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What are They?, Electro-Priests and Tech-Priests


With the last two model releases for the Cult Mechanicus with no leaks yet, I wanted to take a quick look at what the rumors are saying these models are. We have seen the images of the posters, so we know these are coming, but the rumors included hints at their rules as well as what the models looked like.


Here is a compilation of rumors on these new units that should have their rules in the White Dwarf.


Electro-Priests
   
     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.


     There will be a new combo kit for the Cult Mechanicus that contains their core unit the Elctro-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.





Tech Priest Dominus

     couople points for the cult mechanicus
-no knights or titans are in it. also no skitarii.
-tech priest dominus are the hq
they can restore a hull point or heal a point of damage
     also they are nice model. a hunched over robed techpriest who is mostly mechanical. think of previous admech artwork. inspiring model with lots of detail

     The HQ unit for the New Cult Mechanicus is called a Tech Priest Dominus. This is a larger character model that is similar to the Forge World Magos models, except it is done in plastic. He is similar yet different that a Magos, robed and slightly hunched over from the arcane mechanisms mounted on his back. There are two head options one is crowned with a strange almost papal hat and the other with the normal hooded mechanicus garb.
     There are servo arms that stabilize the figure to the ground and do not have free motion. He walks with an immense staff that is a much larger and more ornate version of a Tech Prist’s weapon, and also sports a cane.
     The model has multiple spidery legs concealed under his robe, and is on a 40mm base.

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  1. ...no knights or titans are in it. also no skitarii...
    Damn you, GW!

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    1. Don't know if you saw Zindermann, but they were talking about a formation which included aspects from all three codexes into one. (might not be in the book, white dwarf maybe?)

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    2. I hope not I don't want to need to buy a Knight just to field the Skit and Cult together. More than likely I will run 2 codecies

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    3. Well ya, can always run two detachments, or three depending on the event you are doing. This was just a rumor on nafka (Forget which post had it)

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    4. You won't need that, Skittarrii detach is only 2 troops. Then ally in Cult mech and make them your primary detachment

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    5. It was about an exclusive formation found in this past weekend's White Dwarf based off of the bundle sold by GW called "The Congregation Mechanicus". I bought the White Dwarf partially because of this rumor and instead of an exlcusive formation it was an exclusive Altar of War mission with unique mysterious objectives.

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    6. @David Ross, I thought the formation was rumored for this weeks white dwarf?

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    7. formation is rumored for the white dwarf that will have electro priests in them. so next weeks/this week depending how you look at it.

      Because the hints from the kataphron's white dwarf said: "..., electrifying, exclusive formation"

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    8. the rumor is for this coming weekend's White Dwarf with the exclusive formation in it.

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    9. They don't need a Knight to work together. They are Battle Brothers, and the Skitarii are incredibly cheap to unlock.

      @Zindermann: Yes, how dare they! How dare GW gives each sub-faction it's own extensive background, it's own set of rules and build options, it's own set of Relics, Warlord Traits, Tactical Objectives, and formations!

      How dare GW treat sub-factions exactly like sub-factions, all while making them easily accessible to the proper factions!

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    10. @McDoodle: Exactly what i wanted to say. Moreover i hope they continue the trend of sub factions for both mechanicum and other factions. So many possibilities with it : from ordo reductor and legio cybernetica to kroot and genestealer cults, we might even see adeptus arbites or exodites...

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    11. Started off good McD, but the inner dickhead always comes out in the end.

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    12. How dare a consumer and fan of the hobby in general have an opinion that differs from status quo....how dare us consumers have any thoughts on the subject, i mean we don't have that right, sure we buy stuff but we don't have any rights...sure we don't /sarcasm

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    13. Oh look Dork Aposshole making snipish comments. What a big surprise. Go back to your basement loser.

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    14. Given that GW don't mix units from one codex into another (especially now with stuff like Harlies being removed) it's not a massive shocker that there's no Skitarii or Knights outside of their own books.

      But WD on the other hand... :D

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    15. @ DA, If I were GW I would make my game (the game I invented) the way I want it, and design the rules the way I want to in order sell models that I profit from. My way or the highway. Bitch all you want, it's good business for GW in spite of all the basement trolls' complaining.

      Unless you are somehow injured by the product, Your only right is not to buy.

      Thank god we don't live in a society where businesses are commanded to produce or modify production for the good of the state (or in this case a few whiney apossholes -great word Ian BTW)... We've been down that road before, and Russians are still the second angriest people on the planet.

      Dark Angels players are the angriest (with cause). :)

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    16. Good point Mauler, and for the most part I agree, but it doesn't really take into consideration Daemonkin...

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    17. True, but neither CSM or Daemons just had 7E books out... :D

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    18. Formation poppin up!
      https://i.imgur.com/gQfA3Qb.jpg

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    20. @ Ian atleast i don't rent my basement like you do.

      @ Hu that is why GW is losing money right, because of their smooth business practices....i mean they won't bitch like we will if they DO LOSE CUSTOMERS TO THE POINT IT IS A CONCERN. because it is their choice. we as consumers didn't buy because we didn't want to. there is a choice. GW has a chance to make it into BILLIONS OF DOLLARS.....but choose to reduce in size and influence.....because they chose that option. anyone else in the business world would be grateful for half the "advice" so called internet experts have offered for free to GW both passively and actively over the last 3 decades. but not GW, they are so smart they choose to lose customers....so so smart indeed.

      also keep up the insults.....but i own my own house. i can go to MY BASEMENT WHEN I FEEL LIKE IT. can you say the same....good chances you can't....good chance your a scummy renter.

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  2. No Skitarii? That seems a bit odd but oh well least the can be used as allies.

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  3. So when will we see some supplements like "Forgeworld Metalica" with a combined Admech force? Some goofy models aside (lookin at those kastelan robots), I realy like admech but this small unit codex idea is just dumb.

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  4. I think people need to realize that the design team is taking a roundabout route to balancing some of these books by slicing them up into smaller codexes with their own formations. This keeps the rules relatively simple, in that each book only has to consider the units it contains when it comes to rules interactions. Decurion style detachments restrict the amount of play you have in things, and some of the more modern rules and benefits are restricted to detachment-only or faction-only. You'll stop seeing some of the goofy garbage like single Rune Priests taken in Guard blobs to confer ATSKNF to 50+ models.
    If you mix the Skitarii, Knight, and Cult Mechanicus units all into one book, there's more room for rules loopholes where someone gives a Knight with gatling cannon the benefits that were intended for Skitarii units.

    Yes, more books to carry is tedious, but the benefit is less dickery.

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    1. Very well said, TheRhino. Doctrina would be ABSURD on an Imperial Knights Crusader, or some of these Cult robots.

      No one is thinking of that and assume the ONLY reason multiple books exist is to somehow make more money (despite the increase cost, shelf space, etc).

      That's what happens when the internet has become nothing more than piles of negativity among the lowest common denominator.

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    2. I think you are spot on, theRhino. Now here's hoping GW fix the kick in the nuts to fluff that is units other than Space Marine faction using drop pods in the new SM codex.

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    3. lol yeah that is a little crazy, although i could see mechanicum using drop pods, not always, but on rare occasions they might.

      Firstly they could build some for themselves as drop pods are still built on forgeworlds that are under control of mechanicum.

      Secondly the troops of mechanicum are highly augmented and mechanical and thus could very well survive the stresses that using a drop pod to land would require.

      Thirdly they are using ships themselves, so they could do a planet strike to land their troops to secure a position if they couldn't or didn't want the involvement of other factions for any reason.

      That is a lot of ifs and assumptions but i could see it happening.

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    4. also mind you I'm not advocating the power play that using drop pods with skitarii opens. I myself am using skitarii with guard allies just to bulk up the force and cover some spots that skitarii can't cover.

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    5. The SM codex next month will address the Skitarii Drop Pod issue, I'm sure. For one it may remain a dedicated transport, and not be placed in the fast attack category. The Blood Angels and Space Wolves codexes will remain with the allied Drop Pod loophole though, until they are updated. This is what I expect.

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    6. Hmm... I agree, but I also think there is some profit-taking by GW in this series of releases. Though as you all know, I am a fan-boy and do not have a problem with that per se.

      But I do like theRhino's notion that it breaks up the OP (both here and the harlequins divestiture).

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  5. on an unrelated note, the "adeptus astartes strike force" is now sold out and listed as "no longer available" on the UK webstore. Might be nothing, but could tie into the recent rumours of space marine releases coming in June.

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