I first got into Warhammer 40K
playing Orks when someone bought Assault on Black Reach and my friend gave me the discarded Ork half of the set. I've been playing Orks for almost a year and loving every minute on it!
So, I went and bought my own Assault on Black Reach earlier this month. While at a hobby shop, I happened to see a Battle For McCragge, and it was cheap, so I picked it up.
Nao I haz Spase Mareenz!! Hur hur!
So, here's the thing. At first, I decided to play as vanilla Ultramarines, but then I wondered... Hey, screw that sanctimonious crap! I loved Orks for their free-wheeling, raucus joy and fun! Why can't I create my own chapter and have them be like the Dirty Dozen
or The Devil's Brigade
I got the 5th Edition SM
Codex. Even though it is much thicker, it doesn't have all the special rules that grant advantages and flaws to each individual chapter. It granted you the ability to customize your own chapter using these special rules.
So, my question is this: Aside from Grey Knights, Black Templars, and any other chapter with a codex of its own, do all Space Marines play with generic Ultramarines rules?
Oh, yeah. My idea? The Fighting Hellfish!