So what then constitutes an aircraft in the 40k world? All the flyers from the game have been listed as spacecraft...
Gah! Almost all of them are aircraft!
The only ones I can think of off hand htat aren't are the Vulture Lightning, and Valkyrie...and I'm not sure about htose either! Manta...check; Fighta-Bomba...check; Thunderhawk...check; Marauder...check; Thunderbolt...check.
You're correct. I'm not disagreeing with you. I'm uh, challenging the system, like I encouraged earlier. I just like to think that the Tyranids are emulating human tactics by biological means.
But yeah, you're right, the fluff supports the fact that Tyrant Guards have Marine genetic material.
WOW! This is the kind of jiucy forcefield ruling we needed.
I know, I know, there are a lot of complicated rules already - but if simplicity means poor balance, by all means make things complex!
I'll have a look at designing some good forcefield rules using your outline strategy.
I'm particularly pleased at how you've justified having varying feat levels. Somehow the idea that forcefields need activating, know-how and that they make noise(!) really never crossed my mind.
This is really original; and the dodgy mechanics makes for some quality 40k ambient stuff.
Those are certainly some good stats... detailed!
I still haven't acquired a copy of cyberscape. I suspect it will revolutionize the adeptus mechanicus.
I really gotta get my hands on Taros!
For the Skitarri (SP?), htey would appear to be normal IG in terms of stats, with the exception of cybernetic enhancement (6+ inv. sv.), and would be better equipped. For those of us in the Asia-Pacific region, we've seen skitarii done in this month's WD. Otherwise, http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/AdeptusMechanicus/ and http://adeptus-mechanicus.monsite.wanadoo.fr have some good pictures if necessary.
I can't wait for the release of the Adeptus Mechanicus into D20!
i personally think that giving tau more close combat weapons would make them unbalanced compared to other races, because the already got some of the nastiest ranged weapons in the game. if they are to become too good at close combat, the other races are in for some trouble.
Yippie...completed the tooltip-info for the 40k-map (see my site). Let me know if i should add some info or correct something.