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More Translations for the Cult Mechanicus

The Cult Mechanicus codex is out now very shortly, and should be hitting stores everywhere today. While we have seen a lot of German leaks, I have seen very little in English. A reader here though is up on giving us a rough translation of the Relics and Canticles from German into English.

Check out the latest Cult Mechanicus. Also please leave a little room for error when it comes to translations

Translated via an anonymous source for Faeit 212
(rough translation from German to English)

- Arkhan Lands Autocaduceus:
Model gets "It wont die!" special rule

- Anzions Pseudogenerator:
Model equiped with this relic gets D6 additional attacks with the
following profile
S4 AP5 Melee, shred

- Garb of the Technomartyr:
2+ Armor Save, all shooting attacks of model from the Skitarii and
Mechanicus from the cariers unit get "Cognis weapon" special rule
- Cognis weapon: ALL Snapshots are BS2, flamers get 3 instead
of D3 hits when using defensive fire

- Mask of Alpha-Dominus
Carrier of the Mask of Alpha-Dominus can use this item whenever he
wants to instantly change the "battle protocols" of Kastelan Robots
Maniples or Cohort Cybernetica within 12".
The new "battle protocol" takes effect immediately. The previous
protocols cannot be used again for the rest of the game.

- Perspicatus-Seerskull
At the Start of your turn, a model equiped with this artifact can
use it to identify any mysterious objective or scan an enemy vehicle.
When scanning a vehicle all friendly Skitarii or Mechanicus may
reroll failed AP shots against vehicles, and may reroll glancing hits to
roll a critical hit.

- retrogenese-glove
a model with this artifact may use it during melee instead of doing
normal attacks.
when doing so, choose a friendly or enemy vehicle in base contact,
then roll to hit.
if you hit, roll a D6:

1 - your enemy choses if the target vehicle gains or loses 1 HP
2-3 - you choose of the target vehicle gains or loses 1 HP
4-5 - you choose if the target vehicle gains or loses D3 HP
6 - you choose if the target vehicle gains or loses D6 HP

as far as i understand, canticles can be used once per game and get
stronger the more units with the "canticles of the omnissiah" are in
your army.
also only units with the "canticles of the omnissiah" special rule gains
their effects but it will affect all of em at the same time.
i will call them A-F because there is no way i can do a just translation
to their names:

A -
1-3 units: Units gain relentless
4-7 units:Units gain relentless and must reroll morale, fear and pinning
8+ units: Units gain fearless

B -
1-3: Enemy units bound in melee suffer one S4 AP- hit during Ini. Step 10
4-7: Same as above, 2 Hits
8+: Same as above, 3 Hits

C -
1-3: Units my reroll "1" to-hit results in melee
4-7: Units may reroll "1-2" to-hit results in melee
8+: Units may reroll all failed to-hit results in melee

D -
1-3: Units gain concealed
4-7: Units gain shrouded
8+: Units gain concealed and shrouded

E -
1-3: Units gain +1 Strength
4-7: Units gain +2 Strength
8+ Units gain +3 Strength

F -
1-3: Units may reroll "1" hit results when shooting
4-7: Units may reroll "1-2" hit results when shooting
8+ Units may reroll all failed hit results when shooting

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  1. Im guessing the mask is one use only?

    1. i was expecting that too, considering how incredibly useful it seems to be. probably gonna be a must-have for anyone using kastellans

    2. Seriously? So you basically have all 3 options active at all times?

    3. You can never use the previous battle protocol again in the game and the mask works only 12" around the bearer

    4. I presume each unit can only be effected twice though

    5. You can't have all 3 options enabled at once. Enabling one disables the next. And this makes the battle protocol go away forever. So you normally could do "can shoot, can fight, can shoot, can fight, can shoot, can fight". By using it on the first "can fight", you can never use the "Can fight" protocol again that game.

    6. actually... the translation says "the previous protocol" so forcing the swap from shooting to fighting seems to mean that you can't use the shooting one again.

  2. Arkhan Lands Autocaduceus: model and his unit gain iwnd

  3. That garb of technomartyr is mega too! Makes ballastari even more pathetic! Vangaurd shooting haywire / plasma at flyers / fmc at bs2.

    1. Whhhhaaaaaat?! Ballistarii are about the cheapest way to get a 9" move and fire a TL Autocannon in the game and on top of that it's BS2 snaps.

      Why would you pay 105pts for a Dominus, then 10-25 (or whatever, say 20pts) for the Mask relic (125pts now), attach them to a Vanguard squad (180pts) and then add 3 arc rifles (225pts) or 3 calivers (270pts) to fire 6 HW shots at flyers within 18" or 9 S7 within 24" when you can take 4 Ballistarii (220pts) for 8 far more accurate 48" S7 shots or 5 'Striders for 10 more accurate 48" shots at caliver strength? Sure, they're not AP2 but they're far more mobile to get into position/away from assault threats, immune to S3 and lower and can snipe characters out of squads.

      I...don't get how they're pathetic or worse at hitting hard-to-hit flyers?

    2. See, but you think about and actually play the game, Mauler. Most people online just talk about it (incorrectly) and whine about GW.

    3. Vangaurd with 3 plasma and omnispex is 200 pts plus dude with mask is 325 pts. The plasma + rad will do the same ammount of wounds vs a flyrant as 6 ballasatii with cognis auto cannons.

    4. ( just an example, icarus dune crawlers are obviously infinitately better vs air. )
      If you want cheap, dragoons are your boys

    5. At two thirds of the range, or at under a third of the range if you're using carbines. I'd rather have an extra turn of firing at the target thanks to a forward position & longer range than wait for it to come within 24" and dakka my unit with TL Devs (and risk killing myself with Gets Hot lol).

    6. Yup, I'm with you on Dunecrawlers and Dragoons though :D

    7. Tbf if you take the combined formation the relic and unit upgrades are all free

    8. Yes Ian you see what i see

    9. Cognis wpns give you over watch on a bs2, not snap fire on a bs2. You snapfire against a fmc, you over watch when you are charged in CC

    10. Well in the ad mech combines formation you hqve to choose Baliatari or Dragoons. I feel dragoons are better everytime. +2 cover in the open is amazing

    11. Cognis is snap fire at bs 2 doesnt matter if its overwatch or fliers its bs 2

    12. "Cognis: When a model makes Snap Shots (including Overwatch) with a weapon that has the Cognis special rule, its Ballistic Skill is counted as being 2 instead of 1."


    13. Actually when you take smart deployment and movement into account you can shoot three times to a Flyrant (or four times when deployed on shorter table ends).

      Against flyers you might even outmanouver them with Ballistariis or Dragoons depending of the terrain or atleast be in a position in to which only some of the flyer's weapons can fire.

      Also Vanguards are more vulnerable to the weapons mostly taken (atleast here) on flyers.

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    15. I'll be damned. Rereading you're correct.

  4. The entire book has alreday been leaked in english on /tg/ by at least two different anons as early as last tuesday, why bother with translations at this point?

    1. Because this blog doesn't officially promote piracy. lol

  5. I thought it was on the Declaration of Human Rights that every man and his dog is entitled to get a free copy of whatever is released in digital format?

    Or was it entitled to get an anal probing every night by illegal aliens (DAEMONS! DAEMONS EVERYWHERE! And voices and blood and blood and BLOOOD and blooooood...)?

    Cant remember anymore due to too much binaric chant in my ears. Ahem... I meant in my Vox Thieves.

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    Oh and that anal probing might in fact be from the Universal Declaration of Slaanesh's Will.

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