View Full Version : Do you play with marines on a regular basis

27-05-2006, 10:24
As the name suggest, I want to know if you play with (you playing as the marines) on a regular basis.

27-05-2006, 11:33
The only reason i play with my powered armoured mates is that my Guard are being repainted and re converted.


Getifa Ubazza
27-05-2006, 11:40
I have two armies which i use regularly, Marines and Tyranids which i usually alternate weekly.

Although i will be adding a third one as soon as its ready; It will be ether Imperial guard, Eldar or Orks.

If i can finish all three then i will have a pool of 5 armies to choose from.

Insane Psychopath
27-05-2006, 11:47
Just to ask dose this include Chaos Space Marines as well?????

It just when Marines are said here, usely mean the Imperial version.

I use Chaos Marines for the past over a year now, year & a half I would say. While Imperial Marines... not been near a Imperial Marine army for over a year & a half.

I just like useing Chaos Marines & the conversion Chaos offer is great. For me it alway about conversion.



27-05-2006, 12:55
Never even owned a marine, let alone played with one. Well, apart from that devestator box I've got for my forthcoming lootas, but that doesn't count.

27-05-2006, 13:17
I played marines until I got my Tyrnids in sufficient strength. Haven't gotten anything marine in a long time either, though I'm thinking about the chappy in termi armor and the chappy with jump pack.

I still enjoy playing them, but want some variety, and am hoping to inspire other people to play non marine armies. not give them up, but give somthing new a try!

27-05-2006, 15:39
I still sometimes use my chaos amrines, but only in special missions that wouldn't be fitting for my lost and the damned.

27-05-2006, 15:58
Nope...........I've never owned a marine, nevermind playing a game as them

though I am thinking of getting some to use on the bases of my second Necron army

27-05-2006, 20:59
I play with marines all the time (boo), Blood Angels even (hiss). I haven't thought of an excuse yet but I'll get back to y'all with one asap.

27-05-2006, 21:47
I'm interested to see the outcome of this poll. From what I've read Marines are supposed to make up about 40% of 40K sales, so it what be interesting to see what number of Warseers contribute to that.

Goq Gar
28-05-2006, 04:36
nope, I play AGAINST marines every weekend and some weekdays

28-05-2006, 04:52
I never have played with Marines, I prefer the Tau over any other race. And the Farsight Enclaves at that.

28-05-2006, 06:23
I play my marines every thursday and friday, usually against Tau. It's a gaming club that my mate an I have set up in school and it's surprisingly successful!

28-05-2006, 09:29
I'm interested to see the outcome of this poll. From what I've read Marines are supposed to make up about 40% of 40K sales, so it what be interesting to see what number of Warseers contribute to that.

Acctually that is mainly why I started this thread, that and people on warseer saying that there are too many marines.

28-05-2006, 09:36
I cycle through my armies for variety, and to confuse the players who like to taylor their army list to the opponent.

28-05-2006, 09:39
We've got a dark angels guy in our group, but He gets bored around turn usually:eyebrows:
So Yes, but he isn't too fun...

29-05-2006, 21:21
well I did play around with an ex-marine, but that's a WHOLE different story, Space Marines were my first army, so I still have love for the bastards, but they just fell out of favor with me and I got an IG army

29-05-2006, 21:34
i play dark angels have about 7000pts of them just love them but use other armys all the time:D

29-05-2006, 21:42
Why is it most of the pople who have posted feel they need to justify why they collect marines? :P

<-----Pus coated, slime dripping, fat dough boy marines.

High Marshal Trenth
29-05-2006, 21:42
Every Sunday me and my pals play, I use Black Templar...Every Sunday.....it starts to get boring until I just get back into the cleansing mood. So ya nothin but da mariens here.

29-05-2006, 22:09
Nope. I have a collection of Marines, but played only one abttle with them, years ago. I don't "feel" this army.

29-05-2006, 22:23
i answered the poll thinking the question was: do you play (against) marines on a regular basis?

answer is yes.

the original question, no i dont play as marines. I'z a proppa Ork!!:evilgrin:

29-05-2006, 23:39
Wow, suprisingly even.

No, not for a while at least. Guard for me. :)

30-05-2006, 01:11
For now, I'm a dedicated Blood Angels player, though Guard have always appealed to me...

30-05-2006, 01:15
I play with my Chaos Marines regularly so I voted yes.

30-05-2006, 01:38
i read the question wrong and said yeah, but im an ork player all the way. tribe Big 'Nife for the win!

30-05-2006, 01:42
Yup. I'm one of those rare breed who ignored the call of other armies. I have got about 3 or 4 different marine armies all which specialise in one area of warfare. I have a close combat orientated Blood Angels force, a mechanised Space Wolf army and a Raven Guard drop force. At the moment I am doing a scout heavy Crimson fist army for the Medusa campaign.

I am very tempted to do an Eldar army though when the next codex comes out. The Dire Avengers look to sweet to pass up.


30-05-2006, 07:56
I'm a sucker for SMurfs. Be it loyalists or traitors.

Smoking Frog
30-05-2006, 08:16
I grew to love my Eldar and Dark Eldar too much, though I keep my force of Dark Angels because they were my first army and I still enjoy them, and Night Lords because they smell of sheer coolness.

I don't play with power armour nearly as much as Eldar or IG.

30-05-2006, 08:20
Yep, i'm a marine player. Have been since seconed edition. I love the little blighters. I, (and i'm sure a lot of others here,) played them before it was "cool" to hate them.
Used to play space puppies for a while, but now I play THE LEGION OF THE CRAZY FIST!!!

Hmm. Just an observation, it seems like the only ones mis-reading the question are the Ork players.;)

30-05-2006, 08:55
Nope, have 4 armies, but no marines, so I don't play with them. Altough I have a few grey knights for my daemonhunters, but those rarely see battle either.

30-05-2006, 10:07
ok so after 2-3 and a bit days, its basically even with 67 vote for marines (minus people who said they read the question wrong) and 68 (votes added for people who said they read question wrong) for no :D

Wolf Sgt Kirke
30-05-2006, 10:14
Try to as much as i can, tend to save my tanith for campaigns ( because losing hurts less when theres a glorious cause) but use my SW for pick up games!

30-05-2006, 12:40
Nope don't play marines as an army nor against them, well I try to avoid it as much as possible.

30-05-2006, 20:36
I either play my Ravenguard, or my DIY Chapter once a week, so yes.

Oh, and the observation that the Ork players are the only ones that screwed up the poll was quite funny. :P

30-05-2006, 21:20
I refuse to play a marine army because there are too many out there. Plus, I prefer my Death Guard.

30-05-2006, 21:59
Got one Eldar army .... after some 10 years is nearly painted and I'm not starting all over again.

30-05-2006, 23:30
sometimes I still take them out of their box because of some nostalgic feelings.
But nothing brings so much nostalgic glory to my mind as my sweet little greenskins. My first real army (when I found out that one or two powerarmoured dude with lascannon don't make a complete army and gave it up to get all the paint I drowned them in off the marines :)), the only army I almost completly bought in my holidays in London (back in the days when here in switzerland GW Stuff still was more expensive).

Grand Warlord
30-05-2006, 23:56
Yes because I am poor and can only proxy IG so much.

The Grand Wazoo
31-05-2006, 00:19
No. I have not, nor will I ever, play a Marine army. At most I'll pick up someone else's mini to admire the paint job, but that's it.

Real men, with hair on their teeth, play armies with 5+ saves or worse. :D

Corn Berserker
31-05-2006, 00:31
Army checklist:

Chaos undivided - check!
World Eaters - check!
Grey Knights - check!
Imperial Guard - maybe not..

Probably around 5/6 of the money I've spent in GW has been on marine related stuff, am I going to get flamed for saying that?

Hell, at least I didn't go for any of the standard loyalist armies.

The Wraithlord
31-05-2006, 01:04
I played Chaos Marines only for the first few years into the hobby. Recently I picked up 2000pts of unassembled Tau really cheap and now I switch back and forth between the two. Love both armies although at the moment, I would have to say that the Tau are in the top spot for me.

31-05-2006, 01:51
My Black Templars are always the second army of choice, the guard firmly number one

31-05-2006, 02:40
Until now the only 40k army I had ever purchased besides my Eldar was an ill fated Dark Angels force. I was never really inspired by them very much and they have now been donated to a friend and repainted as Blood Angels.

I simply find Marines to be a boring army to play with (although I have been tempted by Chaos on many an occasion).

31-05-2006, 17:10
I dig Marines, whether Imperial or Chaos. Nothing like genetically engineered super dudes with exotic weaponry ravaging the universe of the 41st millenium.;)

31-05-2006, 18:37
I refuse to play a marine army because there are too many out there. Plus, I prefer my Death Guard.

ha! The above is priceless.
You don't play Marines, but prefer Death Guard. Who are... Space Marines (of the Chaos variety) :rolleyes:

Sorry, don't mean to pick on you. I am moreso using your post as an example of why the poll needs a bit of work in the way it asks its question.