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

You cannot escape this way From the Steve Jackson Games Forums, on a thread about running away, the Munchkin Line Editor wrote: If a monster doesn't allow you to Run Away at all, then there's no ...
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Modernising a 90s Warhammer 40K Army

You would need the core rule book and codex to start. Both the Dark Angels and Blood Angels codexes are separate books now. There are scenario cards and psychic cards for the current edition, but ...
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Can a squad use a leader or unit from another squad?

The Short answer is "yes, but throw in some other guys to make sure" The only restriction that Warhammer 40k has for building armies is that the chosen models need to share a Faction Keyword, though ...
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Do the rules as written make Assault weapons and Pistols useless?

The Most Important Rule Basic Rules, Page 6 Sidebar, Summarized: When you aren't sure of what's supposed to happen, talk with your opponent and apply the most sensible resolution that you can ...
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Which books to buy to start playing Warhammer 40K 8th edition?

Strictly speaking the barest minimum needed to play would be Index: Imperium 1 and Index: Chaos. If you already have the CSM Codex you can do w/out Index: Chaos. You do not actually need the Codex: SM ...
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Can I mix same races but different factions in one army 40k

Short answer Yes. Longer answer Yes, but thinking in terms of "races" isn't the determining factor (it effectively is, as far as I know, but it isn't the language used by the rules). In 8th ...
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Are there any tabletop apps to allow you to play warhammer 40k with friends in other cities?

As @Skeith mentioned, Games Workshop LLC is very vicious when it comes to protecting their Intellectual Property license, so it will be very hard to find anything designed for this on purpose. That ...
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Can I put any ranged weapon on a Crisis Battlesuit?

The Army List entry would be referring to the "Tau Empire Wargear List" on pg 95. This lists 5 sections: Ranged Weapons, Signature Systems, Drones, Support Systems and Vehicle battle Systems. So ...
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Where can I find Storm Bolters

The Storm Bolter is typically a Terminator weapon; it's a double bolter. It is well illustrated on the 40K wiki. (Links below) To make one, the easiest way is to use two bolters. Separate the hands/...
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Can you use custom made cosmetics on 40K figures?

For cosmetic stuff like this, you should be ok. The ITC rules certainly don't make any distinction about things like that, as long as it is clear what the model represents. Other tournaments may ...
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How to identify miniature parts that correspond to in-game enhancements?

I recommend you check out the Modelling Section of the Advanced Tau Tactica forums. This will probably be more helpful for their great magnetization guides, but there are a TON of other guides linked ...
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Do Warhammer models that have no models have specific dimensions stated any where?

The answer to your question really ends up being no. Units with no purchasable model have no defined dimensions, and so are up to you and your opponent as to what is reasonable. However, as of the ...
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Are movement trays legal in Warhammer 40k Tournaments?

From what I've seen on forums and general consensus on the web, there doesn't seem to be any rulings against Movement trays in Warhammer 40K. The only issue it may cause is with certain units with ...
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Can a space marine chapter consist of marines from other chapters?

Yes. The requirement is that your army all share a keyword, for space marines that could be simply Adeptus Astartes, but you could go further than that to use any Imperal troop or vehicle. You cannot ...
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Can I create a colour scheme for a custom chapter and the apply it to other chapters?

You can honestly play the game with unpainted miniatures, nothing prevents you from using your own color schemes, and many people do, though if you intend to be using these forces together in a mixed ...
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Can multiple 40k psykers cast the same spell in the same phase?

So I've found out where the rule is in the book. The rule is found under the Matched Play Mission Rules, found at the bottom of page 215. Psychic Focus With the exception of Smite, each psychic ...
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How many wounds does each Ripper Swarms model have in 40K 8e?

Each Ripper Swarm model has 3 wounds, as per the 8th edition codex. A unit of Ripper Swarms is made up of anything from 3-9 models of Ripper Swarms. Each base is a model. Regardless of what you ...
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How do Wounds, Damage, Saving Throws and Invulnerable Saves interact with each other?

Here's a step-by-step breakdown of the procedure. This is basically the same regardless of whether it's in Close Combat or Shooting. Select an Eligible Unit. Declare targets for all weapons before ...
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What is an unmodified hit roll?

"Dakka! Dakka! Dakka!" will still apply to the 2 "natural" 6s. The wording can be a little confusing, but Warhammer uses "unmodified hit rolls of 6" and "hit rolls of 6 before modifiers are applied" ...
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What is the purpose of the Attack stat for a unit with no melee weapons?

All models have a close combat weapon in addition to the listed equipment (described in page 183 of the 8th Edition Core Rule Book). It is Strength: User, AP: 0, Damage: 1. I think this is supposed ...
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How would one model an Ork Warboss with a Kombi-Skorcha?

Since there are no pre-made "Ork Warboss Arm with Kombi-Skorcha" bits, I have decided to do a conversion myself. I will outline the steps I have taken below. Cut both the Ork Warboss Arm with the ...
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Do the rules as written make Assault weapons and Pistols useless?

The rules-as-written do not deny assault weapons and pistols their expected advantage. From the 8th edition Battle Primer, you can see under Shooting/Weapon Types (pg 6): Each type of ranged ...
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Can I get help identifying these models?

Looks like two Space Marine Commander. That box can be used as either a Captain or a Lieutenant. This box set contains one multi-part plastic Space Marine Commander, including nine different weapon ...
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What to do with multiple invulnerable saves?

(Note: I am assuming you are playing 9th edition here since it is the latest ruleset) The Shimmer Shield is definitely redundant on the Exarch. From the rules (page 19 under Invulnerable Saves): If a ...
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What differences are their in the Tau rules between the Compendium and Chalnath?

The Pathfinder kill team from Chalnath has different operatives to the Hunter Cadre kill team from the compendium, although there is one combination of operatives that is the same between the two. If ...
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