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I'm in the process of expanding my chaos army from the basics and was looking at unit of havocs and or raptors. perusing my local GW the prices smacked me in the jaw!!! AU$ 60 for 5 havocs, which you can't even choose the weapons for!, and $72 for 5 raptors which would be hardly a 100 points worth of unit!
Determined NOT to buy these unless heavily discounted (ideas?) I am thinking of ways to convert these on the relative cheap. the most obvious trick would be to buy SM Devastators / assault marines and go from there, but I don't really know how that'd go. has anyone alse done this and/or know where to find out about it?
or is there someother way?
For my raptors I used the sprues with backpacks for assault marines and khorne berzerkers (because you get 12 of them in a box, the best deal for chaos). The old metal raptors aren't that great of models anyway.
For havocs...I guess it's tough. As I exclusively played emperor's children, all my havocs are blastmasters and converted blastmasters (which I can't field anymore!! - "counts as," anyone?), so I don't know about them. If I recall, the iron warriors box is a better deal on heavy weapons than the havocs box, but I don't even know if they sell that anymore.
im in the process of converting some raptors using a box of normal CSM and the bag of 10 SM jump packs. Should be easy, just putting some chaosy spikes and s**t like that on the jump packs and thats it. As for havocs, well, there's not much you can do, except for either buying them anyways or converting them using SM or IG heavy weapons.
2000pts Orks 4-2-1
im in the process of converting some raptors using a box of normal CSM and the bag of 10 SM jump packsis GW still selling those back Packs? it would be rather handy but I thought they had gotten rid of all their bits...
Iaphyr, I had a similar problem with the latest costs from GW, so i did some Googling and some inquires and came up with this:
The prices are (i think) 20% lower than the standard costs from teh store, all you pay is some postage on top! With the added bonus of forgeworld models can be ordered - though the owner waits til there is GBP$250 worth to get free postage on his behalf!
Hope this will help,
duplicate post, sorry
Last edited by kosmon; March 4th, 2008 at 06:25. Reason: duplicate post
TheWarStore.net for a 20% discount on WH40k items
then the bigger kicker comes in, because of the extremely strong Aus dollar - we can order stuff from America for insanely cheap - for this i agree with the others and would opt for TheWarStore....
Does he charge $4.95 for overseas shipping or is it only within the US?
yeah as decaf said. Scrap Dragon does do a better deal (GW prices really are significant;y higher here) battlewagon bits seems like on ok deal, but once conversion and P & P are done, 5 jetpacks will end up costing about thalf the price of the box, which i would rather get for all the spare stuff.
don't forget also that the US dollar is worth jack here, so scrap dragons prices are quite good if you are paying with AUD, it's just a pity that S Dragon don't do bits, and GW does do jump pack sprues anymore.
does anyone have pics of done raptors?