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I just got a Librarian and well he needs a famaliar so I bought this witch hunters blister pack that has a cherub, servo skull and acolyte. I'm trying to figure out what would be best to use as the familiar.
Should I use...
1. the cherub, that little daemon with wings lugging a book around?
2. the acolyte after removing his staff and replacing it with a chainsword and cutting off his plasma gun and replacing it with the book from the cherub.
I'm thinking number 2, but what is a familiar exactly, what do the rest of you use for this model? I hear everyone has a librarian with familiar so lets see what you use.
Familiars are basically little pets that help out their owner. More often than not the Familiar itself has minor magical / Psyker power. Humm, Think Harry potter... He has his owl, Ron had his Rat, Hermainie (sp) has her cat etc.Originally posted by Dark_Magi@Jan 3 2005, 19:44
but what is a familiar exactly
Anywho, In the 40K universe the Familiar would more then likely be a Bio Mechanical construct (Cyber-Eagle, Servo Skull) but more radical Psykers could take minor warp beings I guess (although the inquisition would probably have something to say about that...)
The Chaos Archive has a number of Familiar models that a Librarian could use...[Link] The Walking book or Scroll Bearer could look quite nice.
I see, so it's more of a pet. Haven't seen any Harry Potters, I refuse to. So then, I guess I won't use a model of a man, therefore either the servo skull or the cherub. Aww, that means no conversion for me I guess, ho hum. Thanks for the clairification.
I used a snake from the top of a bretonnian knight helmet, then took wings of a chimera from another helmet and glued it onto the back to create a dragon type thing, then used some green stuff to fill in and created a dragon like pet.
You're also supposed to model the Familiar on the same base as the Librarian, not as a seperate model, so your idea of the Acolyte would be a little difficult. The Cherub you could use, with some wire or a clear flying stand to make it look like it's flying around or above the Librarian. Easier with a servo skull, since it's so small.
I dont think too many people will care if you model the familiar on its own base. Not like its a game breaking thing.Originally posted by mEGALOMANIAC@Jan 3 2005, 20:59
You're also supposed to model the Familiar on the same base as the Librarian, not as a seperate model, so your idea of the Acolyte would be a little difficult. The Cherub you could use, with some wire or a clear flying stand to make it look like it's flying around or above the Librarian. Easier with a servo skull, since it's so small.[snapback]292352[/snapback]
Probably not, but using the same base prevents any in-game issues where people don't know what that random Cherub floating around in your Terminator squad is. Someone might try and argue that their template weapon hits the familiar, counting as more wounds, etc. They'd be wrong, yes, but it'd be annoying to say the least.
The familier can be targeted though, wouldn't that mean that indeed it would need its own base.
The familiar has it's own profile, can attack in CC and there's no mention of it being "attached" to the Librarian so I would assume it's supposed to have it's own base. I'm still going to pin it to same base as the lib though :)
Not really. the familiar needs to be on a separate base (like most others for example the SW wolves, the Chaos hounds, the thrall wizards and so on).Originally posted by mEGALOMANIAC@Jan 3 2005, 14:59
You're also supposed to model the Familiar on the same base as the Librarian, not as a seperate model,[snapback]292352[/snapback]
It has a complete set of stats (similar to an norma IG model actually), so it "deserves" its own base.
just my â‚¬0.02
Shut up and play.