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 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.