The forces of Forge World Metalica will Kill ’em All.
The world of Metalica is beyond magnetic, the entire surface of the world is covered in metal–thanks to the meddling of the Tech Priests of the Cult Mechanicus. Now this is a world of relentless machines, capable of rapid advances and laying down withering fire. The forces of Metalica fire so fast they barely have time to load and reload before they’re upon you. A highly mobile force thanks to their dogma of Relentless March.
This lets your units control their distance, making sure that they’re always just a bullet away.
Metalica’s dogma synergizes well with a few different units. GW mentions the Skitarii Rangers, who can ensure they’re either moving and firing their galvanic rifles while maintaining enough distance from assault units that will surely chew them up, or closing to within rapidfire range, where they can really make their enemies ride the lightning.
And then toss in something like the Protector Doctrina Imperative and you can get an extra +1 to hit (+2 if you’ve got a data-tether). Although any Ad-Mech unit can benefit from that one–it’s another little bit of insurance to make sure those shots you really need to hit, actually hit.
Metalica is known for their fast tempo, aggressive musicianship, and surprisingly broad and expressive range, reflected in the rules for the Adamantine Arm, which is a much more commercially viable bionic arm.
Finally we have their warlord trait, which capitalizes on their mobility and efficiency. Ordered Efficiency lets your units fall back and still shoot, even in the face of things meant to tarpit a unit in assault forever. Now mind you, this is going on one of the Ad-Mech’s HQ choices, and they’re all a bit fragile, and again–this means your warlord is going to have to get up in there, so you’ll want to keep them nice and nested in with your other units.
But, combo this trait with the Protector Doctrina and you’ll still be able to hit your foes, blasting them with lightning or plasma, or radium and justice for all.
As you can see, Forge World Metalica, with its insignia of a hand grasping a hammer, is primed and ready to take the Imperium by storm. Their tour starts next week, so be sure and get your tickets in advance.
We know one of the tech-priests from Metalica went on to the death world of Mega, but all in all the Forge World has produced a steady stream of hits.