Sunday, May 22, 2011

Which Power Armor Codex is best?

I was thinking about this the other day: Which Space Marine codex is the best? They each have their own advantages and disadvantages, but which performs the best on the table-top? I'll start making some posts about each codex giving my opinions on each of them; it may help make a rather important decision for the number couple months of gaming :P

PS. Not chaos. They stink.


  1. My vote goes to the basic Marine codex. The others all have their own specialties and outshine the generic codex in specific instances, but basic Marines have access to the greatest number of viable builds, have almost no "bad" units, and can win using almost any playstyle. Space Wolves, Blood Angels, Black Templar, and Dark Angels all have signature strengths that will dictate how they are played, while standard Marine forces have a greater capacity to adapt.

  2. I agree with Mr Blue X. Definitely the Vanilla 'dex. In a game where versatility is key (especially during tournaments) the vanilla 'dex is the Swiss Army Knife of swiss army knives. I think every unit is a solid choice (with the exception of the Legion of the Damned and the Whirlwind; but really, only two duds in a codex this size is phenomenal).

    Enjoy your testing!