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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-20-13, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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Ok is it possible for an old rouge trader dynasty to have a space asteroid ship like the Rock or Phalanx?

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Was the Exorcist-class Grand Cruiser around during the the GC?
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1) what they have is limited only by your imagination. As I recall, the first Soul Drinkers book opens with a Marine assault upon a large space station owned by a Rogue Traders, so... why not a mobile version of the same? In Matthew Farrer's Crossfire, one Rogue Trader fleet is practically an armada to itself. I don't imagine that the ship would be anywhere near as well-armed as such mobile fortress-monasteries as you named, but sure, there's nothing to stop a Rogue Trader from sticking engines onto a large hunk of rock, or some such.

2) well, it's certainly old, given that the Mars class is its replacement. I dunno if it has been positively identified as a HH-era ship, but it's probably a safer bet than most other BFG ship variants. As a minor downside, the moniker "Exorcist" sounds like a name for a class of ship more grounded in the modern 40k mentality, accepting daemons, exorcisms, etc. I imagine shipwrights in the age of the Imperial Truth would think long and hard before naming a class as such...

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TY I wasn't sure if it would be possible, ps it was a Star Fortress in SD. I don't think crossfire had a rouge trader, but Legacy did.

2: Yeah I wasn't sure I knew the name didn't fit GC era, but wasn't sure because I only found info of it being old.

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Yeah, Legacy, right. Mixed the two up there.

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The Emperor Class is at least 10,000 years old, so is a Heresy Era Ship. The Vengeance class is also a pre-Heresy Design.
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