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  • #13695

    Universal Head
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    We don’t often chat about Games Workshop tabletop games around here, but I’m currently getting together a Space Marine and an Ork army for Epic 40,000. I had two old armies in a woefully un- and under-painted state, so I stripped them back by soaking them in Dettol and now I’ve got a clean slate to start from.

    The problem is, I’m finding it really hard to decide on my colour schemes. At first I thought traditional blue Ultramarines, but the scheme is a little … well, blue has never been a favourite colour of mine. The Orks will probably be red-and-black Goffs, so I want the marines to contrast with that on the tableop.

    Any ideas or suggestions?

    #13702

    8th
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    Not a 40K player and know very little about the setting, but for big dudes in heavy armour I’d be inclined of go for shades of grey, silver, iron etc.

    #13711
    Uthoroc
    Uthoroc
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    Grey wolves? I’ve never been a 40k fan, but of the marines I always thought they looked best. It may also contrast nicely with the strong Ork colors.

    #13712

    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    The colour might be OK, but I’ve never ben a fan of the feral Norse style of the Space Wolves.

    I like the style of the Death Angels, but the dark green won’t work as well at that scale.

    Difficult!

    #13713

    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    Are you back home now Ralf?

    Will and I finally managed to start a game of Fangorn online, though it’s going to take a while to get comfortable with the slightly impenetrable interface…

    #13716
    Uthoroc
    Uthoroc
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    Nope, I’m currently on Stewart Island snuggled into a hotel lounge to wait out this “bomb low”. 😀

    Have you checked out the Readme.pdf in the java client’s folder? It gives pretty comprehensive instructions on how to do all the necessary stuff.

    #13718

    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    Way down there! Glad you’re still checking the EOG as you travel around.

    Yeah I have, but I’m really tempted to give that document a rewrite/redesign! 🙂

    #13975
    Officelinebackeroz
    Officelinebackeroz
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    Imperial Fists? Yellow should standout. Don’t have much choice for loyalists from the main Chapters. White Scars would seem to similar. Blood Angels red or Iron Hands grey/metallic.

    #13979

    Universal Head
    Keymaster

    I hate to say it, but I might go trad blue Ultramarines. I mean, it’s a classic. The yellow of the Imperial Fists seems too, well, bright! Red is too orky. White or steel don’t grab me.

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