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First off, Above is the Index Astartes for the Bloodmoon Hunters that I have been off and on working. I have links in there to the other pages in which I have worked on them including the Warhammer 40k homebrew wiki. The only rules I have developed with thank to the RPGers of Bolter and Chainsword have been for the PBP board. Special thanks to Mazer Rackham and Commissar Molotov for the rulesets I do have as it was mainly them with the ideas.

 

Deathwatch 

Bloodmoon Hunters Attack Pattern: Prey in Sight (NOVAMARINES ATTACK PATTERN: WEAK SPOT)

Bloodmoon Hunters Solo Mode Ability: Hunter's Camouflage (Raven Guard Solo Mode Ability: Master of the Shadows)

Bloodmoon Hunters Defensive Stance: Predator's Plan (BLOOD RAVENS DEFENSIVE STANCE: BATTLE KNOWLEDGE)

Chapter Demeanor: Hunter's Focus

+5 Intelligence and Perception

 

Primarch's Curse: 

 

From the IA: "This is because one of the unusual traits of Bloodmoon Hunters Astartes, which may derive from an unforeseen mutation within their gene-seed, is that every Hunter possesses a near-genius ability to observe, memorize and adapt to any situation. This is what makes each a Hunter of unparalleled ability, for even the smallest signs can be tracked."

 

So if a Bloodmoon Hunter endured mental trauma (and failed a save), they would spiral into some kind of OCD, given the fact they are superhuman, everything is turned up to 11 after all. (Thanks Mazer specifically for this)

 

RELICS

If your army list led by a [bLOODMOON HUNTERS] WARLORD, you can, when mustering your army, give one of the following Chapter Relics to a [bLOODMOON HUNTERS] CHARACTER model from your army. Named characters and Vehicle models cannot be given any of the following Relics.

Note that some Relics replace one of the model’s existing items of wargear. Where this is the case, you must, if you are using points values, still pay the cost of the wargear that is being replaced. Write down any Chapter Relics your models have on your army roster.

TEORAINN

A Relic Stalker Artifex Pattern Bolter fitted with a suppressor unit to dampen its sound and muzzle flash, and an optical sight to augment the user’s aim, use of a Dark Eye nightscope that greatly enhanced the weapon's accuracy during nighttime operations. Teorainn is engraved with sigils of disruption that destabilise a psyker's connection with the Warp. Teorainn has accuracy and power unrivalled in other Bolters of its size and integrates a Fire Selector as well as a Targeter. ''Teorainn'' fires glittering rounds imparting freezing payload as they explode deep in the flesh of their victims using unknown technologies to make it's ammunition this way...

[MODEL] only. Rule … has the following profile:

Weapon Range Type S AP D

[TEORAINN] x x x x x

Abilities: Rule

EICLIPS NA GEALAÍ

A Relic Pistol that fires micro-atomic munitions that draws power from a planet's magnetosphere to form the unique ammunition as it fires. The munitions that leaps from its muzzle can reduce a man to a blackened shadow in a solar second and can cut holes in a heavily-fortified Aquila Stongpoint if necessary. The bulk of the barrel is surrounded by coils of conductive material, these coils generate an electromagnetic field oriented along the barrel. the micro-atomic munitions are sped to just short the speed of light.

[MODEL] only. Rule … has the following profile:

Weapon Range Type S AP D

[EICLIPS NA GEALAÍ] x x x x x

Abilities: Rule

FUILPHLASMA

A Plasma Pistol that was used by an Master Raknor on a now lost Agri World against the Tau. Under the leadership of Blood Warden, the Master of 3rd Hunt Company, Blades of Fulsom, his men held the line against a massive Tau incursion in which the Master lost his life and so did most of the Hunting party. It was a pyrric victory but his heroics in sniping a TY7 Devilfish with this Plasma Pistol held the lines for Astra Militarum support turning the tide at that time.

[MODEL] only. Rule … has the following profile:

Weapon Range Type S AP D

[FUILPHLASMA] x x x x x

Abilities: Rule

SÍCEACH-BÁS

A Power Sword etched with silver, hand-inscribed hexagramic wards and edged in Blackstone. The creation of this unique sword is unknown, but it seems for have incorporated Xenos techniques. It has known to be drenched in the blood of many psykers and witches, it is believed this has forever made the blade a bane of those that use warp powers. Those who wield this blade seem to be immune or heavily resist the abilities of the Warp...

[MODEL] only. Rule … has the following profile:

Weapon Range Type S AP D

[sÍCEACH-BÁS] x x x x x

Abilities: Rule

Helmet of the Retiring Hunter

One of the symbols of the Artificer, Copper circuitry had been inlaid, running from each temple, down the orbital, across the cheek until it ended suddenly on either side of the jaw. The circuits had glowed a continuous electric blue in combat, but when hiding in the dark, they only occasionally showed a brief blue spark running the length of the circuit. The face plate had been carefully worked into the visage of a human skull, with dim glowing bulbs peeping out from cavernous eye sockets. Each is a unique artifact of a full-fledged artificer. To view the glowing skull is to know the death of the machine that is one's body, beckoning for the Bloodmoon Hunters' enemies to retire from this life ever more.

[Model] only. Rule … has the following profile:

Weapon Range Type S AP D

[Weapon Name] x x x x x

Abilities: Rule

NIMIT

A Cyber-Mastiff bound to Master Scáth Hiachóir. A Relic of the Bloodmoon Hunters for this Ancient Mastiff has been a companion of one of the most revered Masters of the Chapter in it's history. Nimit is carefully crafted as a true terror weapon, a massively built and heavily-armored steel construct of considerable bulk. Nimit tracks, hunts, and kills any target loaded into his sophisticated spoor-identifying protocols, equipped with a pair of Gamma weapons in pods mounted on the shoulders, this formidable equipment suite is combined with an insidiously effective training regimen.

[Model] only. Rule … has the following profile:

Weapon Range Type S AP D

[Weapon Name] x x x x x

Abilities: Rule

 

LITANIES OF X

Unlike other Adeptus Astartes Chapters, the [bloodmoon Hunters] …

All [bLOODMOON HUNTERS] ARTIFICERS know the Rights of Detestation (see below). In addition, before the battle, generate the additional litanies for PRIEST models from your army that know litanies from the Litanies of X using the table below. You can either roll one D3/D6 to generate each litany randomly (re-rolling duplicate results), or you can select which litanies the priest knows.

When a PRIEST unit from your army recites a litany, replace all instances of the <CHAPTER> keyword on that litany (if any) with the name of the Chapter that your PRIEST is drawn from.

RIGHTS OF DETESTATION (AURA)

For your sins against the Emperor;

False Brother, We Detest Thee.

For the shame you bring upon your Gene-Father;

False Brother, We Detest Thee.

For abandoning your duty;

False Brother, We Detest Thee.

For embracing mutation;

False Brother, We Detest Thee.

For worshiping the darkness;

False Brother, We Detest Thee.

For all these crimes, I cast you from the Emperor's Light. Your name is dead. Your memory is gone to us.

False Brother, We Detest Thee, We Cast You Out, We Turn From You.

....Rule....

 

 

So this is what I have so far....

 

 

Combat Doctrine to help:

When the Bloodmoon Hunters march into battle, they do so alongside a profusion of war machines and main battle tanks. The Chapter boasts a great number of armored vehicles and Dreadnoughts -- so many, in fact, that each Company maintains its own revered armory of battle tanks and Centurion warsuits. Bloodmoon Hunters Battle-Brothers consider it a great honor to crew one of their Chapter's venerated war machines and interface directly with their vehicles through bionic implants, their heartbeat becoming the thrum of powerful engines and their war cries the roar of heavy gunfire.

 

The Chapter shows a high-degree of adaptability in battle, both in terms of tactics and the weapons its Astartes employ. When an enemy counters one tactic used by the Bloodmoon Hunters, the Chapter plans accordingly, adapts, and changes strategy, enabling it to outmaneuver its enemies and catch them completely off-guard. Flexibility and willingness to adapt to their situation represents the core of the Bloodmoon Hunters' combat doctrine. As they prepare to engage their opponents, these Space Marines are always careful to identify all of their assets and utilize them to the fullest means possible. These often include assets that are not identified within the constraints of the Codex Astartes. Even when operating well within the strictures of that tome, these Battle-Brothers may choose to take measures that others might consider dishonorable.

 

Vanguard Hunters and Apprentices recon the enemy, the Apprentices identify ambush zones and lay traps while the Vanguard Hunters utilize devious tactics to weaken the enemy. Those of the Lupine School would harry and draw in the enemy into ambush zones where those of the Arachnid School and Artificers deploy heavy fire power. Then Raptor School Journeymen deploy and assault the enemy forcing them to flee where the hunting party then gives chase until all are slaughtered and the objective reached

 

Those of the Lupine school are usually deployed in Tactical Marine patterns. In keeping with their willingness to make use of every available resource, the Lupine School Journeymen often takes direct charge of any Imperial Guard units available in a given theater. Rather than deferring to the organisation's intrinsic leadership, these Space Marines deploy their members among the merely human forces and then take a direct hand in their disposition and tactics. 

 

The Lupine School Journeymen are exceptionally well-equipped with Assault Bikes, Land Speeders, and Jump Packs. Whenever possible, these Space Marines favor the use of guerrilla tactics and ambushes to deplete enemy forces prior to a more traditional engagement. Millennia of refining their techniques has enhanced their abilities to the point that these Battle-Brothers are often able to decimate enemy forces through precision surgical strikes, minimizing the enemy forces present in future conflicts.

 

Many Space Marine Chapters exhibit a clear disdain for the use of concealment, secrecy, espionage, and counter-intelligence. The Vanguard know, however, that it provides a limited number of countermeasures to overcome those who would use such deception against members of the Adeptus Astartes. However, the Vanguard Journeymen enthusiastically and consistently applies these techniques throughout its battles. Deceiving their opponents as to the timing, nature, and objectives of an attack can often grant the Space Marines a significant tactical advantage. Similarly, by expertly scouting a region prior to launching an attack, the Vanguard are often able to insert their forces without their opponents realizing the number or nature of the opposing forces.

 

Arachnid School Journeymen are generally deployed as Devastator Marine patterns. The use of toxic gas, burning Phosphor and contaminated rad-shells does not rankle their Chapter's honor. Bloodmoon Hunter Astartes have a inherent resilience to toxins and poisons which enable them to be deployed to warzones afflicted by the most hellish and lethal conditions, be they atomic, biological or chemical in nature.

 

Where possible, field fortifications will be used. Arachnid Journeymen doctrine includes extensive use of fortifications to occupy the maximum number of opponents while using the absolute minimum number of troops. This in turn keeps the bulk of the Bloodmoon Hunter Marines fresh and available for assaults, and allows them to achieve superiority elsewhere.

 

Those of the Raptor School are generally deployed in Assault Marine Patterns. Making use of Bikes and Jump Packs the mobility and speed of Raptor School Hunters allow them to keep up with even the swiftest of foes. As the hunters that get those enemies clever enough to survive the gauntlet of the other hunters, these hounds are forever baying to finish the job.  Having a long tradition of maintaining highly adept Biker units in its Companies stretching back for millennia, Bloodmoon Hunter Raptors employ rapidly moving Astartes Bike Squads known as "Iron-Blood Hunters." They are utilized principally in harrowing and running down a broken or scattered foe, and to counter-assault against flanking attacks or breakthroughs by numerically superior enemies in the field. 

 

While part of the Iron-Blood Hunters closes with the enemy, it is the Land Speeders piloted by Raptor School Journeymen that ensure that the bike-mounted spearhead can reach its quarry. To do this requires vehicles and pilots as mobile and quick-witted as the bike formations themselves. The Iron-Blood Hunters advocate a fluid style of attack, and all its members must be ready to switch from well-rehearsed set-piece attacks to improvised breakthroughs or rapid pursuit of fleeing foes. In the Iron-Blood Hunter's unconventional composition, a single Land Speeder from their other Raptor brethren makes up part of the standard Attack Squadron, while others (up to five) are grouped into Support Squadrons that can be split as needed. This unusual doctrine has been developed because the Raptors use Land Speeders to perform a variety of battlefield roles, due to their versatile weapons loadout. The Raptors can equip their Land Speeders for light probing reconnaissance, advanced scouting, tank-hunting, seek and destroy missions, and so on as required by tactical demands.

 

The Artificers provide the additional manpower by following the teachings of the Cult Mechanicus in using Heavy Battle Servitors, and a selection of Chemically and Cybernetically modified criminals as Chrono-gladiators and Adsecularis with implanted explosives and vox into combat as expendable troops.  

 

Their tactics and attitude to them are a double edged sword. Close Coordination is hard for the Bloodmoon Hunters outside their own squads and handpicked parties. Only the command and veterans are flexible enough to keep the various schools of hunting working together. Otherwise when a members of a school dominate a Hunting Party it will end as their tactics being the most often used. Further if communications between the various groups breaks down it could lead to some of them interfering with each others' plans. Loose coordination and use of individual talents are where they excel.

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Okay maybe having some specific questions will help me figure this out.

 

What should I name Bloodmoon Hunters Chapter Tactics? They are a mix of Raven Guard and Iron Hands basically in how they go about things. It’s very Hunter centric.

 

[bloodmoon Hunters]: Chapter Tactic Name

Bloodmoon Hunters use highly sophisticated Targetors and precision weapons from Ambush positions to achieve superior control of the battlefield.

Rule

*Stealthy - When resolving an attack made with a range weapon against a unit with this Tactic by a model more than 12” away, that unit is treated as having the benefit of cover to its saving throw.

*Long Range Marksmen - add 3” to the range characteristic of ranged weapons models with this tactic are equipped with

 

 

Litany of X hmm the only litany I have is the Rights of Detestation which I have Litany Z. What makes sense there as general litany name? Hmm.

 

Warlord Traits… general ideas?

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On 5/5/2022 at 3:19 PM, TechCaptain said:

SÍCEACH-BÁS

 

A Power Sword etched with silver, hand-inscribed hexagramic wards and edged in Blackstone. The creation of this unique sword is unknown, but it seems for have incorporated Xenos techniques.

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When the Bloodmoon Hunters march into battle, they do so alongside a profusion of war machines and main battle tanks. The Chapter boasts a great number of armored vehicles and Dreadnoughts -- so many, in fact, that each Company maintains its own revered armory of battle tanks and Centurion warsuits. Bloodmoon Hunters Battle-Brothers consider it a great honor to crew one of their Chapter's venerated war machines and interface directly with their vehicles through bionic implants, their heartbeat becoming the thrum of powerful engines and their war cries the roar of heavy gunfire.

 

The Chapter shows a high-degree of adaptability in battle, both in terms of tactics and the weapons its Astartes employ. When an enemy counters one tactic used by the Bloodmoon Hunters, the Chapter plans accordingly, adapts, and changes strategy, enabling it to outmaneuver its enemies and catch them completely off-guard. Flexibility and willingness to adapt to their situation represents the core of the Bloodmoon Hunters' combat doctrine. As they prepare to engage their opponents, these Space Marines are always careful to identify all of their assets and utilize them to the fullest means possible. These often include assets that are not identified within the constraints of the Codex Astartes. Even when operating well within the strictures of that tome, these Battle-Brothers may choose to take measures that others might consider dishonorable.

 

Vanguard Hunters and Apprentices recon the enemy, the Apprentices identify ambush zones and lay traps while the Vanguard Hunters utilize devious tactics to weaken the enemy. Those of the Lupine School would harry and draw in the enemy into ambush zones where those of the Arachnid School and Artificers deploy heavy fire power. Then Raptor School Journeymen deploy and assault the enemy forcing them to flee where the hunting party then gives chase until all are slaughtered and the objective reached

 

Those of the Lupine school are usually deployed in Tactical Marine patterns. In keeping with their willingness to make use of every available resource, the Lupine School Journeymen often takes direct charge of any Imperial Guard units available in a given theater. Rather than deferring to the organisation's intrinsic leadership, these Space Marines deploy their members among the merely human forces and then take a direct hand in their disposition and tactics. 

 

The Lupine School Journeymen are exceptionally well-equipped with Assault Bikes, Land Speeders, and Jump Packs. Whenever possible, these Space Marines favor the use of guerrilla tactics and ambushes to deplete enemy forces prior to a more traditional engagement. Millennia of refining their techniques has enhanced their abilities to the point that these Battle-Brothers are often able to decimate enemy forces through precision surgical strikes, minimizing the enemy forces present in future conflicts.

 

Many Space Marine Chapters exhibit a clear disdain for the use of concealment, secrecy, espionage, and counter-intelligence. The Vanguard know, however, that it provides a limited number of countermeasures to overcome those who would use such deception against members of the Adeptus Astartes. However, the Vanguard Journeymen enthusiastically and consistently applies these techniques throughout its battles. Deceiving their opponents as to the timing, nature, and objectives of an attack can often grant the Space Marines a significant tactical advantage. Similarly, by expertly scouting a region prior to launching an attack, the Vanguard are often able to insert their forces without their opponents realizing the number or nature of the opposing forces.

 

Arachnid School Journeymen are generally deployed as Devastator Marine patterns. The use of toxic gas, burning Phosphor and contaminated rad-shells does not rankle their Chapter's honor. Bloodmoon Hunter Astartes have a inherent resilience to toxins and poisons which enable them to be deployed to warzones afflicted by the most hellish and lethal conditions, be they atomic, biological or chemical in nature.

 

Where possible, field fortifications will be used. Arachnid Journeymen doctrine includes extensive use of fortifications to occupy the maximum number of opponents while using the absolute minimum number of troops. This in turn keeps the bulk of the Bloodmoon Hunter Marines fresh and available for assaults, and allows them to achieve superiority elsewhere.

 

Those of the Raptor School are generally deployed in Assault Marine Patterns. Making use of Bikes and Jump Packs the mobility and speed of Raptor School Hunters allow them to keep up with even the swiftest of foes. As the hunters that get those enemies clever enough to survive the gauntlet of the other hunters, these hounds are forever baying to finish the job.  Having a long tradition of maintaining highly adept Biker units in its Companies stretching back for millennia, Bloodmoon Hunter Raptors employ rapidly moving Astartes Bike Squads known as "Iron-Blood Hunters." They are utilized principally in harrowing and running down a broken or scattered foe, and to counter-assault against flanking attacks or breakthroughs by numerically superior enemies in the field. 

 

While part of the Iron-Blood Hunters closes with the enemy, it is the Land Speeders piloted by Raptor School Journeymen that ensure that the bike-mounted spearhead can reach its quarry. To do this requires vehicles and pilots as mobile and quick-witted as the bike formations themselves. The Iron-Blood Hunters advocate a fluid style of attack, and all its members must be ready to switch from well-rehearsed set-piece attacks to improvised breakthroughs or rapid pursuit of fleeing foes. In the Iron-Blood Hunter's unconventional composition, a single Land Speeder from their other Raptor brethren makes up part of the standard Attack Squadron, while others (up to five) are grouped into Support Squadrons that can be split as needed. This unusual doctrine has been developed because the Raptors use Land Speeders to perform a variety of battlefield roles, due to their versatile weapons loadout. The Raptors can equip their Land Speeders for light probing reconnaissance, advanced scouting, tank-hunting, seek and destroy missions, and so on as required by tactical demands.

 

The Artificers provide the additional manpower by following the teachings of the Cult Mechanicus in using Heavy Battle Servitors, and a selection of Chemically and Cybernetically modified criminals as Chrono-gladiators and Adsecularis with implanted explosives and vox into combat as expendable troops.  

 

Their tactics and attitude to them are a double edged sword. Close Coordination is hard for the Bloodmoon Hunters outside their own squads and handpicked parties. Only the command and veterans are flexible enough to keep the various schools of hunting working together. Otherwise when a members of a school dominate a Hunting Party it will end as their tactics being the most often used. Further if communications between the various groups breaks down it could lead to some of them interfering with each others' plans. Loose coordination and use of individual talents are where they excel.

 

I doubt any Loyalist Astartes will acknowledge one of their Chapter relics was made with xeno techniques- with good reason, considering what happened when Fulgrim wielded the Silver Blade of Laer. Best rephrase it as "Inquisitor [insert name] suspected the blade is of xeno origin, and ordered it confiscated in [insert date], only for Magos [insert name] of the Adeptus Mechanicus to return it on [insert later date], after the Magos' investigation turned up no evidence to confirm the Inquisitor's suspicions." (Say the Chapter owes the Magos a favor for the relic's return, and possibly falsified evidence to confirm it's not a xeno weapon.)

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4 hours ago, TechCaptain said:

Still looking for help on even how to form fair rules for my unique guys.

I copy-pasted stats and Special Rules from other entries in various Codices, when I wrote my own Codex: Iron Hands for Fifth- and later, Sixth Edition. I didn't limit myself to entries in Codex: Space Marines; for example, I copied and then modified Knight Commander Pask's stats and Special Rules in Codex: Astra Militarum, so my Iron Hands Successor Chapter could field vehicles that fire at Ballistic Skill 5.

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