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I'm assembling a fully magnetized Primaris Kill Team to potentially be expanded into an army in 9th. The Intercessor box comes with enough rifles to do a full squad of assault bolters and a full squad of one of the other types of rifle but not all three. Does anyone actually care in competitive play if I've got a unit of with regular bolters and a unit of stalker bolters being modeled with the same gun? It's probably a stupid question but I've never played competitive and with my Chaos I just put every single weapon option on each model at the same time anyway . All my Berserkers have pistols chainswords and chainaxes... all my tacticals have bolters, pistols, and chainswords... etc.
So I have noticed the topic of colour schemes come up recently both online and in my local gaming groups. Particularly if and when the colour of ones models matter in a rules sense. So I'd like to have a discussion on this subject with the Frater of B&C as we cover a wide range of play styles and local metas and all those other things that affect how we enjoy the game. Before 8th Edition brought in Keywords and locked Sub-Faction Characters, Relics, Traits etc, the colour of your army had no bearing on the rules you used. The rules you acquired came from the Characters you included (think the 5th Edition Space Marine codex). Now, it seems GW is trying to make certain colour schemes matter. This is exceedingly clear with the upcoming Space marine codex but can be retroactively applied to other codexes of 8th edition. My example is thus: in the Dark Angels codex it states: "If a unit is drawn from a Dark Angels Successor Chapter, simply substitute the 'Dark Angels' keyword on every datasheet with the name of your Dark Angels successor. Note you cannot do this for named Characters. Azrael is the Chapter Master of the Dark Angels - not any Successor Chapters Successor Chapters may only give one Character a Heavenfall Blade I have been pulled up on this on multiple occasions in many varied groups I am a part of, pointing out that as my models are in the correct Dark angels colours I cannot claim the use of the Dark Angels keyword and thus am restricted by the above rulings. It seems that a similar thing is being brought in with the new base Codex in that if you don't clearly have Ultramarines but want access to everything save for named characters you can select a trait that means your Chapter is Ultramarines in all but name. With older codexes with the classic 5-6 sub-faction traits it says you can simply choose the trait that matches your army with the implication that if you play a faction with rules you use those rules. I myself now restrict my own options if the codex I am playing tells me to. My Chaos Space Marines gets full access to Iron Warriors relics as does my Dark Eldar Kabal and Guard Regiment, none of which are official colour schemes, but my Dark Angels Successor only gets a single Heavenfall Blade for my relic. If I was to face an army painted as X but using the rules of Y when X has rules I'd ask my opponent to justify that choice. If they were unable to do so satisfactorily I'd request they use the rules their faction has or I would leave the table. So I ask this: In 8th edition does the colour of your model count for WYSIWYG or not? Would you enforce or be happy to play within restrictions because of the colour of your army?