I have always liked the Mantis Warriors, a stealthy yet aggressive force, with an emphasis on ranged combat and a large complement of Snipers. I originally tried to create a set of rules for them with the Custom Chapters in Rites of Battle, but never felt like I could do justice to their style of combat. I’m now attempting to create my own set of rules for them, but I need some feedback.
This set of rules that I made assumes that the game will take place in the official era that Deathwatch was made for, ~817.M41 specifically before the Badab War, rather than when tabletop Warhammer 40k takes place, late 900s.M41 after the Mantis Warriors have finished their penitent crusade for their part in the Badab war. However, I have included optional rules for if someone wanted to play a game that took place after the Mantis Warriors were forgiven and once again allowed to join the Deathwatch.
What I really need help on now, is advice on what I should do about their Primarch’s Curse. Right now I’ve been using the Curse of their progenitor-chapter, the White Scars, but I’m not sure if I want to keep it that way. I’m also not sure if I have the prices right on the advances table. Can anyone help me out?