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Tabletop Spotlight: Ad Mech Codex & Cards Plus Deathshroud

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Sep 25 2017

The Adeptus Mechanicus Codex and Datacards are out in stores now – see what you can expect in the book. Plus we take a look at the Deathshroud!

Games Workshop had a good set of releases this week with products for the Ad Mech and the Deathguard. Our buddies at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought over a batch of things to check out on this Tabletop Spotlight:

Let’s talk about the models first. Now, we’ve already talked about the Death Guard’s Deathshroud Bodyguard. We won’t go into all their gorey details again – but they are now available and look just as awesome as the first time we laid eyes on them.

You get three sprues with the option to build 4 different models – Three Deathshround models or two Deathshroud and 1 unit champion. That means no matter what configuration you end up with, you’re going to have some spare bits. Those should totally be harvested for awesome conversions and unit champion upgrades in other units! It’s a cool kit and the models end up looking fantastic when built – we recommend it if you’re looking to add some of the best bodyguards in the game to your army.

Up next, we have the Adeptus Mechanics Codex. We have done a deep dive on this also and have gotten to play with it on our Twitch Channel’s weekly campaign all last week. Aside from having some pretty brutal options for both shooting and close combat, this book provides players with access to 28 Stratagems, 15 relics, 13 warlord traits, 6 caniticles, and 7 Forge Worlds with their own dogmas that you can base your army from. The book really does make the Ad Mech a force to be reckoned with and really rounds out their army in some fantastic ways!

Because of all those different options, we also think you should seriously consider purchasing the additional Datacards. Until you’re 100% familiar with the army, having those cards handy will help you keep track of things – as I wrote above, there are LOTS of different things in the book. Having these cards around is going to make playing and remembering your own rules that much easier. And you’re going to want to remember all your rules to take full advantage of what this army can do.


All 3 of these products are out now so go check them out now – the Omnissiah demands it!


Adeptus Mechanicus Gamer’s Collection $55

Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus

The Adeptus Mechanicus are the keepers and manufacturers of technology for the Imperium of Mankind. It is a role they guard jealously, using their own standing armies, engines of war and god-machines. It is within their power to unleash the most arcane weaponry in the Imperium, and they do so without mercy. Grim processions of soldiers stride in perfect unison, each one a disturbing fusion of man and machine. Behind them stomp soulless automata, and towering over them are enormous walkers. An Adeptus Mechanicus army marching to war is a sight both terrifying and glorious.

Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus contains a wealth of background and rules – the definitive book for Adeptus Mechanicus collectors.

Datacards: Adeptus Mechanicus


Designed to make it easier to keep track of Tactical Objectives and Stratagems in games of Warhammer 40,000, this set of 67 cards – each featuring artwork on the reverse – is an indispensable tool in the arsenal of any Adeptus Mechanicus gamer. Included:

– 28 Stratagems from Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus, including 7 which are forge world-specific, and 1 specifically for Questor Mechanicus along with 3 Stratagems – Command Re-roll, Counter-Offensive and Insane Bravery – from the Warhammer 40,000 rules, available to any army;
– 36 Tactical Objectives, including the 6 Adeptus Mechanicus specific Objectives from Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus.

Deathshroud Bodyguard $60

The Pale Harvestmen; the Scythes of Nurgle; the Eyes of Mortarion. The elite warriors of the Deathshroud go by many names, and every one is redolent with a miasma of fear and menace. Swollen with unnatural power, the Deathshroud tower over their enemies. Rusted gauntlets and squirming tentacles clutch huge battle scythes known as manreapers, cursed weapons that slice heads from shoulders and limbs from torsos with every swing. Clouds of plague flies boil around the Deathshroud, while vile smog spills from vents in their armour to choke and blind their foes.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a set of 3 Deathshroud Bodyguard. Impressively large and dense, covered in rot, decay, tentacles and horror, these models exemplify the corrupting gift that Nurgle imparts. Each is armed with a manreaper – a large scythe, pitted and pockmarked with rust and disease, it stands even taller than the Deathshroud who brandish it – and a plaguespurter gauntlet, used to squirt unpleasant maladies at the unfortunate. Each of the three is bedecked with Nurgle symbolism, found in the rust, boils and chips in their armour, through which vile tentacled and bloated flesh poke, barely covered by ragged cloaks. there are 7 variant heads included, a mix of helmeted and bare, and an extra plaguespurter gauntlet – this is for an optional unit Champion, who has the option of wielding two of these.


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