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Title: what are the common armor types?

mckoll - August 27, 2010 03:42 AM (GMT)
hey guys, im going to start a pre-heresy world eaters army here soon, and was wondering a few things. First off, im wondering what type of armor was the "common" armor in the legion. i know that it was "random" through out the different legions on who got what, but according to the picture refrences it seems that the world eaters primarily had mk IV armor. im planning on using the forge world models that are now availible, and was just wondering what to get for the majority of the marines. so if anyone can help me out with this please do!
thanks in advance!

ShroudFilm - August 27, 2010 04:00 AM (GMT)
We've seen a lot of MK4, and some MK2/3 in the Devastator units.

WE also seem to have a lot of bare-headed guys, which I suppose helps them to get "face-to-face" with the enemy.

They also have a kind of "scream" mask which looks similar to the Chaos Raptors minis. Anything with a gaping/screaming mouth or vent will do the trick, just be sure to remove any Khorne bunny ears for pre-Heresy!

Hero of Istvaan - August 27, 2010 11:49 AM (GMT)
most of the referances of the world eaters i have read in the books sees them im mk5 armour, and personally that is what i always picture them in ;)

as for a table top look i think a full army of mk5's will look pretty impressive B)

ShroudFilm - August 27, 2010 12:05 PM (GMT)
MK5s? They don't exist yet... oh wait, that's the whole problem with the chronology of the series isn't it! :lol:

Skraal wears MK5 at the time of 'Battle for the Abyss' just as the Heresy was becoming apparent. Other than that I can't think of any other named WE characters in MK5?

Pacific - August 27, 2010 12:09 PM (GMT)
Yep most of the pics in Collected Visions had them in mk4.

It makes sense that they would have made heavy use of mk3 as an assault armour, although there tactics of warfare I can imagine meant they got through the armour quite quickly and would have needed to replace it with whatever they could get :D (OFF TOPIC: I'm sorry, but no one will ever manage to convince me that a Berserker could have lasted for 10,000 years with their level of reasoning and tactical acumen)

Personally, I went for a mix of armour to represent different aspects of a World Eater force roughly two thirds (maybe 150yrs or so) through the Great Crusade:

Tactical squads with mix of primary mk4, a couple of mk2, mk3 and mk5 thrown in.
Assault squads like those from Collected Visions in all mk4 - these guys have just got the new shipments of suits from Mars, and have prim chainweapons and bolt pistols.
Veteran Assault squads/honour guard in mk2/3 (they have presumably kept their armour - it looks a bit more personalised and antique)
(I also altered the jump packs, with a neater and smaller version on the mk4 marines to represent the movement towards efficiency in that area)
I was in the process of modelling some marines in mk1 ceremonial armour (not for combat use).
Berserkers had a much more eclectic mix of armour, different types subbed in together and some heavily personalised to represent their nature.

I even stuck a couple of mk6 in - purists will argue it has no place in the great crusade, but it looks just too damn cool in my book to leave it out entirely :)

If you like, have a look at my blog in my sig, there is a photo album which shows al l the various squads and their armour types.

mckoll - August 30, 2010 03:55 PM (GMT)
ok thanks for that! and pacific great army there ill be looking in on your blog. looks great!
thanks a lot

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