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Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 7:57 p.m. PST

Here are the traitor cousins of the assault marines I posted last week.

These guys might get a spin on the table top this weekend actually. I'm not sure what we are doing yet but it would be nice to get these guys and the other assault marines out for a clash of arms.

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The figs are great. I do really wish they would do them in plastic. I'd happily pay the same price or more for plastic ones over the resin ones. I think they work out to about $10 USD a pop in resin, I'd pay $12 USD for hard plastic ones because of how much easier they would be to work with.

PzGeneral06 Feb 2018 8:24 p.m. PST

How can they be traitors? They're wearing white!! wink

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 10:11 p.m. PST

Like the Klan?

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 8:15 a.m. PST

I was going to say "Star Wars' stormtroopers", but OK.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 8:38 a.m. PST

Very nicely done – notably the weathering!

alpha3six07 Feb 2018 10:31 a.m. PST

Lovely Heresy marines as usual, Pictors.

Sadly, Tony Cottrell said at the Horus Heresy Weekender that there are no plans for further 30k plastics at this time.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 12:23 p.m. PST

I know. They said that last year too. From what I've heard from the local stores HH gaming really dropped off when 8th arrived.

I kind of wondered what would be the best way to go with HH. That is a lot of books to just update all of a sudden with 8th rules.

Sticking with 7th had a lot of advantages but the big drawback is that no one wants to play that clunky piece of Bleeped text ruleset anymore.

What would have been a better option would probably have been to publish a transition ruleset that would allow you to convert the stats from 7th to 8th for all the models and with it a big list of stats for the weapons. Or even just republish all the stats and rules changes for 8th in a very text heavy list format.

Agent Smith Inactive Member07 Feb 2018 3:22 p.m. PST

Pictors I would convert to 8th just by using the rule of closet fit, I even ported over enslavers using similar methods.

Go on you know you want to!

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 4:29 p.m. PST

We actually use 3rd still so 7th isn't much of a switch.

Capt Flash07 Feb 2018 4:36 p.m. PST

Horus Heresy works well with 7th though.
As anyone who played Warhammer The Great War, knows- the system isn't bad without the crazy over-powered special rules.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 5:56 p.m. PST

I just find all the special rules in 7th, the differences between different types of close combat weapons (more than just power weapons, power fists and close combat weapons)and so forth a little too much for me to want to keep track of.

3rd was so much simpler and, until you started using tyranids, was very well balanced. For Astartes on Astartes it works very well.

We import some of the special rules and, when I get my hands on it, we might use the 7th edition rules from the book for HH.

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