Switch Theme:

Ratlings  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in gb
Wrathful Warlord Titan Commander






London

I've always wanted a small squad of snipers for fire support and stuff like that, but the previous rules meant you had to spend a doctrine point to use them and I just couldnt see the point in that. Although now the new rules dont use doctrines the new models are, in my opinion, some of the most hideous models GW has ever produced, so I was wondering, would it be ok to use regular Cadian snipers as Ratling Sniper squads, obviously if I let my opponent know what they are?

P.S: If this is in the wrong forum, this is only my second post so please dont have a big go at me.
   
Made in us
Storm Trooper with Maglight




Greenville, South Cacky-Lacky

The ratling model under the "cape" pointing a rifle where you can't see the face is a good 'un - I'd suggest just getting a squad of that one miniature...

Alles klar, eh, Kommissar? 
   
Made in gb
Wrathful Warlord Titan Commander






London

Yeah that seems like a good idea
Thanks
   
Made in gb
Hanging Out with Russ until Wolftime







If you wanna just use normal snipers, go for it. No-one is hardly going to say "OMG THAT ONE UNIT OF 10 SNIPERS I DIDNT KNOW THEY WERE RATLINGS!" and, like you said, they are very ugly models

Got 40k Rules Question? Send an e-mail to Gwar! for your Confidential Rules Queries.
Please do not PM me unless really necessary. I much prefer e-mail.
Need it Answered RIGHT NOW!? Ring me on Skype: "gwar.the.trolle"
Looking to play some Vassal? Ring me for a game!
Download The Unofficial FAQs by Gwar! here! (Dark Eldar Draft FAQ v1.0 released 04/Nov/2010! Download it before the Pandas eat it all!)
 
   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear






Bedfordshire, UK

My IG opponent uses Cadians proxied in as Ratlings.

I have the old ratlings, and they're ugly as sin (the new ones are fething horrendous however) but a friend bought them for me as a gift so they always get played :-)

They're a good unit, the models just stink. So yeah, just proxy in some decent-looking snipers instead, no-one should mind.

   
Made in us
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant




Kansas

green stuff a cloak lol


Love Me, Hate Me, Say What You Want About Me. But Everyone Knows All The Girls Want To "If You Seek Amy." 
   
Made in au
Killer Klaivex






Forever alone

I don't mind the new models. They're meant to be fugly mutant hobbits after all.

People are like dice, a certain Frenchman said that. You throw yourself in the direction of your own choosing. People are free because they can do that. Everyone's circumstances are different, but no matter how small the choice, at the very least, you can throw yourself. It's not chance or fate. It's the choice you made. 
   
Made in us
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Mishawaka, Indiana

I have the old models, and while they look a bit better than the short, overtly muscular ones that exist now, they are by no means gems in terms of models.

That said, fielding a 10 man squad of snipers has been extremely useful in game

You should be fine with some cadian sniper models. If you're worried about the faces, green stuff a mask over em or something.

1500 (Work In Progress) 
   
Made in us
Sybarite Swinging an Agonizer




Ann Arbor, MI

I request it be WYSIWYG. If you're using the Cadian Snipers... You have to cut off their limbs to make them stunty. After that simply lean the weapon against them on the model.

-J.

In Vino Veritas. ("In wine there is truth.")

"If a man dedicates his life to good deeds and the welfare of others, he will die unthanked and unremembered. If he exercises his genius bringing misery and death to billions, his name will echo down through the millennia for a hundred lifetimes. Infamy is always more preferable to ignominy." -Fabius Bile



 
   
Made in gb
Hanging Out with Russ until Wolftime







Alazahr wrote:I request it be WYSIWYG. If you're using the Cadian Snipers... You have to cut off their limbs to make them stunty. After that simply lean the weapon against them on the model.

-J.
Show me a rule (not fluff, rule) that says They have to be runty? Oh wait their isn't. As long as they are clearly holding a Sniper rifle, they are WYSIWYG. You try and "demand" MY models be however you want when they are perfectly WYSIWYG, you don't just get the Dread-in-a-Sock, you get the Bjorn-the-Fell-Handed-Old-metal-Model-in-a-Sock

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2009/05/10 04:18:11


Got 40k Rules Question? Send an e-mail to Gwar! for your Confidential Rules Queries.
Please do not PM me unless really necessary. I much prefer e-mail.
Need it Answered RIGHT NOW!? Ring me on Skype: "gwar.the.trolle"
Looking to play some Vassal? Ring me for a game!
Download The Unofficial FAQs by Gwar! here! (Dark Eldar Draft FAQ v1.0 released 04/Nov/2010! Download it before the Pandas eat it all!)
 
   
Made in us
Sybarite Swinging an Agonizer




Ann Arbor, MI

Gwar! wrote:
Alazahr wrote:I request it be WYSIWYG. If you're using the Cadian Snipers... You have to cut off their limbs to make them stunty. After that simply lean the weapon against them on the model.

-J.
Show me a rule (not fluff, rule) that says They have to be runty? Oh wait their isn't. As long as they are clearly holding a Sniper rifle, they are WYSIWYG. You try and "demand" MY models be however you want when they are perfectly WYSIWYG, you don't just get the Dread-in-a-Sock, you get the Bjorn-the-Fell-Handed-Old-metal-Model-in-a-Sock


I was joking my friend. Simmer. Down. Now. Simma' down now!

-J.

In Vino Veritas. ("In wine there is truth.")

"If a man dedicates his life to good deeds and the welfare of others, he will die unthanked and unremembered. If he exercises his genius bringing misery and death to billions, his name will echo down through the millennia for a hundred lifetimes. Infamy is always more preferable to ignominy." -Fabius Bile



 
   
Made in us
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





Annapolis, MD, USA

Right Meow.

My Blog http://ghostsworkfromthedarkness.blogspot.com/

Ozymandias wrote:
Pro-painted is the ebay modeling equivalent of "curvy" in the personal ads...
H.B.M.C. wrote:
Taco Bell is like carefully distilled Warseer - you get what you need with none of the usual crap. And, best of all, it's like being a tourist who only looks at the brochure - you don't even have to go, let alone stay.

DR:90S+GMB+I+Pw40k01-D++A++/areWD 250R+T(M)DM+ 
   
Made in au
Crazed Zealot






I like the new Ratlings models, but that could just be me. But what ever model you use Snipers are a must have, i cant see someone having a problem re counts as snipers,

'When in trouble or in Doubt run in circles Scream and Shout'

4000pts
3000pts
4000pts 
   
Made in be
Slippery Scout Biker




Belgium

I like both the new and old Ratling models. The way I see it, Ratlings are an ugly bunch to begin with.
My LGW has some blisters of the older Ratlings on the wall. I might get them (I got rid of my old ones years ago) because they're 3 euro cheaper than the new ones.

Hey nonny nonny milord! 
   
Made in gb
Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!





Western pa

go for it 10 sniper shot look out MC

The hardiest steel is forged in battle and cooled with blood of your foes.

vet. from 88th Grenadiers

1K Sons 7-5-4
110th PDF so many battle now sitting on a shelf
88th Grenadiers PAF(planet Assault Force)
waiting on me to get back

New army:
Orks and goblins
Take the Magic: The Gathering 'What Color Are You?' Quiz.
 
   
 
Forum Index » 40K General Discussion
Go to: