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New Primaris Marines vs Older models

Post by porkuslime » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:00 pm

So.. scale issues are bugging me.

I have a complete older edition marine army or 2, and I sure feel that I CANNOT add to it anymore with any of the new models.. MAYBE vehicles, but troops will not be compatible at all.

Likewise.. trying to convert older models to match INTO a Primaris force would be a pain as well.

Has anyone tried to use the 2 togeather, or is it REALLY coming down to one size or the other..

Heck, is GW even MAKING non-Primaris sized models anymore?
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Re: New Primaris Marines vs Older models

Post by 3eland » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:01 pm

GW states they are not phasing out normal Marines but let's be honest here. It's totally going to happen.
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Re: New Primaris Marines vs Older models

Post by spiralingcadaver » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:45 pm

Yeah, I'm sticking with older minis because I don't want to buy into their forced new scale (and horribly expensive characters). It's a shame, since I think they've made some very nice minis, but I think the scale thing just sucks, and at least it's kind to my wallet. I might get the new heavy dudes since I think they're nicer than centurions for reinforced power armor, but that's probably it.

And yeah, I'd be surprised if GW made more regular marines than an occasional character or upgrade sprue now. Most of the line looks good enough that it'll last them a long time.
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Re: New Primaris Marines vs Older models

Post by pretre » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:17 am

porkuslime wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:00 pm
So.. scale issues are bugging me.

I have a complete older edition marine army or 2, and I sure feel that I CANNOT add to it anymore with any of the new models.. MAYBE vehicles, but troops will not be compatible at all.

Likewise.. trying to convert older models to match INTO a Primaris force would be a pain as well.

Has anyone tried to use the 2 togeather, or is it REALLY coming down to one size or the other..

Heck, is GW even MAKING non-Primaris sized models anymore?
Primaris marines are totally separate models/rules than normal marines, the scale difference is intentional. You don't need to change your old marines to make them primaris size.
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Re: New Primaris Marines vs Older models

Post by porkuslime » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:21 am

What about the new Death Guard then? They are not Primaris but are huge anyhow compared to old metals
2+2=5 for sufficiently large values of 2.

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Re: New Primaris Marines vs Older models

Post by spiralingcadaver » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:18 am

Re: primaris being a new scale, I feel like it could have been salvaged so they had a fluff reason for it, but honestly I don't like that the new marines make my current ones look derpy and small by comparison. I'm not sure what would have constituted an elegant solution to truescale by GW, but this makes me want to actively not collect the new line, in comparison with every preceding marine line that has made me interested because I have more kitbashing fodder across the generations (I've even selectively incorporated RT in my army and they look fine, as opposed to the current ones being a head taller)

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Re: New Primaris Marines vs Older models

Post by jason1977 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:50 am

I used 2 DI Marines with pre DI Marine weapons.

1 was the 2 handed TH from the DW kit. I made him because of the movie Troy and this guy:
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I have REMs in his shoulder joints and on his back. I am able to swap out the TH and run any weapons I want once I make them. The thunder hammer was a bit wider than the Primaris body which I thought was odd. I have the REM on his back for when I find a jump pack I like. At this time however, I will only be running normal pre DI weapons on him as I will be base coating him my normal dark green DA colors so he blends in paint wise just stands taller than the rest. He stands on a 25mm base.

The other guy is going to be a counts as Primaris Hellblasters with a heavy plasma incinerator. I ran more REMs and he can either carry his Primaris plasma gun or a plasma cannon ‘counts as’ a heavy plasma incinerator. Im yet however, too see the rules for this weapon as Im a DA player but I do not see an issue with my local gaming group as I will base coat him a light shade of green than my pre DI collection of DA. Assault plasma incinerator.....Well Im yet to figure that gun out.

I will post pictures of my work later.

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Re: New Primaris Marines vs Older models

Post by MagickalMemories » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:38 am

If/when I play my SM army... I'm just going to say, "these guys are Dwarf Primaris Marines. They're a successor chapter of regular [insert chapter] Primaris marines."

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