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Personally I use pennies for my models.
So whats everyones feelings about what you see is what you get? How many people abide by the rule that plays nidders? I am wondering because I would think it is rather difficult playing by this for nids mostly because of the insane customization they have.
Look, if its a tournie I cut a little slack on WYSIWYG policies (A plasma pistol can be counted as a bolt pistol for example, they're still pistols), but you can't be passin off models as one thing when they clearly depict another. But with my friends I am pretty open. As long as the base size is right (or larger in the case of my friends demon prince wich has like 5 bases glued together :cry: ) than I'm cool. Even pretty big stretches like my other friends tyranids army who reutinley uses his hormagaunts as termagaunts. I really don't care to much as long as they use the rules from their codexes.
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Depends on who you play with.
When i go to the local gaming hang out i use what models I have...but when i am at home with friends we use cardboard proxies. It helps us decide what we wanna buy so we don't waste our money on stuff that we find ineffective.
Last edited by gunslinger2005; November 23rd, 2005 at 05:45.
Why do you have two options for "no", but only one for "yes"? Just curious.
I follow, and enforce, WYSIWYG. If your Vet Sergeant is armed with a Lightning Claw, you'd best not be claiming it to be a Power Fist later in the game. Those rules were instituted for a reason.
Why should Tyranids be any different than any other army? Don't think of it so much as a burden of having to model all your upgrades - think of it as a wonderous opportunity to so some creative modeling.
I have an anecdote that these questions remind me of - back when I still used to play D&D with pencil/paper, we were on a quest. At one point we had to dig up a grave to check for a body. The DM asked my cohort if he had a shovel on him, at which point he looked up to see a hastily scribbled "shovel" written into the equipment section of the character sheet. It was obvious that the shovel wasn't in the equipment before we left for the adventure.
Ofcourse, there are always exceptions. Want to play test a list before commiting to the models? I'm game for that - proxy all you want. Is it just a friendly game? Then I won't throw much of a fuss. But when it comes to a serious game, tournament or no, then WYSIWYG will be enforced.
The last option was more of being a butthead remark then anything:tongue: I like WTSUWYG rules but it makes for a rather hard life when you finish building a model and then want to use it to do something else, like a gunfex for a close combat one.
personally im open minded about it, i dont mind so much but there are people who stick almost fanatically to the WYSIWYG rule,
for tournies they insist upon it.
maybe its just down t taste
Oh I thought it was a must for tournies? Or is it different from place to place?
i always try ti play WYSIWYG but it dosent always hapen but i do do my best
Bah, bugger the poll.
My opinion is that if all your same units, Tyranid Warriors (for example), have Extended Carapace (for example) then you needn't bother about modelling extra carapace on them. As long as they ALL have the upgrade (even if thier wepaons differ etc) just let your opponent know and it shouldn't be a problem at all. Likewise for other 'fiddly' biomorphs.
In the case of ones that GW supply plenty of, like Stealer Carapace or Toxin sacks etc then sure, there's no reason not to model them onto the figs (besides they look cooler too) but yea with the ones that GW don't supply enough (or any) of then if you stick to uniformity it shouldn't matter.
Leaping for example i don't feel needs to be modelled. My mates don't mind at all because i make it quite clear that all my CC Warriors have leaping and all my Shooty Warriors don't. Leaping after all can be done by many things (myself included) and in the case of Hormagaunts it's actually the Beasts rule of their profile that is represented by their upright pose, not the Leaping biomorph (as 12" movement is more extreme than a 12" assault).
Besides, take ALIENS or the Velociraptors from Jurassic Park as an example. Those critters approach you at a decent enough pace but it's only when close up to their victims that you see them leap in a frenzied manner in for the kill.
One biomorph i have a problem with from an aesthetics point of view is Adrenal Glands. They're always modelled on the back carapace of the creature. Hardly an ideal imbed point for a parasite. . . realistically they'd burrow into the more fleshy parts of the Tyranid, between the thorax and the waist most probably, so again, with my bugs, i'm leaning on having all my Warriors (regardless of CC or Shooty squads) have at least the Initiative improving Adrenal Glands and so i don't feel pressured on modelling them onto my figs (which in my opinion, looks gooby).
Just to ram it home again, i think if all your same bug squads share the same biomorphs then it's quite reasonable to skimp on modelling the more obscure biomorphs. Of course, Winged Warriors should have Wings etc. I'm talking more about Enhanced Senses on gaunts or Carapace on Warriors or Leaping on Ripper bases. In these kind of cases, as long as they share the biomorph in question, universally (even if different in other biomorphs between them) then they needn't be stressed over. Just declare that all of them have "insert fiddly biomorph here" (in addition to other biomorphs between them which will be modelled) and be done with it.
Last edited by Eek; November 23rd, 2005 at 13:03.