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I was wondering if its possible to put a tech marine on a bike and also some opinions on whether or not doing this is fluffy or tactically sound. Of course the tech marine would also be in a full servo harness to get that 2+ inv save from turbo boosting, and for all the other fun things it comes with.
Worth experimenting with, I'd think.
He's definitely a nasty one if he's got a bike - fast, tough, heavily armoured, and if he's got a Harness, packing more ranged and close-in firepower than any single infantry model has any reasonable right to have!
Actually... If you think about it, you could even give him a Jump pack and have him running with an Assault squad! That would be: shooting from the squad (Bolt and Plasma/Flamer) + Shooting from the Techmarine (Bolt/twin linked plasma/flamer, pick two) + regular attacks from the squad + Powerfist/Power Weapon attacks from the Sergeant + Power weapon attacks from the Techmarine + Powerfist attacks from the Techmarine...... Yikes!
I've never even really considered techmarines much, I'm a big fan of dreadnoughts so they usually occupy my elite spots, alongside some terminators.
I looked at his profile the other day and thought, maybe I should give this chap a go.... and now thinking about it, one on a bike...that sounds very interesting indeed, didn't even consider that.
Cheers for raising this thread!
Have you ever seen or read of a Techmarine on a bike?
The only one I can think of is in the old Ravenwing army - but now Dark Angels Techmarines cannot use bikes.
For the moment, it is legal to put a Techmarine on a bike, but that is likely to change in the not too distant future. So if you don't want your mini to become obsolete, I'd give him a Rhino for wheels.
that was another thing that concserned me. The simplifying of the game these new codexes have shown, such as the loss of an armory with both the blood angels and chaos, has thrown a lot of customization out the window. But at least for appocolypse games the tech bike marine could be used. And sense I play my own chapter... I can make my own fluff for why he's on a bike
I just hope we don't lose traits when they update the Space Marine codex... I'm already afraid of losing an assualt cannon in my termie squads T.T
I think I might try to make this guy anyway tho, just cuz sometimes.. you really want to feild a pimped out unit that costs way to many points for what he does just to see what if can do it and for how long, and Tech marines really are cool, even if they are hard to use effectively. >.>
well if you think it would look weird with him wearing a harness while on his bike, why not combine the 2 into a a customised bike, with the arms and equipment of the harness built in to accomodate??
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