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So ive been playing fantasty for about 7 years now, and after getting about 6k points of chaos all modled and painted, i was looking into startingg 40k and just had a couple questions.
ive read a bit through the 40k rule book, but how much different is the playstyle? is there a steep learning curve or will experiance in fantasty help me any.
also, i have a fair bit of chaos deamon, but they are all mounted and glued onto square warhammer bases, would i have to rebase them if i want to start chaos for 40k?
and is that even worth it? deamons are almost worthless in fantasty, how are they for 40k?
From what I hear Fantasy is much more complex than 40K. It should be easy to pick up as 40K is not that complicated. I really like the Chaos daemons I think that when they are used well they are about as hard of a unit to break as can be, however there are things that will kill them and can not be hurt by them so watch out for those. Overall though, I like daemons, though they are often not as good as the chaos marine (but few things are). However you need to take everything I say with a grain of salt as I am not a chaos player, I have just faced them many times.
As for re-basing them, I wouldn't make you. I think some tournaments might but that seems really rediculous to me as the rule says you can use the bases that the models come with or larger ones...If they come with squares you should be able to use squares.
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I played 40k almost flawlessly, (as far as rules go, let's not talk about tactics,) when I picked up Fantasy. I was blown away by formation rules, item detail, movement ranges and whatnot. 40k is easy as heck on formations, mostly everything moves 6" unless they have special equipment or rules, etc. Very simple.
You really should re-glue the bases. Base-to-base contact is essential in 40k and isn't as black-and-white as it is in Fantasy, and the sharp edges may gain some animosity when/if you use them to gain the benefit of base-to-base, particularly if the 40k equivalent is much smaller in model/base size.
Daemons in 40k are paper-tigers when fighting Daemonhunters, (go figure,) but fairly strong against most other Imperial armies... at least the Khorne ones are. Honestly I've never seen any xenos vs. Chaos.
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The actual fathwa is that a model can be based on a larger base but not a smaller base. I think the square ones actually have a larger surface area, so no problems.
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
I'd advocate for the round bases, that way the models fit with the rest of the army.
But, using the square bases is still okay.