Posted by Jawaballs at 11:29 PM
Peek a boo!
Ok, so, the models posed together are logically the same size right? They are both space marine models after all, and are probably on average the same height and stand about the same number of feet/inches/centimeters tall right?... Well, not so says 5th edition! The new Line of Sight rule means that if a target can be seen, it can be fired on. SOOOO, GW is saying a big fat screw you for modeling up your figures in action you crafty artists! Welcome to the new poop on you rule! Do you use nicely sculpted bases instead of our plain and boring standard bases??? Shame on you. Do you have the brashness of putting an assault marine on a post to simulate a landing jump pack warrior?? Well sorry sucker! Forget the idea that the pose is just a snap shot of time, and that model was captured in the act of landing. No wait, the rule book says that most people will have the sportsmanship in the spirit of the game so as not to punish players who take the time and effort to add some individualistic flair to their armies... WHERE ARE THESE PEOPLE??? I have yet to play a game where some guy has not fired a Lascannon shot at my Commander Dante who is taking cover behind a tank/tree/wall because he can "draw line of sight on his head". My explanations of "but wait, he is on a raised base to look cool, shouldn't you not fire on him in the spirit of good sportsmanship?" are met with dull stares and "well...the rule says I can shoot at his head and torso...so I can..." I have also gotten "His arm is actually considered part of his body." in reference to a model who I posed with his arm up above his head in a "the moment before he strikes." pose and Dante who comes with his arm outstreatched as high as his head...
Well Bah, I relent. I give up. In the spirit of fielding a Blood Angel's army that can actually compete, I have decided to make changes to my bases. Observe, the picture of the lonely death company model. He is on a boring GW base. His arms are close to his body and not above his head or extending out from the base. You win power gamers! You win.