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Hi all, I'm new to the hobby and have some questions about WYSIWYG rules for tournaments.
So, say I have a Chaos Marine who is equipped with a Bolter, a Bolt Pistol, a Close Combat Weapon, and some grenades. What weapons do I have to show on the model to qualify as WYSIWYG? Can I just show the bolter? Bolter + CCW? Bolt Pistol + CCW? Just bolt pistol? Etc etc... how do I know which combinations are legal? Also, I noticed that the CSM plastic box comes with pistol holsters + grenade. Do I have to put this on the model? Thanks for the help!
as long as you represent any gear you payed for.
anything a model comes with automatically does not have to be represented
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The bolter + bolt pistol + CCW combination does not have to be shown on the model itself, its just assumed. As ultramoose said, its only when you pay for an upgrade say...a missile launcher, that it needs to be shown.
Why they dont have a missile launcher in the CSM 10-man box, who the F knows, but its really annoying...thats another post entirely though.
I think some leniency is allowed, just ask your local tourny judge/organizer for their specific definition of WYSIWYG, some are more ridiculous about it than others.
Great thing about chaos is its fairly easy to convert weapons and just say its "mutated" if you mess it up .
Only if you want to.Also, I noticed that the CSM plastic box comes with pistol holsters + grenade. Do I have to put this on the model?
Normally WYSIWYG is more important for units which have multiple weapon options, and for characters where you have a wide choice of what to give them. It is important for these units because otherwise your opponent might be confused by the model into thinking the unit has different equipment to what it actually has.
Equipment options which a unit must have, though, don't matter so much because you opponent knows that you have the equipment. Still I prefer models to show most of what they have, unless they have a huge amount of equipment like your CSMs do.
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I have only played in a few tournaments but it has never come up. Pretty much if you aren't a jerk it won't be an issue. It is mostly in there to keep people from getting confused or trying to slip a fast one on you. Just use common sense. If a model has a big bad weapon, model a big bad weapon on him. If he has some small minor talisman or the like, don't worry about it too much as long as the model itself stands out.
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