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[Rumour] Adeptus Mechanicus: Skitarii heavy infantry

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Pls GW, gimme heavy close combat skitarii. Imagine it, primaris-sized cyborgs clad in robes, swinging exotic close combat weapons at 2W 4t...
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Personally I don't think we'll see heavy close combat Skitarii, we have two kinds of combat Skitarii already in the Rustalkers/ Infiltraitors and then the Dragoons exist too. Breachers then kinda fill the role otherwise (except for not getting inside transports) but hey, surprise me GW!


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Pls GW, gimme heavy close combat skitarii. Imagine it, primaris-sized cyborgs clad in robes, swinging exotic close combat weapons at 2W 4t...

 Isn't that more descriptive of the Auxilla Myrmidon?

 

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see more variation in Skitarii, but lorewise the AdMech has at least 2 more military branches that would be appropriate to field in a regular 40K battle (Auxilla Myrmidon and Ordo Reductor) for which GW does not make models. I would prefer these branches get their own representation before Skitarii models absorb their stated specialties. 


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IIRC there are Ad Mech characters awaiting a solo release from kill team and Blackstone fortress that could bulk out an admech wave. I would love a heavy infantry release along the lines of the ordo reductor.

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Admech has priests and infiltrators. I would rather they be EQ to DevCents. This is. shooting game .
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Mechanicum need more baseline human models to convert off of. A cc version and shooting version would be much better than Baby Bjorns with cogs
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GW infantry always comes in threes: Basic tactical, support, and close assault. The Mechanicus already has basic tactical (Skittari), close assault (Sicarians), and now their getting there support infantry. I have no problem believing this rumor at all.


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GW infantry always comes in threes: Basic tactical, support, and close assault. The Mechanicus already has basic tactical (Skittari), close assault (Sicarians), and now their getting there support infantry. I have no problem believing this rumor at all.

 

At least in the case of the Vanguard Marines, it was the rulesy Battlefield roles that the units were spread out over, not the in-world designations. From THAT perspective, there were two Fire Support choices and no Close Support. But from the rules perspective, there was one Troop (Infiltrators), one Fast Attack (Suppressors), and one Heavy Support (Eliminators). The actual Close Support option didn't show up until several months later as an alternate build.

 

Skitarii don't have a "Fast Attack" squad, just the Ironstrider and Dragoon vehicles (which CAN be taken as multiple models per unit, but still lack anything resembling a sergeant or alpha).

 

However, those winged Skitarii speculations would fit a Fast Attack squad nicely. And it would make sense that GW would fill both the Fast Attack and Heavy Support squad options for the Skitarii at the same time.


Edited by Lord Nord, 17 December 2019 - 03:51 PM.


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I thought the thread was bumped because there was news 😫
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