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Cult Mechanicus Electro-Priests Revealed!



According to descriptions and rumors of the new Electro-Priests, there is a Games Workshop released piece of artwork that came with the Skitarius Limited Edition book. This follows the descriptions and look of what we are expecting, and most likely an image of a Fulgurite Electro-Priest.



The image comes from Atia's Bolter and Chainsword pic, who I messaged this morning and verified it with her on its origin.

via Atia on Bolter and Chainsword
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/305781-rumours-am-cult-mechanicus-knight-wardencrusader/?p=4001564
you can see an artwork of them here:
it's from the inside cover of  the Skitarius novel (limited edition version)

the picture is from the inside cover of the limited edition version of "Skitarius"


Here are the previous rumors we have had on Electro-Priests over the last couple days.

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212
Electro-Priests are not troops like earlier rumors were saying today, instead both Electro-Priests units are Elites. Its a dual kit with Fulgurite Electro-Priests and Corpuscarii Electro-Priests. Energy Fields give both units a 5++.

Fulgurites have staves with enhanced strength and can get a 3++ for the rest of the game if they wipe out a unit in close combat.

Corpuscariis have gauntlets that are assault weapons shooting with a 12" range, and can also be used in close combat. 

Both weapons have other abilities as well that fit with the Electro-Priests. They can be taken groups of up to 20.


Via Captain Citadel
“There will be a new combo kit for the Cult Mechanicus that contains their core unit the Electro-Priest. One version features large double handed glaives similar to the old model from the 1990’s and the other is armed with archaic looking wrist mounted shooting weapons. Both versions feature robed legs, and torsos with exposed fleshy chests that contain the bio-electrical details that they are known for.

Their heads are both bare, and some are blindfolded as well. The close combat versions are wreathed in cog plate, and the shooting variant (with the wrist mounted weapons) have yet more archaic equipment grafted into their backs and heads.

They both share the same robed legs which look similar to the zealots of olde, and are topped with a very American wrestling championship styled belt crowned with a large Mechanicus cog. Their bases are smaller than 40mm.”

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  1. It's a very exciting time for 40k and indeed all GW games. As someone who is now almost exclusively involved with HH, this gives me more hope for great things in the 40th millenium too!

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  2. 20 man squad wins combat, goes down to 15 man squad. Has 3++

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    1. There's a lot of questions here. Can they win combat against any 'unit' like a transport? Does it have to be against something with a toughness value? What's their WS, S, and T?

      It could be that even a 20 man squad might not win combat so easily, and at T3 like most 'human' models are, even a 3++ won't help much, but there's a lot that's up in the air, so who knows?

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  3. Nice!

    Hopefully in a few weeks we will hear stuff about Tzeentch coming up.

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    1. It's inevitable. With how fast things are coming, I can't imagine too many armies will be left out of 2015.

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    2. I think GW is making up for the time lost on Laugh of the Rings.

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    3. yeah LOTR really ruined any potential momentum for their existing ranges. It really was a bad business decision.

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    4. But at least they're not making it any more. No more holiday seasons taken up by a bunch of LOTR garbage.

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    5. LOTR is a really good game, well written rules, nice models and a nice starting cost (i.e. not all that much). I really don't get the hate for it?

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    6. LOTR is a "Not Warhammer" game, based on an existing IP that doesn't work well with the Warhammer models.
      It's also an IP that might put some people off (like me) as we are not invested in it.
      It looks like a good game system though, so a translation into Warhammer with the same rules could be cool.

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  4. Although i doubt it will happen, i really hope either the skitarii fall under these guys also a bit like the tempestus scions or theres some kind of easy link rule that gets in place, will be really sad if its not simple as having a admech army.

    Though i guess taking them both using allies would be fine, just would be nice to pick and choose the best while keeping all the bonuses, these are the kind of elite i was looking for in the skitarii army.

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    1. More likely, Cult Mechanicus will be its own thing, and both books will later be absorbed into the Adeptus Mechanicus.

      My hope is that the full Adeptus Mechanicus gets even more models and units, above and beyond what Skitarii and Cult Mechanicus gets. If it's JUST a conjoinment of those two books, people are going to feel cheated, and there will be little reason to get it...

      But, if Cult Mechanicus has a good 6 or 7 new units, and Adeptus Mechanicus also brings in another 5 or 6 units of its own, then we could have an army made up of nearly 20 units across about 12 boxes, which would be great.

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    2. OR, it could be some bastardized army like daemonkin, where the army is a composite of two existing armies... Wouldn't that not suck?

      And I mean that I a good way.

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  5. Just run them in multiple formations, simple. I don't know why people are still confused about detachments and formations.

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    1. It's just a time thing Phil. So many of us are still stuck in the CAD line of thinking...and then the tournament line (which generally consists of two detachments). Everybody will come around eventually, as long as it doesn't have a scatter laser :).

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    2. Heck I'm still stuck in the old, basic force org thinking lol. I find the current rules for army composition kinda perplexing tbh.

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    3. Yeah, it takes some willpower to overcome the old FOC even though they use very similar nomenclature.

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    4. Or not. I have been playing from mid nineties and found this Formation thing to be awesome since the beginning and even guestimated that these will be directly on codices in future or supplements for the newest books.

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    5. Does this help?

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/91ulosvo582o6o3/How%2040k%20Detachments%20Work%20-%20Necron%20Edition.ppsx?dl=0

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    6. Don't get me wrong, I love the formation/detachment stuff too, it's just tough adjusting to new rule sets sometimes.

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    7. That's the whole thing. Where I live the tournaments allow only two detatchments or formations. So for me to bring a Skitarii Battle Maniple with a Cult Mechanicus whatever, I would have leave Mr. House Taranis Knight at home.

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    8. Mauler,
      While that powerpoint did help explain things.. I think the fact that it's 12 slides with lots of text and complicated examples proves that the rules are convoluted and difficult to understand.

      I haven't played 40k for a few years and haven't tried 7th at all yet, but the more formations and decurion stuff is more complicated than it has to be.
      A standard CAD or separate formation makes sense. When you start mixing them and having to remember which unit belongs to which detachment, it just gets clunky.

      And on top of that, the new Eldar can be part of a formation AND a detachment... they are complicating army building with every new codex.

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    9. Mauler, thanks a lot that definitely helps me out :D

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    10. If you play wysiwyg, you will rarely have trouble remembering who is in what formation. If you play with proxies, then the amount of paperwork and mind games will bog your whole game down and grind it to dust. That's my thoughts at least.

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  6. Regarding the rumour, I can only assume "smaller than 40mm bases" means the new 32mm bases. These Electro Priests must be fairly large models then.

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