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my friend who ive played with for a while now has decided he wants to feild SoBs in an Apoc battle, and with tyranids at that
so i said no, and hes angry no doubt and i also said it doesnt make any sense either, but he made some hinting at good fluff (which im going to try to shoot down, if anyone can say anything about genestealer cults and if its even possible on SoBs, would be awesome)
i personally am angry at my friend making a travesty of some of the emperors finer warriors, what do you guys thinkk/ can do to help me say no
Apoc is about bringing every mini you own and throwing them down on a table and seeing what happens. It may not be very fluffy but if fluff must be present then make some crap up. Psychers under the command of the emperor have genetically engineered a new breed of Nid that can be controlled by armies of the imperium...
It's entirely possible - a convent implanted by genestealers for instance would be loyal to the brood, and the faith powers could be passed off as the collective psychic energies of the group manifesting.
A good bit of fluff can go a long way. In a huge game i had one night with 4 other players, I brought both my Eldar and Necrons to the fight. I came up with some fluff about prophecies and the like and it didn't seem to go down to o badly. If you have knowledge of the background information on both factions, it can be convinced ass to why two such hated armies can work together.
1) apokolypse is a stand alone system in these terms it shares about as much in common with 40k as necromunda or inquisiter
2) it can be argued that because 2 enemies are fighting the same opponent it doesn't make them friends for all you know in the imaginary world after your marines were butchered they turned upon one another
3) sisters of battle are humans and as such totally supseptible to the influence of the genestealer cult under the right circumstances ... i myself am guilty of dusting of my 2cnd ed cult and enthralling my own sob's
*it helps if you convert your cult leader to resemble a missionary cuz then he's not a mutant he's "blessed by the sacred power of the throne before all else" (as corny as it may sound thats the excuse they used to use for enthralled guard lolz
on the same note if i find my camera i willl post pics of my limo with it's newly attached sob insignia and drum barrel hb's so damn cool they should put rules in the next book
Believe in me, even if we are torn apart our feelings will unite us that is what this post is all about.
Sisters of battle have had what? 2 cases of corruption in their thousands of years of service to the throne? Both of which by chaos.
No genestealer cult could ever corrupt the sisters. "A" sister sure. that is more plausible but you are basically talking about the hardest to influence faction in the entire game second only to the greyknights (who claim to have never lost a single brother to temptation)
However that isnt to say it is impossible. Have the tyranids be used by the imperium instead of the other way around. Sisters the most devote soldiers are to ensure the experiment works and that the nids battle properly. You could even add an in house rule such as "Any sister of battle unit within 6 inches of allied tyranids must take a leadership test in the shooting phase. If failed the sisters contempt for all things unclean in the eyes of the church takes over. The sisters must fire upon the closest tyranid unit with all weapons capable of firing"
The key note here is have fun. If the game will simply be unfun for you than I say do not play him. However you also have to think about HIS fun. that is why special house rules could be used to create a more common ground.
I once actually played a game with both players using tyranids. If any "non-synapse" creatures got within range of the enemies synapse creatures they had to take a leadership test, if failed the unit is influenced by the other armies hive mind and switches sides. It was one hell of a fun if not a little confusing fight.
Hey,Well, the DH army could include CD if *all the players* thought that would be fun. Otherwise, no.you can have a daemon hunters armies and include daemons in it if you wantWell, there's the Allies Matrix on p198 of the 40k Apocalypse rule book:theres nothing against it if it's apocalypse
Bugs are not 'Trusted Allies' of Sisters and not even under 'Dubious Temporary Truce vs Common Foe'.
They fall under the 'Hated Archenemies Never to Ally Unless You Want to Buy Some, Then It's Okay' category.
The 'fluff' clause is in there just to reconcile the 'buy anything' intent of that third type of "Ally".
Since 'good reason' is completely subjective, it's subordinate to the equally-subjective 'fun' metarule.
In both cases, it's a consensus - not a unilateral - agreement of suitable representation in an "Apocalyptic Battle".
Genestealers would be the simplest way of explaining such an occurence.
http://belloflostsouls.net/2008/02/p...-mini-dex.html ) their is a special genestealer magus character that allows you to field sob units, so if it's good enough for them it's good enough for me
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