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Title: What do we know about the Diasporex?
Description: I'm thinking about starting an army


MrBojab - April 8, 2011 12:15 PM (GMT)
Well, as the title and discription say. I want to start an army but I know very little about them. I would like info on:
Tech Level
Ornamentation
General Appearance
And if there is any ground force battle tactics.

Thanks in advance.
Cheers
MrBojab

Apologist - April 8, 2011 02:32 PM (GMT)
Direct quotes from Fulgrim by Graham McNeill. There's not a great deal of information on the Diasporex, to be honest. Lots of nice little hooks for you to explore and build on, though. :)

Tech Level: Medium Ė their ships give the Imperial fleets a good battle. I'd say their infantry armour and weaponry is around 40k-Imperial Guard level.
QUOTE
Ancient consoles winked with a multitude of warning lights,and Solomon could see that such technology was crude in comparison to that employed by the Imperium.


QUOTE
Julius stumbled as a silver bolt of energy, like liquid mercury, struck his shoulder guard and ripped through the ceramite. The creature before him reared up on its hind legs, its powerfully muscled forearms reaching out to him as it fired its wrist mounted weapon once more. He spun away from the shot, feeling the icy cold of it slash past him. Its yellowed skin pulsed a ruddy red on its underbelly, and Julius thrust his blade towards the alienís body as it attacked. Its speed was phenomenal and its clawed forearm smashed into his helmet, cracking it open from chin to temple.


Ornamentation:
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The remainder of the crew stood helplessly by their consoles, hands raised in surrender, though their faces bore expressions ofresigned defiance. Most were unarmoured, though Solomon saw that the officers wore what looked like ceremonial breastplates, and were unarmed save for ornamental foils and light pistols.


General Appearance: At least two species are mentioned: humans and these quadrupedal aliens.
QUOTE
The dead alien was a heavily muscled quadruped with ochre skin, scaled like a snakeís, but harder and more chitinous. Portions of its limbs had been augmented with mechanised prosthetics, and its head was elongated. It appeared to be eyeless, its mouth a dark tooth-ringed circle filled with waving feelers. A bizarre armature was affixed to its back, connected via a series oflooping cables to its spine and many fingered forelimbs. The other dead creatures were of the same species, but others amongst the chamberís defenders were clearly human, their twisted bodies immediately recognisable despite the mutilations done to them by the breaching charges of the torpedo.


QUOTE
the dead man['s] [...] armour was an elaborate weave of kinetotropic mesh and energy reflective plates that had singularly failed to stop the brutality of a bolter round.

MrBojab - April 9, 2011 12:28 AM (GMT)
I was thinking of using the Dark Eldar codex. Maybe I could make Diasporex special forces, beast masters with clawed fiends as the aliens.
I will write up a list tonight and post it up.
Cheers
MrBojab




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