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I figured I'd chuck this in here. This is an old VDR I once made for a competition, and has been seeing action as a neat-looking Vindicator in the mean time. But it would make for a cool Marine Basilisk...

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Points: 225

Unit: 1 Space Marine Destroyer

Type: Tank

Weapons and Equipment:
- one Earthshaker Cannon (with Direct/Indirect fire capabilities)
- one pintle mounted Storm Bolter
- two Hunter-Killer Missiles
- extra armor
- smoke launchers
- searchlight

Armor:
Front..Side..Rear..BS
..13.....12.....10.....4

Options:
The Destroyer may choose any of the following options from the Space Marines Codex: Dozer Blade, Power of the Machine Spirit.


According to the VDR rules it was pegged at 185 for the weapons and armor, but not including the secondary upgrades, so I just rounded up to 200 for simplicity, then added 25 to be able to fire directly and indirectly.

I see it as a long range support asset for marines. I can imagine a techmarine seeing two vehicles in front of him: a Predator with a wrecked turret, and a Basilisk with a wrecked chassis, and some armor plates not being used, and thinking "Hmmm..."

Edited by Seahawk, 09 February 2008 - 07:45 PM.

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i think the precedent for marine fire support is a rhino hull. this means it should probably have 11-11-10 rather than a predator hull.

other then that it looks cool. and where did you get that gun?


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Thanks! Got it from this model. In short, it's a 155mm gun that fits absolutely perfectly in the turret ring.

I gave it the high armor because I also saw it as an infantry support weapon, for some reason, like a vindicator, thus the armor would be higher. But you may be right since it's more of a rear support weapon that standard rhino chassis would be better. Drop it to 200 or 210 points then?

Edited by Seahawk, 10 February 2008 - 03:33 PM.

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i have to say great idea and great conversion

well done

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i think the precedent for marine fire support is a rhino hull. this means it should probably have 11-11-10 rather than a predator hull.

other then that it looks cool. and where did you get that gun?

/agree

Nice work though.

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