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It dawned on me that I really should ask what you guys think about this before I paint up my remaining 2 units.
So far I have painted a unit of Khornate Warriors in red, an Exalted Hero in black armor with a green cape, and a unit of Knights in bluish-grey armor. The dilemna is this however: the khornate unit are fine in red and have khornate livery on the banner. However, the hero with the green cloak has no mark on him but will usually be MoN. The knights likewise have no mark on them but will likely run as tzeentch. I like to keep my options open however and have thus included no marks of chaos on them.
So my questions are this:
1. Is it acceptable for me to have a chaos army where each regiment has a different color scheme regardless of marks?
2. Can I run my knights or hero under different marks despite the colors painted if they don't specifically have any heraldry for any god?
3. If you were playing against said army would you be upset if I ran a unit painted blue as mark of khorne or something? Would you oppose a neutral colored unit with no marking on their banner being run as a marked unit?
Just thought I oughtta clear this up for the future. Not a big deal right now but I'd like to know for my other units who don't have their marks of chaos set in stone yet. I'd like to be able to paint them up in neutral schemes and use them as different marks depending on the situation, and am curious as to whether someone might oppose that.
One more question, when I assembled my knights I glued down their feet just as the ones both in the assembly guide and in the army book. However, they don't come into base-base contact with anything on their front. Do I need to rip them off their bases and glue them further back because of this or would people be a bit accepting towards this unfortunate mistake and let the minis be a few cms apart?
Last edited by Shaggoth; January 21st, 2010 at 22:10.
I wouldn't mind how you paint your models.
Hell, You have them painted, that's one point on most guys I usually face.
But the knights might get on my nerves.
I always make sure the front rank of my unit is not (much) sticking out of the base, and I like it if other people try to do that as well.
The number of times I couldn't match up the regiments because of "cool poses"... geesh, don't get me started.
If the procedure is to risky or whatever, leave them. But if its not much of a hassle, I would do it.
But I was that guy who had models sticking out of the bases as well, I used to have a Carnosaur for mount in a unit of 6 Knights, needless to say It never ever fitted. Lol.
I understand what you're saying with the knights, I could move a few back but one is already as far back on the base as he can be glued and still all the spiky bits prevent him from lining up with anything. Oh well, since none of my models are based yet (too lazy) its a possibility. I'll probably bring em into my local store and ask the guys there what they think on it.
There's absolutely no rules to describe how units should be colored based on their marks and such. Its your army, you may paint it how you like.
I'm fairly certain that an army with "Chaos" in their title wouldn't have much room for dress codes and uniform regulations.
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all of my units are getting painted in the same colour scheme, character's i'm painting as their patron gods (the nurgle sorc model is obviously nurgle, and the khorne lord on juggernaught... well i'll leave you to figure that one out)
For the units, I'll just ensure that my opponent knows what's what at the start of the game. I was also considering doing themed movement trays, as my current list is only khorne/slaanesh (apart from characters) it would be pretty easy to do i think
As for colors, my guess is that grown men in a low-technology environment have better things to do than sit around painting their armour pretty colors. Red does not equal khorne any more than blue equals Tzeentch or green equals Nurgle. I would think that the local environment and customs of each tribe would dictate color choice much more than whatever god they might worship. Also, since an item such as chaos armour or horse barding would be so ludicrously rare and expensive to the average footslogger, I doubt he would "dedicate" his armour to one particular god just in case he switches patrons...if a warrior were to color his uniform before a battle to draw a particular god's attention, cloth items, hair, and face would almost certainly be the first items to be altered.
As far as your ranking issues go, that was Games Workshop's decision, not yours. This is a game that calls for very close measurement and honesty, and not necessarily accurate tabletop representation. After all, everyone uses movement trays and those alone preclude any notion of getting opposing units to rank in base to base contact. As long as both you and your opponent can agree where your knights are, there shouldn't be any problem (and it will really only matter in the case of multiple combats, anyway.)
Thanks for the replies on everything! If I ever fully paint my army I'll be sure to share it with you guys
There is no reason your opponent should be mad at how you paint your army, unless he has a stick up his butt. And if that's the case, the game's probably not going to be fun to play anyways.
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Yea I was just worried someone might disallow marks based on color choice but I see now anyone doing that would be a complete arsehat.