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The Blades of reason
08-01-2010, 22:50
hi, going to do a marine army and its going to be a simple army with only 3,4 different weapons in it so i was wondering what people think are the most iconic marine weapons. other than the bolter of course:)

08-01-2010, 23:03
Sorry to be a bit of a git, but the Bolt Pistol, Chainsword and Combat knife for me are ext on the list, but in terms of what you do have listed, the Flamer and Missile Launcher have been the mainstay weapons since the RTB01 set was released

08-01-2010, 23:12
The bolter.

Sorry to be obtuse, but of your list, none are iconic, each is a different tool for waging war, none above the other.

08-01-2010, 23:16
Bolter & Chainsword, Missile Launcher and Flamer.

08-01-2010, 23:30
For Which Chapter? Different Chapters have different "iconic" weapons. My Crimson Fists, for example, have powerfists every which way. So do most people's marines, but it just seems more fitting for a 'fist, or any son of dorn. Salamanders have their Flamer and Melta weaponry as a second example.

For me, the Heavy bolter is Iconic. Sure, pretty much every Imperial Army has access to them, but I always associate them with marines. Same with plasmacannons, even if it's only because we get them on infantry.

08-01-2010, 23:51
Bolter & Chainsword, Missile Launcher and Flamer.

and GW writers on their side. Very traditional and reliable, that one...

Gutlord Grom
08-01-2010, 23:54
Power weapons/fists are always popular focal points of Marine artwork .

Da Black Gobbo
08-01-2010, 23:58
The bolter but well i voted for the heavy bolter.

09-01-2010, 00:03
i voted for the missle launcher but the most iconic weapon is certainly the bolter.

09-01-2010, 00:07
The Shuriken Catapult, I remember marines with them :)

Or better yet, Marines with a Distortion (D) Cannon.

09-01-2010, 00:41
The most iconic and commonly seen weapon after the bolter is the bolt pistol and CCW, but after that it is the flamer and then the missile launcher and then mabey the meltagun.

09-01-2010, 00:46
You need fish launchers, RTB01 style. I think forgeworld should do a line in 'heresy' weapons, maybe some shoulderpad sets too.

09-01-2010, 00:56
You need fish launchers, RTB01 style. I think forgeworld should do a line in 'heresy' weapons, maybe some shoulderpad sets too.

Every time I order from FW, I ask for heresy era conversion bits. People would be all over them.

09-01-2010, 05:26
Plasma for us DA-related.

But I'd definitely say Bolter & Chainsword.

09-01-2010, 06:58
Bolt Pistol/Chainsword/Power Sword/Power Fist
Bolt Pistol/
Heavy Bolter
Missile Launcher

I'd say the Black Reach box is about as iconic as it gets for Marines.
Captain with Bolter and Power Weapon
5 Terminators, Leader with Power Weapon (Only needs one guy to have an assault cannon)
Tac Squad with BP/CCW, 7 Bolter Guys, Flamer, and Missile Launcher.

09-01-2010, 10:48
I went for power fist, out of the options you listed. Bolter would be top of the pile though. The power fist is seen in a lot of artwork, and is one of the few weapons that are deadly in the hands of marines and not so much other imperial organisations. Assault squads dropping from the skies and terminators punching through walls are part of what makes the sms what they are.

09-01-2010, 10:52
Missle Launcher, IIRC these have been the standard HW in every marine tactical squad in every 'vanilla' codex.

Bolt pistol and chainsword is more iconic to me mind

09-01-2010, 11:13
The bolter.

All of the other weapons are common to all armies of the Imperium, and can therefor not be iconic for space marines.

09-01-2010, 11:33
the chainsword... but i voted heavy bolter

09-01-2010, 11:45
From that list its got to be the power fist, since it is so tactically flexible and awesome!

Heavy bolter would be a definite 2nd though :)