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"The army list which follows is reffered to as a deathworld veterans army list so that players can also use deathworld regiments of their own invention. This allows you to devise your own colour schemes, history and background for a deathworld veterans army. You may wish to adapt the rules for the jungle enviroment in this book to create a differant type of deathworld for you regiment, such as the polar deserts of Luther Mcintyre or the methane swamps of Miral."
- page 3 of the catachan codex
Does this mean that i can technically apply all the deathworld veteran jungle (infiltrate into jungle/move as normal through jungle/can see through jungle etc)rules to say a desert or a city? So i could have an army of deathworld veterans living on a polar deathworld who would get to infiltrate/move as normal etc through ice fields and stuff?
just wanted to know because if so this would be fluff heaven for little ol' me :w00t:
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Sure! The 'counts as' rule is your friend you could have a lot of fun with that, and create a very unique and characterful army, as long as you have opponents who are willing to go along with it.
I would imagine it would be pretty easy to choose polar equivalents of the jungle terrain pieces, but just use the same rules to represent them in play.
I am a bit slow today but I think you were asking if they deathworld veteran rules apply to what ever planet your army comes from. Well in what I know I believe that you have to use what the Codex tells you and that is it, unless you are playing with your friends and they agree to the terms of you fluff rules.
Surely this does not mean that i could have taken a city based death world veteran army for my recent CoD campaign??
Inquistion force WIP. Pics on posts 17 and 23.
I talked to some friends about this as i was gona convert my light infantry army over to this but i never got round to it. I take it as what it says with opponents consent (id get it from several of your regulars before building the army) then you can swap jungle for buildings or ice forest or sand dunes etc. It makes such a cool themed army. I think i posted a list up a while back that no-one replied to. I will warn you if you use the catachan codex and put a list up here you wont get as much input as a regular list. I say go for it. (want to do valhalan models and a catachan list now!!)
I think you are allowed to do that, but it means this rules only apply if you are playing on an iceworld gaming table.
I am referring to the IG Codex and the doctrine Junglefighters, where it says the rules only apply for jungle terrain, not for anything else. Maybe I am mistaken, but i am quite sure to have read it in this forum somewhere too.
This may be a dead question, but that is how I read the paragraph. Depending on the fluff for your troops, they can use those rules whenever they are playing on their home terrain. For example, in the desert, perhaps you could scale rocks like it were regular terrain, and in cityfight, buildings.
It has been pointed out in other areas that these rules don't apply to tournaments, so you should probably be prepared with an alternate army list in those instances.
I think this idea has so much potential, especially if your house (and scenery) are often the location of play. It really makes it feel like your friends have just invaded your homeland and you get home court advantage.
As an aside, I've seen a lot of people despair over using the jungle fighting rules when they don't own a lot of jungle scenery. Don't despair. In the Catachan Codex, it allows players to use barriers to designate what areas of a table are jungle. Then it is assumed to be overgrown. So technically, you could play a game on a blank table and use the jungle fighting rules. Sure, it may not look as cool as a table covered in growth, but it is much more managable, both for troop movement and for new gamers.
I was very tempted to do something similar myself as well. The thing that put me off was that the ambush rules were clunky and messy, and even then you could only use them when the jungle (or specialist terrain) rules were in effect, and I wasn't so keen on using them, let alone my opponent who hasn't seen them yet. That aside, I think they would have been great fun.