The grots were wandering around the battle field one day after the dark eldar had accidently come to the aid of the grots. It seems that the orks had mustered to try for a final push to eliminate the grot resistance, and just as they were about to attack a portal opened and the dark eldar screamed into reality. It was a great fight, both sides slaughtering the other. The dark eldar left carrying two of the warbosses with them, and leaving behind all sorts of equipment.
With the orks currently leaderless, and with drastically reduced numbers, the grots found themselves unmolested as they picked through the debris of the battle field. In one fairly open field they found the wreckage of some of the jet bikes. One grot got on and tried it out, it still worked. With single minded effort the rest of the bikes were soon salvaged and taken back to camp.
Once back in camp the dark eldar weapons were removed and propa ork/grot weapons were installed. Having fixed up the damaged ones so that they flew mostly straight, and reweaponed the others the squadron flew into the rising sun. With just a little practice the grots became expert flyers and soon had mastered the art of the drive by. After only two battles the unit became the most feared unit of the grots, when the orks saw the grot bikers heading towards them they often dove for cover, allowing other grot units to get close enough to releive the orks of their weapons and teeth.
Because of the original builders, the grots found that the bikes could enter the web way, and that the web way was far easier to use to get to other planets rather than space travel. With this new found skill they were soon raiding other worlds and taking what they wanted. They even raided the dark eldar home worlds and found a way to take more bikes back home with them. With these raids on the dark eldar, they enlarged the squadron even more, eventually starting a second squadron.
With their quick and easy success the grots decided that they would emulate the original riders, only do it better. With that, a quick vote was taken, and their new motto was approved by all. So when one rider asks another what they are doing that day, the reply is; "Same thing as we always do; Try to take over the universe"Grot Jet Bikes
FOC slot: Fast Attack
18 points per model.
WS BS S T W I A LD SV
Grot Biker 3 3 2 2(3) 1 3 1* 7 4+
Bully 3 3 2 2(3) 1 3 2* 7 4+Unit Composition:
3 - 15 Grot Jet BikesUnit type:
Jet Bike, Twin Link Big Shoota, Spikes, Grots have hand weapon.Special Rules:
Scouts, Infiltrate, Hit and Run, Drive ByOptions:
Any bike in the squad may change its big shootas for twin link rockit launchers for 10 points
Any bike in the squad may change its big shootas for a kustom mega blaster for 10 points
Any bike in the squad may take a copilot for 6 points
Any bike in the squad may change its big shootas for a skorcha for 15 points
One model in the unit may take a Grot Waagh Banner for 15 points.
One grot may be upgraded to meddik for 15 points.
One grot jet biker may be upgraded to bully for 8 points
The bully may take a power weapon for 10 points
The bully may take a grot pole (counts as boss pole) for 5 pointsCopilot
Used when going on raids to other worlds so that they can either drop off the copilot to bring back captured bikes, or to hold on to any extra equipment that has been liberated from its original owner while the pilot flys the bike. In the event of the death of pilot the copilot can easily assume the job of pilot. A copilot grants the biker model 2 wounds.Meddik
The meddik changes his hand weapon for docs tools, (that he obviously borrowed from a pain boy that didn't need them anymore) granting the unit a modified feel no pain, but only on turns that the unit did not turbo boost. ( The unit is going too fast for the meddik to treat anybody, they just get left behind) The modified feel no pain roll is on a 5+ using the bikes tougness of 3 rather than the grots tougness of 2, otherwise it follows all the other rules as listed in the main rule book. The meddik cannot upgrade his weapons and cannot carry the Grot Waagh Banna.Grot Waagh Banna
The grot Waagh Banna is a symbol of pride of the jet bikers, and as long as the model that carries the banna is alive the unit is stubborn. The Banna also allows the grots to rally even if under half strength, other conditions such as an enemy within 6" apply as normal.
The jet bikes have bits and pieces of scrap attached to them and the edges have been sharpened. On the charge the squad generates D6 S4 hits per bike, (Roll 1D6 for the whole squad, then multiply by the number of jet bikes in the squad). Because the bikes are aimed and there is no stopping them, there is no modifier that can prevent the first turn attacks. That means defensive grenades etc. do nothing against the charge of the grot jet bikes. Subsequent turns of combat revert to the grots normal attacks and strength.Drive By:
On any turn that the bikes turbo boost, they may still shoot their big shootas at any unit they flew over. Move the unit the full move (must be at least 18") and if they pass over an enemy unit, they may shoot that unit with their big shootas. On the drive by only the big shootas may fire, rockits, skorchas and mega blasters just have too slow of a rate of fire for a drive by. If more than one unit was moved over before the end of the move the grot jet bikes may choose which unit suffered the drive by, but may only shoot at one enemy unit.
(Click on the picture for a larger view.)The Jet Biker Squad
Just playing around here, just think what they will look like on a wedding cake.