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How far is it acceptable to go when substituting models in an army?
I've been using models from other ranges (Dryads) to convert furies for my Khorne army but I want to add nurgle into my force. Not wanting to shell out loooooaadds of pounds for plaguebearers I've been thinking about theming a force around Skaven clan pestlens, using "posessed" plague monks to represent them, and the nurglitch model as a herald on palanquin. Plaguey-painted rat swarms will make good nurglings and maybe a funky paint scheme on a rat ogre would make a good plague beast.
Is it going too far to totally substitute an entire range for something else or should I be ok?
As long as you go to town on the modelling, it would be OK. If they're just oddly painted it will look like a Skaven army gone wrong.
And if you go through with it, remember you will need a whole bunch of 25mm bases since Skaven come on 20mm.
Having an army and not owning a rulebook is like owning a car with no steering wheel.Originally Posted by amishcellphone
hmmm, no problems where bases are concerned, after collecting 5 fantasy armies, 2 40k armies I have an entire box of spare bases. I might buy a box of crypt ghouls and kit-bash the bits to make the plague monks more mutated, but thats doubling the price of the models which makes them almost as expensive as the metal plague bearers.