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According to the GW site, models must be properly modelled to demonstrate what they are equipt with. Does this mean for example that I need to model all of my chaos warriors with add hand weapons or all of them with shields?
In friendly games, people are seldom so strict. An easy solution is to have the front rank represent how the unit is equipped. The rear ranks can be whatever mix of chaos warriors you have available.
Even in most store or rogue tournies, WYSIWYG isn't strictly observed, but if it is, they will post it.
If you plan on making a lot of tournaments, then yes, model accurately. If not, you might consider a mix of things so that you can play around with the unit upgrades.
I wouldn't worry about it too much, if something isn't quite right just tell your friend what it is at the beginning of the game. If they start getting anal about it then they're probably a fool and not worth playing anyway
Last edited by Sammy the Squib; March 3rd, 2007 at 08:41.
Okay, thanks. Yeah, my friends wouldn't mind, they think its a really stupid rule anyways. I'll have to ask at my local store if they enforce it, though.
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Models should be wysiwyg according to the BRB, it has nothing to do with tournaments as such (though they usually cover it to their own standard).
That being said, you really should try to have the majority of the unit (or at the very least, the front rank) equipped with the stuff you have on your army list - if you put Chaos Warriors with hand weapons on the table and they really have great weapons it is a bit lazy (and potentially sneaky) on your part if you do so.
And when it gets to large portions of the list "Oh, unit a really has this, unit b actually has that...etc." that you'll see that wysiwyg is useful. It's easier to keep track of what is going on and how that might change your own strategy.
And modelling stuff gives you a bit more pride in your own army. It's quite a boost to convert a unit and come out with something you're impressed with - it builds your skills and allows you attempt more adventurous ideas in the future. Wysiwyg is a good stepping stone - and it's not that difficult to stick on a bigger sword/axe/whatever.
Having an army and not owning a rulebook is like owning a car with no steering wheel.Originally Posted by amishcellphone