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Hi everyone, I have a quick question regarding the use of forge world models to represent a Shas'el/Shas'o HQ choice. It states in the codex that the HQ is equipped with an XV8 suit, but I would prefer an HQ to stand out when put beside my elite xv8's (all painting aside).
My question is: could a forge world battle suit be used to fill this role and still be legal in a tournament setting. The reason I ask is there are models of xv-9 suits and Shas'o R'Myr who is in an xv8. I'm thinking maybe they need slight alterations such as with their weapons to be legal?
Oh also, (I'm coming back to 40k after 5 year break) are the xv-9 suits, such as Shas'o R'Alai, available for use? I ask because it says experimental rules and as cool as the model looks, I'd like to be able to put it to use more often then not. (Even if it must function as a regular HQ)
The usual response is that it will depend on the individual tournament, and that you should check the rules and check with the organisers if in doubt.
But I can't see any problem with using one of the spiffy Forgeworld suits, provided you're still using the XV-8 rules and not sneaking in extra equipment just because the suits have it!
EDIT: I think the experimental rules and Imperial Armour books are a definite no-no for tournaments, though. Unless, of course, the tournament specifies that you can use them.
Thanks for the reply. I was thinking along the same lines as you in that it would be safe to check in with the specific tournament organisers before hand. (and of course using xv-8 rules/equipment)
Agreed. So long as the suit's wargear/weaponry is WYSIWYG-compliant with the standard codex rules, there shouldn't be any problems whatsover. It isn't difficult to imagine a "customized XV-8" suit for commanders. It'll fly just fine, without any pestering of players or tournament organizers required, provided the model is codex WYSIWYG and isn't using any Forgeworld rules.
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Definitely, I believe the rule of thumb is that the model has to be 60% OR 70% Games Workshop. Forgeworld is technically that. My broadsides are forgeworld and I have NEVER had any one complain about them. More like people comment on how cool the models look. Not to mention my commanders, bodyguard, and my torch squad leader are all pretty converted. Never had a problem yet.
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