I was blown away by Neil Blomkamp’s incredible new short film: Firebase; a bind bending sci-fi tale set during the Vietnam War. It was so different I couldn’t resist making a piece of fan art of it!
For those not in the know, director Neil Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) started his own independent film studio called Oats Studio; and their aim is to make awesome, mind-bending original short films based on some of Blomkamp’s unused film ideas or concepts. Firebase is their second film after Rakka and I recommend you check them out but BE WARNED, they are intense, and not for the squeamish!
Devastator Centurions are deployed for missions that require Space Marines to bring exceptional levels of firepower, such as siege warfare or bringing the firepower of a tank into confined quarters. Centurion armour suits for these missions are given to Devastators. Their only real weakness is their lack of speed, and they are easily outpaced by fast-moving foes. Thus, they are primarily employed to besiege defended enemy positions or to defend their own fortifications, or used as mobile firebases to strengthen the advancing battle line.
Centurion Devastators are commonly armed with twin Heavy Bolters, but sometimes are equipped with twin Lascannons or a Grav-Cannon with an attached Grav-Amplifier to increase its power. Their chests are also equipped with either a Hurricane Bolter or set of Missile Launchers.
So, my ongoing quest to build the cheesiest pure Primaris 2,000 points tournament list, what do folks think:
1 Primaris Captain
1 Primaris Lieutenant
3 Aggressors w/Flame Gauntlets
3 Inceptors w/Assault Bolters
3 Inceptors w/ Assault Bolters
Three components. Captain, Lieutenant and the 20 Hellblasters set up a firebase. Captain lets them reroll 1s to hit and Lieutenant lets them reroll 1s to wound. Supercharge mega plasma spam should be able to liquidate even heavy armour in no more than a turn or two.
Two Intercessor squads, Guilliman and the Aggressors form a battleline, draw fire, take objectives, get into combat if need be.
Inceptors drop in and mow down light infantry/hordes with their 36 strength 5 shots per turn. Aggressors with the flame gauntlets can also melt hordes with an average of 21 automatic flamer hits per turn.
I served in Iraq in 2006. For the first five months I was on a 12 man firebase out in the middle of nowhere in the desert…The stress of being out there and doing the same job every single day eats away at you..Any tiny little personal issue they had suddenly became a mountain. And that shit came out on that fire base. They snapped mentally…Guys would literally snap over a Dear John letter. Their personal issues came out and they were instantly combat ineffective. Now take someone confused about whether they are a man/woman. Take those psychological and emotional issues and put them in that environment. Take someone who is right off the bat not uniform or part of the same team. Give them special treatment because of their identity. Take that person, put them in that stressful war environment and watch what happens. It’s a fucking ticking time bomb. You have to be incredibly tough mentally, physically and emotionally.
War is not like a fucking video game. It tests every once of your being. You can’t teach someone to be a fearless warrior in a fucking PowerPoint. You either have it or your don’t…
War is no place for people who are mentally, emotionally, or physically confused or in turmoil. You have your shit together, or you don’t. And if you don’t, you’ll just get people needlessly killed. Political correctness has absolutely no place in the military.