I think the stone thing might be AoS Lizards rather than Ad Mech. Come on, we are oldschool, but we dont swing sticks with stone tips around...
Other than that I hope the wings are not for a Skitarii HQ. Skitarii are to squishi to be Smash Captains and I want my Alpha Primus more like a force multiplier rather than an independ operating killer machine. But thats just me
Whilst I agree, the idea of the bird-man being done up in a 1950s or earlier sci-fi rocket man sort of getup (as per Vanguard as they are now, I suppose) is really rather endearing to me.
Though, speaking 1950s sci-fi, maybe I'm predicting a rather eccentric Legio Cybernetica character...!
On the Skitarii Commander front, I'd actually be quite happy if the force-multiplier format came in the form of an upgrade/expansion on the Sydonian or Onager format.
A Sydonian Commander has a faintly preposterous feel I'm quite fond of, whilst an Onager Commander would have me very excited - especially if Ad Mech were allowed to form vehicle squadrons with their skitarii vehicles!
Due to the nature of the Dominus, Datasmith, and Manipulus rules presently, a further infantry commander would be interesting, but I'm not sure what they'd bring that those others aren't. (Nor that would be fruitful to have alongside Skitarii, that wouldn't have to be artificially prevented from benefiting Electropriests or Robots.)
Which itself reminds me - I wouldn't mind seeing an electropriest character either. X-Men's Storm, but now with bat-wings and 100% more electoos?
I am of course a very great fool - Larsen van der Grauss is a lectro-maester, which I suppose makes him and his lacklustre rules an electropriest character, ish. If he got decent lectro-rules, we might be getting somewhere. (Similarly, Daedolosus has the look of someone who's been a Skitarii Commander, but got promoted to Explorator. [In the same way too-much-successful-initiative Astra Militarum & Imperial Navy commanders might get promoted to be Rogue Traders...?])
Edited by Xisor, 01 December 2019 - 10:18 PM.