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Just where are those rules for WYSIWYG?
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Old 18 Oct 2008, 11:45   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just where are those rules for WYSIWYG?

Ive been searching through the Little rulebook trying to find a good solid rule concerning WYSIWYG and the only thing I can find concerns characters. I'm planning on doing alot of conversions for my daemons army (as some of you may already know) but I don't wanna go ahead without a good foot to stand on.
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Old 18 Oct 2008, 20:09   #2 (permalink)
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Page 47. But I won't tell you exactly where. :P

I'll give you a hint...it's under the heading "What you see is what you get"
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Old 18 Oct 2008, 20:58   #3 (permalink)
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...the only thing I can find concerns characters.
Already seen it :P
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Old 19 Oct 2008, 19:24   #4 (permalink)
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...the only thing I can find concerns characters.
Already seen it :P
Hmm, I guess you're right. That's the only reference I can find. So they've dropped non-IC WYSIWYG rules?
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Old 19 Oct 2008, 22:06   #5 (permalink)
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I don't really know... I know, in the back of my head, that there will be some rule against what im wanting to do - but I can't find it.
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I came up with a response that a WYSIWYG Nazi might use. He could use the most important rule to say that it is no fun to play against a non WYSIWYG force, but that is really lame and not cool.
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Old 20 Oct 2008, 11:31   #7 (permalink)
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However - at the end of the day this is a hobby, and it's for more fun to get creative. I'm not abusing Wysiwyg, im just wanting more force to have an air of cherency about it.
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I think it's one of those "unwritten" rules - your opponent has the right to know what he's facing.

Technically, you don't need to model everything. For example, my Tactical Squads don't have pistols or grenades modelled onto them, but they are equipped with them as standard. As such, all I need do is make it known to my opponent the gear is standard issue.

Likewise, I once modelled a Space Wolf with a sword and axe as per the Hessian from Sleepy Hollow. Gamewise, he had a pair of Lightning Claws. So long as I tell my opponent this before the game, that's fine.

WYSIWYG is there for tournaments primarily, to stop people announcing that the Typhus model is actually a Moria Goblin.
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Old 20 Oct 2008, 11:43   #9 (permalink)
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But as Ive laready mentioned before - im wanting to model some daemonettes holding chainguns for my flamers.... (The conversions a little more complex than that though)

But I want some solid evidence that I can do this - something along the lines of the old vehicle design rules that said you can use whatever as a weapon - but it has to be the same thing for the same weapon througout.
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Old 20 Oct 2008, 20:56   #10 (permalink)
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But as Ive laready mentioned before - im wanting to model some daemonettes holding chainguns for my flamers.... (The conversions a little more complex than that though)
I don't see a problem with that IMHO, as long as you tell your opponent what they are before the game begins.
Although that would make it illegal to use in Tournaments unless you get the organiser's permission before hand.
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