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Offline Prince Nuada

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The Empire Master Engineer - Reloaded!
« on: November 19, 2011, 08:16:54 AM »
I for one would like to see the Empire Master Engineer completely over-hauled.
To be honest, the 7th ed Master Engineer is a redundant joke.
Compare him to the Dwarf Engineer or even Skaven Warplock Enginseer and he does very little for your army for the cost in points & a hero slot.

I say loose all the gimmicky gizmos. He shouldn't need them! Close combat is no place for an engineer and he certainly does not need a horse (and let's be honest - the fluff behind the mechanical horse is just plain stupid).

Our Master Enginseer needs to LOOSELY follow a SIMILAR vein as the Dwarf Engineer.
•Light Armour - not essential but should be optional.
•Blackpower Weapons - very fluffy.
•Magic Items - these should not be an option for an engineer and if this is removed it would justify the inclusion of some special rules at a bargain price.
•Take a horse - why? See above. This means he can't join cavalry. This is fluffy.
•Join Handgunners - fluffy.
•Join Artillery - very fluffy.
•Ride in a Steam Tank - very, very fluffy! Basically like a character in a chariot.

Without blatently STEALING any ideas from the Dwarf Engineer, does anyone have any ideas for special rules options?
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Offline grandmaster fred

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Re: The Empire Master Engineer - Reloaded!
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 06:28:06 PM »
perhaps  he may have the ability to allow seargents to take the special weaqponry that he currently has access to say a repater psitol on spearmen or the mechanical horse on a unit of cavalry. something along the lines of the skaven armoury options except no tail blades.

Offline The emperor 111

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Re: The Empire Master Engineer - Reloaded!
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 03:36:05 PM »
Would make sense to let you upgrade Handgunners and stuff?
Maybe what grandmaster said
Maybe like necron cryotechs so differant diverges ie black powder- upgrade points for handguns arty and such

Offline Claus79

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Re: The Empire Master Engineer - Reloaded!
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 11:39:23 PM »
Sadly he isnt getting a buff, except being able to use Look out sir from warmachines.
Even his BS is still 4

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Re: The Empire Master Engineer - Reloaded!
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 10:17:45 AM »
Sadly he isnt getting a buff, except being able to use Look out sir from warmachines.
Even his BS is still 4

Claus

Even the look out sire isn't new... he had that already it's just called by another name now
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Re: The Empire Master Engineer - Reloaded!
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 10:45:08 AM »
you are absolutly right sir :)

Offline Boddicker

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Re: The Empire Master Engineer - Reloaded!
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 04:54:12 PM »
I've been lurking on this board for years now, hoping and praying that the Master Engineer gets a much needed overhaul.  Seems it might never happen.

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I'm starting a fluffy Nuln army so I might have 2 ME's.  Madness most of you would say but oh well.  Most of what I've been hearing is bad.  I hear they limited his ability to babysit warmachines, mechanical horse got nerfed, pigeon bombs got nerfed.  What good if anything did the ME get?

Offline Eisen

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Re: The Empire Master Engineer - Reloaded!
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2012, 07:42:00 PM »
Personally I see the ME as having basically two uses now. Either. run him naked with one of the "Hel" war machines or put him on a horse with pigeon bombs.