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I've recently purchased the tyranid battleforce, so i have a carni, 3 warriors, 8 spine 8 terma and 8 genestealers. Trying to keep my costs fairly low, i've found a bunch of carnifexes, hive tyrants and the like on ebay. From the photos, these are all the older models.
Is there anything in particular that i should be conscious of before i try and mix 2 different styles of carnifexs, or an old tyrant with a new army? Did they change any o the rules or the gear that came with?
Nah, there's no restrictions as long as it can represent something legal in the new rules.
Why do the survivors remain anonymous -- as if cursed -- while the dead are revered? Why do we cling to what we lose while we ignore what we still hold?
Name none of the fallen, for they stood in our place, and stand there still in each moment of our lives.
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You might want to state something in the fluff though.
'The all-in-one considered the food-that-fights on this orb.
They were a drain upon the fleets resources and had proved resistant to the newest generation of hunter forms.
Searching its vast and timeless organic memory, the all-in-one recalled earlier hunter forms that had met with success against such prey.
They would be brought forth and their viability tested against the food-that-fights in battle.
If they were successful, more would be grown.
If not, they would be reabsorbed and the newer forms produced in vaster numbers despite the drain on resources.'
Eh. I gave it a shot.
Last edited by Grey; March 7th, 2006 at 19:11.
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i liked that, broodbrother. i feel your toughts runing like a river and colliding mine's in the vast universal net of our synaptic bond. i feel my kin...
never really figured GW games were about roleplaying
They're not, but you can't fault people for being creative.
As long as they're GW models and they can effectively represent a current model you're good to go. You can't take a 1st edition Gaunt and use it as a tyrant or anything. The biggest problem would be modelling biomorphs and weapons as they changed rather drastically between the last revisions from what I've read. so you may have a bit of customization on your hands to make the old models conform to new styles.
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The offical line is that us long as the model is (mostly) a GW model with that looks like what you have on you army list its OK. Most people don't care as long as the models has the appropriate weapons/biomorphs.
I play with an old Tyrant & both old and new Carnifexes & Genestealers. I have spent so much money and time painting them I would be really pissed off to have them illegal for play. GW did have a policy that you could only use the latest model. This was so unpopular they changed it.
i also have a bunch of old nids and i am also buying newer ones.
what ive been doing is mixing and matching old and new parts to make unique looking models
you would be surprised how 3rd-ed claws make a 1st-ed lictor look totaly new.
since nids are suppose to be an ever evolving race that makes it really easy to justify why yours look different than anyone elses.
if your not the converter type the old modles do help in keeping your swarms seperate from each other.