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    Hierospex/Fallen DA Special Character Rules

    Just the latest iteration of the rules for these two characters. I felt I'd create a single thread so as to collect all the comments on my latest efforts together.

    So, ONTO THE RULES!


    0-1 HIEROSPEX
    Imperial Designation: Hierospex
    Common Name: Broodpit, Spawner
    Species Name: Tyranicus Mortis

    The creature known as the Hierospex was first sighted during the siege of Quintar in 998.M41. It is the smallest example of a reproductive Tyranid organism yet sighted, although it is still the size of a baneblade super-heavy tank. It is adapted for a battlefield role as well, as many a shattered city will attest. It appears to be a specialist mutation of the Carnifex genus.

    Pts/Model WS BS S T W I A Ld Sv
    Hierospex 500 5 - 10 7 5 3 2D6+1D6 10 2+


    Brood: 1 Hierospex

    Weapon Symbiotes/Biomorphs: Two pairs of Crushing Claws, Scythe Tail, Tusked, and Reproductive Cysts.



    SPECIAL RULES
    Monstrous Creature. The Hierospex is a lumbering bio-construct of chitin and sinew, towering above the masses of Rippers and Gaunts that swarm around its ankles. The Hierospex itself counts as a Monstrous Creature, as detailed on page 55 of the Warhammer 40,000 Rulebook.

    Fearless. The Hierospex knows no fear, having had such weak impulses stripped from its instincts. The Hierospex has the Fearless rule, as detailed on page 74 of the Warhammer 40,000 Rulebook.

    Reproductive Cysts. One of the first examples of an offensive reproductive Tyranid organism, the Hierospex is capable of emitting Spore Mines from deep within its reproductive cysts, as well as spawning teeming clusters of Rippers. At the start of a battle, the Tyranid player must decide whether the Hierospex will spawn Spore Mines or Rippers for the duration of the battle. If the player chooses Spore Mines, they follow the normal rules for Spore Cysts on page 33 of the Tyranid Codex, and Spore Mines on pages 28 & 29 of the Tyranid Codex. If Rippers are chosen, the Hierospex may spawn one ripper base at the beginning of every turn. Each Ripper Base is considered to be its own unit. The freshly spawned Rippers must be in base-to-base contact with the Hierospex – if this is not possible, no Rippers are spawned.

    Synapse Creature. The Hierospex, as a conduit of the Hive Mind, is able to act as a Synapse Creature for the restless swarms it commands. The Hierospex is a Synapse Creature, as detailed on page 28 of the Tyranid Codex.

    Regeneration. Much like Carnifexes such as Old One-Eye, the Hierospex is amazingly resilient, capable of renewing damaged tissue in a matter of minutes. At the start of every turn, the Hierospex may roll a D6 for every Wound it has lost. On a roll of 6+, it may regenerate 1 Wound, up to a maximum of 5. If the Hierospex has been slain, it may roll 5 D6. Each one that results in a 6+ represents a regenerated Wound, and the Hierospex gets back to its feet with that many Wounds. If none of the dice result in a 6+, the Hierospex is removed as a casualty.

    Anklebiters. Due to its ability to spawn its lesser brethren, the Hierospex always has a few Rippers nearby to aid it in taking down its latest target. The Hierospex always has an extra D6 attacks. These extra D6 attacks are not Monstrous Creature attacks, and have the following profile; WS 3, S 3, I 2.

    Leader-Beast. The Hierospex, being the incredibly powerful conduit of the hive mind that it is, is usually at the head of any Tyranid force that encompasses it, and so is the primary target of enemy generals. On the Force Organization Chart, the Hierospex takes up one HQ slot if the mission only allows for 1 HQ choice, and two if it allows for more.

    Birthing Frenzy. When in dire peril, the Hierospex has been witnessed going into a frenzy of reproduction, giving birth to whole broods of warrior beasts to protect itself. Once per game, the Hierospex may enter a Birthing Frenzy. Instead of producing a Ripper Swarm that turn, it may produce a brood of 8 Gaunts or Hormagaunts at the start of the turn. The brood may have one upgrade, but no more. The brood counts as its own unit, and may move/assault the turn it is spawned. Due to the intensity of such an action, the Hierospex may not move or assault that turn. At least one of the gaunts must be in base-to-base contact with the Hierospex when the brood is spawned.




    Brother-Captain Solomon, formerly of the Dark Angels, currently known as Mortesse Vite of the Iron Warriors
    Solomon was recruited from the lower classes of Caliban. He was a strong young man, and an excellent recruit. He rose through the ranks quickly, despite his brooding personality, and soon became a captain. When the Fall of Caliban came, he was amongst the Fallen to be spirited away by the powers of Chaos. In the years since, he has plagued the Imperium, leading renegades, traitors and heretics against the Emperor. During his career, he has plundered one of his former chapter’s bikes, and spitefully employed the previous owner’s skull as an armor-repairing servo-skull, keeping it forever bound to its bike. He continues to wear his chapter’s colors, perhaps as a mockery of their hunt for him, but mixes it with the colors of whichever Traitor Legion he happens to be serving at the time. Currently, he dons the mantle of an Iron Warriors Warsmith, including a servo-arm-equipped backpack and a lightning claw of unknown origin. It is theorized by the Inquisition that it was given to him by Perturabo himself, as a recognition of his prowess, but such claims remain unsubstantiated.
    MORTESSE Cost: 300 points
    Pts/Model WS BS S T W I A Ld Sv
    Mortesse 300 6 7 5 5(6) 3 5 4+1 10 2+/4+

    Unit type:
    -Bike

    Number/Squad:
    -1

    Wargear:
    Meztaug
    Twin-Linked Bolter
    Personal Icon
    Frag Grenades
    Melta Bombs
    Bionics
    Spiky Bits
    Maelstrom Bolts
    Gorbacht
    Servo Arm
    Bike-Mounted Twin-Linked Autocannon
    Artificer Armor
    Melta Pistol
    Servo-Skull

    Special Rules:
    Retinue: Mortesse Vite may have a retinue of up to four Biker Champions, each equipped with a master-crafted power weapon, for 50 points per champion. One may be equipped with the Icon of Chaos Undivided for an additional 10 points.
    Bionics: Mortesse may ignore a wound on a roll of 6 on a D6.
    Spiky Bits: Mortesse may re-roll one miss per round of close-combat.
    Maelstrom Bolts: Mortesse’s Twin-Linked Bolter is armed with specially crafted bolts. His shots from this weapon have an AP of 4.
    Melta Pistol: Mortesse has had a special Melta-Pistol crafted for him by his engineers. It works just the same as a Melta Gun, but has the Pistol characteristic.
    Fallen: Mortesse Vite is one of the traitorous Fallen, and as such the Dark Angels are almost invariably involved with any Imperial force sent to combat him. Any Imperial Army fighting an Iron Warriors force that includes Mortesse Vite may take a single force selection slot of Dark Angels.
    Gorbacht: Gorbacht is a Lightning Claw, fueled by the power of Chaos. As such, any wounds successfully inflicted by Gorbacht count as two wounds, as opposed to one. Gorbacht is not, per se, a daemon weapon, and so cannot wound Mortesse, provide him with extra attacks, etc.
    Meztaug: Mortesse rides into battle upon a plundered Ravenwing bike, which he has personally modified. It utilizes a Twin-Linked Autocannon, as well as a disruptive force shield. This confers upon Mortesse a 4+ Invulnerable save (Already included in his profile).
    Icon of Chaos Undivided: In Mortesse’s retinue, one of his champions usually bears the Icon of Chaos Undivided. This Icon causes all enemy units within 16” of the Icon bearer to suffer a -1 to their Leadership, for as long as they are within range of the Icon.
    Master-Crafted Weapon: Any model with a Master-Crafted Weapon may re-roll one miss per round of close-combat.
    Servo-Arm: Mortesse is equipped with a Servo-Arm, which grants him an extra attack with the following profile (The extra attack is already included in Mortesse’s profile): S8, AP2, I1.
    Fearless: Mortesse has the Fearless special rule.
    Independent Character: Mortesse is an Independent Character.
    Servo-Skull: Mortesse has a Servo-Skull familiar, which can repair his armor in the midst of battle. Mortesse may re-roll one armor save per round of combat.
    Artificer Armor. Mortesse’s armor was specially crafted, and confers upon him a 2+ armor save that has already been included in his profile.



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    The Nid is cool but how big i he? if hes massive why not make him a Bio Titan? the rules are inn apoclypse, just up his points slightly, take a peek when you get yours!!

    And the Fallen guy is illigal, Bolter,Two handed, Lightning claw, one handed, melta thingy, one handed and still 300 pts??

    You need to drop a weapon, explain how a bike can stand a autocannon, let alone 2 when it takes an attack bike for a heavy bolter and increse his points by 60-80 atleast.
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    Just to clarify, Apocalypse doesn't include rules for creating Tyranid monstrosities, simply a new set of rules for Gargantuan creatures... At least as far as I could tell from browsing the book.
    "The meat things seek to destroy ourselves. They hunt us as we hunt them but they are weak and uncertain. The inferior flesh will be entirely destroyed, all biomatter consumed. Ourselves will fight to the last, all weak flesh must be devoured."

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    Your right but it doesnt include rules for makeing your own special charecters does it?

    Its just somethng hes doing for fun.

    And thats exactly what i ment, make it a bio titan, as the rules for gargantuan creatures are there, same difference lol *wonders off wistelning*
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