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OK...My mind is running wild again.
The rule books say that you can have an extra FOC after 2000pts, allowing SHVs.
I do not understand if this means 2000 pts in 1 FOC than 1 extra FOC with the remaining pts, or is it 2000 pts 2 FOC sharing?
If Option 2 is true you are allowed to have 3 Baneblades in 2000 pts! The extra FOC would just be Grenadiers and a bare HQ platoon.
The thing is though, that since the rules for Super-heavies are strictly chapter-approved/not-in-the-codex, you absolutely need to have opponent's consent to field them, and you can never bring them to any competitive event. This means that there really aren't any strict guidelines for how to field them, because the only times you would ever field them is with your mates, in a completely friendly setting.
But I think the guideline is that if you are taking a SHV, then your opponent gets either a SHV of his own, or an additional FOC to compensate.
Tyranids: 2500 pts
Imperial Guard: 1000 pts
Witch Hunters: 1000 pts
I guess you are more confused than I am...
You may take 1-3 SHV as 1 FOC.
SHV are completely legal, since they are in the IAs. They are only illegal in tournies in which Forge World items are forbidden.
The rest needs more clearing up by the super vets here on LO...:yes:
No, all forge world rules must be approved of use by your opponent. You can't just field a titan without them knowing and saying "Tough luck" when you deploy it.
I'd expect this issue will be resolved when GW puts out the Apocalypse supplement that is heavily rumored to be coming out this Christmas or next summer, depending on who you're listening to.
It's really about time. One of the things that keeps me from investing in something hardcore like a Stormblade is mainly that fact- when the hell would I get to play with it?
I mean, yeah, I really dig putting together the models and painting them, but at some point I'd like for all that money and time to actually help me win a game, y'know?
We all carry on,
When our brothers in arms are gone.
So raise your glass high
For tomorrow we die,
And return from the ashes you call.
But honestly, GW better do some fancy rules to stop this kind on nonsense.
Its likely that most "big" 40k Tourneys will stay at 1850 pts anyway. Now what does that mean to the local GS tourneys that are 2000 points or greater?
well if IGs going to suddenly get IA legal stuff in standard Codex's it just means that SMs et all will get a likewise bump which means that IG will still be stuck with 1 Wound kill me first targets that comprise 60-80% of our force.
Fifth Edition Saved 40k for Me. I love my ratlings and my cover saves!
If i was the guy in charge of our next codex heres what i would do. I would allow you to take a Baneblade but only in a 2000 or more point game then after that you could only take another Baneblade per 1000 points so if you play a 3000 point game you could take two Baneblades if you wanted too.
Or just make it that you can only take one Baneblade per two platoons in your army, this would stop people power gaming while at the same time giving us the chance to use a Baneblade.
I mean if you can't use it why bye one? If you want to model or paint bye a model tank for 20 pounds as theres no need to pay 60 odd pounds for something you can't use.
This is so funny.
A guy wants to field three tanks and near nothing else in a 2000 pts army. Big tanks, but still. If someone doesn't want to play him there really is no need for even wondering whether it is legal, with opponents approval or illegal. If you don't want to play him -don't.
What he gonna do suit you?
Tell his mom?
His big brother?
Such a boring army is not worthy of playing against unless it's like something you planned together, maybe as part of a campain.
I can see a guy standing alone at a table with three tanks and ten stormies whispering, with tears in his eyes "..but it's legal..."
Thats true Andusciassus but people would still be free to enter that kind of army in say a tournament if it was legal. On the other hand if they rule out taking Baneblades apart from over the top battles it will be a big turn off for me as who has a army that size in order to take one?