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I have a fair bit of Primaris in my force:

10x Intercessors
10x Hellblasters
10x Reivers
6x Inceptors

Normally I never really use them all at once, I usually take some Tacticals as well to make the most of Lias Issodon's infiltrator trickery, but I've certainly warmed to Primaris in recent times.
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Zero, zip, nada, sweet fa.
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I have zero primaris marines in my Blood Angels and I don't plan on changing that.

Blood Angels 5000+pts

Dark Eldar 2000pts

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I already have about 9000 points of marines and their gear, I don't need or want any Primaris marines.
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Resolute Ultramarine Honor Guard

None. They look strange next to the marines already in my collection, and they don't synergize with the transports I already have. They also don't really serve a niche that can't already be accomplished with my normal marines.

The beta bolter rules have made the idea of adding Intercessors a bit more compelling. But If I decided to run some I don't think I'd run the new models since they still look out of place to me.

I might pick some up eventually, but there's just no rush.

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My Crimson fists are all Primaris apart from 5 sternguard who are siege of new Rynn city veterans.

Model wise...

Primaris captain X 2
Primaris lieutenant X 2
20 intercessors
15 hellblasters
1 redemptor
3 aggressors
Repulsor with forgeworld doors
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Lets see, in addition to my 1 1/2 companies of Ultra Marines 2nd Company I now have....

Calgar + Friends
1 Captain
1 Gravis Captain
1 Converted Librarian
2 Ancients
4! LTs
1 Apothecary
1 Chaplain
30 Intercessors
15 Reivers
15 Hellblasters
6 Bolt Aggressors
6 Inceptors
2 Redemptors
2 Repulsors

20 DW Intercessors
5 DW Reivers
+ about 35 assorted regular DW vets

I have too darn many if thats what you want to ask!

I actually quite enjoy the look of the models and they are amazing sculpts. Now with bolter drill they are pretty sturdy and can dish out quite a bit of firepower downrange. My only complaint is that they cannot take drop pods.

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Zero from me, too. (though I got a few heads off ebay?)

My main issue is the scale jump - I've got a lot foot-sloggin' Black Templars infantry, and just one Primaris Marine would dwarf even my terminators, and make them look like silly little babby marines.
I like the goofier older proportions of the marines, and on top of that, have too many silly little plastic men anyway. Before 8th dropped, I was planning to wrap this army up. With Primaris being mostly sit-and-shoot, which doesn't sit well with how I play my Templars, I couldn't even justify buying them for a strategic advantage, while the more close-combat oriented models - aggressors and reivers - really don't do it for me aesthetically.
My main issue with both of those is that their designs invoke other marine ranks - chaplains for the reivers, librarians for the aggressors (the hoods - I nearly got aggressors, but the hoods put me off) - with almost no reason at all. While Templars don't have librarians, I really love my chaplians, and think the skull helm is really iconic and unique, and I dislike how that's sort of been taken by these oversized, overdetailed scout stand-ins with silly shorts and stubby wings who also have grappling hooks because they weren't overcrowded enough.

Also! Redemptor dred! I felt like GW possibly sabotaged one of their best designs with the redemptor! I love the contrast the drednought had with the rest of sci-fis battle robots. In a world dominated by sleek, responsive humanoid battle machines, with hotshot pilots, GW made a lumbering, anonymous, sinister box, with enough firepower to level a block of flats in mere moments, piloted by the enraged cadavers of some long-forgotten hero, too useful to be allowed the respite of death! It was brilliant! Those dinky old box dreads are beautiful! I know the redemptor isn't the first dred with knees, but it's probably the most articulated thus far, and I think it's a mistake.

TBH I never really 'got' true scale marines, and the community's obsession with them. But if ever GW releases Primaris Black Templars characters (mark that on my calendar next to characters for Dark Eldar and the new Guard regiments), I guess I'll be making 'classic-scale' conversions of them.

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My Crimson Fists are all Primaris. About 2 companies worth.

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Only non-primaris I have are deathwatch vets and Gorgon terminators. Oh and I guess space hulk terminators.

I know I'm in the vaaaaast minority but I've stayed away from 40k for years because I just didn't like the silly proportions of the models. Mini Marines look goofy as heck and most terminators look like their heads are growing out of their chests.
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I own 2 primaris reivers (Jago and Kaede, high killcount between them) for my Marines Malevolent kill team and 1 grav captain painted as a Star Phantom that I did for fun.

Otherwise, zero in my primary gaming collection. I primarily play heresy-era Iron Warriors so it would make no sense to have them.

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None, I don't want them.
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All primaris all the time. Old marines are dead to me. They just look silly compared to the better proportioned and posed primaris.
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I honestly tried to fit them into my armies but they just don't hold up on the battle field.

I have an entire shelf of freshly painted hellblasters, inceptors (plasma and bolter), intercessors (these actually get some run as deathwatch since I can only deepstrike in 3 vet squads and with the new bolter rule they are not terrible for backfield objective holders), aggressors, repulsor and redemptor. All of them are trash when played against any half decent army (eldar soups, imperial soups, tau, orcs, nids and now GSC).

2 wounds 3+ armor save isn't enough to protect units that cost as much as they do. The repulsor costs too much and the redemptor tries to do too many things and they both are too fragile.

I'm hoping that GW wakes up and these models get a massive points reduction or a swath of new rules because I actually like them (if they weren't so mono posed they'd be really nice but a dash of bits helps a lot.) They're easy to paint and I enjoy the scale. But given the current meta landscape they just don't belong anywhere near a competitive board.
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I think they will drop in points when old marines disappear. Until then they need to keep them more expensive than regular ones.
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Spawn of Chaos

My fluffy Deathwatch list. I'd have more bodies and fewer toys in there but wanted it to be one full Watch Company

Characters = Primaris Captain, Librarian, Apothecary

KT 1 = 5 Intercessors, 5 Boltstorm Aggressors
KT 2 = 5 Intercessors, 5 Hellblasters
KT 3 = 10 Intercessors
KT 4 = 5 Intercessors with ABRs, Reiver, Flamestorm Aggressor, and 3 Plasma Inceptors as a separate FA choice

Toys: Repulsor with lasers, Corvus with lasers, Redemptor with gatlings
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I have the Gravis Cpt, 1 librarian, 1bolt rifle LT, BP/sword LT, 20 Intercessors, 5 hellblasters, 20 reivers (10 carbine, 10 blade/pistol), 3 inceptors, 6 aggressors (3 flame, 3 HB) Redempter dread, transport. Was gonna make an all space Wolf primaris great company and with the new libby plus vanguard marines I can't wait to add to all my primaris force.

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Norn Queen

Dublin, Ireland

Currently own zero Primaris. Unlikely to change in the near future.
Dont hate them or anything, just find them quite boring.

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Aside from adding to my 30k collection, I don't think I could go back to oldmarines. The only value I'd have for them would be for conversion parts for my 30k or Primaris armies. I certainly won't go and replace all I own with Primaris, that would be ridiculous, but any further armies I do will be Primaris. My homebrew chapter will be exclusively Primaris, any other Marine Chapters I start will be Primaris, and any expansions to my Ultramarines will probably be Primaris.

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None at all, with no plans to add any ever (including the new vanguard ones just shown).
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I just have the Dark Imperium stuff, the birthday captain and a second box of unbuilt intercessors. As for my list, the only primaris included is ten intercessors, accompanied by the captain with PF and PP, and the Leiutenant with PS and BP, it's a roving death squad that bullies pretty much any infantry. And the Captain with power fist and Iron Resolve wrecks in CC, one game he killed two armigers and a helverin. When I get round to building them I might change that up to 20 intercessors, and depending on the rules I'll field the new stuff in Shadowspear. Either way though I'm gonna buy it because raptors. But most of my list is old marines, I love them way more than primaris fluff wise, and honestly I might never get around to the gravis captain and flying dudes from Dark Imperium.

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Understanding how GW works, I own a single normal marine, a Skulls Ultramarine Ancient, that was an honorable mention for a Golden Demon long ago. All the rest of my 3K marine force is Primaris, and Gman.

Classic marines are dead as squats and benwa ball dreadnoughts. Most likely never going to go fully 100% away, but finding and getting a few of them is going to be a Ebay/FW exercise.

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0. I'm taking advantage of the primaris scare to get regular marine stuff at dirt cheap prices Plus I play Lamenters and Alpha Legion, 2 armies not exactly known for having Primaris. I mean yes, they got reformed with Primaris, but I like playing old, repentance crusade Lamenters. And my alphas are CSM, so no primaris there even if I do use loyalist kits for them.

Not really knocking primaris, but I find their lack of customization both aesthetically and tactically really boring. I get some every so often in trades and usually give them away for a song. I just feel every army looks the same. Once you've seen one gravis captain you've seen them all, so on and so forth. Whereas with old marines you can do way more in regards to loadout, armor marks, heads, kit and pouches, you get the idea.

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I have fully painted Primaris marines from First Strike but they don't form part of my army. I'm old school marines all the way

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I'm curious what these vanguards will be like.

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Either 0% or 100%. I love Primaris; they are beautiful. I also love squatties.


Mixing sqautties with Primaris is an abomination and I will fight any man, woman or child who says otherwise!

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I'm really looking forward to the new stuff and will fosho buy the box.
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I run 15-20 in 1500 point games. Both my BAs and SWs have 2 squads of Intercessors. They are great objective campers, even moreso with Bolter Discipline.

My SWs usually get some Hellblasters to march up the field with Bjorn while by Blood Angels have been getting a lot of mileage out of Inceptors, even with the price hike to UWOF.

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It seems like there's a common pattern to the responses here. I too felt they needed to be a separate army. My Dark angels have 0. My crimson fists are entirely primaris.
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