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  1. Yeah, but if you do that too often--you don't get Gorman lecturing you. You get declared a heretic.
  2. Truth be told? "Mark of the Xenos" has two notable examples of 'helmet cameras'--and they're not even on Deathwatch or Inquisitorial members! First example is on page 47 with "Hyperion C&C" communicating with defensive forces, specifically Squad Echo Nine. Second example is on page 55. Scout Sergeant Syrbel, 10th Comany Death Spectres talking about 'pict captures' from the Death Spectre Battle-Brothers' helmets. I'd say it's a good bet that the autosenses on the standard Astartes gear(or for that matter, things like the protrusions you see on the Forge World Cadian Respirator kits or the metal Kasrkin) include a 'playback' function. Just seems like the kind of thing they'd do.
  3. If they want people to collect armies: Then why not actually sell army packs? Theme them around specific campaigns or heroes, bam. You've got a winner right there.
  4. Just give in Alph. You know you want to
  5. FatPob said: the dark angel chap in Angels of Darkness was pre heresy, so it is more then possible The Fallen are a very, very special case of temporal distortionsas the Ruinous Powers themselves intervened to scatter them across space and time. That's not "oh Warp shenanigans!". That's freaking demigods taking a direct interest in the mortal realm and bending it to their own ideas.
  6. Unusualsuspect said: Kanluwen said: Powerfists, no matter the design, are going to be an unwieldy weapon. There's no real way to "balance" a gigantic fist packed to the brim with tech to generate a power field that allows you to bloody reach your hand inside and rip apart a tank. A halberd, on the other hand, is something you can balance with a counterweight on the haft. Given that a force halberd isn't going to rely on a power generator, but instead is honeycombed with crystalline amplifiers for psychic energy... Yeah. It wouldn't be too unwieldy with a counterweight. If you want a non-relic BFG (er, sword) capable of parrying, don't use Great Weapons as the basis. Use a Bastard Sword or the Long-Sabre, which balances the ability to parry with lower damage. Fluff is fine, but there already is fluff for Halberds as Great Weapons, and their stats are reflected by the Unwieldy trait. If you want to add a counterbalance, decrease the damage the weapon does to compensate. This is as much a game balance issue as a fluff issue. A counterbalance wouldn't "decrease the damage the weapon does". If anything(in "real life"), counterbalanced weapons hit harder because you get more force behind the swing without it being an unwieldy weapon. You're referring to Astartes grade power weapons. There's no need for the field generator(which adds to the weight of the weapon), no need for a superheavy haft, etc. These are "Force" weapons. They're, for all intents and purposes, your bogstandard weapon featuring a ton of crystalline structures, intricate hexagrammic wards, etc on the inside. The deadly part of it comes from the Psyker himself empowering the weapon with the Warp capability. Yes, because the potential to have your soul sucked into the Warp while you're channeling Psyker energy into the weapon is totally not a drawback.
  7. Powerfists, no matter the design, are going to be an unwieldy weapon. There's no real way to "balance" a gigantic fist packed to the brim with tech to generate a power field that allows you to bloody reach your hand inside and rip apart a tank. A halberd, on the other hand, is something you can balance with a counterweight on the haft. Given that a force halberd isn't going to rely on a power generator, but instead is honeycombed with crystalline amplifiers for psychic energy... Yeah. It wouldn't be too unwieldy with a counterweight.
  8. I wouldn't tone down the Fear, personally. Thunderwolves are big enough that if they wanted to they could hunt elephants and rhinos here on Earth. The smallest ones are about the size of a bloody Razorback APC. So, are you going to tell me a gigantic wolf with a jaw full of fangs the size of swords isn't a terrifying thought?
  9. But at the same time...it's an Astartes weapon, usually in these cases hand-made for the wielder. I don't see it being unwieldy, or even unbalanced. At most, it'd be slightly awkward to handle yes but it'd also be equivalent to a master-crafted power weapon without the Psyker involvement. Force Weapons are not, in any circumstances, mass-produced for the Astartes Epistolaries. They're made and attuned to the specific individual who will be wielding them. The only thing making them worse than the Nemesis Force Weapons is the fact that the Psykers wielding them haven't been trained to harness others' psychic abilities and focus it through their own weapon like the Grey Knight Justicars.
  10. I can't see "Force Brass Knuckles" working, simply because Force Weapons/Nemesis Weapons are supposed to be brimming with all sorts of crystalline structures/hexagrammic runes inside of the metal proper that the Psyker wielding it uses to focus their power. Hence why swords/staves/halberds/axes are so popular. They're really the only effective way to do it.
  11. SinisterCheshire said: Lightbringer said: SinisterCheshire said: The Soul Drinkers are the only chapter I remember making actual use of the Omophagea. It was something which set them apart from other chapters, in so far as giving them their chapter name. Even then, it was only fleeting if I remember correctly, like waking up from a dream and having only filiments of a memory to grasp at. The Imperial Fists use it in Ian Watson's "Space Marine" novel. They eat the brains of a Titan crew and then pilot the titan to destroy something not particularly memorable. I remember grinding my teeth in irritation over this whole concept, which rang false on a very large number of levels. I'll have to check that one out. Space Marine is in my stack of books near my bed. That whole concept is pretty galling, seeing as Space Marines don't generally come equipped with a Mind Impulse Unit to allow them to connect with the Titans machine spirit. I figure the machine spirit might get rather mad at the marines intrusion and possibly blow out his brain if they were to attempt it... Just as a heads-up: "Space Marine" by Ian Watson is generally considered no longer canon. It was written during the era of Squats, like much of Ian Watson's works.
  12. BaronIveagh said: Kanluwen said: BaronIveagh said: Eh, Kage, frankly, the cursed founding option is probably the only way out this debate has. It's a canon way to make non-codex chapters. This allows FSM players to have thier chapters without anyone taking a hacksaw to fluff. Except it's not, because there's a line in one of the Horus Heresy novels wherein Horus is remembering the "lost Brothers" of the two Cursed Chapters. So they're definitely male(insofar as Astartes can be), and there's no way for them to be FSM. Kanluwen, you're getting the 'Cursed' 21st Founding, with all its mutant space marines, confused with the Lost Legions. The 21st founding was the source of such deviant chapters as the Flame Falcons, Black Dragons, Legion of the Damned, Sons of Anaetus, Lamenters, etc. It came about when the Inquisition and the AdMech decided that they could make 'better' space marines and replicate the Primarch Project. Needless to say, this is 40k, and things did not go well. Particularly when Fabius Bile found out about it. It's not known how many chapters were created, as the records were expunged. Of the six known, three were mutants, one became the Legion of the Damned, the Minotaurs are bloodthirsty to the point of being one step removed from Khornate berzerkers, and the Lamenters continue to be dogged by the universe's worst luck. Uh no, actually I'm not. Because there wasn't any possible way for Horus himself to have been around for the 21st Founding. So yeah. There's no possible way, at all, for the two unknown Primarchs to have been females, considering Horus actually referred to them as his "Brothers, with their destinies to end in misfortune and glories left unfilled". Pretty much says it all right there, end of story.
  13. BaronIveagh said: Eh, Kage, frankly, the cursed founding option is probably the only way out this debate has. It's a canon way to make non-codex chapters. This allows FSM players to have thier chapters without anyone taking a hacksaw to fluff. Except it's not, because there's a line in one of the Horus Heresy novels wherein Horus is remembering the "lost Brothers" of the two Cursed Chapters. So they're definitely male(insofar as Astartes can be), and there's no way for them to be FSM.
  14. As an aside...the Primarchs of the two "missing" Legions are mentioned in a very passing manner in "False Gods". And Horus refers to them both as "Brothers", not "Brother and Sister" or "Sisters". So they're definitely male.
  15. You mean the thread that lasted 6 pages, and was locked right after your final post in itthe one where you claimed you'd finance a full run of someone sculpting a full line of Female Space Marine models? Huh. Funny how that works. Anyways, this thread is about the actual fluff way of fitting females into Deathwatch. Since you're so hot to trot about reading the thread and all. Which is to say: female Inquisitors or Sisters of Battle modified to come into it.
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