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I've almost finished painting up a Stormlord in Blood Angel colours (photos as soon as it's finished, promise!), and I'd really like to have it manned by marines - i.e. have a BS of 4.
Fluff-wise I was thinking that perhaps it was presented to the Blood Angels by one of the Chief Fabricators on Mars in payment for saving both his life and his manufactorum from rampaging CSM after the climax of the Horus Heresy. Since then it has fought in thousands of battles, broken parts being replaced and then melted down to make a bronze/steel alloy which is used to form track pieces - in this way there will always be part of the original tank, keeping it's machine spirit strong!
So with that in mind I thought I'd see what people thought was a realistic point increase... bearing in mind that you can swap 2 lascannons for targeters on a Shadowsword I was thinking perhaps 50 points or thereabouts?
I was thinking I'll probably create it's own datasheet in the same way as the Fortress of Arrogance, but I'm having trouble thinking of special rules to give it. Supercharged Engines were my first choice, but I'm not sure how that would work as superheavy tanks only move 6" so making it Fast would I think have sod all difference. Another option would be to give it the effect of a chapter banner, fluff-wise I was going to make it Dante's personal transport so that sort of fits.
All in all, I'd like to give it the extra sponsons and two H.Stubbers (bringing the standard cost up to 616), and then add a special rule or two + the BS increase to bring it's points up to a maximum of 750.
Oh and if anyone who knows Latin can confirm I've got the 'Angel' part of the name right I would be very grateful - it's supposed to translate as 'Peace of Angels'
Pacis of Angelus
That is what came up for my translator. Pax also being peace...
Now thats sick, i was thinking of making a guard army that was kinda in service to the BA and maybe have a couple leman russes and a basalisk or two but that sounds so much cooler. Have one on me an another one for every year Dante has been chapter master
no pictures then i guess
Nope, just got the heavy stubbers to do then I'll be posting them - and if I've not finished them by tomorrow night I'll try and post something anyway
I got roped into helping the missus sort out some Excel spreadsheets for her work
I do have the rules my usual opponents agreed to - I said I wanted a BS4 tank, we started debating points and they decided "just stick that tank bloke in there and call it a day". Not one to argue with a now BS5 tank, I agreed that it would always have the same upgrades - i.e. two sets of sponsons (1HF, 1HB ), 2 pintle mounted Heavy Stubbers and a HK missile.
Not bad for 750 points imo.
I've not fielded it yet like this, but I've a feeling they may ask me to raise the cost to 775 - although I'm thinking if they do I'll suggest 800 and it counts as a Chapter Banner (i.e. +1 attack and reroll morale within 12"). It is the 'flagtank' for the Blood Angels, after all!