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    how do i convert rough riders??

    i have been looking over the wide variety of things in the codex and afer i have esablished my 500pts core list (nearly there!!) i want to have a big unit of roughriders with hunting lances the only problem is they look like $h1t, they are one of the worst models i have seen i hate them that much!! what can i use instead, im open to any ideas i really like the bike conversions rough riders but that is way too expensive. so i am asking you guys how do i model rough riders preferably so they have cadians.
    thanks heaps in advance
    p.s how do they do in combat with the lances they seem to be a pretty formidable unit or am i just missing something?


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    Copeycat! Im doing that!

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    Anyway, the lances make them S5 I5, so they almost always strike first. The downside with lances, though, is that there a one-use weapon. After you lance is gone, you have to go around shooting with your crappey laspistol. And, theres onley a %50 chance of hitting something with a lance, and if you miss you still cant re-use it.

    As for converting, buy some plastic wrhammer horses, some Green Stuff, and a Box of Cadian Shock Troops. To get the troops on the horses all you really have to do is cut there waist in half, mount the two seperate peices on a hrose, and then use Green stuff to fill in the big gap where his crotch once was. As for the hunting lances,.... I dont know. Im converting them with shotguns...

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    Take a look at the WHFB stuff on GW...a lot of their items have lances and good legs to ride horses, etc.

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    Yes, but a lot of there legs dont fit in with the Cadian look and are....weird. Like, I saw one rough rider with skinney platemail legs. And the Rider was a Cadian. It was just wrong...

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    I went a different route. I used Cadian plastics and some high elf spearmen. slaped up choas rebreathers (backpacks) and various bitz. All to make a squad of 10 jump pack ruffriders. very inexpensive, but not quit as visually impressive as a squad of mounted guardsmen.

    http://www.freeih.com/imgs/RRsgt.JPG
    http://www.freeih.com/imgs/RR.JPG
    http://www.freeih.com/imgs/RRsquad.JPG


    buy a box of cadians

    bitz order:
    10 chaos rebreathers
    2 sprues of high elf spearmen (the sprues w/ the spears)

    *optional 10 horse bases for tourny usage.

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    i really like those guys with the rebreather but i can just imagine people complaining about them i really like the idea though. this project is going to take a while for me it is going to be my first squad completely converted and i am willing to take some time on it, using fantasy horses sounds okay but i realy dont like the idea of it using animals in battle seems abit dodgey but im going to keep looking keep these good ideas coming

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    somewhere there's how to make riders on dirtbikes... but that's proly expensive....

    personally, i was thinking get some 1/35 or so ww2 motorcycles and using those...
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    theres a article floating around here that has some pretty sweet biker riders
    I'll try and dig it up for you.
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    You beat me to it.
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