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Has any one read the Vehicle Design Rules in a chapter approved by Jervis Johoson (WD23 AU) They Are a full set of rules to make what ever you want with all the points for the wepones, speed, armour and vehicle type.
Its on help of a god set to have, Has any one made there own veicle with these rules? let me know how they went
Yeah, I've read the rules (I tink it was also published in the US in a different issue #193 ??) and they are a half decent guide. However, If you were to use them to calculate the point of an existing piece (say and IG Sentinel), they tend top be a little high priced. The design rules points cost are more than the actual Codex cost. Overall its not bad tho. Gotta start somewhere.
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I made a predator to look like the MLRS. Stat wise it had 2 sets of gatling missile launchers and came out a about 180pts. Was a bit expensive for what it did, but I made it myself, and the mates didn't mind it at all. I was a happy bunny.
Then there was a revised version where for some reason the cost of a missile launcher skyrocketed. The cost jumped from something like 180 to about 320pts. Effectively I had an exorcist missile tank for 320pts. I retired it and have been too scared to use the design rules since. Shame really, I used to play Rogue Trader and was looking forward to using those rules.
i made a Valkyrie-esque transport for my Ultramarines. The cocpit was made from a heavily modified land speeder front, it had a compartment that could carry 10 tactical marines or 5 assault mariens, moved like a land speeder, had a chin-mounted assault cannon, the double tail just like the Valkyrie, AND (the real kicker) Tau Devilfish engines on the end of the wings ala Marine V-22 Osprey tiltrotor.
in the end, after me takin about 5 days to build this thing, it turns out that my creation, dubbed the "Phoenix Assault Transport" wasn't very effective. but it still makes for a kickass centerpiece
Shoot first....shoot again....annnnnnnnnd shoot some more, cause I think I saw his leg twitch.
Also, very mad props to aerion_the_faitful for making so many damn good drawings, esp. ones of Space Marines (and the one that I use for my Avatar)!
I think Forge World use VDR as a guide when designing their creations. The Destroyer Tank Hunter, for example, is armed with a long barrel, blast lascannon, the Hydra is armed with four long barrel autocannons, and the Medusa has a long barrel Demolisher Cannon.
I use the VDR mostly for War machines; an Ork Gargant and a Warlord Titan that I made out of plastic card. They also come in handy for special targets when playing sabotage games. IE, the Marine Scouts have to destroy the Ork Mega-Gatling-Blast-longbarrel-Zap Gun before it fires on the city.
I also sometimes use it to design ork versions of "captured" vehicles, swapping zapguns for lascannons, Big shootas for heavy bolters etc, to give captured vehicles such as the Landraider or Leman Russ Tank more of an orky feel.