Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
On the 60 mm base
On a 40 mm base
This here is a two parter
1) How do you model your heavy weapon teams?
2) When it comes to purchasing heavy weapon teams with real money I am trying to figure out how many of what to buy. I will be shooting for around 2000 pts and don't have a specific list in mind. I want to try many different things so I imagine that I will need more than three of each heavy weapon team.
I make three on the bases using the kneeling legs that come with the set. If I want any Missile Launcher teams, I make them standing up using a normal Guardsman and another holding a missile or something similar to make the two man team. That way you can get 6 heavy weapon teams from the box. You can also make Mortar teams using standing Guardsmen and putting the Mortar between them...
So if you buy a normal Heavy Weapon Team box set, you certainly get your monies worth...
The new codex rumours seem to suggest that you need to put them on a 60mm base, so if you've got any plans of building more heavy weapons that's how I'd do it.
...though that's certainly not stopping you from just putting one guardsman with the gun on the base, then leaving enough openn space on the base to place a guardsman on a 25mm base standing atop the 60mm base(which is how I do things).
Anyway, I don't base mine. Well, I base one of them just because I have the base, and I put the missile launcher on a regular guardsman. But for the others I just stick them on a tripod and put them in front of two guardsmen.
Up until now I have put them on 60mm bases – using one kneeling guardsman and one standing guardsman on each.
But for my latest heavy weapon team I have tried something a little different and assembled these guys from various spare parts:
I’ve then magnetised the bases so that I can also put them on an old flat 60mm base:
So with this team I can move them around on the regular 60mm base as normal, or take them off the base to place them on areas where the 60mm base would be problematic.
I know this wouldn’t work so good for the tripod weapons out of the box, but it would be usable for missile launcher teams (in fact I plan on making a missile launcher guy to swap with the heavy bolter – just so that I have that as an extra alternative).
I have all sorts of heavy weapons, some on 60mm, a couple on 40mm, and some not even based at all. What I like best is to put the tripod on 40mm and the guys separately on 25mm. This way I can interchange heavy weapons with different guys as needed. I also don't glue the guns on the tripods (mainly becuz I don't have enough tripods). This make easy swapout of weapon should the need arise. Playing against mechanized armies? Put a lascannon there. Hordes? Replace it with HB's or auto.
Lascannons make great anti-tank & anti-MC. HB's are the best anti-horde. ML is a flexible in-between. I shy away from autocannons and mortars, though auto's can be useful on rhinos and lightly armored vehicles.
Last edited by jy2; February 8th, 2009 at 15:44.
And for that matter, the old heavy weapon team models can easily be put on a 60mm base along with two guardsmen.
Thanx all for your input. It is a toss-up for me right now as to base them on a 60 or a 40. With the sixty you get to make very cool looking bases and pose gaurdsmen in different way. with the 40 mil you get functionality as the men and the gun can go inside buildings and such. I will have to cross that bridge when I come to it.
As for my second question....how many HW teams shoul one own for dynamic list design?