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Anyone tried to convert termagaunts to hormagaunts? I'm planning a CC heavy list around 1000-1500p, doesn't really care much for termagaunts at all so I was thinking of getting maximum profit out from a 'gaunt box'. My genestealers won't (probably) use scything talons, which means those talons could be glued to the termagaunts instead - transforming them into hormagaunts. Looks easy enough in theory but I haven't bought a box and tried yet.
Any feedback on this? Termagaunts looks a wee bit different but not that different... right?
Ive tried this before and it dosn't work too well, stealer arms are too short in the blade to pass as hormagaunt tallons. they just look odd. However if you dont mind this then feel free, the arm fits in the whole absolutly fine. As for converting to get the most out of a box, sticking guns on the upright bodies is the only thing i can recogmend, giving you 16 termaguants.
I guess you can throw scything talons on the termagaunt bodies. It will look somewhat rediculous, but if you dont mind that then I dont see why you couldn't.
I really dont think you will need as many hormies as you think you do, though. Hormagaunts are rather point heavy for what they do. They make a nice addition, but I think you will finde stealers to be much more effective.
Also, hormies cant assault anything on an uppler level of a ruin...so a hormie heavy army does have only hilarious disadvantage....
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I have done this and it really depends on personal taste. I used the Hormagaunt arms on my Gaunts and converted the tail to like a scorpions and spawned 'Scorptigaunts'. The tail is made from the left fleshborer arm and spare spikes, claws etc can be used to make it spiky at the end. You don't have to make them into scorpion-type Gaunts though. I did it just because I have themed my Hive fleet around scorpions, Hive fleet Scorpio. Which is kindly hosted here by Navarro. buglands
Your opponents should know what they are as only Hormagaunts carry scything talons in the Gaunt breeds and not the typical Gaunts. But the converted tails I did were in a way to help show they weren't common Gaunts but a variation of Hormagaunts.
It is just a matter of taste really. I just did that conversion (gaunts + stealer scything talons) a couple days ago and I like my new hormagaunts. You can't tell from first look that they have longer arms.
To put things in perspective, I also have old hormagaunts (bigger then the new ones) and I don't mind mixing all of them.
Sorry, been a bit off lately but I meant to thank you all for your answers. I'm going to give it a try I think, espeically if I'm using magnets on my stealers/termagaunts and whatnot. Easy to put some ST on the termagaunts and see what they start to look like.
Still in the process of figuring out if I'm going to use mainly stealers as troops, or mixing in some hormagaunts...
Hey anoch, why cant hormagaunts assault things on buildings?
I converted one gaunt into a hormie (I broke the hormie's body and had a bunch of extra termies).
Basically I just used clippers to cut off the original gaunt's arms (this was a BFM gaunt, so the arms were attached) just above the "elbow". Then, I clipped the hormie scything talon at roughly the same place, glued it on and then used green stuff to smooth it over. All in all, a really simple conversion. (if you have the talons already).
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I bought an Tnid army from someone, and he too had converted normal gaunts to hormagaunts. He also used spine fists for this. He removed the 'wire' running along the arm, and cut a bit of the hands apart, so there was only the upper chitin plate left as some kind of spike. This does look really silly, and he only made 2 of those, so I guess it was a lot of work for him too. In the end I just ripped those arms off the bodies, and gave them proper fleshbohrers.
But the ones he made using hormagant scything talons didn't look odd at all!
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There is one thing to be said about converting Gaunts into Hormagaunts. Gaunts turned into Hormagaunts will when they assault actually get into base contact. The normal Hormagaunts never seem to get into base contact when they assault. This is because they lean way out infront as they are all in hopping positions. This prevents them ever making base contact with their enemies, though they are still allowed to fight.0)
Last edited by Leech; March 9th, 2009 at 00:11.