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So, I have got some conversion questions. Is it possible to mount the Scout's Heavy Bolter and a Tactical Space Marine? I realize there is a metal model, but the plastice one for Scouts is cheaper, and could add flavor to my Tactical Squads. Also, is it possible to give a Veteran Sergeant of a Bike Squad a Bolt Pistol? I want to give him one for that extra close combat attack. Finally, I was thinking of ways I could give flavor to a Librarian. I was thinking of giving him equipment from a Grey Knight Terminator. Both are psykers, and both would be wearing Terminator Honor (Id buy the Librarian w/ Terminator Armor.) Thanks for helping out a rookie!
I can't answer your bike question...
But as to mounting a scout Heavy Bolter on a Tactical Marines, thats fine as long as you don't use the scout arms, someone will undountably complain that his arms aren't power armored and whine all the way home about it, plus it makes the conversion more of a challenge! and Challenges are gooood.
As fars as eh Libby wearing Grey Knight armor...eh, its deffinetly iffy.
Modelling wise its a great idea, you just have to make sure that you replace the Nemesis Force Weapon with the Libby's Force Weapon, and for safety's sake use the Libby's head rather than the GKT's head, and this leads to the rule problems.
Rule-wise it gets a bit tricky, as technically your using GKT parts to represent 'normal' Terminator Armor, and it could be argued thatbased on WYSISYG you could be trying to cheat, it may not be on your mind, but theres someone out there who will think that. Of course you can use the GKT rules for your Librarian, thats cheating, so you wouldn't get any of the following rules;
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So yeah, simply put, you can do it, you just have to be careful about the actual conversion and you should still make sure that you explain to any opponent that its just a conversion and that the model follows the SM rules for terminator armor only.
well for the libby, just make sure it looks like a marine/terminatior libby, NOT a grey knight
or else as mike has said, it will be sorta cheatin gor WYSIWYG
First off, I apologize for misspelling the topic. Any changes Id make to the Librarian would be cosmetic only. I just happen to like the look of Nemesis Force Weapons. What stinks is I couldnt find a storm bolt bit made for the left arm. The only model I could find close was a Grey Knight Terminator. Could I revamp the Librarian's storm bolter to fit on his other arm? As far as the Bike Sergeant Bolt Pistol thing, I think I can do it. Chaosbrynn, in all his wisdom, says I can on a couple of occasions. Though you may very well be right on fact I can only choose one weapon in the Shooting phase. Oh, and what is WYSIWYG?
On his first Bike Tactica:
In 3rd edition, a character on a bike was required to have one hand free to drive the bike. This rule was stated in the bike and jetbike section of the 3rd edition rulebook. What this meant was that most characters had to do without the extra attack from a close combat weapon if they wanted to ride a bike.
This is not the case in 4th edition.
Biker and Jet bike rules no longer incorporate this.
On his second Bike Tactica:
As to the Sergeant, needless to say that terminator honors and a power weapon are an absolute must. In addition to this do not forget to give him a second weapon (usually a CCW or Bolt pistol for 1 point) for the extra attack.
Last edited by Shadow701; October 26th, 2006 at 00:13.
WYSIWYG=What you see is what you get. Very popular modelling and conversion acronym.
The arms of a GK on the Librarian is perfectly legal, & the space marine with bolter would look just as good if you slap on the regular marine shoulder pads.
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Yes, Space Marines get the extra attack when on bikes if they have 2 ccw's, this is not the case for chaos though.
I have in fact done the scout arms on a chaos marine body which is basically the same thing as a normal marine. Like Jaffar_Hasad said make sure you put on shoulder pads.
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What I was thinking was to cut the arm off the Scout Heavy Bolter entirely, and then have the Tactical Marine hold it in his hands. As far as the Bike Sergeant, I could use a bolt pistol arm from a Tactical Squad and put it on him. Still scratching my head on the Terminator Librarian thing though.