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Sure, my not?

That could be that Chapter's colors, even though the jungle green camo might not work in the iceworlds.

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I've seen it done on SM Tanks. One even got a Silver I think in a GD a couple of years back.

But from a personal point of veiw I wouldn't ever do it. Its not really in keeping with the whole image.
 

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Saw a marine chapter other other day in a cammo green with the whole foliage stuck to the armor thing going. Now I realize it sounds sort of strange and the current fluff don't support it but it looked surprisingly cool and wit a DIY chapter you may create your own fluff explanation. So in short it is your army and hobby, if that is the way you want to go then do it! 8)
 

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>> Theres a chapter in the marine collectors guide painted up in blue urban camo. Looks pretty fookin cool.
 

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>> Theres a chapter in the marine collectors guide painted up in blue urban camo. Looks pretty fookin cool.
The Exercutioners unless I am mistaken.

The Badab war had a whole bunch of chapters unsing camo schemes. Also there are numerous (very old like me) pictures of codex chapters using camo patterns. Afterall marines aint stupid.
 

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It's only the current fluff says they don't, due to wanting to be visually impressive and freak out the enemy. As dakari-mane says, in the old days probably most chapters had camo patterns, including variant schemes for some important chapters.

Anyway, with 'see but don't be seen' as a possible marine trait (not too easy hiding dressed in purple and gold armour, I guess!) it's pretty easy to justify, even for codex chapters. If they're non-codex, well, even less problem.

Oh, gotta go, health and saftey says I have to turn my machine off coz there's a thunderstorm...
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If anyone would mind posting pics from the rouge trader book? every single space marine model had camo patterns, and there were several patterns per chapter.
 

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just an idea i have for a (perhaps) up and coming army.

but would marines ever use camo armour?
My chaos marines do. Take a look in the gallery to see them.
 

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Marines of any kind look just fine in camo.
 

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Mot Space Marines wouldn't use camouflage, because the point of Space Marines is to be seen. The objective of using Space Marines is not extremely subtle guerilla warfare, but completely unsubtle 'OH SHIT, HERE COEM TEH SPACE MARINES'.

That said, in certain very restricted situations, a group of Marines would use stealth tactics. In any situation in which they are too outnumbered or outgunned to simply eradicate the enemy, where the objective is more than simply killing some specific units and leaving, and where the terrain is heavy enough to support it, they may use these tactics. You wouldn't see them in grassland camouflage or desert camouflage for that reason.

Not that alternate reality ever seems to get in anyone's way around here.
 

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I thought about doing a camo pattern on just the commander and maybe just on his lower torso armor..... I'm going with a white background w/ purple & black camo lines

You will not mistake him for someone who is hiding

(I'm gonna have to think up some hardcore BS to cover the fluff end)
 

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Kujo said:
I thought about doing a camo pattern on just the commander and maybe just on his lower torso armor..... I'm going with a white background w/ purple & black camo lines

You will not mistake him for someone who is hiding

(I'm gonna have to think up some hardcore BS to cover the fluff end)
I don't see a major problem with this. Alot of planets might have crazy colored stars shining on them, or just purplish moonlight or even warp-bright auroras of purple. If I was fighting on a frozen world under purple moonlight or etc I would use that scheme.
 

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Momentarily I'll have a link posted to the WIP section with pictures of the Marine squad I'm painting in Urban camo. Suffice to say, they look pretty damned good.


EDIT: Link!
 

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In the days of Rogue Trader, as it's been stated, Space Marines used camo, but it still typically displayed the Chapter colors and heraldry at least SOMEWHERE on the armour, so it wasn't like it was going to be terribly effective. Besides, when you consider that half-ton, nine-foot-tall superhuman warriors are stomping around, it's hard to imagine they'll be able to rely on something like camo. Infiltrating Space Marines have always struck me more as a bull-headed charge into enemy guns, ducking from cover to cover before the game starts rather than actually being sneaky.

Contemporary Space Marines, however, wouldn't deign to repaint their armour in camo, with perhaps some rare exceptions in DIY Chapters. It would dishonor the Chapter by covering its colors and heraldry, and it would dishonor the armour's spirit.

Scouts, on the other hand... camo is just sort of part of their nature. However, rather than paint their armour, they usually use adaptive camoline cloaks.
 
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