I’ll just dig in with this one. I have no idea what the hell I want to do with my Marines. By that I’m referring to a style of play: mech, foot, drop pod, hybrid, etc. I’ve been trying mech out lately and I have to honestly say, it bores the piss out of me. No offense to anyone who enjoys mech. I know it’s a strong and valid way to play Marines but full on mech just isn’t for me.
Now, I’ve not tried Marines on foot but the idea of it bores me. I played a guy once who put all his stuff on foot, well one veteran player who put his stuff on foot anyway, and he did well and the game was much closer than I figured it would be. That being said, a bunch of dudes on foot doesn’t excite me.
I’ve also not done full on drop pod army and I’m not interested in that either. It has more appeal to it than the other styles since I find risk to be an exciting element in a game. However, once the pods are down you now have a foot army, just a cooler delivery method.
So far I think the most fun I’ve had playing my Marines was the hybrid of mech and drop pod. The problem though, and what had sent me seeking alternative styles, was I wasn’t very effective with it. I was also a new Marine player at that point so there was some newbness to be had.
There’s just something in my composition as a player that hates going with the flow. I despise playing an army the same way the rest of the world does, which is probably why mech bores the hell out of me and why I find Scouts in a Land Speeder Storm to be fun, if not the most effective use of points. There’s still a ton of stuff I have not tried in the Marine codex and I think it’s time to start doing a lot of proxying in hopes of finally finding some method of play that finally excites me with the Emperor’s finest.