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Greetings all. I have recently decided to undertake a new project and have decided on a truescale marine army. I am going to try to replicate the "Doghouse Pattern" marines, but I have a small problem. Due to the cost and time involved in such a project I am not willing to do a large number of marines at this time. Can any of you suggest an army or theme that will be effective for casual play and allow me to field a lower number of marines? Thanks in advance.
*Oh and by the way, I am not opposed to having a chaos army
Last edited by Nelso; July 4th, 2007 at 19:57.
First off, I don't know what you mean when you say "truescale" or "doghouse pattern" but here are some ideas for some marine forces with few models.
Deathwing Dark Angels, all terminator army. Very expensive points-wise, so you get fewer models in your army,
Grey Knights and Grey Knight terminators for the same reason.
Chaos space marines, all tooled-up spending points on marks and skills and killy weapons. All three of these ideas operate on the same principle of using more expensive models. You could also include some expensive vehicles like landraider, landraider crusader, pred annihilator, venerable dread with all the trimmings...
Hope these ideas help.
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Oh I'm sorry, I should have clarified. Truescale marine models are closer to their correct size according to the fluff. This means that the models used are a bit larger than normal marine models. Doghouse pattern refers to the use of the Warhammer Fantasy chaos warrior legs to increase the height of the model (Doghouse is the user name of the fellow who came up with the idea). I am sure this doesnt make sense so here is a link
Doghouse pattern "Gothic Marines" - The Bolter and Chainsword
Easiest way to convert truescale marines is to use plasticard and greenstuff to bulk out the armor where the chest meets the lower torso and on the bottom of the boots. A marine is anywhere from 7-8 ft. tall, a IG is 6 ft tall so for a good reference a truescale marine is to make him a half head to head taller than a plastic cadian.
If you go chaos you could alternatively use legs from the fantasy chaos warriors to make their true scale size easier to achieve but it also involves a lot of conversion work to get rid of the leather boots.
As for army composition Mechanised armies with dreadnaughts and bikes/landspeeders allow you to field lesser marines while maintaining an effective army. A truescale dreadnought would be sweet.:yes:
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*gets hold of aton of SM purity seals, guns and whatnot. makes an awesome dreadnought conversion thats truescale made from plasticard, plays in a game, all my foes heavy weapons go for it ASAP*
I think the dread is that size for money reasons and if it was bigger it be AV 14
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