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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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Monday, July 3, 2017

Imperial Armor Index

My Imperial Armor Index has finally arrived! It's thinner and lighter than expected, and does not contain a lot of fluff. Instead, it's filled with datasheets. Lots of them.

Here's some takeaways that I find interesting. The Vendetta gunship is now armed with 3 twin lascannons, so now they shoot 6 lascannon shots at BS 4+. Awesome. On the downside, it's pretty expensive now. It costs 230 points if you include the 3 twin lascannons, which cost 40 points each. Phew. However, the good news is that Vendetta gunships can now carry up to 12 infantry models! A huge buff! The last version in 7th Edition had them reduced to 6 infantry models, but now they're back to 12! WOOHOO! Nice!

Otherwise it's pretty identical to a Valkyrie. Yeah. Only the weapons are different, and it's pretty cool. We also have the Vulture gunship, which is better at anti-infantry if you give it the twin punisher gatling cannons. It now fires 40 shots. Wow. It also has the strafing run rule, which the Vendetta gunship does not, so you can add +1 to your To Hit rolls against units without the Fly keyword. It's also much cheaper at 160 points. So it depends on what you want.

The Death Korps of Krieg look like a cool army, and you can now take Death Korps Grenadier Storm Squad as Troops. Wow! They are almost the same as Storm Troopers and are armed with hot-shot lasguns, and can take special weapons. However, they can't take hot-shot volley guns for some reason. Oh well. Anyway, they ignore models slain in the Shooting phase when taking Morale test as an army-wide rule, which is pretty useful and fluffy. Their orders seem a bit melee orientated, with one allowing an infantry or Calvary model in the unit who is killled in the Fight phase to immediately make a single attack, and another, Without Mercy, turns their lasguns and hot-shot lasguns into pistol 2, which means you can shoot them twice when locked in combat. However, you probably will be taking them for their special Death Korps units and not the orders.

Elysian Drop Troops have a new Aerial Drop ability that allows them to Deep Strike more than 9" away from any enemy units. But they lose the Valkyrie/Vendetta as Dedicated Transport thing. Oh well. That sucks. They have one new order which allows them to ignores models who get killed during the Shooting and Fighting phase when taking Morale tests. That's about it. Probably the only reason why you're taking them is to have an entire army that can Aerial Drop. And no more spamming Valkyies or Vendettas for Dedicated Transports, I guess.

Titans are awesome. A Warlord costs a whooping 4,000 points, including wargear. Reaver Titans are 2,400 points and Warhounds are 1,500 points. Have fun!

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