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Knight Conquistador (transport)

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I now await the day a LRC gets a vision from the Emperor and goes full Emperor's Champion on something.

Crazy: build a Knight, replacing the entire torso with a land raider, then strap arms to it on sponson sides. Transport Knight!

You asked for it!

Knight Conquistador

The moment Cadia fell, Iron Warriors Warsmith Kalash rushed to the forge world of Promethean, seeking to avenge the humiliation he suffered in a failed attempt to seize Promethean's Land Raider manufactories during the 10th Black Crusade. The forge world of Poseidon sent House Triton's Knights to aid in Promethean's defense, as did Black Templars Marshal Teller. Learning from his earlier defeat, Kalash used drop pods to deploy Daemon Engines into the loyalists' rear, inflicting heavy casualties; Black Templars strike cruisers quickly destroyed Kalash's battle barge to deny the Iron Warriors reinforcements, but not before the Warsmith seized and then fortified the forge world's main spaceport.

Promethean's Magi, House Triton's Sacristans, and Black Templars Techmarines salvaged the wrecks of Knights Gallant- which suffered for their lack of ranged weapons- and Land Raiders to create a transport capable of transporting the Templars over Iron Warriors defenses, allowing Marshal Teller to fight and kill Warsmith Kalash in the spaceport control tower.

The Templars named the resulting vehicle the "Knight Conquistador," after pre-Imperial warriors who ventured into the unknown, not only to conquer, but to spread their faith; the Sacristans nicknamed it the "Megapode." It mounts a Land Raider chassis atop a Knight's legs, replaces the las-power generators with a Throne Mechanicum, and relocates the sponson-mounted weapons to the arms. A skull helm- its orbits framing twin-heavy bolter muzzles, its mouth an omniscope- denies the enemy cover and concealment. Two front winches and two side winches allow passengers to disembark via rappelling. Enlarged feet grant all-terrain capability at the expense of speed, compared to other Knight patterns.

As it is technically not a Land Raider, the Knight Conquistador's use soon spread to the Adeptus Mechanicus' Skitarii legions.

23 power, 435 pts

This is the Knight Gallant's points value, plus two twin-lascannons and one twin-heavy bolters' points value, minus the heavy stubber's points value.

M *, WS *, BS *, S 8, T 8, W 28, A 4, Ld 9, Sv 2+

The number of Wounds is that of a Land Raider's plus half of a Knight's, to account for the latter's arms and legs. I think this is reasonable. Thoughts?

<> Damage
Some of this model's characteristics change as it suffers damage, as shown below:

Remaining W 15-28, M 10", WS 3+, BS 3+

Remaining W 8-14, M 7", WS 4+, BS 4+

Remaining W 1-7, M 5", WS 5+, BS 5+

With the Land Raider chassis weighing it down, I figure this Knight's movement will be reduced by 1/6, the way a Marine's movement will be reduced if he dons Terminator or Gravis armor.

A Knight Conquistador is a single model equipped with a lightstorm chainsword (reaper chainsword with integral twin-lascannon), a lightstorm gauntlet (thunderstrike gauntlet with integral twin-lascannon), a twin-heavy bolter, and titanic feet.

<> Wargear options
This model may take an item from the Conquistador Carapace Weapons list (Whirlwind castellan launcher, Whirlwind vengeance launcher, Skyspear missile launcher).

This model may replace its lightstorm chainsword with a hurricane chainsword (reaper chainsword with integral hurricane bolter) or a flamestorm chainsword (reaper chainsword with integral flamestorm cannon).

This model may replace its lightstorm gauntlet with a hurricane gauntlet (thunderstrike gauntlet with integral hurricane bolter) or a flamestorm gauntlet (thunderstrike gauntlet with integral flamestorm cannon).

<> Abilities
Omniscope (see Centurion Devastator Squad entry in 'Codex: Space Marines')

Smoke Launchers (see Land Raider Crusader entry in 'Codex: Space Marines')

Frag Assault Launchers

Ion Shield (see Knight Gallant entry in 'Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus')

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Super-heavy Walker

<> Transport
This model can transport 10 <Chapter> Infantry models. Each Jump Pack or Terminator model takes the space of two other models; each Centurion model takes the space of three other models.

The Knight's Throne Mechanicum replaces the Land Raider's lascannon generators, which are now mounted in the Knight's upper arms. Changing the forearm-mounted weapons will not affect the Conquistador's Transport Capacity.


Edited by Bjorn Firewalker, 08 December 2017 - 06:52 PM.

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

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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Any thoughts on how to model this? Beyond replacing the Knight's torso with a Land Raider chassis, I thought of using plasticard and/or green stuff to make the skull helm (with heavy bolter muzzles in the eye sockets, the omniscope lens in the mouth) and to enlarge the Knight's feet, so it can stand by itself. Alternative names for the model include "Knight Missionary" (for the Space Marine Chaplain-like skull helm) and "Knight Megapod" (literally "Bigfoot", for... you know).

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

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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I added details to the fluff, which now reads:

Taking advantage of Cadia's fall, the Iron Warriors Warsmith Kalash attacked the forge world of Poseidon. House Triton's Knights stood in the forge world's defense, with Black Templars Marshal Teller's aid, but the Traitors' Daemon Engines inflicted heavy casualties upon the loyalists; this allowed Kalash to establish his headquarters in the forge world's main spaceport, though the Marshal's ships prevented the Iron Warriors from shuttling reinforcements to the planet. Salvaging the wrecks of Knights Gallant- which suffered for their lack of ranged weapons- and Land Raiders, House Triton's Sacristans and the Black Templars Techmarines collaborated to create a transport capable of transporting infantrymen over the Iron Warriors' defenses so they may assault the spaceport control tower, allowing Marshal Teller to fight and kill the Warsmith.

The Templars named the resulting vehicle the "Knight Conquistador," after pre-Imperial warriors who ventured into the unknown, not only to conquer, but to spread their faith; the Sacristans nicknamed it the "Megapode." It mounts a Land Raider chassis atop a Knight's legs, replaces the las-power generators with a Throne Mechanicum, and relocates the sponson-mounted weapons to the arms. A skull helm- its orbits framing twin-heavy bolter muzzles, its mouth an omniscope- denies the enemy cover and concealment. Two front winches and two side winches allow passengers to disembark via rappelling. Enlarged feet grant all-terrain capability at the expense of speed, compared to other Knight patterns.

As it is not, strictly speaking, a Land Raider, the Knight Conquistador's use soon spread to Poseidon's Skitarii legions and the defenders of other worlds under the Adeptus Mechanicus' influence.

"Marshal Teller" is named after Charlie Hunnam's character in 'Sons of Anarchy'.

Edited by Bjorn Firewalker, 07 December 2017 - 10:40 AM.

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

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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I edited the fluff, which now reads:

The moment Cadia fell, Iron Warriors Warsmith Kalash rushed to the forge world of Promethean, seeking to avenge the humiliation he suffered in a failed attempt to seize Promethean's Land Raider manufactories during the 10th Black Crusade. The forge world of Poseidon sent House Triton's Knights to aid in Promethean's defense, as did Black Templars Marshal Teller. Learning from his earlier defeat, Kalash used drop pods to deploy Daemon Engines into the loyalists' rear, inflicting heavy casualties; Black Templars strike cruisers quickly destroyed Kalash's battle barge to deny the Iron Warriors reinforcements, but not before the Warsmith seized and then fortified the forge world's main spaceport.

Promethean's Magi, House Triton's Sacristans, and Black Templars Techmarines salvaged the wrecks of Knights Gallant- which suffered for their lack of ranged weapons- and Land Raiders to create a transport capable of transporting the Templars over Iron Warriors defenses, allowing Marshal Teller to fight and kill Warsmith Kalash in the spaceport control tower.

The Templars named the resulting vehicle the "Knight Conquistador," after pre-Imperial warriors who ventured into the unknown, not only to conquer, but to spread their faith; the Sacristans nicknamed it the "Megapode." It mounts a Land Raider chassis atop a Knight's legs, replaces the las-power generators with a Throne Mechanicum, and relocates the sponson-mounted weapons to the arms. A skull helm- its orbits framing twin-heavy bolter muzzles, its mouth an omniscope- denies the enemy cover and concealment. Two front winches and two side winches allow passengers to disembark via rappelling. Enlarged feet grant all-terrain capability at the expense of speed, compared to other Knight patterns.

As it is technically not a Land Raider, the Knight Conquistador's use soon spread to the Adeptus Mechanicus' Skitarii legions.

The forge world of Promethean is mentioned in my Steel Crusaders Codex supplement. One of its products is a Land Raider variant with an Earthshaker cannon shoehorned into its hull.

Edited by Bjorn Firewalker, 08 December 2017 - 07:00 PM.

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

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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I decided to write rules for the Knight Nereid, a variant to equip the Order of the Trident, my Order Militant of the Adepta Sororitas. (FYI, the Order is actually a unit of female Skitarii. I described them as being "raised on the forge world of Poseidon during the Age of Apostasy, given arms and armor similar to the Brides of the Emperor so they may defend the Mechanicus' interests from Goge Vandire's excesses.") The Knight Nereid bears a Charybdis chainsword and a Charybdis gauntlet, which have integral twin-multi-meltas. (The name chosen because "melta" is an Old Norse verb meaning "to digest," and Charybdis is a big eater.) The Sisters have the option of mounting an Exorcist missile launcher on the Knight Nereid carapace.

Edited by Bjorn Firewalker, Yesterday, 07:24 AM.

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

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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Knight Nereid

During the 13th Black Crusade, Iron Warriors Warsmith Kalash attempted to conquer the forge world of Promethean and seize its Land Raider manufactories. House Triton's Knights and the Black Templars came to Promethean's aid, but Kalash's Daemon Engines inflicted heavy casualties upon Imperial defenders, allowing the Iron Warriors to seize and then fortified the forge world's main spaceport.

Promethean's Magi, House Triton's Sacristans, and Black Templars Techmarines salvaged the wrecks of Knights Gallant- which suffered for their lack of ranged weapons- and Land Raiders to create a transport capable of transporting the Templars over Iron Warriors defenses, allowing the Black Templars Marshal to fight and kill Warsmith Kalash in the spaceport control tower.

The Templars named the resulting vehicle the "Knight Conquistador," but Sacristans know it as the "Megapode" for its enlarged feet, which sacrifice some speed for all-terrain capability. It mounts a Land Raider chassis atop a Knight's legs, replaces the las-power generators with a Throne Mechanicum, and relocates the sponson-mounted weapons to the arms. A skull helm- its orbits framing twin-heavy bolter muzzles, its mouth an omniscope- denies the enemy cover and concealment. Two front winches and two side winches allow passengers to disembark via rappelling.

As it is technically not a Land Raider, the Knight transport soon joined the armories of the Adeptus Mechanicus' Skitarii legions- including the female Skitarii of the Order of the Trident, for whom Magos Nereus developed the Knight Conquistador's design into the Knight Nereid.

23 power, 440 pts

The extra points are to account for the twin-multi-meltas' costs, though I admit it's three points lower than it should be.

M *, WS *, BS *, S 8, T 8, W 28, A 4, Ld 9, Sv 2+

<> Damage
Some of this model's characteristics change as it suffers damage, as shown below:

Remaining W 15-28, M 10", WS 3+, BS 3+

Remaining W 8-14, M 7", WS 4+, BS 4+

Remaining W 1-7, M 5", WS 5+, BS 5+

A Knight Nereid is a single model equipped with a Charybdis chainsword (reaper chainsword with integral twin-multi-melta), a Charybdis gauntlet (thunderstrike gauntlet with integral twin-multi-melta), a twin-heavy bolter, and titanic feet.

<> Wargear options
This model may take an item from the Nereid Carapace Weapons list (Exorcist missile launcher).

This model may replace its Charybdis chainsword with a hurricane chainsword (reaper chainsword with integral hurricane bolter) or a flamestorm chainsword (reaper chainsword with integral flamestorm cannon).

This model may replace its Charybdis gauntlet with a hurricane gauntlet (thunderstrike gauntlet with integral hurricane bolter) or a flamestorm gauntlet (thunderstrike gauntlet with integral flamestorm cannon).

<> Abilities
Omnispex (see Skitarii Rangers entry in 'Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus')

Smoke Launchers (see Onager Dunecrawler entry in 'Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus')

I may replace these with references to comparable units in an Adepta Sororitas army, when the Codex is available.

Ion Shield (see Knight Gallant entry in 'Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus')

Explodes

Super-heavy Walker

<> Transport
This model can transport 10 Infantry models. Each Jump Pack or Terminator model takes the space of two other models; each Kataphron heavy battle servitor model takes the space of three other models.

Edited by Bjorn Firewalker, Yesterday, 04:19 PM.

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

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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