40K Army Blog: All-Marines (Help Will decide how to finish his Marines)

My All-Marines Article

This is going to be a on going article on my “All Marine” army. For those of you that don’t know what I mean by this, it’s a marine army that I can use for any codex I choose. A lot of people hate on these kind of builds, but I must say it saves a lot of money and saving money is always good ;). It also gives me a lot more use from the army, and allows me to build a crazy amount of points and not feel bad about it.

I’m still not sure what I want to name the army, or fluff behind it. I thought I’d do something along the lines of what Reece did with his Space Marines and his Native American build. I think that is pretty sick. But as of now I’m going after a futuristic German WWII paint scheme.  Just the colors of course, not any of the Nazi ideals.  I’m using pig iron helmets on all my infantry. My characters are mixed matched bitz from varies amounts of different units and specialty bitz such as the Chapterhouse studio eagle wing shields.  I’ve also shaved off all the icons on everything to help keep the generic theme going.

So far my army is using a Blood Angel build. But seeing as though the black templar codex should be coming out soon I may have to try that out! haha. I’ve never been one to hop on the bandwagon but F it, the Black Templar’s look awesome.

Anyways, What I’ve got so far in my build.

2x- Librarians

1x-Preist/ Apothy.

10x-Terminators, 6x TH/SS, 4x LCs

4x- Rhinos/razorbacks of the las-plas sort. (We all buy Razorbacks and convert them to be Rhinos, too)

20x- Marines. 2x- Meltas, 2x flamers

3x-Baal Predators



All the predator weapons are magnetized.


Orange, or Blue visors?



The assembled marines, ready to take up arms from any codex!


About Reecius

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11 Responses to “40K Army Blog: All-Marines (Help Will decide how to finish his Marines)”

  1. Son Of Dorn January 13, 2012 1:10 am #

    So what exactly is being said/asked here. I’m afraid I fail to see what’s being conveyed. I get you have an army that can work for all the codexes. I’ve seen it before, but what about it?

    • italiaplaya January 13, 2012 10:16 am #

      This is more of a painting and modeling blog. I’ll be doing weekly updates on how my army is coming along. What I added, if anything. And new/cool ideas.

      As of now the only question is. What base color helmet looks better? Blue or orange.

      • Son Of Dorn January 13, 2012 11:09 pm #

        I like the orange. The contrast with the dark color of the models draws your attention to the helmet being custom. Nice way to show it off. 🙂

        • Reecius January 14, 2012 11:20 am #

          I like the Orange, too!

  2. Kingpin January 13, 2012 9:55 am #

    I have also built an all codex marines army. I run them out of every codex from chaos to black templar. The Black Templar is probably one of my favorite codexes so I have decided to do all my chapter markings as templar crosses but I have my own paint scheme. I have never had anyone complain about it as long as they know what they are fighting.

    • Reecius January 13, 2012 1:34 pm #

      My marines are the same way. They are usually Space Wolves, but I run them as whatever. It gives you a lot more flexibility to try things out.

  3. krisbot4000 January 13, 2012 9:53 pm #

    those helms are pretty neat.

    • Reecius January 13, 2012 10:30 pm #

      Yeah, they look like Halo Spartans with those helmets.

      • thebloodychaos January 15, 2012 7:06 pm #

        where are those helmets from?

        • thebloodychaos January 15, 2012 7:10 pm #

          ah, Pig Iron the company. got it.

  4. Defeatmyarmy January 14, 2012 12:55 am #

    I think 50/50 mix of dark green chaos blak base coated with dark green highlighted with snot green would look pretty cool. It will give off a halo look. Paint the halo emblem without the 3 from halo 3 on the pads fortress grey then space wolf with white highlights. On opposite pad paint on a red tear drop and you have blood angels army

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