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Default The Pseudo-Astartes process? And it does it work on Females?

It's one of those WTF threads again. I was at my wieard GW store working on my Captain in Centurian Armour with my friend Mark who runs the store and I a couple of people came in and started playing. A girl player(Holy Shit) used her Female Space Marines against the same guy who plays CSM. Now normally like most, for model and gameplay wise I don't care untell they come out with the fluff then all hell breaks out. The CSM player had such a fit he threw a SPARTAN tank from forge world(I almost cried). She said they were Pseudo-Astartes instead of female Adeptus Astartes. I just kinda hid, I wasn't getting into that arguement. So what the hell is the process for making pseudo-Astartes and can women become pseudo-Astartes?
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Sounds like she just made it up to explain her models.
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Sounds like she just made it up to explain her models.
And there is certainly no problem with that.

Someone who would get so annoyed over so mediocre an issue is obviously just a prat.



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I see no reason why there would be an issue with this...
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Did you save the tank? That's the real issue here I think.

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I think the CSM player was crazy. Fluff is nice, but throwing a tank? After all, who cares, as long as she's usingthe rules as printed in a codex, what's the problem?
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There's a reason why I almost cried. I've been wanting an SPARTAN Assault Tank from forgeworld for awhile but I can't bring myself to pay 150$ for one model even if its badass. Unforn the tank didnt make it off the table although Mark was able to convert into wreckage scenery for cover in HH campaigns.

Still though fluff wise am not sure if that would swing in the fluff. There's no female becoming one but the process isn't told either.


PS the CSM player is over 30 and has played since the Rogue Trader days. He shall we say not fond of made up fluff.
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Someone destroyed a 150 dollar tank and didn't get tossed from the store?
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Still though fluff wise am not sure if that would swing in the fluff. There's no female becoming one but the process isn't told either.


PS the CSM player is over 30 and has played since the Rogue Trader days. He shall we say not fond of made up fluff.
Made up fluff? Tell that to Kor Phareon of the Word Bearers and Luther of the Dark Angels, both of whom are pseudo-Astartes, the process that elevated them isn't discussed in depth certainly not in any manner that suggests it's reliant on gender to work.

People might know me on Heresy as a stickler for fluff, aggressive denial in regards to FSM but in this case bravo to the player who came up with a plausible reason for said abilities of her female warriors.
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PS the CSM player is over 30 and has played since the Rogue Trader days. He shall we say not fond of made up fluff.
This guy is a grade-A dingus. Isn't all fluff made up at some point? Is it honestly an issue to play a sci-fi fantasy game with your own imagination instead of someone else's? Guys like this scare new people away. What a waste of a good tank too...
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