New Games Workshop’s Adeptus Mechanicus Released For War

March 27, 2015 by brennon

The forces of the Adeptus Mechanicus have prepared for war and now march from Mars to do battle amongst the stars with some very interesting new models that have divided opinion. See what Games Workshop have to offer as the pre-orders for this new army in Warhammer 40,000 appear on their webstore

40k Chicken Walkers?

First up we have the now dubbed ‘chickens’ of the Warhammer 40,000 world with the Dragoons and Ballistarii.

Dragoon

These run the gauntlet between a melee focused unit that spears enemies with that glowing Taser Lance (surely it would be better to do a bit more damage than use a Taser?) and the ranged focused walker with its Cognis Autocannons.

Ballistarii

Despite what a lot of people have said about them I don’t think the models are too bad and after closer inspection I think with the right red and boltgun metal paint job, removing the strange tan colour, you’ll have quite the impressive looking force.

Foot Troops Of The Mechanicus

Next up are the troops of the Adeptus Mechanicus in the form of the Skitarii Rangers and Vanguard

Ranger

The Rangers look like a more mainstay unit with their rather deadly looking long rifle. I don’t mind them once again and I love this clash of metal and heraldry. I could see these being both an easy army to paint and an interesting one for those obsessed with weathering and object source lighting.

Vanguard

The Vanguard look significantly more tooled up and have shunned the hoods in favour of full helmets. They’re also carrying more deadly looking weapons into combat that pulse with plasma-like energy.

Have you been won over by the new Adeptus Mechanicus?

"...a melee focused unit that spears enemies with that glowing Taser Lance (surely it would be better to do a bit more damage than use a Taser?)"

"I love this clash of metal and heraldry..."