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Just wondering about this trait. For those who aren't aware I am building a marine army (blog in paint section and background in fluff - Scions of Ra) and I want to use this trait to represent their "dislike" towards Nids. I am just wondering, as the codex doesn't specify, do all models require modelled evidence of the trait? So, does every marine have to have a Nid trophy or something? Or would you say it be alright to have maybe two or three models per squad (thinking normal marines, sergeants and special/heavy weapons) and still be able to claim this trait as valid?
I'd put more effort into some stuff, such as characters, dreads, veterans etc but for the basic marines and scouts I don't want to go to too much trouble. That and I have nearly two full squads without anything modelled on. I forgot. :rolleyes:
What's the verdict of this?
I think as long as you have a few that are clearly Nid Hunters (as you are doing), you should be fine. Maybe add some sort of claw logo to those models without if you wanted another way to denote them as nid hunters without resorting to an excessive amount of body parts.
Having an army and not owning a rulebook is like owning a car with no steering wheel.Originally Posted by amishcellphone
If you're looking for a rule of thumb, IMO, about 20 to 25% of your minis should have something for your specific trait, and have something on all commanders.
Just my two cents.
For GTs and the like the rules always state 'a majority of models in the unit' must have the appropriate blah blah.
Be that chain axes, rending claws.. or nid faces.
I'd agree with Karmoon on that, 50% plus of the unit should have some kind of tropy or marking on them.
Something as simple as adding genestealer skulls to the base is a good start, but you can also do more subtle things like attaching claws from the middle legs of gaunts (the teeny-tiny ones) to the shoulder pads or bolter barrels.
Check out the Space Wolf sprues for some clues of how to add trophies to power armour and accessories, while still looking cool.
If you've got the Space Marines Collector's Guide, check out the Scythes of the Emperor army in the back. Painting is a bit average, but the trophies are cool
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To be honest, a mix of troops with trophies and without will probaably look better anyway. Variation can look cool even with uniform spacemarines.
There's actually a genestealer skull on the genie sprue.
You should make a special point of using rending claws as trophies wherever possible. This will make nid players cry as they see this blatant waste of money and wish they had those claws. Psychological war.
hahahaha. See how I laugh?