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I am looking to give the scuttler biomorph to 2 squads of genestealers. I am just wondering how you show this biomorph or if it even has to be shown at all and you tell your opponet at the start.
Thanks for your help
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I sometime replace one genestealer with a genestealer hybrid to represent the fact that they were led by someone who knew the place and was hiding them. It also fits nicely with the broodlord (they are like unit sergeant).
Scuttlers are only relevant upon deployment or reserves, and it has no advantage once they come onto the board. Thus, you don't need to WYSIWYG anything. Just tell your opponent they have Scuttlers and you're fine.
However, I have seen people make variants of Genestealers crouching in dense foliage or even a 'leader' of sorts representing scuttlers for the whole brood.
does WYSIWYG really have to count that much? i was under the impression they'd ruled it out as a proper rule, and so long as your units look cohesive and there isn't anything ridiculous going on (bolter marines that actually 'have' lascannons for example) then you're more or less free to model your stuff how you see fit so long as your opponent is clear on what has what
well even in friendly games i understandy ou'd want things to be fairly represented on your models as much as possible.
but when 3rd came out it was strictly WYSIWYG, every upgrade was to be represented on the model, no exceptions. 4th loosened the slack on this, and 5th it seems the concept gets a passing mention.
in the context of nids, it'd be stuff like equipping your carnie with the thornback back piece, but in game counting it as spine banks instead.
similarly, i've given my tyrant a BS, but on occasion i may want to use it as a venom cannon - surely there'd be no biggie for doing this, so long as the army list is all legit and your opponent is totally clued in on what represents what in these subtle cases.
for my two other fexs i want to model a bunch of the guns onto their backs so they look like larger biovores essentially, and can be any variant of gunfex. surely from a modelling perspective you wouldn't get slammed for doing something like this?