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    Crazy Crazy Cathayan Army Idea

    Yes that's right! another cathayan Army! ;?

    but seriously, i know there has been a few good, and not so good attempts at it, the biggest problem is the excessive conversion required, but I realised that GW already make a force that looks close to the chinese: LOTR Easterlings!

    OK stop giving me that shocked look. I never play games in GW, and theres really only one tournament that cares in Australia (GT) and I'm happy to miss THAT one.

    I'm interested in building a 2,250 pt tourney force that is competetive (duh) but will be restricted to the model range of:

    Spearmen, Swordsmen and Archers (tho the armour may a problem there)


    Knights (will require weapon conversion)


    command models:


    Kislev Kossar allies or maybe greatswords (Allies from Nippon fluffwise)


    Kislev light Cav (Nippon Allies)


    i wld also use Karl Franz on Dragon to represent the commander using Easterling body +


    and wizards or maybe priests:


    plus scratch build some helstorm rocket batteries (duh) from i don't know wehre yet.spare lizardmen bits will help with the whole red dragon theme too.

    my questions are: do you think this will army will work aesthetically and so on, will people have too much of a problem ?

    And:

    can / will it be competitve? I'd be missing several useful core infantry, as well as the more reliable Empire Artillaery. Knights (if any) wouldn't be armed with Lances etc.


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    There's already a thread on this. It's a breach of GW Copyright (unfortunately). the user used the rules for the Empire, and wanted to use Easterlng figures. Besides, they'd be too small. The LOTR scale is a fair amount smaller, so will probably be impractical. Currently there's a huge panel of 2 of us making a Cathayan list (from scratch).

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    Actually the rules regarding lotr models in wfb and 40k has been removed (yay). The only conditions involved is that if you enter a GW sponsored event you may not get pictures of your mini's on a GW website or in white dwarf (even if you come in first!). ;Y

    (I have myself seen nagast and adeptus mechanus commander conversions from a lotr sauron model displayed at warhammer world in the attached GW shop)
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    That's good news at any rate. I still believe they're too small though, so, an Easterling will be smaller than a State Trooper.

    -AFG

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    Besides, they'd be too small. The LOTR scale is a fair amount smaller, so will probably be impractical.
    true, LOTR is a smaller scale (25mm compared to 28mm). but don't forget that cathayans / chinese are a smaller race of people. Easterlings are also larger humans, so the scale difference won't be to bad. in any case they are still human sized, Str & T 3 looking models

    Actually the rules regarding lotr models in wfb and 40k has been removed (yay). The only conditions involved is that if you enter a GW sponsored event you may not get pictures of your mini's on a GW website or in white dwarf (even if you come in first!).
    And i doubt I'm that good anyway!

    I just saw the brettonian based cathayans. might do it that way instead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iaphyr View Post
    true, LOTR is a smaller scale (25mm compared to 28mm). but don't forget that cathayans / chinese are a smaller race of people. Easterlings are also larger humans, so the scale difference won't be to bad. in any case they are still human sized, Str & T 3 looking models
    there are realisticly, they would look like strange slender dwarves, it'll be like putting a 1/72 model next to a 1/45 model, you'll be able to tell


    Quote Originally Posted by Iaphyr View Post
    And i doubt I'm that good anyway!

    I just saw the brettonian based cathayans. might do it that way instead...
    that might be a better bet, it would help to get some of the LOTR shields though, might save some time
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    One problem with that: Have you seen any LOTR figures? They are literally attached to the figure in question, and are nigh-impossible to remove.

    I kind of don't like that army for some reason. Probably because it has too many Knights.

    -AFG

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