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I too am of the group that thinks Reptus should eventually get a dragon. This thread inspired me to do a little sketch (seen bellow). Yes, it's very rough.. but using existing Reptus features (as well as slight oriental flavor). I'll probably expand on it as time permits. Let me know what you think... maybe we can design as a group. :)

 

I didn't add wings, because I agree with shakhak and others... give me some good SA over flying any day (especially an innate spell or strikethrough/blowthrough). That's not to say I wouldn't love some flying options in other units.

 

And YES to regeneration; it so fits!

 

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I like the sketch it's a good cross in my oppinion, though i think if your going for the serpant look give make the body half to a full lengths longer and the tail half again in length. I'd still like to see wings on it then say something like "because of the weight size this dragon has grown too, the wings are only good for show and deflecting the odd arrow"

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I too am of the group that thinks Reptus should eventually get a dragon. This thread inspired me to do a little sketch (seen bellow). Yes, it's very rough.. but using existing Reptus features (as well as slight oriental flavor). I'll probably expand on it as time permits. Let me know what you think... maybe we can design as a group. :)

 

I didn't add wings, because I agree with shakhak and others... give me some good SA over flying any day (especially an innate spell or strikethrough/blowthrough). That's not to say I wouldn't love some flying options in other units.

 

And YES to regeneration; it so fits!

 

sketch03.jpg

 

That thing is freaking awesome. I would buy it in a heartbeat.

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I too am of the group that thinks Reptus should eventually get a dragon. This thread inspired me to do a little sketch (seen bellow). Yes, it's very rough.. but using existing Reptus features (as well as slight oriental flavor). I'll probably expand on it as time permits. Let me know what you think... maybe we can design as a group. :)

 

I didn't add wings, because I agree with shakhak and others... give me some good SA over flying any day (especially an innate spell or strikethrough/blowthrough). That's not to say I wouldn't love some flying options in other units.

 

And YES to regeneration; it so fits!

 

sketch03.jpg

This is an awesome drawing chesme. It fits the concepts very well although I agree with Hellsgate that the body should be a bit longer for a more serpentine dragon. Please, please, please don't make him fly. I'd hate to see our powerhouse crawling along with his massive 3" ground movement in the swamps. He should be something that strikes like lightning rending our enemies with claws.

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I'm glad he's getting a good reaction; thanks! I'll work on adding more length to him and maaaaaybe one with wings, but I'm with Outkast: unless the flyers are fixed in the future, I just couldn't live with this walking 3" only.

 

Has everyone pretty much accepted that Reptus are related to dragons? Like someone said before, it would be nice to get an official nod to it because it fits the fluff so well. So, let's say they are and we eventually get a big ol' dragon like this in our line. Would this dragon be a beast or would it be intelligent? I'm asking as both fluff and SA wise.

 

Just curious how others think of the possibility...

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I'm glad he's getting a good reaction; thanks! I'll work on adding more length to him and maaaaaybe one with wings, but I'm with Outkast: unless the flyers are fixed in the future, I just couldn't live with this walking 3" only.

 

Has everyone pretty much accepted that Reptus are related to dragons? Like someone said before, it would be nice to get an official nod to it because it fits the fluff so well. So, let's say they are and we eventually get a big ol' dragon like this in our line. Would this dragon be a beast or would it be intelligent? I'm asking as both fluff and SA wise.

 

Just curious how others think of the possibility...

 

I think Payanak would be inteligent so i doubt he would have the beast special ability.

 

I know there is many dragons without wings, but i just can't see Payanak being one of them. Dont get me wrong. i do like your sketch.

 

Any thoughts on my chemealan idea?

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Wings don't = flight.

 

You could easily have a Dragon with Wings, which are ornamental or simply not strong enough to support flight in a full grown adult beast. Maybe they are a defensive feature for immature Dragons with smaller bodies, but as they age, the wings lose their strength and can only be used for short controlled leaps. Heck, they could be vestigal limbs that function more for balance and steering when running like an ostrich or plumage for mating or a heat sink to maintain body temperature by either fanning or throwing off excess heat or to retain heat by wrapping about the body.

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I understand wings don't absolutely equal flight, though if people see the dragon with wings I bet most of them would expect it to fly. It's funny, because I never draw my dragons without wings I feel like I'm playing in a new field. Never fear, I'll try on some smaller wings on this fella and see how he turns out.

 

I definitely see Payanak himself to be intelligent; I mean, he's their figure of a god in a way. But do you see the Reptus having smaller, "normal" dragons join their fights? If so, would those be intelligent much like the Reptus themselves or more beasts of burden like the krunger? Or do you only see a dragon possibility being only Payanak?

 

 

Darkknight107: I think a chameleon-like SA would be very interesting, though do you think it would lean them too much to the lizardman side?

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how about a totally different kind of faction SA. I know I had the regeneration idea from before. And I still like that one the most, but hey, I am not Reaper, so instead of putting all my eggs in one basket gotta try to keep thinking of other ideas...

 

What about the idea of:

 

If your defensive swing misses, you get to swing one extra time (if you are familiar with CAV1.5 then think Linked). This only affects one defensive swing per model per intiative card flip. Also it would be for only one swing, so someone with warmaster would not get three extra defensive swings, only one.

 

 

I also had the idea of something like:

 

Acid blood... think the movie alien... you kill it but it might sting you when you do.

 

Not sure the best way to implement it, just like the idea..

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I think one of the best and easist ways to fix are faction abilities would be to make Aura of Jade, better.

 

Make aura of Jade a special ability that all reptus leaders, or clerics can invoke. Then it should grant +2 dv to anyone within 6". That would make it useful and alot of fun.

 

I also think that Further explaining Feed the Young, would be a good way to fix that also. Give us a bonus when we loot an enemy. 2 bonus bounty points get lost in the shuffle of bounty points, usually only yielding an extra 20-40 points. But 2 extra bounty points and the bloodlust/4 special ability to all other models in that troop for the rest of their activation... might offer up some good reasons to loot first and ask questions later.

 

 

Now the negendra, I can see them with some seriously crazy faction abilities. It's too really to really tell, but all of them look like badasses so far. So a sublist of mostly adepts and kickass leaders is probably on the horizon.

 

 

I would really like to see a solo Negendra, that's an awesome rogue/assassin model. Actually, just combine the Nag. leader with one of those new poisen spitters, give him an extra DT and we have what I think would be a kickass model.

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yep, i was a little disapointed when the shadow sisters came out for the mercs. Although they dont match the stats I first started this thread off with, overall, that was the concept I was hoping for for the speed snakes I had in mind.

 

Hopefully that doesnt totally take away from our chances of getting something similar (not the same, but similar, as Reaper has been able to do with lots of other models). Maybe take away Raider or something.

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I was thinking today that I would like to see a piece of equipment come out for Reptus similar to the Nefsokar jars or Necropolis bindsouls. Something that you can break to use.

 

In this case ajar of dispel. Carry-able by anything not a grunt or adept. And basically its like a cp 4 dispel. so a roll of 6 or higher (against the flat 10) to dispel whatever spell affect.

 

Obviously, it would have to have some sort of ruling that goes with it, that gives the owner a defensive anti-spell action to use the thing.

 

Or maybe an overall dispel might be too much to ask for, maybe a couple of more specific anti use items. Maybe anti-fire, anti-cold, anti-electrical, anti-hold type items. Course, I guess to be able to do that, then Reaper would have to go back and give a spell type label to all spells so that might not work either.

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