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Why do we never see black guys in 40k?
Every picture I've ever seen in Codexes, White Dwarf, Web Sites etc. always shows white dudes in the Imperium. Never, it seems, has anyone ever painted their forces to be racially equal. Come to that, why not Asians? We never see those either.
One of my friends has a 40k IG army using catachan models and some of them are black. Mostly this is because it is a Vietnam War themed catachan army and it looks awesome.
"Every picture I've ever seen in Codexes, White Dwarf, Web Sites etc. always shows white dudes in the Imperium."-Elirinchal El-Gilad
Well the Imperium seems to be the 40k equivalent of the old world empire, and if I remember right the empire is the fantasy equivalent of the Holy Roman Empire.
In addition you forget about all of the other worlds beyond Ultramar, Cadia, Valhallan, etc... Theres probably tons of worlds out there in the 40k universe that correspond to non-White cultures, in fact why don't you go and make/convert one yourself?
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Iv seen acouple of Salamanders and Imperial Guard painted black.
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why not some mexican and chinese guys as well! i guess its just a matter of preference. i have seen some IG painted black and a black SoB as well. but i do see your point. everywhere in the fluff is nothin but them white guys.
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Both Salamander players at my store, and one of the guys on here(can't remember his id) had black guys in their army, and they all seemed to be Seregants or Chaplains.
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Simple answer: White skin's easier to make look good. Although saying that, I've had pretty good results doing some black guys in my Salamanders.
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I dont mean to be racist or nething like that, but i do have a feeling that over time one race sort of took dominace over the others thats why most other races on the battlefield are not a very common sight. Possibly maybe an amercian crusade or a racial purging occured at some point maybe year 10 000 or something. But i do notice that their arent many black characters or models in the game. Thats why it shocked me to see a black space marine once. It just seemed really different.
PS: a quick note, in dawn of war Inquisitor toth is black.
There's a black guy on the cover of the catachan codex
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And you also have to remember that the Imperium isn't the Tau.
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well come on like the whole IG has those black men painted troops, but true it doesnt have that many types of people.. but it kinda depends on how you want o paint it.
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