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I'm sure you've all seen the new codex I coming so here is a thread for chat about it.



https://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/03/20/warhammer-preview-online-faith-damnation/

Binary at the end of the trailer says April.


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6000pts AdMech (Main army)
6000pts Black Templars (original army)
3500pts Death Guard (lazy side project)
2000pts Imperial Knights (extension of AdMech)
1500pts Harlequins (fun side project)
 
   
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This guy should be here.



He's nice enough but uh, yeah, he looks like a kitbash of the Skitarii kit. There's a lot they could have done and they just... didn't.

 
   
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He looks like heroes used to look back in the old days when they didn't charge you 5-10x as much for a hero as a normal dude.

At least he's got the tactical rock. That's how you know he's a leader (queue Monty Python joke).

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yukishiro1 wrote:
He looks like heroes used to look back in the old days when they didn't charge you 5-10x as much for a hero as a normal dude.

Well, they'll still do that. But yeah, he looks better than some random giant yahoo with fifteen different 'signature' bits.

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Perfectly cromulant, but when you think of all things he could have been...

A six armed dude with a different weapon in each hand, a steampunk dude with an anti-matter blunderbuss, a Doc Ock with eight sensors and communications tendrils coming out of his back...

I mean, nice pose, nice flair, but not really $35 nice.

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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Perfectly cromulant, but when you think of all things he could have been...

A six armed dude with a different weapon in each hand, a steampunk dude with an anti-matter blunderbuss, a Doc Ock with eight sensors and communications tendrils coming out of his back...

I mean, nice pose, nice flair, but not really $35 nice.

Every one of those things you described are called "Techpriests".

This is a Skitarii character.
   
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He’s basically a promoted Skitarii, and looks like it. Fits perfectly. I really like it.
   
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Exactly how I would imagine a Skitarii leader to look. Perfection.

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I think the marshal is great. There's no huge wow factor but he looks in keeping with his troops and there's no obvious detailing I'd change. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some weapon options.

I don't like the tactical rock. This is not because they're common place for characters (I don't know that there are any others in the ad mech model line - Cawl has a 'tactical book') but simply for the reason I'm putting my ad mech on sector mechanics bases and I'll have to find something else to rest the marshal's foot on.

I'm excited to see what the codex brings for crusade rules.

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I think he looks pretty cool. Marshall's a pretty boring name though (Tribune would'a been better).

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
He's nice enough but uh, yeah, he looks like a kitbash of the Skitarii kit. There's a lot they could have done and they just... didn't.
What I like is how even in the video they thought about giving him weapon options, but decided against it.

That wasn't a Tech-Priest designing a new unit. That's the AI GW uses to strip options out of their kits.

yukishiro1 wrote:
He looks like heroes used to look back in the old days when they didn't charge you 5-10x as much for a hero as a normal dude.
Yup. If this guy'd come out around the time of the plastic Banshee/Wraith/Magister/Chaos Sorcerer he'd be around the AUD$30 mark. He'll be double that when he's released in April.

 Kanluwen wrote:
This is a Skitarii character.
And you know what a Skitarii character is more than anyone else, hey? You don't think the Adeptus Mechanicus would make their Skitarii leaders murder-machines as well? Just more excuses as usual...

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I'm glad the faction has another HQ pick, especially since it's a Skitarii and not an AdMech priest. Just a nice bit of expanded lore that hopefully lets people broaden the scope of available army builds a bit more.

I agree that the Marshal looks very "old-school" as a sculpt, but in the best of ways. He looks like you could almost cast him out of metal as-is.

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 Agamemnon2 wrote:
I'm glad the faction has another HQ pick, especially since it's a Skitarii and not an AdMech priest. Just a nice bit of expanded lore that hopefully lets people broaden the scope of available army builds a bit more.
To me, with this character, I think the only thing we're missing is another type of robot. Something smaller and faster, but bigger than infantry. Something like the Vorax, really.

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He's looks ... fine I guess. I'm just going to kit bash my own version of him - goodness knows I've got enough Skittari bits.

We definitely needed more HQ options, so I'll happily take a cheap as chips option with a minor buff. Shame there isn't a beat stick Sicarian version of him though.

   
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I like the Marshal. Great name as well.

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I wonder if he'll have a Ranger-esque head option like all Skitarii had thus far

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 Marshal Loss wrote:
I like the Marshal. Great name as well.


You would think that

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 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

Confirmation of why no-one should listen to Kanluwen when it comes to the IG - he doesn't want the IG, he want's Kan's New Model Army... 
   
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The Codex cover is beautiful too, lots to look at there.

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 Nostromodamus wrote:
The Codex cover is beautiful too, lots to look at there.


What are the chances we will get the thing on the cover? Do they still only have things there are miniatures of on the covers of codexs?
   
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Dumb tactical rock yet again, but the mini isn't bad overall.

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pogey wrote:
 Nostromodamus wrote:
The Codex cover is beautiful too, lots to look at there.


What are the chances we will get the thing on the cover? Do they still only have things there are miniatures of on the covers of codexs?


Won't happen, & no

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I'd say there's an extremely good chance of us getting "the thing on the cover" if I'm going to be honest.
   
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 Kanluwen wrote:
I'd say there's an extremely good chance of us getting "the thing on the cover" if I'm going to be honest.


I dunno, I feel like we’ve gotten so many model releases so far, and there was no tease of us getting more figures after they announced our book and the Marshal.
   
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Little to no chance. It's by the same artist who did this wonderful piece, that's just his style. It's quite clearly not a representation of an actual kit, & if Mech were getting more models with their codex coming in April, we'd know about it by now.

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AdMech are only getting one mini with their Codex - the Marshall. Their big second wave came during PA.

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 Tiberius501 wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
I'd say there's an extremely good chance of us getting "the thing on the cover" if I'm going to be honest.


I dunno, I feel like we’ve gotten so many model releases so far, and there was no tease of us getting more figures after they announced our book and the Marshal.

We've gotten a number of models certainly, but they've been staggered significantly.
The Skorpius Disintegrator/Dunerider was June 26th, 2019 for a preorder date.
Techpriest Manipulus was January of 2019, locked in a Kill-Team box.
Engine War brought those two into a physical print format for the first time, May 30th 2020(two to three months after it was supposed to release at the end of March/start of April 2020 before GW shut down for COVID Wave I)
Pteraxii, Serberys, and Archaeopter all came out at that same time--along with a physical release for the Manipulus.

The majority of what has been released has been Skitarii but the stuff on the cover is predominantly Techpriest.
   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Agamemnon2 wrote:
I'm glad the faction has another HQ pick, especially since it's a Skitarii and not an AdMech priest. Just a nice bit of expanded lore that hopefully lets people broaden the scope of available army builds a bit more.
To me, with this character, I think the only thing we're missing is another type of robot. Something smaller and faster, but bigger than infantry. Something like the Vorax, really.


There are always the other four types of robots that went along with the Kastelan back in Rogue Trader (when it was the Castellan): Crusader, Colossus, Cataphract and Conqueror. Though presumably their weapon options would be 'Ad Mech-ed up.'

But yeah, I doubt we're getting anything else with this release.

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Agamemnon2 wrote:
I'm glad the faction has another HQ pick, especially since it's a Skitarii and not an AdMech priest. Just a nice bit of expanded lore that hopefully lets people broaden the scope of available army builds a bit more.
To me, with this character, I think the only thing we're missing is another type of robot. Something smaller and faster, but bigger than infantry. Something like the Vorax, really.


Ahh, I see you misspelled “several” and “another”. An easy mistake to make!

Because for the Tech faction of the Imperium, they don’t field a great many wonder machines. They’re definitely far better off now than at first, but even so.

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They've written themselves into a corner with some of the stuff. There's a good chunk of Mechanicum stuff that is "heretek" now, because of ties to Horus.
   
 
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