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So they'll fit onto Betrayal at Calth models.

Interesting to note that they're phasing out the existing ones, not adding ones with sculpted hands; if you play with resin 30k models, then you'll have to start cutting the hands off your models. That Forge World is gearing up for the BaC-style Marines makes me think it's pretty much a done deal that GW will be doing the Heresy at large with follow-up releases to BaC expanding it into a full game.
 

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Just so long as you bought two, anyway. If/when they do the same thing with mKII armour I'll be on it....maybe. It's not like I know anyone who plays 30k aside from on here despite being in a marine dominated meta.

What, you mean I can't take my Skyhammer Formation? Lame.
 

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Just so long as you bought two, anyway.
Well of course I did, it's an absolute steal. They're practically giving them away!

If/when they do the same thing with mKII armour I'll be on it....maybe.
Just buy upgrade packs, it replaces most of the bits anyway :victory:

It's not like I know anyone who plays 30k aside from on here despite being in a marine dominated meta.
Convert people, £190 for a 2500pt army should get people interested especially if you sell it as 'more balanced 30k'.

What, you mean I can't take my Skyhammer Formation or Centurion-stars? How is that fun?
Well aren't you a bitter old sod, ntaw me old fruit :grin:
 

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:laugh: that last bit was me making fun of a couple of the local SM players. I gave up on vanilla SM pretty much immediately upon reading the recent Codex and Formations, actually sold a bunch of my SM models when it came out. I'll stick with my BA in 40k for power armour.

The BaC stuff is a great deal but it's still not stuff I want, and buying things with the sole interest of buying more things to make them what I want doesn't appeal to me. May as well buy fakecast, fix casting issues (if there even are any), and save money while getting the things I think look cool...not that I'm advocating infringement on GW's IP of course.

I wait with bated breath to see if 30k is truly released as a GW line.
 

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:laugh: that last bit was me making fun of a couple of the local SM players. I gave up on vanilla SM pretty much immediately upon reading the recent Codex and Formations, actually sold a bunch of my SM models when it came out. I'll stick with my BA in 40k for power armour.
What are you, some kind of masochist?

I wait with bated breath to see if 30k is truly released as a GW line.
As I mentioned in the OP, with Forge World abandoning their existing customers to the darkness by changing their special weapons from the old style of having to cut the grips and triggers off to the new GW style of having the right hand attached to the gun (cut the hands off your heinously expensive resin marines, you're Forge World's dirty little whore and you like it!), I'm pretty sure GW will continue the 30k range. That, or Forge World just happen to be changing to the same style as Betrayal at Calth now, as a total coincidence (because remember they're totally unrelated companies).
 

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Old Space Marines had the right hand connected to the right arm as one piece, with the weapon as a separate piece; you had to clip the trigger and handle off the Bolter then stick it into the right fist of the Marine. Now, the right arm stops at the wrist, and the hand is attached to the weapon instead. Forge World armour is still done in the old way, with the right hand attached to the arm; the new special weapons will therefore require you to take a saw or modelling knife to the wrist joint, or carve the hand off the weapon.
 

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What are you, some kind of masochist?
I've switched to my Guard recently because people were bemoaning my BA army's effectiveness despite all their snazzy buffs. We've got some sweet unit combos that, if you can time out the entrance and movement enough, really wreck some face. Eat it, vanilla scumbags! :biggrin:

I'm pretty sure GW will continue the 30k range.
They just gotta, man. It's such a good move! Plus bringing back the minigames of the past with revamped rules and models in the coming years...I'm digging it.

mkII and mkIII are the coolest
Preach it! Just look at these glorious models.

 

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Preach it! Just look at these glorious models.

Those older marks have a lot of character to them. Even the Mark IV that is in the BaC is still pretty damn good looking.
 

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As armour marks are selling out on Forge World they're now listed as 'No Longer Available' rather than 'Out of Stock' (you can't get MkII or MkIV any more, for example). More interestingly, it seems to apply to all the upgrades as well - 'Ultramarines Praetorian Heads and Torsos' are now listed as 'No Longer Available'. Whether that's because they didn't sell and Invictarii did, I don't know, but strange that they're withdrawing upgrade kits as well as armour marks if, as the bundles say, the current upgrade packs work with GW plastic 30k.

Maybe GW are going to do the Legion upgrades? If so I'm gonna be pissed having just bought 60 pauldrons and 30 helmets in horrible FW resin rather than glorious GW plastic.
 
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