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I saw it mentioned, but Arkos was my first real exposure to the AL as I've still not read many BL books. I love the Vraks series and still run Arkos in my 40k games. Most opponents have never heard of him and it affects there tactical choices.
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They didn't have the proper MkVI armour. It was a variation and no one knew how (it's covered in the 3rd FW book).

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Just wondering, how did we manage to secure Mk VI PA during the Heresy? I thought that mark was primarily issued to the Ravens as part of their rebuilding?

 

 

 

... the Alpha Corvus is considered a retro engineered variant of the Corvus patters of the astartes battle plate. It was known by then that the Alpha Legion was often enough the premier testbed legion for all kinds of new technologies and tactics but even so the XX seemed to often "acquire" imperial tech even before it was sanctioned by the Priesthood of Mars. How did they acquire this technology speaks volumes of the character of the Alpha Legion, as well as it presents a very egocentric view of their legionnaires and command. How the armour in this case, or other tech, were built it is offered in HH: Extermination, reading between the lines the Alpha Legion had vast manofactorums and high tech facilities like labs and all, safely hidden across the galaxy.

 

Consider this, the Alpha Legion had a dire need to be the best of the space marine legions. The XXth had to be the best, the best equipped and the best in war so all things were allowed to reach this lofty goal. From starships integrated with xenos tech to mass recruitment and group training from the simple hijacking of specialists formations from the other legions. If a legion had something unique than you can bet that the Alpha Legion had a proxy of it in its veteran or elite ranks.

 

In hindsight, a "stolen" prototype of an astartes power armour is the least of their sins.  


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I was taking some stupid, non re-takeable personality quiz for .Hack and I decided to watch an old boss fight from Outbreak.

Gorre, The Machinater, reminds me of Alpharius and Omegon so much I almost want to make a character based off him for 40k.

That and figure out if I'm going to make this fan crap, god GU sounds more weeaboo.
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I was taking some stupid, non re-takeable personality quiz for .Hack and I decided to watch an old boss fight from Outbreak.

Gorre, The Machinater, reminds me of Alpharius and Omegon so much I almost want to make a character based off him for 40k.

That and figure out if I'm going to make this fan crap, god GU sounds more weeaboo.

 

...What?


Edited by Trevak Dal, 08 September 2014 - 05:02 PM.

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What Forgeworld Bolter would be more appropriate for a post-Heresy AL force, the Umbra/Ferrox or the Tigrus (given the AL's propensity for acquiring data I could see them being the only Traitor Legion to ever have gotten hold of it.)

Also, what are some good simple markings I can use for my legionnaires to distinguish them (other than weapon loadouts)? As I plan to have everyone in Mk VI and helmeted, because it seems very fluffy to me to have them all be cookie cutter and anonymous, after all, we all are Alpharius. ;)
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Maybe do scale patterns on different spots?
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The scale idea seem really cool.

Maybe single/multi-headed serpents?

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In Extermination there's lots of possible heraldry, chains, Greek letters, hydras, faded scales on the armour...

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In Extermination there's lots of possible heraldry, chains, Greek letters, hydras, faded scales on the armour...

To expand on this; color wise you cold go Metallic or non-metallic -> Amethyst, Cobalt, Emerald (or mix of any of those three), Black for the Effrit Squads under Omegon, etc.


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So question - what icon can I use to subtlely mark non-PA Alpha Legion operatives that isn't the usual / obvious Hydra or Scales?

 

Like something that other AL Ops would supposedly recognize but the lay person wouldn't?

 

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Chains or swirly motifs perhaps?
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The first things that come to mind are the pre-Heresy "chained-A" symbol, or the overlaid Alpha & Omega symbol.  As pre-Heresy icons, a modern-day lay person or even most loyalist Space Marines are unlikely to identify them.


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How about a lower case Alpha? That would be suitably subtle but appropriately obvious when you know.


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Have any of you seen the rules for Alpharius yet? n' if so what do you think of them just out of interest?


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Yes, they've been out for quite a while now and are found in HH3: Extermination.


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Any thoughts then? I'm just curious to see if it was what people expected more or less...

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He's nice! Lacking a model though... :P

 

He's just as he should be, a force multiplier more than a beatstick, but he's far from a slouch in combat in either way. Love his xenos spear! :)


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That's the feeling I had aswell. Interestingly IIRC he has the highest Ballistic skill of the Primarchs, 7 or 8.

As for the model that's where I'm really stumped. It seems like there's been no official GW artwork for Alpharius, or Omegon, so I'm slightly lost as to what approach they're gonna take when sculpting him sad.png


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Alpha Legion Contemptor spotted at incoming Warhammer Fest.

 

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Loooove it! :D


I'm getting two!


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And a second picture to go with that!

 

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That has got to be my favorite contemptor yet.



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Have to admit, the AL may have me tempted on the HH side of things.

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