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Early Mechanicus Unit Rumors


Once again we are getting Legion Cybernetica units in the rumors. While I dont know if there will be a second adeptus mechanicus codex release beyond the Skitarii, this bit seems to be focused on just that. These rumors seem to be based on old rogue trader rules.


Please remember that these are rumors.

via Larry Vela on Bols
http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2015/02/adeptus-mechanicus-early-rules-whispers.html
From the Birds in the Trees:

Some early tidbits on Mechanicus units:
– Legion Cybernetica units have a certain quick and easy “programming” game mechanic built into them.

– Examples listed were only being able to define certain aspects of moving and/or shoointing directly, with some aspects being determined either in a pre-defined manner, or randomly.  thus some of your Ad-mech units may not be “wholly” under your direct player control.

– There will however be certain pieced of wargiesr and or “controller” units which will get around these limitations.

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  1. so an immense mindlock army ... interesting. Making servitos miss home

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  2. Reminds me a bit of the old rogue trader robots.

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  3. Programmable robots were always good fun in Epic so I'd be happy to see them return.

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  4. as my army in HH is the mechanicus lego cybernetica, i can imagen just a slight modifacation of the rules for all that is needed, so stuff has the cortex controller to control the units via it being a rule or wargear item. And i know how annoying the programed behaviour can be after having castallex and thanatar chasing after flyers for most of a game

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  5. I'd much rather them introduce a new race to the table rather than Admech, aren't they just factory worlds/systems why would they go to war? Defense yeah, but I can't imagine why they would be waging wars themselves. They should introduce on a new alien race, like the Hrud maybe or Demiurg

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    1. I think the Demiurg have been quietly dropped from the background. Plus with the current direction for small-faction mini dexes, I wouldn't be surprised to see a Kroot release at some point in the future (battle brothers with Tau naturally), if that counts for anything.

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    2. I'd like to see Kroot get something in all honestly. I never see them, like, ever.

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    3. Well Ad Mech would rather be used as a supporting army, so it's not like that they go to war by themselves. I can't wait to get my hands on Magos or Skitarii and to make them support my IG troops!

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    4. See the HH novel "Mechanicum". Kelbor Hal had ambitions to conquer the galaxy at one point. Mars and Terra were not always allies. There was a huge war between the two planets during the Age of Strife.

      The primary reason the A:.M:. fight in the 41st millenium is to recover bits of the Standard Template Construct technology. They send Explorator fleets to all corners of the galaxy looking for it. So yes they do operate the Forge Worlds but they are also quite capable of waging war on their own without the help of other Imperial-aligned factions.

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    5. They go to war in a huge way actually.
      Firstly they go to every big war, the Forgeworlds have the Titan Legions with their foot-troop Skitarii forces.
      They also have many of the Knight Houses.
      Then there's the gigantic Ordinatus Weapons.
      The Legio Cybernetica again whole armies that fight alongside other imperial forces or all by themselves.
      The Mechanicus had their own armies in the battle for Armageddon! In fact several including Myrmidons and Legio Cybernetica and Titan Legions and an Ordinatus.

      It's not just defence, the Imperium is constantly trying to recapture lost worlds and is still conquering alien races, races with technology to declare heretical and natural resources to mine to feed those factory worlds.

      Furthermore there are the Explorator Fleets. Enture battlefleets full of adeptus mechanicus armies off looking for the lost secrets of the dark age of technology.

      Then there is the hunting down of tech-heresy from fighting the Dark Mechanicum who turned to Chaos and make all those daemon engines through to the rebelious fools who try to innovate and do things like create rogue adeptus mechanicus-controlled tyranid swarms. Yes it happened, it';s in the Imperial Knight Companion!

      iin fact the mperial Knight Codex and Imperial Knight Companion mention quite a bit of Mechanicus Knight battles.

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    6. couldn't agree more - STC's, Kelbor Hals ambitions and Explorator Fleets - that's enough to say that Ad Mech are not only "nerds" sitting in their forges and minding their own business:P

      I loved that Mechanicum novel! That's why I can't wait for this release!

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    7. Josh - they should definitely do new races, but they should also do this Mechanicum release. As for Kroot, it's a shame FW dropped their Kroot range, because I can't help but think a mini-dex incorporating the GW Kroot with FW Kroot would have seen more sales for FW line and those models were cool.

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    8. Well maybe GW will eventually do a kroot release with Greater knarlock and knarlock riders, etc.

      But meanwhile ADEPTUS MECHANICUS!!! AWESOME!

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    9. Anything but a small scale coalition seems foolish to me still. Titans are one thing, supporting troops for those titans makes sense. But the rumors for this are feeling like a real codex, not like harlies, but like Tau an Guard. Back in the Horus Heresy many things where just different. I just think it's silly, it's as if to say the Arbites?(police right) invading a necron tomb world. Just seems silly.

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    10. except the admech fighting a full scale war on a necron tomb world makes plenty of sense. I can think of multiple situations where it could occur, the first is that a forge world turned out to be a tomb world, the second is the admech has got it in their heads that a tomb world would be a treasure trove of arcenotech. the admech makes war as often as space marines I would suspect. they're a HUUUGE faction in the IoM. and certinly worthy of a codex now that GW's got the space to do em. sure they're "just another IoM" faction (man it's like the IoM is the central faction this game is based around!) but they're IMHO an important faction. especially so now with escalation. I expect titans to be listed as their lords of war.

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    11. They should be building and fielding Titans in support of imperial forces. Very unlikely we will see more than a nother big Walker/Monster & a unit & IC

      GW needs to make money. Releasing Admech gets all the loyalist fanboys to Auto buy what ever GW puts out in Terms of Modells.
      Any other Army is much more a risk.

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  6. Kroot are the "native African/Indian auxiliaries" to the Tau's "colonial white Europeans".

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    1. yes that is another of the many parallels you can draw from the "Fluff" to our real world. Kroot = Buffalo Soldiers.

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    2. yes that is another of the many parallels you can draw from the "Fluff" to our real world. Kroot = Buffalo Soldiers.

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  7. The rules for robots in HH are fine. Why does FW feel it necessary to always screw up a good thing?

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    1. i think it is because GW wants a piece of the pie and FW needs increased production. makes sense to me if that turns out more or less true.

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    1. Exactly what I was thinking, IB and synapse all over again.

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