I'd rather a more plain and utilitarian one, than the be-blinged-to-hell thing they brought out.
I still like it being DA because it IS established that fortresses and bastions and such are old and have a LOOOONG history, so I think it works fine.
I don't buy that another Chapter would use a Fortress adorned with another Chapters markings.
It's a lively looking model but you've hit the nail on the head. It's much too Chapter specific
Well if you want a generic fortress there's the imperial strongpoint. If they made another generic fortress then it would be kinda redundant.
Not really a fan of the Imperial Strongpoint. They could revamp the FoR to look more Space Marine generic.
It's kinda why I still have my old cardboard and plastic bastion and bunker stuff from 2nd edition. Still has way more character than the chapter specific stuff.
Not seen that. You got a pic?
I've got two of the FOR kits, because it is an awesome model. But, it really would be better if the main tower had a more imperial look to it and less of a huge DA symbol. The problem is that most of the imperial symbols are wide and short, so don't fit the shape of the tower sides. If they came up with some replacement sides with specific chapter iconography or generic ones, I think I'd buy it.
The tower is the biggest turn off for me although I will agree it is an awesome piece if your a DA fan. In a way GW have missed a trick. If they had brought out a generic FoR. They could have also released Chapter custom sprues to support it. It would have opened the FoR up to a much wider audience.
i like the DA look, dont know why i just do.
Looking at your Avatar I am not surprised LOL.
I built and painted one of these for a gaming club commission. As I worked, I began to see less and less of the DA aspect and it slowly started to look like a generic Angels of the Emperor fortress.
For one thing, I didn`t paint it in DA colours. Maybe that`s the solution?
I tried to convince myself it's not DA branded but the facts are plain to see. The Angels, swords & wings are 100% DA. The Angels being the biggest problem.
I think the poll is missing that all important third option "dont care, its scenery"
Strangely enough I was thinking of this but then I thought it was a bit of a cop out as the issue is really about should it have been more generic? People who don't care because it's scenery wouldn't care either way so I came to the conclusion that option was pointless. It does maybe explain why there are so few votes to views. Can you put up two polls as I would loved to have also asked - I didn't buy the FoR because I felt it was too DA specific - I would have bought it if it was more generic. I wasn't sure of the best way to do this? I guess the two questions posed sort of give an indication but not the ideal.
I think probably one of the key issues here is has GW missed sales and narrowed the audience by making the FoR too specific? I think so but this is just me. That is why I am curious to others thoughts. I also think the FoR could have been more modular in design freeing up more design options.