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I have started Warhammer with the Wood Elves and they are fantastic. I am enjoying colecting and painting them. Hopefully will have some photos to share with this forum soon. Having never player Warhammer I have not given much thought to the special items in the Army Book.
Now that I have a small army gathering force I am thinking about finding somewhere to play a few games. So my question...
Do you have to model the special items on the Miniatures and if you do how do you do it? How do you show a Brooch or Pendant? Also If I add Hail of Doom Arrows, everyone on here seems to like it, how do I show which model has it? Can I add it to a couple of Glade Guard and do I have to show in some way which model has the special ability.
welcome to warhammer! glad to have ya
wood elves are a crazy fun army... very different from any other force you'll play/face...
in gaming terms most people like some semblance of 'what you see is what you get'... that is, if your lord has some kind of bow there is a bow modeled on him somewhere or if he has a shield there's a shield on his back/in his hand...
in terms of stuff like dispel scrolls or brooches... don't worry about it... unless you want to be HARDcore and use 'green stuff' to model them on your characters... that would be awesome but it is in no way necessary...
so yeah, get as detailed as you want but for minimum requirements just make sure the model has the more major items on it somewhere... a great weapon across its back, etc...
and even then those 'minimum requirements' are for tournaments and jazz so... if you're playing among friends feel free to proxy army men tanks for steam tanks or legos for units you haven't gotten around to saving up money to buy yet... anything goes!
As for the topic: As stated, it doesn't matter if you show a broach or scroll or whatever. Often, in some tournaments and in some friendly games, people will keep it a secret as to what magic items each of their characters has to hold an advantage. As for great weapons or bows, I personally, and many people I know, don't care if you have something to represent it as long as you are clear and upfront about it. I mean having a different model for every character tool you might want to use is crazy. Some people however enforce it. (The only tournament playing I've been in, they haven't cared. Don't know about others though.)
The only thing you normally have to have correct for tournaments is weapons and armour. Magic items don't have to be represented on the models.
And welcome to wood elves.
I am right 94% of the time, why worry about the other 3%.
So if one of my Glade Guard has a magical item, do I have to state which model, or can I just wait until I want to use it and say This model which hasnt been killed yet has this magical arrow doohickey and Im going to smash you with it?
Individual glade guard can't take magic items.
Not sure if you realise that.
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Oops still dont know the rules well enough...
I get that only characters only have special items.
When I model a banner are there any examples around of what the banners should, could or may be painted like?
On the other hand, you may want to paint the banner to represent the theme of the actual magic banner you are taking (if you are taking a magic banner). That can be a cool way to remember what unit has what.