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Yeah, Shrike's not particularly asthetically pleasing IMO. I compared him to an emo cosplay space marine Crow crossover but there was another comparison to Winter Soldier that seemed apt as well.

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You know the only thing worse then the new Shrike model?
   
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 Alpharius wrote:
You know the only thing worse then the new Shrike model?

The constant complaining about it, and the fact that I have to wait for the model to come out?
   
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 Alpharius wrote:
You know the only thing worse then the new Shrike model?


Possibly the Pumbagore, if we're talking general sculpts.

On a more macro scale, what's going on in the Amazon at the moment.

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Well we’ve seen the iron father and shrike now so we I’m guessing we will be getting RG and IH next.

I guess it’ll be black marine month.

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Is there a permanent stickied thread for Chaos players to complain every time someone/anyone gets models or rules besides them? If not, there should be.
 
   
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 Alpharius wrote:
You know the only thing worse then the new Shrike model?


The jokes from amateur grimdark comedians like myself who point out that he's so depressingly emo that he's the first primaris to get lightning claws just so he can cut himself if he doesn't get first turn?

   
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 Crazyterran wrote:
I guess it’ll be black marine month.
Can't be if it doesn't include Salamanders too

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(I’d prefer a helmeted version too though)
   
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 Alpharius wrote:
I’d prefer a helmeted version too though
You are referring to Shrike? I have a feeling that the helmet on his hip can be assembled on his head instead. Probably will be the most popular way to model him, although I kinda like the Emo/WinterSoldier look for him

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I'm just happy he still has lightning claws and a jump pack. I was expecting much more worse, like a purely shooty Shrike.
   
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 Shadow Captain Edithae wrote:
I'm just happy he still has lightning claws and a jump pack. I was expecting much more worse, like a purely shooty Shrike.

That would have been just as good as a one-off lightning claw model in a thematic army(Vanguard/Phobos Armor) that doesn't have any real assault options other than Reivers, if we're going to be brutally honest.
I'm loving the sculpt. But I would have preferred Shrike with a Bolt Sniper Rifle, a camo cloak done up to look like raven feathers, and crouched up on a perch.

As it stands though? He's extremely likely(as is Feirros) to come with an 'Honor Guard' in a 3 model box outfitted in a unique fashion, like the Victrix Honor Guard were for Calgar.
   
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Well I hope so. Would really like some Primaris Assault Marines or Shrikes Wing.
   
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Point is though that while you didn't want something that would mesh with the force that the Raven Guard are literally now being called out as making extensive use of(the Vanguard), there are others who might have liked to see exactly that rather than a one-off.
   
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I mean my biggest gripe with this model is that he is a special character. They now have a design for Primaris jump marines, so I would have really liked to see Primaris Assaul marines and generic characters in this style. Oh well, I'm sure there will be third version of the codex eventually...

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 Kanluwen wrote:
Point is though that while you didn't want something that would mesh with the force that the Raven Guard are literally now being called out as making extensive use of(the Vanguard), there are others who might have liked to see exactly that rather than a one-off.


We already have Phobos Captains, Librarians, Lieutenants and soon Reiver Lieutenants. They can be customised with Relics and Warlord Traits to make pseudo special characters in the Vanguard shooty theme. We don't need a shooty Primaris Kayvaan Shrike, I want him to stay true to his roots and keep the jump infantry assault role, and be accompanied by a new release of Primaris Assault Marines.

A shooty Primaris Shrike would just be redundant at this point and detract from what he's always been known for. If you want a shooty Raven Guard special character, then invent an original character.

Just like how Primaris Korsarro Khan not having the option for a bike or jet bike detracts from what he's always been known for...speed.(Yes I know there was never a model for a mounted Khan but I gather it was always popular for White Scars players to convert their own).

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I had a brief thought about using the Corvus Cabal as pretty feral chapter serfs protecting their shamanic leader- a powerful psyker - running with a single Marine or two last week. The idea being that maybe the chapter has a geneseed or recruitement flaw resulting in few librarians, making this necessary OR is ruthless enough to capture psykers from feral worlds with strong psychic potential in the population and use them as disposable weapons against the foes of mankind, but I found it a bit too ridiculous. Now Shrike screams DO IT, as it can't be over the top as he is.

Now the only questions left are 1) which chapter to use, Raven Guard (or successor) might be too on the nose/boring, 2) use a Primaris chaplain (can thump any heretical underlings and demons possessing his little pet psyker with his Crozius) or wait for Shrike to have a feet claw-off with the scarecrow dude from the Cabal.

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I didn’t like Shrike initially, but he’s grown on me quite a bit through the day. It’s not how I’d have done him, but i’m happy. If you can put the helmet on his head instead he’ll be awesome (shouldn’t be hard to modify like that anyway).
   
 
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