Stelek Bannus, Warleader of the Kaargul Clan Company, Iron Hands Chapter
Rules by Atrotos
Having been rescued from the clutches of the Dark Eldar, gravely wounded and clinging to life by a thread, Stelek Bannus was given the ultimate gift by his Chapter - Internment. Bannus re-awoke from stasis as a Dreadnought, a venerated Warleader of his clan and one step closer to the perfection of the Machine.
Stelek Bannus - 270 points
WS BS S FA SA RA I A
6 5 6 13 12 11 5 4
- Walker (Unique)
- Conversion Beamer
- Dreadnought Close-Combat Weapon with built-in plasmagun.
- Smoke Launchers
- Energy Deflector
Energy Deflector: Enemies attempting to fire upon Bannus in the shooting phase must reduce the range of their weapons by 6 inches.
- Armored Hurricane (see Legendary Dreadnought entry)
- Master of the Council (see Legendary Dreadnought entry, stats already modified)
- Chapter Tactics - Iron Hands
Implacable: Bannus ignores any Crew Stunned or Shaken results. He is Slow and Purposeful. In addition Bannus ignores the first 'Immobilized' result he suffers - instead reduce his Slow and Puposeful movement roll by 1D6. The second 'Immobilized' result must stand.
Chapter Tactics: If you include Bannus in your army then all units with the Combat Tactics special rule exchange it for the following:
- An additional save similar to Feel No Pain but modified in that it is only successful on a D6 roll of '6'.
- Units in power armor but not on bikes may replace their Sergeant with a Terminator or Assault Terminator at + 15 points. Sergeants upgraded to Terminators (but not Assault Terminators) may purchase a Heavy Flamer at + 15 pts, Assault Cannon at + 20pts or Cyclone Missile Launcher at + 25 pts. Assault squads and Vanguard squads with Jump Packs may not upgrade their Sergeants in this way.
- May take a Drop Pod at + 35 points.
Note: Any Space Marine army that includes Stelek Bannus endures the following force restrictions:
- Assault Terminators Squads, Terminator Squads, Scouts and Scout Bikers may not be taken
Note: Any Dreadnoughts taken as Troops under Bannus' "Master of the Council" rule count as Scoring.
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As a kind of "Thank you" to Stelek for ********* all over the Chapter Tactics entry I've begun this new range of characters with his name in it even suspending Bryss' Chaos Androids entry to post it. I confess I'm no more confident about this entry than I was about the previous iteration of the Iron Hands. I need the community's help on this as always.