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Old 09 Dec 2007, 14:17   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. This idea has been popping into my head from time to time.

What do you think of alternativly armed vehicles in the IG codex? Like a heavy bolter sentinel, or as some one mentioned, a baal leman Russ. Personally, I'd like to see autocannon chimera rules without having to buy an expensive IA book.

Also, imagine a leman Russ that instead of a battlecannon mounts 1-2 gatling long barreled heavy bolters! I know, either way to expensive or over powered, but the Imperium is a vast place, and it can be assumed there are some weired vehicle varieties out there.

As a side note, all those people that want a 'puma' (=p) for the new codex, just go on the GW website, find the conversion for light vehicles (Which count as sentinels) and use the VDR to give it a heavybolter. There you go, a puma!

I'd like your opinions on this, as it could really let us customize our amour.
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 14:37   #2 (permalink)
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Also, imagine a leman Russ that instead of a battlecannon mounts 1-2 gatling long barreled heavy bolters!
Isn't that the same as the proposed Baal Leman Russ? Or are you talking about bolting a Vulcan Mega Bolter onto a Russ hull? I think Titan weapons are best reserved for Super Heavies.

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I know it's not a codex vehicle, but I would really like to refit a Marauder Destroyer with a pair of battlecannons poking out the starboard side of the fusilage; a la AC-130 Spectre Gunship. It'd be so easy to write rules for too; you could just treat the guns as an Apocalyptic Barrage (4) weapon with the same stats as a battle cannon.

Marauder Gunship, baby...got a nice ring to it doesn't it?



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Old 09 Dec 2007, 14:39   #3 (permalink)
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Also, imagine a leman Russ that instead of a battlecannon mounts 1-2 gatling long barreled heavy bolters!
Isn't that the same as the proposed Baal Leman Russ? Or are you talking about bolting a Vulcan Mega Bolter onto a Russ hull? I think Titan weapons are best reserved for Super Heavies.

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I know it's not a codex vehicle, but I would really like to refit a Marauder Destroyer with a pair of battlecannons poking out the starboard side of the fusilage; a la AC-130 Spectre Gunship. It'd be so easy to write rules for too; you could just treat the guns as an Apocalyptic Barrage (4) weapon with the same stats as a battle cannon.

Marauder Gunship, baby...got a nice ring to it doesn't it?



I didn't think it would be a baal, but if it is, it is!

And oh yeah, Marauder gunship.... yummm.

See what we can come up with?
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 14:49   #4 (permalink)
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Would it be practical to see something like a "heavy" sentinel with twinlinked whatever?
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 14:56   #5 (permalink)
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Would it be practical to see something like a "heavy" sentinel with twinlinked whatever?
Why the heck not? Just you'd have to up the points cost and maybe keep the pitiful armour the same or give it 11 front, but I can't see why there wouldn't be such a thing. Just make sure to have your opponents permission =)
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 14:58   #6 (permalink)
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A quad heavy stubber Sentinel might be a cool thing to see.
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 15:01   #7 (permalink)
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Haha, yeah!

Oh yeah, the VDR I am using dosn't work so well with pre-existing vehicles. So basically this is what you do.

Take the sentinels base 35. Then look at the weapon you want. Multi-laster is x points. For twin-linked, you add 1/2 of x. So a twin-linked multi-laser would be 1 and 1/2 X. For example, 20 would become 30 if twin-linked. Hope that helps!
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I want a Sentinel with a battle cannon. Mostly because it wouldn't fit. :P

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More seriously, a Leman Russ with a mortar battery in place of its sponsoons.

Sentinel with a plasma cannon. That'd be about 10 000 degrees of awesome right there.

Sentinel/Chimera with a missile launcher.
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 20:40   #9 (permalink)
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Chimera with a m issile launcher.... Interesting, considering that's what a lot of modern day IFV's and APC's have...
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Sentinel/Chimera with a missile launcher.



Yeah, baby. ^-^
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