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08-14-08 06:39 PM
Shamrok Thanks guys ive actually decided to downsize th project to make a kill team it seems that is a cheaper way to decide if its worth making an army but the name is still up to who knows what might show pics soon if i can sneak a few uses of my brothers camera
07-11-08 12:39 PM
Originally Posted by lomaxxdurang View Post
I would suggest mostly storm troopers actually.
Also to me these sounds more IG than others, and that's the point!

Every alternative inclunding to word "marines" would be a synonim to real Astartes...
07-09-08 12:16 PM
lomaxxdurang I would suggest mostly storm troopers actually.
07-08-08 11:20 AM
Grand Master Belial Or perhaps include the name of the ship they guard.

I was wondering if you couldn't model them like the old Adeptus Arbites since they are a law enforcement group as well. (Someone has to break up a rowdy bunch of Guardsmen.)
07-07-08 07:31 PM
Israfil i dont think anyone would have a problem with Marines, Arms-men or Men-at-Arms. but i would give them a nickname like the Tanith "Ghosts". or personally i would call them like the 184th Naval Seige Corp.
07-03-08 07:22 PM
lomaxxdurang Iím just quoting from BFG and the few Battle Fleet based books.
They call them Arms Men, and it has to do with exactly what you say Men at Arms.

In my army itís based on a Black Ship and itís the force used to secure rogue psykers to bring for the Inquisition.
I have a Command Squad with a HSO, Independent Commissar, the 4 guardsmen with medic, standard bearer, and all of have storm bolters, I also took a Psyker and gave him the Honorifica Imperialis Mundanus so heís worth something carapace armor, and a force weapon, as well as a priest with an eviscerator and holy relic.

I have an Inquisitor and retinue, and I have a full pair of platoons and storm trooper (Inquisitorial) as well as a 5 man Ogryn squad led by a Commissar.

I didnít take Heavy Support and I made them all Light Infantry that could be.
The Command Squad, storm troopers, ogryns, and Inquisitor have Chimeras.

I made up for the lack of real tanks with tons of heavy weapons.
07-03-08 12:13 AM
Cole Deschain Imperial Navy Marines.

Hell, given some of the dialects spoken across the Imperium, you could call them the Dancing Susans if you really wanted to.
07-02-08 10:14 PM
rgw I always thought that Naval Troopers should be called Marines. Since thats what you call the armed men on a ship.

Call the Imperial Marines or something?

Storm Troopers would fill the role of the spearhead of a boarding action, heavy weapons teams could be made up of the defensive battery crews from the ship. If you wanted to land them on a planet you could take drop troops and have valkyries shuttle them in.

And I believe that the U.S. Navy has Men-at-Arms on ships. Which function as the police force onboard a ship.
07-02-08 12:15 PM
lomaxxdurang Actually the Naval combat force for boarding actions both commiting and defending, are called Arms Men. I am designing my current IG army along that idea.
You have different levels of Arms Men as well, you have your normal every day type that are somewhere between your normal IG trooper, to more specialized better armed ones that form personal security details as well as special operations types and these guys are all equiped more like stormtroopers. Also outside of the Armsmen you have the trusted crew who will be armed at times like these because an Imperial Warship of the smallest size is still going to have a minimum of 10-15k people on board.
Also you have the conscripted crew who serve in the lower decks doing the most dangerous work on the ship. These in an emergency may be armed with sticks and clubs and swords and sent to defend the ship as well.

So there is the actual basic break down of the troops.
07-01-08 08:55 PM
Dirge Eterna Technically, the term "Space Marines" would apply to any army that fights in ship-to-ship actions. Also, the term "Grenadiers" applies to any army that uses Grenades. I don't think it would ever matter to me (or any sane player) how you name your force.

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