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Old 24 Apr 2006, 01:37   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I acquired several pages of the special upgrades that commanders will be able to take, unique to the Medusa V campaign. This information is to the absolute best of my knowledge, public, as the manager was more then happy to make me copies.

Note that I don't have everybody yet, but I will certainly post the rest once I secure the pages.

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Commander
Choice of one item from this list +15 points:
  • +1 WS
  • +1 BS
  • +1 S
  • +1 A
Choice of one item from this list +20 points:
  • Trophy Rack
The commander has been fighting against this xenos threat for some time, and understands the power of grisly trophies. Enemy Xenos models require 5+ to hit the commander (shooting and close combat) regardless of other factors.
  • Inspiring Battlefield Oratory
Once per game, at the start of any one Space Marine Shooting Phase, this character may use his Inspiring Oratory to launch his Battle-Brothers into a frenzy. Instead of shooting, any unit with a model within 6" gains the Fleet of Foot ability for that turn only.
  • Sword of Heroes
The Sword of Heroes adds +2 Strength and counts as a power weapon.
  • Personal Standard
Any unit that is joined by the character with the personal standard gains the Counter Attack ability.

Librarian
Choice of one item from this list +20 points:
  • +1 BS
  • +1 S
  • +1 T
  • +1 I
Choice of one item from this list +20 points
  • Force Shield
A Force shield not only operates like a Combat Shield, but enhances the Librarian's chance of nullifying psychic powers. When attempting to nullify a psychic power, the Librarian may roll 2D6 and choose the highest from one of them.
  • Xenos Knowledge
The Librarian has fought (and vanquished) this Xenos threat before. In the midst of combat, he can telepathically relay key information to those Space Marines nearby. Every Space Marine Unit with a model within 6' of the Librarian counts as having Preferred Enemy against the xenos race they are fighting (only Orks, Eldar, or Tau)
  • Personal Standard
Any unit that is joined by the character with the personal standard gains the Counter Attack ability.


Chaplain

Choice of one item from this list +15 points:
  • +1 WS
  • +1 S
  • +1 I
  • +1 A
Choice of one item from this list +20 points
  • Primarch Relic
Imbued by an unbreakable faith in the Primarch of his Chapter, the Chaplain has the Feel No Pain special rule.
  • Personal Standard
Any unit that is joined by the character with the personal standard gains the Counter Attack ability.
  • Voxcaster
The Chaplain's Litanies of Hate rule is extended to units with models within 6"
  • Inspiring Battlefield Oratory
Once per game, at the start of any one Space Marine Shooting Phase, this character may use his Inspiring Oratory to launch his Battle-Brothers into a frenzy. Instead of shooting, any unit with a model within 6" gains the Fleet of Foot ability for that turn only.


For an additional 50 points (on top of his original cost) your slain hero may be interred in a Dreadnought. Use the Dreadnaught stat line, although the weapons fit is your choice at no extra cost. Any upgrades you purchased for your original hero may be carried over onto the dreadnaught.

Just gonna have a bite to eat, then I'll post the rest. I have Tau, Necrons, and Tyranids.
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Necrons

Lord
Choice of one item from this list +10 points:
  • +1 WS
  • +1 I
  • +1 A
Choice of one item from this list +15 points:
  • Powerful Lightning Field
If the Lord has the Lightning Field wargear, then the attacks are at strength 4 rather than 3.
  • Pariah Evolved
All enemy units within 12" have their Ld reduced to 7
OR choice of one item from this list +30 points:
  • Wraith Body
The Lord has the body of the Wraith and therefore benefits from the Phase Shiftand Wraithflight special rules.

Tyranids


Hive Tyrant
Choice of one item from this list +15 points:
  • +1 S
  • +1 BS
  • +1 WS
  • +1 I
Choice of one item from this list +15 points:
  • Hive Mind Conduit
May select additional powers and automatically passes psychic tests to use them. (Must still pay points for powers as normal)
  • Cavernous Maw
If four or more of the tyrant's close combat attacks hit, he may swallow the model whole without recourse to saves of any kind. (only models on foot with an unmodified strength of 5 or less are effected)
  • Master Of Its Kind
Synapse control range is extended to 18"

Broodlord
Choice of one item from this list +15 points:
  • +1 S
  • +1 T
  • +1 W
Choice of one item from this list +30 points:
  • Faster Then Thought
May Fleet of Foot.
  • Barbed
May re-roll misses in the first round of close combat.


Tau up in a bit.
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Old 24 Apr 2006, 02:17   #3 (permalink)
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Ethereal
Choice of one item from this list +10 points:
  • +1 WS
  • +1 S
  • +1 I
  • 5+ Invulnerable Save
Choice of one item from this list +20 points:
  • Drone Throne
The Ethereal may control up to twice as many drones as usual.
  • Power Weapon Honor Blades
The Ethereal is blessed with honor blades made of the finest Xenos technology the Empire can provide. All his close combat attacks count as power weapons.
  • Suspensor Pack
The Ethereal may move as like a Battlesuit, ie. he may move again in the Assault phase.
  • Hand-Held Shield Generator
The Ethereal benefits from a 4+ invulnerable save.
  • Earth Caste Defenses
Any enemy unit that, in their own Movement or Assault Phases, approaches within 2" of the Ethereal triggers the Earth Caste defenses. The unit suffers d3 s4 AP2 hits.
  • Honor Guard
The Ethereal is accompanied by an elite unit of Fire Warriors. This unit counts as an Elite choice, points (in addition to the 20 points to choose this option) are spent as normal, however the unit adds +1 WS and +1I. The Ethereal must remain within 2" of the unit at all times.


Shas'O
Choice of one item from this list +10 points:
  • +1 WS
  • +1 I
Choice of one item from this list +20 points:
  • Xenos Blades
The Ethereal is blessed with honor blades made of the finest Xenos technology the Empire can provide. All his close combat attacks count as power weapons.
  • Sniper Suit
The Shas'O may mount a rail rifle on his suit, taking up one slot on his suit.
  • Stealth Generator
The Shas'O has a suit cloaked using the same technology as the stealthsuit. Opponents must make the same rolls when trying to spot the Shas'O.
  • Upgraded Fusion Blaster
Once per game, the Shas'O may fire his fusion blaster as a Template weapon.
  • Upgraded Missile Pod
Once per game, the Shas'O may fire his missile pod and use the ordnance template. This exhausts the missile pod for the remainder of the game.
  • Upgraded Plasma Gun
Once per game, the Shas'O may overload his plasma gun. He fires the weapon as usual but places a Blast Template. The Shas'O must make an armor save or suffer a wound. The plasma gun is useless for the remainder of the game.

That's what I've got. I'll post more when I run up to GW and print up copies.
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Hmm... Interesting. Where exactly does all this come from? The Medusa V campaign booklet?
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Was a series of printouts stapled together. I'd assume this is all in the campaign book as well. Some interesting stuff in there. Wraith body!?
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I'm liking the look of the Honour Guard for the Ethereals. Because everyone knows that Fire Warrior + 1WS + 1I = Imperial Guard with some very sweet new toys. Gue'vesa conversions all round!
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Only thing i would have asked is that you brought this to us first before posting it. I'd like to know for sure that this is 100% publicly distributable and not just your manager being overly nice.
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Wierd stuff...

I mean, all of this stuff is only useful if you get within 6" of my Ethereal... which I don't want!

Suspensor pack seems ok though.

Upgrading the plasma rifle seems fun, but the missile pod is immensely useful.

FB thing could be total ownage...

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Quote:
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Only thing i would have asked is that you brought this to us first before posting it. I'd like to know for sure that this is 100% publicly distributable and not just your manager being overly nice.
Considering that the store event for the day was to use this list to make a character, I don't think it's a problem. :P
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Hmm... yes the fusion blaster upgrade looks sweet. Can you say goodbye to an entire unit of terminators in one shot...
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