I’ve been assembling my allies and wondered what you guys think of how I plan on using (counting) them.
There is constant net-debate about ‘counts as’ and how some people will not allow count as units (which seems crazy to me so long as it is obvious).
I plan on including Blood Angel Terminators, Space Wolf Wolfguard and a Marines Malevolent wheeled heavy weapons platform to name but a few. The Terminators are straight forward as they are fine in the codex. The Wolfguard I want to use as Vanguard and the heavy weapons platform as a Thunderfire Cannon.
We’ll start with the Wolfguard – I’m planning on making them look really unique and cool, weapon wise this includes Thunderhammers, Powerfists, Frost Axes, Plasma Pistols, Powerweapons, Lightning Claws etc – which fits with the Vanguard entry (Frost Weapons changed for Relic Blades and the bearer being the Sergeant). Can anyone see any issues with this?
The Heavy Weapons Platform is a very exciting conversion (for me) as it will allow me to finally use my remaining bike bits (the others are lost in the warp). BUT it will not look like a Thuderfire Cannon. Taken from the Salamander literature I can see no issue with this. However the ‘no counts as’ camp may not allow it to be played – what do you guys think?
I think that if a model looks cool and fits into a codex description then it should be allowed to be used as a ‘counts as’ model. There are limits, I’m not going to make some tyranid warriors and sat they are meant to be terminators – and I’m also not going to alter rules to say my weapons platform is a rapid fire weapon with 20 shots all with blast markers.
What do you guys feel about the whole ‘counts as’ debate? What are your limits?