Ideas for More Troop Types

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stroblight
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Ideas for More Troop Types

Postby stroblight » September 14th, 2011, 6:51 pm

I think it would be worthwhile to have a thread to brainstorm some troop types that are part of the 40k Universe but not yet covered in the retinue lists. Two sites that I've found extremely helpful in doing research are: http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Main_Page and http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Warhammer_40k_Wiki

Here's some thoughts I posted on the Yahoo Group to get things started:

My imagination got captured by the old Rogue Trader era option of fielding an
entire unit of Commisar Cadets desperate to prove their abilities and foster
devotion. Here's what I came up with:

Type: Commisar Cadet
Grit: 3+
FV: +2
SV: +2
Speed: +0
Notes: Stalwart (Eager to prove their devotion and worth)
Example: Commisar Cadet (Flak Jacket, Stalwart, Bolt Pistol & Chainsword): 29
pts

The addition of abhuman guardsmen to the IG retinue is awesome. I also love the
old model of an IG Beastman leader with a breastplate, plasma pistol and
chainsword. I don't have that model yet, but when I get it I want it to be able
to lead a retinue of its own. Here are my thoughts:

Type: IG Beastman Packmaster
Grit: 3+
FV: +2
SV: +1
Speed: +1
Notes: Leader [Abhuman Guardsmen only] & Stalwart (Eager to atone for being a
mutant)
Example: Packmaster (Flak Jacket, Stalwart, Plasma Pistol & Chainsword): 31 pts

Finally, my interest in beastmen isn't limited to the Emperor's side. Beastmen
are known to be part of the Chaos cause even more frequently. I also have some
sweet conversions planned. Here's my addition to the Lost and the Damned
Retinue:

Type: Chaos Beastman Warrior
Grit: 4+
FV: +2
SV: +1
Speed: +1
Notes: Combat Master (represents their Bloodlust)
Example: Chaos Beastman Warrior (Flak Jacket, Combat Master, Bolt Pistol &
Chainsword): 24 pts

Let me know if these seem balanced/appropriate. Thanks!

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Re: Ideas for More Troop Types

Postby Jodrell » September 14th, 2011, 8:00 pm

I love the idea of a Commissar Cadet. I think that could also work for other professions, eg Inquisitorial Acolytes, Arbitrator Rookies, Sororitas Novitiates, etc.

The profiles all look good.

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Re: Ideas for More Troop Types

Postby stroblight » September 14th, 2011, 11:41 pm

It might also be cool to allow the Imperial Navy Landing Party Retinue to take commisars and priests (as described in the Ecclesiarchy list) since ships are known to carry both.

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Re: Ideas for More Troop Types

Postby Craig » September 15th, 2011, 7:42 am

Great ideas Stroblight. I'm squirelling these away for the next edition, but people can start using these pretty much immediately/
Cheers,
Craig.
"Youth and Talent are no match for Age and Treachery".

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Re: Ideas for More Troop Types

Postby maxxev » November 14th, 2011, 1:16 pm

Some more Aliens that could feature in the game (I haven't actually read the rules yet hence no stats presented here, I just love the idea of an all alien team (I find playing as a "human" boring lol).

I coulden't see anywhere what if any rance the Xeons hunters (ORDO XENOS) could recruit. - Is it not possible to play as a radical Xenos Inquisior, employing the aid of Xenos to further his gains?

Races i'd like to see included.

Sslyth: serpentine being, 4 arms, mercentile race. Commonly associated with Dark Eldar.
Aspects: (I have no idea i've never played with or against one).

Vespid: Insectoid race commonly associated with Tau.
Aspects: Tougher than Humans (same Toughness stat in 40k as Orcs) otherwise similar to guardsman in stats, flight (like jump-packs) and FLEET, makes them very fast, incapable of communication with other species unless fitted with communion helm.


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