Cadre Reinforcements

September 3, 2013 ·

I haven't posted for a while because I've been working hard on reinforcements for my Cadre. I'm going to the Northern Warlords GT in Warrington this weekend and needed to focus on some bits and bobs. But I'm finished now so I thought I would post up a couple of pics of what Ive been working on.

First this is my latest Riptide

Heavy Burst Cannon Riptide
The plan is to run him as an allied Enclave Elite so I can take the Earth Caste Pilot Array and the Talisman of Arthas Moloch. I'm expecting lots of Demons and a few Rune Priest with Jaws, and being able to deny the witch on 4d6 will help.

The ECPA also helps in guaranteeing the Nova reactor gets charged pretty much every turn. This is my "solution" to screamers starts - bogg them down with a stubborn Riptide with a 3++ ..... OK, not great, but the best I could come up with, without radically overhauling my list.

The photo isn't too good, but I hope you can make it out. I was going for a predatory bird "perched" on the ruin sort of look. Not sure I cracked it though. It's probably easier to see from different angles!

The Ivy on the ruins I found on a website dedicated to dolls houses of all  things!

"Raven" XV8 Commander

Next is my Commander. He's what some are calling a "Raven" (not sure why) i.e no weapons, but all the toys. I've loaded him out with C&CN, M3S,Puretide Chip, Iridium Armour and Drone Controller.

He'll spend most of his time with the Double Deathrain squad and their Marker Drones, lending the Drones his BS5, twin linking the Missile Pods, and granting them Ignores Cover and Tank/Monster Hunter. However, if needed he can attach to the Burst Cannon Riptide to kill FMCs (the Riptide has a Velocity Tracker), or to the other Ion Riptide to Kill AV14 (just worked out that Ordinance and Tank Hunter "stack", so if you Nova Charge the Ion Accelerator, and the Puretide chip grants the Riptide Tank Hunter, you roll 4d6 to penetrate armour, choosing the highest).

The model is a standard XV8, although pretty heavily converted. I've worked out a way to cut the body and insert a spacer so I can articulate and extend the torso. It makes them much more flexible in their posing. The think he's looking at is supposed to be a terminal displaying all the info to make the signature systems work.

The back banners are from Paulson Games.

So that's what Ive been working on (among other things). If you see the army at Warrington, come over and say "Hi"!



17yearoldhobbyist said...
September 3, 2013 at 1:45 PM  

Is the commander on a 40 or 60 mm base? Great minis btw, I only ask as I made a similar conversion, which doesn't fit on a 40mm base.

Pr0Golf3r said...
September 3, 2013 at 2:07 PM  

A tutorial on the conversion will be nice, I hate the stiff poses. Thanks

Guerk el Otro said...
September 3, 2013 at 3:14 PM  

I love it!

Furstenburg said...
September 3, 2013 at 3:27 PM  

I think the Raven is a reference to a battletech mech that comes with all the ECM/ECCM toys but very little offensive capabilities

Anonymous said...
September 3, 2013 at 4:10 PM  

Unless I miss my guess I suspect that "raven" moniker is a carry over from the electronic warfare mech of the battletech/mechwarrior universe.

Shaun said...
September 4, 2013 at 2:55 AM  

The term "Raven" refers to the unit in StarCraft 2 strategy game, which has no weapons, only abilites.

Vincent leclerc laplante said...
September 4, 2013 at 7:49 AM  

where did you get the banner?

Embrace Your Inner Geek said...
September 4, 2013 at 9:25 AM  

Thanks guys.

The commander is on a 60mm base. I'll be taking a normal one in case anybody objects.

Tutorial ..... Hmm. Might be a bit beyond my computer skills, but I'll try!

The banner is from a company called Paulson games

So now I know why it's called a raven! Who knew!


Anonymous said...
September 7, 2013 at 4:30 AM  

How do you get 4d6 picking the highest, surely it would be 2d6 rerollable?

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