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Forum: General 40k   06-02-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Serpion5
Basically you only need to count them as...

Basically you only need to count them as Ultramarines for rules purposes if you want to get the full benefits of fielding Guilleman. This only applies to rules for gaming purposes, so it doesn't...
Forum: General 40k   06-02-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Serpion5
A player at my local used to use these guys with...

A player at my local used to use these guys with added backpacks and bolt pistols to count as Chosen.
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-17-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Serpion5
6/10. Some nice improvements to...

6/10.



Some nice improvements to Chapter structure, and of course the integration of Primaris marines is a swell bonus. I also approve of his pragmatic approach to the situation.



That...
Forum: Music Discussion   03-03-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 54,329
Posted By Serpion5
There are some great songs and videos to be found...

There are some great songs and videos to be found on Youtube that are based on video games.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwIM15atA08&index=2&list=FLeodzIvtc7ye8hxatPOeQWQ&t=0s
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-22-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,896
Posted By Serpion5
Guilleman was the candidate that the Ynnari...

Guilleman was the candidate that the Ynnari chose, either because he was the only option they knew of or they felt he was the best suited, or both.



Either way, they had the power of life and...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-01-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By Serpion5
If your theme is necromancy and you're using...

If your theme is necromancy and you're using different models, really you can count them as however you want. The faction keywording may be a bit tricky at first but if you run more than one...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-25-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By Serpion5
With the right paint job you can work with more...

With the right paint job you can work with more than just actual ghost models. At one stage I was using the Dryad models as generic lesser daemons. All it took was trimming off all the leave and...
Forum: 40k Fluff   11-11-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By Serpion5
This strikes me as an early joke that GW would...

This strikes me as an early joke that GW would rather we all forgot.
Forum: General 40k   09-13-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,446
Posted By Serpion5
That has nothing to do with anything I just said....

That has nothing to do with anything I just said. You're just repeating yourself and looking for someone to agree with you.






And I and others said A LOT has changed since then. I even...
Forum: General 40k   09-12-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,446
Posted By Serpion5
There's no discussion to be had if you're not...

There's no discussion to be had if you're not willing to budge on this. Long standing lore in second and third edition codexes has been retconned in more recent editions, stories told in codexes are...
Forum: 40k Army Lists   07-29-18, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,959
Posted By Serpion5
If you want to keep the DG codex as your only...

If you want to keep the DG codex as your only source, then I think the plagueburst crawlers are your only real option.



Alternatively you could add one or two more psyker characters. I don't...
Forum: General 40k   06-04-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By Serpion5
Never thought about that, the lack of anything...

Never thought about that, the lack of anything scarier than a melta must really be the Sisters' main weakness at this point.



Your only real alternative there is to ally some friends with...
Forum: General 40k   06-01-18, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By Serpion5
Yes, the former blasts and templates both have...

Yes, the former blasts and templates both have taken a hit in terms of viability. Leman Russ tanks certainly aren't as scary as they used to be, and even the once dreaded Demolisher Cannon has become...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   05-23-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,917
Posted By Serpion5
I admit I'm curious about this. Rather than...

I admit I'm curious about this. Rather than taking away the grim dark, maybe it's a way to steadily inure children to the grim dark?



After all, just because something is made for kids doesn't...
Forum: General 40k   04-29-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Serpion5
True but in a tourney environment you don't know...

True but in a tourney environment you don't know your opponents beforehand. If you faced a balanced list that had limited such options available, advantage would be yours assuming you could throw up...
Forum: General 40k   04-22-18, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Serpion5
It would probably be pushing it to run more than...

It would probably be pushing it to run more than one gargantuan squiggoth in your list unless your opponent has a similarly equipped list. There's no explicit rule about it but including LOW units is...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   04-18-18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By Serpion5
Don't underestimate how much effect the faction...

Don't underestimate how much effect the faction keyword rule will have. Granted a lot of mixed faction lists will still be possible, but at least with this update I won't have to worry about my...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   04-07-18, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By Serpion5
Interesting. I must have missed that. :read:

Interesting. I must have missed that. :read:
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   04-04-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By Serpion5
Tervigons can only replenish squads of gaunts...

Tervigons can only replenish squads of gaunts from a paid pool of gaunts per the reinforcements rule.



All models in a detachment have to be from the same fleet if you plan on doing that. If...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   04-03-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By Serpion5
It seems very specialised towards ranged warfare,...

It seems very specialised towards ranged warfare, and I can definitely see the merit in combining the Hive Guard with the Exocrine as a solid fire base.

Haruspex is a good choice for close combat...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   04-01-18, 01:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By Serpion5
The main idea here was to give my crypteks...

The main idea here was to give my crypteks mobility, though one of them will definitely be babysitting my monolith or Vault should either make it into the list.

The other use I have in mind is...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   04-01-18, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By Serpion5
Cryptek with Canoptek Cloak

When I saw the entry for the cryptek with the canoptek cloak upgrade, I knew I'd want at least two. Rather than scrounge to trade for a second or worse yet buy a second box, I figured that between...
Forum: General 40k   03-26-18, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,641
Posted By Serpion5
I run two of the things with my Iron Warriors....

I run two of the things with my Iron Warriors. Each has only a single autocannon and I use them to pick wounds or models off smaller squads or chip away at vehicles in tandem with my havoc squad.
...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   03-25-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Serpion5
"It's so great. We can do anything now that...

"It's so great. We can do anything now that scientists have invented magic."

-Marge Simpson
Forum: 40k Fluff   03-17-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,322
Posted By Serpion5
Drawing on older lore here, the Blackstone...

Drawing on older lore here, the Blackstone Fortresses were built by the Eldar, who called them Talismans of Vaul. If the material that drives these weapons exists in another state and can be...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   03-16-18, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 815
Posted By Serpion5
Oh? I thought Shadow War was essentially...

Oh? I thought Shadow War was essentially supplanting Kill Team altogether. This was unexpected.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   03-12-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 697
Posted By Serpion5
Puppetswar have upped their game

And their prices a little lately if I'm honest. Still, these guys are great for adding some aesthetic variance to most 40k armies and haven't gone past being worse than GW on price. Yet.

These...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-31-18, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,967
Posted By Serpion5
When Custodes get too old to feel as though they...

When Custodes get too old to feel as though they can still adequately serve, they leave behind their armour and travel the galaxy as "Eyes of the Emperor." They watch from the shadows and use secret...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   01-31-18, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By Serpion5
I sure hope that's plastic. But I'll be getting...

I sure hope that's plastic. But I'll be getting one regardless.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   10-28-17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By Serpion5
Oh thank fuck! Does GW have any idea what...

Oh thank fuck!

Does GW have any idea what it's like to be a nid player with five to ten carnifexes in their collection?

They're no good in game. Strengths that mean nothing in the face of...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   10-23-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By Serpion5
The Forge of Vaul? Is that not new?

The Forge of Vaul?

Is that not new?
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   10-21-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Serpion5
Ideally the best starter set for nids would be...

Ideally the best starter set for nids would be warriors, gaunts and then a tyrant. All the last box got wrong was gargoyles, far too specialized a unit to really make the box appealing. Not to...
Forum: General 40k   10-16-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,464
Posted By Serpion5
Shrikes were in the last codex as well, and...

Shrikes were in the last codex as well, and tyranid warriors had always had the option for wings before that.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   10-16-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By Serpion5
Sorry, all I saw was tyranids next month....

Sorry, all I saw was tyranids next month. :biggrin:
Forum: General 40k   10-15-17, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By Serpion5
What's been working for you?

With the rules having completely turned the game around this last edition, I was interested in hearing how the game has changed for the gamers of Heresy.

From a necron perspective, I have to say...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   10-12-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,925
Posted By Serpion5
Remember when Grav Tanks were the Eldar Forte? ...

Remember when Grav Tanks were the Eldar Forte?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   09-11-17, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,723
Posted By Serpion5
Yea, you shoot pistols OR you shoot everything...

Yea, you shoot pistols OR you shoot everything else.

I guess shooting a bolt pistol takes more concentration than firing multiple configurations on a far more complicated combi weapon.
Forum: 40k Fluff   09-04-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By Serpion5
I've never even heard of most of these. Felinids?...

I've never even heard of most of these. Felinids? 40k has Khajiit now?

Also I was under the impression that squats were their own race, but now they're a class of abhuman?
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   09-04-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Serpion5
That is true. :good: Yea, I'm pretty...

That is true. :good:



Yea, I'm pretty sure the first two turns are going to be the deciders for most games with this list. It's gonna be heavy pressure on those autocannons and heavy bolters...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   09-03-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Serpion5
Cult of the Armoured Serpent

An offshoot of the Coiled Serpent, this cult has instead infiltrated an Astra Militarum regiment. I want to build this in a way that will allow me to use both the Genestealer and Militarum codexes,...
Forum: Necron Army Lists   09-02-17, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,394
Posted By Serpion5
There does seem to be limited options for each...

There does seem to be limited options for each army as far as dealing with vehicles and monsters this time around.

I've been running two stalkers with Twin Heavy Gauss cannons. It's the scariest...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   08-31-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Serpion5
It's certainly different. And while the loss of...

It's certainly different. And while the loss of some elements does seem to reduce the necessity of certain strategic elements during the movement phase, the new combat phase rules just added an all...
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-27-17, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Serpion5
The green and silver colour scheme looks fine and...

The green and silver colour scheme looks fine and isn't something there's a lot of in space marine chapters.

Thematically, do you plan to go flamer heavy?
Forum: General 40k   08-25-17, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,124
Posted By Serpion5
The monstrous scything talons on a hive tyrant do...

The monstrous scything talons on a hive tyrant do 3 wounds, and the massive scything talons on the tervigon and trygon do d6.

So on a good (or bad) day, the tervigon will slay a character with...
Forum: Homebrew 40k Fluff   08-22-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Serpion5
Name: Teloc Unmaker Rank: Lord Weapon: Staff...

Name: Teloc Unmaker
Rank: Lord
Weapon: Staff of Light
Description:
Teloc Ummaker is an enigmatic servant of the Shifra Dynasty. Though few among the court remember the exact date of his...
Forum: Necron Army Lists   08-19-17, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By Serpion5
This list faced its first trial today, squaring...

This list faced its first trial today, squaring off against a combined force of Alpha Legion and Khornate Marines. The list was very infantry heavy, almost entirely marines and cultists. Only two...
Forum: Homebrew 40k Fluff   08-14-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Serpion5
Name: Sevronh the Indomitable Rank: Nemesor ...

Name: Sevronh the Indomitable
Rank: Nemesor
Weapon: Warscythe
Description:
Sevronh lives for little more than personal combat, a role he has proven himself adept at many times over. His stature...
Forum: Necron Army Lists   08-14-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By Serpion5
...My bad. :grin: This had occurred...

...My bad. :grin:



This had occurred to me, but it will likely only be the province of the tesla squads and the warriors. The -2 Ap on the blasters is too good to be throwing away like that....
Forum: Necron Army Lists   08-13-17, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By Serpion5
This is a themed list designed for friendly...

This is a themed list designed for friendly games. I have played a similar list and I know it will have virtually no power against vehicles. But in infantry heavy games, this list WILL tear units...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   08-10-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,949
Posted By Serpion5
I'm not a fan of the paint job they did. Looks...

I'm not a fan of the paint job they did. Looks too bright and almost clean.

The models itself looks great, but I think the paint job needs to be darker. The bright purple robe for example...
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