Ancient Hueran Tigerian


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The former Chapter Master was interred into the armoured shell of an Ancient after his body was rent apart whilst fighting the Ork Warboss on the desert deathworld of Cholta. Although the Fists of Flame were eventually victorious on Cholta thanks to Tigerian's expertly executed plan, the campaign left the Chapter virtually leaderless and depleted.

Following his internment within the Ancient's sarcophagus, Hueran's first act was to name a successor for the role of Chapter Master, naming the Mars Aran as that successor and few could find fault with Tigerian's chosen successor and since that day, Aran has looked to Tigerian as mentor and guide, often consulting the venerable Ancient in times of greatest need.

Tigerian holds a position of great respect, admiration and esteem within the Chapter, for few, except maybe Krypion, has fought on as many bloodied battlefields or in as many campaigns as Tigerian.

His internment has not been without cost though as some quirk of the Tarsissian heritage and Chapter's genseed, any Ancient that survives for long enough will eventually succumb to a terrible curse. Known simply as the Unlife, that renders life into a series of disjointed visions, half-dreamt memories and fading experiences of battle and bloodshed. Ancients who become afflicted with the Unliving are vengeful and extremely dangerous to all around them and must be shackled down between battles to ensure the safety of the Techmarines who service and repair them.

However, despite the Unliving, Tigerian remains strong willed enough to control the more terrible aspects of the Unliving, and remains lucid enough to continue to serve the Chapter as he always has and once he was 'awoken' fully, his keen tactical and strategic mind comes to the fore. Until he has fully awoken, Tigerian remains in a state of battle-lust, an insane warrior bent on the death and destruction of his enemies, those he see as heretics and without honour.

Special Rules:

Fury of the Ancients: Ancients are known for their ponderous advance which is nigh on unstoppable to slow or halt once they start.

Ancients have the Counter-attack Universal Special Rule and count as having Leadership 10 for the purposes of counter-attacking.

The Unlife: The Unlife continues to plague Hueran Tigerian.

Before the battle starts, roll a D6 and consult the table below:

1 - 3Enraged: Hueran Tigerian is still in the throes of the Unlife and the sight of the enemy drives him on.
His Attacks and Weapon Skill characteristic are randomly generated each Assault phase by rolling a D6 and +1 to the result.
In addition, he becomes subject to the Rage Universal Special Rule.
4 - 5Lucid: Tigerian is lucid enough to control his violent urges.
Tigerian acts normally during the game. You may re-roll the dice when rolling to Seize the Initiative.
6Awoken: Tigerian has awoken fully.
Tigerian acts normally during the game with the exception that his Weapon Skill becomes 5 for the entire game. You may 'Seize the Initiative' on a 5+ instead of the usual '6'.

Ancient Hueran Tigerian145 points



  • HQ

Unit Type:

  • Vehicle (walker)

Unit Composition:

  • 1 (unique)


  • Assault cannon
  • Dreadnought close combat weapon (with storm bolter)
  • Homing beacon
  • Smoke launchers

Special Rules:

  • Fury of the Ancients
  • Masters of War
  • Tarsissian Veterans
  • The Unlife
  • Venerable

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