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Can someone explain a bit about what Forge World is, and if the models from Forge World are legal or not?
Everything I have told you, even this, is a lie.
there are a couple types of forgeworld models, the ones that replace normal (legal) models in the codex; they also have models, like titans and flyers etc., that aren't in the codex and have their own set of rules (in the Imperial armour books and on the site itself).
People buy forgeworld b/c they have more detailed models and provide another source of components to customize w/.
If you want to know what Forgeworld exactly is than visit their website
In short they make high quality rein models and conversion kits for warhammer 40.000
They have kits for existing models that feature in the codex like chaos dreadnoughts, droppods, whirlwinds, vindicator or unique veicles of which the ules can be found in their Imperial Armour books.
They are ment largely for expert modelers and veteran gamers.
ften their models are real showcase or centerpiece for an army like their Titan, super-heavy tanks and Thunderhawks.
Last edited by Dreachon; April 21st, 2005 at 17:33.
Just to add to the responses above:
Forge World is a company which is part of Games Workshop. As said, they produce some models that directly replace those sold in GW stores, some that are Chapter/Army Specific variants, and some that are new models all together.
Models that directly replce those sold in GW qould be vehicles such as the Vindicator, Whirlwind, Leman Russ variants etc.. etc...
The Chapter/Army Specific models are those such as a Night Lords Dreadnought or a Witch Hunters Sisters Of Battle Immolator.
It is the last of the above catagories that causes the most debate over their legality. The actual answer is that they are neither legal nor illegal. Some tournaments allow them, some don't. In the same way, some players will allow their opponents to use them and some will not.
I am of the opinion that if a person protests at their opponent using Forge Worlds models it is either through fear or jealousy as there is not real reason to deny them otherwise.
Anyway, back to the question.... Forge World produce the rules for the models... Forge World is Games Workshop so therefore Games Workshop actually write the rules, which in my opinion (and it is only mine) makes them perfectly legitimate.
It is courtesy that suggests you should inform your opponent of your intention to use Forge Wolrd models, especially the larger ones... but I did say inform the opponent of your intent, not ask their permission to use them, as I do not accept that my opponent should be able dictate what I use.
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