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My blog is primarily my own personal fluff in the Warhammer 40,000 universe regarding the Draconis system such as the Knight House Yato in Draconis III, the Imperial Guard...I mean, Astra Militarum regiment trained there, the Draconian Armored Force, and the Forge World of Draconis IV with its Adeptus Mechanicus priesthood and Skitarii legions, and perhaps the Titan Legion, Legio Gojira (which will never happen because I don't have money for Forge World Titans).

Oh, and I'll throw in the Thousand Sons from time to time because they're my favorite Space Marine Legion. I refuse to believe that they are Traitors! They're just...ahem...secretly loyal to the Imperium!

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Revising the Draconis Regiments

I really hate to do this, just one day after establishing the lore of the Draconis Armored Dragons, but I have no choice. Thanks to budget restraints, I cannot afford to waste money buying the Hammer of Cadia bundle if I end up with 3 useless Hellhounds. Not to mention, I don't need one of the Leman Russ tanks, and I prefer having a super-heavy tank that isn't limited to only Baneblades and Hellhammers. I need to save the money for Vendettas, after all. Sigh.

As such, I will be making slight changes to the lore. Rather than Baneblades and Hellhammers, Draconis IV is famous for producing Stormswords, Shadowswords and Doomhammers. Additionally, thanks to the latent psychic potential present in the Draconis system, the Draconian Armored Dragons employ psykers in their armies (yeah, Prescience helps a lot with the Shadowswords and Doomhammers, so why not incoprorate that into the lore?). Once again, they make liberal use of Vendettas and Imperial Knights to escort their super-heavy tanks such as Stormswords, Shadowswords and Doomhammers, the latter two staying back and bombarding their foes with sheer firepower from long range and the former escorted to the front by a couple of Imperial Knights in order to blow whatever dudes out of cover.

There's not much change to the Leman Russ tanks - the Draconis system is still famous for their cheaper but more risky Leman Russ Executioners, as such usually only one in a regiment would be fully loaded up with plasma cannon sponsons (and the crew is usually insane or have balls made out of cold hard titanium-steel alloy). The change is that they use Leman Russ Exterminators or Eradicators a lot more than Leman Russ Battle Tanks. They still use the Leman Russ Battle Tanks depending on the situation, for example, if there's a gun line, they'll make use of the Leman Russ Battle Tanks to accompany the Vanquisher's extreme range. They make use of plenty of Executioners, so a Steel Host formation would have up to 3 Executioners, where 1 is loaded up on plasma cannons sponsons (and the other crews would stay far, far away from that tank as much as possible), a single Leman Russ Eradicator with heavy bolters and a Tank Commander in a Leman Russ Vanquisher, also with a lascannon. They can't risk putting the tank commanders on the volatile Executioners because if they get blown up, who's going to lead the squadron of tanks?

That's the only change so far (and it's a lot lighter on my wallet, phew). The Draconians are famous for loading their Doomhammer up with Techpriest Enginseers and Servitors so that they can continually repair the super-heavy tank from within without worrying about getting blown up. Or so the logic goes, anyway. So anyway, these are the changes I'm making to the setting for the Draconis system and the Draconian Armored Dragons in order to keep them in line with my limited budget. Phew. I don't think I will actually buy 3 Vendettas. Having the Psykers should be more worth it.

The changes from Baneblade and Hellhammer to Shadowsword, Doomhammer and Stormsword goes in line with the theme of Draconis. Mass produce cheaper vehicles of inferior quality, much like Japan in the old days. Ryza has accused them of "stealing" or copying their technology for the Executioners, but Draconis produces more of them at a cheaper cost, but admittedly of inferior quality. Well, in the context of today, that's more in line with China than Japan, but then again the dragon is a sybol of East Asia, so I might as well incoporate Chinese elements into the Draconis system as well. Would be funny if every Draconian soldier is a martial artist with a power-sword and a weapon skill of 4 or 5, but......never mind. We'll see what I can do with Draconian soldiers and psykers in the army. It'll be fun.

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