I now await the day a LRC gets a vision from the Emperor and goes full Emperor's Champion on something.
You asked for it!
Crazy: build a Knight, replacing the entire torso with a land raider, then strap arms to it on sponson sides. Transport Knight!
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
M *, WS *, BS *, S 8, T 8, W 28, A 4, Ld 9, Sv 2+
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
<> 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).
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')
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.