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Hi all, i was curious as to which would be recommended to a new SM player. I've been playing for about 5 years, and i'm now thinking about starting my third army.
I like the trait system in the SM codex and was wondering which would be ideal for someone like me? The traits i was thinking about taking were: Cleanse and Purify, Take the Fight to them, Have Faith in Suspicion and Eye to Eye. The plan would be to bomb it forward in Rhino's or to use DP's to get into CC ASAP.
Any help will be greatly accepted.
For a new SM Player, traits would be the way to go. You have potential for a Black Templar or Blood Angels Codex army; but if you don't like to paint Red or Black, then you've got problems. Traits will allow you to tailor the army and let you room to discover what and how you'd like to play.
My quick two coppers.
The traits I use are No Respite, No Remorse - Take The Fight to Them - Eye to Eye.
Some trait combos go very well together. Some less so. And most of the drawbacks are fairly significant so be careful. But it is fun to put a chapter down with your own paint scheme and when people ask what chapter you say it's a custom one. Then they don't have a damn clue what to expect. I love the look on their face.
May your aim be true, and your targets plentiful.
Being new myself I highly recommend it.
I currently have take the fight to them, cleanse and purify, eye to eye and have faith in suspicion. The thought of having the power to move, shoot and assault with assault weapons and pistols seems very happy-making to me.
You actually have more options than stated. What it all boils down to is what ruleset do you want to use. At its most basic you have the very general vanilla marine list. This lets you do just about anything a marine player could want but has no real flavor. The traits system allows you to specialize but you need to have an idea of what style you want to play: shooty, assaulty, infiltrators, dread-heavy, bike-heavy, etc, ... Then you have the sub-codexes - SW, BA, DA, BT. All of the old codexes are still valid until they're revamped/re-released. Don't fall into a trap that some people will suggest. If you like a particular ruleset but don't care for the color of that army, fine. You want to play the Purple Foxes using SW rules, more power to you; just make sure to tell your opponent what ruleset you're using. I've been using BA rules for a purple /gold army for several years now and no one has ever had a problem with it. When I finally get ready to paint up the SW on my shelf, the Jade Wolves will be born. The only thing that you need to do is use the correct ruleset if you're using one of GW's chapters and it's painted correctly. I haven't run into anyone who wouldn't be bugged by seeing properly painted SW across from them on the table and have their opponent tell them that they're using BA rules. :wacko:
Yes, there are female marines and my Sunhawks will let you know in a major way.
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