“Let our guns carry the voice of the Omnissiah, that their roar may echo across the stars”
Title: The Legio Exhortor Ordo Titanicus
Patent: Pre-Imperial, Graian Mechanicum
Warden Domain(s): Anostos Statum, Anostos Struix, Deepgloom
Cognomen: The Proclamators
Allied War Houses: Sadavir, Ny’zaar
Allegiance: Fidelitas Constantus
Named for the belief that their guns’ roar is a literal manifestation of the Omnissiah’s war-cry, the Proclamators conduct war from afar, a doctrine born from gruelling conflicts fought against the greenskin menace since the Legio’s inception.
The Legio Exhortor’s efforts as part of the Great Crusade garnered them a mixed reputation among their peers, lauded both for their expert Ork-fighting skills as well as the precision marksmanship of their crews, while their detractors oft equated the Legio’s disdain for close-quarters fighting to cowardice. Long before the Horus Heresy would ravage the Galaxy, such accusations had manifested as bitter rivalries between the Legio Exhortor and several other Legios, most notably the Death Stalkers, who’s feud with the Proclamators would be violently demonstrated a dozen times over before the Heresy’s end.
Legio Trait: Death from Afar
The Proclamators favour warfare at maximum range, with their Princeps and Moderatii renown as some of the most proficient sharpshooters across the Legios, warriors to whom the greatest of feats is neutralising an enemy before it is even capable of retaliating. However, most of the Legio scorn even the prospect of close quarters engagements and are poorly predisposed to make such attacks.
When making a shooting attack with a weapon at its Long range, a Legio Exhortor Titan may re-roll any to Hit rolls of 1. Additionally, Legio Exhortor Titans apply a -1 modifier to Hit when making Smash Attacks.
Legio Specific Stratagem: Predatory Machine Spirit (2)
Over the centuries, the disposition and tactics of the Legio Exhortor’s Princeps has bled into the machine Spirits of their Titans, and when the god-machines wrest back control, a frenzy of fire inevitably follows.
This Stratagem can be purchased by any Legio Exhortor player. Reveal this Stratagem when a Proclamators Titan would be required to make a roll on the Awakened Machine Spirit table (see page 44 of the Adeptus Titanicus rulebook). Rather than rolling, the Proclamators player may instead choose to automatically apply the Predatory result, choosing which of the Titan’s weapons to attack with rather than selecting at random.
Legio Specific Stratagem: Cry of the Omnissiah (1)
To Legio Exhortor crews, the din of their Titans’ fire is the roar of the Omnissiah themselves, and the clamour of their fellow Titans’ guns serves to push them to great feats of valour.
This Stratagem can be purchased by any Legio Exhortor player. Reveal this Stratagem when a Proclamators Titan fails a Command check when being issued an order. As long as another Proclamators Titan in the Battlegroup has already successfully been issued a First Fire order this phase, the Titan ignores its failed Command check and the order is automatically issued, allowing additional orders to be issued to other Titans as though the initial Command check had succeeded.
Legio Specific Wargear: Warhound Apocalypse Launchers
To complement the extended distances that typify Legio Exhortor engagements, as well as augment the long-ranged flanking manoeuvres preferred by its Scout Titans, Proclamator Warhounds are often outfitted with reduced-payload apocalypse missile launchers, allowing them to strike at a foe from further than conventional loadouts would allow.
Any Legio Exhortor Warhound may select a single Warhound Apocalypse Launcher as one of its arm weapons for 10 points. This uses the weapon profile of the Reaver carapace Apocalypse Missile Launcher, but decreases its Dice value to 4 and loses the Carapace trait as well as changing its firing arc to Front Arc.
Legio Specific Wargear: Paired Volcano Cannon
The Proclamators have been known to outfit their Warlords with paired Reaver volcano cannon as carapace weapons, gladly accepting the increased power drain of these weapons in exchange for the augmented range they provide.
Any Legio Exhortor Warlord may select Paired Volcano Cannon as its carapace weapon for 60 points. This uses the weapon profile of the Reaver arm Volcano Cannon, but increases its Dice value to 2 and gains the Paired trait as well as changing its firing arc to Front Corridor.
Legio Specific Personal Traits:
A Legio Exhortor Princeps Seniores' Personal trait can either be generated from the table on page 55 of the Adeptus Titanicus rulebook, or by rolling a D3 on the table that follows:
- Systematic Destruction:
Skilled at exploiting any opening they are afforded; the Princeps has mastered coordinating with their fellow Titans to systematically tear apart the foe across the battlefield.
The Princeps' Titan may enact Split Fire orders without the need to make a Command check.
- Bringer of Ruin:
The Princeps knows well the value of overkill in sowing dismay among an opposing host, and takes pains to utterly obliterate their foes as a demonstration of the Legio’s might.
Each time the Princeps’ Titan destroys an enemy Titan, any surviving models in the destroyed Titan’s Maniple must increase their Command characteristic by 1 to a maximum of 10 for the following Strategy Phase.
- Gargant Killer:
The Legio’s history is one of constant conflict against encroaching Ork invasions, and many of its veteran Princeps have experience fighting crude ‘Gargant’ Titan-constructs, learning at great cost how best to avoid their deadly melee weaponry – experience that would prove invaluable as civil war gripped the Imperium.
Attacks targeting the Princep’s Titan that use Weapon Skill rather than Ballistic Skill suffer a -1 to Hit modifier on top of any other modifiers.
Hey folks, wanna give a quick disclaimer from the get-go - there aren't any minis on the horizon for this, basically just a fun exercise in making some homebrew rules for a Legio I'd already made some background for. This came about 'cause I've been borrowing a friend's copies of the Rulebook & Titandeath (to get a scoop on the lore), and heard there was talk from the HH weekender that a future addition to the system might be a framework for creating individual Legio rules.
I've tried to balance these using the existing Legio rules, but I've no experience playing the game, and I'm not super familiar with the system, so lemme know what you think!
Edited by Iron Hands Fanatic, 06 February 2020 - 08:14 PM.