Adeptus Mechanicus The Big New Codex For Warhammer 40,000?

January 2, 2015 by brennon

Rumours abound have been muttering of there being a new codex on the way for Warhammer 40,000 and the real winner appears to be the Adeptus Mechanicus. A few snippets of concept art have dripped onto the internet that sparked some very vibrant rumours alongside a bit of insider information (reportedly)...

Adeptus Mechanicus Concept Art #1

Adeptus Mechanicus Concept Art #2

This is the black and white art that sparked the rumours and appeared to be in keeping with a style we'd seen on some previous codices. It doesn't particularly feel like the work of Raymond Swanland  although I think a lot of his style comes from some very good colour choices.

Adeptus Mechanicus Tech Priest

According to rumours there are troops, elites and some vehicles already in the works including the Skitarii, some tank-spider hybrids and a 'Dragoon' walker similar in style to a Sentinel from the Imperial Guard with a grafted human in it's centre.

Adeptus Mechanicus Army

Maybe we'll soon be seeing armies like this one from Mordian 7th Regiment taking to the battlefield in a mess of machinery and man. I think the Adeptus Mechanicus would be a real hit for Warhammer 40,000 and hopefully the codex will reveal some juicy secrets about this cult of machine worshippers.

There's always the possibility that this is could well be either a smaller codex like the one for Imperial Knights or it's a supplement and/or digital only product like Sisters of Battle/Adepta Sororitas.

Necrons MUST be on the cards at some point so it would be interesting to see where the Adeptus Mechanicus fall in terms of that new release. Considering the links between the Necron C'tan - Mag'ladroth the Void Dragon - and the Cult that could be rather fun!

What do you think?

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