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Hello! I am very, very new to 40K. My wife and I purchased BOM about 3 weeks ago, and have been playing it trying to sort out the rules and different tactics. I have decided to go with a Witch Hunter army since I like modeling hot women :shifty: and she is going to be doing a Tau army.
We will be working with 500 point armies to start due mostly to lack of experience, and just having to purchase all of the literature and what not would run into the hundreds too quickly. I prefer to string out the expenses....lol
I have a few years in modeling experience, mostly WWII aircraft, and armor. So in that regard I am not lacking too much experience. Right now I am working on my canoness, and plan on entering her into the game day contest in LA. I figured I would model her for battle as well as the contest. You know, dress her up really nice. But I did run into one problem.
The Cloak of St. Aspira and the Mantle of Ophelia. Aren't these the same type of armor? In the GW catalog it suggests equiping both of these to give your oponents a headache.....but I always thought a cloak and a mantle were pretty much the same thing. BTW looking it up in the dictionary didn't clear up the confusion. How do you guys model these 2? Do you equip both of them?
Oh, and for 2 handed weapons, do you need to model both hands touching the weapon?
Thanks in advance! I am having a blast so far, and try not to bug anyone too much. I like to play the back and just absorb. I will keep you guys updated on my figures as they become painted!
Kik36, Welcome to LO, welcome to the WH forum here on LO, and welcome to the game of 40k! I'm glad you picked WH for your first army. A bold move indeed, but hey it's what I did. :yes: You'll need to decide if you want to use a pure Sister of Battle force, or an Inquisitorial force, or a mixed force, or if you want to use allies. WH is a very flexible army, and can be tailored to your particular style. If you're going to have a pure SoB force, I recommend getting two boxes of Sisters. About the Cloak and the Mantle, they are two seperate wargear items and are technically alreadly modelled on the Canoness (although if you wanted to make the cloak look nifty, by all means feel free to do so). The Mantle protects from instant death, and the Cloak improves the Canonesses's armor save. About 2 Handed Weapons : No you don't have to have them in both hands on the model.
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Indeed welcom kik36, I wish I could persuade she who must be obeyed to play!
OK will try and stay away from general army list advice etc unless you ask, general stuff on your post:
have a dig through the army list forum, you should find some good 500 point lists
Painting: historic stuff generally is not painted to the same standard as 40K competition stuff, I would be very tempted to test paint several sisters before embarking on your cannoness to perfect the styles and techniques at this scale
As IATFP said, you dont realyl need to do much to the cannoness, yes technically the two garment s are the same thing, nad the cannoness is wearing one, one peice of tactical advice, you will see very few players givingt the cannoness the mantle, this is principly because if she is with a squad she can not be targeted, even when wearing the cloak, she only gets hit after every other memebr of the squad has been hit, really the only insta-kill threat is from ordinance and you dont tend to get much str 6 ordinance in 500 point games
Again as IATFP said, 2 handed weapons do not need to be modeled in bothe hands, indeed on of the metal sisters is holding a bolter in one hand and throwing a grenade with the other, the bolter is clearly a 2 handed weapon. Both the power sword and chain sword (eviscerator) that accompany the standard cannoness mini are universally considered to be representative of 2 handed weapons owing to the length of the handles
Everything you have been told is a lie!
Originally Posted by Cheredanine
LOL nice to hear I'm not the only one with a "boss" at home! Thank you both for the warm welcome, and clearing that up for me. I thought the hilts of those swords were a bit large to be one-handed swords. For some reason I was under the impression you could only use one 2 handed weapon. Not a 2 handed weapon, and a pistol. Looking through the codex though, it says you can have one of each.
At this time I am having more trouble with the flood of information than the modeling...lol I find myself flipping through 3-4 codexes a night trying to figure all of this stuff out. I have been practicing painting on the Space Marines and Tyranids that came with the BOM set. I am not used to painting acrylics, but am picking it up quickly enough. Hardest part for me at this point is face detail. Practice makes perfect. LOL
Today I swiped a jump pack and put it on my Canoness, gave her Litanies of Faith, and an Inferno Pistol. I also did a imagifer (the model with only the pole) and made a flag out of plastic card. Made it all tattered and such. Tonight I will play with the "green stuff" for the first time. Wish me luck! Thanks again for your kind welcomes!
You are more than welcome.
I would recomend putting up an army list ASAP, particularly as you are new, hopefully it will save you buying things that sound good but arent (note this is particularly relevent within an army, models or units that are very good can actually be pointless in an army that doesnt make good use of them)
Everything you have been told is a lie!
Welcomme fellow SoB-player. A good choice of army indeed.
I would not recommend litanies of faith in a 500p battle, it is very exspensive for what it does.
I agree with Cheredanine, an army list would be good.