So, I'm planning on going to a couple of tournaments and was thinking about which list to take when I saw a rule in the comp pack that said 'no proxying allowed, everything has to be wysiwyg. Models/Units not adhering to this rule are removed from the table and counted as casualties'.
I emailed the organizers and gave them a couple of examples and asked them if these were allowed (possible options of what I would want to put in my list). Two of these were:
1. The old Winged Nightmare model (the really old one from Melkhior) as a Varghulf;
2. The old metal Grave Guard, that only came with HW/SH, as Grave Guard with great weapons.
Their response was that the Varghulf was allowed, however the Grave Guard were not. Considering the old metal ones didn't come with great weapons, it seems a bit harsh to disallow people from using their old (bought and painted) ones in their tournaments. I know it's not WYSIWYG so no real reason to complain; you either adhere to the rules or don't attent that particular tournament. But is the line actually drawn there or is there some leniency? What about my old metal mounted wight king? What if I want to run him (rulewise) with a great weapon (which it doesn't have)?
What do you think? Where do you think organizers should draw the line?
Which experiences do you have with being (dis)allowed to use models?