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OK, so we all know the split opinion of Heresy on the topic of Proxy models (ie: Paper Waaagh!), but would it be acceptable to use the Paper Waaagh! idea (ie: Cutouts) in games such as Dark Heresy?

Such Roleplay games combat systems involve map making and remembering where things are, but Dark Heresy is

written so you can use a tactical map and 28mm miniatures whilst playing combat.
Now, the thing is, I'm not going to buy a pack of Plague Bearers for one or two encounters when I dont play Chaos or Daemons, so would it be acceptable to use the Paper Waaagh style cut outs for Roleplaying combat?

I would probably convert a 'centerpeice' model, such as 'the boss', archdaemon or massive monster, but for regular cannonfodder such as cultists and the like, I would probably 'proxy' them.

Heresy, your opinions please?
 

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Well, isn't Dark Heresy sorta like D&D?
So, like a casual game you play with friends, sorta thing?
Or hell, even if you're playing it seriously, I don't think anyone will care if you proxy.
Tournaments in 40k are one thing, but WYSIWYG isn't really that important in a non-competitive scene.
 

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Is the game dependent on models and LOS? Does it depend on models for actual game play or is it an option to have a physical representation?

If you answered no to those questions, you could use a rock or a penny or a piece of chewed gum to add a visual representation to a role playing game.

If you answered yes, then you should invest in proper representation. It is that simple.
 

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In an rpg it's fine. We fought an ornate Daemonhost lady thing and used a Death Cult Assassin for it. I'm the Rogue Trader and we didn't have a model for it so I use a Commissar. Sometimes for large groups of minions we don't even use models we just use beads.

As long as it's explained to the players what's what then it's all good.
 
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