The biggest and best-ever edition of Codex: Space Marines is up for pre-order this weekend, and over the coming days, we’ll be taking a peek inside its covers to showcase some of its most exciting features. Today, we’re looking at the Chapter Tactics for the First Founding Chapters and their most famed successors, and how you can even choose your own Successor Tactics using the new book.
First and Foremost
For the first time, the new codex includes Chapter Tactics for all nine loyalist First Founding Chapters, as well as the Deathwatch and those successors whose renown almost rivals that of their parent Chapter:
Even though the names may be familiar to many of you, some of the Chapter Tactics have undergone subtle changes that really help to hit home the character, attitude and fighting methods of the Chapter. Take the Space Wolves, for example, whose hunger for glory and ferocity on the counter-attack are legend. The new Chapter Tactic means that now it’s not just their Characters who can make Heroic Interventions, but ALL of their eligible units!
Meanwhile, the Blood Angels are notorious for their barely-controlled bloodlust, but it’s not just about their killing fury when in combat – they’re also chomping at the bit to get there in the first place!
The Dark Angels may be a secretive bunch, but one thing they never hide is their stoic determination in battle and martial prowess when their feet are planted.
Pick ‘n’ Mix
That’s not all – if you’ve created your own Space Marines Chapter, you’ll be pleased to know the new codex includes full rules for creating your own Successor Tactics, too. All you need to do is pick the two Successor Tactics that best identify the character or play style you have in mind from those listed, and boom – instant Chapter Tactics! Here are a few examples:
If you like purging heretics from afar, try this combo…
…Or if you prefer a more ‘hands-on’ approach…
With 19 Successor Tactics to choose from, you’ll be able to pick the perfect combination to suit your needs!
The amazing new codex is up for pre-order THIS SATURDAY, so you don’t have long to wait. Which Chapter will you be unleashing upon the Emperor’s enemies when you get your copy? Are you going old school with one of the First Founding Chapters or taking a different approach with either the Deathwatch or a successor Chapter of your own creation? Let us know on the Warhammer 40,000 Facebook page and using #PaintingWarhammer on Twitter.
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