, all-metal Rogue Trader era Howling Griffons :-)



Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jan 2018 8:58 a.m. PST

Heresy Era: World Eaters, Thousand Sons, Vlyka Fenryka

40K: Black Legion, World Eaters, Emperor's Children

Borderguy19009 Jan 2018 9:03 p.m. PST

My own. Shadow Warriors, a late-founding Imperial Fists chapter.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2018 8:43 a.m. PST

I'm only doing 30k Legions so I guess that would be "big name".

kallman11 Jan 2018 8:52 a.m. PST

I have World Eaters and Black Legion for my Traitor chapters. I have my own Space Marine chapter The Sons of America. Seen below:


I have wanted to do the Crimson Fists as an homage to the original RT days and currently have an renewed interest in the Dark Angels as I have always found their story in the fluff fascinating.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 8:56 a.m. PST

The Emperor's Pointy Sticks!
"Poke 'em in the eye!"
evil grin

Legion 411 Jan 2018 12:54 p.m. PST

I like it kallman !

GypsyComet01 Mar 2018 9:30 p.m. PST

My Rogue Trader days saw a couple custom chapters, to the tune of a squad each.

Then came the more defined later editions. I bought across the board, but have since pared down most of the oddballs and now am concentrating on Blood Angels, with a side order of their Successors.

Legion 402 Mar 2018 6:06 a.m. PST

I also will add a Bn of Black Templars to my EPIC SMs now …

Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 7:20 p.m. PST

Ultramarines for Epic40K.

Then two chapters of my own. The Stormhammers and the Blood Lions.

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