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I'm doing some reading and brainstorming for a potential Death Guard force, and I've noticed a few times that people have outfitted their Plague Marines or other Death Guard forces with flamers. This regularly draws comments from other people saying that it is an un-fluffy choice. From reading the current CSM codex and the Index Astartes entry for Death Guard, though, I don't see anything that is particularly anti-flamer. Anti-heavy weapons, sure, but that's it. I even want to say I remember a Death Guard member in the Horus Heresy books picking up and using a flamer, but now I can't say I'm sure about that. So what am I missing?
This is pretty much academic as I'd probably be going with plasma guns anyway, but it still piqued my curiosity.
There's nothing saying that a Death Guard Flamer even has to spew prometheum, it could actually be extremely fluffy to have them spraying gouts of pestilence and disease at the enemy; stuff so deadly that it kills instantly, and only an NBC suit could possibly have a "chance" at protecting from it.
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the DG are trained in using their bolters and special weapons, often they were used to take fortified postions and in such actions a flamer is the best weapon when clearing bunkers or trenches, most people who say it's not a fluffy weapon don't know for what actions the DG were used.
And flamers are defintiely assault weaponry.
People might complain about unflufiness if you take heavy weapons and stuff.
but to be honest, regardless of what they are now, Plague marines were once astartes, so have the training to use anything, even if it's scavenged off a fresh battlefield.
Let your imagination run wild.
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric