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Ok, quick question.
When modelling Icons to summon Daemons, is there any rule saying that they should be one of those Chaos Star things mounted on a stick?
What I wanted to do was to have very individual icons for each unit. i.e.
Sword of Broken Oaths: Is a broken power sword that has been suitably embellished.
Gorestar: A Chaos Star that has had the round protective bits cut off and is attatched to a chain. The Marine swings the star in close combat as a vicious spiky flail.
Would this be acceptable in tournament use or in friendlies without having to gain the approval of my opponent?
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As far as I know, and as far as my group plays, it doesn't matter as long as the model looks like it has the icon. It could be a toothpick sticking out of a backpack... really doesn't matter. If it is cult specific, you should find way to mark that... by color at least, but preferably by symbol.
Sound like a good idea, I would allow you to play with that but I'm not shure if it would be allowed in a tournament.
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The general ruling is that you can use anything. If you aren't using the GW icon (the star on a stick) then you must inform your opponent of the icons presence. It usually doesn't matter though as the icon is always put on the champion and gets removed last. of course you don't have to put in on the champion but its best to.
I think knowing which one has the icon only matters for mind war and vindicaire assassins.
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It usually doesn't matter though as the icon is always put on the champion and gets removed last.
Perhaps I misread, but I thought you could place an icon on any member of the unit? That model may then be treated as a heavy-weapon model for casualty removal.
I like the flail idea in particular, and would have no problems playing against it. But, of course, I have no idea about tourney legality. <_<
as others said you can really use anything for an icon. My one is a champion holding a disemboweled guardsmen is his power fist. The model turned out pretty cool, the head and some of the spinal cord is in the fist, then the guts are spilled out around his feet. Very Chaosesc.
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That sounds fine, though if they look very weapon like you should inform your opponent. I use a Thousand Sons symbol and a Tzeentch symbol made out of bones and mounted on back pack polls for my squads and a eye in the palm of my Daemon Princes hand for his personal icon.
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I do like those individualized icon ideas. it makes sense, though I think it might make more sense for chosen, and special icons, becasue while CSM are renegades and such they are still in a fighting organization, and organizations like things cohesive, even chaotic ones(hehe) But like I said, I wouldn't ever see a problem with it as long as there is something on the model that says "I'm a little special, with a free upgrade"
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