Warpwolf WYSIWYG Quesiton
So I decided to start a Circle Orboros army and I got my first batch of models in a couple of days ago. But now that I have the models in front of me, I've realized that although I really like the rules and look of the Pureblood Warpwolf, I'm just not a fan of his pose. I'm new to the Privateer Press line of wargames (after 5+ years of a quasi-abusive love/hate relationship with GW, the summer sale bundle looked pretty appealing) and I'm really not familiar with standard tournament regulations or anything yet, so here's my question:
Would it be within the accepted guidelines of WYSIWYG for me to use the head and hands of the Pureblood, the arms of a Stalker, paint him with white fur, and play him as a Pureblood?
I know the answer I'm probably going to get is "depends on your opponent, whether you're in a tourney, who's hosting the tourney, etc. Conversions are done at your own risk." But what I'm really asking here is what is the risk? Would it be okay in 90% of tournaments or 30%? Would it be viable in some friendly games but never a tournament? It seems like a relatively small conversion, especially since all of the "weapons" (his teeth and his claws) are of the correct type for the Pureblood. But I've heard that Warmachine/Hordes is much more strict about WYSIWYG than many other wargames, so I'm not sure about just how much this is going to affect the model's validity.
Destroyer of Worlds
So the only difference you have is Stalker arms? That is such a minor modification, I don't think most people would even notice the difference. As far as I know, a mod like that should be legal in any and all tournaments. And it should be allowed in all friendly games, unless the person you're playing is a real jerk. And then you probably don't want to be playing with them anyways.
Originally Posted by Valander
Destroyer of Worlds
As long as you got two open fists and the pureblood head, you should be good. You should consider to ebay a metal pureblood though, if you don't like the plastic pose.
To be really sure, just magnetize the thing and ask your opponent if he's cool with you using this or that pose. I assume anybody who says you shouldn't, you wouldn't want to play against anyway.
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Originally Posted by Omnus
Thanks everyone! That's exactly the information I needed. The model is all glued together now and looks great. I feel it's a much more dynamic pose, and the extra armor plates that come on the stalker arms really help to set my Pureblood apart from my damage-crazy Feral by visually emphasizing that it's a *support* warbeast. Now if I can just finish gluing these effing Bloodtrackers together I can actually start painting....