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I'm thinking of getting Space Marines but don't know what to get. What chapter is best or if its best to just not use a chapter.
Please tell me what you think, it will be much used.
The best chapter is the chapter with the colors that you like and/or uses a lot of the particular model that you like. Here are "official" chapters...
And you can design your own, like these...
Just pick something you'll enjoy painting & looking at.
Now, if you might re-sell your army down the line, then the best chapter is a popular chapter or the newest chapter... Ultramarines, Dark Angels, etc.
what radish said; try finding a colour scheme that you enjoy looking at, since you will probably spend alot of time with it
but if you have no idea what to get id simply start with the codex and a tactical squad box.
in the codex you will find all manner of chapters even though its a bit biased towards ultramarines..
just some suggestions to help you along;
have you got another army? if so what colour are they, perhaps choose a complementary colour?
whats your favourite colour?
i mean anything could work, but remember; regardless of how good/bad its painted a fully painted force looks awesome
You can even invent your own chapter if you wish, this is probably the best route for you to take if you don't have an existing preference!
As simonilicious said the best idea is to get the Codex and see what you would prefer - at the end of the day it's your army, not ours so you have to follow your heart! BEar in mind though that if you want to play Space Wolves, Black Templars, Dark Angels or Blood Angels, they all have seperate Codices from Codex Space Marines, so make sure you don't want one of those Chapters otherwise you might end up wasting money (though the Blood Angels one is a free download from GW's website).
Either that or go on the internet (GW site, wikipedia whatever) and read up on the different chapters and see if there is one you like!
i'm a tyranid play at the moment. They are green with gray carapace. I think these are my favourite colours. I was thinking of doing the sholder pad dark angels green, drybrushed over with snot green to make it a bit lighter, and the reat Codex gray dry brushed over with fortress gray. This is haw a used those colours with my tyranids and theylookes realy gd.
What do u think?
Black Templars ~under construction~
if you like green go with green!
you might wanna throw some other colour in there aswell though, to spice things up, like some yellow or smth.
dont worry about looking as an existing chapter, most ppl arent douchebags about it.
i painted mine red and everyone thinks theyre blood angels, but when you say no and explain theyre a DIY Chapter they wanna know more.. so no worries
Really, please read the stickied posts at the top of the section. They'll help a lot, especially with "Which Chapter should I pick?" questions.