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Old 29 Jun 2009, 15:05   #1 (permalink)
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I have a regular GW BW, but it's so small. I was rummaging through some of my old junk when I came across an old LEGO pirate ship! I thought it would be perfect to dress up for my Bad Moons/Freebooter army. However it's pretty big though. It's about 1.5x as long and wide as the official one. Would that be tournament legal or not?
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Old 29 Jun 2009, 15:19   #2 (permalink)
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Well, it probably won't be tournament legal since it's Lego.

If you're going to scratchbuild a wagon though, I wouldn't make it any bigger than a land raider...although really since there's a footprint now it really shouldn't be any bigger or smaller than the actual model, but I wouldn't call anyone on it so long as it wasn't half as long as the table.
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Old 29 Jun 2009, 15:20   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I'm going to use the LEGO as a base, then Orkyfy it. Is that legal, as long as it doesn't really look LEGO? How strict are they for tournaments? Perhaps I'll just try to do something smaller I guess.
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I think most tournaments have their own rules, but I've heard that for a lot of them the model has to be at least 50% GW.
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A lot of tournaments will let ork players get away with some crazy conversions. At a GW tournament I doubt they'd let you use it though. As long as the thing isn't ginormous I think you'll be fine, and as long as you don't deploy it sideways and then rotate it first turn for 8" of free movement. Almost all of my vehicles will be scratchbuilds, and they are all bigger than their GW counterparts, and no one at my LGS cares. Being larger means you are easier to shoot and its very hard to find cover.
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Old 30 Jun 2009, 00:17   #6 (permalink)
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Remember that while you may not be able to build out, you can always build up! I've seen some Battlewagons that were 3 and 4 floors tall, packed to the brim with Orks, and were based on the Land Raider hull.

I think that if you really, really changed the ship so it looked nothing like Legos (I mean sand down every bump and sharp edge, filling in the cracks between pieces, putting loads of Ork iconography on and then painting over everything) then it'd be alright in most games, though I still wouldn't take it to any kind of tournament.

How does a ship get around on land anyway? Are you gonna put it on a trailer and hook it to a Trukk?
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