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Vehicle Design Rules VDR Land Raider

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Vehicle Design Rules

V 3.0


 

These rules are based upon the Vehicle Design Rules presented in Chapter Approved 2017. The aim of these rules is to expand the list of weapons available to the custom Land Raider.


 

Building the Land Raider: use the following steps:

  1. Select Faction of the Land Raider

  2. Select Primary Weapons

  • Determines starting Transport Capacity

  1. Select Secondary Weapons

  • Selecting a secondary weapon and modify Transport Capacity as directed. Selecting secondary weapons changes the Land Raider from heavy Support to Lord of War

  1. Select Hull Mounted Weapons

  2. Select Wargear options

  3. List Abilities

  4. List Profile

  5. Keywords


 

1) SELECT FACTION
IMPERIUM

  • Adeptus Astartes

  • Blood Angels

  • Dark Angels

  • Space Wolves

CHAOS

  • Heretic Astartes

  • Death Guard

  • Thousand Sons


 

2) PRIMARY SPONSONS, Starting Transport Capacity

IMPERIUM

Adeptus Astartes

  • two twin multimeltas 10TC

  • two quad heavy bolters 10TC

  • two twin lascannons 10TC

  • two typhoon missile launchers 10TC

  • two flamestorm cannons 12TC

  • two hurricane bolters 16TC

Blood Angels

  • two twin multimeltas 10TC

  • two quad heavy bolters 10TC

  • two twin lascannons 10TC

  • two typhoon missile launchers 10TC

  • two flamestorm cannons 12TC

  • two hurricane bolters 16TC

Dark Angels

  • two twin multimeltas 10TC

  • two quad heavy bolters 10TC

  • two twin lascannons 10TC

  • two typhoon missile launchers 10TC

  • two flamestorm cannons 12TC

  • two hurricane bolters 16TC

Space Wolves

  • two twin multimeltas 10TC

  • two quad heavy bolters 10TC

  • two twin lascannons 10TC

  • two typhoon missile launchers 10TC

  • two flamestorm cannons 12TC

  • two hurricane bolters 16TC


 

CHAOS

Heretic Astartes

  • two twin multimeltas 10TC

  • two twin heavy flamers 10TC

  • two twin lascannons 10TC

  • two quad heavy bolters 10TC

  • two hades autocannons 10TC

  • two ectoplasma cannons 10TC

  • two baleflamers 12TC

  • two reaper autocannons 16TC


 

Death Guard

  • two twin multimeltas 10TC

  • two twin heavy flamers 10TC

  • two twin lascannons 10TC

  • two quad heavy bolters 10TC

  • two hades autocannons 10TC

  • two ectoplasma cannons 10TC

  • two baleflamers 12TC

  • two twin entropy cannons 12TC

  • two reaper autocannons 16TC


 

Thousand Sons

  • two twin multimeltas 10TC

  • two twin heavy flamers 10TC

  • two twin lascannons 10TC

  • two quad heavy bolters 10TC

  • two hades autocannons 10TC

  • two ectoplasma cannons 10TC

  • two baleflamers 12TC

  • two reaper autocannons 16TC


 

3) SECONDARY SPONSON WEAPONS: Selecting secondary weapons changes the Land Raider from heavy Support to Lord of War

IMPERIUM

Adeptus Astartes

  • none -0TC

  • two lascannons -5TC

  • two heavy bolters -5TC

  • two heavy flamers -5TC


 

Blood Angels

  • none -0TC

  • two lascannons -5TC

  • two heavy bolters -5TC

  • two heavy flamers -5TC


 

Dark Angels

  • none -0TC

  • two lascannons -5TC

  • two heavy bolters -5TC

  • two heavy flamers -5TC


 

Space Wolves

  • none -0TC

  • two lascannons -5TC

  • two heavy bolters -5TC

  • two heavy flamers -5TC


 

CHAOS

Heretic Astartes

  • none -0TC

  • two lascannons -5TC

  • two heavy bolters -5TC

  • two heavy flamers -5TC


 

Death Guard

  • none -0TC

  • two lascannons -5TC

  • two heavy bolters -5TC

  • two heavy flamers -5TC

  • two plague spitters -5TC


 

Thousand Sons

  • none -0TC

  • two lascannons -5TC

  • two heavy bolters -5TC

  • two heavy flamers -5TC

  • two heavy warpflamers -5TC


 

4) HULL WEAPONS

IMPERIUM

Adeptus Astartes

  • twin heavy bolters -0TC

  • twin assault cannon -0TC

  • twin heavy flamers -0TC

  • grav-cannon and grav amp -0TC

  • twin lascannon -5TC

  • twin plasma cannon -5TC

  • thunderfire cannon -4TC

  • demolisher cannon -16TC


 

Blood Angels

  • twin heavy bolters -0TC

  • twin assault cannon -0TC

  • twin heavy flamers -0TC

  • grav-cannon and grav amp -0TC

  • twin lascannon -5TC

  • twin plasma cannon -5TC

  • thunderfire cannon -4TC

  • demolisher cannon -16TC


 

Dark Angels

  • twin heavy bolters -0TC

  • twin assault cannon -0TC

  • twin heavy flamers -0TC

  • grav-cannon and grav amp -0TC

  • twin lascannon -5TC

  • twin plasma cannon -5TC

  • thunderfire cannon -4TC

  • demolisher cannon -16TC

  • Rift Cannon -16TC


 

Space Wolves

  • twin heavy bolters -0TC

  • twin assault cannon -0TC

  • twin heavy flamers -0TC

  • twin helfrost cannon -0TC

  • grav-cannon and grav amp -0TC

  • twin lascannon -5TC

  • twin plasma cannon -5TC

  • thunderfire cannon -4TC

  • demolisher cannon -16TC

  • helfrost destructor -16TC


 

CHAOS

Heretic Astartes

  • twin heavy bolters -0TC

  • reaper autocannon -0TC

  • twin heavy flamers -0TC

  • twin lascannon -5TC

  • twin plasma cannon -5TC

  • soulburner bombard -4TC

  • demolisher cannon -16TC


 

Death Guard

  • twin heavy bolters -0TC

  • heavy slugger -0TC

  • rothail volleygun -0TC

  • reaper autocannon -0TC

  • twin heavy flamers -0TC

  • twin blight launcher -0TC

  • twin entropy cannons -5TC

  • twin lascannon -5TC

  • twin plasma cannon -5TC

  • soulburner bombard -4TC

  • demolisher cannon -16TC

  • plagueburst mortar -16TC


 

Thousand Sons

  • twin heavy bolters -0TC

  • reaper autocannon -0TC

  • twin heavy warpflamers -0TC

  • twin soulreaper cannons -0TC

  • twin lascannon -5TC

  • twin plasma cannon -5TC

  • soulburner bombard -4TC

  • demolisher cannon -16TC


 

5) WARGEAR

IMPERIUM

Adeptus Astartes

  • hunter killer

  • storm bolter

  • twin plasma gun

  • multi-melta


 

Blood Angels

  • hunter killer

  • storm bolter

  • twin plasma gun

  • multi-melta


 

Dark Angels

  • hunter killer

  • storm bolter

  • twin plasma gun

  • multi-melta


 

Space Wolves

  • hunter killer

  • storm bolter

  • twin plasma gun

  • multi-melta


 

CHAOS

Heretic Astartes

  • combi bolter

  • combi flamer

  • combi melta

  • combi plasma

  • Havoc Launcher


 

Death Guard

  • combi bolter

  • combi flamer

  • combi melta

  • combi plasma

  • Havoc Launcher


 

Thousand Sons

  • combi bolter

  • combi flamer

  • combi melta

  • combi plasma

  • Havoc Launcher


 

6) ABILITIES

IMPERIUM

Adeptus Astartes

  • Power of Machine Spirit

  • Explodes

  • Smoke Launchers

  • Power Overlord*

  • Frag Assault Launchers**


 

Blood Angels

  • Power of Machine Spirit

  • Explodes

  • Smoke Launchers

  • Power Overlord*

  • Frag Assault Launchers**


 

Dark Angels

  • Power of Machine Spirit

  • Explodes

  • Smoke Launchers

  • Power Overlord*

  • Frag Assault Launchers**


 

Space Wolves

  • Power of Machine Spirit

  • Explodes

  • Smoke Launchers

  • Power Overlord*

  • Frag Assault Launchers**


 

* Land Raiders with 3 twin lascannons and 2 lascannons only

** Land Raiders with neither lascannons or twin lascannons


 

CHAOS

Heretic Astartes

  • Daemonic Machine Spirit

  • Explodes

  • Smoke Launchers


 

Death Guard

  • Daemonic Machine Spirit

  • Explodes

  • Smoke Launchers


 

Thousand Sons

  • Daemonic Machine Spirit

  • Explodes

  • Smoke Launchers


 

7) PROFILE

All Land Raiders have the same profile. All Land Raiders created using these guidelines have a Power Level of 20 and the Heavy Support Battlefield Role. Those with a secondary weapon system are 30 Power Level and are the Lord of War Battlefield Role.


 

8) KEYWORDS

Write down your Land Raider’s FACTIONS KEYWORDS:

IMPERIUM

Adeptus Astartes

  • IMPERIUM

  • ADEPTUS ASTARTES

  • <CHAPTER>


 

Blood Angels

  • IMPERIUM

  • ADEPTUS ASTARTES

  • BLOOD ANGELS


 

Dark Angels

  • IMPERIUM

  • ADEPTUS ASTARTES

  • DARK ANGELS


 

Space Wolves

  • IMPERIUM

  • ADEPTUS ASTARTES

  • SPACE WOLVES


 

CHAOS

Heretic Astartes

  • CHAOS

  • HERETIC ASTARTES

  • <MARK OF CHAOS>

  • <LEGION>


 

Death Guard

  • CHAOS

  • HERETIC ASTARTES

  • NURGLE

  • DEATH GUARD


 

Thousand Sons

  • CHAOS

  • HERETIC ASTARTES

  • TZEENTCH

  • THOUSAND SONS


 

All Land Raiders have the following KEYWORDS:

  • VEHICLE

  • LAND RAIDER


 

Land Raiders with a transport capacity have the TRANSPORT KEYWORD.


 

Finally, create a name for your Land Raider (e.g. Terminus Maxima) to be its last KEYWORD.

 


Edited by Cpt_Reaper, 12 June 2018 - 02:34 PM.

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Changelog 1.0

 

Imperium

  • Added the Space Wolves Stormwolf/Stormfang Gunship sponson weapons in the form of Cyclone missile launcher.

  • Added grav-cannon and grav amp

  • Added thunderfire cannon

  • Added demolisher cannon

  • added twin plasma gun

 

Chaos:

  • Added twin heavy flamer hull mount

  • Added Havoc Launcher


Edited by Cpt_Reaper, 22 November 2017 - 02:33 AM.


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Changelog V1.5:

 

- Changed secondary weapons to match upcoming VDR

 

Next I'll be adding Forgeworld weapons systems and custom Land Raider Ares rules.



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Changelog:

V2.0:

  • Updated to match release version

  • Changed Land Raiders without secondary weapons to be Heavy Support and 20 Power for balance reasons

Looking for suggestions for CHAOS weapons.



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Looks good. I should get a copy of 'Chapter Approved' to take advantage of this.

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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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If your going to do that, I recommend giving chaos the ability to either leave the sponsons off or give them some version of weapons that increases transport capacity.
The lack thereoff is probably the worst example of missed opportunity
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Assault cannons are essentially free. So there is no reason to have the phobos loadout instead of two twin lascannon sponsons and one hull mounted twin assault cannon. Is that intentional?



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If your going to do that, I recommend giving chaos the ability to either leave the sponsons off or give them some version of weapons that increases transport capacity.
The lack thereoff is probably the worst example of missed opportunity

I'd be leaning more towards a Crusader/Redeemer analogue, but I don't know what weapons chaos should use as I've now run out of kitbash options and anything else will require converting. I wanted to keep it to kitbashing for now for simplicity.

 

Assault cannons are essentially free. So there is no reason to have the phobos loadout instead of two twin lascannon sponsons and one hull mounted twin assault cannon. Is that intentional?

Yes and no, as I wanted to stick to open play and leave out points for simplicity at this early stage. I plan on introducing a rule that give bonuses for different load outs like the current Terminus Ultra rule (like running out of ammo for a all ballistic load out). I want the VDR to allow making new Land Raiders, so making the phobos would be a bit of a waste. For the same load out it'd be 20 Power rather than 19 for no benefit.



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Could you add more of the specifically Chaotic weapons to the list - weapons from FW especially, or the ones on the daemon walkers? 


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Chaos unique weapons that I feel would suit a Land Raider are: Hades Autocannon, Reaper Autocannon and Ectoplasma cannons. All 3 of which need converting to be mounted on a sponson. Should I just add them anyway?



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Chaos unique weapons that I feel would suit a Land Raider are: Hades Autocannon, Reaper Autocannon and Ectoplasma cannons. All 3 of which need converting to be mounted on a sponson. Should I just add them anyway?

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Any way to add;

 

3. Hull Mounted Weapons

 

- Avenger Mega Bolter****

(****) Dark Angels Only

 

 

I like the "- two cyclone missile launchers 10TC*", though why wouldn't you make them Typhoon?  It's the same points cost, which in and of itself rather confused me when I read it the first time, and to be honest still confuses me.



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Changelog:

V3.0:

  • Changed Cyclone Missile Launcher to Typhoon Missile Launcher

  • updated and expanded all options including

    • Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Space Wolves, Death Guard and Thousand Sons



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Am I reading v3.0 right, that every loyalist land raider gets frag assault launchers? shouldn't those be limited to the "less powerful" sponson weapons like hurricane bolters and heavy flamers?

Do Thousand Sons intentionally lack wargear options like the combi bolter?

Your numbering is off from secondary weapons onwards.
 

I like the "- two cyclone missile launchers 10TC*", though why wouldn't you make them Typhoon?  It's the same points cost, which in and of itself rather confused me when I read it the first time, and to be honest still confuses me.

They also have the same profile, so the same cost isn't that remarkable. IIRC this missile launcher is only called CML when attached to TDA.

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Am I reading v3.0 right, that every loyalist land raider gets frag assault launchers? shouldn't those be limited to the "less powerful" sponson weapons like hurricane bolters and heavy flamers?

Do Thousand Sons intentionally lack wargear options like the combi bolter?

Your numbering is off from secondary weapons onwards.

Fixed those oversights. Thanks for pointing them out. 

 

 

 I like the "- two cyclone missile launchers 10TC*", though why wouldn't you make them Typhoon?  It's the same points cost, which in and of itself rather confused me when I read it the first time, and to be honest still confuses me.

They also have the same profile, so the same cost isn't that remarkable. IIRC this missile launcher is only called CML when attached to TDA.

The Typhoon has a 48" range rather than 36" and has Heavy 2D6 frag missiles rather than Heavy 2D3.



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The Typhoon has a 48" range rather than 36" and has Heavy 2D6 frag missiles rather than Heavy 2D3.

Woops, I should have looked at them in 8th edition. In 7th and before they had the same profile.





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