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I'm wondering if it would be legal to keep the HWT models for IG on their individual small bases as long as I make sure they are always within 2" of eachother and I make sure any blast template hitting either one counts as hitting the heavy weapon.
If thats not legal would it be legal to play them on their small bases but during an assault or blast place them back on their larger base?
Under the new rules they are treated as a single model with two wounds so they really ought to be on one base. There's wierdness around "Oh your flamer is covering 5 guys but it actually only hits 4" and also around figuring how how many models are in base to base with what enemy in multiple assaults.
I personally wouldn't care much but you should probably keep them in base to base contact, not just 2".
If you have two models it's also sort of 'intuitive' to want to remove one when they suffer a wound, which would be very incorrect. Not so much of a concern in an infantry squad but definitely in a HWS.
Last edited by InquisitorAffe; July 30th, 2009 at 16:53.
I just made the same basic thread over in the IG forum a couple days back:
The consensus there was pretty much what InquistorAffe mentioned. Some main points were that you should base them the same way across your army (so don't have both 60mm bases and 25mm bases). Some people said keep the HW teams within 2", some suggested base-to-base. There doesn't appear to be an "official" ruling one way or the other. I will probably keep them on separate bases so as not to deal with a balancing act on the 2nd/3rd floor of the ruins I'm building. However, I only game with a group of close friends, so your mileage may very at gaming clubs/stores, etc.
What I see some IG players do is just cut the right sized circular piece of cardboard as the base would actually be. They then don't glue the models to the base,, so they can remove one when it suffers a wound, and bam you've got the right sized base for determining hits, and you don't have to worry about representing wounds.
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