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Esteemed Veteran Space Marine

San Jose, CA

I'm curious to see what the average Primaris content of everybodys army?

I currently have;
DI Gravis Capt
4 Lts including 500th
13 Intercessors, can swap out "normal" sgts w PF & Chainsword
10 Hellblasters, 5 regular 5 heavy
11 Reivers, 5 Assault bolter 5 HBP & knives /chainswords (dont care if currently legal or not.
1 Redemptor
6 Aggressors, 3 flame 3 bolt
3 Inceptors
1 Repulsor.

Just need another dread, more intercessors & inceptors, & another Repulsor.

I've basically just added regular Astartes to fill in where any gaps in tactical options existed.

whatcha got?
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British Columbia

0. I converted a "Primaris" Captain from a Sternguard with a MK IV helmet for Kill Team cuz they don't have normal captains.

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I bought the marines from the Dark Imperium box, and got 5 more reavers. I'm forming a Primaris only army, but this is what I got so far.

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For me zero. GW finally managed to release marine products I don't have any interest in.
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NE Ohio, USA

My existing SM armies:
DA = 0 Though If I find a well painted squad at a price I'm willing to pay I'm not opposed to adding Primaris to this force....
SW = 0 & never (other than my drop pods, this army is 100% 2e & RT era stuff.)
UM 9th co. = 0 & never (army is 100% RT vintage models.)
Doom Eagles = 0 Probably not ever going to add any Primaris here as this is an all jump pack force & I hate the jump pack primaris models.
Mentor Legion = I've got 1 min. squad of hellblasters. So I'll eventually get around to painting them up in the green & white of the Mentors.
Dreadnought Force = 1 Redemptor. I like dreads. So adding a redemptor to my options was a no-brainer. I'll eventually paint it up as Mentor Legion.

Honestly I figure that I'll just wait concerning the Primaris. While I find their options a bit sparse at the moment I'm sure GW will get around solving that. When they do I'll build an all Primaris army.
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I have the marines from Dark Imperium, a three-man Reiver squad, a three-man Aggressor squad and an additional 4 or 5 primaris marines. I also have a Repulsor to ferry them about and a Primaris Dreadnought for support.

I already had 3, almost 4, full companies of older marine figures so this will likely be all I collect. I just wanted a sort of "1 of everything" to try them out on the field to see if I like them more than old-style marines. They are impressive looking, but I don't think I'll ever get rid of my older marine figures.

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Myrtle Creek, OR

I have the SMs from B@C that when combined add up to about 1k. I don't play them as an army but they're on hand.

My regular SM army is x 20 intercessors; x 6 inceptors; x 10 helblasters; x 3 bolt aggressors; 1 captain; 1 chaplain; 1 apoth; 1 LT. All Primaris.
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Denison, Iowa

I bought starter set leftovers from a couple friends that play Death guard, found bunch of starter set leftovers at the FLGS, and found a couple good eBay deals. So, with that in mind...

Existing Dark Angels: 0, no room in the case.
Space Wolves: 6 Helblasters
Deathwatch: 20 Helblasters, 20 Intercessors
Ultramarines: (New army) Gravis Captain, 2 starter Lt., 30 Intercessors, 6 inceptors, 30 Helblasters.
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Crimson Fists. Fully Painted (Got in before the wagon started rolling)

2 Gravis Captains
Captain with plasma pistol and Power Fist
60 Intercessors
18 Inceptors (12 Assault Bolters, 6 Plasma)
15 Hellblasters
10 Heavy Hellblasters
5 Redemptors
1 Repulsor
10 Reivers
6 Bolter Aggressors
6 Flamer Aggressors
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Well, for me its Primaris and Scouts, but no more the old Tactical Marines.
More concretely, 3x5 Intercessors and 3x5 Hellblasters.

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I hate the primaris transport rules. Its makes no sense that they cant enter an "old" transport like razorback/rhino/drop pod, etc. Only their repulsor, which i dont own. I dont buy them because these transport rules for them are ridiculous. It also makes no sense that they cant have any special, or heavy weapons, like a regular tac squad. I like the models, though. I have a standard troop choice of 5, which i didnt buy, got them all for free.
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Poxed Plague Monk

Sesto San Giovanni, Italy

0 Primaris officially in my 5000 point (or so) of Dark Angel.
2 characters unofficially.

I feel they are another model line, so I'll never add them to my existing force (I would start another Chapter instead, but outside of Intercessor no other Primaris model catch my interest).

However, I have 2 Primaris-size model from Scibor, a Liutenant/Captain and a Gravis terminator because I wasn't aware of them to being so big and epically scaled (fun fact: I bought both of them BEFORE Primaris come out... but they're perfectly Primaris-sized).

So, if I will ever make a Primaris force, it will be made by the basic Intercessor kit and a huge number of Scibor model: they're even pricier than GW, but the model quality is awesome and some of their model (black templar and son of lion... but the roman too) are better Primaris forces than GW official model, a lot of more character to them and quite distinctive.
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge

Upstate, New York

I picked up 2 of the marine side of the DI box, but one of the gravis captains and one of the character+intercessor sprues went to The Boy. In addition to that, I’ve got 5 reivers, 3 agressors, 10 intercessors, a repulsor, Calgar + guard, and a captain.

This is divided between my Ultras and Deathwatch

5 DI intercessors (on sprue)
5 DI hellblasters (on sprue)
Calgar, Victix guard (built, not primed)
Ancient (primed)
3 intercessors (primed)
3 inceptors
5 hellblasters
2x Lt.s
7 intercessors

1 inceptor (on sprue)
5 reivers (clipped, in cleanup for build)
1 inceptor (built, not primed)
3 bolter aggressors (built, not primed)
1 inceptor (primed)
5 man intercessor squad w/rapid fire rifles
5 man intercessor squad w/ assault rifles

I’m not in any particular rush to add more to my Ultras. Maybe a reiver squad, or a 5 man intercessor kit to make some of the character options out of. DW might get a box of hellblasters to add some AV punch to the kill teams.

I like the models, dislike the fluff, and the rules are not all that. So overall I’m not driven to pick up a huge amount more then I already have. Ultras are mostly for novelty/fun, as I have a huge army of old stuff. DW I wanted to be able to put down 2 full fortis kill teams. Which I will have once everything gets built/painted.

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For me it's 0!
In fact, the only units in my SW army that you can't use in 2nd ed that I have are drop pods, TWC, Fenrisian wolves and a stormfang/stormwolf (aside from basic tank options like the LR Crusader/Redeemer)

No primaris anything, no centurions, only basic dreadnaughts, only the basic landspeeders (no vengeance or storm)

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Primaris are an "all or nothing" thing, for me. Which right now means nothing, as I can't really afford to start a new army. Eventually I might do a primaris raven guard someday. Just wish they had better vehicle options.

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Zero for me, as GW decided that GK should not get them.
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When Primaris got released, I started another Space Marine army, homebrewed Chapter. Mono-Primaris, no non-Primaris units (barring a unit of Scouts that only get played if I'm playing 10th Company, which I rarely do). At current moment, it's Battle Company sized with elements of the 10th Company.

My 2nd Company Ultramarines have no Primaris, but my 5th Company will be all Primaris.

So, "normal" for me is either all or nothing. I don't like mixing the Primaris and Mark 7 Marines.

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Currently, 0.

Not that I don't like Primaris, but I don't like Marines, especially Marines infantry, to make it worth my while to buy more models for my Space Wolves. If I do buy more, I'd buy Predators and Vindicators.

That said, I really do like the Intercessors now with Bolter Discipline. I don't like their helmets, though.

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 Melissia wrote:
Primaris are an "all or nothing" thing, for me. Which right now means nothing, as I can't really afford to start a new army. Eventually I might do a primaris raven guard someday. Just wish they had better vehicle options.

This is me too. Primaris and oldmarines together looks wrong to me, so I'm going to keep them apart. I still love oldmarines, and my Salamanders are going to stay that way.

I've got the Primaris half of Dark Imperium and Wake the Dead, so I'll probably do them as a different chapter when I finally get around to it - and to justify it being a mono-primaris force I'll probably make it either Ultima Founding or a chapter that was so close to destruction that after primaris reinforcements arrived they're basically a primaris army (e.g. Lamenters).
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Long-Range Land Speeder Pilot

Canary Island (Spain)

Primaris from DI, plus 10 Intercessor, 5 Hellblasters, 5 reivers, 3 agressor, 3 Inceptors and a Primaris Captain. But I maximun use the 3 Inceptors, 5 Hellblasters and a 5 man squad Intercessors.

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I had a mental block on mixing Primaris and regular marines for a while, but I mix them now depending on what I need. Primaris stand on objectives being hard to shift, regular marines with better transport options go forward.

Overall I own:
1 Captain
1 Librarian
Several Lieutenants *
1 Apothecary *
1 Ancient *
6 min Intercessor squads (4 Bolt Rifles, 2 Stalkers, with a mix of CC weapons)
1 min Hellblaster squad
1 min Aggressor squad
2 Redemptors
With a box of Inceptors and a Repulsor on the way.

I have about twice that in regular marines.

* Kit-bashed.

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0 as I feel like Primaris are uber heresy and a marketing move by GW with little to no regard to the established canon and theme if the setting.

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I like the Primaris models and the lore doesn't bother me at all. But I didn't want to put them in my existing Blood Angels, so I started an all Primaris army.
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Well, my current marine army is all Primaris. They just look so much better; I can't use the minimarines any longer.

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0 primaris. They dont match the rest of my units in style. They cant use any of the transports i've painted. No thanks

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I only collect Primaris for my Marine armies. I never liked the look of old marines.

Just a collector
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0. I refuse to polute my DA or homebrew marines.

I have an ever increasing collection of sprues through subscription though, so may build them into their own chapter
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I own a whole 1.

That said, I've not painted it yet, and have no intention of playing with it - I own around 3 companies of regular marines.

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 p5freak wrote:
I hate the primaris transport rules. Its makes no sense that they cant enter an "old" transport like razorback/rhino/drop pod, etc. Only their repulsor, which i dont own. I dont buy them because these transport rules for them are ridiculous. It also makes no sense that they cant have any special, or heavy weapons, like a regular tac squad. I like the models, though. I have a standard troop choice of 5, which i didnt buy, got them all for free.

These are the most offending sales-driven rules GW ever published. I own a single Intercessor model gifted by my local GW shop. I had fun painting him and he now rests proudly on the base of one of my IK but I am not exchanging my vintage SM chapter with the brand new Primaris line. It also doesn´t help that only the Intercessors look good. The Reivers ripped of the NL and those fat jump pack troops look just plain stupid.
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for my very long term in the works thematic ironhands it is 0 cuz it will be an exlusive dreadnough only army. there are far better regular dreads then the primaris dread.
for a more playable army, well i bought the imp fist battleforce box so that basicly mean 100% primaris.

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