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post #101 of 1113 (permalink) Old 09-20-10, 04:37 PM
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But Ultramar still provides a lot of regiments to the Imperial Guard even though they don't have to.
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How tall are space marines actually? Some fluff puts them at 2m which really isn't that tall where others put them at 3m which would seem more like primarch height (if I remember correctly, Decent of Angels mentions the Lion as being just under 3m tall). The most sensible height I've read about is 2.5m (Loken is descibes as this tall in Horus Rising) but with all contradictions in the various fluff sources I really have no clue. Some help please?

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I always think of them as some where between 7ft-8ft in height, only taller than that in the very rarest of instances. Primarchs at about 8ft-9ft in general with a few, like Ferrus and Magnus, taller than this.

Of course all this is just my opinion, so believe what you will.
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So wait, if most marines are 7-8ft and Primarchs are 8-9ft, does that mean that AphariusOmegeon was only about 7.5ft, as John (whatever-his-name-is) In legion is the only one able to tell them apart as they are, I believe he says "slightly taller", implying not by much. Or, alternatively, were all Alpha Legionnaires the same height of primarchs?
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Only the tallest of the Alpha Legion Captains actually claims to be the Primarch when in his presence- so that Captain could easily be 8ft tall and Alpharius/Omegon might be amongst the smaller of the Primarchs at just over 8ft with the build of a large Astartes.
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Alpharius and/or Omegon actually strike(s) me as the type of guy(s) to walk around hunched all life, just for the hell of it.

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wait how come they describe cypher with green armour even though he post to have black armour I mean he was one of the fallen (I mean the dark angel chapter didn't have there color to dark green until after the fallen's were sucked in the warp threw different places and time)?
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Because he has probably looted it off a DA corpse.

The armour is designed as a modular system - even older mks of pieces can be made to work with it (hence vets in newer armour with older detailing, helmets, etc).

Otherwise, fluff mistake made by writer.

He should be wearing black, but by the same token, Marines should not be using multilasers either. Some writers just don't know or plain forget (and then there is CS Goto).

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I'm wondering 2 noob type things....

can my Guardians take their heavy weapons’ plat on in a Wave Serpent with them? Also if I have 20 Guardians I don't get to add 2 more for the weapons’ platform do I? It’s an upgrade not in addition.. right?
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I'm wondering 2 noob type things....

can my Guardians take their heavy weapons’ plat on in a Wave Serpent with them? Also if I have 20 Guardians I don't get to add 2 more for the weapons’ platform do I? It’s an upgrade not in addition.. right?
The weapon platform can be taken on a Wave Serpent with the Guardian Squad it does not take up any space. Two of your Guardian squad will be the crew for the Platform anyway, they will go with it the weapons platform is part of the squad as are the two crew members required for it.
(Not sure this is the best place to ask this question though)
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