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So I'll noob it up a little and post all of these questions in one thread. I reveived my very first few WH minis in the mail yesterday, so now its real. Now I have to start thinking how I am going to dominate with them... lol
Anyway. These are in no particular order, just when I think of them.
I don't understand Faith. Lets say you have 4 points. Is that 4 points for the entire game? 4 points for that turn? Explain.
How does that change if you sack a VSS?
How do you get old paint off these ladies? Toothbrush? Does it matter if you don't get it all off?
What do you carry your minis in? That case from GW is like 70 bucks.. How bout the rhinos?
I read all about the different orders. They all have a unique paint scheme. Is it generally reccomended to stick with that scheme?
Varnish or no Varnish?
What do you use to glue the models together? I know most of them don't have to be glued. But say for the Cannoness.
What about paint, do you use the Citadel paint? I have a good hobby store close to my house (they are big into model railroad). Does it really matter?
Are conversions really worth it?
Why can't we talk about individual point values in this place?
Why only run seven or so Seraphim?
I think thats all I can come up with. I might post more if I can think of something else.
Thanks for all your help. I appreciate it.
Hello, hello Fizzics!
I haven't actually played a game yet, so I don't understand Faith Points.
To get paint off your minis, I'd suggest you soak them in Pinesol overnight then use a toothbrush. Anything that really won't come off just primer over.
I carry my minis in tupperware tubs with double stick masking tape for the models to stand on. It works fairly well. For the rhino(s) I make little cardboard boxes to hold them and tape those down in the tupperware. It's not the best way to carry models, but it's cheap.
You can come up with your own paint scheme for your Sisters. The advantage there is that your army will be unique and easily recognizable as your own. The advantage to choosing a traditional scheme from an existing order is that they are very recognizable as Sisters of Battle, and honestly, are some of the best color combinations for the models anyway
You should always clear spray your models. You can use a gloss cote and then when that's dried, a dull or matte coat to recover a more natural look. If you don't the paint will always be rubbing off while you play.
For metal models, I use any super or krazy glue from the store.
I use Citadel paints, yes. My main reason is that most gaming stores carry them, so I can usually get a bottle of a specific color I'm looking for. If your train store stocks good paints regularly, you can use a different brand. Try to get a water based acrylic paint. Don't mess with anything with toxic fumes, that sort of thing.
Conversions can be very fun to individualize a model and make it truly your own. For game play and run of the mill equipment I don't bother, I just buy the equipment the model has on it anyway.
I don't know why we can't quote point values, but you're right, that is frowned upon.
Most people I know say to run 8-10 Seraphim. Bigger squads succeed at acts of faith more frequently as I understand it.
Hi, I'm Francois. Have you ever painted a miniature before? Do you know about primering your models? That's a light coat of spray primer (or paint) on your model. Then the water based paints will stick to that more readily. Primered models don't chip as much.
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Depends what squad she's in; if it's a Faithful squad (i.e Seraphim, Celestians) it makes no difference, but if not you would lose 1 Faith Point. Let's say your 4-Point army list has a Palatine leading it and 3 squads of Sisters with a VSS each. If you take a VSS away from one of the Sisters squads you'd lose the Faith Point the VSS provided.How does that change if you sack a VSS?Brake fluid seems to be the thing most folk recommend; have a look around the Painting forum.How do you get old paint off these ladies? Toothbrush? Does it matter if you don't get it all off?Two shoeboxes with little padded compartments that I made myself from dodgy polystyrene, old pillow innards and lots of glue, in a backpack.What do you carry your minis in? That case from GW is like 70 bucks.. How bout the rhinos?If you want to. They're your models, do what you like with them.I read all about the different orders. They all have a unique paint scheme. Is it generally reccomended to stick with that scheme?I varnish because it makes the paint a bit more difficult to chip. It also makes the models look really shiny and model-like so it's not to everyone's tastes.Varnish or no Varnish?Superglue?...What do you use to glue the models together? I know most of them don't have to be glued. But say for the Cannoness.I use Citadel colours, but it doesn't matter at all. Apparently Vallejo paints are just as good, the colour range is better, and they're a lot cheaper than Citadel paints, but I can't find a nearby stockistWhat about paint, do you use the Citadel paint? I have a good hobby store close to my house (they are big into model railroad). Does it really matter?Depends what you're converting, how much time you've got to invest in it, and various other factors. If you're trying to make a Canoness with an Inferno Pistol, power weapon and Cloak out of blu-tack and spaghetti it's probably not worth it.Are conversions really worth it?Because GW doesn't like their intellectual property being bandied about on the internets, and talking about the individual point values of each model might allow someone to make an army list without spending £15 on the Codex.Why can't we talk about individual point values in this place?Says who? A full squad of ten with no upgrades costs 220 points and makes a nasty Jump Infantry unit in addition to adding a Faith Point to the pot. If you give them all meltabombs, weapon upgrades and a tooled-up VSS then they can start to get a bit pricey, but even so they're usually worth it.Why only run seven or so Seraphim?
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Don't forget faith points are recycled. So if your VSS on your sister squad croaks, that's 1FP that goes back to the pool that can be reused. If your Canoness dies, then you get 2 more FP's that you can use. So your 4FP's comes out to be more like 7FP's (not 8 because if you lose your last faith unit, no one can use faith anymore).So that means that I could, in theory, only use Divine Guidance 4 times... in the whole game...No, most sister units already have power armor. Power armor upgrade mainly used by elite Inquisitors and some henchmen.Also what about power armor? I see that we have that as an upgrade. Do i need to upgrade every single unit?
For VSS in a regular sister squad - if they die in game you get another faith point, but that unit can't use faith anymore after the end of that player turn unless joined by a faithful HQ. Works a little differently for faithful units like celestians.How does that change if you sack a VSS?Board rules, to avoid hassle from GW who get unhappy with that sort of thing.Why can't we talk about individual point values in this place?Easy to go high and low for guidance and inv saves with the 3 dice from the VSS.Why only run seven or so Seraphim?