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Warhamber 40k - How do you recognize miniatures that match the improvements in the hand?
I' m completely new at Warhammer and in putting together my own miniatures. I' m prepping a Tau Fire Warrior crew and I'm puzzled with the improvements and how to prep the thumbnails to mirror them in "what you see is what you get" game. Under the code, the team's Shas'ui can take a marker light and the squad can take EMP shells.
In addition, my kits have two choices for the strategic shoring tower (intelligent rocket system and rocket capsule), but I also have problems to identify the parts for them. Are there guidelines, with images, if possible, that link each song to what it is to be? That will probably be more useful for their great magnetizing guidebooks, but there are a lot of other guidebooks listed there.... if you stay with Tau, it will be an priceless one.
When you can find a copy of some of the older codexes, they often have better images of what matters than what, but to some degree even in a WYSIWYG event no one will verify if your team has shells or not (or give you a tough timeframe to not buy shells, even though they are modelled with them).
Like for your rocket capsules vs. smart missiles system - the rocket pod is the one with three (it's the same as on the crisis suits), while the text message has the six (just like the Broadsides). About WYSISWG - most folks agree that every last piece of war hardware is not displayed properly (e.g. how to show an Engramm or Digital Weapons?) - and that was earlier in the regulations themselves (not sure if it still is).
It has more to do with the fact that troops and guns are easy to identify and can't confuse the enemy. The latest boxes and codices contain pictures for most guns. Inside the gun parts and in the second half of the volume there are pictures showing how each gun or device looks like.
Also, the back of the case in which the styles come will often tell you what the guns are that come in the case with an example of the style that holds them. Search other issues with the tag warhammer-40k miniatures or ask your own one.