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Here is to hoping that the missile nose is just an option. If not I'm hoping forge world (can't be third party I guess) could make a "down grade kit" for the nose. Really love the tank concept art. Will definitely do something with the transport version.

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I like it even more after seeing the concept art. Looking forward to see what all the options are. Does “heavy skitarri”=the large bass assaulty guys?
   
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Vihti, Finland

I am actually wondering in what form we are getting rules for this vehicle.

There is already HQ option outside of codex so would it be reasonable to think that we are getting V2 codex also? And if we are getting such thing, is there going to be anything else?
   
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Sotahullu wrote:
I am actually wondering in what form we are getting rules for this vehicle.

There is already HQ option outside of codex so would it be reasonable to think that we are getting V2 codex also? And if we are getting such thing, is there going to be anything else?


it could be they'll put out a campaign book this summer. we know we're getting an admech transport, a iron hands named character, it strikes me that a admech focused campaign book coming up would make sense

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Not seeing the concept art for some reason. Could someone please host it here?

Thanks!

T
   
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BrianDavion wrote:
Sotahullu wrote:
I am actually wondering in what form we are getting rules for this vehicle.

There is already HQ option outside of codex so would it be reasonable to think that we are getting V2 codex also? And if we are getting such thing, is there going to be anything else?


it could be they'll put out a campaign book this summer. we know we're getting an admech transport, a iron hands named character, it strikes me that a admech focused campaign book coming up would make sense.

I could see a campaign book with the Adeptus Mechanicus and Iron Hands against an enemy like the Necrons (since they were not in the Vigilus campaign).

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Maine

Sotahullu wrote:
I am actually wondering in what form we are getting rules for this vehicle.

There is already HQ option outside of codex so would it be reasonable to think that we are getting V2 codex also? And if we are getting such thing, is there going to be anything else?


Some of the last page of weapons are for techpriest manipolus

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When can we expect to have it on preorder though ? I don't really know the usual delay between announcement and release day.

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 Ghaz wrote:

I could see a campaign book with the Adeptus Mechanicus and Iron Hands against an enemy like the Necrons (since they were not in the Vigilus campaign).


Forgebane was set on Vigilus (as were Tooth & Claw, etc..). I also doubt they'll repeat the AdMech vs. Necron thing this soon.

Shadowspear was actually a little bit of an exception recently as it was off on a different planet.



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 Ghaz wrote:
BrianDavion wrote:
Sotahullu wrote:
I am actually wondering in what form we are getting rules for this vehicle.

There is already HQ option outside of codex so would it be reasonable to think that we are getting V2 codex also? And if we are getting such thing, is there going to be anything else?


it could be they'll put out a campaign book this summer. we know we're getting an admech transport, a iron hands named character, it strikes me that a admech focused campaign book coming up would make sense.

I could see a campaign book with the Adeptus Mechanicus and Iron Hands against an enemy like the Necrons (since they were not in the Vigilus campaign).


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 Insurgency Walker wrote:
Sotahullu wrote:
I am actually wondering in what form we are getting rules for this vehicle.

There is already HQ option outside of codex so would it be reasonable to think that we are getting V2 codex also? And if we are getting such thing, is there going to be anything else?


Some of the last page of weapons are for techpriest manipolus


And something called a ‘Hepheston’ which mentions mounting on the shoulder. Could be an unused design, or maybe something else coming in the future?

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Sunny Side Up wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:

I could see a campaign book with the Adeptus Mechanicus and Iron Hands against an enemy like the Necrons (since they were not in the Vigilus campaign).


Forgebane was set on Vigilus (as were Tooth & Claw, etc..). I also doubt they'll repeat the AdMech vs. Necron thing this soon.

Shadowspear was actually a little bit of an exception recently as it was off on a different planet.





Nope. No Necrons on Vigilus according to the campaign books (but they are in Kill Team, which is also set on Vigilus... hmm)

Forgebane is set on a planet called Amontep II.

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 Insurgency Walker wrote:
Here is to hoping that the missile nose is just an option. If not I'm hoping forge world (can't be third party I guess) could make a "down grade kit" for the nose. Really love the tank concept art. Will definitely do something with the transport version.


The missiles are built right into that nose piece:

   
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 Aaranis wrote:
When can we expect to have it on preorder though ? I don't really know the usual delay between announcement and release day.



GW seem to operate within a roughly 3 month window for previews. So I would expect most of the models shown this weekend to be with us by the end of August(barring any Sylvaneth style container issues)
   
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 ImAGeek wrote:
 Insurgency Walker wrote:
Here is to hoping that the missile nose is just an option. If not I'm hoping forge world (can't be third party I guess) could make a "down grade kit" for the nose. Really love the tank concept art. Will definitely do something with the transport version.


The missiles are built right into that nose piece:



Well. That's a bummer, but still like the transport. Looks like the turret is open topped too.

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Saw this Photoshop passing by on Facebook, too good not to share
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 Redemption wrote:
Saw this Photoshop passing by on Facebook, too good not to share


My God that is a thing of beauty.

I'm still wondering if this thing counts as a skimmer. I'm 95% sure the answer is "yes", but you never know. I like the Higgins Boat look for the transport, but the tank doesn't do it for me.
   
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Saw this Photoshop passing by on Facebook, too good not to share
"30 SECONDS! GOD BE WITH YOU!"

Is the only thing I hear when I look at that.

   
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Love the landing craft look of the transport though i do wish it has alternate options for the weapons. I have never understood GWs insistence on giving heavy stubbers to admech.

The tank makes me sad dreamforges gravstug did not fund. I am also certain it would have, had we seen the skorpius before the kickstarter
   
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We'll find out soon enough eh.

 Redemption wrote:
Saw this Photoshop passing by on Facebook, too good not to share


Yup. That's exactly what popped into my mind when I first saw it, and why I can't take it seriously as a Skitarii vehicle - it just looks so much more right as a Guard transport.

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GoatboyBeta wrote:
 Aaranis wrote:
When can we expect to have it on preorder though ? I don't really know the usual delay between announcement and release day.



GW seem to operate within a roughly 3 month window for previews. So I would expect most of the models shown this weekend to be with us by the end of August(barring any Sylvaneth style container issues)

Worth mentioning that the container issues aren't affecting the models, but rather the book and warscroll card sets. This happened with the Harlequins as well with their initial launch.


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I'm wondering if the Hepheston might be a new type of Skitarii or Servitor.

With regards to the overall design, I'm quite pleased. I don't want it packing a huge amount of guns in the transport version and I like Cognis Heavy Stubbers personally. I'm happy with the open turret, it means that a slain Servitor can just be yanked out and a fresh one shoved in!

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There was some good alternative pictures for Skorpius with Vanguard helmets but those are suddenly gone.

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Sotahullu wrote:
Damn, there was some good alternative pictures for Skorpius with Vanguard helmets.

Yes, the sprues have options for you to build the crew as Vanguard or Rangers.

I'm happy about that--will make it easier for me to remember which transport goes with which unit.
   
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Honestly I really like the look of this thing, and it's neat to have an actual ground effect vehicle in 40k. Definitely going to get at least one for my small Ryza force.

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I'm wondering if the Hepheston might be a new type of Skitarii or Servitor.

With regards to the overall design, I'm quite pleased. I don't want it packing a huge amount of guns in the transport version and I like Cognis Heavy Stubbers personally. I'm happy with the open turret, it means that a slain Servitor can just be yanked out and a fresh one shoved in!


I'm hoping the Hepeston are the 'Heavy Skitarii' mentioned in the transport capacity for the Higgins, and that they're 40k versions of Myrmidons, with ranged or melee loadouts.
   
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I love this thing. I was instantly sold on the transport version, but was less keen on the tank variant.

However, the more I look at it, the more I see the naval influences- it is basically a hover-motor torpedo boat in the aesthetic of 40k, and I really like that. Everything up to the sloped prow is taken from naval craft rather than tanks- they've literally made a flying boat

I agree that it does feel a bit more Guard than Skitarii overall, but I can kind of imagine there being some kind of energy shield over the troop bay bouncing out grenades etc. The thing definitely looks like it has oodles of conversion potential- I'm eyeing it up as a base for a possible Arvus lighter stand-in.

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 Haighus wrote:
I love this thing. I was instantly sold on the transport version, but was less keen on the tank variant.

However, the more I look at it, the more I see the naval influences- it is basically a hover-motor torpedo boat in the aesthetic of 40k, and I really like that. Everything up to the sloped prow is taken from naval craft rather than tanks- they've literally made a flying boat

I agree that it does feel a bit more Guard than Skitarii overall, but I can kind of imagine there being some kind of energy shield over the troop bay bouncing out grenades etc. The thing definitely looks like it has oodles of conversion potential- I'm eyeing it up as a base for a possible Arvus lighter stand-in.


I hope this kit prompts people to built shores for their gaming tables. We definitely need Omaha Beach scenarios in 40K. Skitarii take the role of the US troops and the Imperial Guard from Krieg play as the entrenched German defenders.
   
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I can't shake the feeling it was at least partially inspired by this:



Flying tank on rounded platform, six big missile launchers, small turret with big cannon and commander standing out in the open, two side anti-infantry guns, even similar rounded aesthetic and climbing rungs. Hell, it even has two crew members positioned diagonally operating said side guns along with small transport compartment with a ramp

   
 
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