Choosing Support Weapons: Support Weapons are formed into Batteries of 1-3 Support Weapons. The Support Weapons in each Battery do not have to be the same weapon; you are free to mix weapons in the Battery as desired. Each Battery counts as a single Heavy Support selection, and the points value per Support Weapon includes the cost for the crew of two Servitor operators.
Servitors & Support Weapons:
Servitors manning a support weapon will never Assault, and if they win an Assault they can never Pursue or Consolidate – they are programmed to stay with their Weapon & will never move away from it, even in a Drawn combat. As noted above, Servitors will never Fall Back (even if forced to do so automatically) and can never be Pinned. If any Tech-Priests or Tech Adepts are leading the Battery, they draw strength from their implacable followers and also will also never Fall Back or suffer Pinning.
Leader: A Battery may be lead by a single Techmarine Overseer at the points cost indicated. The Techmarine Overseer wears Power Armor, is armed with a bolt pistol, and may choose from the Armory as a normal Techmarine from a Command Squad. Note that the battery does not require an Overseer though – Servitors assigned to Support Weapons have such a narrow range of required instructions that they can function without constant control.
Mounted on small anti-grav or hover skirts, Tarantulas are a widely used Adeptus Mechanicus weapon platform. Almost any Imperial weapon can be easily mounted to the chassis, and with the aid of built-in weapon-linking mechanisms they are very accurate.
Crew: 2 Servitors
Weapons: You must equip each Tarantula with one of the following Linked weapon mounts:
Lascannon at +25 pts, Heavy Bolter at +15 pts, Autocannon at +20 points, Missile Launcher with Frag & Krak Missiles at +20 pts, Multi-Melta at +30 pts, Plasma Cannon at +27 pts (note overheating plasma cannons will have no effect).
Rapier is the common name for a variety of small tracked engines mounting multiple lasers designed to all focus together as a single strike. Known primarily as a tank-killer, the high power beam also have give it a reputation for making sure that any enemy hit stays very, very dead!
Crew: 2 Servitors
Weapons: Multiple Rapier Lasers in "Destroyer" Configuration
(Support weapon rules above were designed by Tim Huckelberry.)
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