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I know I have read the rules for zealots before but I dont remember where. Now that I want to incorporate them into my army (I'm thinking hordes of zealots with priests, 18 arcos, and 9 penitents or something similar). I just need to know where I can get the rules without having to ebay white dwarf 292...if i could even find it.
They have the same stat line as a traitor from the adversaries section of the codex, but their Ld is a point better and their save is a point worse.
One model in five (rounding up) can be a fanatic at twice the price (in total), with an extra attack. The fanatics may also take Eviscerators for the same cost as a plasma pistol from the armoury
One model can be upgraded to a demagogue (vet leader) for the same cost as a storm trooper vet upgrade (over and above their starting cost), and gets +1 WS, W, and Ld, plus the option of 25 points of equipment from the armoury
You can have up to 20, they have laspistols and close combat weapons. They can never be transported in a vehicle, and may be joined by no-one but a priest
They invert moral penalties (i.e. if you lose combat by 3 you ADD 3 to your Ld, max 10 )
There are other upgrade options, but those are the basics.
I played two squads of 16 a few nights back, but they lagged behind the wall of 9 penitent engines and my opponent ran out of units before they got half way across the board.
Last edited by A.T.; June 16th, 2009 at 22:13.
= = by Graham McNeill = =
As well as the Sisters of Battle, the Ministorum can call upon the masses of the faithtul to wage its wars and smite its foes. Though forbidden by the Decree Passive from maintaining 'Men under Arms', the armies of the Ecclesiarchy often include whole bands of zealous fanatics who rally to the Emperor's cause. Graham McNeill provides rules for using these frothing maniacs on the battlefields of the 41st millennium.
After the Age of Apostasy and the death of the insane High Lord of the Administratum, Goge Vandire, the Ecclesiarchy was forbidden from raising and maintaining standing armies of professional soldiers or "Men under Arms". The Adeptus Sororitas were excluded from this ban by virtue of their sex, and the Orders Militant of the Adepta Sororitas have served as the fighting arm of the Ecclesiarchy since that time. But though there are prohibitions on raising such armies, there is a tacit understanding that, in times of crisis, the faithful may rise to fight alongside the forces of the Ecclesiarchy or be called to battle by a Witch Hunter in service of his own designs.
These armies of fanatics range from the ordinary citizenry of the Imperium to those sects of the Imperial Cult who preach fiery persecution of the heretic, the xeno and the unbeliever. Such cults can be useful tools for the Ministorum or an Inquisitor, but are sometimes more troublesome than any benefit they might bring, often utterly destroying in a frenzy those whom might best be captured. Whipped into frothing fits of religious ecstasy by the fiery priests of the Ecclesiarchy, whole towns and cities can be raised to fight against those declared heretic or Excommunicate. Armed with whatever weapons are to hand, these fanatical zealots march alongside the Sisters of Battle, with the light of adoration shining in every face. As battle approaches, the preachers and confessors pass amongst the rabid followers they have gathered, passing out more advanced weaponry to those whose desire to fight and die for the glory of the Emperor seems especially strong.
Thrown into the thickest of the fighting, zealots fight with fanatical fury, heedless of danger or their threat to their lives. Indeed, the more deadly the fighting, the harder they fight. Frequently, at battles end, these will be few. if any survivors once the smoke has cleared and the final butcher's bill recorded. But such is the price of devotion to the Emperor and there are always more zealots where these ones came from...
Rules have been removed, I am sorry, but we are not allowed to have these posted here. GW IP laws, and LOs own rules are clear on this.
Last edited by Riptor; June 17th, 2009 at 14:44.
Thanks to both of you for the help. It's time for me to get my playtest on!
But are they legal?
then would you prove it please, some years ago i made 20 of them but since then i never could use them.
There is only the white dwarf that say`s they exist, is there an oficial ruling?
the chapter aproved in the WD 304 is from april 2005, thats like 4 years ago, is there anywere else you can find that say`s they are legal?
Something more recent?
in ard boys do not support this, but i would ask specifically the place youre going to play.
all tournaments in moscow specify that they are legal, even though im like 1 of 3 people who play WH here and i dont think i ever saw anyone fielding them outside of a friendly game