Monday, 14 April 2014

Bye Bye Marbo, We Hardly Knew Ye


 New 6th Edition Codex: Imperial Guard... Sorry, I meant Codex: Astra Vauxhall Hatchback (a.k.a. Millitarum) cuts out Le Soldat Marbo, it's been confirmed.


No doubt in this age of DLC (downloadable content) where GW has figured out brand new 21st century ways of making us pay for the same things we already own (sneaky), there might be a 'Catachan' supplement or codex that will allow us to legally use our old now-redundant miniature toys in these high-stakes games of plastic man-barbies..

 TINTIN! Get your blonde quiff of my gunhole!

I anticipated this last year with my proof-of-concept mockup for a new supplement/dataslate/codex featuring just a single unit one man army (no, not Imperial Knights), re-posted here for your enjoyment:

Here's snippet of the new rules for Marbo, downloaded from the future, for your reading pleasure in the here and now (yours for only £30 for a 20 page hardcover book.)


SLY MARBO - THE ONE MAN ARMY - 1000 points

WS10  BS10  STW10  I10  A10  LD10  SV2++(re-rollable) 

Unit type: Infantry (unique / character / warlord / scoring)

Unit composition: 1 Sly Marbo

Wargear: Ripper Pistol (Pistol 12" S10 AP2), Compound Bow (Heavy 72" S10 AP2 Blast), Envenomed Blade (Poisoned AP2) Demolition Charge (Assault 12" S10 AP2 Large Blast 1shot), Melta Bombs, Frag grenades, Defensive Grenades

Special Rules: Acute Senses, Adamantium Will, Counter-Attack, Crusader, Eternal Warrior, Fear, Fearless, Feel No Pain, Fleet, Fleshbane, Furious Charge, Hammer of Wrath, Hit & Run, Ignores Cover, Interceptor, It Will Not Die, Missile Lock, Move Through Cover, Night Vision, Outflank, Preferred Enemy, Rage (optional, applicable when Callidus Assassin Co-Bao is wounded/killed), Rampage, Relentless, Scout, Shred, Skilled Rider, Split Fire, Stubborn, Strikedown, Stealth, Shrouded, Skyfire, Tank-hunter, Zealot  & his own unique special rules: He's Behind You! (instant deepstrike 1st turn no scatter, optional) & Loner (Marbo takes orders from no-one!).


Battle Brothers: Astra Millitarum, Black Templars, Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Imperial Knights, Sisters of Battle, Space Marines, Space Wolves
Allies of Convenience:Eldar, Grey Knights
Desperate Allies: Tau Empire
Come the Apocalypse: Chaos Demons, Chaos Space Marines, Dark Eldar, Necrons, Orks, Tyranids

Units: Sly Marbo ONLY

Army Detachment:
Sly Marbo Primary Detachment:
1 Sly Marbo
Sly Marbo is the Warlord
Allied Sly Marbo Detachment (see allies chart above):
1 Sly Marbo
Separate detachment is neither Lords of War, nor Allies
Warlord Traits*:
I'll Give You A War You Won't Believe: All enemy units reduced to BS1 WS1.
*Note: See dataslate for further information.

Games Workshop, take my money please!!!

N.B. Parody dataslate now here, complete with expanded D6 Random Warlord Traits table for your gaming pleasure.


  1. I enjoyed doing this so much, I think I'll be producing an actual rules mockup dataslate (parody) which I'll submit to BoLs for their consideration.... ;)

  2. I'd love to see a video batrep of this Marbo vs any army.