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As I'm currently taking a break from Sisters due to being pamphlet-ed .. I've decided to start a working on my display SM army after playing Warhammer 40k Space Marine .
Do note that the display is underlined, lol so if i take something that's noncompetitive don't worry, I will leave it at home and not commit heresy. So.. to the discussion, just as the title says, if you were to start a Astral Claws army what chapter's codex or even vanilla codex will you take to make it from? To help out I'll list a few units that I would want just cuz I like the models lol.
I know that this is not much to work on but if you guys can help me settle on a codex then I can get started on the painting. Don't necessarily need a list but would be great if some I have something to work to. TY LO
- I have a land Raider. // weapons not build yet
- Lots of spare Rhinos.
- Plasma Weapons seem cool. (does hvy plasma work for space marines?)
- Some epic characters to paint. >_< *drool
- Land Speeder. // just 1 is fine
- No bikes. // never liked them....unless i can convert them to hover bikes hmmmmm
- A pred. // would look nice on display if I weather it
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A lot of basic background about their history prior to the babab war is in Imperial Armour volume 9, and it hints in here that they could be based either on the Dark Angels or Ultramarines, so the vanilla codex or Dark Angels could represent them well.
However other sources say they were set up as a crusading chapter so could be well represented by a BT codex. From a display point of view using the Black Templars codex would be particularly good as in my opinion the models are cool (I don't like the unique character models that much though!), and bring in a lot of Dark Angels elements as well, think loincloths. Using both the two armies model ranges could create a unique looking army with plenty of opportunities for conversions, as well as keeping the background open. Just my thoughts anyway!
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I think Vanilla codex will do nicely. You get to use everything you listed and the army has more variety than many other SM codexes.
Revenant Moon Necrons: (W/L/D) 0/1/0 (6th edition: 13/2/2)(5th edition: 14/6/4)(3rd edition Codex: 16/4/7)
XIX Legion: (W/L/D) 0/0/0 (5th edition: 14/12/2)(5th edition Codex: 4/3/0)
Black Legion: (W/L/D) 1/0/0 (6th edition: 2/3/0)
Something Wicked... Reikwald Beastmen: (W/L/D) 10/4/1
Hmm yah, I looked at BT and it seems like they fit the theme of Astral Claw's boarding actions/melee, + emperor's champion is *drool.... though is there anything significantly different vs the vanilla? Sorry lol total SM noob here.... though I'll take a look at dark angels as well, so many sm chapters out there >_<
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