NEW – Cult Mechanicus Unit Pictures

 

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The Mechanical cat is out of the bag, come see whats coming soon for Cult Mechanicus!

Looks like the Kataphron Destroyers/Breachers box set is coming next week, but there is no sign of a codex yet.

For the rest of the pics get out your German translators, there is a lot of ground to cover!

Via Gamestrust.de

A Kataphron Breacher moves either with a heavy arc gun or a Torsionskanone at (W3 food or hull points!) and an arc or hydraulic claw. The Kataphron Destroyersbuild on the other hand, plasma Kalverines or severity Gravkanonen and phosphorus Blaster, which can be replaced either with Cognis flamethrowers.

 

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The new tracked units look good even close up. I can see these guys becoming the next conversion staple for a new generation of hobbyists!

Tons more pictures on the Roundup below!

Cult Mechanicus Roundup

They see me rolling...

  • Luciferiel

    Here we see Mars deploying Daleks in groups.

    • Deathmage

      Just hope they are the old ones… Quick, build some stairs, their greatest weakness!!

      • yorknecromancer

        THIS BETRAYS STAN-DARD HU-MAN ARR-O-GANCE REGAR-DING DA-LEK STRA-TE-GY. YOU HU-MANS HAVE SUCH A SIM-PLIS-TIC VIEW OF WAR. YOU ASSUME YOUR WEAK-NESS-ES A-PPLY TO US.

        A RID-IC-U-LOUS ASS-ER-TION.

        ONLY AN IN-FER-I-OR SPE-CIES WOULD CON-SID-ER STAIRS AN OB-STACLE.

        CON-SID-ER: HOW WILL YOUR STAIR SAVE YOU ONCE WE HAVE LEV-ELLED THE BUIL-DING?

        AND HOW WILL YOU BUIL-DING SAVE YOU WHEN WE HAVE MEL-TED YOUR PLA-NET?

        WITH A BLACK HOLE?

        MADE OF A-CID?

        DA-LEK TECH-NO-LOGY MAKES ALL THINGS POSS-I-BLE.

        WE HAVE ONE BLACK HOLE MADE OF SNAKES.

        ITS NAME IS TI-MO-THY.

        WE DISS-A-PPROVE, BUT THERE IT IS.

        • kobalt60

          This wins the interweb today

    • Finlandiaperkele

      Can’t unsee o_o

      From now on I only refer them as discount Daleks.

  • LordKrungharr

    I sure like these things, kinda like Imperial Destroyers. They have a good Formation too, like the Destroyers, but probably better with Ignores Cover.

    • SupraGenius

      The Dragon of Mars stirs.

      • Talarius

        The Dragon of Mars is on double-secret probation.

  • Barty

    These will make for fabulous Mrymidon conversions in theory. The only 40k Mechanicum unit I actually like aesthetically

    • Porky_Poster

      I feel more or less the opposite. They might well be the kind of unit a lot of us were expecting to see in an admech force, but maybe because of that and all the similar conversions down the years, not to mention the similarity in general form to the necron destroyer, now they’ve finally arrived they seem to me a little overfamiliar, arguably even bland, overly reliant on the usual imperial cues. Compare them to the ironstrider / dragoon for example, which is a fresher silhouette and maybe a deeper concept, and with some newer weirdness.

      • xNickBaranx

        I love it all. I wanted the familiar cues with new weirdness personally. The Skitarii infantry look similar to models I converted to tech priests from Cawdor and Redemptionists all the way back in 2nd Edition. I like that my old will blend with the new.

        • Porky_Poster

          The point I’d make is that there’s not too much of that weirdness in these specific models, rather like the rangers / vanguard. In fact, wouldn’t be surprised if these and those were the earliest sculpted, and maybe the onager too, and were on ice for some time, before they pushed on with developing the others.

          These don’t seem to me like much more than half a Borg with an intricate heavy weapon on an imperial track unit, with maybe a bit of ornate armour, and with little binding the upper and lower elements. That might have been freaky or unsettling in a late season of ST:TNG, or anywhere up to third edition, but by now it’s almost par for the course.

          Working with what’s actually here, maybe if they had several part-Borgs fused on the one unit it would have been weirder?

          As for the compatibility with past conversions, fair enough. I can’t help thinking though that the things GW put out for us to buy ready like this should be things we couldn’t do alone, especially 20 or so years after those cawdor and redemptionists first appeared.

          • xNickBaranx

            I have mixed feelings on your last paragraph. I love how GW models have evolved and how easy it has become to personalize your armies because of purity seals, scrolls, spikes, and studs. The downside is that people look at my marines and can’t even tell that all of the green stuff purity seals, plastruct rivets, and rubberband scrolls are all lovingly converted instead of being “off the sprue”.

            That being said, if GW didn’t stay loyal to the Blanche art and Goodwin concepts, or make nods to the descriptions scattered across dozens of novels, people would be disappointed, myself included. They don’t need to reinvent what they’ve already created – just expand on it more. I’d be pissed if they ignored the established concepts. I’ve been waiting 20 years for this, not for something completely new and unrecognizable.

        • Koszka

          I was just flipping through my RT rulebook and their are some interesting similarities to certain aesthetics. Even if the models aren’t perfectly spot on, they are all great foundations to cool conversions.

          Also, Nick, I’d love to see your redemptionists hit the table once again!

          • xNickBaranx

            The Redemptors of Golinar will make it onto the table again someday Dave. I’ve always had a hard time figuring out where they “fit”. They were originally organized off of the Hive Gang Militia entry from the 3rd Ed Codex: Armaggedon so they’ve never felt quite right in the last few editions.

  • Koszka

    Huzzah!! Another source of grav weaponry! Can’t wait to see what those breacher power claws look like!

  • moonshadow101

    Anyone have a good guess on what a Cognis Flamer is? I’m guessing they don’t snap shot on BS2.

    • withershadow

      It’s a torrent flamer. See Kastelan robots.

      • penio

        It looks like it’s 3 hits when charged
        Need someone that knows french

        http://imgur.com/KrCazbf

        • Julien Huguenin

          French guy here: It indeed always score 3 hit when charged instead of 1d3. no torrent though.

  • Matthew

    Wow… they made tank legged servitors that look good. I am actually kinda shocked.

    • OldHat

      Same here. I am impressed, because this is easy to make look bad… don’t worry though, they made up for these by having those hideous robots and electro dudes.

  • Chris. K Cook

    Is this the mechanical C.A.T. you mean?

    • Local Ork

      “Bad kitty, You got Yourself stuck again!”

  • Adam Murray

    Exterminate!!!

  • pantsed explosion

    So how is it exactly that Germany always finds out first?

    • Imeran

      It’s Europe, not just Germany. The last few leaks were German but before that sources were mainly leaked pics from Spain or Italy. I’d reckon it’s because the distribution here is quicker than to the States or elsewhere and somehow the UK shops/employees are so loyal that early leaks in english are practically non-existant.

  • Don Lindsey

    Am I the only one who wants to remodel all of my necromancer destroyers onto those tracks?

  • nurglitch

    Still got my fingers crossed for Shockroaches.