Neither monsters of science nor ordinary men, these warriors were born of the Star and jealously do they guard its light, lest the galaxy plummet into dark.
If ever there was a force that embodied humanity‟s
greatest strength the Hoplites are it. They are notgifted with the crushing numbers of the ImperialGuard nor are they blessed with the enhancedtenacity of the indomitable Space Marines. Rather,each one is a product of humanity focused, as light
through a looking glass, by the Lady‟s Gift.
Why Collect a Stellan Hoplite Army?
The Stellans are an elite force designed specificallyfor players that take pride in every single model theyput on the tabletop. No member of any unit in thiscodex is expendable as each carries the tools tomake a difference to the outcome of the battle.Moreover the Stellans play like no other armycurrently out there. They are more elite and hardhitting than the Imperial Guard, faster and moreversatile than the Space Marines. They are not ahorde army nor are they so few as to be unforgiving.The Stellans are a midway point between thescorching firepower of the Imperial Guard and thespecialization and speed of the Eldar.
What‟s in this Codex:
A brief history of the Stellans detailing theirorigins and the nature of their clandestineengagements. The Stellans have a relativelyshort but illustrious history that swingsbetween careful interventions betweenmassive opposing forces and deepinfiltration of heretic strongholds.
Stories and comic strips to arouse yourwargaming imagination. These works of arthave been included to give the Stellans a
„face‟ so to speak. It allows the reader to
envision his tabletop force with greaterclarity and adds value to the narrativecomponent of every game the Stellans are apart of.
The rules and stats to use the StellanHoplites in your tabletop games. Theseinclude unit specific rules and ForceOrganization options and limitations. Thissection will apply parameters to your StellanHoplite force in order to ensure balancedand competitive play.
A summary of the Stellan weapons andwargear for quick reference. If you need tolook something up in a hurry use the tableof contents to find the page. Each unit hasall of its options and rules detailed on asingle page so no flipping back and forth tofind what you are looking for and there is acomprehensive list of stats the very back of the book for expediency
A full color model showcase featuring theHoplites in various color schemes. TheStellans are a standalone force but theirmissions see them fighting on a variety of battlefields each of which requiresalterations to their camouflage and fatigues.Otherwise this document can also be usedto represent an elite branch of the ImperialGuard or regular Storm Troopers regimentsany of which will have their own uniquecolors.
This is a Living Document
Everything you find herein is subject to change. If there is anything you find unpalatable or if yousimply want to discuss codex and rules design in
general please don‟t hesitate to contact
This is a non-official codex which is to say it isexactly as official as you like it to be. Be sure to asktournament organizers and opponents before usingthis document as they may be opposed to its nature.If you find your gaming group is hesitant to allowthird party
rules sources perhaps you‟ll find that
using a single entry at a time in addition to yourImperial Guard or Inquisitorial army will ease thetransition and build up your o
pponent‟s trust for this
rules set.You will need both Codex: Imperial Guard andCodex: Space Marines to make full use of thisdocument.