Obvious question: points for wargear

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Obvious question: points for wargear

Postby WaaaghDynasty » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:28 pm

Afternoon everyone

I believe that 8th Ed is like 7th Ed in terms of paying for wargear: If you come equipped with the standard wargear, then you do not have to pay the points cost for it. you only have to pay for upgrades.

For example, Necron Lychguards cost 19 points each, and according to the index: "each model is armed with a warscythe". This means that even though Warscythes are listed as 11 points each (as Overlords and other characters can be upgraded with them), I do not have to pay 30 points each per Lychguard.

Is this incorrect? Thanks!
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Re: Obvious question: points for wargear

Postby goblin » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:38 pm

Is this incorrect?
Yes it is.

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(on page 214 of the BRB)

You pay for everything, whether it's default wargear or not.
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Re: Obvious question: points for wargear

Postby PlaguemasterFlex » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:53 pm

What Goblin said.

You will find a lot of the default gear like boltguns and grenades have points cost of 0, but you still need to account for it since some stock gear does have a points cost. Also remember, if you swap a piece of gear for another, you would pay the points for the new equipment, but subtract the cost of the item you removed.

Here's an example for a Chaos Terminator. His standard load-out looks like this:
Terminator - 31 pts
Power Axe - 5 pts
Combi-Bolter - 2 pts
Total: 38 pts

Now if I swap his power axe for a power fist i add the 20 pts for his fist but take back the 5 pts for the axe I swapped:
Terminator - 31 pts
Power Axe - 5 pts
Power Fist - 20 pts
Combi-Bolter - 2 pts
Total: 53 pts
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Re: Obvious question: points for wargear

Postby WaaaghDynasty » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:09 am

Thank you!
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