Really GW shop will mess with you if you have a modified space marine ? Well then just tell them to suck it and leave.
The GW a town over did exactly
this to me, two Kromlech axes (and subsequently due to lack of effective kit, a sad Death Company) were not allowed to see the tabletop despite 99.9% of my army being composed of GW product. I literally asked him "are you kidding" because I honestly thought he was, and the response was stern enough that I had to laugh and leave. Fortunately, Toronto is essentially right up the street and there are -tons- of LGSs to use as alternates. I could see this being an issue for some areas.
I'm really digging that the Assault squad is coming with bits of rubble for the bases (very sad they're now $49). Very cool for us who are exceptionally lazy in that regard, and seemingly easy for them to include in sprues as extra bits. Emperor knows, I have enough bolter/pistol arms to last me through the 13th Black Crusade. Also I spy every close combat weapon upgrade for the sergeant in the sprue. This makes a happy camper!
If the Devastator squad box is dropping to no doubles of the weapons and not dropping significantly in price I'll likely be bombing out to pick up a couple boxes from various LGSs in the neighbourhood before they disappear/cost way too much online. I think they look really cool with the reinforced armour, and that shooting missile is bad-ass in the extreme, but I don't know I need legs while I can guarantee I need heavy weapons.
Look at me with my 'need'. Like there's no option for me to not
collect this army
Just noticed the battleforces in the picture...lamezilla. Give me a Tactical, DC, Assault, and Rhino box every day of the week over a Tactical squad, Dreadnought, and Captain.
EDIT: Just noticed the wording on the 1st Company bundle in the pre-release section:
This bundle gives you everything necessary to field the 1st Company Task Force formation from Codex: Space Marines
I wonder how many Formations the new SM codex will have?