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Old 01 Aug 2006, 18:33   #1 (permalink)
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I am building a second IG army, and the tanks will be akin to the WWI MkI and II tanks with sponson mounted guns. Can I mount the lascannon and BC on the sponsons, have no turret, and just mount the HC pair on the front slope? Seems legal, but I'd suffer the arc of fire from the two guns. Perhaps put both on each sponsons and use only 1 at a time. What say you all?

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If its not in the codex or chapter approved its not technically "legal". Whether your opponent will let you use such a thing is another matter. You could use the VDR rules to legitimize it more. Otherwise unless its a "counts as" vehicle that to all intents and purposes functions exactly the same as an official codex tank then its at best opponents permission only.
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A conversion should, technically, adhere to all the rules of the model. As such, your conversion is not legal due to the fact you've changed weapon fire-arcs.
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Old 02 Aug 2006, 12:11   #4 (permalink)
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A conversion should, technically, adhere to all the rules of the model. As such, your conversion is not legal due to the fact you've changed weapon fire-arcs.
OK, point taken. What if I just leave off the Bcannon?

Or, how would I make it legal and maintain the flavor of the sponson only tanks of yore?

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Well I suppose you could make a tank with four guns on the sponson (2 forward, 2 backward, you know the one I mean I'm sure), and stick a Lascannon/Heavy Bolter on the front.

The Hull weapon is as shown. The "sponsons" represent the Battle Cannon. Whilst it is technically four guns, it functions as just one.
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Or use the cool model, but gamewise there are two sponsons of Hbolters and one turret mounted Bcannon. that way it looks cool, and is legal!
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Or use the cool model, but gamewise there are two sponsons of Hbolters and one turret mounted Bcannon. that way it looks cool, and is legal!
this is what I'm thinking as well.

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