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Warhammer 40K BREAKING: Updated Mechanicus Ironstriders/Sydonians Confirmed

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Apr 4 2021

The Ad Mech chickenwalers are back with an updated set of rules for 9th edition. Take a look.

This image from a miniature assembly guide has been doing the rounds. It appears to be from a new repacked set of Adeptus Mechanicus Ironstrider Ballistarii & Syronian Dragoons.  It is all over Reddit, and various forums.

Updated Ironstriders / Sydonians

Some items from the updated statlines& weapons:

Ironstrider Ballistari

  • Save changes from 4+ to 3+
  • Twin Cognis autocannon changes from Heavy 4 to Assault 6
  • Twin Cognis lascannon changes from Heavy 2 to Assault 2, and from D:D6 to D:D3+3

Sydonian Dragoons

  • Save changes from 4+ to 3+
  • Attacks changes from 3 to 4
  • Radium Jezzail AP changes from 0 to -2
  • Taser Lance AP changes from -1 to -2


Again an increase in lethality. Welcome to the new trend in 9th edition. The bonus attacks for the Dragoons is nice, but I’m more excited about the armor improvement to 3+, quite helpful on minis with so many wounds. But the big news to me is the offensive increases. -2AP for the Dragoons and EGADS, heavy to assault changes for the Ironstriders! The ASSAULT 6!!! Autocannons, and the D3+3 Lascannons are most welcome.


GW recently announced that Codex Adeptus Mechanicus is up for a new codex. With these kits already being spotted in the wild in stores -I take it as a surefire sign that they are just around the corner.

There are some of these updates that run afoul of some AM Canticles from Psychic Awakening, but I have a feeling GW will retune all of that stuff in the new book. Look for harder-hitting, and harder-to-kill walkers bounding for your table in the weeks ahead!

All hail the Omnissiah!

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