Checkout what all the sources are saying about the new Electro-Priests. There’s not one but TWO!
Three different sources are talking about the new Electro-Priests, and their descriptions all match up!
Here’s the latest;
via Atia on Bolter and Chainsword
Full roundup of redirects found so far on GW website:
– Codex Cult Mechanicus
– Datacards Cult Mechanicus
– Fulgurite Electro Priests (CC unit)
– Corpuscarii Electro Priests (Shooty unit, combo box with the fulgurites)
– Codex Imperial Knights
– Datacards Imperial Knights
– Knight Warden
– Knight Crusader
You can see an artwork of them here:
Via Captain Citadel
There will be a new combo kit for the Cult Mechanicus that contains their core unit the Electro-Priest. One version features large double handed glaives similar to the old model from the 1990’s and the other is armed with archaic looking wrist mounted shooting weapons. Both versions feature robed legs, and torsos with exposed fleshy chests that contain the bio-electrical details that they are known for.
Their heads are both bare, and some are blindfolded as well. The close combat versions are wreathed in cog plate, and the shooting variant (with the wrist mounted weapons) have yet more archaic equipment grafted into their backs and heads.
They both share the same robed legs which look similar to the zealots of olde, and are topped with a very American wrestling championship styled belt crowned with a large Mechanicus cog. Their bases are smaller than 40mm.
via Faeit 212
Electro-Priests are not troops like earlier rumors were saying today, instead both Electro-Priests units are Elites. Its a dual kit with Fulgurite Electro-Priests and Corpuscarii Electro-Priests. Energy Fields give both units a 5++.
Fulgurites have staves with enhanced strength and can get a 3++ for the rest of the game if they wipe out a unit in close combat.
Corpuscariis have gauntlets that are assault weapons shooting with a 12″ range, and can also be used in close combat.
Both weapons have other abilities as well that fit with the Electro-Priests. They can be taken groups of up to 20.
Seems like were getting a very cool new unit here soon. I can’t wait to see what else the Cult Mechanicus release brings us!