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In a tournament situation (WYSIWYG)
is it then viable to deploy a unit painted/modelled different than from the Mark you're using at that battle?
For example, I'm right now painting a Chaos Warrior regiments with redly colours and lots of weapons and spikes (clearly Mark of Khorne) but wants to use them with Mark of Nurgle in a tournament. Is this legal? Since the Chaos Warriors is still Chaos Warriors (WYSIWYG) but just painted differently..
Forgive me if this is a stupid question, I'm quite new to warhammer and the likeliness of me getting in a tournament in the near future, is prolly not that big, but I aim for it someday and it would be nice not to have all my army painted Khorne when I'd like to use them as Nurgle :p
Thanks in advance
In my world it is no different than buying an honor for a High Elf Hero (or what they are called), so I can't see it being a problem at all.
IT would be the same as requiring a bretonnia player to paint his knights with realistic heraldry paint scheme.
Most of my army is painted in Slaaneshi colors and I still intend to change my marks around from time to time. And as long as you are clear to your opponent about what is what, then I don't think it will ever become a problem. and nobody should be forced to repaint an entire unit just because of Fluff.
edit: a friend of mine had an idea about making different standard bearers and then having one for each god so it was clear what regiment was what.
I see where you're going
And a darn good idea with the Standard Bearers!
Ya I personally do not think your mark needs to match your paint scheme. It would be rediculous to require that. I am painting my army with a half and half black/white scheme and I am going to mark them however I like. I prefer slannesh, but just because I like the mark doesnt mean Im going to put purple on my warriors.
Requiring us to paint to our mark would limit our paint posibilites and force us to paint a predetermined scheme. All this takes the fun out of painting so I cant see anyone requireing it. Just tell your opponent before hand whats what and if he complains he will have to stop sometime, and when he does start playing.
The idea with the banners to show the mark is a clever idea though. Rep to you sir
I would suggest that overtly "god specific" symbols would indicate to me that a particular unit if Khorne and marked as such. Unless you explained to me that Khorne = Tzeentch, for example, and there was no other Tzeentch, or worse, Tzeentch = Nurgle to confuse me...then it would be fine...
We don;t actually have honours in High Elf armies any more, but they wouldn't really cause confusion any more than magical weapons do or other such items. However an entire battle line pretending to be something they are not (for a real world analogy and example, Spartans dressing as helots and vice versa to confuse their foes into attacking the "slaves" and getting butchered) would be unsportsmanlike...
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thats a good idea, though there is still room for confusion. TBH, I woudl treat marks as different units - it wuld be better to mdoel the vast majority of Warriros as "generic" and have a command group or a few front rank models in the appropriate gods panoply to denote that the unit is marked (or not..)