in the day, a mob of Lootaz numbered 5-10 Boyz who could
'loot' the weapon options of different squads from either
the Space Marines or the Imperial Guard.
One of my favorites was to loot the Plasma Cannons from
a Space Marine Devastator Squad.
The main drawback of Lootaz was that if you rolled '1'
to hit, you scored a hit on your own unit. Combine that
with the 'Gets Hot' rule from the Plasma Cannons, and the
whole unit would evaporate in a mushroom cload of plasma
if you rolled poorly.
They may not have been very effective, but Plasma Lootaz
were downright hilarious!
Sadly, actual looted weapons are now a thing of
the past. These days, Lootaz are armed with a generic Deffgun.
While it's a pretty good weapon stat-wise, I don't much
care for the stock GW models with their 'weapon
cage/harness' look. I'd rather have my trusty old Boyz
with looted Space Marine weapons.
The first step in updating the mob is to get rid of the
Shoota-armed Boyz and start making some more Boyz toting
the heavy artillery. The shoota-armed Boyz won't go to waste,
check out 'Da Mareenz'
project log to see how I'm using them.