Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Contemptor Mortis Dreadnought - The Games Best AA



So, if you pick up Imperial Armour Apocalypse Second Edition, and you go to page 28, you find the humble Contemptor Mortis Pattern Dreadnought.  Kinda cool, two ranged weapons on an armour 13 Dreadnought.  


But take a closer look and you see an interesting rule:  Helical Targeting Array, which states that if the Contemptor does not move, it counts its weapons as having an AA mount that turn.

Holy Anti-Air Batman!  

OK, that rule just made the Mortis Contemptor the best AA in the game.  Think of it, put two twin linked lascannons on this baby, add a Cyclone Missile Launcher, and you get two twin linked BS 4 S9 shots, PLUS two S8 Krak missile shots!  All for 220 points.  And in that deal you get armour 13 up front.  

Now, almost all flyers in the game are armour  10 or 11 and a few are armour 12.  S9 AA is insane.  S8 is good.  This is going to rip up some flyers.

I don't know about you, but playing Apoc all the time as I do, my Marines are getting three of these babies!

Alec



3 comments:

Son of Dorn said...

BS 5

Globalsmack said...

Its even better as its BS5.

I already have three and the planes just stay away from the stationary dread. However against other stuff they shred pretty hard.

Dave "Arizonasithlord" said...

Had already put a mortis pattern in my build... but having seen this...damn you alec.. ill be getting three mortis and 3 regular contemptor (1 being a relic)
Eventually...

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