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Planning on buying two of the black reach sets when they come out to kick-start a little Ork side-army with. Each one has a warboss, otherwise I wouldn't use two of them, but I figure I may as well since it has them.
On another note, do you think it'd be acceptable to use a Leman Russ as a looted wagon with a boomgun if I put some pointy bits on it with magnets? Since it'd mean I wouldn't have to get another vehicle since I'm a Guard player, though having it be a separate camo will be an eye sore. I'll just say it was looted just a few hours ago and putting pointy bits on it was more important than painting it.
I'm not sure about the two nob thing, but with magnets to hold on ork bits, I doubt it will work, it depends what kind of setting you are using it in, friendlys and even the local gw might accept it, but the paintjob will be obvious and the magnets will have to be well hidden.
Yeah, my local store doesn't care much about paintjobs really, half the models in the last tournament weren't even painted. Just wondering if you think a Russ would be a viable thing to use, with the HB being the big shoota and the battle cannon being the boomgun.
Maybe, it will run at the workshop, but not in a tourney, obviously it wasn't a fussy tourney if they let you play unpainted
A russ is what is generally assumed as a looted wagon with a boomgun. As for painting its up to you really, its not going to be an eyesore if you play the ork clan who are in love with camo (I forget which this is right now) as they have lots of different camo all through. I would have no issue with magnetized spikes etc. but it would pay to hide the magnets just to keep it looking nice. Even just some ork boys tagging along for a ride would be passable to most players.
As for the nob question, yes you can take two warbosses and then take 2 nob squads as troops. Nob squads are generally viewed as rubbish without bikes or mega armour anyway so you would probably be best using the nob models for squad leaders in my opinion.
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First of all, yes, if you use two warbosses, you can have two units of nobz as troop choices. This can be risky though, because it will probably mean using less units of troops, in favor of using more expensive ones, which is putting your eggs all in one basket. It can definitely work, and I've seen it work, but with the new focus on objectives, it can be more than a bit risky.
Secondly, of course a Leman Russ works as a looted wagon with a boomgun. I'm not sure what else you could possibly use that'd work better. The catch is, if you want to be able to use it as both a Leman Russ and a looted boomgun, you're going to either have to paint it in a way that it works well for either, or accept you won't win any 'appearance' awards.
Honestly, I'd never play with people who wouldn't allow a vehicle because it doesn't look 'orky' enough. That's the point I'd pack up my things and find a new store/hangout. One of the sad truths about 40k is that there are quite a few 40k snobs out there, and there is no point in trying to please them, trust me. No matter how hard you work, everything you do will be considered inferior, simply because you haven't been playing and assembling models for 15-20 years like they have.
To give a contrast, I use a Leman Russ as a battlewagon. If anyone complains that it's a little small, then I offer them the opportunity to buy me a Land Raider. Until that day, since there's no official size for the models, I use a model with a similar armor rating and weaponry.
If you're really serious about the modelling, than you probably should have it be either an IG Leman Russ or an Ork battlewagon. You could also use magnets, but I've found they can be a problem, since they're often too strong, pulling free of the glue holding them to the plastic.
Personally, I play just to play. I don't worry too much about appearance, and although it won't win me any awards, I'd rather spend the extra time actually playing the game.
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Yeah, you can use a russ as a boom wagon. I have a russ left over from the previous 'dex and i've since promoted it to boom wagon. you shouldn't get too much fuss as long as its orkified with glyphs and transfers (the new trukk has plenty- but i'm sure you know that.) The heavy bolter's fine as a big shoota. I've had no flack from people so far. it has the same humber of shots anyway. (besides the orks are probably using different ammo for it anyway.)
you can even take it one step further and use it as a battlewagon with a kill cannon. I did that just this last week. My opponents don't really care if its a looted wagon one day and a battlewagon the next day. I just tell them my big mekk can't make up his mind.
The russ and battlewagon have the same profile after all. I just took the top hatch off to signify that its opened topped.
as long as you tell your opponents before hand you should be fine, besides your game shop sounds like its pretty laid back. so happy Waagh-ing.
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If you wanted to get a few giggles do what I'm planning to. In spirit of the recent dark knight movie I'm gonna find a cheap model of the bat-mobile from the movie and use it as my looted wagons
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I recon it is good idea to loot your Russ. I have had some great success with magnetising weapons on panzee walkers and you can't tell they are magnetised. As well as a few "pointy bits" why don't you:
attach some of the orky glyphs from the trukk, or get from bitz box.co.uk, or make some
attach some bits of armour plate or tred plate, perhaps as a standing platform
add some painted plates the same colour as your orky army.
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