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SO . . . I was having a look around the conversion posts for advice on repositioning marine legs and a lot of the comments made me wondor.
Do you model minis to have the same physical weapons as they are supposed to have in game *ALL* the time? Or do you go nah this marine looks well hard with two power swords - I'll just say he has a bolter?
If he has 2 power swords, I'd be perfectly happy for you to still let him use the boltgun, and Im sure most people will.
Although for stuff like Tourneys, people might object to it being "misleading". You could always strap a boltgun to his backpack or leg. thats the easy way out. ^_^
I have always found in games that as long as you have the weapon you claim the model is using ON the model itself (like Robizzle said, on his back) then you could play the model as using that weapon. But, in agreement with Robizzle, tourneys may be strickter on WYSIWYG.
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Yeah, i mutate the hell out of chaos dudes, and then strap boltguns to teh legs
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Thx people - I always took the view that a model should vaguely resemble what it's armed with - but I prefer the model to look sweet over being 100% accurate.
Quick example - I just put together a plasma armed marine - modded the arms so he's pointing the plasma with one hand (Don't tell me a marine couldn't do it ) and he's got a bolt pistol in the other hand hanging down.
I'll see if I can strap a bolter onto the Drizzt Do'urden fella
do what looks cool first, then try and make it make sense. never the other way round mate.
but for tournys, it has to make sense in some way atleast.
yeah, for stuff as
2 cc weapons you can do everything,
or being armed with
bp+ccw, heck, my brother has an assault squad with jump packs who carry pistols in both hands. It's perfectly understandble due to game standards.
I myself make up weapons myself.
If it says ccw, I can go nuts whatever I wanna do.
If it says pistol, I can do whatever I want to do.
If it says anything, I can go crazy, whatevah!
On Tourney's it's not about arming units with weapons they don't really carry (sniper rifles on marines counting as bolter), it's more about using units counting as something else, like a chaosplayer which uses a low-converted marine squad as possessed and a toy puppy as a daemon prince, and how crazy you can get it.
As long as it stays clear as what it does and what it is, and by notifying it to your opponent, your not cheating and than everything is fine.
Who cares some guy made a model with a big staff with a plasma pistol on top counting as a plasmapistol and a thunderhammer. I seriously don't. Well, maybe if I get into cc with it, but that;s not the topic is it
Yeah, most of my new chaos squads are holding bolters in one hand, and chainswords in teh other, its not true grit, its just KEWL!
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I believe the rules are that 50% or more of the models in the unit (if all equipped equally) have to depict what the unit is equipped with and past that it doesn't really matter.
However single models must always be WYSIWYG, at least when it comes to things that have a real form (guns, wargear that would be visible, etc.)
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Well now, if I was to have a marine with two power swords shown on the miniature, but wanted his stats to include a bolter, I would probobly consider putting the weapon holstered at his side. I do this all the time on my guys, and if you look at the Librarians by GW you'll see that they are not pointing their bolt pistol, but have it holstered at their side.
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