Question, then: I also plan on getting Dark Heresy and Black Crusade RPGs. I suppose that these books contain WH40K fluff, too. Would I need the main WH40K rulebook's fluff, then, have I read these two books?
There is a massive amount of fluff in the 40k universe, and no one book will cover more than a part of it. The one from the core set will give a lot of basic stuff, but it's aimed to give an intro to someone new to the game. Each codex will give more detailed background on the particular faction that it's for. And a lot of the novels also add elements that become part of the background over time.
Ah, this guy. I remember you mentioning him before. It's interesting that he's considered a psychopath among the NLs... From what I read about them, the NLs are quite bloodthirsty in themselves :)
Oh, they are. Think about mixing Batmans knowledge of the effects of fear with the Jokers out and out psychopathy and you're along the right lines for the Night Lords.
And this guy is someone the rest of the Night Lords think has gone way off the deep end. He's under a suspended death sentence, his gauntlets dyed red to mark that for everyone to see.
That could be a good idea, I think. Right now, the join is a bit obvious...
Yeah. But that's the thing, when you try new stuff, sometimes it works out the way you planned, sometimes it doesn't. I could always rip the model apart and start again. That's part of the reason I use regular superglue over the stuff that bonds plastic. If I don't like how something has turned out, I can take it apart and try again.
Anyway, I'd like to see this guy painted :)
Haven't done a painting test piece yet.
Painting is always the last thing on my list
So, there's no giant palm underneath it? I was wondering if this guy was mutated or something...
Nope. Lightning claws and powerfists use oversized hand pieces.
BTW. Are there mutants in WH40K? Chaos mutants? The CSMs look a bit mutated in the art...
Plenty of them.http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Lost_and_the_Damned
The old Realm of Chaos books used to have a d1000 table of random mutations that you could roll up for your Chaos troops (this was about 20 years ago, give or take). I had one particular Champion of Khorne who received the *ahem* reward mutation - fear of blood.
What this particular 'gift' did was for any wound taken within 2" of him, he had to pass a Cool check (kinda like Leadership, there were more stats in those days) or faint for a few rounds.
However, he was still a Champion of Khorne, which meant he tended to frenzy at every opportunity, slaughter everything around him, see the blood, scream like a little girl and pass out.
On the other end of the spectrum was my Lord of Khorne who received the reward of Technology. This was in Fantasy, not 40k, keep in mind. Khorne gifted him with a multimelta. 36" range, 3" blast template, and a Ballistic skill of 9.
So, you're at long range, behind hard cover .. I still hit you on a 2. And a reroll if I miss. And I kill each model on 2s. Unit of 30 spear elves? *WHOOSH* Not no more there ain't.
And the Bloodthirsters axe contained another bound Bloodthirster, that you could release. There was a chance it would kill everything instead of just your opponent, but you know .. Chaos. It does exactly what it says on the tin :)
The only fair fight for a Realm of Chaos chaos army was another Realm of Chaos chaos army :)