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Venerable Dreadnoughts, Plasma Cannons, Techmarines and True Grit, oh my!
I think I figured it out. This is how the "new" Marine codex was created! It just hit me:
GW Executive: Hey, i've got a brilliant idea. See all of these little codices we have for the various Marine chapters? Well, check this out. Let's take almost everything that makes them special, except Black Templars, of course, and give most of it to every vanilla 'rine army in the game!
GW Employee Ranks: Agreed!
Easy solution to an old codex.
Sam Mills (1959-2005) and Mark Fields - Keep Pounding
Cry Cheese, And Let Loose The Wraithlords And Templar!
Sweet son of a gun, you're on to something. Unfortunately.
I am the Aquila-Guerilla!
I've seen the book and its quite nasty.
Its got a sort of doctrine thing goin on but its called chapter traits.
The chapter traits are grouped into 8 groups. These groups are the character of your army, you might be stoic or fierce. Each group has three traits, like may take extra plasma guns or techpriests as HQ, to create your chapter you choose whether you want to be a minor variant (From the codex) noticible variant or major variant. Minor variant is one chapter trait and one minor dis advantage (can't take allies for example), noticible variant is two triats from the same group and (I think) one major disadvantage (0-1 terminator squads fe) and a major variant is two triaits from any group one major and one minor disadvantage.
You can have veteran skills on your bodyguard and veterans from the codex and traits allow you to take them on assault marines and tac squads.
THere are now two levels of chaplain, commander , and librarians. Can't remember mch about the librarians but I seem to remember a whole page of new psycic powers. Commanders now give thier leadership to everything on the board and a chaplain allows the squad he is with to re-roll misses in the first found of combat (for uber cheese stick him in a suqad of assault marines with furiouis assault and lightening claws galore!
Hope this is helpful and not just repeats or what other people have said.
<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>For the love of carnage and discord, I come like a storm and lay waste like a hurricane
You have the stink of the craven about you </span>
Sounds really cool. But I'm going to have to go back and rethink some things for my new Marine army. Especially before I go and buy any models!
Purge all the heretics,
Kill the alien scum,
Suffer not the unclean to live,
And have a beer when you're done.