I just finished my DreadTober 2018 entry, the mighty, mighty Carnifex known simply as Old One Eye. The backstory of Old One Eye is pretty well known I guess, it get stranded on Calth, first frozen, then thawed. It trashes pretty everything until Telion, the master sharpshooter from the Ultramarines downs it with a “one in a million shot”. Seriously, I’m not making this up. Old One Eye is then somehow absorbed by the Hive Mind and released across galaxy as a sample Alpha Beast.
In-game, Old One Eye is a power house. It’s a monster in the most accute sense of the word. It has the all important Character keyword and nine wounds, making it safe from most ranged fire (I guess Telion actually could down it in-game too). It has wound regeneration too so defensively it is way better than your average Carnifex. But Old One Eye is all about the punch. And man, it brings it. With strength 7, five attacks at WS 3+ it might look a bit meh at first glance but Old One Eye is the Alpha Leader, adding +1 to all to hit-rolls for Carnifex models within 6″, including Old One Eye too. So it is functionally WS 2+. And when it charges it get another +1 to hit which means it can use its S14 Crushing Claws at 2+ to hit. Each making 3 damage at Ap -3.
That’s not all, if you roll 6+ on a to hit-roll you get an additional attack. With the bonuses on the charge you get additional attacks with the talons (S7, Ap -3, damage 3) on a 4+ and with the claws on a 5+. You should net something like 7-8 hits on the charge. Yeah, the damage output is quite insane. And if it gets killed, you pop the Death Frenzy Stratagem for 2CP and attack again before removing the model. Massive!
Oh well, Old One Eye is a lot of things but not cheap but it might be the best 200 points in the Codex.
Now pictures! First up the moody black ones …
… and then some crispy white ones.
Stay frosty, kittens!