Post by cheminhaler on Mar 11, 2015 15:48:43 GMT -5
Since childhood I've coveted the Realms of Chaos books; Slaves to Darkness and the Lost and the Damned. A friend from school had a copy of both books so I remember seeing them and flicking through the pages.
Now that I can finally look at the contents again, I decided to randomly roll a Chaos warband. These rules are for Rogue Trader 40k, so I still have to generate wargear for the champion/ renegade and their followers.
Since I couldn't decide which god I just rolled a d4 and got Tzeentch.
Renegade champion of Tzeentch - Human Major Hero (Lighter Hand) Chaos attribute - Fast Gift of Tzeentch - Flaming Arm equipment - plasma pistol, disc of Tzeentch, Chaos Armour +1, refractor field, bio scanner, bionic legs
Post by cheminhaler on May 20, 2015 13:38:31 GMT -5
It's interesting to roll the chaos warbands up but I don't think they'll be evenly matched.
If one player gets 2 retinues of beastmen with graviton guns and a D-Cannon and the other rolls an armless, headless chaos champion dude, even with Chaos Armour +3 it'll just be a firing squad.
The chaos boon/ mutation charts are certainly interesting.. There is another simpler mutation chart in the original RT rulebook for 1st edition 40k. We could adapt them into a combat patrol style chaos forces; that would be good. You already have a nurgley chaos collection.
Post by cheminhaler on Jun 1, 2015 14:00:58 GMT -5
Yeah the RoC books were around in the late 80s; around the same time as Warhammer 3rd edition and Rogue Trader, so there are sections in the book for both systems. Fantasy & 40k were also interchangeable.
e.g. you could get 'feral world squats' which were just fantasy dwarves.
In fact when I was a kid I took part in a messaround participation game in GW Hammersmith where my Tilean crossbowmen were involved in a 40k siege but they did nothing but hide a corner, avoiding the special minefields....
Yeah; the GM can allow any model to represent your champion but I've seen some keen 'Oldhammer' sites where people really try to give their Chaos champion life by making them resemble the random rolls.