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Shas'o Kais
26-04-2010, 19:14
If I were to make a snakebite army and wanted my warbikers to be boar boyz, how could I justify my 4+ cover save. I am really going to need it.

Deamon-forge
26-04-2010, 19:17
armour up the boars and bioniks.

Mr Zoat
26-04-2010, 19:17
Boar farts.

Bunnahabhain
26-04-2010, 19:25
Pigs are very good at kicking up dust. Very good indeed. Ask anyone who has worked with livestock...

The dust cloud explanation works just fine.

Darwin_green
26-04-2010, 19:36
honestly, I would almost think using them as stormboys would make more sense.

you're only getting a 12" move instead of a 12" charge, also you would get a built in "fleet" move with the rocket-packs bonus D6 move.

Shas'o Kais
26-04-2010, 19:39
But I cannot have all Nob stormboyz

Darwin_green
26-04-2010, 19:46
in all fairness, boarboys were never that bad-ass.

Axel
26-04-2010, 19:47
Give them camouflage paint.

And I think they are too small for Nobs anyway.

solvay
26-04-2010, 19:50
Give them camouflage paint.

this idea i love... and everyone knows ork camouflage paint never means the same colour as the background

as long as they believe it works then by gork and mork it will

Darwin_green
26-04-2010, 20:08
well, with the new plastic (orc boar-rider)box set, you might be able to make some gnarly bionic boars if you combine them with bitz from the bikers set.

Clang
27-04-2010, 05:41
I don't think it's a problem to justify fluffwise - your Snakebites have bred the toughest and stupidest boars around, which are so mean and dumb that often they don't realise they're dead and keep running at the enemy anyway - instant 4+ save :)

Born Again
27-04-2010, 05:48
Boar farts.

This just about has it all, really.

Axel
27-04-2010, 06:25
I would have voted for the farts, too, but then I thought about how to model them (apart from the obvious).

Hypaspist
27-04-2010, 07:22
I think basing them on a dusty base with dust being kicked up could look the nicest, I was thinking about Snakebites the other day actually and they tons of really cracking opportunities for conversion work!

I think they would look ace!

TheHaunted
27-04-2010, 14:27
Or you could say in addition to the dust being kicked up, thousand of mosquitoes are swarming to suck your noar's blood. Either mosquitoes or space vampires. One of those two.

Grarg
27-04-2010, 14:32
Stick a tail pipe up their rear ends.

sigur
27-04-2010, 16:44
Several attempts (including mine) at making up rules for boarboys in Rules Development. Use the search function.

My boarboys and boarboys nobz: 1 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/Orks/boarboysgroupshot2.jpg) Boarboss: 1 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/Orks/warboss1-1.jpg) 2 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/Orks/warboss2-1.jpg) 3 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/Orks/warboss3-1.jpg)

Axel
27-04-2010, 18:27
Impressive boarz :-)

Sir_Turalyon
27-04-2010, 21:39
Make a fair amount of cyboarz with combustion engines, then use the standard "exhaust cloud" excuse.

Bestaltan
28-04-2010, 01:57
Ever try to shoot a European wild pig head-on with anything less than a bazooka?

They get a 4+ save in my book just from that freaking skull......

Irondog
28-04-2010, 05:37
There are some wild pigs in the eastern U.S. that are just as nasty. Hell, even javelina (a smaller pig found in the deserts of the American southwest) are tough head-on, they don't lay down and die until they have enough holes in them to read a newspaper through. Something about that balls-to-wall charge makes a pig ridiculously hard to stop.

Nice BoarBoyz, sigur. Loving those 2nd ed. models.

Gray Hunter
28-04-2010, 07:35
Make cyboarz with the front ends of the new plastic WFB boars, and the back end of a warbike. Basically replace the back legs of the boar with a warbike engine and rear wheel. They're Snakebitey, but will still kick up exhaust fumes.

Failing that, I think standard boars kicking up a hell of a lot of dust works just fine.

Eulenspiegel
28-04-2010, 07:49
Didnīt those feral Orcs in fantasy get an invulnerable save because of their warpaint? Given how Ork tech works in the first place this could be a satisfying explaination.

Bunnahabhain
28-04-2010, 10:34
Lots of people are forgetting it's a COVER save that we're trying to justify, ie those things that can be taken against laspistols and lascannons alike...

Magicman1
17-05-2011, 22:11
Do the whole Mad Dok idea with them having metal skulls you could always model the armour on with plasticard, and have conversions from the bikers