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Old 21 May 2007, 21:43   #1 (permalink)
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Default Firewarriors as Pathfinders

If you had several fire warriors equipped with pulse carbines do you think you could use them as pathfinders? They do sort of look alike but I wasn't sure if the pathfinders had a different helmet or not.
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Old 21 May 2007, 22:15   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Firewarriors as Pathfinders

There are a couple of minor differences between pathfinders and firewarriors, as illustrated in this photo.


Pathfinder helmets are longer and sleeker
pathfinders do not have backpacks
pathfinders do not have shoulder pads
pathfinders have markerlights on their pulse carbines.
pathfinders have a grenade dispenser-bit.


But all you really need to do to convert them is make a markerlight and drop the backpacks and shoulder pads. Nobody's going to complain if the helmets don't lok quite right.
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Old 21 May 2007, 22:25   #3 (permalink)
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its what i do

this is a good example
http://uk.games-workshop.com/downloa...ders-large.jpg
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Old 21 May 2007, 23:02   #4 (permalink)
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As the others noted, all you really need to do is to leave off the backpack and the shoulder pads. Adding Markerlights to the Carbines is easy to do with spare Pulse Rifles. Most of the best Pathfinder units I have seen have been converted Fire Warriors, the ones Dragoniccam linked to being about the best of the best. Even the Rail Rifles in that example look better.

The critical thing is that you can set a Pathfinder next to a Fire Warrior from your army and be able to tell the difference easily. If you (and more importantly your opponent) can do that, converted Pathfinders are fine to use.
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Old 21 May 2007, 23:55   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Firewarriors as Pathfinders

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its what i do

this is a good example
http://uk.games-workshop.com/downloa...ders-large.jpg
I'm so stealing the earial conversion to rifle idea for my army. I happend to have one just for that!
They are the best looking models I'v seen in to date!
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Old 22 May 2007, 02:26   #6 (permalink)
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Ooooo... I like the idea. I only have 5 of the metal 'Finders, and could really use a few more bodies in the squad. Thanks for the inspiration, folks ;D.
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Old 23 May 2007, 23:58   #7 (permalink)
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If you want a FW->Pathfinder conversion drop the back pack and shoulder pad then cut the bottom part off of the carbine (grenade part Kiznti) and then put it on the top of the carbine. This will look alot like a pathfinder, and cheaper too.
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Old 24 May 2007, 00:22   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: Firewarriors as Pathfinders

But wouldn't that give you a carbine without a grenade launcher? That kind of defeats the whole idea of the pulse carbine - it's the grenade launcher which gives it its pinning power.
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Old 24 May 2007, 01:14   #9 (permalink)
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Once you cut the bottom part off of the Grenade Launcher, you simply have to replace it with the little Grenade container itself. Then at least you can say "I've got Grenades, punk!"
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Old 24 May 2007, 11:05   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: Firewarriors as Pathfinders

Or simply lop the barrel off of a spare pulse rifle, and affix it to the top of the Pulse Carabine.

Another issue- The Fire Warrior has a hole in his back for the backpack. You can either cover it with greenstuff, a spare antenna ("He gets cable TV in his helmet!" ), or even use the shoulder pad as an alternate backpack/grenade-pack/radio....
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