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I'm a little confused about what equipment a techmarine can have.
On page 33 of the current space marine codex it says that the techmarine is an independant character and can take additional equipment. So if I give him the servo-harness from the option section of the entry, can I also give him the jump pack. I can't seem to find anything that says I can't but looking at the model it seems kind of odd, since both the harness and the jump pack are backpack peices.
The answers you require are here...
But just for the hell of it I'll reiterate what has already been said. There is no official rules that stop you from using a bike, jump pack or terminator armor with a servo-harness. There was an unofficial forum post by peter haines saying it was against the rules but that was never verified or put into an FAQ. And the forum post that it was in is over a year old and seems to have been removed from the site.
The short answer, from my point of view, is yes. He can use it, even though it flies in the face of common sense.
"You challenge me knowing that I am Xiahou Dun!?"
Yeah, I once made a SM Support list for use in Mega Battles, 5 Techies on Bikes, running aroung fixin' my buddies tanks, then I was told the SV and Bike upgrade couldn't be mixed, so I checked my codex again, as I sometimes miss things, didn't find anything, so I ask why not? the guys just says again that its not allowed.
I was kinda peveed that he didn't at least say where to look, bu I just dropped it.
I had this neat-o convo in mind too...pity!
I say that while some may call it cheesy, for bending rules that don't exist, but I think it adds character to the army as well as new and fun tactics.
As far as logic and fluff goes, I can see not putting a servo harness on a jump pack. I can almost see not putting a servo harness on a bike, though I could argue that the bike has the harness mounted to it and the techie just jacks into the bike. However, I can totally see putting a full servo harness on Terminator Armour. The armour is already designed to compensate for heavy weapons (i.e. being able to move and shoot heavy weapons).
But this is all moot as there doesn't seem to be an offical rule. Since it causes issue with some people, I'd check your local game store if you're playing league games or talk it over with your friends first.
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Thank you all for the responses. I probably won't be using the tech marine with jump pack anyway, but it had poped in to my head as sort of a neat conversion for a Scions of Mars hq techmarine while I was working on converting my regular servo-harnes techmarine.