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Ok, so heres my plan. Ive heard and seen it done many times before so i figured id also try it for myself.
Instead of having a leman russ battle tank as the main battle tank in my army, i will use the Russian JS-3 A.K.A IS-3 heavy tank instead of the standard leman russ. The thing is though it will be 165 point and have a 125mm battle cannon( Str-9/ AP-2 / Ord.Large Blast)
Another feature that the tank will have is the ability to carry up to 6 troops on its back for mechanized warfare or watever.
Also, the troops sitting on the tank can be shot at like normal as if they were on foot and they can also fire at enemies like normal as if they were on foot, the only difference is that when the troops are fired upon from the general front angle of the tank, they recieve a 4+ save(to simulate the fact that they are behind the tanks turret.)
All other rules that apply to other vehicles apply to the tank as well( such as emergency disembark, moving and shooting vehicle weaponry, etc...)
So thats about it, ive just started my own Russian style Valhallan IG army and i thought this tank would be perfect for it ( im russian by the way)
I also have a bunch of other plans in store and ill post them up for everyone to see.
The idea here is great, but from a more sceptical point of view I would say using this tank would be at the mercy of your opponent.
I have no objection against using WDR rules, in fact I think they are great as they allow a wider perspective to the hobby.
But when it comes to the matter of modifying weapons, then I am a little sceptical.
I personally feel that weapons should be kept to the standards as to not make things overpowered.
Now I don't remember the correct lettering of the rule statement, but I'm sure there is a catch to making a weapon into a mega weapon (I think tha twas what they called it...)
But by all means go ahead, but as I said...it is a bit up to ypur opponent.
I like the idea as you want to use valhallans, I'm a valhallan plyer myself. They give a nice sense of nostalgia pf being that rounded up mob that is forced to fight for their own homes.
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ok, what if i were to make the battle cannon the same as the leman russes battle cannon, would that be a reasonable? and then maybe just lowering the point value a little.
I have to keep in mind that this tank is just supposed to be a pretty much standard tank.
Why dont you just use the normal Russ and model a paltform on the back or scratch make a vehicle sort of like the Gorgon or what ever that new forge world tank is called. Personally I hate it when people try to make up rules for weapons, I dont allow them, but thats just me so I would go with a gorgon type thing made with vdr system.
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Thank you Soldat, you inspired me (most people would say I'm ripping your idea off) to make a PDF regiment that has been so isolated from the Imperium that they use old WWI style tanks. For those, I'm gonna find some French BIS kits (ugly suckers aren't they?) and say they are like Aexe Cardinal Light Tanks....idea....thank you so much
hey no problem, i think that its awesome how you can create your own custom vehicles and stuff and give them point values and special rules and WOOOHHOOO
ya you get the idea... lol
I almost forgot.