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Although i dont have one yet myself, i was wondering if it caused ork players some trouble when there wasnt the plastic battle wagon available.
did people generally not use battle wagons before it? did people know not to bring high strength weapons against orks since they weren't likely to be hitting anything over armor 11 (besides the occasional dred)?
Last edited by lhscouchmonster; September 19th, 2010 at 03:14. Reason: grammer
In this edition, before the official battlewagon model came out, players definitely played a lot of battlewagons. Not having an official model didn't really deter them. Personally, I used Leman Russes, although other players used Land Raiders.
Despite getting some flak from some opponents who called my Leman Russes 'too small' to be battlewagons, the official model was a lot closer to the Leman Russ in size than the Land Raider.
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ya I noticed that too. Personally I think the official model is great. I never got far enough in building my ork army to convert any wagons before the real thing came out which made me quite happy.
I'm glad they haven't made a model for looted wagons tho. I think those should only ever be converted. I even convert most of my lootas (I bought one box to use as a reference).
You could convert a BW from a landraider, two rhinos or a Leman russ. But with the previous codex you had different rules for looted vehiles. You could actually use vehicles from other codexes with their stats and rules. I would love to have looted vendettas, stormravens and manticores in the current dex.
Ork battlewagon conversions used to be extremely common. The one advantage to having no official model was the wide variety of often beautiful and creative conversions for battlewagons. The new kit is great, but it would be nice to see a continued commitment to conversions, especially when players run several wagons (carbon copy models get boring). I think the key for me at this point is adding orky bits, different heads for drivers, and pulling in some larger parts like dred pieces to add variety while still capitalizing on the beautiful new models.