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Been Around the Block






Ubber noob, probably stupidquestion, but I'm under the impression that models are coming with a corresponding datasheet these days. I have a basic Space Marines Tactical Squad which didnt. Was I supposed to?
   
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Servoarm Flailing Magos




United Kingdom

Re-boxed stuff comes with a basic datasheet (in the instructions). Was it a new-style box?

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Been Around the Block






Box is long gone, I dont think it looked like that. Is there anyway for me to get the data which would have been on it at least?
   
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Novice Knight Errant Pilot





Those datasheets are extremely basic and don't have anything but basic statlines and weapon stats. Power fists don't have -1 to hit, plasma doesn't have overcharge, for example.

You can look to see if anybody has posted those simplified data sheets online or you can get the full rules by purchasing the codex.
   
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Rogue Grot Kannon Gunna





Atlanta, GA

 Sunsanvil wrote:
Box is long gone, I dont think it looked like that. Is there anyway for me to get the data which would have been on it at least?


Buy the codex.
   
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NE Ohio, USA

 Sunsanvil wrote:
Box is long gone, I dont think it looked like that. Is there anyway for me to get the data which would have been on it at least?


Yes, buy your codex book.
   
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Wight Lord with the Sword of Kings






UK

 Sunsanvil wrote:
Box is long gone, I dont think it looked like that. Is there anyway for me to get the data which would have been on it at least?


Try a Google search - it won't have all the rules on it though I don;t think

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Crafty Goblin





Canada

The datatsheet for units are included in the building instructions.
   
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Death-Dealing Devastator




The data sheets in the kits are "get you by" sheets that you can only use in Open/Narrative play.

If you're going to playing match play you really need the codex. The sheets are to give some hits on what each option does but without the full codex breakdown/costs
   
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This isn't Team Yankee of Dlames of War sadly so no :(
   
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NE Ohio, USA

ScarVet101 wrote:
The data sheets in the kits are "get you by" sheets that you can only use in Open/Narrative play.

If you're going to playing match play you really need the codex. The sheets are to give some hits on what each option does but without the full codex breakdown/costs


Not just Matched play but Open, Narrative, or practically anything else. I have the instruction sheet/stat page for a unit of Tomb Blades laying here in front of me. It's virtually useless.
It has no pts listed
It has no PL listed
It has no unit sizes listed
It has zero unit specific special rules
It has zero options

The closest you might discern looking at this page is that you're supposed to pick one of the three guns pictured to arm the model with.
(something you'd have already gleaned in the actual assembly instruction.
Hell, it doesn't even NAME the guns.
   
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Preacher of the Emperor




Tacoma, WA, USA

You're missing the point of the simplified data sheets. They are the most basic rules to allow you to put the models on the table and go "pew pew" with them. They contains zero words because that way they don't need to be translated into multiple languages.

For example, my Battle Sisters Squad instruction book is 24 pages long. Page 1 is the cover page. Pages 2 to 13 are assembly instructions. Pages 14 to 23 are 5-2 page spreads of the unit rules including weapon options. Finally page 24 is the back cover/painting guide. That is a a lot of paper and translation work GW can save on with the simplified datasheet.

And if you want the full rules for unit, you can buy the Codex.
   
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Or you can use battlescribe or the app which gives basic ideas for potential upgrades
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




NE Ohio, USA

 alextroy wrote:
You're missing the point of the simplified data sheets. They are the most basic rules to allow you to put the models on the table and go "pew pew" with them. They contains zero words because that way they don't need to be translated into multiple languages.


If you're talking to me, no, I have not missed the point. I said that they were useless for practically anything else. I made the assumption that the reader is smart enough to realize that anything else meant beyond the simplistic pew pew play that the page tells you it's for.
Looks like I was wrong....
   
 
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