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Just after the change to 3rd ed. I was sat in a GW assembling some marines, and I was moaning about how I had to make one of the marines in my squad a "Womble". So anyway, one of the staff members kindly offered to exchange the Mk 6 head for something else in their bitz box. Then, half an hour later, something amazing happened, he said "but the Womble heads are so much nicer to paint". Somehow, with that, I was convinced; they all of a sudden appeared cool to me.
Now, given the choice, I'd happily put 3 or 4 Mk 6 marines in a squad of 10. I saw a great Commander model on here a while back that had a Mk 6 helmet, can't remember who it was though, my apologies if that's you! I'd love to have a HQ model with a Mk 6 helmet, it's on my list of things to do.
So, would you opt not to have any marines with Mk 6 armour, would you have the standard one Womble in a squad, or would you have more?
I presume you mean the beaky helmuts here? I hate them. My Ultramarine army had none of them. I just prefer the standard helmut.
I love the beakies!!!
If they sold a blister of beaky helmets, id have an army of them.
i honestly keep the mk6's for assault weapon models in tac squads. I find they have a more 'in ya face' kind of look, lol.
I try to stay away from the beakies as much as I can, for me they stand out too much. But if there's something I like even less it's power armoured marines without helmets. I want my army to have kind of a "faceless" look to it, like all the marines are more or less the same while still achieving variety through different poses etc. It has even gone so far that when it comes to chests a chest without the aquila on it makes me sad :c
Well, my first box of marines in about 92 was all womble / beaky.
I thought about one in ten (of the new ones) would be good, then went DA. One in ten is now DA beaky (with the winged sword on the helmet)
I have deliberately saved all the heads, and have about 12 now - If i could i'd do all beaky, or trade them (some love them)
Same with studded shoulderpads (Only on LH shoulder of special weapon marines - So i don't have to do squad markings, and can interchange them).
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I like them, about half of my assault marines have them.
And a few of my Tactical squads have them.
The original Marine model had a beak, so they must be cool.
I don't like the chest with no eagle, it seems a bit out of place.
Arch Overfiend & Grand Despot
I currently play:
Doom Eagle Space Marines
Hive Fleet Omega Tyranids
Goff Ork Boyz(dead)
Tau of O'me
Inquisitorial Xeno Hunters
and my attempted foray into fantasy
'Dark Angel Green' Dark Elves in need of fluff
I used to dislike the beaky heads but in my most recent collection I like to have a few loitering in the ranks. This is more a personal acceptance that having things non uniform can be a good thing.
It's like the whole even numbers thing. You can't stand it when your TV volume is on an odd number and have to knock it one up or one down - even when the only volume that is right, IS the odd number level!
A mild OCD in reality. Seriously, if your one of those gamers who gets very worked up during a battle about a rule or something else silly; try a few beakies and D6 roll!
A little bit of random here and there is good for the soul.
Many of my assault marines rock the beaked helms, and some of my other marines. They are either present in the squad, or totally lacking. There's never "just one". The exception is my assault-weapon marine in one of my squads. The rest of my assault-gunners go without the helmet, donning only a rebreather. I like the "hannibal lector" look, especially for flame-throwers.
For originality, I might be the only person that has an eclectic looking marine army. I have veteran squads painted white and silver, when the rest of my army is black and red. I make NO use of tactical markings or helmet schemes. If an opponent figures out my marking system, he is probably wasting too much time and is already dead.