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Old 31 Jul 2008, 07:33   #1 (permalink)
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im making some more crises suits and was thinking of doing them really cool on big rocky basses, the only think is if i do then everyman and there dog will be able to see them

should i do them line of sight friendly or cool looking?
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 07:34   #2 (permalink)
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How about both? You can always have them with one leg up on a rock, or crouched on a rock, or jumping sideways, anything that keeps their overall profile no higher than before but incorporates a cool look and a cool pose.

My Shas'O's model has his right foot on the head of a dead Black Templars Emperor's Champion...
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 13:57   #3 (permalink)
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My comander has a cool pose that I built with line of sight in mind, he's leaping/bouncing off a wall firing his plasma riftle fusion blaster, in the end he's the same height as if he were standing normally.
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 14:57   #4 (permalink)
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Besides, it's good to keep in mind that unless your 'cool factor' makes it higher, it won't affect LOS. And if he's higher it's a 2 edged sword. You get better line of sight, but so does your opponent. But that's it.

Also half hiding him behind a wall doesn't grant him cover save...it's in the rulebook.

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Old 31 Jul 2008, 15:19   #5 (permalink)
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IIRC, the tLOS rules also mention that the model is assumed to be standing up on the base for determining LOS, so modelling him in anyway above or below the height theoretically is of no issue. Just make sure you have a "normal" height model to compare heights with? :P
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