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I was skimming through Winterous' thread 'A funny army theme' and I decided to post this. I figure you all would get a chuckle out of it. I'm not actually planning on doing this army, but damn it, the concept just won't go away.

Heres how it started. Like 5 years ago I was building a Chimera for my Deamonhunters, and as I built the two sides of the hull I moved them together and pushed them off to the side to make space to build the turret. As I moved the two parts together I looked at it, and with out really thinking about it I said "Hey look, a clown sized land raider" the resemblance was passing at the best but that was enough to get the idea off and running. Everyone in the hobby center heard what I said, saw what I said it about, and quickly started having their own ideas about a the "Clown Space Marines". So now, 5 years later the idea itself is very nearly to a point where I can no longer resist making the army.

Here are some of the ideas:

1) Space Marine Captian- The Lead clown, the bozo, the guy who draws all your attention while his cohorts set up for the next gag. Comes equipped the Multi-colored Iron Affro (Iron Halo). Seriously, the bullets get stuck in the hair.

2) Assault Marines: Truely skilled performers, they now use spring loaded shoes (jump packs) to achieve feats of great skill and daring.

3) Deep Striking Terminators: The clowns that get shot out of the cannon (Basilisk Barrage anyone?)

4) Land Speeder: The Clowns that are riding a unicycle on a high wire. Their balance bar holds gun pods.

5) Rhinos: Anyone know where I can buy micro machines? But you have to roll 2d6 each time you disembark to determine how many marines get out of the Rhino.

6) Astartes Grenade Launcher equipped models: Master Jugglers, these nimble acrobats pack an interesting surprise for their viewers.

So any other thoughts you all would like to toss in here? I'm not planning on doing this, but the ideas just keep coming up and I'm finding it harder and harder to say no to the idea.
 

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This could be worth a few laughs lol

Stat wise are you just going to use vanilla codex stats etc?

would loce to see how you managed conversions lol
 

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Flamer units as fire eaters.
Whirlwinds are pie launching catapults.
Biker squads on mini bikes.
Vanguard squads have squirting flower lapels.
Sternguard are jugglers with bowling pins.
Chapter Master is a ring leader with top hat and long tailed tuxedo.
Terminators have to have those really big clown pants with suspenders.
Big clown shoes for power fists. (Angry marines power feet.)
 

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Flamer units as fire eaters.
Whirlwinds are pie launching catapults.
Biker squads on mini bikes.
Vanguard squads have squirting flower lapels.
Sternguard are jugglers with bowling pins.
Chapter Master is a ring leader with top hat and long tailed tuxedo.
Terminators have to have those really big clown pants with suspenders.
Big clown shoes for power fists. (Angry marines power feet.)
You said it! :victory:
 

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The only thing is, a clown army would have to be chaos... because we all know clowns are pure fucking evil.
oblits are clowns with a surprise up their sleeve....
 

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Better yet; "summoned Rabbits" model all your icon bearers with top-hats.
Midgets and flying monkeys as summoned demons.

Bearded lady, Siamese twins, The dog faced boy, the fat lady and other sideshow freaks could all be demon princes, possessed or spawn.
 

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He's right. It won't go away. Very cool idea though. I knew someone would figure out a way to include big shoes in a meaningful way.
 

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He's right. It won't go away. Very cool idea though. I knew someone would figure out a way to include big shoes in a meaningful way.
Told ya. See, the idea is so terrible you're like "No, It's not worth doing" but then you realise you can't not think about it. It like implants itself into your brain and is unwilling to leave, and longer it's in there, the more you think about doing it. It's a disease I'm telling you! Run! Run you fools, save yourselves before it's too late! Fear the Plague!
 

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I admire anybody that can hold onto a theme idea, like this one, and carry it through to the end. Many moons ago, I saw an Imperial Space Marine Army. Imperial as in Star Wars. It was very impressive.

I would like to see a clown army. There would be a ton of conversions, but in the end, it would be really cool.
 

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I admire anybody that can hold onto a theme idea, like this one, and carry it through to the end. Many moons ago, I saw an Imperial Space Marine Army. Imperial as in Star Wars. It was very impressive.

I would like to see a clown army. There would be a ton of conversions, but in the end, it would be really cool.

curse you Keikan, I must now build this army :russianroulette:.

sigh... I'll post information as I develop it.

I guess I'll start with a Tactical squad and a Land Speeder.

already have an idea for the flamer marine, he'll be a fire eater. I'll take a marine with an exposed head that screaming (hard to find I know :p ) and he'll have a flaming stick in one hand.

Any suggestions for the missile launcher equipped marine?
 

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It's gotta be a cream pie launcher.
 

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Any suggestions for the missile launcher equipped marine?
Yeah, a clown with a big horn with a rocket coming out the end. Pie's would be good too.

Don't forget to incorporate unicycles into the army!

You need a name for the army too.
 
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