|Leman Russ Battle Tank with Tech-Priest Enginseer|
|The might of Imperial Armor|
So with my Emperor's Fist Armored Company done, and in effect the Core Choice of my Cadian Battle Group, I only have my Emperor's Spear Aerial Company left. I already have the Command Choice, the Battle Group Command, which composes of a Company Command Squad inside a Chimera. This means I can essentially play a 1,575-point game now. But I'll be wasting my Company Command Squad and the command benefits the Cadian Battle Group grants me if I just rely on my tanks. So what I'm going to do is...get a job, and once I get my pay, I'll purchase the Militarum Tempestus Storm Scions box set, which allows me to get a 3rd Vendetta (or Valkyrie, I just need to get the Vendetta conversion kit), plus much-needed infantry to make use of those amazing command benefits. Can you imagine Stormtroopers with Ignores Cover, or Tank Hunter/Monster Hunter, or even a group of 10 Stormtroopers firing their hellguns...uh...hot-shot lasguns three times with the First Rank, Fire! Second Rank, Fire! order? Even more so, I can order them to run after shooting when I drop the Company Command Squad and 2 Stormtrooper squads down from my Vendetta gunships after they make a low-altitude drop
So yeah, I'm so getting Militarum Tempestus Scions for my Cadian Battle Group. Right now I have no stormtroopers, and only 2 Vendetta gunships. I can always swap the Stormsword and Chimera for 3 Vendetta gunships and an extra Stormtrooper squad. Or I can play 2,500-point games, that would be fun.
For the Emperor!
Oh, right. And if you're asking me why there's Imperial Guard in an Adeptus Mechanicus blog, well, it's part of the fluff. The Forge World of Draconis IV manufactures countless tanks for the Imperial Guard armored regiment of Draconis III, so they have close ties and will support each other in times of xenos incursion and other threats. Makes sense, right? I mean, in Titanicus by Dan Abnett, there's an armored Planetary Defense Force that fights alongside the Skitarii and Titans against the traitor Titan legion. So why not Draconis III as well?