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Old 09 Feb 2009, 17:18   #1 (permalink)
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Default Um, both adrenal glands?

Okay, just to clarify, and before awnsering think about it.

You can't have more than one of the same biomorph.

And yet I would say "Adrenal Glands (WS)" and "Adrenal Glands (I)" are the same item, but avaliable in two different versions. I don't think, technically, you should be able to have both... what's the point of having two sub-species of the same organism on one creature, if they do very similiar things?

I've looked through the GW FAQ's but can't find stuff about it anywhere. What do you think?
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Old 09 Feb 2009, 17:24   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Um, both adrenal glands?

They aren't the same biomorph, so I'm not sure what the issue is? Is it that they both have the words "Adrenal Glands" in the names? Would you be fine with it if one of them said, "Evolved Cortex (WS)" or some such?
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Old 09 Feb 2009, 17:33   #3 (permalink)
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Everything I've read and seen has shown the use of both adrenal glands as being an acceptable choice. I think what GW was attempting to do was to stop the use of say Adrenal Glands +1I say 10 times. Not putting the limit saying Adrenal Glands +1I and +1WS are the same thing.

I get what you are saying though, just because their names are similar. I think of it kinda like a real adrenal gland where you really have 2 major parts the medulla and the cortex. They're both part of the same gland system but perform different things in the body.
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Old 09 Feb 2009, 17:40   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Um, both adrenal glands?

ACtually, I was reffering to the bit in more detail, where the glands are mentioned like so.

Aarenal glands
A pulyp like organism... blah
This adds +1 to the models WS or Initiative values.

(Note this is not a direct quote, I dont have the codex in front of me, but I'm sure its almost exactly that)
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Old 09 Feb 2009, 17:49   #5 (permalink)
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The same biomorph cannot be taken more than once on any one Tyranid creature.
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... adds +1 to a creatures WS OR I...
Word for word. Reading this I have to agree. I'll look further into it. It may be elsewhere.

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This was covered in the Tyranid FAQ available:
http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=70400.0
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http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_...th_Edition.pdf
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Old 09 Feb 2009, 17:57   #6 (permalink)
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Okay, thanks. I'll dig around on some other forums at some point.
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Old 09 Feb 2009, 18:53   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Um, both adrenal glands?

This has been handled explicitly by GW in their 5th Ed Tyranid FAQ.

Bottom of the third page on the latest GW Tyranid FAQ:

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Q: Can a single creature take both types of Adrenal Glands at once?
A: Yes, they count as separate Biomorphs.
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Old 09 Feb 2009, 19:16   #8 (permalink)
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Totally had that an hour earlier :-P
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Old 09 Feb 2009, 19:16   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Um, both adrenal glands?

On a related note, do you guys put two sets of adrenal glands when you take both WS and I?
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Old 09 Feb 2009, 19:27   #10 (permalink)
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You mean when modelling? Um, if I did take both, no, I'd just paint it 50% of one colour and 50% another (to represent almost like two different sides of it doing different things.)

By sides I mean aspects.. almost.. .. not literal sides (i.e flanks).... actually never mind. This bit anyway, I mean, [sub]I think I'll shut up now...[/sub]
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