Boromite Rock Rider & Rock Rider Overseer Squads
Combat Level: Support
Where: Core Rulebook
Rock Riders take to the battlefield sat atop Locomites or ‘rock steeds’ – a Lavan species that sometimes develops from a hatchling brood. They are similar in general morphology to lavamites but taller and more slender. They tower over the squat lavamites, which cower before them, recognising perhaps a creature of superior size, intellect, and aggression. The Boromites implant powerful neural transmitters into their stubborn silicate brains to make them suitably obedient, and have also been known to race these creatures and vast sums are often staked on the outcome.
Not content with the ferocity of the Locomites, Rock Riders also carry powerful Lectro Lances – essentially a contained lectro energy that can be directed accurately. They utilise the same technology as the lectro lash but are designed to deliver a more powerful shock, and are easier to carry atop the Rock Riders’ Locomite mounts. A particular advantage is that the rider can strike with the lance as his mount makes its own attack.
Rock Rider Overseers are important commanders, like overseers, who can command a clan when it hires itself out as mercenaries. Both they and the normal Rock Riders carry plasma carbines and wear reflex armour or inset reflex plates in addition to the lector lance.
|Rock Rider & Rock Rider Overseer (Mounted)||Ag||Acc||Str||Res||Init||Co||Special|
|Rock Rider Overseer with plasma carbine, reflex armour, riding Locomite.||4||5||8||7(8)||6||10||Command, Follow, Leader 2, Large, Locomite: 1 Attack SV2, Rapid Sprint|
|2-3 Rock Riders (Command squad) with plasma carbine, reflex armour, riding Locomite.||4||5||8||7(8)||6||9||Large, Locomite: 1 Attack SV2, Rapid Sprint|
|Rock Rider Leader with plasma carbine, reflex armour, riding Locomite||4||5||8||7(8)||6||9||Leader, Large, Locomite: 1 Attack SV2, Rapid Sprint|
|2-3 Rock Riders with plasma carbine, reflex armour, riding Locomite||4||5||8||7(8)||6||9||Large, Locomite: 1 Attack SV2, Rapid Sprint|
Rapid Sprint: The locomite can sprint four times as fast as normal (4M) rather than just three.
Optional lectro lance: The lectro lance itself is an optional weapon, but well worth the points investment as it can be used in conjunction with the locomite’s own hand-to-hand attack!
|Weapon||– Range –|
|Plasma Carbine (Single Shot)||20||30||50||2||n/a|
|Plasma Carbine (Scatter)||20||30||–||0||RF2|
|Lectro Lance||– Hand to hand only –||2||n/a|
The Rock riders are metal and come with a 25 x 50mm base. For such models, some modellers find a gel superglue (CA glue) works well. Off the Nexus, the excellent Rocky’s War Room have put together a Rock Rider assembly video that has loads of tips and is well worth a look!
The Rock Riders are currently available as individual squads.