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Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   09-02-12, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 99,952
Posted By space cowboy
Leaving the historical info is good to reference ...

Leaving the historical info is good to reference in the future to get a consistent idea as to who has the most accurate rumors.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   07-31-12, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 99,952
Posted By space cowboy
Maybe the best use of cultists will be as an...

Maybe the best use of cultists will be as an extra 30 wounds for a Dark Apostle or whatever. Just a cheap unit that can run along and throw a ton of dice if they make it to the enemy.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   07-08-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,373
Posted By space cowboy
I would want better availability (I know, U.S....

I would want better availability (I know, U.S. distribution center blah blah) and better affordability before GW throws down the Forgeworld Allowed mandate. Personally I don't have many problems...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-16-12, 12:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,125
Posted By space cowboy
I don't like Kyme's 40k stuff either, so I am not...

I don't like Kyme's 40k stuff either, so I am not just talking about his Heresy contributions.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-15-12, 04:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,125
Posted By space cowboy
I will be really bummed if Nick Kyme gets to...

I will be really bummed if Nick Kyme gets to write a full length Heresy novel. I have yet to read anything by him that I thought was good enough for the line. Sure he can do some serviceable work,...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-14-12, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By space cowboy
I'll be bummed if the stories actually matter to...

I'll be bummed if the stories actually matter to character development, specifically the development of the principal characters, or have some reveal related to the main plot of the Heresy. I will...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-14-12, 04:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,832
Posted By space cowboy
I don't mind having the stories come out in...

I don't mind having the stories come out in print, I rather prefer them in book form rather than audio form. While I enjoy the stories, there are a few things in the audio that actually take me out...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-12-12, 02:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,125
Posted By space cowboy
My preference would be (or would have been) to...

My preference would be (or would have been) to see the progression of immediate pre-heresy through the Siege of Terra and then go back to do all of the filler. While I enjoy the filler material, I...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   05-06-12, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By space cowboy
At the very least I base coat after taking the...

At the very least I base coat after taking the parts off of the sprue and cleaning the mold lines, etc. Whether you paint after assembly or not is up to you and whether or not the assembled model...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-01-12, 02:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,006
Posted By space cowboy
My main point in the last post, about the Feast,...

My main point in the last post, about the Feast, was that Dorn set it up, not that only the second founding get to go, and that nothing can really be read into anyone's participation.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-29-12, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,006
Posted By space cowboy
The Feast of Blades isn't just for the second...

The Feast of Blades isn't just for the second founding chapters. It is for any chapter descended from the Imperial Fists. And, yes, it would make sense that there was only 3,000 troops left (Fists...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-13-12, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,006
Posted By space cowboy
*shrug* I don't have access to many Imperial...

*shrug* I don't have access to many Imperial Armor books. That being said, the codex doesn't say anything about the Excoriators being a second founding chapter, nor does it actually say there were...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-12-12, 04:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,006
Posted By space cowboy
I think the thing that frustrated me the most is...

I think the thing that frustrated me the most is I can't find anywhere that says the Excoriators are a Second Founding chapter. I understand artistic license blah blah, but when all canon material I...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   01-06-12, 04:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,963
Posted By space cowboy
I know I am a bit late to this party, and I am...

I know I am a bit late to this party, and I am sure this has been brought up before, but the voice acting and dialogue are terrible. That being said, I would have watched as much of that as was...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   12-21-11, 01:31 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 40,253
Posted By space cowboy
The biggest problem I see with Slaanesh is, to be...

The biggest problem I see with Slaanesh is, to be designed appropriately, they have to have numerous control elements (to borrow a term from the card games I play.) Those that aren't familiar with...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   10-26-11, 02:29 AM
Replies: 30
  6th Ed
Views: 2,963
Posted By space cowboy
Please don't denigrate a playstyle just because...

Please don't denigrate a playstyle just because you either don't understand or don't care for it. One person's means of enjoying the game is just as valid as anyone else's. The only unacceptable...
Forum: Chaos Marines Army Lists   08-13-11, 03:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,827
Posted By space cowboy
My recommendation would be, if you place well...

My recommendation would be, if you place well enough to get prize support at your 'Ard Boyz, use the prize valuation to buy Rhinos. I am not sure if it is one box with an up to value or multiple...
Forum: 40k Fluff   07-06-11, 05:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,874
Posted By space cowboy
You might as well ask why women can't join...

You might as well ask why women can't join fraternities and men can't join sororities. Themes of brotherhood are a mark of what makes the Space Marines an attractive army to GW's target demographic....
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   06-28-11, 02:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,890
Posted By space cowboy
I want skeletons at the cost of Tomb King...

I want skeletons at the cost of Tomb King skeletons and Necros that are worth something. As dumb as it is going to sound, I enjoyed my Heinrich Kemmler/Krell army the most back in 4th ed. Nagash...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-21-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,730
Posted By space cowboy
That isn't fair because now you are trying to...

That isn't fair because now you are trying to compare it to actual literary successes that have had years of established success and critical acclaim. Lord of the Rings, A Game of Thrones,...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-21-11, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,730
Posted By space cowboy
Yep, best in the series and one of the better BL...

Yep, best in the series and one of the better BL offerings in general. I don't think any of the other SMB novels even come close to Helsreach.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   06-21-11, 03:18 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 21,013
Posted By space cowboy
QFT. I remember when Chaos Dwarfs were the...

QFT. I remember when Chaos Dwarfs were the height of quality sculpting.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   06-20-11, 09:50 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 23,517
Posted By space cowboy
I would also say BS to most of this stuff, just...

I would also say BS to most of this stuff, just from my past experiences with Games Workshop in general and 40k specifically. I think I would be really turned off by the strategy point rule, as it...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-18-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,183
Posted By space cowboy
These are not good examples as in the God/Lucifer...

These are not good examples as in the God/Lucifer dynamic it was part of God's plan to have Lucifer rebel, for it wouldn't be possible for something to happen outside of the notice of an all-knowing,...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-15-11, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,183
Posted By space cowboy
The problem I have with that idea is that the 40k...

The problem I have with that idea is that the 40k setting (and by extension, its past) is a horrible, dark, depressing setting. It cheapens the setting for me if the Emperor is a great guy who just...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-15-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,183
Posted By space cowboy
I actually feel that The Emperor having planned...

I actually feel that The Emperor having planned the whole thing can only strengthen the story. It weakens the story in my mind for the Emperor to be so capable but unable to see what is going on...
Forum: 40k Fluff   06-09-11, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
  Squats
Views: 2,932
Posted By space cowboy
The one person I knew that had a Squat army made...

The one person I knew that had a Squat army made them just Imperial Guard.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   06-09-11, 03:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,303
Posted By space cowboy
I would guess that, rather than a whole universe,...

I would guess that, rather than a whole universe, it will be a small sub-sector. Maybe recently opened after being cut off from the rest of the galaxy by particularly bad warp storms.

What I...
Forum: General 40k   06-07-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By space cowboy
We all know that if they are going to change...

We all know that if they are going to change shooting, they are going to do it to simplify things even more. It'll be something like Ballistic Skill becomes a number that tells you what you need to...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   06-06-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 11,113
Posted By space cowboy
What I have noticed is that people buy what they...

What I have noticed is that people buy what they will be more likely to play. I don't buy Warmachine or Hordes, even though I like the miniatures and would love to support someone other than GW,...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-31-11, 02:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,255
Posted By space cowboy
This isn't entirely accurate. Dorn committed his...

This isn't entirely accurate. Dorn committed his entire LEGION to the Iron Cage incident. Nowhere that I am aware does it say Dorn used it as penance; only that he was either opposed to the chapter...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-30-11, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,802
Posted By space cowboy
Also no one knew just how long the warp would...

Also no one knew just how long the warp would stay calm. The Emperor had to hurry to get the Imperium established, open the Webway portal beneath Terra in a stable fashion, and set up way-points on...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-26-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,187
Posted By space cowboy
The Golden Throne has been starting to fail since...

The Golden Throne has been starting to fail since 2nd edition. Ok, so maybe that is an exaggeration, but it feels like they always tease that the Emperor hangs on by a thread etc etc. They are...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   05-26-11, 07:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,850
Posted By space cowboy
The lascannon is about as big as the heavy bolter.

The lascannon is about as big as the heavy bolter.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-19-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,143
Posted By space cowboy
Computers, computerized training weapons, and...

Computers, computerized training weapons, and math? I would gather that there is some sort of arbitrary percentage chance of any give weapon damaging/lethally damaging an opponent in various marks...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-19-11, 03:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By space cowboy
As a matter of fact, in several codices they even...

As a matter of fact, in several codices they even have enumerated the partial of the year an event took place, meaning there have been events recorded that have taken place in the later parts of the...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-19-11, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By space cowboy
Plus if you read any description of the Demiurge...

Plus if you read any description of the Demiurge you will notice a striking resemblance to Space Dwarves. I don't think GW consciously re-packaged them and threw them in with the Tau, but it would...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-18-11, 09:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,931
Posted By space cowboy
The original intent of the II and XI legion was...

The original intent of the II and XI legion was to provide players the ability to have some alternate descent for their Space Marine armies. There was always a backlash (at least with anyone I ever...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-18-11, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,903
Posted By space cowboy
The fights against the World Eaters and Sons of...

The fights against the World Eaters and Sons of Horus are all part of the war game. If you go back and read the story, they never actually kill anyone, just the indicator in the helmet blinks out. ...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-18-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,178
Posted By space cowboy
I think the Emperor ultimately didn't want...

I think the Emperor ultimately didn't want humanity viewing the Chaos Gods as Gods at all; just as vast, ancient intelligences that, while wielding large amounts of power, are no different from any...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-18-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,903
Posted By space cowboy
Virtually the whole story was about a wargame to...

Virtually the whole story was about a wargame to test the Codex. I got that Guilliman was testing the Codex in the guise of what would happen once the Imperium fell. It seemed like Guilliman is...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-16-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,819
Posted By space cowboy
I always get a kick out of people's opinions of...

I always get a kick out of people's opinions of various books as I would count Legion in my top 5 (usually 4th after First Heretic then Thousand Sons/Prospero Burns, but sometimes after Horus Rising,...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-16-11, 05:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,143
Posted By space cowboy
I think that the biggest thing in all of this is...

I think that the biggest thing in all of this is that the Emperor made 'Creator' Primarchs along with 'Destroyer' Primarchs. Guilliman is clearly a 'Creator' Primarch in that he is an empire...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-25-11, 01:51 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 24,689
Posted By space cowboy
QFT. I know I would have been far more likely to...

QFT. I know I would have been far more likely to buy this if it had been put up a month later or left up for another month.
Forum: General 40k   04-18-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,787
Posted By space cowboy
One dude carrying around the thing that gives...

One dude carrying around the thing that gives your whole squad a special ability is dumb. The fact that none of the survivors pick it up if he dies is even more dumb.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   04-18-11, 02:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,071
Posted By space cowboy
I have been inclined towards the position that GW...

I have been inclined towards the position that GW would release a new version of 40k just prior to the MMO being released, with the first codex being a Marine codex aligning with the chapter that...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-12-11, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,920
Posted By space cowboy
The only thing that disappointed me was that...

The only thing that disappointed me was that there wasn't anything revealed that we didn't already know.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-11-11, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,313
Posted By space cowboy
I thought Prospero Burns delivered in this...

I thought Prospero Burns delivered in this regard: it showed that even though Prospero was a galaxy-changing event, and a HUGE ordeal for the Thousand Sons, it was just another day on the job for the...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   04-11-11, 06:16 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 21,013
Posted By space cowboy
VC are pretty crappy overall in 8th. Count...

VC are pretty crappy overall in 8th. Count Manfredd is quality, but otherwise the army is easy to kill and hard to replenish.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-05-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,827
Posted By space cowboy
I would say it was a middle of the road book as...

I would say it was a middle of the road book as far as Black Library is concerned. I didn't mind it breaking away from some of the standard 40k tropes, but I did feel that the book could have been...
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