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    question about ig models

    Just a quick one concerning IG products that I can't find under their area in the GW site....

    1.) Some of the models in the new codex I found in under epic: armaggeddon (manticore, hydra, etc). Are those the legal ones for normal play or is there another site I should be checking?


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    Epic: Armageddon is a tabletop game based on Warhammer 40k. It's played with very very small models, so those Manticores you found will be about the size of your thumb.

    Many of the models from the new Imperial Guard Codex have not been released yet. With the exception of the Chimera, Leman Russ, Hellhound and Basilisk, GW do not have official plastic models for the rest (yet). You therefore have two options:

    1. Convert the models. Many of the artillery models (Medusa, Griffon) can be converted from the Basilisk kit. A Hydra turret can be made from the new Planetstrike Bastion turrets, a Manticore turret can be made from a Space Marine Whirlwind for example.

    2. Buy from outside GW. Forgeworld is a company that produces resin kits for the various Warhammer games. They work closely with GW and are a seperate company, but the models are still game-legal. Forgeworld tend to produce models that are missing from the official GW lines, as well as conversion kits to produce a slightly different look. While Forgeworld kits are high quality and very detailed, the downside is that they are often quite expensive. For example, a complete Forgeworld Hydra kit will set you back £41.10.

    Have a look at the various Imperial Guard tanks Forgeworld produces here:
    Forge World IMPERIAL GUARD TANKS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravendove View Post
    Epic: Armageddon is a tabletop game based on Warhammer 40k. It's played with very very small models, so those Manticores you found will be about the size of your thumb.

    Many of the models from the new Imperial Guard Codex have not been released yet. With the exception of the Chimera, Leman Russ, Hellhound and Basilisk, GW do not have official plastic models for the rest (yet). You therefore have two options:

    1. Convert the models. Many of the artillery models (Medusa, Griffon) can be converted from the Basilisk kit. A Hydra turret can be made from the new Planetstrike Bastion turrets, a Manticore turret can be made from a Space Marine Whirlwind for example.

    2. Buy from outside GW. Forgeworld is a company that produces resin kits for the various Warhammer games. They work closely with GW and are a seperate company, but the models are still game-legal. Forgeworld tend to produce models that are missing from the official GW lines, as well as conversion kits to produce a slightly different look. While Forgeworld kits are high quality and very detailed, the downside is that they are often quite expensive. For example, a complete Forgeworld Hydra kit will set you back £41.10.

    Have a look at the various Imperial Guard tanks Forgeworld produces here:
    Forge World IMPERIAL GUARD TANKS
    Bit of clarification, forgeworld is a subsidiary of GW and act as their play-testers for models. Every time a new codex comes out, its updates and new models are 90% from the FW variants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torden View Post
    Bit of clarification, forgeworld is a subsidiary of GW and act as their play-testers for models. Every time a new codex comes out, its updates and new models are 90% from the FW variants.
    Sorry, I should have been a little clearer. Torden is correct, but I think 90% is a little high. Only a couple of units from the new IG codex were pulled from Forgeworld, the rest are brand new or pulled from source material in previous 40k editions.

    Forgeworld produce a lot of new models though, including the 'Imperial Armour' supplements which advance storylines and campaigns, introducing the new models and rules for them as they go.

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