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Centurion warsuits for Deathwatch

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My second attempt at conversions, hope you like it, but as before if you can make it better post bellow so everyone can enjoy.

 

 

Devastator Centurion Armour
 
Kilograms: 600
Type: Walker 
Tactical Speed: 14m
Cruising Speed: 20 kph 
Manoeuvrability: —
Structural Integrity: 15 
Size: Enormous
Armour: Front: 20, Side 20, Rear 18
Carry Capacity: None
Crew: One Space Marine
Requisition: 80
Renown: Famed
Special:
Provides the Auto-Stabilised Trait and grants +40 to Strength. A Centurion cannot Run, and the wearer suffers –30 to Agility, and cannot Dodge (but may still Parry). Also roll once on Table 5–12: Power Armour History.
Special Rules
Walker: Walkers are able to ignore penalties for moving through difficult terrain, and negotiate obstacles such as rock slides, tank traps, fallen trees, and shattered buildings without penalty.
Combat Walker: Centurions always have a Basic Melee Attack (representing their ability to charge, batter, and smash targets): (Melee, 1d10+8 I, Pen 2, Unwieldy)
Reinforced Hull: When a vehicle with a Reinforced Hull receives a Critical Hit, halve the results, rounding up. This does not affect rolls on the Critical Hit chart generated by Righteous Fury.
Omni-scope: Attack Modifer: +10 to hit
Special: Combines Preysense Sight- No Darkness Penalties
Weapons
A Centurion may equip its left and right arms with any of the following options. These weapons have a facing of forward, left, and right, and are always pilot-operated. Centurion weapons must be reloaded by support teams, and reloading takes several minutes. The chest may be equiped as well.:
Arm weapons
- Two Heavy Bolters (Range 150m, Heavy, –/–/10, 1d10+12 X, Pen 5, Clip 400, Reload 2 Full, Tearing)
- Two Lascannons (Range 300m, Heavy, S/–/–, 5d10+10 E, Pen 10, Clip 60, Reload 3 Full)
- Two Grav-Cannons (Range 45m; S/-/-; 0d0 S; Pen 0; Clip 50; Reload 4 Full; Blast (5) Rites of Battle page 137 for more on grav-cannon)
Chest weapons
- Hurricane Bolter (Facing Front, 50m, –/6/12, 2d10+5 X, Pen 4, Clip 300, Reload 4 Full, Tearing)
- Missile Launchers (Facing Front, Range 250m, Heavy, S/–/–, 6 missiles may fire any missiles found on page 150 of the DEATHWATCH Rulebook)
 
 
 
Assault Centurion Armour
 
Kilograms: 600
Type: Walker 
Tactical Speed: 14m
Cruising Speed: 20 kph 
Manoeuvrability: —
Structural Integrity: 15 
Size: Enormous
Armour: Front: 20, Side 20, Rear 18
Carry Capacity: None
Crew: One Space Marine
Requisition: 80
Renown: Famed
Special:
Provides the Auto-Stabilised Trait and grants +40 to Strength. A Centurion cannot Run, and the wearer suffers –30 to Agility, and cannot Dodge (but may still Parry). Also roll once on Table 5–12: Power Armour History.
Special Rules
Walker: Walkers are able to ignore penalties for moving through difficult terrain, and negotiate obstacles such as rock slides, tank traps, fallen trees, and shattered buildings without penalty.
Combat Walker: Centurions always have a Basic Melee Attack (representing their ability to charge, batter, and smash targets): (Melee, 1d10+8 I, Pen 2, Unwieldy)
Reinforced Hull: When a vehicle with a Reinforced Hull receives a Critical Hit, halve the results, rounding up. This does not affect rolls on the Critical Hit chart generated by Righteous Fury.
Omni-scope: Attack Modifer: +10 to hit 
Special: Combines Preysense Sight- No Darkness Penalties
Weapons
A Centurion may equip its left and right arms with any of the following options. These weapons have a facing of forward, left, and right, and are always pilot-operated. Centurion weapons must be reloaded by support teams, and reloading takes several minutes. The chest may be equiped as well.:
Arm weapons
- Two Flamers (Range 20m ,S/–/– ,1d10+9 E ,Pen 3, Clip 40, Reload 3 Full, Flame)
- Two Meltaguns (Range 30m, Basic, S/–/–,2d10+14 E, Pen 12, Clip 40, Reload 3 Full)
- Two Siege Drills (Melee - Primitive 2d10+11 R; Pen 7; Tearing, Unwieldy, Power Field)
Chest weapons
- Hurricane Bolter (Facing Front, 50m, –/6/12, 2d10+5 X, Pen 4, Clip 300, Reload 4 Full, Tearing)
- Frag Assault Launchers: Assault Centurion Armours are armed with Frag Assault Launchers, single-shot scatter grenades employed to cover the Centurion’s final assault (Facing Front, Range 50m, -/3/-, 2d10+2 X, Pen 0, Clip 6). Frag Launchers may be fired as a Free Action, and fire in a 45 degree cone from the Centurion, hitting everything within range. When they fire, they force automatic Pinning Tests from all eligible targets within range.
 
But if you ask me you should be able to put mixed weapons on your arms for more tactical diversity.
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I was hoping to see this in a future book but I think you've done a good job there.

 

After a bit of thinking (few minutes) I won't use mixed weapons of arms. But that is a personal opinion and not a criticism.

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I was hoping to see this in a future book but I think you've done a good job there.

 

After a bit of thinking (few minutes) I won't use mixed weapons of arms. But that is a personal opinion and not a criticism.

 

The only thing left is the renown and what happens when it explodes while your in it.

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Again this is my opinion:

 

I plan on creating a chapter which lacks Terminator Armour. Centurion squads are their veterans so would require the same renown as a suit of Terminator Armour.

 

As to the explosion....hmmmm....pilot takes a 2D10 Pen 4 Explosive damage and must pass a Hard Toughness or be stunned for 1D5 rounds. Either way, he will be knocked prone.

 

Naturally the bang will need a "blast" radius but I'm currently blanking on that. My best guess would be something like a frag missile going boom.

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I made a thread for brainstorming on this exact topic. You can see it here: http://community.fantasyflightgames.com/index.php?/topic/94063-centurion-armor/#entry916024

 

The first thing I noticed is the rear armor. If I remember correctly, Centurion armor is a suit that Marines step into and thus only provides extra armor to the front of the marine (not even covering the head). I think it would be more "accurate" if you either dropped the rear armor entirely or lowered it significantly.

 

The difference here, however, is that you are treating it as a vehicle rather than another suit of armor. So that may make my comment obsolete.

 

Obviously you prefer pre-errata weapon stats, but that is one thing I would personally change if I were to use this layout.

 

I would also give them one size larger. Marines are already hulking and this armor is bigger than even the termy-armor. They should definitely be an easier target when wearing these suits; at the very least, keep hulking but remove the Black Carapace bonus so that the to-hit penalty is imposed.

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As to the explosion....hmmmm....pilot takes a 2D10 Pen 4 Explosive damage and must pass a Hard Toughness or be stunned for 1D5 rounds. Either way, he will be knocked prone.

 

Too weak. Not really a threat. Make it something like 1d10+10 Pen 5, armor does not apply (obviously). TB will still obviate most of that.

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I agree. There needs to be a real threat of getting messed up if the Sh*t hits the fan; this will take some of the "invincibility" factor away from the Marines piloting the suit.

 

There should always be the threat of death and defeat.

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One comment - no force field. Centurion Warsuits are big on heavy, ablative plate. This is why they don't have an invulnerable save (unlike the more sophisticated and compact terminator armour).

 

Definitely size (enormous) - it's the same size as a tyranid warrior, and you have next to no agility whilst wearing it.

 

Also, probably worth figuring out what the omniscope does. I would suggest it counting as an astartes targeter, as that's the most sophisticated 'scope' available.

 

Finally, you do need to figure out how to model decimator protocols (or whatever it's called). Whether vehicle or armour, the pilot needs to be able to fire both arm weapons and the chest mount simultaneously. If he can 'john woo' the heavy weapons as a full action, I might suggest taking a lead from the servo-harness and allowing him to give up his reaction to fire the chest mount as well.

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As to the explosion....hmmmm....pilot takes a 2D10 Pen 4 Explosive damage and must pass a Hard Toughness or be stunned for 1D5 rounds. Either way, he will be knocked prone.

 

Too weak. Not really a threat. Make it something like 1d10+10 Pen 5, armor does not apply (obviously). TB will still obviate most of that.

 

 

Phew! I thought I had been too strong. Guess I'm too good to players.

 

I like your correction better.

 

I agree. There needs to be a real threat of getting messed up if the Sh*t hits the fan; this will take some of the "invincibility" factor away from the Marines piloting the suit.

 

There should always be the threat of death and defeat.

 

That was why I started thinking of adding "blast". Piloting the suit when it goes off should result in a big badda boom.

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For the size discussion, this might help:

 

6QRVo5Q.jpg

 

Quite big, but the Centurion armor does not interfer with the black carapace. So I guess increasing size and keeping the black carapace bonus would be correct here. Would be interesting how size and agility malus affect movement rate in the end.

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For the size discussion, this might help:

 

6QRVo5Q.jpg

 

Quite big, but the Centurion armor does not interfer with the black carapace. So I guess increasing size and keeping the black carapace bonus would be correct here. Would be interesting how size and agility malus affect movement rate in the end.

 

Thanks i had no idea that that was their size. I based Hulking on the size of the bikes and thought thats more or less as much hardware as a warsuit.

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Also, probably worth figuring out what the omniscope does. I would suggest it counting as an astartes targeter, as that's the most sophisticated 'scope' available.

 

 

Omni-scope: Attack Modifer: +10 to hit 
Special: Combines Preysense Sight- No Darkness Penalties
Already existed, no darkness penalties and +10 to hit

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Have you thought of using Breaching Augur as the basis for those huge drills Assault Centurions sport?

 

Might be pointless to make this chart but for people who asked

 

Size affecting movement (away from books so from memory, correct is wrong):

 

Size 4 movement = AB

Size 5 movement = AB+1

Size 6 movement = AB+2

etc etc

 

Also for some reason popped into my mind that there was one question pertaining Terminator Armours -20 to Agility and movement in Black Crusade (differend line but might be applicable to this situation).

 

Question: Terminator Armour gives the wearer a –20 to Agility 
when worn. It is entirely possible that this might bring a character 
to 0 or less Agility. This, according to page 256, renders the 
character Paralysed and unable to act though. Is this correct?
 
Answer: The dropping Agility to zero and being Paralysed 
is only from Characteristic Damage, not temporary penalties. 
Although it could drop one’s Speed to zero (although this 
should be partially offset by one being Hulking) it does 
not paralyse them. Remember, Tests can apply all sorts of 
penalties or benefits, and this is just one more penalty to 
apply to any Agility Test. If the Test was normally Easy 
(+30), you’d still be making it at a +10.

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Breaching augurs are broken if allowed as weapons. They should not be in most ways better than a power weapon purposefully designed for combat instead of utility.

 

I'd make the radius blast 8 or so, and impossible for the pilot to evade it.

 

Agree on no force field.

 

I wonder why you're using vehicle rules for this though? To let it get wrecked?

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Breaching augurs are broken if allowed as weapons. They should not be in most ways better than a power weapon purposefully designed for combat instead of utility.

 

I'd make the radius blast 8 or so, and impossible for the pilot to evade it.

 

Agree on no force field.

 

I wonder why you're using vehicle rules for this though? To let it get wrecked?

 

 

I think it could work (the erata version)

Breaching Augur Two-Handed Melee - Primitive 2d10+11 R; Pen 7; Two handed;TearingUnwieldyPower Field

 

The other options kinda suck.

Heavy Mining Drill One-Handed Melee - Primitive 5d10 R; Pen 15; TearingUnwieldy          

Steam Drill Two-Handed Melee - Primitive 1d10 I; Pen 3; Two handed;Primitive ()UnbalancedUnwieldy

 

 

And i used it as a vehicle cuz:

1. He is not walking, the warsuit is

2. its HUGE

3. Its practically Nemesis Dreadknight Junior

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Didn't Remember Breaching Augurs pre-Errata was that broken.

Emperor help us. 4d10+3 Pen 7 Tearing, Unwieldy, Power Field.

 

Have used so long post-Errata stats, that monster had faded from my memory

Centurion%2Band%2BDreadknight.jpg

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IT HAD TO BE USED.

 

Again, I would not use it as a vehicle (personal opinion, sorry if I sound redundant).

 

I would give it some sick frontal armor for body, arms and legs, but leave the back and head lacking. Maybe even drop some levels of ablative armor on it as well instead of the force field. This thing is already going to be a beast. I think the force field will kill a lot of the fun-factor because it kills the risk factor. As I stated before like a stupid broken record.

 

I am still thinking of allowing these in my games but only as a very special mission-specific item; I don't think I will allow them to requisition it freely whenever they like. It might be better suited under the Imperial Assets rules in RoB: Astartes Assets.

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IT HAD TO BE USED.

 

Again, I would not use it as a vehicle (personal opinion, sorry if I sound redundant).

 

I would give it some sick frontal armor for body, arms and legs, but leave the back and head lacking. Maybe even drop some levels of ablative armor on it as well instead of the force field. This thing is already going to be a beast. I think the force field will kill a lot of the fun-factor because it kills the risk factor. As I stated before like a stupid broken record.

 

I am still thinking of allowing these in my games but only as a very special mission-specific item; I don't think I will allow them to requisition it freely whenever they like. It might be better suited under the Imperial Assets rules in RoB: Astartes Assets.

 

 

Of course its only meant for you to use when your either defending or attacking a location.

And i gave my reasons for it not being a vehicle, i mean come on its a suit for your suit.

Besides you ask me armour cannot walk for you, if you ask me, and the warsuit has mechanized legs for movement so you dont get tired, meaning its a vehicle.

 

Centurion6.jpg

 

If it was armour, it would only have head armour the same at best, i meant look at that BACK.

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Power armor is armor that walks for you. Literally. It has a power back and synthetic musculature that walks for you, which is why when it powers down it requires enormous strength to even move it.

 

I would argue that it is not a vehicle because it doesn't move for the Marine of its own volition. The marine walks and it walks with him. Granted, at this point it is just semantics. If you want to use it as a vehicle, then use it as a vehicle, dog. I am just letting you know my opinion to the contrary.

 

Cheers.

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Power armor is armor that walks for you. Literally. It has a power back and synthetic musculature that walks for you, which is why when it powers down it requires enormous strength to even move it.

 

I would argue that it is not a vehicle because it doesn't move for the Marine of its own volition. The marine walks and it walks with him. Granted, at this point it is just semantics. If you want to use it as a vehicle, then use it as a vehicle, dog. I am just letting you know my opinion to the contrary.

 

Cheers.

 Thats all fine and dandy, and i get what you said now and before, but the simple fact is: you run you will get tired, you put on a suit that has legs that walk for you and it cant be considered a armour, but something that gets you from point A to point B (a.k.a. a vehicle) if you think you can make it an armour, try cuz honestly i think its easyer this way.(I mean wearing armour over armour, lol)

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YO DOG, YOU NEED ARMOR ON YOUR ARMOR. PIMP OUT THAT ARMOR.

 

 

My legs get me from point A to point B... I have never considered them a "vehicle" until this moment. SEMANTICS.

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If you put armor on your legs that walks for you and moves your legs in the process, your legs are going to get tired at some point. 

 

i dont think the warsuit uses leg movement, but to be honest i have no idea how a space marine in power armour fits inside the warsuit

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