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I'm thinking about playing pre-heresy World Eaters. Buy a bunch of Berzerker boxes cut the pointy things off their helmets file down some chaos stuff and use old assault marine, and tac marine bitz for some legs and bodies. Give them all bolt bistols and chain axes/swords etc. Keep em' fluffy!
But heres my point I dont know which of the various SM codexes to use. The vanilla one turns me off since regular tac marines cant have bolt pistols AND CCW's at the same time I want a captain with a "power weapon" chainaxe and storm shield, accompanied by a unit w/the same set up.
might want to take a quick look at the SW since im pretty sure grey hunters were allowed chainswords and bolt pistols not to mention the blood claws (+2 attacks on the charge would fit in perfectly with the world eaters imo)
You could use the BT Codex
Please don't cut me at the knees short scary giner person with a beard.
Perhaps SW, I have the codex and like how assaulty they are, but a blod claw is WS 3 sure he fits the picture of a world eater but I doubt a wold eater would be WS 3! (at the same time I know thats the codex I'll likely have to fall on, since BA and DA captains cant have SS which is weird.)
I'm unfamiliar with the black templar codex, althouh it might make a good fit who knows. I have to look at it first.
I'd say go with blood angels and make a drop pod force.
Lets go massacre something
I am a sexy shoeless god of war!
point worth making about the blood claws WS3 would be the way it fits nicely with fluff (could put it down to the fact that the world eaters in question are fighting more out of berserk bloodlust than with any sort of skilled swordsmanship or finesse)
lol berzerkers fight in a berzerk bloodlust and they're WS5.
you could say they're WS3 because they're loyal to the corpse-god and that makes them weak!
Take my words with a grain of salt, i am not the tactical genius i think i am!
Maybe use the CSM codex, the standard marines get pistol sword, and you could field Berserkers. They would not get "Show no fear", but zerkers are fearless, and you can give the basics Icon of chaos glory, to re roll LD 10 with a champion.
Most of the units lend themselves well to converting into pre-heresy.
You could even call Obliterators pre-heresy battle robots and build a nice conversion for them.
Only problem might come along with some of the HQ units. I wouldn’t know how to explain a daemon prince.
It might be a streatch but a daemon prince could equal a primarch? or maybe a force commarnder though either might take a bit of forknowledge of the legion in question.
We rode on the winds of the rising storm, we ran to the sounds of thunder. We danced among the lighting bolts, and tore the world asunder.
Even pre-heresy World Eaters had the implants. Using the rules for Khorne Berserkers wouldn't be that far off for pre-heresy WEs. Even the loyal ones, the good guys, would slaughter innocents just to get their blood running so it's not like you're dealing with even remotely humane, controlled people to begin with. Failing that, Black Templars probably would be a decent fit. You can even give them Str 5, Init 3 with a vow if you wanted to represent some sort of berserker strength, or rerollable to-hit rolls.
Really, though, if I was doing it I'd just use the Khorne Berserkers rules. A Chaos Lord doesn't do anything that screams non-loyalist to me, plus close combat chaos dreadnoughts seem to fit into the WE theme better than an ironclad would.
That said I'm working on some pre-heresy/loyalist Thousand Sons and I'm planning on fielding them both with a SM and a CSM codex depending on my mood, so I would hardly hold a grudge against you for using any codex as long as it was legal and close enough to wysiwyg that I didn't get headaches remembering everything.
Also, if you want to play around with a non-official book, Bell of Lost Souls has Warhammer 30,000: Age of Heresy. The last update was in 07, so it probably is due for some love to bring it up to date with everything, but I hear people say good things about it.
Last edited by Bob Dole; April 16th, 2009 at 01:26.
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