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View Poll Results: What is the shootiest marine chapter?
Ultramarines 2 8.33%
Imperial Fists 6 25.00%
Salamanders 0 0%
Raven Guard 0 0%
Iron Hands 3 12.50%
Blood Angels 0 0%
Dark Angels 6 25.00%
Black Templars 1 4.17%
Crimson Fists 1 4.17%
Other 5 20.83%
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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-13-13, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Default Which Space Marine Chapter is the shootiest?

I want my marine army to revolve around fire power and less on close combat.

Of all the space marine chapters available what do you think the best choice would be?

This is only loyalist chapters and not CSM. This will help me decide what to base my army on.



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Well Dark Angels can be shooty, but if you're talking codex chapters then probably better to wait until next month to see how the chapter traits pan out. From the rumour thread, it seems like imperial fists and ultra marines will be getting good shooty options.
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wait for the the new codex , as everything will change when it hits
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Of all the chapters DA are the shootiest in theory but depending on what the new 'dex brings there may be batter options

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I always assumed Space Wolves were the shootiest with their Long Fangs and Razorbacks. Grey Knights can also put out an immense amount of firepower at 24" and with relatively high strength.

Why are y'all saying Dark Angels are shootier?

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I answered this poll in a fluff-minded manner, obviously I've come to the wrong place...

I said Iron Hands, but if you mean which codex has got the most competitive shooting units then why put the other Chapters up there?

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Fluff-wise, Dark Angels, and for a static shooting force, Dark Angels. For a more mobile, flexible army (ie one that's halfway decent), Grey Knights almost certainly.

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Honestly I would say currently its Dark Angels, when you have a banner that allows you go go ape shit with bolters, squadrons of land speeders nearly twice the potential size as other chapters, bikers and terminators as troops, and even 5 man tactical squads that can rock out heavy weapons, its kind of hard to compare.

But my preference is still space wolves. Devistator squads with 5 rocket launchers, a librarian with d6 autocannon shots or 3d6 lasgun hits to a unit that slows them down isnt to shabby. Giving their tacticals a walking cyclone missile launcher just adds to it. Wolves are cheaper bodies and have a better melee defense built in than most other chapters, so you can afford to spend more on guns.
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Raptors. General preference for hit-and-run ranged tactics over close-combat (although tactical doctrine may vary widely between captains), "precise marksmanship [being] legendary even amongst Space Marines" (IA9: Badab War, pg. 100), Chapter Master Lias Issodon possesses an Omen-pattern Boltgun named "malice" with specialized ammunition. If you don't mind converting and using FW rules then I would give them a try.

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Raptors. General preference for hit-and-run ranged tactics over close-combat (although tactical doctrine may vary widely between captains), "precise marksmanship [being] legendary even amongst Space Marines" (IA9: Badab War, pg. 100), Chapter Master Lias Issodon possesses an Omen-pattern Boltgun named "malice" with specialized ammunition. If you don't mind converting and using FW rules then I would give them a try.
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