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quick question: what is that little shield like things on the left shoulder of the termie commander? does it serve any purpose at all besides looks?
Just for looks.
Grey Knight termies have them, as do Bretonian Knights (slightly off topic that tho).. really just a decoration AFAIK
If i am remembering my history correctly than the Bretonian Knights would have them to protect the lightly armored arm pit area from a lance during jousting. Grey Knights would probably use them for personal heraldry?? Normal Space marine terminators might do something similar.. but on both Grey Knights and the Space Marine Terminators its just an extra that i think was intended to make the Sergeant easier to pick out at a glance.
cool thats interesting. thanks for the extra info
They would be useful, if you had enough you could give all your characters/sergeants one and paint heraldry on it. I have also used I tau shield generator for this purpose on my IG colonel. Toobad these weren't around then.
... only triumph could turn pooing his pants into a good thing..
I believe you are talking about the crux terminatrix. The skull cross on the left shoulder pad. It is said that they are made from shards of the emporers own armor and are what give the terminators their 5+ invulnerable save.
Mentor of Space Marine Commanders far and wide.
Efficiency VS Point Cost VS Ease Of Use - Your best bets:
1) Chaplain led Assault squad - 2 plasma pistols, powerfisted sergeant
2) 8 man Devastator squad - 4 missile launchers
3) Land Speeder Tornado - HB + AC
uh no not really but thanks for the extra info!
It's for general decoration. Some bear the personal livery of the wearer (much like the shields that medieval knights have) whereas some have a record of the wearers campaign history.
- Watch this space.