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Chaos Rumors: Heretek?

This morning we have a little rumor coming around. It isnt much, and although its from a new player in the rumor game, I thought I would share. There are some very cool possibilities if something like this character are true.

What he may be referring to is some sort of Dark Mechanicus Techmarine, or a Heretek. According to Lexicanum 40k a heretek is the following.

A Heretek is a member of the Adeptus Mechanicus who has strayed from its strictures and dictates, and betrayed the Cult Mechanicus by, for instance, weakening the Adeptus' stranglehold on the knowledge of the Imperium's technology, or embracing individual experimentation and innovation.

Perhaps and just perhaps, something like this exists in the codex, either by fluff or as an option to play. Could these be the creators of our new infernal Daemon Engines?.... the new dreadnought (althought not called that) and the Dragon. It would also make sense for characters like this to be there to service other daemon engines, or a possessed vehicle upgrade.

Im not going to quite classify this one as out of left field, however give it a good dose of salt.
Here is the rumor.

via MrSteelfist
Only a little rumour i picked up at Warhammer World but i've heard mention that there will be a Techmarine type character, not sure if this is a SC or just a HQ choice though.

I just recalled being told that there would be a smaller demon engine that operated in a "pack" but isn't Brazen Knights. This may bestudio people just throwing some falsehoods out there to mess with us but thought it worth mentioning.  

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  1. Now that, I like the sound of... Chaos Techmarines. I really hope that it is a standard Character, not a Special- but it does lead me to wonder what the special macguffins will be for a heretic-techie? they are unlikely to make bunkers straonger after all...

  2. I'm strongly suspecting it'll be a standard HQ.
    I hope he offers units the gifts of the machine god like Fabious Bile gives buffs to units now. Handing out cybernetics would be sweet.

  3. Yes... Make my tanks better. I like the sound of this (given that tanks seem to be getting worse in 6th ed.).

  4. I like this from a fluffy standpoint, experimental doodads and all that. I like it a lot, I'd love to theme an army around it.

  5. Very interesting! If that's true, I can use some of my old tech priest!!

  6. heretek is a playable character class in the 40K-FRP "BLACK CRUSADE" by fantasy flight games. Page 64. And yes it is dark mechanicus.

    1. black crusade is crazy fun.
      Me? Human psyker in terminator armor- Feral manunfacture, therefore Force, power sword and neural whip.
      Eternal Glory to the Changer of Ways!

  7. Oh wow, I can't wait for the model. The things they could do... *drool*

  8. Heretek? I'd be okay with that, though I am pretty sure that the term only applies to fallen members of the AdMech, not the Mars-trained Marines that deserted. Might be wrong though.
    Also: *hipsterglasses* I was Warsmith before it was cool. It just goes to show, Iron Warriors are way ahead of the rest of the pack.

  9. Hoping for a Dark Mechanicus theme being possible for sure.

  10. Heretek.
    Damn. Sweet.
    Now I'll have to begin a Chaos army.