+ inload: Orks in Legions Imperialis +

+ Xenos in Legions Imperialis +

Waaagh! Where's me Epic-scale roolz, Games Workshop?

+ The latest iteration of Epic goes back to the classics, with Space Marine 2nd Edition (SM2) being an obvious reference point, and the action taking part in the Age of Darkness – that is, the Horus Heresy (HH). +

+ That's lovely, but what if you find a different army appealing? This project is my attempt to create playable and fun rules for various factions in Epic. I'll be starting with Orks and Eldar to go with the Bloodsong expansion rules for Adeptus Titanicus, but the project is intended to be open-ended. +

+ Creating new armies for a game – particularly a relatively undeveloped one like Legions Imperialis (LI) – takes a bit of time and effort, so please bear with me. If you're got any input or suggestions (particularly if backed up with playtesting experience) please share it on the +Death of a Rubricist+ Facebook Group. +

This project will be a slightly different take on things, but if you are after a set of rules ready to play right now, I suggest you try out Johan Piledset's Legions Xenos. +


+ Top level stuff +

+ The aims of the project are:
  • To create a fun experience for all players
  • To bring in the character of the relevant faction
  • To allow both existing and new players something to try.
  • To make minimal additions and changes to the core rules.
+ A mob of Ork boyz – the sculpts are from Wake's Emporium +

+ The project will be set in the 41st Millennium, because of availability of background and models. You can, of course, use these rules against the existing HH-era armies. +

+ Mechanically, I'll be taking my cues from SM2, as GW seems to have done for LI. +


+ Get to the good bits +

+ Enough waffling, here are the basic rules. A downloadable pack will be available from the Files section of the +Death of a Rubricist+ Facebook group. +

+ For the moment, here's the Army rules, HQ DetachmentsCore Detachments and Transport Detachments. These are sized to A4 paper, so feel free to print 'em out and share. +

Needless to say:
For use with Games Workshop PLC's 
Legions Imperialis game.

No challenge is made to Games Workshop's IP. 
Not for commercial distribution.


+ Mustering an army +

+ Army Selection Steps +

  • 1. Declare Allegiance
    • Requires new Allegiance (Orks)
  • 2. Choose Primary Army List
    • Requires new Army List (Waa-Ghazghkull)
  • 3. Assemble Compulsory Formations
    • Need new Formations
  • 4. Complete the Army
+ The creation of a New Allegiance and new Army List provides a mechanism to play. Taking my cue from Epic: Armageddon, the rules are themed around a particular conflict in order to (slightly) rein in the scope. In the case of the orks, this will be the Second War for Armageddon, and the Army List is intended to reflect the sort of armies seen fighting there. +


+ Further reading +

+ This inload cover notes on formations [+noosphericinloadlink embedded+] +
+ Next up will be tanks, kans and – depending on time – Gargants. +

1 comment:

sean said...

Hi! Cool to see a Xenos project for Legions. I have a couple friends playing the game but I’m only really interested in playing Eldar. I found this fan dex online. https://indd.adobe.com/view/9519cfc6-05d4-4635-8a60-11cdd5e190c7 Not sure if you have seen It before.