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InquisitorNiels
13-12-2006, 02:08
Hey guys, I have a great idea for my lord, but I want him to bigger and badder then the CSM codex allows. I want him in some huge warmachine of mega death! I was thinking of using the VDR rules but having been out of the game for a few years I have a few questions.

1) Is there still a VDR?
2) Where can I find it?

Thanks for the help guys. :)

studderigdave
13-12-2006, 02:12
VDR is by opponent approval. my group is really cool with VDR stuff. some gamers are more by the book, AKA boring, they will whine about VDR.

the latest VDR rules are in chapter approved 2004. its the one with the defiler on the cover.

Maus
13-12-2006, 02:24
Forgive my idiocy: VDR = what?

studderigdave
13-12-2006, 02:27
Vehicle Design Rules. originally done as a chapter approved article a while back, they allowed players to make there own vehicles. i use it to make rules for my gargants, titans, and other warmachines. the 2004 update has rules for making tau and necron warmachines.

it also covers tyrnaid gargantuan creatures, as covered in the above mentioned book.

im a large fan of VDR. if you are part of a decent play group it can make games alot fo fun.

Seleucus
13-12-2006, 02:31
'Vehicle Design Rules'.

Rules that allow you to design your own vehicle, from a little walker to a Mega Titan!

Invariably, the points cost makes whatever you 'build' expensive against standard vehicles, but, so long as you dont go silly and try to build a powergaming monstrosity (most do first time around!), you can come up with some interesting alternative vehicles.

Seleucus

InquisitorNiels
13-12-2006, 04:34
Thanks for the info...the idea of my Lord is that he lives out side the EoT so in order to stay alive forever he had his brain removed and placed in some sort of life extention fluid. For combat he has these huge meks made with all sorts of big bad stuff going on. I would use the DP rules from the codex but I want something far more massive! He will not ever be used, only for huge battle which wont happen for a while anyway as I am still making the first 1500 points. :D

I want rules and a model for him anyway because I think it will be fun to make something nasty. I plan on making a few forms for him. What ever suits his mood for the day he will take to battle in. Im thinking one huge biped model, one multi limbed model, and one flying model.

Most of the time he will spend his time at his base thinking of new ways to scare people! :evilgrin: :skull: :angel:

The Keeper of Secrets
13-12-2006, 08:22
There's an interactive one here (http://www.rgmw.org/scifi/vdr/index.html), just fill it in with the drop down list and click "generate datafax" at the bottom, it's brilliant

Culven
13-12-2006, 16:17
The VDR can also be downlaoded from the German GW site. This has all of teh rules including Necron and Tau rules. The only possible problem is that it is in German.

Maus
13-12-2006, 16:46
There's an interactive one here (http://www.rgmw.org/scifi/vdr/index.html), just fill it in with the drop down list and click "generate datafax" at the bottom, it's brilliant
Tee hee, this is fun. A Leman Russ with inferno cannon and heavy flamers on front and sponsons? Yessir!

edit: Wait . . . a bare VDR chimera is 20 points more than in the codex, but a bare VDR russ is the right price? I can see why these rules aren't official ;)

Necrontyr
13-12-2006, 16:50
Ta da!

VDR! (http://home.freeuk.net/theuk/vdr/)

Maus
13-12-2006, 16:53
(psst, that's an older version than the one already posted ;) )

Pendragon
13-12-2006, 17:40
I love VDR! I've made several of them (but just one finished).

First up: My tankhunter predator (thinking about calling it a striker or hunter)
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a259/Penpenpen/Black%20Templars/Custom_Predator.jpg
Armour 13/11/10
Souped-up engines makes it agile.
Turret mounted gatling lascannon.
173 points. Hardly a bargain, but fun.

Next: Rhino Griffon Mortar Carrier
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a259/Penpenpen/40K%20WIP/PICT0010.jpg
Armour 11/11/10
Armed with a griffon mortar (and possibly a storm bolter when it's done).
105pts (110pts with storm bolter)

Custom Dreadnought
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a259/Penpenpen/40K%20WIP/WIPDreadFront.jpg
Armour 12/12/10
Armed with two Dreadnought CCWs and two heavy bolters
180 pts (200pts if ferocious)

And finally: Razorback gun carrier
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a259/Penpenpen/40K%20WIP/WIP_gunswap.jpg
Armour 11/11/10
Armed with a short barrelled Vanquisher cannon
107pts plus possible coax weapon.

/Joel

Mr Zephy
13-12-2006, 18:34
That last one makes absolutely no sense but i like the others.

Pendragon
13-12-2006, 18:38
That last one makes absolutely no sense but i like the others.

It deserves a little explanation. The regular razorback gun gets swapped for the cannon in the photo. Transport capability replaced by ammostorage. Its very, very WIP. In fact, I havent even touched the the raxorback itself, I just built the gun for it so far.

/Joel

answer_is_42
13-12-2006, 19:37
There's an interactive one here (http://www.rgmw.org/scifi/vdr/index.html), just fill it in with the drop down list and click "generate datafax" at the bottom, it's brilliant

Well, that sure beats the hell out of making the sheets on paint. Thank you good sir.

Maus
13-12-2006, 23:02
http://www.warbozz.dk/warhr40k/VDR_Help.html

Jervis Johnson's explanation of the VDR