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Coming up with fluff to have jetbikes in an IG army
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Old 30 May 2007, 02:06   #1 (permalink)
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Default Coming up with fluff to have jetbikes in an IG army

Well, i recently received some jetbikes in the mail (with some goffik rockers), we're talking ooooooold school jetbikes, made before i was born. What fluff would fit these jetbikes?
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Old 30 May 2007, 02:33   #2 (permalink)
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I guess that they were stolen from the Eldar/Dark Eldar could work... or an old STC on the planet your regiment is from.
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Old 30 May 2007, 02:41   #3 (permalink)
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Space Marines used to use Jetbikes, and Guard used to have jump troops.

Claiming 'stolen Eldar technology' is ridiculous - the DNA coding on Eldar equipment makes it next to impossible for an unintended user to make use of it, but clever alterations might be able to bypass that. A Human would still kill himself trying to ride an Eldar jetbike, though, since they're so fast and agile that anyone but an Eldar would be liable to crash before they realized they were loosing control!

You could justify Guard using jetbikes in one of two ways:
1) Ancient, nearly forgotten STC only produced locally.
2) "Heretic" or isolated Guard regiment on the fringes of the Imperium, with Xenos equipment.
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Old 30 May 2007, 03:00   #4 (permalink)
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i guess that works, but how do i convert the characters to fit on the jetbike?
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I would like the bare legs a bit better if they weren't belonging to a old woman with Grey Hair.

Kinda wrong.
I agree with that, at least try to make her look hot and young!

Anyways, dont give toasty any ideas, he already loves his Sisters too much....
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Old 30 May 2007, 03:10   #5 (permalink)
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Qwah? Jetbikes without riders? Bah.

Well, your best bet would be WHFB miniatures - plasic legs for mounted models, and the same upper body as your other Guardsmen.
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Old 30 May 2007, 03:23   #6 (permalink)
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i was thinking of using the elysians, with heavey conversion. Also, i've been reading the manga "Deathnote" How could i model some of the characters?
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I would like the bare legs a bit better if they weren't belonging to a old woman with Grey Hair.

Kinda wrong.
I agree with that, at least try to make her look hot and young!

Anyways, dont give toasty any ideas, he already loves his Sisters too much....
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Old 30 May 2007, 04:43   #7 (permalink)
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Tau have a lot of skimmer tech, and a pronounced tendancy to swap stuff with local imperials. Makes you slightly on the bad side of the imperium, should they ever find out, naturally, but there really isn't much of a way around that.
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Old 30 May 2007, 04:53   #8 (permalink)
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For the last time, this isnt tau or eldar tech, this is imperium tech, its the originals, made before i was born.
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I would like the bare legs a bit better if they weren't belonging to a old woman with Grey Hair.

Kinda wrong.
I agree with that, at least try to make her look hot and young!

Anyways, dont give toasty any ideas, he already loves his Sisters too much....
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Old 30 May 2007, 04:59   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, but thats been kinda retconned out of existance. So any solution you come up with is, well interesting.

Note that tau have no aversion to toying with imperial tech. Plenty of fluff to support them building some toys for you, even if they're off an imp blueprint. Heck, spyrer suits are a hybrid of tau and imp tech.
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Old 30 May 2007, 05:57   #10 (permalink)
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hmm, i like the STC tech idea, i might also use some other STC stuff.
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