Skull raiders are a Land Raider variant exclusif to the World Eaters Legion.
The Skull Raider as seen his fire power sacrificed to gain a more important transportation ability and greater speed to discharge his deadly cargo into the melee's heart quiclyer then any other Land Raider.
The front ramp of the vehicle is shaped like a gigantic and evil skull,grinning with bloodlust towards his victims,the hull of the Skull Raider is often covered in skulls,corpses and other grim trophies who can make even the hearts of the most hardened warriors sway.
Those Death vehicles are mostly decorated with Runes of the Blood God,that absorbs and negate Warp energy's around the hull of the vehicle,nullifying any Psychic powers that would try to hit them.
They are famous to have greater speed then any Land Raider variant existing in the EyE of Terror,mainly because after battling for so long against Blood Angels Strike Forces,and taking the skulls of there Loyalist rivals,World Eaters Techmarines saw the opportunity to steal the Lucifer pattern engines to there own benefits.
Skull Raider 250 pts
Unit composition:1 Skull Raider
Transport Capacity:16 models
Wargear:Twin Linked Heavy Bolters,extra armour,smoke launchers.
Machine of Death:the Skulls,corpses and other grim trophys and the Skull shaped hull can break even the most trained troops moral and make them doubt and shiver.
A unit that assault from the Skull Raider assault ramp counts as having frag grenades equiped.
Deamonic Possesion:This vehicle is inhabited with the essence of a Warp entity,the Skull raider ignores Shaken and Stunned crews results on the vehicle damage chart.
Runes of the Blood God:The Skull Raider is covered in red glowing Runes that absorb and nullify any magics that take the vehicle targer.
The Skull Raider gets a 3+ cover save against Psychic powers.
So yeah was kinda pissed that the Traitor Legions could'n have a more assault friendly Land Raider with higher transport capacity.
For the Lucifer pattern engines,well its only natural that World Eaters and Blood Angels would be Natural Born ennemy's and that a few times WE Techs could have salvaged the Raiders engines.
Here are the WIPS of the Skull Raider,it started because i have only one Land Raider in my 8k pts worth of Khorne's Legions,and i decided to have a Land Raider who could act as Kharn's personal transport.
Edited by Slayer le Boucher, 06 September 2010 - 11:20 PM.