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Made in au
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Thanks Pyrolchi, I like the Idea of the machine spirit being something that is quite tangible (especially if you are linked in via spine plug!) and not just a result of superstition.

If the GS cult rock drill is a piece of standard imperial mining kit why does it have 3 handles?
Basing-
Buy a pack of earth and fleshtone dry pastels. Scrape it with a knife, sprinkle dust to PVA glue on base.
Conflict on Ardus fiction 40k
 
   
Made in au
Hardened Veteran Guardsman







Prometheus Malcador Pattern is named such, because along with stealing fire from the gods Prometheus was a bit of a thinker, his name literally means fore-thought. Therefore consideration went in when preparations were made for manufacture on Thryn and a case-mate was seen as not up to the task. The bastards probably stole the STC too...

A one-fifty mill howitzer is my take on a battle cannon (I pulled the calibrage out of my *&@# but it seems to fit well enough) because it's generally depicted as a rather stumpy weapon, and does not scream kinetic potential to me. But kinetic potential is not the be-all and end-all.

Theory wise a howitzer is ideal for engaging hardened targets and entrenched infantry, (Hence why the breakthrough tank army is rocking a heap of big armoured tanks with howitzers) and packing HEAT you'd do well against enemy armour.
You'd lose out at range, but you literally have other tanks with laser-cannons, so you'd counter that weakness with tactics or section composition.

It's crude using a howitzer in a battle tank(rather than a gun (like a vanquisher), but it has successfully been done and it seems very 'guard to me. Especially if you don't have the best gunnery and you're fighting flimsyier or similar vehicles.

The IS 2 for instance was given a lower velocity 122mm gun rather than a100mm gun that had superior armour piercing power because it was a heavy tank and expected to engage hardened positions and entrenched troops.

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If the GS cult rock drill is a piece of standard imperial mining kit why does it have 3 handles?
Basing-
Buy a pack of earth and fleshtone dry pastels. Scrape it with a knife, sprinkle dust to PVA glue on base.
Conflict on Ardus fiction 40k
 
   
Made in au
Hardened Veteran Guardsman







You might notice that a lot of the machines in my fiction are comparatively lightly armed, as unlike on the table-top ammunition capacity is a concern that is factored in.

Don't want to go to be constantly scooting off every 5 minutes to re-supply while the infantry are left without heavy support.

If the GS cult rock drill is a piece of standard imperial mining kit why does it have 3 handles?
Basing-
Buy a pack of earth and fleshtone dry pastels. Scrape it with a knife, sprinkle dust to PVA glue on base.
Conflict on Ardus fiction 40k
 
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Nice scene, pretty rugged. I like the idea of a salvaged tank that keeps breaking down having a broken machine spirit that doesn't want to fight anymore. Makes me want to get to know Scourge a bit more.

   
Made in au
Hardened Veteran Guardsman







Thanks Crowe

If the GS cult rock drill is a piece of standard imperial mining kit why does it have 3 handles?
Basing-
Buy a pack of earth and fleshtone dry pastels. Scrape it with a knife, sprinkle dust to PVA glue on base.
Conflict on Ardus fiction 40k
 
   
 
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