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How often do people play with a What You See Is What You Get rule?
I'm wondering because I made a mage on foot and I gave him a staff in each hand, flame base, and the upward rising hair because I thought he looked awesome, and looks like he's radiating power.
I also took a scene from LOTR as a reference, where Saruman and Gandalf are battling in the tower and Saruman gets Gandalf's staff and uses both of them against him.
The reason I'm asking is if say I got into a tourney, I wouldn't want everyone to hound me that I couldn't use the model with a magic sword or something because he didn't have one in his hand.
If I decide a magic sword is the best weapon choice on a character who isn't holding a sword, I should be allowed to use it for that fight, but I heard a lot of people play wysiwyg.
In the little hobby shop in my town we never have. Then again, it isn't an official tournament, so I can't say what they'll do.
Generally Warhammer isn't as hard on WYSIWYG as 40k is.
Who is to say the staff isn't magical anyway swords aren't the only magical weapons there are.
I think that people would only get upset if it was a ridiculous stretch (this noble is an archmage) or on the wrong base size or the same miniature (painting and everything) counted for 2 different characters.
I guess an example would be dwarf lords on shield bearers, really have to be on the bigger base size (the shield bearers themselves are optional) or else you lose all clue as to who is in base to base with whom.
Personally I don't play wysiwyg in such a riddicolous way that you need to have a sword in your hand to be able to use a magic sword. The only thing I mind is the base size, mage=mage and fighty one=fighty one. Opponent opinion is required too, imo.
we don't play strict wysiwyg rules as well.. it's just a matter of pride (and sometimes honour) of the player. We even don't mind taking a command model in the unit, as long as you put it in the back rank and take it out as first casualty. so it might happen you have a unit with the command in the back rank as the player didn't pay the points
I often play my Hero with Great Weapon as a noble with great weapon, and reaver bow. but hey, who can see he doesn't have a bow under his robes? ow maybe the sword itself is used as a device to aim magical arrows or such
as long as you and your opponent both agree about the models it will be fine. and we Do mention it on forehand if there's anything 'funny' about the model you can't see. so in the example of the noble with reaver bow, i would mention he carries a longbow.(he'll find out what kind of longbow soon enough )
Right, that's what I was thinking.
and the reaver bow brought up another example of mine.
I've got a prince on a dragon, and I have him modeled holding a bow in one hand and his fingers curled back in the other hand. I think it looks the coolest, and I DO intend to give him a reaver bow at least once and see how it works out, but I wouldn't want someone trying to tell me I can't charge with a lance because he's not holding one in his hand
Thanks for the input guys.
well it would work best if you just hang the lance onto his saddle... maybe on the back of his seat? this will rule out any discussions...
or tell him he shoots lance-sized arrows XD
WYSIWYG in Warhammer is far less stringent than in 40K.
A Lance can be lost after a charge, a long bow might be stashed - armour can be light heavy or dragon, helmets can be worn or not..
Generally speaking my limit of WYSIWYG is - model has a shield, model has a weapon. That weapon could be a counts as Lance, or magical lance or great weapon or Eva Herzagovina's under-garmets - its still a weapon....
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