I'll give 'er a go again. Hmm, now which army to choose!?
awe spoilsport how are we meant to torment you if you won't let us choose irritatingly fiddly model/unit combos?In answer to the allies question. No you cannot choose allies, besides making it more complex for me to administrate it could potentially allow you to enter 4 different codex entries, which defeats the objective. If you want to use allies they will count as your second army choice.
Count as models, well that may be different. If it is actually representing something from the codex then thats fine, but if I think your not sticking to the rules I will let you know.
You can use them whenever you like, but the danger of using it in the first month is that you never get going at all. Once you get that first month done you get a roll going that sets you up for the rest of the challenge. Even just try and get one HQ model in to start you off without putting on the pressure of getting a big mob done while studying.I have University exams in May however so would it be possible to use one of those 'too much real life' tickets in the first month if I get too desperate?
Based on the rules for the last couple years, their all fine, primed is fineI want to give it a shot! I have been collecting models to start a CSM army! I work a lot and the old lady has been giving me crap about paypal purchases but I will do my best! I have a squad of zerkers already primed, does that disqualify them? And what about 5man havoc squads and 3man termicide units? Are they too small to qualify?
While they're perfectly legal entries,you might consider bulking them out a bit just to feel more accomplished with yourself--I, for instance, am considering doing a 10 man Havoc squad for my second month, though I often play with 5 man Havoc squads: the 5 extra CSM with boltguns will fit right into the rest of my army as basic CSM, though I'm painting them as part of the Havoc unit. And what's to stop you from painting half a dozen Termis in one month as one squad when you might intend to field them as 2 Termicide units?And what about 5man havoc squads and 3man termicide units? Are they too small to qualify?