Thursday, August 2, 2012
Power Weapons Pt. 2, WYSIWYG
In our last entry, we discussed unique characters and the question of modeling their weapons. In this article we will take it to the generic codex entries and discuss what options models actually have and again look at the question of modeling to your advantage.
We will take a look at the Grey Knight Codex to see the differences in weapons. I will make 2 lists. The first is models that have access to a Power Weapon, and the second will be those that specify Power Sword.
Death Cult Assassin
Power Sword/Force Sword
This trend exists, albeit a lot less with the FAQs. Now lets see what it means.
The Death Cult Assasin is armed with two power weapons. The Crusader has a power weapon, the Acolyte a Power Sword and the Inquisitor a Power Sword.
It comes down to the fact that you have to allow for conversions, which makes the question raised in the first article that much more a hot topic.
Also, as a suggestion, in addition to being WYSIWYG, players will need to indicate what their models have on their army lists. This is to prevent you from switching from Axes against the the Death Wing army to Maces for the Ork player because you either have extra models to represent this, or they are magnetized.
This post was edited thanks to a catch by Chris Dillion.