[NetEpic ML] Re: Eldar titan CCW was New to list,a few questions/ideas

From: Warprat <warprat_at_...>
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 18:10:21 -0800

Hi Trav!

First off, I think we need to think what the weapon will look like.
Whatever power it's capable of can really be fitted to most any shape.

What is available, right now, that can be used to represent new combat
ability on the model? I think we have 3 ways to go:

1) Powerfist. If the Powerfist is used, it could represent a new type
of Powerfist, or a glove/gauntlet that goes over the normal Powerfist.

2) Some other Eldar titan weapon, like the Pulsar, already in use. This
could represent a lance, perhaps modifying the weapon some by adding a
do-dad (technical term), or cutting the normal weapon, niether or both.

3) Some other weapon, not in the normal Eldar titan arsenal of normal

How about these ideas?

1) Gauntlet of Khaine: The Gauntlet is a sacred weapon, blessed at one
of the holy shrines to Khaine, the Eldar god of Battle. It is a
powerfull close combat weapon, which uses causes deadly harmonic
vibations, to help rip the target apart.

This armored gauntlet resembles the Power Fist. A Titan armed with this
weapon, however, may choose to automatically destroy one vehicle or
troop stand (other than another Titan/Praetorian) that is in base to
base contact with the Titan before close combat begins.

Enemy Titans/Praetorians in combat with this weapon, must subtract 1d6
from thier CAF, due to the subsonic vibrations introduced into the crew
compartment of the opposing Titan/Praetorian.

Titans in base to base contact with buildings may elect, in addition to
normal attacks, to hit the building once. The building must make a save
with -5 modifier, or be destroyed. Buidings that fail a save versus
this weapon are counted as destroyed, not damaged.

This weapon has no ranged attack weapons, unlike the Power Fist.

2) Glove of The Great Harlequin: Blessed by The Great Harlequin,
himself. This rare Titan weapon, fits over the normal Power Glove, that
the Eldar choose normally as a close combat option for thier Titans.

This Titan is protected by the ever-watchful eye of the Eldar god!
In Close Combat, an Eldar Titan armed with this weapon (In conjunction
with the Power Fist), may re-roll once per close combat resolution its
close combat dice (meaning if it is engaged by multiple units it may
re-roll its close combat dice for each individual engagement).

Unfortunately, the Glove of The Great Harlequin, covers the normal
Shuriken Cannons in the Power Fist, so they are unable to fire. Fine
motor control of the Power Fist, is also lost, due to the heavy material
of the Glove. The special grab attack may not be proformed.

Titans in base to base contact with buildings may elect, in addition to
normal attacks, to hit the building once. The building must make a save
with a -3 modifier, or be destroyed. Buidings that fail a save versus
this weapon are counted as destroyed, not damaged. Due to The Great
Harlequin, attacks against buidings, may also be re-rolled once as well.

Hope you like these!

Warprat ;)


> Alright,hows this:
> First,the most obvious: The Eldar Knight Lance.Its simplest,as it already
> exists.
> Here are some of my own... hopefully balanced.
> Neural Lash: On a roll of 5+ (4+ for Warlock titans),one opponent in Close
> Combat with this titan reduces their CAF by D6.
> Eldritch Lance:If the titan bearing this weapon charged that turn,and won
> the close combat,-1 save/+1 damage result for each 5cm the titan moved to
> get into close combat.Usable only on Vehicle class or larger (infantry/cav
> are just too small).
> Sonic blade: Using technology similiar to that in a tremor cannon,the titan
> weilds an invisible "blade" of highly concentrated sonic energy. Treat as
> the imperial "laser burner" weapon.(Maybe i have seen "Dune" too many
> times... : )
> Close combat head: The head of the titan has been enhanced; Some incorporate
> Howling Banshee style shriekers that pummel the enemy with psycho-sonic
> assaults,others have batteries of Striking scorpion style needlers (save
> much larger,of course),some breathe fire ,while others have runes that
> confuse or blind their opponents.The result is the same: the Titan may
> reroll *one* of its two dice in close combat. (Alternately,you could make
> your opponent reroll one die. one or the other.) the second result must be
> kept,even if it is worse (or better) then the orignal roll. If the titan
> rolls no dice in combat (if immobilised,for example) this has no effect.The
> close combat head lowers the armour of the head location by 1.
> Vectored thrusters: revenant titans only. revenant titans with the vectored
> thrust modification are never pinned in close combat,even by other
> titans.Like harlequins with their flip belts,revenants with vectored
> thrusters may leap out of combat and carry on.
> Shield of Vaul: The titan carries a shield.Any hits in close combat Against
> titans/praetorians may be parried on a roll of 5+;If parried,the hit has no
> effect whatsoever.
> Monowire whip: Like a massive version of the deadly harlequins kiss,the
> Monowire whip uses a very strong,infiniesimaly thin wire that cuts through
> virtually anyhting with devastating effect.A titan with this weapon rolls an
> extra D6 in CC,and ,if it wins combat,adds D6 to the damage roll.If the
> Eldar titan rolls double ones,It misses its opponent (even if it would
> normally have hit!) ,and the effect is applied to itself, *in addition to
> whatever damage its opponent may do*
> Im not saying all of these should be used,Im just offering these up as
> possibilities.No points cost yet either,as that would prolly need some
> discussion and playtesting.
> I particularly like the idea of an eldar titan striding forth to do
> battle,armed with a sonic blade,Shield of Vaul,and Close combat head : )
> comments welcome as always.
> Trav


> > Hi Travis!
> >
> *Sniporama*
> > Question 6: I like the idea of another Close Combat weapon for Eldar
> > titans, but I don't think increasing thier CAF is the best way to do
> > this. I think that a high CAF, combined with thier high rate of
> > unrestricted movement, would be too powerfull. I think the Neural Lash
> > is more in keeping with Eldar ways, but perhaps too powerfull as well.
> > I see no reason why Eldar titans couldn't use the same lance carried by
> > an Eldar knight, however. On a titan, it would be quite powerfull, when
> > combined with the titans normal CAF, speed, agility, and toughness.
> >
> > Good Post!
> >
> > Warprat ;)
> >
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