Questions tagged [warhammer-40k]

In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. Warhammer 40,000 is a detailed futuristic table-top battle simulation.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
11
votes
1answer
30k views

What is the exact size of all the Warhammer 40k bases?

I'm looking for a list of the dimensions of all the bases in Warhammer 40k. I know there is a 60mm base, for large models, and there is one that is 120mm x 55mm for really large models. I don't ...
11
votes
2answers
15k views

I've massively over-sprayed my models! Help!

I foolishly over-sprayed some of my Warhammer models. They are now have a thick coat that obscures some details and has cracked in places. Can I remove this coat at all? Do I use chemicals? Do I ...
10
votes
2answers
6k views

Which books to buy to start playing Warhammer 40K 8th edition?

My sons (12 & 13) are new to Warhammer and want to start playing 40K with Chaos Space Marines and Blood Angels. We already have the free 'Warhammer 40,000 Battle Primer' but need to know what ...
9
votes
3answers
45k views

Can a Space Marine army consist of units from different chapters?

I'm a newcomer to the Warhammer 40K tabletop miniature game and I'm researching different armies, but I wasn't sure if different Space Marine chapters were compatible. For example, could I play an ...
8
votes
3answers
2k views

Can one 40k army fight another of the same?

My friend is starting a Necron army, and I was going to start a Space Marine army, but Necrons are really an interesting army to play, while the Space Marines are very generic. Could I build a Necron ...
8
votes
5answers
15k views

What is the most cost effective Warhammer box set based on size and number of models?

I've only been able to find comparison of points/price ratio of single armies. What I'm looking for are the best quality models (number of models/box, size of models etc.) for the lowest price. So, ...
8
votes
3answers
2k views

Can I mix Fantasy and 40k in a game?

I'm trying to get my fiancée interested in playing Warhammer games. She's interested in fantasy and I'm interested in the sci-fi 40k branch of the game, plus I've already got an army in the making. If ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

Can a squad use a leader or unit from another squad?

I've never played Warhammer. I have a close friend that does. I am looking for a gift to get her for the game. Is it possible for a Blood Angels squadron to use a character like Sammael from ...
8
votes
1answer
498 views

Should Commander Farsight's crisis suit be blue instead of red?

In the Warhammer 40k novel Crisis of Faith by Phil Kelly, O'Shoh (aka Commander Farsight), the main character, is asked why he painted his battlesuit red. He replies, "It is to honour the Arkunashan ...
7
votes
1answer
800 views

Munchkin Warhammer 40k - Running Away - Automatic Escape vs Automatic Failure

I recently played a game of Munchkin Warhammer 40k. In the middle of a fight I was losing, I was cursed with a "Can't Locate the Astronimican" which I responded by playing a "Tactical Rearward ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

Is there an API to find Warhammer 40K model pictures by name?

I'm writing a roster editor and it would be very helpful if there's something like Magic the Gathering's Gatherer but for Warhammer 40,000 models. Something like: http://www.site.com/?model=Ork+Boyz
7
votes
2answers
2k views

What army are these Warhammer 40K Robots from?

I found a picture of an old advertisement for Warhammer 40,000. It shows "ROBOTS", which resemble Terminators or Space Marines somewhat. Here's a copy of the image: Which army are these robots from?...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

What is new in the 6th edition of Warhammer 40K?

So it has been a couple years since I played 40K, and it seems Games Workshop has come out with a 6th edition rules book since then. I saw it in the store and first noticed that it is almost twice as ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

Are movement trays legal in Warhammer 40k Tournaments?

I play Tyranids and would like to make it faster for myself to move units of 30 termagants. I only ask this question for tournament play since in a casual game none of my friends would care. I was ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

Look Out Sir save clarifications

I got in a heated argument over the following case, in which I created a scenario below to have clarifications on the Look Out Sir rule. Let's say you've got a squad made up of: 1 Space Marine (Unit ...
7
votes
1answer
8k views

Can multiple 40k psykers cast the same spell in the same phase?

I really enjoy psykers, and I've built a Tyranid army that is pretty psyker heavy. This question is for 8th edition rules for Warhammer 40k. The friends I play with, are trying to tell me that once a ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

What is the ruling for Warhammer base size when GW has not produced an official model?

I understand this ruling, which is pretty normal for Tournaments: •Models must be played on the bases provided with them. In my specific case, there are quite a number of Tyranid Special Characters ...
7
votes
1answer
7k views

How important is base size in Warhammer 40K?

I have a Tau sniper I want to put on a rocky out-cliff, that would require using a non-standard base (a larger one). Is that allowed in the rules? Would it fly in a casual game?
7
votes
1answer
606 views

Codex vs Chapter Approved

I am finally getting around to doing my Death Guard in Warhammer 40k. In the Dark Imperium, the Lord of Contagion, was listed at 137 points, in the Codex it is listed at 120 points, but in Chapter ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

How well do differently-sized units of Fire Warriors work?

I've heard varying opinions on the 'best' sizes for FW squads, mostly at 6 or 12 warriors to a unit. Pros and cons of that I've heard for each are: A unit of 6 Smaller footprint - easier to hide ...
6
votes
4answers
26k views

Can I combine different races as a single army? [duplicate]

Can I mix soldiers from totally different armies? I mean, can I have some, say, Necrons in among my Chaos Space Marines? I have a couple different armies, and I'd like to combine them.
6
votes
3answers
3k views

Can a space marine chapter consist of marines from other chapters?

I'm new to warhammer so I wanted to know if I could run a custom space marine chapter and then use soldiers from other factions For example could I run a space marines chapter that included soldiers ...
6
votes
4answers
2k views

How to identify miniature parts that correspond to in-game enhancements?

I'm totally new to Warhammer and to assembling my own miniatures. I'm preparing a team of tau fire warriors and I am confused with the enhancements and how to prepare the miniatures to reflect them in ...
6
votes
2answers
18k views

40K: What are the disadvantages of playing Necrons?

I just picked up a 40K Necron codex today and I am rather astonished. They appear quite overpowered to me. Then again, I play Orks and Imperial Guard, so maybe that's why they appear so. My question ...
6
votes
1answer
782 views

Can I mix same races but different factions in one army 40k

Please forgive me but I am incredibly new to warhammer and the other answer didn’t really make sense, could I mix Drukhari and Harlequins?
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Space Marine Charge & Rapid Fire

In the 6th edition, the "Declare Charge" rule specifies that if the unit shot a Rapid Fire weapon then they can't charge. Tactical Space Marines have a bolter (24ps range) and a bolter pistol (12ps ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

Which battleforce should I buy as a newbie player? [closed]

After playing some Mordheim games we decided with my friends to buy a Warhammer 40k battleforce and start playing Wh40k. I started reading all the codexes/forums but I feel a little overwhelmed with ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Modernising a 90s Warhammer 40K Army

I collected and gamed with a Blood Angel and Dark Angel army during the mid to late 90s. I have (I think) the second edition that came in a box set of basic Space Marines and Orks, and also have the ...
5
votes
6answers
18k views

Are there any tabletop apps to allow you to play warhammer 40k with friends in other cities?

Pretty much as the title; I've looked at vassal 40k, but it hasn't been updated in a while and is missing units. I'm not necessarily looking for something for WH40k in specific - as long as it allows ...
5
votes
3answers
3k views

Do I have to physically cut into my Necron Overlord's Staff of Light to upgrade it to Warscythe?

I'm just double checking so that I don't ruin a $20 model. Clarification: I don't plan on playing in tournaments, however, I would like to stick to the rules as far as my army is concerned just to ...
5
votes
1answer
545 views

Necron Monolith movement speed

Necron codex says that Monolith is a skimmer that can move up to 6". Then it can fire it's weapons. Does that mean that instead of firing I can move it to another 6" like with any other vehicle or ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

Orks Mob Rule in Warhammer 40k

I'm starting to play Warhammer 40k with Orks and I need a clarification to one of the rules for Orks. Orks have Mob Rule so they can exchange their Leadership value with a number of models in unit. ...
5
votes
2answers
750 views

Is there any bonus to a second Plague knife on Plague Marines?

I'm new to 8th edition 40k and as far as I understand you no longer receive the extra attack for 2 melee weapons. But the Death Guard codex gives the option: "Any Plague Marine can replace their ...
5
votes
2answers
92 views

Mounting a Hive Crone with Harpy parts

I am new in this game and right now mounting my first unit: a Hive Crone. In the box it contains the pieces for mounting either a Harpy or a Hive Crone. I already decided I want the Hive Crone, but ...
5
votes
2answers
639 views

What's the AP of Eldrad's Staff and Yreil's spear?

The 6th edition of 40K introduces AP for melee weapons. Previously many melee weapons where listed as "Ignores Armor Saves". Now they have an supposed to have Armor Penetration value just like ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Are heavy bolters and storm bolters a viable anti-Imperial Guard option?

I am playing against an Imperial Guard player at 1500 pts. He has ~ 7 lascannon squads + an assault cannon squad. He just sits there and shoots at me while I try to advance. I have since switched ...
5
votes
1answer
475 views

Can I use my Dark Angels with my Space Wolves?

I got a Dark Vengeance box recently so I could use the Dark Angels with my Space Wolves, but after reading the history about them it made me think. Can I use Dark Angels with Space Wolves?
5
votes
2answers
10k views

How are you supposed to build space marines in 8th Ed? [closed]

I've been playing Warhammer 40,000 since the last year of 7th Ed and I've had some extreme problems with Space Marines since the swap. While the army was still in 7th Ed, it worked great: 3+ or 4+ ...
4
votes
1answer
512 views

Which 40K army is this?

A friend of mine has recently acquired some models from 40K that look like space marines/chaos marines. Can anyone identify which army their from?
4
votes
4answers
1k views

Do the rules as written make Assault weapons and Pistols useless?

I recently got into a discussion with somebody, as they tried to explain to me that both Assault weapons and Pistols were actually completely useless in 8th edition. He did not mean "useless" as in "...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Why does a Thunder hammer have Concussive?

In the Space Marine Codex, the Thunder hammer has the Concussive rule, allowing it to force the model it hits to Initiative step 1 during that Assault Phase. However, it also has the Unwieldy rule, ...
4
votes
2answers
8k views

How do Wounds, Damage, Saving Throws and Invulnerable Saves interact with each other?

I have read the freely available Battle Primer, which explains the core rules. However, I am still a bit confused regarding how exactly to resolve damage. Imagine a unit of Space Marines gets 10 ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Can you use custom made cosmetics on 40K figures?

In tournaments are you allowed to custom cosmetics like custom Space Marine shoulder Pads and heads, as long as the rest of the figure, weapons and wargear are all official. I found a website that ...
4
votes
2answers
351 views

Can we take “Death Company Tycho” in an army without a Death Company?

Captain Tycho (Blood Angels Codex, 5ED) can be chosen as either as "Captain Tycho" or "Death Company Tycho". I haven't found any indication that you must have a Death Company to include the DC version ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Creating small flat bottom holes in plastic models for magnets

I want to insert and glue 1/16" diameter rare earth magnets into holes I create in my plastic models. The purpose of the magnets is to make it easy to swap weapons/options on my Warhammer 40K models. ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Is there a Warhammer 40K codex/proxy for the Interex?

The Interex appear in the first Horus Heresy book, Horus Rising as a branch of humanity heavily influenced by eldar. I was forever saddened to hear they never made it. Do any rules official and/or ...
4
votes
2answers
363 views

How would one model an Ork Warboss with a Kombi-Skorcha?

The current Ork Codex states that an Ork Warboss "is armed with a kombi-weapon with rokkit launcher". However, it also states This model may replace its kombi-weapon with rokkit launcha with a ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

What is an unmodified hit roll?

In Warhammer 40k 8th Edition, Orks commonly have an ability called "Dakka! Dakka! Dakka!". The rule reads: Each time you roll an unmodified hit roll of 6 with a ranged weapon made by this model, ...
4
votes
1answer
728 views

Can I create a colour scheme for a custom chapter and the apply it to other chapters?

So what I mean is, could I make a colour scheme for my Space Marines and then use that same colour scheme for Grey Knights or Adeptus Mechanicus or Astra Militarum?
4
votes
1answer
282 views

Do Warhammer models that have no models have specific dimensions stated any where?

I have made some tyranid mycetic spores by just covering a dreadnought sized base in some green putty to show how the spore burst when it hit the ground. I have seen many mycetic spore conversions and ...