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The Engine War begins (Soon TM)


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The build up begins. Factions included are Imperial Knights, Daemons, Chaos Knights and Adeptus Mechanicus.

 

The Cleansing Light(Story)

Release(Story)

The Joust(Story)

Cargo Bay Ceti-78(Story)

 

Previews from LVO(First Article)

Requisition Approved Update(Second Article)

Additional Armaments for Adeptus Mechanicus(Third Article?)

The Adeptus Mechanicus Take to the Skies(Fourth Article)

The Adeptus Mechanicus Saddle Up(Fifth Article)

The Adeptus Mechanicus Swoop Into Battle(Sixth Article)

 

Heads-up: Price Adjustment, New Releases!(Release Update 1)

Sunday Preview – #New40K and Pre-orders Are Back!(Release Update 2)

 

Adeptus Mechanicus: Designing the Reinforcements(Seventh Article)

New Rules for the Adeptus Mechanicus(Eighth Article)

New Rules for Chaos Knights(Ninth Article)

New Rules for Imperial Knights(Tenth Article)


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Ancient Metalica Skitarii with some kind of super destructive aura? Sounds exciting (and is probably just some Mortal wound on 6s Stratagem lol). :D 


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Well this is interesting. 

 

Not the potential anti-psyker stuff that might have been expected, nor is it certain that it's psychic in nature. I guess we'll learn how related the story is as time passes.


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Maybe it's early and coffee.exe hasn't initialized yet but so much of this has me a bit confused. The story seems to be about a regular Skitarii Vanguard, but tries to build it up as something more? and if it's just a regular Vanguard why the big hullabaloo about the station it's stored on being so far away from Metalica and of the providence of Mars.

 

I'll probably need to wait till I get home for a slower read sweat.gif


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Maybe it's early and coffee.exe hasn't initialized yet but so much of this has me a bit confused. The story seems to be about a regular Skitarii Vanguard, but tries to build it up as something more? and if it's just a regular Vanguard why the big hullabaloo about the station it's stored on being so far away from Metalica and of the providence of Mars.

 

I'll probably need to wait till I get home for a slower read sweat.gif

 

It's not about a regular Skitarii Vanguard at all. They found one that seemed to be pretty old and it has some kind of super destructive aura but can't communicate and isn't scan-able.


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Maybe it's early and coffee.exe hasn't initialized yet but so much of this has me a bit confused. The story seems to be about a regular Skitarii Vanguard, but tries to build it up as something more? and if it's just a regular Vanguard why the big hullabaloo about the station it's stored on being so far away from Metalica and of the providence of Mars.

 

I'll probably need to wait till I get home for a slower read sweat.gif

 

It's not about a regular Skitarii Vanguard at all. They found one that seemed to be pretty old and it has some kind of super destructive aura but can't communicate and isn't scan-able.

 

And it's also described as a weapon that cleansed entire worlds.

Not your average Skitarius.



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skiitari alpha?

Alot speculation about that, even in here


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Holding out hope for a Skitarii character/HQ, hopefully he's not tied to just Metallica or Mars.

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I'd settle for some actual House rules for Chaos, but God-specific rules would be nice as well. I still wish for GW to touch on the original Traitor Houses, but they probably won't. A strat to half damage would be good. Something to improve the Laser Destructor as well, it's kinda... garbage. A keyword fix so Helwrights work with them would be great too.

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The concept of a Skitarius exuding an aura of radiation so strong he's being used as a living weapon of mass destruction is extremely interesting, but it seems to me like the kind of story that exists solely for the cool factor, and not something that'll have further repercussions in lore or models.

 

I do wonder about the reason he's in that state though, particularly if the theme of humans being "awakened" as psykers has anything to do with it.



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So...AdMech gets their own Sly Marbo? Bloody copycat priests :P
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So...AdMech gets their own Sly Marbo? Bloody copycat priests :P


If Sly Marbo gave you cancer.

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So...AdMech gets their own Sly Marbo? Bloody copycat priests tongue.png


If Sly Marbo gave you cancer.

 

 

Nah, heresy is the cancer. Sly Marbo's the cure.


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The concept of a Skitarius exuding an aura of radiation so strong he's being used as a living weapon of mass destruction is extremely interesting, but it seems to me like the kind of story that exists solely for the cool factor, and not something that'll have further repercussions in lore or models.

 

I do wonder about the reason he's in that state though, particularly if the theme of humans being "awakened" as psykers has anything to do with it.

To be honest Im not so sure about that... there seems to be a pattern forming ;
-- Guardsmen having psychic manifestations, bursting in light etc.
-- The striking scorpions that trough the ynnari power merge with the shadows. ( and more stuff suggested but not noted.)
-- Now a regular vanguard that radiates destructive powers, bigger than but stylistically still fitting his usual purpose
and some other fluff in PA carries the same tone..

its not so much psychic powers as it is individuals (including/especially "commoners" ) having their "thing" dialed up thousandfold.

Sorry if it sounds vague :)


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I think the skitarius power is not related to the psychic awakening, as it is stated that it had been used in previous millenia. The link with the psychic awakening events simply seems to be that the Mechanicus decides to use it again to stop the corruption of a forge world where corrupt covens have arisen, likely due to the increase in psychic activity. As for the source of the skitarius power, the last part that seems to affect technology makes me think it might be something similar to the scrap code used by the dark mechanicum in the Heresy to take over Mars, but I guess the Mechanicus managed to contain or modify to weaponise it under their control. Actually, the fact that the skitarius cannot communicate and scanning leads to dead servitors might be a failsafe measure by the magos that created it to prevent uncontrolled dissemination of the scrap code. As for the material degradation, I guess it's just archeo-superradiation or some mcguffin tech that might not be further explained. I would not actually expect this skitarius to become a playable model, as its power seems difficult to balance without making it much less powerful than what the story tries to convey, which would be a bit underwhelming in my opinion. Plus, it seems it is the only skitarius of its kind available at the moment (even if its ID number points to more of its kind being created).
I think the skitarius power is not related to the psychic awakening, as it is stated that it had been used in previous millenia. The link with the psychic awakening events simply seems to be that the Mechanicus decides to use it again to stop the corruption of a forge world where corrupt covens have arisen, likely due to the increase in psychic activity. As for the source of the skitarius power, the last part that seems to affect technology makes me think it might be something similar to the scrap code used by the dark mechanicum in the Heresy to take over Mars, but I guess the Mechanicus managed to contain or modify to weaponise it under their control. Actually, the fact that the skitarius cannot communicate and scanning leads to dead servitors might be a failsafe measure by the magos that created it to prevent uncontrolled dissemination of the scrap code. As for the material degradation, I guess it's just archeo-superradiation or some mcguffin tech that might not be further explained. I would not actually expect this skitarius to become a playable model, as its power seems difficult to balance without making it much less powerful than what the story tries to convey, which would be a bit underwhelming in my opinion. Plus, it seems it is the only skitarius of its kind available at the moment (even if its ID number points to more of its kind being created).

Edit: I want to think this would be a pretty accurate representation of that skitarius 😄 https://youtu.be/WUhOnX8qt3I

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Here is the image posted by Warhammer Community a few weeks back with the factions involved:

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Now im imaging a Radiant Skitarii alpha fighting a chaos Knight, by his lonesome.


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I think the skitarius power is not related to the psychic awakening, as it is stated that it had been used in previous millenia.

My post wasnt very clear, I wasnt implying a lore connection... Im implying a potential gameplay connection that hasnt been in the psychic awakening, but the lore is relating to that potential future gameplay element.

While fluffwise its different... radiant wrath superweaponising a regular vanguard skitari (even if done millenia before), ynnari striking scorpions becoming literally one with the shadow (wich wasnt psychic in nature either.) and holy miracles supercharging a guardsman seem to suggest a related mechanic when translated to rules.

could just as well be nothing ofcourse, GW sometimes likes playing the same melody over and over when it comes to fluff. Its just something that started to catch my attention in this story.


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I wonder if Knights will synergize better with AdMech in this book. I’m also thinking most of the new stuff is just coming in the form of the new models but I have to wonder if Canticles become the biggest tweak. 


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I wonder who will get the new model in Engine war to be honest. Considering how much stuff AdMech got out of the line recently I'd say an actual Skitarii HQ is not out of the question. ^^


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It'll probably be Ad Mech or Daemons. I can't see Knights on either side getting a new model, although I'm sure a lot of people would appreciate some sort of armour for the Chaos War Dogs and Tyrant.

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The new AdMech units we’ve seen are for Engine War (cyberdog cavalry, flying Skitarii, the flyer).

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Where is the Striking Scorpion fluff about shadows? I hadn't heard that. Sounds like Mandrake powers.
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