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Manda’s (Amachan) Adeptus Mechanicus

Manda’s (Amachan) Adeptus Mechanicus

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Project Blog by amachan Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

With the ruination of the Space Marines because of Primaris marines (you can't change my mind on this), I have nearly decided to leave 40k altogether. I decided not to, but I'm going to refuse to spend any more money on anything related to Space Marines. Thus my Dark Angels army is unfinished right now, will be painted up at some point, but that's it. And my Space Wolves I'm calling finished. I'm not buying the new codex so I can't really play them any more. Because of this I have decided to start my new project. First I thought of doing the Armageddon Steel Legion, but a visit to my local gaming shop made me change my mind. There are just too many guard players around here and I want something a bit more unique. So I decided to do Adeptus Mechanicus.

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The Plan Part 1: The Army

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To start off with I have ordered a 1000 point list of Adeptus Mechanicus and I’m aiming to build the following list.

  • 1 Tech-Priest Dominus with an Eradication Beamer and a Phosphor Serpenta.
  • 1 Tech-Priest Enginseer, just the standard loadout.
  • 2 squads of 6 Skitarii Rangers where 2 rangers are armed with an Arc Rifle per squad, the alpha’s are equipped with a Galvanic Rifle and an Arc Maul.
  • 2 squads of 5 Skitarii Rangers where 2 rangers are armed with a Transuranic Arquebus and 1 is equipped with an Omnispex per squad, the alpha’s just have a Galvanic Rifle.
  • 2 squads of 8 Skitarii Vanguard where 2 vanguard are armed with a Plasma Caliver and 1 equipped with an Enhanced Data-Tether per squad, the alpha’s are armed with a Radium Carbine and a Taser Goad.
  • 1 squad of Sicarian Infiltrators armed with Flechette Blasters & Taser Goads.
  • 3 Onager Dunecrawlers, 1 armed with an Icarus Array, 1 with a Neutron Laser & Cognis Heavy Stubber, 1 with a Twin Heavy Phosphor Blasters, all of them also get the additional Cognis Heavy Stubber and a Broad Spectrum Data-Tether.

This list is by no means the best list to start with, or the best list you can make in a 1000 points, but it will be a fun start. I will be adding what I feel necessary.

I definitely want to add some Sydonian Dragoons and Ironstrider Ballistarii, I’m also definitely thinking about getting a squad of Secutarii Peltasts from Forge World, but these is just ideas for the future.

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What I'm buying.

To build this list I have ordered (ordered 14th of January) the following:

  • 1 Start Collecting Skitarii
  • 4 boxes of Skitarii
  • 2 Onager Duncrawlers
  • 1 box of Sicarians
  • 1 Tech-Priest Enginseer
  • Plus the codex and some extras

Anyone who knows basic maths (and knows what is in a box of Skitarii) will notice that I bought a box of Skitarii too many. This is on purpose, just to get some extra bits so that I can model the models the way I want.

Why did I not buy a battleforce box? Well, they are sold out everywhere even on Games Workshop’s own webstore.

Why did I not buy multiple start collecting sets since they include the equivalent to a box of Skitarii and an Onager Dunecrawler plus another Dominus for less then buying it separate? Again, sold out everywhere and only available on the Games Workshop webstore as 1 per order and I didn’t want to go and make multiple orders.

Look at all the shiny boxes!!!Look at all the shiny boxes!!!