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B-Rod85
20-07-2015, 02:10
Just wondering is it ok not to have backpacks on my chaos marines?

Saunders
20-07-2015, 03:11
That's really more of a question you must answer for yourself.

B-Rod85
20-07-2015, 03:31
But I green stuffed capes and didn't know while playing if it essential to have backpacks?

Losing Command
20-07-2015, 03:47
Not really. As long as you like the way it looks, it shouldn't be a problem as backpacks have no real impact on the game anyway. They aren't a part of the body so it's not like removing the backpacks makes your marines any easier to hide ;)

B-Rod85
20-07-2015, 04:07
Thank u all

AngryAngel
20-07-2015, 05:23
No back pack ? I just couldn't allow it. Without their power source for the armor, I'd request their movement and charge speed be half normal, it needs to be fluffy.

B-Rod85
20-07-2015, 05:53
So ur saying that the backpacks r about their power so if they didn't have them u wouldn't allow them to play. I'm fine with that I just hate how bulky they r I like adding stuff to my guys like a cape or something to make them look like they have killed a space wolf and took it fur and the back pack is a pain to make that work but thank u for telling me that it is for their power I never knew

AngryAngel
20-07-2015, 06:20
I was rather joking but yeah the back packs are there for the power source, the nuclear reactor in them. Most of the capes can be worked with the back pack still. Glad I could inform, if even in a joke.

Bob Hunk
20-07-2015, 10:21
Just wondering is it ok not to have backpacks on my chaos marines?

Well there are certainly no rules or in-game based reasons that state you have to have the backpacks attached, so from that point of view you'd be fine to leave them off. :) Just be prepared to constantly answer questions from opponents about why your Chaos Marines don't have backpacks. ;)

totgeboren
20-07-2015, 11:03
Not having any backpacks is fine as everyone else has said, but it's a bit like not putting in the engine on the Ork Trukk. Makes no difference game-wise but sure looks odd. :p

You could use loyalist backpacks if you want a sleeker look though, since the background difference is that the wide csm version is really meant for low-G engagements, giving the marine better control of the exhausts so increase agility. On normal battlefields they are just bigger though.

TheFang
20-07-2015, 11:49
You could use loyalist backpacks if you want a sleeker look though, since the background difference is that the wide csm version is really meant for low-G engagements, giving the marine better control of the exhausts so increase agility.
They're power supplies and cooling vents, not thrusters. Got a source for the zero g claim?

rangaman
20-07-2015, 12:22
They're power supplies and cooling vents, not thrusters. Got a source for the zero g claim?

Horus Heresy, Book One:Betrayal Page 131

TheFang
20-07-2015, 12:36
Horus Heresy, Book One:Betrayal Page 131

That's a prototype pack on a specialised breacher unit. Not the general marine backpack.

totgeboren
20-07-2015, 12:53
That's a prototype pack on a specialised breacher unit. Not the general marine backpack.

The guy to the left? He has a typical CSM backpack, and the text even says;

Note: 'Iron' pattern power armour utilising a prototype Anvilus pattern backpack unit - this variant has enhanced stabilising thruster vents to aid in void operations, but inferior rad-shielding.

B-Rod85
20-07-2015, 13:44
Thank u all for the info I was trying to put a pic of what I did but can't figure it out

TheFang
20-07-2015, 14:15
The guy to the left? He has a typical CSM backpack, and the text even says;

But as far as I'm aware no other source mentions the pack being used for thrusters. Heat management and power is all that's mentioned anywhere.

Neckutter
20-07-2015, 14:56
You don't have to put on backpacks.

Anteater
20-07-2015, 16:45
It's fine as long as you're not playing against a fluff-fanatic.

insectum7
20-07-2015, 16:50
But as far as I'm aware no other source mentions the pack being used for thrusters. Heat management and power is all that's mentioned anywhere.

In the diagram for MK 6 armor from Rogue Trader they are "stabilizing jets".

Edit: In the Book "Space Marine", by Ian Watson, a cadet loses magnetic grip on the hull of a ship during a void training exercise. Quickly he thinks to use his "stabilizing jets" to get him back to the ship, but they have been deactivated by a simulated "hit" during the exercise.

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Azazyll
20-07-2015, 19:12
I've seen it in other places as well - the round top bits are thrusters, the four bottom extensions are exhaust vents.

Why CSM should all us that type is nowhere explained, however. Hoping FW covers this, as they have many other details.

TheFang
20-07-2015, 21:07
Interesting. I've never spotted that before.

Losing Command
21-07-2015, 00:44
Specially with them being chaos space marines, if somebody asks how the suits are powered you can just say "it's the warp, deal with it" :p

agurus1
21-07-2015, 01:02
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Check out the guy in the right, he has furs and a back pack, just let your cloak run beneath the backpack, between the torso armor and the inner backpack

B-Rod85
21-07-2015, 02:19
How do I post a picture on here?