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Old 24 May 2009, 22:33   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cadian > Vostroyan

I'm planning to start an IG army sometime. And was wondering, instead of buying the expensive metal Vosts, could/should i buy Cadian guard and paint them in Vostroyan colours, and just say that they are initiates into the force.

My metal models could be Veterans while the Cadroyans (Made it myself), could be plain guardsmen.

What do you think?
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Old 24 May 2009, 23:24   #2 (permalink)
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Totaly up to you.
I personally wouldnt like it myself. I would rather spend money on real vostroyans and slowly build up the army. buying Cadians as a cheap version to begin with will only make it more expensive in the end.

But for gaming purposes, no one can stop you really.
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Old 24 May 2009, 23:26   #3 (permalink)
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Personally I don't think it's such a hot idea. I mean, they're still Cadians and people are going to recognize them as Cadians. Maybe if they were converted, at least to a decent degree so that, while maybe still recognizable as being based on Cadians, they are obviously not Cadians.
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Old 24 May 2009, 23:36   #4 (permalink)
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as vostroyans themselves. I don't think so either. but a cadian company painted up like vostroyans sounds cool, but they wouldn't really BE vostroyans without at least the hat.
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Old 25 May 2009, 04:54   #5 (permalink)
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with the new price increase on cadian models by the new boxes, and the june increase, it would be basically the same to buy vostroyans, or any of the metals particularly. i think i've heard mutterings about comparing prices to DKoK.
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Old 25 May 2009, 11:17   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Cadian > Vostroyan

For the uk at least the "price increase" in june puts the 10 man plastic box sets at 12(which is how they're marked now but the odditys of the tax system here mean they're 11.98 at the checkout) and metal at 18 with really limited options, though you do get a heavy weapon, DkoK are 35 with a choice of flamer at ease or grenade launcher advancing.
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Old 25 May 2009, 11:20   #7 (permalink)
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Is the price increase goingto affect the price of metal kits? What is DkoK?

The general consensus in the first few replies makes me think to stay with the metal models.
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Old 25 May 2009, 11:30   #8 (permalink)
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A cadian is a cadian no matter the color.

Convert them up maybe? Chop up the lasgun, GS a puffy hat etc.
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Old 25 May 2009, 12:01   #9 (permalink)
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Is the price increase goingto affect the price of metal kits? What is DkoK?

The general consensus in the first few replies makes me think to stay with the metal models.
dkok= http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/acatalog/DEATH_KORPS_OF_KRIEG.html"]Death Korps of Kreig [/url]one of foregworld's beautiful yet horrendously expensive ranges.

If you want a full Vostroyan army then you pretty much have to go for the metal, or it will mostly look od. What you could do instead is a combined/amalgamated regiment, were the commander of a Vostroyan regiment has been given grunts left over from another decimated regiment or pdf etc by the "infinite wisdom" of the Administrum, to boost their numbers back to combat effective. paint the vostroyan command and vostroyan veterans/vehical crew as normal with the battle damage and extra gear aquired through service etc then paint the newbies with factory fresh paint, shinety new bayonets and no maybe use a lot of conscripts to represent the not fully trained new bloods.
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Old 25 May 2009, 12:19   #10 (permalink)
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So what you're saying, as i understand, Is have the metal fostroyan as both th experienced and medium experienced Guardsmen. Then i use the cadian kits to make some boosters, with minor battle damage to their armour, and some ccadians with clean and perfect armour to show new recruis put straight into battle.

Is that about right?
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