Thanos33 wrote:Instead of putting in the time to think about conversions of multiple models and kits, use that time to log an extra hour at work and just buy the cryptek's
The GW website has just the one type of Cryptek, and it costs $19.00 in Finecast. This Cryptek has a Staff of Light in the left hand, and something in the right hand which appears to be some form of a Resurrection Orb. But, that cannot be a Resurrection Orb because Crypteks do not have Resurrection Orbs. Maybe it's supposed to be a Cryptek with a piece of Cryptek Wargear after an upgrade to a Harbinger Discipline. No, this Cryptek cannot be one after the upgrade to a Harbinger Discipline, because this Cryptek has a Staff of Light. Every upgrade of a Cryptek to a Harbinger Discipline replaces the Staff of Light with a staff/stave which is 'common' to the Harbinger Discipline for the upgrade.
From the army lists that I have done, if I take a Cryptek, then I upgrade the Cryptek to a Harbinger Discipline. So, if I did buy the Finecast Cryptek for $19.00, then I would have to convert the Staff of Light into the staff/stave applicable to the Harbinger Discipline. If I'm going to have to do a conversion, then I might as well do the conversion on a Warrior which has a cost under $2.00 for me (as I want at least 5). Furthermore, the theme of my army is skeletal T-800 terminators which Warriors provide, but the rest of the Necron miniatures do not fit into my theme as they have inapproriate ornaments and costumes. For example, skeletal T-800 terminators do not have tiaras.
Also, I feel that buying an overpriced product from a retailer just encourages the retailer to sell more overpriced products.
No $19.00 Cryptek for me.
Matt Varnish wrote:Because thats way too easy, this is to make sure he cant use this army at GW like the Genestealer one
When I play a game of 40K, my belief is that the game is between my opponent and I. We determine the parameters for the game. My Genestealer Cult army was a 'counts as' army using the GK codex with a mixture of GW models from the past and the present. When I was told by the manager of GW Bayshore that I had to use "the correct models on the correct bases", then this directive violated my belief that the game was between my opponent and I. If my opponent has a problem with the GW miniatures on the GW bases which I am using, then that's between my opponent and I.
If I convert Warriors to use as Crypteks, then I can see myself getting the same directive from the manager of GW Bayshore. But, my belief still remains the same that the game is between my opponent and I. So, GW Bayshore is not the place for me.
Given that consumer 3-D printers are on the horizon, I do not see GW Bayshore lasting any more than 3-4 years. So, my prediction is that GW Bayshore (or GW Ottawa) will be gone in or by 2015. For those of you who play at GW Bayshore, enjoy it while you can.