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As a new WoC player I am just getting into the army itself and learning rules etc. I am curious as to how many paint their army. Do you just paint the army with one theme in mind the assign the gods gifts etc, of do you paint units to represent the god they serve.
Fluffwise I would love to paint units devoted to Khorne red and Tzeentch blue, but tactically this allows my opponents to easily distinguish which units they can do what with.
So I was just curious what you all do about units devoted to different gods in the same army when painting them.
Thanks for your time and opinions.
Actually, you MUST represent what mark each of your units has in some way. You cannot try to dupe your enemy by hiding this, so that "stupidly" charges your Khorne unit with dual handweapons, instead of charging the Tzeentch regiment guarding your sorcerer.
The biggest disadvantage to painting the armor in a specific color is that you can never switch between units. I hate that. Here's what I've done to get around that problem though:
Paint the army like an Undivided army, black armor, silver armor, something unifying. Then, the banner of each regiment is painted like a banner of the particular deity that they worship. The catch is that the banner is detachable. You can find a few different ways to affix magnets to the banners and pole-tops. I just used tiny rare-earth magnets, since the bonds don't have to be the strongest in the world to hold a plastic flag to a plastic stick.
Other things I've seen done include:
Specially painted/converted champions
color-coded movement trays (purple, red, blue, and green)
Or my personal nemesis: the sticky-note on the banner
Hmm I like both the idea of the different banners as well as the unit champion. I may just go ahead and do both. I have extra models so I might as well put them to good use. I had planned on having my Heroes and champions painted to represent their gods but I was trying to avoid having to buy numerous units of warriors and marauders t represent each god.
I had no intention of duping people, but now that I re-read my post I see how it could seem that way. Your ideas were great though and have given my the inspiration I needed. Thanks for replying.
Last edited by DMJackal; July 20th, 2009 at 21:37.
Check out this thread for more ideas;
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ark-proxy.html (Wrong mark = proxy?)
Paint them how you want. I dont even bother making my banners match marks because it messes up my paint theme. I tell the enemy what is what as I deploy them. If he forgets I will remind him. If he has an issue he can go fly a kite. I kept if PG for the forum's sake but you get the point
Sdefreit has it right, there's absolutely no reason a Slaaneshi army can't be painted in blue-black Chaos armour, with Nurgle and Khorne units with the exact same paint scheme. Nurgle doesn't represent green, he represents disease. Khorne doesn't represent red, he represents tearing the living hell out of people. You get the point.
Anyone who thinks that Chaos God=Certain color scheme can either change their minds in a hurry before they play me or, as he said, go fly a kite. I'm honest and open about what marks each unit has before the game and again during deployment, and often remind the other player again during the course of a game. It helps that I'll generally play a mono-mark army, but even the times I don't I can't see any reason to change the way I paint my army.
i love my green chaos worriors and knights too its a a colour choice not a mark choice i will admit i love nurgle and DO have units with markings to indicate that such as a large nurgle armour rust buble on the rear of one of my nights but i love *green stuff* 1 in 4 things i model is mutated in some way im thinking making a cover (bear or wolf fur) for that nurgle mark.
I've considered making detachable bases with marks on them i use earth magnets for AHW and Shields i will be ordering Halberds soon and will magnet them too so i dont see whey i couldn't use some magnets for coloured or symboled bases
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I was at a tournament last weekend and a guy had chaos knights that were painted red and I swear he said they were khorne and I even asked twice if they were khorne. I tried to bait them and it turns out they were tzeentch with the blasted standard. If they weren't red, it wouldn't have been a problem.
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Some marker behind (or in front of ) the unit is imo the best solution
I like the standard idea the best, I have the extra parts for it and I think it is a fairly simple solution. Thank you for all of your replies though as they have helped make my decision more easily.
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