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 BaconCatBug wrote:
 Charistoph wrote:
Why? The model team should be more than up to the task right now.
You can't copyright Mongolian culture or Space Marines.

You can copyright "Primaris Marines".

You also CAN copyright a specific image such as any of the other Unique Characters in the Codex, including the Primarchs and other Chapter Masters (which is who we were talking about).

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Pain4Pleasure wrote:
It’s the people on here saying that index should be removed and it’s “to bad so sad if your model isn’t void anymore” that we need to get out of this game..


There are always self-appointed Fun Police who pop up whenever Indexes are mentioned to tell us how we’re allowed to have fun. :-/

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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But the Chapterhouse lawsuits showed that GW can copyright it all day long until the cows come home, but if they don't make models for them then other companies have free reign to do so (just not actually call them by their real names like Chapterhouse was). And that is what GW want to stop because if they can't not make money from us then NOONE CAN!

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Because some people get their knickers in a twist, I'll list these RaW 'oddities' in my sig. Sadly GW's promise of fixing their broken rules has itself been broken. Zoom in to read them. RaW you cannot advance and then fire assault weapons, you can't shoot pistols if within 1" of an enemy; "minimum" ranges don't work; Seraphim have to re-roll saves that "fail" pre-re-roll; the game simply breaks if you ever have more than one wounded model in a unit; the game also breaks if a single rule ever tries to do multiple things simultaneously; Khârn punches himself in the face if he's not near some meatshields; Librarians on Bikes are locked to the Index power list, Howling Banshees can't declare a charge further than 12"; Spore Mines have an infinite range; Shroudpsalm technically doesn't do anything, only enemy models, not friendly models, have permission to move on top of a Skyshield Landing Pad; T'au have access to stackable Ignore Wounds (albeit against Mortal Wounds only); the T'au Early Warning Override Support System only works if a unit is "teleporting to the battlefield", not just arriving mid-battle; you can only ever use the Deathwatch Teleportarium Stratagem "once", and then never again in any battle after you use it; if a model splits fire, each weapon must target a different unit; a Tyrant Guard with Lashwhip can absorb an infinite amount of damage via Shieldwall between the time they die and the time they fight; Chapter Tactics on Successor Chapters don't actually do anything; Codex Leman Russ's can take an infinite amount of Hunter-Killer Missiles, Storm Bolters and Heavy Stubbers; Imothekh's 'Lord of the Storm' ability hits the "target unit" twice; "Airborne" units can't be charged by non-FLY units, but can be Heroically Intervened into, piled into, or consolidated into just fine by non-FLY units; Wave Serpents cannot be legally charged at by any model with a standard base; Slab Shields, along with the 'Take Cover!' stratagem no longer have any effect; and vehicles that are "slain" by a special effect do not trigger the "Explodes" ability; Taking any Forge World Space Marine Named Characters denies the use of a Chapter Tactic; and Chapter Tactics do not work on Successor Chapters.
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This is the one.
Imo its an easy solution. Make the models. Like for the Ymgarl, all they needed was an upgrade sprue, and bundle it witha normal box of Genestealers. Given that I don't see much anyone making x in bike characters, I can't see why that has to go. Literally the way most every one made them except lsvish scratch builds was buy the single bike box from GW, buy a character, hacksaw his probably metal legs off. On the other hand, to build things from the box you often cannot even build the base unit. Take Techmarines. Now that they stopped the two with a single servo arm you must take the harness upgrade if you don't convert them down. Personally, spare Servitor arms from the gun servitors of one unit onto a modifed backpack, use the tank gunner mechanicus shoulder pad, maybe mk3 iron legs if you an find them. So clearly, its not consistent, but then consitancy has been difficult for GW for years.

And what it hasn't stopped is other companies making heat rays, fusion beamers, ion guns, thunder cannons, flamer pistols and combination versions there of, even combination heavy flamer/heavy rocket machine gun which is undoubtedly a DW infernis heavy bolter. Or infernus. You know what I mean. Or jump packs.
All these conversion parts exist and are now even safer from gw's legal so long as they stay clear of trademark names and lookig way too similar. Even if some get quite close.

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 BaconCatBug wrote:
But the Chapterhouse lawsuits showed that GW can copyright it all day long until the cows come home, but if they don't make models for them then other companies have free reign to do so (just not actually call them by their real names like Chapterhouse was). And that is what GW want to stop because if they can't not make money from us then NOONE CAN!

Which is why I referenced the model team being capable of addressing it by now.

Of course, GW release politics being what they are, any new model that doesn't come with a new book gets delayed till they are ready to produce a new book to include it with.

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