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Old 23 May 2006, 17:11   #1 (permalink)
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Hey

I was thinking that instead of using the normal sentinals for my second heavy Flamer Squad I would use Catachans mounted on Carnasours weilding Heavy flamers and Chainswords would this work?



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Old 23 May 2006, 18:31   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if it would be legal at tournies (possibly ok at GW stores because of novelty value) but as long as your opponents don't have a problem with it I don't see why not. However using armour rules for living creatures is not exactly WYSIWYG!
I remember seeing an IG conversion that was similiar, but they were using rough rider rules.
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Old 23 May 2006, 19:14   #3 (permalink)
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interesting... maybe slap armor on the carnosaur, like steel plates or something.
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Old 24 May 2006, 00:21   #4 (permalink)
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I was thinking of adding something to them although they are quite tough skinned, so it could represent armour 10.


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Old 24 May 2006, 01:06   #5 (permalink)
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I like the overall but....

If carosuars had an armour value it would be 6-7... armour plating would work well.

Also you'd have to put somthing around the rider.

Other wise it's a pretty sweet idea for rough riders.
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Old 24 May 2006, 08:04   #6 (permalink)
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It can be vehicle if say you load it up with augments and as everyone else has said armour plating. I would be more than happy to use it (then again i let people use guard as marines :P)
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Old 24 May 2006, 19:07   #7 (permalink)
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In any tournament or GW store, the idea is completely illegal and won't be allowed.

As far as the models looking good, I personally don't think that they would, being far too bulky and taking up too much space to be like a normal sentinal.

As far as the models represendint sentinals, HELL NO. A single guardsman can't typycally carry a lascannon, autocannon, or any sentinal heavy weapon - let alone in ONE HAND, while he's ALSO wielding a chainsword at Strength 5! Also, given the way vehicles get damaged, I don't exactly expect a carnosaur to blow up and send shards of armor and track injuring other soldiers. If you think differently, I'd really like an explanation.

Overall, it's a decent idea for ROUGH RIDERS (of course, there have already been lots of Cold One rough riders), but not for vehicles.
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Old 25 May 2006, 05:27   #8 (permalink)
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well... if it were to have some sort of rig on the carnosuar where by the flamer was mounted and then say the carnosuar counts as the S5 part... it could work.

GW stores will let the model slide as a sentinel but tournies won't.
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++Hi! well i think your idea is imaginative but at tournies i think they would be disallowed, but at gaming clubs/local GW's i think they'll be a laugh. I believe in a old white dwarf there was a chapter approved article, with the use of carnosaurs. But you have to ask permission if you wish to use chapter approved rules (i think..?)++
 
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I like it, it sounds cool, and is quite fluffy, so go for it, but post pics when your done
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