Skitarii Rangers Upgrades Spotted

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Forge World has new upgrades for your Ad-Mech Skitarii.  Take a look at the minis!

via Forge World 6-27-2016

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“These upgrades for the Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii Rangers can’t be far away from production…”

Fancy helmets – CHECK!

Crazy steampunk weapons – CHECK!

The Ad-mech are now a year old, so it’s about time they started to get the full Forge World “extra bits” treatment.

~I’m sold – what about you?

  • Firemind

    Interesting guns for sure, I’m much more interesting on the shield and spear doe, I wonder where the rules for these will come : )

    • nuggy

      They are in one of the upcoming HH books (I think it the next one but can’t remember for sure) and will get rules for 40k in the next campaign book together with all other mechanicus units. This were all reviled at warhammer fest.

      • Shawn

        Thanks Nuggy. Maybe we can see a skitarii flyer, that would be cool.

      • Евгения Ремезова

        Not HH book, but a full Imperial Armour: Volume Fourteen – Fires of Cyraxu.
        Mechanicum 30K + Ad-Mech 40K + Space Marines VS Tau.

      • Eric Buchanan

        Reviled? They seem like such nice models though. 😉

      • Firemind

        The books have been common knowledge for a while, that’s why there was a : ) at the end.

  • Master Avoghai

    The han holding the sield looks a little bit weird. The fact that the shield “sticks” to the hand rather than being held looks strange…

    Curious to see what are those special weapons…

    • daonemdt

      If shields sticking to hands is weird to you, Gundam will freak you out.

      • Master Avoghai

        Well guess what?
        I’m totally hermetic to gundam and more generally manga art…

    • georgelabour

      Since it’s skitarii it’s entirely likely the shield is part of the arm assembly.

      That way they can never let go of the thing that gives them their purpose in life.

  • Shawn

    Okay, new options, I think. How does this effect play of 40k, oh wait it doesn’t, because you can play the way you want.

  • jcdent

    Lol at the back-of-the-hand shield. That’s some Chinese toy manufacturing/MERC recon sculpting. Great way to break a wrist, too.

    • DJ860

      It does look a bit off, true, but it’s a bionic so therefore not really bound by the same rules as an organic one.

    • georgelabour

      It doesn’t look like the purpose built cyborg upgraded to fullfill one primary function even has a wrist to break.

      That’s one of the benefits of working for insane zealots who thing task specific machinery is better than organic evolution. You get to bypass little quibbles like ‘bad place to stick that’.

  • Huntard

    The helmets make me think they’ll be a third kind of Skitarii other than rangers or vanguard, which makes me hype.

    • nuggy

      These guys were described as “titan-guards” by the FW team at warhammer fest, protecting titans against assaults, guarding wreaks and rescuing crew/pilots.
      Looking forward to see how they differentiate from the “normal” skitarii.

      • euansmith

        If they were 40k, they would get a formation that allows free Titans 😉

        • georgelabour

          But require 15 boxes worth of units first.

      • georgelabour

        If that’s so it’d make them the Secutarii right?

        In the novel tech priests those guys get mentioned whenever site security (bot naval and ground) is brought up so I’ve been wandering if we’d see them added onto the 40k ad.mech line sometime soon.

      • Severius_Tolluck

        Wasn’t that the old origins and point of skitarri anyways?

        • georgelabour

          There were forge guard mentioned as a troop type in Titan Legions. These were basically IG level foot troops carried around inside an Imperator Titan’s…foot.

          Honestly though up until the Codex GW has always been a bit open ended with what a skitarii is. In previous books they’ve been anything from slightly more brainwashed guardsmem, storm trooper equivalents, savage looking barbarian cyborgs bedecked in ‘primitive’ costumes and built in super weapons to the lobotomized gun platform with legs we now call Kataphrons.

          It wasn’t until the recent codex that GW came out and said ‘these are skitarii, or at least four types used by most forgeworlds’.

          Which also creates more than a few contradcitions with previous lore they’ve yet to work out.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            I suppose, in most of the original fluff I read their primary function was to just walk with and protect titans and scour the enemy from their hiding holes, because the flesh is weak! This as you said was repeated in books like Dan Abnet’s Titanicus, and so forth.

  • lionheart0161

    rules rules rules, I want rules

  • Dan Wilson

    Skitarii have some of the most awesome troops and now they have dedicated close combat stuff as well!

    • GreekSauce

      You’re right they have amazing troops. Rangers and Vanguard were well thought out for their respective roles.

      As for Close Combat, they have amazing options in the Ruststalkers and Infiltrators. I’ve got 2000k worth of Admech and I’ve seen Ruststalkers and inflitrators mulch dedicated close combat units with ease.

      What I wonder about is if these are troop variants of Rangers or Vanguard. Or are they a new troop choice?

      Those new guns look short range and the other ones are obviously dedicated melee. How are the supposed to get into close combat?

      I smell Admech transports or some form of drop pod inbound!

      • Barty

        The sheilds they have get stronger the more of them there are. So they won’t nessicarily need a transport.

        However, these will get rules in the same place most of the 30k Admech stuff gets 40k rules. So that will include the 30k transports.

      • Blightstar

        AFAIK they are two new choices – Securitarii and Hypaspists.

        Securitarii have some kind of shields which get better when they are in close formation with others of their kind and spears “that shoot lightning”

        Hypaspists wield some kinds of grenade launchers.

  • An_Enemy

    Skitarii need a transport, but ok…put those T3 I3 4+ save dudes in assault. I hope the shields do something awesome like a 6+ invuln.

    • Benderisgreat

      You can stick them in any transport. This No Holds Barred 40k, where your Termaguants can ride Wave Serpents.

  • euansmith

    Is that a bit of flash between the power cable/tube and the spear shaft? If so, I don’t know, should I be applauding their honesty in leaving it on for the photographs?

    • Commissar Molotov

      Yup.

    • georgelabour

      It’s new ad.mech stuff.

      So , yes.

  • nuggy

    Im so stoked about these guys! The guns looks a bit like waterguns I do admit but damn it I still want 20!
    I don’t really care if the shields are any good Im getting those en-mass too!

  • georgelabour

    Ever since I read the novel tech priest I’ve been wondering when we’d get the Secutiarii that are mentioned repeatedly in that book.

    Now with each passing day these, and some 40k useable ordo Reductor, grow ever closer.

  • Jordan Holt

    >insert meme regarding the aquisition by Forgeworld of a portion of my income here<

  • Shawn

    Extra bits without rules to go with them, or are they just fancy versions of stuff that exists already?

    • Moonsaves

      They’ll be getting 30k rules in the next HH book, and 40k rules in the next Imperial Armour book (AdMech vs Tau)

      • Shawn

        Thanks for the news Moonsaves.

  • OldHat

    I dig the helmets. Hate the hands.