Thursday, December 4, 2014
Digging out a behemoth.
After taking a look through the Horus Heresy Book Four: Conquest from Forgeworld, I've definitely decided to repurpose my Vostroyans as Solar Auxilia. Once the Imperial Army list rolls around, I'm sure I could swing them back to acting as regular grunts too, but for now, they'll be the elite of the standard human troopers.
One thing that's fun in the Solar Auxilia list is that you can take a Solar Auxilia Tank commander and add him to a pretty wide variety of vehicles, including super-heavies. He transfers his Ballistic Skill of 4 to the rest of the crew, which means that when you add him to the Stormlord super-heavy, the Vulcan Mega-blolter (which is a 60" range, S6, AP3, Heavy 15 weapon) will hit, on average, ten times. Or 20 times if you remain stationary in the movement phase, allowing you to shoot twice! With additional weapons onboard, you could comfortably wipe out a 20-man squad of Marines each turn. Fierce!
So, with visions of torrents of fire raining down on the heads of my opponents, I dug out an old conversion of mine. I converted this Baneblade into a Stormlord as soon as the data sheet was released, a couple of years before GW made the actual model now found in their online store. Of course, as soon as I finished it, I moved on to a different project and never painted it.