maandag 16 mei 2011

Count As Armies

Count As armies. The perfect way to use 2 or more codex for one army! They even have them in Warhammer Fantasy Battle! I remember a pic from a avatar count as army using the Wood Elves codex. But that was just fan built. Count As armies are what some people dislike and the other one love them. For example Goatboy his Space Goats!
Count As Blood Angels
Count As Long Fangs

So the above two pics show how Goatboy did his Space Wolves and Blood Angels.
How they really are:

Blood Angels

Long Fangs


See the diffrence?  Will I like both. I have no problem about a Count As army. Lots of folks call it heresy and not meant to be. But! Don't the space goat look cool? Of course he can use the normal Chaos / Space Marines also as codex. So in fact 4 codex for one army! That does sound fun right? But you have people who like to proxy models also. So for example you use this:

As a Wolf Lord with lighting claws. It has claws so I would say okay!
But if you use this as a Wolf Lord with lighting claws:
I would slap you with it instead. That isn't in no way to be used in 40k / fantasy battle. Not because it is a girl toy and it is pink. You don't want to face that. It would be okay if it was for example the Black Reach Commander to proxy it. The little pony no way...
Some people just love to convert chaos or just love to convert. That there army stands more out then others. You can do this also in a Normal Space Wolves Army but also for a Count As. And can you blame them for doing it?? No, of course not! Converting is a part of the hobby. The one I love the most. Just look at this Count As Logan Grimmar:
He looks so much more evil than the original thing. I would also make him like that much more anger show like a real space viking. As you can see he has a Khorne Icon on his terminator armor. So again this a Count As. Just like this one:

Canis Wolfborn Count As
Alot of folks are doing count as armies. How many Night Lord armies don't use the Blood Angel codes? I read one guy made a Luna Wolves army using the Space Wolves codex. Even Ron from From The Warp did a Lust Wing. Which used the Death Wing rules.

Army Shot of the Lust Wing
Then you have other funny count as models:
The above model is from here Da Wulf Boyz . The above pic an orc on a boar. Which can be used as Wolf lord on thunderwolf mount with wolves next to him. Ok or not? Orginal it is for sure!

So how do you explain the above? It shows a Space Wolf on a bloodcrusher. To be used in play as a Thunderwolf. Is this a count as? It kinda is. But this is because Space Wolves didn't get any Thunderwolves yet from Games Workshop. I personally think you can just make an Count As army and keep one aspect in mind.
"Explain to your opponent if he doesn't see what the figure resembles." What You See Is What You Get! Like for example. 2hand flamers to represent one flamer. Fine by me!
For example: this is a Vanguard Marine for my Nurgle Angels. With Stormshield and Lighting Claw. It could also be close combat weapon. Like a chainsword for example.
If you explain it to you're opponent and he thinks it is fine. Enjoy the game! If a tournament thinks you're army doesn't count as a Blood Angel one. Explain them the idea and if they still don't let you play well that would just be bad luck!
No, I would be mad if they don't let you play... But I would suggest you to go and send them pics before you arrive there. This is of course if you have to register online.

I hope you enjoyed this post and understand the count as terms.

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