Counts As- The New 40k Phenomenon?

By Rob Baer | July 27th, 2010 | Categories: Counts As, Stormraven, Warhammer 40k

Well I’m back with some great hobby advice to save you time and money, “counts as”.  We’ve all got less and less time lately and it seems like there is no shortage of models to build, so what’s better than to get the models you want, AND actually play with them? 

With me I just like to be different. My stuff HAS to be custom. I dunno if its my gamer O.C.D. or my multiple army syndrome, but when something new comes out and looks cool I gotta have it.  That’s where “Counts as” comes in, I can make it fit into my existing army.

Now I’m sure by now you’ve taken a closer look and seen the Chaos iconography on my Storm Raven, and started screaming heresy. Heh, don’t worry this baby isn’t necessarily chaos per ce, its just a “counts as” Blood Angels Stormraven Gunship.

Why? Well besides the point that fluff wise I’m sure the Iron Warriors have captured all sorts of neat stuff, (Tyranid Levithian ship in Storm of Iron anyone)?  I just don’t have the time or the drive to paint up and convert both a Loyalist and Renegade marine army. I would MUCH rather keep converting and painting up models to be Chaos, and run them WYSIWYG off which ever Space Marine book I want.

I have a Chaos Vulkan He’stan (you didn’t think the Salamanders had that spear for the last 10,000 years did you)? I have Chaos Terminators with Thunder Hammers and Storm Shields, heck I even have Chaos Land Speeders, and I sleep very well at night. That’s because its all WYSIWYG, and I can play it for what it is.  

So the morale of the story from MBG is let your imagination go wild, convert till your heart’ s content as long as its WYSIWYG.  


About the Author: Rob Baer

Virginia Restless, Miniature Painter & Cat Dad. I blame LEGOs. There was something about those little-colored blocks that started it all... Twitter @catdaddymbg
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