What do You Think About the New Heavy Intercessors?

Here’s a non-satirical take on the new Space Marine unit!

They both look cool aesthetically and rules wise. Great objective holding troop unit. What are your thoughts?

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9 Responses to “What do You Think About the New Heavy Intercessors?”

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    Dakkath February 19, 2021 8:52 am #

    My thoughts are irritation at how these have better stats (except movement) than crisis suits, better rules, arguably better weapons, are troops, and cost less.

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      Reecius February 19, 2021 1:01 pm #

      Yeah that is a fair complaint, same with Custodes, etc.

      I love the way they look, personally, so that’s something? lol

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        Jace February 20, 2021 1:48 am #

        Hahaha, love the unending attempts at positivity 😀 (sincerely)

        Balance aint great but boy can they make a model!

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          Reecius February 20, 2021 9:30 am #

          Well the way 40k updates is the cause for the angst, if everything got updated at once there would be more parity, you know? It’s just not they way it works. The other dexes as they come will be solid in 9th but it is such a slow process.

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    BloodRaven_iii February 19, 2021 10:26 am #

    Taking them at face value, I agree, the new Heavy Intercessors are visually impressive and have solid and unique stat lines. In line with Dakkath’s post though, I am a bit curious about how some things will manifest in terms of game balance as other codices are rolled out (staying hopeful for my Tau, Craftworld, Khorne Daemons, and others (I may have a couple of armies)).
    That stated, I do plan on picking up a couple of these units up to mainly take advantage of the Deathwatch kill team squad rules. However, I was a bit disappointed to see that they are only being made available initially through a new Kill Team box release (Pariah Nexus) that is currently projected to be available for pre-order next week at an estimated $160USD. I will get them for sure, but will (unusually) be able to keep my impulse buying in check in this case until they are available for individual unit release.

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      AngryPanda February 19, 2021 11:27 am #

      Do people really still play other armies/do those armies to anyhting but get shredded by Space Marines? Tempted by good old Dark Eldar right now but the last batreps I saw all made me think I could not even pack them up as fast as they’d get shredded.

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        BloodRaven_iii February 19, 2021 12:48 pm #

        I mean, there’s no disputing the current marine meta, but other armies have had their share of success as well (maybe with the exception of a couple that have their hands completely tied). Dark Eldar may require a bit more finesse, but have demonstrated that they can compete at the higher levels at least from what limited info has been available during such times. They are a really cool army on top of that and have a new codex coming out soon so buy with confidence! If you aren’t familiar with Skari from SkaredCast, I’d recommend checking him out for some tips and tricks with them. He’s a gentleman and a scholar in all things Drukhari.

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          AngryPanda February 19, 2021 3:52 pm #

          I don’t really need to compete at a high level, mostly due to the fact that I lack the skillset 😉 But balance is even more important for pickup games. Even the worst Codex can have some build that can win a tournament but if your average game is being annihilated in a single turn that’s just no fun.

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          AngryPanda February 19, 2021 4:28 pm #

          Also, completely agreed on Skari. That commitment to a theme is amazing and also just seems like a great guy.

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