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i was originally going to include two six man special weapon sqauds in my gt army with three sniper rifles apeice however i realise its cheaper points wise to have one ten man ratling squad, my question is this:- is this a good idea or are ratlings crap? plus i intend to use converted ig snipers instead of ratling models as the minis look comical and thats not really the effect i'm going for, do you think that many people will get snaggy with the wysiwyg rules in regards of not using the correct models?
 

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ratlings are better i think, and cheaper. you just have to keep them out of the way so they dont get shot as they are very frail. as for the models, you may have a problem in a tourney or maybe even in a GW store but in a friendly game between mates anything goes so long as you ask first.
 

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Nice rules but I have always hated the minis,(as have Most of my mates).

We use the human sniper models for ratlings but have made a loose bit of fluff to cover it.
eg Whitesheilds / Conscripts that show promise with thier shooting are removed from conscript squads and are formed into Sniper training groups/squads to hone their skills before going out as proper snipers.
Being young teenagers sort of explains the lower stats and you get to use the much better minis.
 

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How much are Halfling models? You may find it cheaper to get some Halflings and convert them than to buy proper Ratlings. Even at a GT you should be okay, as long as they're little guys with rifles, as they're still GW models.

Edit: But not Hobbits, apparently. :wink:
 

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Buying the Ratling models are the way to go, they are cheapest unit to buy out all of all the games systems. 18 NZ dollars for 5. I'm not that fussed about them so I was thinking about adding a unit of them to my army and using them as standard IG but then decided not to for various reasons.
 
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