There are three major Reapers in /tg/ culture. The first was an early creation of Games Workshop, a small tabletop skirmish game. The second is a type of vehicle for the Warhammer 40000 army Dark Eldar. The third has its own page separate from this one, the company Reaper Miniatures.
Dark Eldar Reaper
Similar in build to the Raider since they use a similar chassis, the Reaper is a high speed attack gunship used by the Dark Eldar. Unlike its brother-craft however, its sleek, dart-like hull sacrifices troop transport in order to house a single powerful weapon — the Storm Vortex Projector. What is this exotic cannon you may ask? It is essentially a giant tesla cannon that can fire either a confined beam of force, or a blast which detonates on impact in a storm of energy which disables transports and other vehicles. Any personnel still alive are kidnapped by the Dark Eldar where a torrent of pain awaits them. It also has a Sharpened Prow Blade, but who the hell cares for that?
For all its offensive power, the Reaper, shares a common trait with most other Dark Eldar vehicles. It relies on speed and maneuverability to survive on the battlefield, and disdains the brute attrition of armored warfare as practiced by the Imperium or the Orks in favor of bloody ambush and predation. The Reaper, though a rare and costly device, is greatly loved by the Kabals and Wych Cults.
They are essentially the Dark Eldar's dedicated anti-tank vehicle.
|Forces of the Dark Eldar|
|Command:||Archons - Haemonculi - Kabalite Trueborn |
Lhamaeans - Medusae - Sslyth - Succubi
|Troops:||Beastmasters - Commorragh Slaves - Grotesques |
Hellions - Incubi - Kabalite Warriors - Mandrakes
Scourges - Wracks - Wyches
|Beasts:||Clawed Fiend - Khymerae - Razorwing Flock - Ur-Ghul|
|Pain Engines:||Cronos Parasite Engines - Talos Pain Engines|
|Vehicles:||Raider - Ravager - Reaper - Reaver Jetbike - Venom|
|Flyers:||Raven Fighter - Razorwing Jetfighter |
|Spacecraft:||Impaler Assault Module - Raptor Fighter |
Slavebringer Assault Boat