Monday, 5 April 2010

Chaos Androids


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Image is Bryss’ own miniature, converted out of...stuff.
Rules by Master Bryss 
Chaos Androids are machines built by siege-orientated Renegades such as the Iron Warriors. These machines house Daemons, which are never too pleased at being inserted into such small vessels and will often take out their fury on anything close to them.
Cost: 80 points per model. Androids are an Elites choice for a Chaos Space Marines army.
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10
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No/ squad: 1-3 Androids
 Weapons:
  • Chaos Gatler
  • Power weapon
  • Frag grenades
Chaos Gatler: Chaos Gatlers operate in a similar fashion to Imperial Assault Cannons, however are smaller and possess a much higher rate of fire. They have the following profile:
Range
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AP
Type
24”
4
6
Heavy 6

Special Rules:
  • Fearless
  • Relentless
  • Feel No Pain
  • Crazed

Crazed: See the Chaos Dreadnought entry, but replace the word ‘Dreadnought’ with ‘Android.’
Option:
  • Replace Chaos Gatler with:


    • Heavy Bolter...free
    • Heavy Flamer...free
    • Reaper Autocannon or Lascannon...+10 points
    • Plasma Cannon...+20 points
  • Replace Power Weapon with:
    • Lightning Claw...+10 points
    • Power Fist...+25 points

2 comments:

Atrotos said...

Bryss, dude that model is just awesome.

On Topic: I would say that this entry is gonna have a hard time competing with Obliterators since the cost is the same for less shooting versatility. Still it's good to err on the side of caution with points plus this will still be attractive to gunlines that have already maxed out their Heavy Support.

Off Topic: Does ANYONE know how to fix the massive page gap under the poll gadget? It's so, so annoying.

sabreu said...

There is just something that doesn't fit well to this unit. Regarding it's rules, I truly believe this unit is over costed for what it can do. While having the ability spew forth the firepower of a small nation (18 shots a round), this is greatly offset by the Crazed rule. Together they mesh well, just not with the hefty 80 point tag line. In my opinion removing a single wound and dropping the points cost to around 20-30 would make this unit viable. 

In regards to aesthetics, I just flat out don't like the name "Chaos Androids". It lacks the grim dark flair Warhammer 40,000 is known for. I would suggest "Prevaricators", as a play on the fact that they are false men created to bolster the ranks of the Chaos Legions. Just a personal opinion mind you.