The Cult Mechanicus has a lot of new rules being introduced into 40k, and one army wide rule we have seen but not known much about has finally been revealed.... The Canticles of the Omnissiah.
Lets take a look at them, and what we have seen in the past on them.
here are some leaked images from the guys over on Game Trust,
Here also is previous information from rumors that we had here on Faeit 212 a few weeks ago.
Ok, they are an army wide special rule that gives a lot of flexibility each round to your CM army. Units with the rule gain benefits according the number of units with the rule on the table and are stronger the more units you have. There are 6 canticles and each one can only be used once per game. Benefits include cover bonus's, bonus's to strength, re-rolling failed attacks from either close combat or shooting, fearless, or creating extra hits in close combat. 8 units gives the strongest bonus 4-7 a medium bonus, and 1-3 a standard bonus.
and information from a reader who sent in some information.
there is a correction that was sent in
correction- Litany of Electromancer is an additional Strength 4 AP- hit in close combat not at ranged.
via a reader on Faeit 212
The new WD shows off some of the Canticles of the Omnissiah.
Incantation of the Iron Skull
Friendly units with Canticles gain Stubborn.
Friendly units with Canticles gain Stubborn and re-roll all failed Morale, Fear and Pinning.
Friendly units with Canticles gain Fearless.
The blurred picture almost shows all 6. Aside from the skull one the others I could read say:
Chant of Remorseless Fist
Friendly units with Canticles can re-roll failed to hits of 1 in close combat.
Friendly units with Canticles can re-roll failed to hits of 1 and 2 in close combat.
Friendly units with Canticles can re-roll failed to hits in close combat.
Invocation of Machine-Might
Friendly units with Canticles add +1 to their Strength.
Friendly units with Canticles add +2 to their Strength.
Friendly units with Canticles add +3 to their Strength.
The last 3 I can only read the 1-3 section.
Friendly units with Canticles get Stealth
Benediction of Omniscience
Friendly units with Canticles re-roll failed to hits of 1 when shooting
This one probably mirrors the Remorseless Fist. Canticle.
Litany of Electromancer
Is illegible in the photo but seems to cause a Strength 4 AP - hit to enemy units within X inches of a model with Canticles. correction: Litany of Electromancer is an additional Strength 4 AP- hit in close combat not at ranged.