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Old 08 Jul 2005, 13:17   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: Cheaper pathfinders!!

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Originally Posted by Aquila_XV8
I have three boxes of firewarriors and im only planning on using 24 of them. Should I convert 8 of the FW's into pathfinders (and use the rest for a kill-team) or just buy the models individually?

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Personally, I like the poses and the overall dynamic feel that the Pathfinder models have. However, something about them I hate, is that they have grenades on them (I don't buy grenades for them, so it looks weird in a more WYSIWYG point of view) and the worst thing about them is that they're so unbalanced in their nice poses that they don't stand up very well. The single model that is stooped down like he's tracking under a branch just doesn't stand up for very long before toppling over.

You get a lot of carbines in those Fire Warriors boxes, so indeed, you could easily convert them to Pathfinders. I would take all those little hunching over models that are on one knee or something. And actually having 3 boxes of Fire Warriors is a good thing, as 24 Fire Warriors can be 3 squads of 8 - while giving you that other magical 8 for the Pathfinders, as well as plenty of bits to ensure you get the poses you like best for them. And it's cheaper too. Though of course, it will require some conversion work, just to make sure your opponent can see that they're pathfinders (such as little tubes and wires to show off the markerlights). If you plan on using railrifles, make a custom railrifle (personally the ones GW casted are just silly looking - Tau are too weak and small to hold something that huge and that long. We're not space marines here....). You could easily convert them from pulse rifles/carbines with some imagination and a good file

So, I vote convert - and hope to see some of your new models in the conversion boards

Cheers!
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