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Warhammer 40K: Next Week – Necrons And AdMech Duke It Out Over The Best Machine

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Nov 19 2023

Whether you believe in living machines or the omnissiah, next week’s pre-order releases are about as metal as they come.

It’s Necrons vs. Adeptus Mechanicus next week, as the pre-order release for both Codex: Necrons and Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus come up. And accompanying them, a swath of new miniatures that can embody those cool new rules.

Whether you’re looking for Sydonian stiltwalkers or the amazing new Overlords, there’s plenty to look forward to. The flesh is weak and must be purged. All that remains now is to decide which metal to trade it in for? The living metal of the Necrons, or the augmetic enhancements of the AdMech? Either way, there’s absolutely no downside we’re sure.


Remember how Necrons were going to be a thing for a while? Well, here they are now. With a brand new codex that comes in normal or special edition. Inside, there are 47 datasheets, five Detachmens, new Crusade and Combat Patrol rules, as well as updated lore and all the usual galleries of miniatures.


Speaking of miniatures, there’s a slowly wakening Tombworld’s worth of new minis. Starting with the new Imotekh the Stormlord. With a new clawed gauntlet and the ability to generate an extra Command Point each turn, there’s plenty to dig.

Meanwhile, Orikan the Diviner bring the power of Chronomancy to bear against the enemies of the dynasty. With bodyguards full of a 4+ invulnerable save and the ability to triple strength and attacks, Orikan can devastate in the right situation.


The Overlord with Translocation Shroud allows your Overlord (and retinue) to Advance 6″ every time, phasing through anything else in the way.

Meanwhile the Overlord with Tachyon Arrow carries a powerful one-shot ranged weapon that can fire up to 6 feet away.

The Royal Warden makes sure units in his company can Charge or Shoot even after Falling Back.

Finally, the Necron Combat Patrol gives you everything you need to start or supplement a Necron army: Overlord with Tachyon Arrow, a Canoptek Doomstalker, three Skorpekh Destroyers with a Plasmacyte, three Scarab Swarms, and 10 Necron Warriors.


Adeptus Mechanicus

Nevermind the false machines. The glory of the omnissiah shines through in the Adeptus Mechanicus, whose new Codex also comes in two editions. Each one has the rules, lore, and pictures you know will be in every book, including new Crusade and Combat Patrol rules.

And accompanying these, some cybernetic reinforcments:

The Sydonian Skratos is a stilt-walking sentinel who can be equipped with radium jezzail or transuranic arquebus, depending on what you want to take out, troops or tanks. And they can’t even be targeted from more than 12″ away, so they are a convenient way to know where your enemy melee forces are headed.

In the Adeptus Mechanicus Combat Patrol, you’ll find 19 new miniatures as well: three Serberys Sulphurhounds (which can also be made into Serberys Raiders), five Pteraxii Sterylizors (which may also be built as Pteraxii Skystalkers), and 10 Skitarii Vanguard (who may also be built as Skitarii Rangers), all led by Tech-Priest Manipulus Skand.

All this, next week!


Author: J.R. Zambrano
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