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Doing Word Bearers Justice

Discussion in 'Chaos Space Marines' started by TheWarpsmith, May 15, 2017.

  1. Slayer88 Recruit

    You could easily make the Rubric Marines work 100% exactly like Tactical Traitor Marines and no one would care.

    The Legions ARE NOT Legions, they are color schemes. You wouldn't have Rubric Marines, Khorne Berserkers, Noise Marines, or Plaguemarines, you'd just have the color scheme of that faction.
  2. Viktor Aramorae TheWarpsmith Well-Known Member

    Which is vastly inappropriate. By that mindset Space Wolves should not have a Wolf Priest unit including it's own weapon and yet it does because it is intended to be lore-appropriate

    Saying "no one would care" is a majorly poor assumption
  3. Slayer88 Recruit

    If Chaos was intended to be lore appropriate like they should and like loyalists are than I'd agree. But as it stands right now, the Legions offer nothing except for a color scheme. If you were a CSM using the Thousand Sons scheme you would not be a Rubric Marine and therefore there would be no need to complain.

    The problem is that loyalists have lore reasons to back up their chapters, CSMs have nothing backing up their Legions. The Legions are completely cosmetic and are really nothing more than a color choice.

    There is quite a big difference between a World Eater's Chaos Space Marine with the Mark of Khorne and a Khorne Berserker. Currently, you can play as an Iron Warrior Traitor Assault and use the Mark of Khorne, but you aren't a Khorne Berserker, not even with the helmet and the chainaxe.

    In your theoretical world you are correct and I agree with you, but in the current state of the game Thousand Sons could be added without affecting balance at all. It's just color and there is no justifiable reason to complain about not being a Rubric Marine when the rest of the Legions are not related to the lore. That's purely a loyalist feature, as it stands today, and cannot be compared. Chapters =/= Legions in EC.
  4. Viktor Aramorae TheWarpsmith Well-Known Member

    ...hence me making the thread in the 1st place to push for Chaos getting the lore-appropriate treatment rather than being color swaps...
  5. Slayer88 Recruit

    Well it was derailed by one of the responses which I responded to and then we entered this discussion.

    I agree with you, though, that our lore should be taken more seriously and they should put more effort into featuring it.

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