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hey i was just wondering if you have to say if a unit has a portal
Although I dont like to play games with my opponent I do, however, show him my list and let him try to figure out which squad or Haemy has the portal. I even sometimes help him too much to figure it out but no, I dont think you have to.
As for modelling it, I havent and I know GW game centers dont require it to be modelled. I am pretty sure that you have to have it on a model for official tournaments though.
You don't "have" to show your opponent anything as far as army lists goesbut it is good sportsmanship if you do.
And how do you model something the size of a small blast template and have it carried by a model? I believe that this is the reason GW has never even attempted to insist on the wysiwyg ruling on this. I only show the portal as a disk once it has been dropped on the table, this looks visually appealing in practice and helps with measuring problems later i.e. just don't say that the portal is here somewhere, show it as an area marked the size of the small blast template.
I try to help my oponent a little but not too much, I dont have to help him but since I know a lot about every army in 40k I consider this his little handicap. A blast template is used to open the portal and the rules for it are in the codex. I still dont like it cause its too damn unpredictable. I mean, a unit comes out on a +4, I think thats not too good of a chance, so I relly on my raiders speed to transport my units. I use WWP only in the most dangerous situations like when fighting a ton of necron warriors or tau fire warriors where CC for them means certain death.
The only way that I have thought of is to have a plastic warrior either leaning over or kneeling down holding onto a disk. The effect your after is like that of shaking out a small round rug or mat. This model would have be a stand in only when the portal is actually being dropped, leaving it in place as an added feature ( the mini taking no action in the game). This would look dramatic and the most realistic way I can think of.
But as to having a mini carrying the portal would require a different model with the before mentioned rug or mat rolled up under one arm. Like the idea?
alright thanx a lot and i was just wondering about this because i played a guy who said he had a webway portal in one of his squads but there where like 4 10 man squads so i din't know which one (he also switched the poratl around the squads becasue they weer all the same
THAT is why I try to be up front and not to goof around. It is too easy to say, "Oh, that's not the squad with the portal - this one is." Too easy to cheat and be called a cheater even if you didnt play the "shell game" with the portal.Originally Posted by hero
As for modelling it, thats easy. Use any small object and attach it to a sybarite or haemy. I was thinking of make a necklace or something so I can actually place it around the neck. Not to make it obvious at the glance but obvious when take the necklace off. Its this small object that the syb/hamey activates that grows and becomes a portal- its a hand held device.
Its modelling the haywires that have me baffled.