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I am in the beginning stages of a pure GK army. After reading the tactica from my signature I am considering purchasing LRs before the more popular dreadnoughts as HS. I would like to get the most from my purchases and it appears that if I were to buy a LRC I could easily convert it to a LR. Am I on the right track here?
Or would is it the other way around? Being a LR easily upgrades to a LRC and should buy the LR?
I guess what I asking is which should I invest in? Does the LRC come with all the peices needed(lascannons, heavy bolters, etc) that I could put on it instead of the melta and such?
From what i've read in various posts, earth magnets are the thing to use to do conversions. Does anyone know of a good resource that could walk a person through the conversion process.
I have a feeling what most do is buy the missing bits off the interent or something of that sort. I know that either of these particular units are pricey both points wise as well as $$$ and are better suited at higher point games, it's just that if and when I do buy one or two, I buy the ones that can be converted giving my army more options.
I'm 99% sure that the LRC box has everything you need to make a Land Raider or Land Raider Crusader. The Crusader box costs $5 more I think but I would definately buy that so you have the option of converting and forth.
For GK though, since anti tank is a big issue for us, I personally prefer the God-Hammer pattern Lascannons on the LR though over the LRC.
Note: Btw if your a Water-style player, Silent's tactica is definately the best around. Its the reason I'm starting to give LR's a try and I agree with him that the LR is more waterish where the LRC is more fire-ish.
Also if you getting the Land Raider, you might as well finish it off with:
-The resin GK Land Raider Doors from Forgeword:
-the etched brass iconagraphy (near the bottom of the page):
also note that if you use forgeworld models, you cannot participate in certain tournaments, some people are weird and do not allow forgeworld items to be on your GW models... at least that is what i was told a little while back. however, i dont think it is true, you might want to search it up.
Yeah, like said before, the Crusader is just a normal one with all stuff and some more. I do however think a conversion is pretty hard to pull of. Or at least a changeable one. The "doors" where the guns are attached to are just in the box once (one side each) and I do think the weapons need to be mounted on those door to have a solid base to not fall over, especially the bolters on the crusader. So if you'd really plan on it, I'd suggest a Crusader, magnets and perhaps a second sprue with just the lascannons and "doors" on it.
As for the forgeworld thing. The last thing I read about tournies is 1. it all depends on who's organising and 2. even if, there's a said amount of stuff on a model that needs to be GW/Forgeworld. I believe 75%.
The only reason for "banning" forgeworld is because of some models have non-codex rules and require imperial armor books. But if you'd go for a grey knight dread or icons or something, I find it hard to believe people will not understand what you are fielding and to add to that, it's nothing out of the ordinairy rules wise, just looks non-GW (but actually is in some way). And even if not, you can always explain; this is my dreadnaught, this is so and so.
First off, yea I meant $5 American.
On the Forgeworld stuff, I don't think the doors of the LR are enough to push you over the limit that most GW tourneys allow.
And on the FW DK Dread first off, I would never take it to a tourney just because all it takes is 1 idiot to knock over you nice resin model and voila you now have a nice 15 piece GK dread. But aside from some idiot breaking it...I don't see how it wouldn't be legal...its not like you can't tell its a dread.