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Old 31 May 2006, 13:05   #1 (permalink)
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Hiya. One of my friends, a newbie to 40k, recently started with the Cadians. He has a basic idea on how to play, but hasn't read the rulebook or the IG codex enough. And I'm just too lazy to borrow his codex and look. Anyway, he wants to know if you can give standard Cadian shock-troops the carapace armour doctrine without actually having to do anything to the model. I don't know either, so I thought I would turn to the god-like wisdom of my friends on TO. Anyway:
Can standard Cadian troops have carapace armour without having to show it on the model?

[size=4pt]Nothing came up in a forum search (I didnt look too hard because I'm in a rush), and please don't scream at me if it's a very easy and obvious question.[/size]

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Oh, this board is going to love this one.

If you actually care about the hobby, then yes.

If you're an (expletive) with no modeling skill, then no.
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No they can't. If your models have Carapace, then they must have suitably improved armour.

Just about the only Guard that can get away with the "basic Carapace" look is the Vostroyans... who look so bad-ass it is a cardinal sin to alter the models.
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cadian models represent cadians, cadians wear flak. ipso facto, cadian models dont represent carapace. so according to wysiwyg no you can't. but it really depends on who your playing against. i personally would let you play with them as having carapace, but i would never claim my cadians have.

P.S. is it me or does just about every IG player use carapace at one point or another?
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Old 31 May 2006, 18:05   #5 (permalink)
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Can standard Cadian troops have carapace armour without having to show it on the model?
If you want to field cadians with carapace, then you have to model it.
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OOO, my friend wont be a happy chappy. What he gets for being lazy, I guess. Thanks for your help, guys. I deem this topic ready for locking.
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