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Hey everybody, long time lurker, first time poster. ^_^
I recently got into the warhammer 40k hobby and it's got me firmly in its grip (something most of you probably know all too well). After finishing the battle of macragge set, i decided to start a pretty basic blood angel army. Seeing as i was rather bored of painting the basic space marines at the moment my choice fell on a squad of assault marines.
Ok, enough background.
The sprue has the normal range of armaments, but it also has 4 special bitz. A powerfist, a shield (looks pretty much like the emperor's champion shield), an axe and a sword.
So my question is, are the axe and sword always considered power weapons too? It's mainly for aesthetical reasons. I love the look of a chainsword, but a diverse squad seems to have more character to it.
Also, this just popped into mind, what rules does the shield follow? Cause i can't seem to find any mention except for a terminator storm shield, and it doesn't have a bolter on the inside either. Seems to me i'd be better off replacing the shield with a pistol if it doesn't have much purpose.
Anyway, thanks in advance
If it doesn't have a chain then it is a power weapon.
The fist is pretty straightforward. But the shield can be used as a storm shield. Although not a good choice on a Veteran Sergeant. You could put it on an HQ.
Edit: by the way, 'Ello 'Ello and welcome to Librarium Online.
Thanks for the quick response (and the welcome ). I guess i'll have to keep the rest of the close combat stuff for other mini's then, i'm sure there's plenty more to come.
However you don't have to use them as power weapons. If they look cool use them. It's all your call.
Ahh, tempting. But maybe in the next assault squad. Building a "by the book" army seems the most logical thing to do when you're just starting off.
You can also use the shield as a Combat Shield (gives 5+ Inv Save in CC). You can actually do a really simple conversion to make it a combat shield with bolt pistol. Just slice the pistol grip off the full bolt pistol in the assault box and carefully slice a very thin part off the top of the hand on the shield, glue together and voila! Not great for a Vet Sgt but could always use it on a HQ as D_A_M said
That doesn't sound too hard, and quite useful actually. I should really read through the wargear section again. Thanks ^_^
actually powerfist do alot better on vet sergeants because they can't be singled out of the squad, while if you put in on a HQ he will swing last and most likely die before he can swing...
Be careful though. Your powerfists aren't totally immune. Every model that can scrum up after resolving combat, must do so. This usually means that all the models within 2 inches of the attacking front will be in combat next round.
yeah still quite possible to lose the PF, but giving and INT 5 character a weapon that strikes last just doesn't make sense...