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Due to having lots of spare parts from my two Strike Squad boxes (grenade packs, arms, purity seals, force weapons...so many force weapons (damn falchions)) and still needing to get another 10 guys I have been thinking that the tactical squad models could be a good substitute for a grey knight strike squad and certainly much cheaper, almost half the price of two Strike Squad boxes.
Assuming there are enough parts left over (nemisis force weapons, storm bolters) do you think it would be easy enough to make? I have never seen a tactical squad unassembled so I am unsure of how the arms attatch.
I am hoping that this combination will make a relatively unique looking unit that will be different from the standard. Obviously these marines wouldn't look as embelished as the real Grey Knights, but I am hoping that after adding a bit of bling they will look the part.
Any thoughts or ideas? Has anyone else tried something similar?
No but i am triying the other way around with terminators.Tactical squad arms have the palms attached so you might need to cut them or the swords and do some greenstuffing.For the stormbolters and big guns you wont have any issues.Purity seal them up and add some gk pads and there you are.
Praise be to the Emperor!!
Thanks for the advice pilot00
At least chopping off some hands wont be too hard
I'll probably get a tactical squad on Thursday and give it a go
Pads fit on easily. I had a box of Dark Angels and used the bodies of them with the front torso, arms and shoulder pads of the Grey Knights for my Purgation squad. The only bit odd tweaking that was needed were the torso bits, the rest was a doddle.
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A GW employee was actually telling me the exact same thing... so it might be worth a shot, to use reg marines with the spare bits
If your in need of a couple of shoulder pads this website is has the bits you need BitzBox - Warhammer and 40k Plastic Bits there out of stock at the moment but if you've got facebook or twitter and like/follow them they should give you an update of when they've got the shoulder pads in stock
Would be keen to see a completed model if anyone has a pic? Before I start the same process of Tac'ing up I would just like to see the end result.
I plan on getting a Tactical Squad tonight so I'll post a pic or two when I eventually assemble them.
The only thing your really need to do is to swap out their ccw and find a stormbolter for the other arm.
But in friendly games, just play count-as. Even in some tournaments, they probably wouldn't mind. I faced this grey knight army in a tournament. He had 40 grey knights of which he just used count-as bolter-marines. He did convert the hammers and halberds, but for his regular sword marines, he just used his bolter guys.
Record: Win - Loss - Draw: Hive Fleet Pandora (New) 32-6-6 Space Wolf 7th Co. 52-11-6
Blood Angels 12-4-2 Daemonhunters 20-8-3
Imperial Guards 12-5-2 Daemons 8-3-2