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ok i was thinking a bout starting a radical army so that would include lots of stormtroopers, now im a bit strapped for cash at the moment and i was wondering does anyone else use cadian models stormtroopers or would anyone have any majors problems with it
Yeah, I do, I haven't done any converting on them, but they still work well. Just use some SM assault weapons and strap em on them.
I also use the Cadians without a problem, I have never played anything official, but they treat me very well. (Again didn't convert any of them.)
I use them but i use green stuff to add carapace armour
You could get into some WYSIWYG issues, since Cadians don't have hellguns, carapace armor, or grenades on their shocktroopers. Some careful application of greenstuff, as hero points out, could solve that problem. And in friendly games it shouldn't be an issue at all as long as you point it out to your foe at the start.
It also kinda shoots down any plans on inducting Guard - if the models are the same, regardless of paintjob, many people won't allow them to represent something so different.
Use Kasrkins, they make nice ISTs. The ones in the Codex are bizarre, not too sure what army list they're from but the guns they have look like hairdryers.
Ya go ahead do whatever you want the models look cool and I think they could fit well.
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I use a mix between Cadian Shocktroopers and Steel Legion squads cause they look cool.
cadians do have carapace armor, it's one of the cadian doctrines.Originally Posted by mEGALOMANIAC
a bit of green stuff can make them into hellguns though, and just gluing grenades on them from the grenades on the infantry sprue makes them have grenades pretty easily.
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I'm afraid not.. 5+ saves all round.Originally Posted by Ubernyaw
If you look at the armour worn by the stormtrooper and kasrkin models, you'll notice it generally looks bulkier and covers more of the body than that worn by Cadians.
That said, if you're going to do this, Cadians are probably you're best bet. They do look quite armoured. If I were you though, I'd add a bit of extra plating or padding to stop complaints.
A lot of people do this, yeah. I wouldn't, simply because I'd rather have to spend longer saving and get an army which looks great at the end than build an army quickly and cheaply and not be satisfied with the way it looks. Other people have different priorities, all power to them.
I believe it would not be so cool, however, to use Cadian models as both stormtroopers and as inducted guardsmen. I think there are specific rules about proxying unconverted models and using them to represent their original troop type at the same time.
If you were prepared to splash out on some SM scouts you might be able to combine sprues quite well for some excellent stomtrooper conversions. More expensive, but still no metal.
Last edited by The_Giant_Mantis; May 9th, 2006 at 03:47.