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Hey, I was wondering if it's still possible to buy those (supposedly Palatine/Canoness) models that had like a combi-flamer (that's the one I remember, but I think there were also combi-plasma?) held from the stock of the gun (as opposed to the handle) with her other hand holding something else I don't remember (I saw it in real life about 4 years ago, and all the images I find on google seem to be conversions). If so, how do I go about purchasing these? I believe they may have been standard bearers from my google search, but I can't find them anywhere on Games Workshop's website.
This may have been it (without the Sephiroth-ish sword):
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Last edited by honorableSimon; February 9th, 2007 at 06:02. Reason: added link
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Not, meaning to hijack this thread. But I inherited that model. And the one i was given has a power sword in addition to the combi flamer. My question is, is that legal? Can a character have a sword and a two handed weapon? I plan on using the model as a VSS anyways.
GW stores don't stock her anymore (at least the Australian ones don't). I doubt this but blister packs of her may still be floating around the place. As much as I liked the model, conversions with her will be difficult.
Sword and combi-flamer is legal. Limit of 2 weapons per model. Only one of these weapons is allowed to be 2-handed.
Most models n 40K are permitted two weapons. Only one may be two-handed.
A Power Weapon is a Close Combat weapon that is upgraded with the ability to ignore armor saves. A Power Weapon and a Close Combat weapon are both one-handed unless otherwise stated. A Blessed Weapon, for example, is a two-handed power weapon.
I like that model much better than the current Cannoness. I have two of the bolter/combi models. It comes with a crucifix in the other hand. Of the 5 models that I use for Cannonesses, the current Cannoness model is not one of them. The current cannoness looks like a dork to me. I'll never own one. I even made one from a spare MIstress, (and she's not much to look at if you know what I mean).
I do not believe you can buy the classic model you speak of.
4th Edition rules kinda ruined the Bolter-Combi weapon, because they never clarified what kind of weapon you're using when you fire the combi-portion of it for the pruposes of deteriming if you are still elligible to charge after firign it. Easier to just avoid the situation adn find a substitute. They also didn't define if a Sarissa works on it. IT seem to be a "no" to Sarissa on te combi.
For that matter, a WH Cannoness has seldom occasion to use the combis, because it denies her the ability to take a Str augmentating CCW; and the Inferno Pistol and Brazier of Holy FIre (both one-handed) each rival the Bolter/Combis, while allowing a Str augmenting sword.
THe weapon just didn't weather the transition to 4th ed very well.
The combi is fairly dead for now.
Sisters Repentia: Wow what beautiful models! Wow what terrible rules! -stjohn70
Yeh the combi-bolter option was kind of ruined with the addition of the Brazier of Holy Fire, for a pure Sister army anyway. However I still do value the combi weapons for the other additions like combi-melta and plasma, fairly useful in addition celestians or dominion squads. But the Combi weapons shine most when given to acolytes as this is one of the few ways they can gain access to high strength low ap weapons, when put in combination with warriors with plasmaguns or meltaguns the whole retinue can unleash a hail of deadly fire, making them a very useful squad when engaging tough units like Terminators.
oh yeh, I was one of the lucky ones who managed to buy the Cannoness with the combi-flamer before the release of the current cannoness, at the time the preview of the current cannoness didn;t really appeal and i was looking into other options...even power sword weilding superiors (the one in the picture at the back cover of the codex caught my eye).
when i originally planned to have my cannoness on fott, i looked at the older models. They seem to have a bit more jazz to them- the newer cannoness looks so dull and unconvertable. Now i made my own flying one from a seraphim and lots of greenstuff!
Admittedly I'm not so keen on the fur stole/mantle the current Canoness has, she is far more customisable than the old Canoness.
Lots of parts to switch and change. Reposing and non-weapon customisation is a problem.
If you want to convert a Jump Pack Canoness, I suggest starting with a Seraphim or one of the Sisters of Sigmar models.
Last edited by CBrate; February 11th, 2007 at 04:37.
I've been able to convert the "newer" Canoness as far as weapon swaps VERY easily using rare earth magnets... but any other conversions are almost impossible.
Even went so far as to magnetize/paint up a series of combi-weapons from the SM Commander sprue to match the Canoness.
Last edited by SentryKiller; February 12th, 2007 at 01:36.
Originally Posted by Montford981
Over all Combi weapons aren't wonderful, saying that though i use one quite frequently in my army lists, mainly because the army lists i prefer are not as dependant on powerful single characters.
It would be worth taking and trying it a few times though, my Canoness/Palatine (bolter-plasma) has been in the right place quite often to add a bit of sting to the squad shooting and kill the last model to force a break test on the opposition. The bolter-melta can be really annoying against tough characters and vehicles.
Its also worth trying it to see the points saved from not paying for a tooled Canoness and Seraphs with out them to fall back on it offers you some interesting challenges