With recent re-directs pointing to pages on the GW webstore reserved for Skitarii, and an accidental posting of a page on What's New Today, it seems that skitarii are right around the corner now. This is expected to be a full release, and with that, it was time to take a closer look at the more serious rumors and hints of codex Skitarri. The original rumors for these point back to January, when no one thought that these would come to pass.
Please remember that these are all rumors and hints of a new codex. We have not had an official announcement.
I also wanted to mention, that this is a Games Workshop release, not Forgeworld.
The new faction is in fact Ad Mech, Skitarii. As far as I know this is still a ways out, but who knows. There is only troops and elites, with vehicles. Mostly foot soldiers, guys with spider legs, and a couple tank/spider hybrids.
I have a little information for you on a new 40k Faction. Ive seen artwork of two soldiers in heavy but clunky grey body armour and helm, with one wielding an odd looking plasma pistol of sorts. The most striking thing about the image, with smoke and laser fire in the background, is the draping of the red cloth beneath the shoulder plating, and a symbol of the Adeptus Mechanicus on the main figures chest. All I will add right now is the book is 85pgs with datasheets and formations.
the plasma pistol described in your previous article is not an odd looking plasma pistol. its an arc pistol. arc weapons will be available for the skitarii in both pistol and rifle. the arc rifle is rapid fire with haywire. rifle and pistol both are s6 ap5.
Cognis Weapons are normal weapons with the Cognis attached to it, like Cognis Lascannon. They simply use a BS 2 when firing snap shots because of an awakened machine spirit.
Burst Pistol rules allow for 5 shots to be fired instead of just a single one.
Galvanic Rifle looks like an ornate flintlock rifle with a canister on the side. R30", rapid fire, S4.
a heavy choice walker called a Onager Dunewalker will be part of the skitarii. they are an armor 12 walker that comes with overlapping forcefields that give an invulnerable save. each additional walker in the squad increases the save by 1. they come with a conversion beamer type weapon that is more powerful up close and disperses to a large but weaker blast at longer range. squadrons up to 3.
Ive seen the model so I thought I would chime in and describe the Dunecrawler. Sorry no pictures, it was not possible.
Its a walker with 4 armoured mechanical spider legs. The crew compartment is large metal box angled in the front. There is a small robotic arm in the front with tools and drills on the appendage. The visor for the drivers inside is a slit with optical lenses on the the left hand side of the opening. The Eradication Beamer is big, and looks like a giant conversion beamer, up top there is a gunner with a heavy stubber. I don't know the optional guns, but there are a couple. One that looks like a long barreled autocannon, but has some sort of array attached to it. None of the weapon options look like standard Imperial Weapons.
There is also a Dragoon which looks to be a dual kit with a rider on top of a bipedal machine. It has legs similar to the IG sentinels, but has a grafted human in the center of the machine. I am not as fluent in the background with the skitarii as I would like to comment much more.
Ive seen a walker bearing the ad mech symbols on it. The walker has a horizontal pilot hooked up to the machine with optical lenses for the pilots sight, and little mechanical grabbers that extend out from the pilots hands. There is a gunner on top in red robes and odd looking armor that reminds me of the tempestus armor except for larger eye lenses. The walker has sentinel legs, and the weapon up top is a ornate twin-linked lascannon.
More Recent Hints of Their Coming
I managed to spot a blog post on White Dwarf Daily, that I *think* isn't
meant to go live until Monday - it doesn't show up in their "latest
articles" list, and it follows the normal "teaser" structure of video
and message telling you to come back on the Friday. Pretty sure it's a
confirmation the Mechanicum/Skitarii are up for preorder next Friday
There's a few things not right with the page (the article date,
non-working video), but it showed in their RSS feed, so unless they're
trolling us, I'd say it was pretty legit!
I'm guessing it'll be taken down sometime soon, so I captured the
details in a blog post:
Enemy sighted, reinforcements inbound.
Return: 27th March for further information
Praise the Omnissiah!
The "Next Week in White Dwarf" this week is...
Just loads of strings of binary...
All Hail Mars!!
-Lords of War
Admech are right around the corner.
They are not actually Admech. That codex will release later. The books will be Skatarii and Cult Mechanicus."
It’s Admech, but there will be two codices.
Tanks will be walkers.
No, there is no mention of the Horus Heresy on the pages I have seen. These are codex entries, and the weapon section is titled -Armoury of the Forgeworlds- and then goes on to mention arc weapons, cognis weapons, eradication beamer, all like we talked about before.
At the very top of the page, it starts off with the text- This section of Codex: Skitarii lists weapons and equipment used by the Skitarii, along with the rules for using them in your games of Warhammer 40,000-
There is no mention of Warhammer 30,000, the Great Crusade, or the Horus Heresy. Just 40k.
Adeptus Mechanicus Codex & models (full release)
try http://www.games-wor.../en-GB/Skitarii (/Skitarii at the end)
and it will switch to http://www.games-wor...itarii-Vanguard (/Skitarii-Vanguard at the end)
the same happened for the harlequins (starweaver and skyweavers) back then msn-wink.gif
will switch to http://www.games-wor...gio-Cybernetica (/Legio-Cybernetica)
it seems there is also an URL for Datacards-Skitarii-ENG tongue.png