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If you decided to not go with Katana's as the prime weapon, but went more with a Naginata. Kind of like how alot of grey knights use the "halberd" it would look much better. Also you would need a near complete redesign of the armor. The "plate" look just simply places them as a European style as compared to just about anything else.

That and Tau definately have that "layered, segmented" armor look to it. Now if they could just learn to do more than thier limp-wristed hth they might be worth it. Think about if all the firewarriors could use that Etherial "combat blade" they might be actually halfway decent

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........That and Tau definately have that "layered, segmented" armor look to it. Now if they could just learn to do more than thier limp-wristed hth they might be worth it. Think about if all the firewarriors could use that Etherial "combat blade" they might be actually halfway decent
Cant, its against their creed. But if you play an o' Shovah army then thyre ok at CC.
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So what you are saying that that the farsight faction can use those etherial weapons that they strip off all the etherials they slaughter

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So what you are saying that that the farsight faction can use those etherial weapons that they strip off all the etherials they slaughter
no, they use rifle butts, knives, karate, etc. etc.
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Here's your Samurai influences, right here:

Death is more honorable than capture.
The fact that they're that worried about honor in the first place.
A Divine Emperor and Imperial Guard.
Suicidal fanatics being an accepted battle tactic.
UM, A LOT OF THINGS.


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For more of a Samurai feel have your army with SM has to be really converted

Snipers use a yumi (longbow)

Scouts and or Bike Squads use a yumi for range or yari (spear) for CC

Devistator Squads who use a teppō or arquebus a early gun

Assault use katana and a wakizashi (Big and small swords)

Maybe Chaplain use a Kanabo (Club with steel studs, was more frequently seen in mythology but deadly in real combat)

Librarian use a katana (Long sword)

If you want maybe a ninja feel too which would be kool maybe

As for Bolter Pistols, use shuriken

Jump Pack Assault have a kusarigama (chain and sickle) weapon

Or whatever else you can think of

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For more of a Samurai feel have your army with SM has to be really converted

Snipers use a yumi (longbow)

Scouts and or Bike Squads use a yumi for range or yari (spear) for CC

Devistator Squads who use a teppō or arquebus a early gun

Assault use katana and a wakizashi (Big and small swords)

Maybe Chaplain use a Kanabo (Club with steel studs, was more frequently seen in mythology but deadly in real combat)

Librarian use a Wakizashi (Long sword)

If you want maybe a ninja feel too which would be kool maybe

For Bolter Pistols use shuriken

Jump Pack Assault have a kusarigama (chain and sickle) weapon

Or whatever else you can think of

I think Samurai themed SM would be just fine with Katana's, kanabo's, and wakizashi, and possibly naginata's. Plus you could use Samurai style banners with japanese calligraphy. Other than that, I think SM carrying around bow's would be dumb. If I get the chance, I want to draw or make an SM model with Samurai influences. Send me private messages for suggestions and updates.
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The Interex (advanced Human civilisation during the Great Crusade)

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They also used a type of bow or crossbow that the warriors of Horus wrote off as decorative parade weapons, until a skirmish revealed that they could emit bolts of light fully capable of punching through Space Marine armor.

It should be noted that the Interex warriors were quite a match for the Space Marines under Horus' Command.

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Interex

The Tech does exist in 40k actually and you can say the SM chapter tried to remake that technology or whatever
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........The Tech does exist in 40k actually and you can say the SM chapter tried to remake that technology or whatever
I always hated bows, mainly because theyre not as efficient as having an M4 carbine at your side. But I still respect them.

As for the Tech, the chapter itself would get into some deep sh*t for trying something like that, plus it would look rather silly for a futuristic warrior clad in a damn near indestructible armor equipped with a life support system to wield such an arcane device.
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it would look rather silly for a futuristic warrior clad in a damn near indestructible armor equipped with a life support system to wield such an arcane device.
"They also used a type of bow or crossbow that the warriors of Horus wrote off as decorative parade weapons, until a skirmish revealed that they could emit bolts of light fully capable of punching through Space Marine armor." -Lexicanum

"It should be noted that the Interex warriors were quite a match for the Space Marines under Horus' Command." -Lexicanum

They were a match for the Space Marines, thats a plus, even under Horus, "the most powerful among the Primarchs", "a tactical genius. He knew precisely which force to send and where to send it, showing no mercy" -Lexicanum, thats like another 3 plus' then times that by like 5

So you must be thinking like those guys thinking its just a little pussy weapon right before it goes through your "near indestructible armor" and your dead

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