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So as I finish up my necron army I'm starting the initial mapping of my next project. I've pretty much settled down with IG. It'll be a few months before I begin purchases, but I'd like to get settled on an initial game plan within the next few weeks.
One question I had was about the conscript squads. Would it be "illegal" to use human models from the necromunda range as well as nonhuman models as conscripts.
My thought is that the imperials are so huge they must have worlds where the humans are so poor and disorganised they are good for nothing but conscripts. Some necromunda models would do a great job of representing this.
And with the way the imperium seems to view nonhumans, I think that front line conscripts would be where they would usually place folks from nonhuman worlds.
I think the necromunda models would be fine, they could have just been rounded up from an enlistment squad on some hive world, but remember that a good Conscript platoon is a full platoon. Now with the non-human you may be pushing it with some players (depending on how non-human you want to go), but then you could always say that you’re a traitor legion.
If you do things right people wont be sure if you have done anything at all.
I would say that if you can back it up with fluff, any models would be fine. I used to field catachans as conscripts, since they're basically wearing rags. Then a little while ago, I tried fielding units of Necromunda juves as conscripts! That was funny, but also expensive.
There are lots of cool necromunda models that fit perfectly with a ratty hive world militia or whatever. But since they tend to cost a lot (even in terms of GW models...) I would recommend mixing them up with cheaper models. Catachans might just fit the bill.
There are also loads of different humanoids in the fantasy range. I had a bunch of old archers with lasguns mixed in with my conscripts at one time...
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I thought of using the necromunda models too but it just worked out far too expensive (I also wanted to use mordians which are actually around the same price. Ironically the conscripts entry comes form the Hive militia entry in the armageddon campaign book where you were supposed to use necromunda models (you could also get heavy stubbers and other useful upgrades!).
Most players I know just go with a plastic boxed set. Mixing two ranges is always good, I went for the militia box formt he empire range as they work well.
As for the non-humans, it depends on your fluff. TBH it doesn't really work for me. Unless the fluff strongly said they were down on recruits so they had to draft in some locals. There is enough in the human ranges not to have to resort to non-human aswell so id just go for humans personally.
Hope that helps
for the non human question I think you may use whatever you think is right as long as you have a reason. For instance I am using a traitor legion and I use skaven plague monks mixed with kroot rifles and other bits. It adds a bit of imagination to the game because you are not just adding a white stripe to a helmet and saying "look they are conscripts."
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completly legit to use human models of any range, WYSIWYG of course still applies (so give your brettonians rifles!)
Using non-human models ("those lizardmen? oh, they're my conscripts") is right out, unless you want the =INQ= on your ass.
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