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Just some general questions that i am abit confussed with currently and would like some help sorting out.
1. What is required when creating your own space marine chapter. What do i need to do? I have a painting scheme that i lyk, just wondering where i go from there
2. How strict are people on the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) rule. If i have a squad of 10 marines, and 1 model has a flamer, does that mean he has to have a flamer in the game, or can we say he is using a bolter.
Thanks for your help
1) you don't need much else, if you look in the codex the chapter traits let you build an army that is superior to a 'codex' army in some respects but inferior in others.
You don't have to do this you can just build an army straight out of the main list.
Read the section carefully to get an idea how it works but for a first army I would build a 'codex' list (one that doesn't use traits)
2) Generally WYSIWYG is fairly strict (i.e a flamer is a flamer, not a bolter) but their are things you can get away with (such as counting the power sword on the plastic commander sprue as a normal CCW)
Grenades do not count towards WYSIWYG and nor do auspex'es (though some people may disagree that is being a bit picky).
Hope this helps.
get the space marine codex, or if you already have one, read the first 10 pages
"have a nice day, ASS-FACE!!" -Master Chief
Yup that helps alot, but also is annoying cause i have 1 10 man squad of marines, but one has a flamer and one has a rocket launcher. I wanna keep the rocket launcher but ditch the flamer, and get another 10 man squad. But insted of buying one box, i need to buy 2 now just for that one model. grr
yer i have the codex, i have read the mojority, nothing in the first 10 pages helps with my questions tho, but i have a sneaky suspicion that its the old one tho ....so some of the points mite have changed and there may be changes to weapons etc. I think that could be one or my problems
The old codex has a picture of some crimson fists making a last stand with someone with a power fist at the top on the front (the picture has a black border).
The new codex has a yellow background with some ultramarines on it.
This should help you determine if you have the old codex or the new one.
yer its the old one. Ive seen the new one before, it has outlined pictures in the troops section, line art drawings. merf....i supose i have to get the newie then :wacko:
yup, but its worth it, its waaaay better and the armoury has improved no end and now the heroes get special rules! (read it and you will want to burn the old one because its so pants).
I thought a tactiacl squad box came with 10 bolters anyway....
just pull the flamer off the guy and put a bolter on him
"In a large war, the tanks only battle the tanks, its up to the footsloggers to win the war" -me
okay yer i will, and thanks for all your help.best idea ever thats exactly what ill do...thanks for the suggestionBetter yet, cut the canister off the bottom of the flamer, and make it a melta gun.