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Hey! I'm quite new to wh40k gaming so heres my question, what kind of conversions are allowed so called legal?
Mostly i wonder if i can use this in my command squad or not:
Also is there any rule about bases? I use alot of cut up sprue to make them look a bit more then jsut a flat surface
As far as I know, the only limit for conversions and bases is your own imagination. I know a guy at my local GW is making a Necron army out of Necron and Imperial Guard bits. I don't see any reason any particular types of conversions should be dubbed illegaly, so long as your not trying to pass off a converted Space Marine dreadnought as a Mars Pattern Reaver titan
Last edited by V3xx; October 26th, 2009 at 22:42.
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As long as your models follow WYSIWYG rules (representing all gear on the model, etc.), you're pretty much free to go as nuts as you want with them. Regarding bases, only the base size has rules; the actual decorating of the bases, you can also do what you'd like.
On the same subject what are people's feelings about conversions that shorten models - notably lowering flying models (such as seraphim) so that their feet touch the base?
Generally, this question is noted as 'modeling for advantage' Extending gun barrels, modeling massive banners that block LOS, having all your snipers in a prone position, etc. And is pretty subjective, common sense here normally prevails.
In your specific case, I think that would be completely approved. I don't recall the precise reduction in height, but I seriously wouldn't consider it modeling for advantage.
Its up to your opponent (or TO if at a tourney) on weither conversions are legal or not (generall yes unless they're a jerk)
As far as barrels and banners go they dont count as anything i remember the issue was surface to one of the faqs somewhere and the answer was that models are not penaltized for having impressive banners in game or something other.It is as ridiculous as saying:
'Your veteran cant hold a bolt pistol cause he is holding a skull on his hand"Or "The commissar lord has his arm behind his back so he doesnt swing that sword"....Also if i model a group of crouching SMs they get better saves than the rest?PLZ!!!
Last edited by pilot00; October 27th, 2009 at 17:37.
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As long as the base size is the same (used to be you could use wider bases, but no more.), the size/height is close enough (ie within about 10% or so) and the conversion isn't an attempt at getting an advantage (increasing a brightlance's lenght a little to make a proper sniper rifle for a WraithLord is fine, tripling a Leman Russ' barrel lenght so as to get that much more range.... isn't.) most people and even TOs won't complain about, especially if it looks good.
Basing is free for all, just remember that they won't give you any kind of cover no matter how elaborate. ;P
Of Course WYSIWYG still apply.
Also, nice one.
The barrel length and massive banners ideas I presented, were questions on this very forum not so long ago. Extending the barrel of a demolition cannon another 4 inches, is modeling for advantage. As it increases the relative short range of the powerful weapon. The banner thing was presented as heraldry on a transport to increase the amount of models it can block line of sight on.
I'm well aware that large wings or large banners cannot penalize the model holding them (being targeted by shooting for example), but like wise they cannot 'gain' an advantage either, by increasing weapon range, or blocking LoS, of models behind them.