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Major Markus Tanner of the 54th Gudrunite Engineers
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Old 26 Jun 2006, 01:10   #1 (permalink)
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Default Major Markus Tanner of the 54th Gudrunite Engineers

[table][tr][td] [/td][td]Cost[/td][td]Ws[/td][td]Bs[/td][td]S[/td][td]T[/td][td]W[/td][td]I[/td][td]A[/td][td]Ld[/td][td]Sv[/td][/tr][tr][td]Major Markus Tanner [/td][td]125[/td][td]4[/td][td]4[/td][td]3[/td][td]3[/td][td]3[/td][td]4[/td][td]3[/td][td]9[/td][td]4+/5+[/td][/tr][/table]

Weapons: Lightning Claw, Combat Shotgun

Wargear: Macharian Cross, Carapace Armor, Refractor Field, Frag Grenades, Melta Bombs

Options:The Major may be accompanied by a retinu of his most skilled and battle hardenned engineers. They count as a Veteran Squad being equiped with the Carapace Armor Doctrine, and must pay for it as normal. If given such a retinu Markus may Infiltrate with them.

SPECIAL RULES:
Combat Engineer: Major Markus Tanner and his retinu always count as using the Combat Engineer Stratagem from Codex Cities of Death. When using the Stratagem system Combat EWngineers must always be taken.
Mine Sweep:Markus may only be affected by mines on a 6+. If given a retinu on a 4+ the minefield is removed from the table
Nasty Surprises: At the beginning of the game, roll a d6. On a 4+ you get d3 extra lengths (as per Cities of Death) of Barbed Wire or Tank Traps

Major Markus and the 54th Gudrunite Gudrunite Engineers were the most unlikely of heroes. Who would have thought that as the 13th black Crusade came crashing down on the Gothic Sector that an under strength unit of engineers would find themselves in the spot light? In a galaxy consumed by war how could something as harmless sounding as engineers make a difference?

What most do not understand is that preporation wins battles. Someone has to build the fortifications, breach enemy defences and clear mine fields. When the waves of traitors and mutants battered against the Imperial line, screaming figures giving praise to unspeakable darkness, it wasd the brave men of the 54th Gudrunite Engineers who sprinted from their well made trenches and bunkers, braving the hellish no man's land ofd the city streets to create new barricades and repair the barbed wire fences, by hand if necessary.

It was Major Tanner and his men that fought city block by city block as the Imperial forces broke, laying booby traps and obsaticles in their wake to slow their enemies down. It was they who launched raids on enemy strong points, clearing fortified buildings and leaving hidden "surprises" for the chaos worshippers to find as they vanished, buying more time for the Imperial forces to regroup and dig in. They collapsed buildings, layed mine fields, even dropped most of the slums' sewer on the heads of the enemy guerillas trying to use them for covert raids.

It was over the dead bodies of these brave men that the forces of chaos tripped and stumbled upon, leaving trhem an even stronger imperial perimiter to break them selves upon whjen the smoke cleared. All that was left of the noble 54th Gudrunite was Major Markus Tanner and his most elite of men. These battle hardenned survivors, clad in jury rigged storm trooper armor, and armed with a mixture of salvaged and standard issue gear (Markus pulled the lightning claw armed gauntlet of a mercenary captain from the rubble of a building they collapsed on a platoon) the survivors of this titanic battle resembl;ed nothing of the green recruits they had been when it began.


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