when miniwargaming started producing this game i was hooked. I have been playtesting for a while and decided to add in my own faction, the Metal Dawn. The Rules for this faction are complete but require a bit of playtest to make sure they are balanced. There is a short backstory in the download but the main idea is that in the horrible conditions of the event, people became desperate to get better lives and as such found this cache of pre-event data and began to evolve themselves. These new mechanical beings dubbed the Machanicii launched a crusade against the Flesh beings, all those who would not join them, would die.
The Metal Dawn
Originally just a cult of machine worshippers this group came across a computer data-bank carrying pre-event technology which they used to form weapons and armor for themselves and some went even further and encased themselves in robotic bodies. The Metal Dawn believes that humans are imperfect and all strive for salvation via. getting released from their weak and cumbersome human forms and ascending the mechanical perfection. The Metal Dawn armed and prepared called a crusade in the name of their Mechanical god and began to destroy everything they could and as their invasion gains strength so to do more and more flock to their banner.
Gameplay The Metal Dawn is a unique race in that they can take either ‘human’ volunteers who are cheap and relatively weak compared to the other races but have a high morale and powerful weaponry, these units are supported by the Mechanicii, metallic soldiers that are faster, stronger and deadlier than mere mortals. These Mechanicii are expensive but worth their points. The leaders of these armies have given up all semblance of humanity and plugged themselves into the Oni Matrix from which they control their crusade, however, they will sometimes leave and morph their bodies into weapons of war, swifter and deadlier than any adversary.
Units M CC S Def Av Mr Special Points Flesh Gunner 5 0 0 0 1 6+ None 7 Flesh Crusader 5 1 0 0 1 6+ None 7 Mechanicii Beta 5 1 1 1 2 3+ Character 12 Mechanicii Drone 7 1 1 0 2 4+ None 12 Mechanicii Alpha 7 2 1 1 2 2+ Leader 20 Mechanicii Heavy 6 0 1 0 2 4+ Character 12 Mechanicii Crusader 7 1 0 0 1 4+ None 10 Flesh Heavy 5 0 0 0 1 6+ None 8 *Note, Mechanicii require 2 failed moral checks to become pinned
Equipment Flesh Gunner: Sunburst SMG Flesh Crusader: Hand Weapon Mechanicii Beta: Multi-lance, Reaper Claw Mechanicii Drone: Multi-lance, Reaper Claw Mechanicii Alpha: Heavy Lance, Solar Cannon Mechanicii Heavy: Heavy Lance or Solar Cannon or Flamethrower Mechanicii Crusader: Reaper Claw Flesh Heavy: Storm Rocket or Grenade Launcher
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Weapon TH AP MP R A Points Sunburst 7+ 0 1 12 2 6 Hand Weapon 6+ 0 0 CC 1 1 M. Lance 6+ 0 2 18 1 6 Reaper C. 5+ 1 0 CC 1 5 H. Lance 6+ 0 3 18 3 16 Solar Cannon 6+ 2 3 24 1 20 Flamethrower 4+ 0 0 - - 9 Flamer Rocket 7+ 1 3 18 1 12 G. Launcher 6+ 0 2 12 - 12 Blast [/size]
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