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40K-wise, there are a few builds that you can do that are relatively cost effective. Any of the marine variants tend to get you a full army for the least cash. Xenos armies tend to have much cheaper point cost units that are still equivalent to Marine cost in cash money. Of the marines, Space Wolves and Grey Knights are probably the cheapest to build. ...


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Every tournament has its own specific rules, but I've never seen one that hasn't required the use of the latest/greatest rules sets available, both for the game itself and the army. There are often additional restrictions, e.g. banned items or characters, troop limits etc, as well as model requirements (minimal painting requirements, no use of non-GW models, ...


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Quick rundown what I think would be some good options from a modelling perspective: Warhammer Fantasy: Skaven Battalion - Something like 70 models in the box. Fur and "raggedy cloth" are pretty easy to learn to paint to a nice standard, good for starting out on. Plus you get two Rat Ogres which are nice big mean-ugly models that are a lot of fun to ...


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As previously pointed out, just because a copyright holder has stopped producing a game doesn't mean they stop owning it. GW still own the rights (unless they have sold them; you could write and ask them if this is more than curiosity). Games are usually covered by copyright in the rules, characters and concepts though there may be patents on mechanics; ...


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This is not from me, but I approve it :) Skaven pros - They have access to vast arrays of troops/troop types, and can get them in vast quantities. The leadership rules they come with over-ride what would be a fatal weakness and combined with the new re-roll of all leadership tests allowed by the BSB and the generals leadership in a 24" diameter bubble ...


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Gaming miniatures are usually described as Xmm rather than 'X/Y(th)' as is used in scale modelling. The distance is from the base to the eyes on a normal human. Current new models coming out for Wahammer Fantasy are 32mm Heroic scale. GW has been pushing up the scale of the game in recent years, ostensibly so that more detail can be fit onto plastic ...


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No. The points listed in the Necromancer entry shows how much buying him a Corpse Cart mount costs (which is why it is 90 points, the cost of a Corpse Cart). If you pay for a character to have a mount the character gets the mount, there is no additional mounting fee.


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Unfortunately they are completely different rulesets. While they have a few similar mechanics(rolling to hit/wound or making characteristic tests), the structure of the games do not synch up. Turn structure is different. Ranged weapons, saves, movement, and combat are all different. Applying some fairly common rules in one system to the other can have ...


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The in/out of print status has no bearing on ownership of copyright for a work. Since you modified the question to be about the UK, the governing authority is the Intellectual Property Office. IANAL, this does not constitute legal advice. The term of protection or duration of copyright varies depending on the type of copyright work. The term of ...


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Unfortunately the stack exchange format doesn't really facilitate "discussion" but I'll try to give you an answer of objective statements that might help inform a decision! Bretonnia: The army book is from 2003, so are most of the models. There aren't even any rumors that there will be an update soon. Heavy Cavalry overall was significantly weakened in ...


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There's no hard and fast rule for it. I would suggest using a base size most appropriate for the size of the model. So if the model is Terminator sized, use a 40mm, if Dreadnought sized, use a 60mm. So convert your model and use what makes sense. This requires a bit of good judgement and common sense. If you made a reasonable selection most people ...


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Yes you need two hand weapons to claim an extra attack. Spear + Hand weapon does not grant a bonus attack. P89, Two Special Close Combat Weapons: "A model can't .. wield .. (an) additional hand weapon alongside another type of special weapon.."


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From BRB p97. A character must move into a unit to join it. There is no rule that allows the unit to move to the character. A character cannot join a unit in close combat. You can however, simply charge into combat alongside the character. This is often to your advantage for that particular combat, other than not being able to use the character's ...


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By default the skeletons come armed with light armour, a hand weapon, and a shield. The combination of hand weapon and shield gives you an additional 6+ Parry Save (8th Ed rulebook, pg 88), which you may make against close combat attacks. They have a 5+ Armour Save and 6+ Ward save. If you give them spears they lose this extra Parry Save, instead gaining ...


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A model with Hand Weapon and Shield can use the 'Parry' special rule to get a ward save. A model with a spear cannot. Since skeletons are weak and have poor weapon skill anyway, it may be beneficial to have better survivability rather than a few more attacks that are unlikely to hurt anything, depending on what role you see the unit filling in your army.


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No, they do not get any additional movement. What happens is the unit is not engaged in a combat, so it does nothing in the close combat phase. I assume you are thiking of the Overrun rule? Where if you wipe out a unit in close combat on the turn you charge you get to move another 2D6" forward afterwards. The rules for Overrun (8th Edition Rulebook, pg ...


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The Vargheist is supposed to have 4 attacks. Its profile states it has 3 attacks naturally, and then you add 1 for the frenzy special rule. This is due to the unit being able to lose Frenzy, and as such losing the extra attack, without changing the unit's baseline. This is the same for other units such as Witch Elves, and dual wielding units, with the ...


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I believe this is intended to mean "one use only" per rune item which has the rune. I cannot find anywhere this is stated outright in the 8th ed rules, but this is how such items have always been played, at least in my personal and tournament experience. It would be odd for them to let you take more than one and then limit you to only using one of the ...


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This exact situation is covered under Incomplete Ranks in the Close Combat section of the rules (pg 49.) If the unit is fighting to its rear (or fighting to both flanks) some enemy models might not end up in base contact because of the models in the incomplete rear rank. In this specific situation, the models can fight across the gap, even if not ...


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No, they do not. As you said, they did not cost anything to inlude in the army so are worth zero (unless the unit has a rule that states otherwise). In addition to which, many summoning spells explicitly state this. For example, Raise Dead: Units summoned by this spell cannot be dispelled, and do not award victory points under any circumstances. ...


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If the two units are charging at the same time, then the two units must attempt to charge in such a way that an equal number (or as close as possible) of models from each unit engage the enemy unit (8th Ed Rulebook, pg 23). If the first unit is already engaged (an ongoing combat from a pervious turn) to the front and completely blocks it, and your charging ...


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Invocation of Nehek (Vampire Counts 8th Ed, pg 60) says that "Wounds gained are distributed as described in Ressurecting Fallen Warriors". The rules for Ressurecting Fallen Warriors (Vampire Counts 8th Ed, pg 26) state that "A unit cannot be taken beyond it's starting size, though certain powers, spells and special rules may provide exceptions". So the ...


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Yes. According to Forming Units (8th Edition Rulebook, pg 5), "A unit usually consists of several models that have banded together, but a single, powerful model such as a lone character, a chariot or a Dragon, a war machine and its crew, and so on, are also considered to be a unit." Everything is a unit, even a lone character. Though bear in mind the ...


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Yes. Due to the Rule of Pride no two weapons may have the same combination of runes. However, you do not need to give every Giant Slayer a rune weapon. You are not forced to equip them all with an assortment of rune weapons. Aside from the fact that spending up to 25 points on top of the 24 point Giant Slayers is a lot of points to sink into 1 Wound ...


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I don't have the Dwarf rule-book, but I thought that Giant Slayers(and Demon Slayers) were champions who could be attached to a unit of Troll Slayers. This means that as champions, they will have to follow the Rule of Pride and all have unique runic weapons. I think the idea is you have a unit of troll slayers to soak arrows/give rank bonus and then add in ...


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No, units can never join together. Forming Units, pg 5 Once formed into a unit, the models move and fight as a single entity for the rest of the battle. Moving your units, pg 13 Individual models are not permitted to leave their units and so a unit effectively remains a single entity. 1" Apart, pg 13 Whilst moving a unit is not allowed to ...


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In the character mounts section, the rules say: A chariot mount follows all the rules for ridden monsters, save for the fact that a chariot does not need to take a monster Reaction test if the character is slain. (pg 105) As such, if the Corpse Cart were to die, the Necromancer in question would proceed on foot, as he would have if he were on a Ridden ...


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Yes. In 8th edition the "Magical Interference" rule (Magic Items, pg 500) says: Wizards cannot choose magic armour unless they have an option for 'normal' armour. It goes on to say that most Wizards cannot use magic while wearing armour, but that any Wizard that "has armour as part of his standard equipment or an option for 'normal' armour" is an ...


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There is no official method of doing this. However at out local club we do things like this all the time as we often play casual games for fun. I would advise looking for the lord/hero with the closest stat line and use his base points, make sure you don't have any lower stats that the codex character though. Use his equipment list for any items you ...


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Rankings HQ is probably the closest you can get to what you are looking for. There are a couple of disclaimers to add though. The pool of ranked games is going to be pretty small. The ranking is elective, so there's going to be lots of missing data. It won't track information about particular tournament formats, just the results. Torrent of Fire is a ...



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