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40K Rules Questions / CSM Observation - Base Size and Black Mace
« on: December 24, 2014, 01:14:13 PM »
The Black Mace is a nifty Artifact that Chaos can purchase. If you cause at least 1 wound in an assault, it triggers a special "Curse" effect. Essentially, every enemy model within 3" of the base of the Black Mace user has to roll a d6 against their Toughness. If they fail, they are removed as a casualty "with no saves whatsoever".

If you have a model that is mounted on a 20mm Base or a Deamon Prince on a 60mm base, it makes a huge difference.

We generally accept that models are based upon the base size that you purchased. Directly copied from the GW website:

"This set contains one multi-part plastic Daemon Prince which can be armed and armoured for either Warhammer or Warhammer 40,000. This 34-piece set includes: three head variants, three different weapon arms, wings and a host of other assembly options. This set also contains both a 60mm round base and a 50mm square."

With a 20mm base, you get a 7" Diameter Circle. That's about 38 Sq/in of area.

With a 60mm Base, you get a 8-5/8" Diameter Circle. That's about 58 Sq/in Area.

So beware that Deamon Lord with a Black Mace on a 60mm Base. And the next person who sais that the base size does not matter is hopefully on the receiving end of one of these attacks. Hope its an Ork or Tyranid Player.

As a matter of speaking, make that deamon lord a follower of Nurgle and upgrade him to a caster. If you get a nurgle or bio psychic power that reduce the target units Toughness by -1, you are effectively nuking the enemy in a very real sense.


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40K Rules Questions / 20mm vs 32mm and 5" Blast Template
« on: December 17, 2014, 05:09:30 PM »
If you place the 5" Blast Template exactly over the center of a model on a 20mm (25mm actual) base, and exactly space each of the other models also on 20mm bases around him in a circle, then the 5" template will touch everyone around him.

Do the same with 32mm bases and you will have an 1/8" gap, so it misses ALL of the outlying models.

Now GW made those for Aesthetic reasons, right? So question is, if a guy measures a distance to an Objective, or if he can hit your warlord with that Lascannon and is short by 1/8", do we say he hit anyway? NO...so some care must be used when placing models against S10 Large Blasť or 5" D weapons. Sure, the hole can be moved a bit, but point is, if you had 12 models in a clockwise position from that center one mounted on a 32mm base, and they were all spaces 2" exactly edge to edge from the center model, you would not hit any of them, unless you move the template a bit over. You will hit some, but not all. With 20mm there was no question - you hit every shmuck around that center target, no question or doubt. But no longer with 32mm bases.


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Discussion: THE LIST / 1850 - Thousand Son
« on: December 04, 2014, 04:45:54 PM »
Ahriman

2 Hell Turkeys (Baleflamer)

3 Units of Thousand Sons (10 Each)

2 Units of Havoc (6 Each - 2 Heavy Bolter, 1 Missile Launcher [Krak,Frag,Flak] , 1 Lascannon)

Each unit with Icon of Flame.

Summon Daemons as needed...

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Discussion: Terrain / AK Battle Brothers - Terrain Tables
« on: November 21, 2014, 03:45:36 PM »
Thought to share what I built over the years for my events.

Everything you see is my personal terrain and I built, including the terrain table tops and sideboards.

Enjoy.

Thomas

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