Tips For All Types Of Armies! - Page 3 - Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums
40k Army Lists Post your Warhammer 40k armies here.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-13-07, 09:19 AM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 333

Perhaps a higher percentage of 'noobs' use them, perhaps the fact everyone's lists are designed to kill Marines as efficiently as possible, perhaps multiple reasons.
Going back to this point, the stats overall don't tell the full picture. Marines suffer on average because so many people take them and a lot of them are casual or 'noob' gamers.
Also, as has been noted, everyone tools up for marines. Including.....other marines! So effectively they're a victim of their own success. Even with Tau and Eldar becoming a bigger perceived threat, marine players are loth to pack in the type of weapons to take on Eldar etc. as they usually lack the AP to take down other marines. Even missile launchers are scorned in favour of lascannons still, despite being cheaper.

So, if there were less marines about they would do better as the metagame would shift from being a marine fest. Last 2 GT seasons I've played 3 games out of 24 which haven't been a marine variant (imperial or chaos). I don't really expect that to change this year.
anathema is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums > Warhammer 40K > 40k Army Lists

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome