Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Western Australia
This is all true, but in large part I think it is due to the marines being so heavily favored that they are so popular. As well as being a relatively easy army to play? T4, S4 for only 2 pts more than a dire avenger? If we are to go by the DA codex as a benchmark for future marine point values.
As for the black templar, they have benefited from association with the other marine factions, the codex having aged remarkably well.