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Old 28 Feb 2007, 14:32   #1 (permalink)
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Default Firefly/Serenity-like people in the 40k 'verse?

Just saw serenity, and I wondered, are there any outlaws (Not renegades) in the Imperium? And not just like them, like Han and Chewie too. For those who do not know about firefly/serenity, it's about a crew aboard a starship named the firefly. It sorta resembles a firefly too, with it's huge bright engine. But... yeah, ya get it lol
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Old 28 Feb 2007, 14:39   #2 (permalink)
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I love that show/film




Yeah, there are hundreds of pirates and smugglers in the Imperium, not to mention Rogue Traders, which pretty much do that as well.
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Old 28 Feb 2007, 14:50   #3 (permalink)
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Rafe hit the grot on the head with Rogue Traders. Essentially, they are freelance smugglers/pirates/merchants who run goods from place to place. They are as likely to work for the Imperium as they are against it. The thing is that in many instances, the Imperium needs Rogue Traders to compiment, augment, and supply their own forces. So they can't just get rid of them. Many times, Space Marines are supplied by hired Rogue Traders and especially valiant Traders will sometimes run against blockades or whatnot to ferry supplies to a planet and people off of them.

Rogue Traders normally trade with just about anyone (Eldar, Tau, Imperium) who will pay them. This sometimes gets them into trouble with Imperial authorities who abhor contact with Xenos species.
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Old 28 Feb 2007, 14:53   #4 (permalink)
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it's about a crew aboard a starship named the firefly.
For shame. The ship is named Serenity. It is a Firefly class ship.
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How would one make a rouge trader army? Or could you not?
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Lol. So I would be using the guardsmen?
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Old 28 Feb 2007, 15:36   #7 (permalink)
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Well, for once, you can`t really compare Rogue Traders with the likes of Han Solo or Malcolm Reynolds. Rogue Trader ships are enormous beasts compared to the light transports of said individuals; mainly because interstellar travel is far more difficult in the 40K world.
A Rogue Trades doesn`t have just a crew of 5 or 6 people running around; he has command over at least a ship the size of an Escort-Class vessel (in some cases even bigger ships; Rumours are that there are even fleets under the Command of Rogue Traders out there).

It is highly unlikely that they are "runinng from the law", like Mr. Solo or Reynolds, as their ships are in need of constant support. More likely, they have some kind of (maybe inherited) allowance. Sure, they might do some illegal stuff, but most of them won`t show up on the Imperiums "most wanted"-list.

The best way to represent an "army" (or better: the grounded crew of such starships) like this? I`ve found that Demonhunter armies might fit the bill.
Use an Inquisitor as Rogue Trader Lord, give him fitting equipment (no anti-daemon stuff, of course). A few indoctrinated Stortroopers as his professional soldiers and bodyguards, and a couple of "allied IG" as the rest of his crew. No tanks, though Sentinels might work. At least, that`s how I`d do it.
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Old 28 Feb 2007, 16:39   #8 (permalink)
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You coul also use Lost and the Dammed army list that might work

use traitors as basic troops, mutants as servitor crew, and big mutants as combat servitors, kind of like the Adeptus Mechanus army featured in a White Dwarf awhile back
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Using the Witch Hunters list might work. The Rouge Trader could be and Inquisitor, the
Cannoness could be his personal champion or something, the regular sister his elite personal army and acts of faith could be explained as "mystical technologies"!
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Old 28 Feb 2007, 17:05   #10 (permalink)
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I don't know what you'd use for the Serenity's crew but for the reavers you could use Dark eldar. The ships are just smaller BFG ships and dark eldar even have a unit with the word reaver in it.

You could probably modify the kroot merc army list for the crew.

I love that film, its briliant.
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