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Apart from looking cooler, and being able to get into base to base contact.
What would be the pros and cons of putting hormies on a 40mm base?
Pros:Originally Posted by Karmoon
- Easier to keep in synapse
- "Easier" to get into base contact (really not, though, because it'd take the same number of turns to get a brood of 40mm Hormagaunts across the board as it would to get the ones on normal bases across).
- Your Hormagaunts will completely fill your deployment zone to the exclusion of everything else
- You'll have to cut notches out of the 40mm base to make them work
- Your opponents will refuse to play you
- Your hormagaunts will be impossible to keep in cover, denying them their only chance for decent anti-weapon saves and cutting their survivability greatly.
yeah, thats about right mr. ninja.
I only ever use larger bases for my models for aesthetic purposes in terms of conversion. Like my ravener is on a monster base because I needed the room to put everything I want. I don't really use that model to game though, even if I could.
Right. I see.
I shall not rock the boat then. Thanks a lot
I think the difficulty with putting Hormagaunts on larger bases is, yes it rocks the boat. In other words many players may consider it cheating even if it isn't. There are a few exceptions most notably heavily converted monstrous creatures. People will pften allow them because the larger base makes them easier to target and there is a good reason for it's larger base. On something as common as Hormagaunts or any brood as opposed to an individual model like a Hive tyrant most people won't like it. In doing it you would also invite your opponents to start taking, how shall I put it 'liberties' with their own models in other areas.Originally Posted by Karmoon
I totally agree Leach.
ALthough, to play devil's advocate and preach our case, it's only as much cheating as an opponent denying the hormies are in base to base contact because of claws and snouts pushing them away.
What i do is simply turn my model around. It looks comedy, having a model kick something's ass when it's facing the wrong way.
Many people have yet to learn about the hormagaunt's noxious gas attack!
see, now those kind of players i refuse to play with. "you're not base to base because your head and claws are in the way!" *punch in the face* I win.
I must say I am thankful I have never in my life encountered an opponent who will question if a Hormagaunt can assault because of the way the model is produced. If my memory is correct the Monolith's base cannot be touched by other models. It is like saying a Monolith cannot be assaulted because it's flying base is under the model and cannot be touched.Originally Posted by Karmoon