I posted this over at the mantic forums but thought I'd post here as well to get more input - feedback
Has anybody made rules for dwarf gryocopters yet?
I am starting a campaign soon , having playtested the rules with my group (map in construction) and my Dwarf player would like to use his gryocopters. So anybody have suggestions?
Also we have some of the old grenadier giant bat riding dwarves we'd like to use too
see here if you want to buy some http://www.mirliton.it/product_info....-2528mm-dwarfs
I suspect they will be simmilar to the GC but cheaper and possibly faster but with only thrown bombs/dynamite sticks for ammo so will require some rules for targeting, perhaps range of 8 inches or any unit flown over?
After an initial suggestion and fiddle with the "make your own units and hero" ruls that were posted here a while ago I have got these so far.
Dwarf gyrocopter Large cavalry
unit size Sp ME RA DE AT NE Pts
1 10 4+ - 5+ 1* 11/13 100
3 10 4+ - 5+ 3** 14/16 160
6 10 4+ - 5+ 6*** 17/20 305
Special: Fly, Dragon Breath(8*),(20**),(40***), Headstrong
This was mashed up by taking the elf drakon rider and tinkering with it a little.
As for the bat riders
Dwarf bat rider Large cavalry
Sp ME RA DE AT NE Pts
1 10 4+ 5 4+ 3 11/13 80
3 10 4+ 5 4+ 6 14/16 150
6 10 4+ 5 4+ 18 17/19 365
Special: Fly, Crushing strength (1), Headstrong, Bombs, Bombs count as thrown weapons with Piercing(2)
The only thing I'd be inclined to add would be something along the lines that a bat rider coud target any unit along its flight path not just from the place it ends its movement. I know this IS a slight deviation from the normal shooting rules but dose reflect the fact that hes dropping explosives whilst flying rather than just lobbing them at the end of his movement. unless anybody else can come up with something equally as good but without changing the rules
comments and thoughts welcome.