Brilliant idea, nice physical representations of the larger Heresy-era forces, slightly overlarge number of units.
That does rather summarize things.
I still wonder if the larger formations will be a bit good, so can I suggest that Upgrades that increase the number of infantry stands (Tactical, Assault, Devastator, Veteran, Terminator, Daemonic Pact) change the formation's initiative to 2+? It would represent the slightly more unwieldy command structure, and provide a balancing factor against other armies.
Well, the Black Legion manages to wander around at Initiative 1+ (I know it says 2+, but they get +1 when they don't hate each other), and they have some pretty big units (max size of nineteen infantry, plus vehicles).
However, a maximum possible size of twenty-eight is probably a bit much. I'd been thinking of a few possibilities:
-Combining the Tactical and Assault upgrades, then limiting that to six (or four) - that'd create a maximum infantry size of twenty-two (or twenty), which is big but not too crazy (and its sheer expense should help keep costs down).
-Getting rid of the Devastator upgrade and creating one or two more company options. Instead of Tac/Bike/Armour, have Tac/Bike/Assault (8 Assault or 4 Tac 4 and Assault)/Fire Support (4 Tac and 4 Dev), moving Armour to Support.
-Some combination of the above.
AIRCRAFT AND SPACE CRAFT
Thunderhawk Flight – Three Thunderhawks – None
Stormbird – One Heresy Stormbird – None
(0-1) Strike Cruiser One Heresy Strike Cruiser – None
Egregiously ripped off for 0.2.
The rest of it...I'm trying to stick as close to the Black Legion structure as possible, since they're (logically) the closest depiction we have of a Legion in Epic (barring Space Marine-era stuff, anyway). Also, having two different kinds of upgrades seems like it might confuse folk. It kind of confuses me.
Which didn't stop me from moving some stuff around anyway, mind you.
The gimmicky 'special unit' for each Legion.
Hey, it gives them some personality (and the Legions were fairly distinct) without actually requiring different army lists. Some legions have iconic quirks and methods that deserve a little more. And the others get something out of fairness.
It's also (to some extent) the natural extension of the Cult marines in Black Legion lists.
Assault troops with Jump Packs as standard.
Oops. That's unintentional.
Over-complex upgrade system.
Weren't you the one who wanted me to create a two-tier upgrade system?
I want to be able to represent a fairly wide variety of structures. That has the downside of making the upgrades a little messy, but I'd rather do that than create multiple lists.
So. Plans for 0.2: Fewer upgrades, slightly smaller maximum unit sizes, possibly more basic companies.