The release of the book saw a lot of new and powerful content for the Ad Mech, including superb Warlord traits and new stratagems. Change ). I am not a huge fan of the Sulphorhounds but Raiders continue to be an amazing value, providing some light sniping and lots of wounds for not a lot of points, plus they’re great at move blocking and have some absolutely trollish Strategems. The book is up for preorder right now. The cap on modifying is interesting when you look at the stratagems Protector Doctrina Imperative and Conqueror Doctrina Imperative. I was concerned that we’d see the Blackstone Fortress characters moved over to Legends, however they still have points in 9th, albeit with a 5pt increase, which means we can still have the Daedalous in our Ad Mech armies! The Dunecrawler and Ironstriders are babysat by Cawl and hopefully get +1S on heavy weapons to make most of the shooting out of the castle S8. The caveat however, is that your other weapons, say your Heavy Stubbers, need to kill the models in combat with you, to then allow you to shoot your Blast weapon at the selected target. This, added to the smaller board sizes, means busier boards with less line of sight. Clocking in at 150 points and providing 12 shots and 2 lascannons on a platform that can move far and double pivot seems like a real winner. Pop the Protector Doctrina Imperative strat however, and this will counteract the -1 to hit, bringing you back to your base BS, and then adding a further +1 making you +1 to hit. Adeptus Mechanicus Battalion (1,991) Forge World: Mars, Troops: 5x vanguard, 2x plasma Troops: 5x vanguard, 2x plasma Troops: 5x vanguard, 2x plasma Troops: 5x vanguard, 2x plasma Troops: 5x vanguard, 2x plasma Troops: 5x vanguard, 2x plasma, FA: 5x Ironstrider, Autocannons FA: 9x Serberys Raiders FA: 9x Serberys Raiders, HS: Icarus Dunecrawler HS: Icarus Dunecrawler HS: Icarus Dunecrawler, DT: Terrax Pattern Termite Assault Drill DT: Terrax Pattern Termite Assault Drill DT: Terrax Pattern Termite Assault Drill. The Adeptus Mechanicus' prohibition on artificial intelligence was added, stemming from an ancient cataclysmic war between humans and sentient machines; this was inspired by the Dune novels. The Archaeopter in all of its flavours allows you to pivot twice when moving, which does reduce the worry about running out of space on the board, but it still makes life a little awkward. If I want a Wrath of Mars I’ll bring the Skystalkers and if I want a fast ground unit I’ll bring the Raiders. That same package is now 270. I feel they will continue to exist in the same space. These stratagems provide + 1 to hit in either shooting or combat (Protector for shooting, Conqueror for combat) or +2 to hit if the selected unit has a Data Tether upgrade. In case you missed it, a pair of new Necron and Space Marine codexes are on the way with a release in October. In Engine War we gained a new Canticle, Panegyric Procession, which replaced one of the standard Canticles of your choice. That is harder to swallow. If your unit is below half the starting strength (so under 3 models in a 5 man squad, or under 5 models in a 10 man squad) a roll of a 1 or 2 results in another model fleeing. I keep saying that objectives and maneuverability will be key in the new edition, and we have lots of tools in our locker to achieve this, including all the recent reinforcements. It is important to note at this point however, that in 9th you cannot modify a hit or wound roll by more than +1, so you won’t be getting your Robots hitting on 2s by combining one of the above strats with, say, a Daedolous’s +1 to Hit ability. Warhammer 40k Adeptus Mechanicus 9th Edition Special Rules, Stratagems, Warlord Traits, Points, Dogmas, FAQs, Army Lists, and Equipment. SN Members Nick and Chris both test out new 2000pt lists with Chris bringing some newly painted units to the battlefield. Built using WordPress, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), How to Paint Everything: Indomitus Space Marines, incredibly official Goonhammer store on RebBubble. On the special weapons front Arc rifles, which are kind of not great anyway, went up 2 points so they are not as great for filling a slot anymore while the Plasma caliver dropped a point. ( Log Out /  That D6 tank that wants to shoot your max unit strength could find it a lot easier to thin your numbers. I am really struggling with putting a 9th edition competitive list together. I still think however, that having a number of troops is going to be important for grabbing objectives, so I would always try to include one or two in your army. Combined with the new lack of 6 or more heavy slots in every list I’ll be looking elsewhere for this competitive slot. Now you can still use those strats, but instead of putting the BS back to 4+ you’ll be going up to 3+. CP farming by building your army with multiple detachments is a thing of the past now with the changes to army building in 9th. A lot of scenery in your games will now be tagged with the Obscured keyword. For the Mechanicus tanks, this wouldn’t have posed much of a problem, as most can move and fire heavy weapons without penalty anyway. Born and raised in Crewe in Cheshire, Dave is a geek through and through. Vanguard came out like bandits in this, a single point increase puts them 45 points for 15 shots out of a unit that wants to jump out of rides or be Advancing up the field, and the -1 toughness bubble in combat is just bonus nachos. I liked the idea of having some Imperial Knights and the Adeptus Mechanicus units ended up being a nice thematic companion force to give the overall army a wider range of units. A point of note, I’m going to be concentrating on the Mars Forge World. Finally, the power couple Stern and Kyganil clock in at a combined 125 points. You’ll need to pick up Chapter Approved on 9th Edition launch day to get the full list of points. Are things as “doom and gloom” for the Adeptus Mechanicus as our initial pass in our Munitorum Field Manual review seemed to indicate? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Compared to other, older armies, the Adeptus Mechanicus are blessed with a lean 5 HQ options and the points increases for these were the same modest “minimum 5 points, unless you are a named character, then it’s 10” changes that The Algorithm demanded. Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition is here and we already know the first two codexes on the way – but which ones should come after? Grav Destroyers went down slightly (-2) but Plasma Destroyers went up the same 5 points per model. It’s still a fragile platform but these occupy a slot that wouldn’t otherwise get filled when building a battalion, which means they aren’t crowding out other valuable units. No such concerns in 9th (which is lucky, as the recommended board size is smaller than what we are used to! A lot has changed in the Fast Attack slot with Engine War but I think the overall roles and power levels are about the same with the exception of the Ironstriders really winning and Dragoons really losing. Along with the net modifier max of +/- 1 double shooting Wrath of Mars robots will be a force to contend with. Dragoon Adeptus Mechanicus Tactics. They were already a pricey option in an Adeptus Mechanicus force, and they are even more so now, but I still feel this unit can make up its points costs during your games. On the inquisitor front, Coteaz and Draxus only went up 5 points and can bring some additional counter charge, mortal wounds, psychic denies, and morale bonuses for the blobs of units that may start popping up. Especially with proposed 9th edition changes. Morale is set to play a key part in your games. ), as flyers can leave the board and go into Strategic Reserves, allowing you to bring them back on in later turns. The list combines all the top Warhammer 40k lists for 9th edition ITC events only, taking only the top three from each Major or GT event. I believe most, if not all weapons that don’t require line of sight have increased in price, including the Plagueburst Crawler for the Death Guard. Additionally, as objectives are so important now, gun lines have become a bit weaker, but they're still playable as deadliness of units has not decreased substantially. Warhammer Community already gave us the heads up that in many cases points in matched play would be increasing. They must have forgotten about our sweet drill boy. Being an Imperium army certainly has benefits. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Just walk the robots up the field and plant when you finally have chance. Whilst the Morale test is pretty much the same in regards to adding the number of models that died in the previous turn with a roll of a D6 then comparing it to the units leadership, you now only lose the one model, regardless of how big the difference in value is between the combined dice roll and casualties to the units leadership. It looks bleak with the main chasis going up 45 points, but the guns got discounted so the net is only up 15 (115 total) for the Icaraus array and 23 (140) for the Neutron laser. In 9th Edition, the woods are Dense Cover which means you can shoot through them, however you are at a -1 penalty to shoot. I used Fulgurites extensively last year and even at 170 for a squad of 10 they are worth it as a counter charge element. ( Log Out /  40k 9th edition Adeptus Mechanicus AdMech competitive play faction focus featured Imperium Tactics Warhammer 40k, ©  2020 Goonhammer. Close. Victory points and securing objectives I feel will be much more important than grabbing as many kills as possible. Now it favours gamers to build an army around, preferably 1 detachment if possible, as using multiple detachments will cost valuable CP. It is time to get moving around the battlefield! In 8th a Character could only be targeted if it is the closest model. Base cost following Engine War the Disintergrator had a value of 85pts. More on that in a bit. Adeptus Mechanicus Battalion Detachment (1,997) Forge World: Mars, Troops: 5x Skitarii Vanguard Troops: 5x Skitarii Vanguard Troops: 8x Arc Breachers, FA: 5x Ironstrider, Autocannons FA: 7x Serberys Raiders FA: 7x Serberys Raiders. A nice change from the old and busted double Battalion approach to army building is that the overall point spend on HQs will probably be lower now that a standard army will only need two HQs instead of four. Adeptus Mechanicus Filter Sort by Featured Best Selling Alphabetically, A-Z Alphabetically, Z-A Price, low to high Price, high to low Date, new to old Date, old to new Importantly, since the Dragoons come equipped with the broad spectrum data-tether, each hit of a 4+ will do 3 hits. Learn how your comment data is processed. ... You may already be part of the Adeptus Mechanicus. By the looks of it 9th is bringing a lot of new players over into the cold metallic embrace of the Omnissiah and it is up to … All hail our new drill over underlords. Does it still do its job? The raiders fly up ahead gobbling up space and doing their fallback option while the drills and plasma teams grab objectives. In 9th edition this is staple unit for holding objective for a turn, something that Skitarii realistically cannot do. They seemed like kind of a lot of points for not a lot of guns or wounds and to keep their defensive properties they could not really hang out in the big Cawl bubble. Posted by 2 months ago. Adeptus Mechanicus – Serberys RaidersCredit: Pendulin. Lists with multiple factions (SOUP) will be counted for each separate faction included in each army list. These units will never fear flying off the edge of the board unless they want to. The below are my thoughts on how the Adeptus Mechanicus will do going into 9th. 199. With the general vehicle buffs these feel like they are still in a good place. Whilst it will of course still be possible to table an opponent, this could now more than ever not guarantee victory. This grants your flyers protection, and also gives them a much more cinematic and narrative ability to perform sweeping maneuvers over your enemy. This list gives up any pretense of hidden melee threats or real any subtlety and just puts drills and a Cawl Castle on the table on the table and expects you do deal with it. [4/09/20] In this video I propose new updated army lists for my Orks & Adeptus Mechanicus armies. And likewise we’ll see fewer Skorpius anythings boating about as the game plans that revolved around them (such as multiple small units with plasma guns embarked in them) got more expensive, while fewer Troop choices are now required in army construction. In fact, the Disintergrator has jumped up a fair amount. Enjoys designing and managing websites. There was a misprint saying the Collectors Edition was up for pre-order on the 9th. Imperial Knights, Astra Militarum and Adeptus Mechanicus: 9th Edition Featuring the Knight Houses of Draconis III and their household retinues, the Draconian Armored Defenders Astra Militarum regiments, and the Skitarii maniples, Cybernetica Cohorts and Titan Legions of the Adeptus Mechanicus forge world, Draconis IV. This is to reduce the size of most armies, as they felt in some cases armies were too large. They have always hung on the edge of playable but are hampered by not having a Forgeworld tag. I do fear this guy will eventually disappear, so let’s make the most of him for now! However rising points raise all armies! No one is going to want to mess with Cawl and his Large Robot Sons. This may not come up as much, however it is still a handy ability to have stored away for when you need them. drop in and are a huge pain in the ass. It’s easy to think that the second part of this stratagem is now redundant, however it isn’t. However, like with the Rangers and Vanguard, a cheap ride is what really made these guys sing, and again I will cover that in a bit. The core rules can be downloaded right now and gamers up and down the country will be getting their paws on the latest rulebook on the 25th July. Clocking in at 150 (up from 111) the Disintergrator which three of each was a staple of Admech list design now feels almost unplayable. Let’s travel back to a simpler time: early 2018. A model that fires a random number of shots Blast Weapon at a unit with 6 or more models always has 3 shots, whilst any with 11+ models allows the firing until to fire the full capacity of shots. Add to this the previously released new dual tank/transport kit, the Dunerider/Distintegrator, and suddenly an army that used to be played so often in a ‘castle up’ style could now have lists which focused more on mobile firepower. Combined with being able to move and shoot without penalty and being able to shoot into combat I can certainly see bricks of Ironstriders being a common occurrence. This all changed when they became the focus of Psychic Awakening: Engine War. If your army is Battle-forged, all Troops units in ADEPTUS MECHANICUS Detachments gain this ability. Also Available on Spotify & Google Podcasts, Warhammer 40k Indomitus How to Paint Ultramarines. Rangers, being the great 30” rapid fire guys, really took it with their 2-point cost increase. This provides a massive boon to one of, in my opinion, strongest units in our book, the Kastelan Robots, more precisely, the ones armed with triple Heavy Phosphor Blasters. em_en_oh_pee. Here’s our list. This does not, however, allow any weapon that has the new Blast keyword to fire. The Terrax Drill, however. The Adeptus Mechanicus are the keepers and manufacturers of technology for the Imperium of Mankind. The second edition introduced major revisions to the lore and would go on to define the general character of the lore up until the 8th edition. I’m by no means a top tournament player, but I hope the below gives you all some insight! So here we are. A couple of fast melee characters that can shoot mortals and deep strike if needed running around in the new “can-shoot-into-combat” AdMech line seem like they could be an OK replacement counter charge unit. Awesome stuff! In 9th Edition, the woods are Dense Cover which means you can shoot through them, however you are at a -1 penalty to shoot. They sure exist. Moving back to Vehicles, we have to note the inclusion of the Big Guns Never Tire rule. Let’s take a look at the changes in points for this unit, taking a look in particular at the triple Heavy Phosphor loadout: Kastelan Robot 65ptsHeavy Phosphor Blaster 15pts EachTotal Cost: 110pts, Kastelan Robot 80ptsPhosphor Blaster 15ptsTotal Cost 125pts. This is a massive gain for the Ad Mech, as with the variety of units means you can easily build a Brigade, or if you wanted a more elite army you could go for a Spearhead or Vanguard detachment and forget completely about taking troops. These guys are certainly OK backline objective holders, but that is usually handled by the variety of tanks and transports that define the Admech army. Fulgurite priests went up 3 points per model, putting them back at pre CA19 points. Picture Information. We’ll continue to cover other factions in our Faction Focus series, so if you missed one or want to see which ones are coming up, check out our 9th edition page in the navigation bar on the right side of the screen. All fields below are required. Both the Collectors and normal ones are pre-order on the 16th. Mobile cavalry in the shape of the Serberys Raiders/Sulphurhounds, jump pack troops with the introduction of the Pteraxii and finally the first flyer for the Ad Mech, the Archaeopter. Being able to move and fire without penalty and shooting whilst in combat. The Adeptus Mechanicus Codex was released back in 2017, so it was a fairly early codex in 8th Edition. I also used these to cart around troops to objectives and while that still has value it is just surpassingly more expensive to do the same thing. Sure, but the package of 10 Fulgurites hoping out of a Dunerider was 213. “I’m going to break in the first game!” Credit: Elye. Building your troops requires a little more thought in 9th, for two major reasons. You can fire their Phosphors or Incendine Combustors in combat, which is utterly brutal. DESTORY DESTROY DESTORY. $20.00 + shipping . Even the Kataphrons, whilst being more expensive in points, provide a little bit more punch and resilience, making great objective grabbers and holders. Pop the Protector Doctrina Imperative strat however, and this will counteract the -1 to hit, bringing you back to your base BS, and then adding a … 40K: Power Ranking Every Faction in 9th Edition – Chapter Tactics Pablo Martinez 2 Minute Read July 30 Today Peteypab brings you all a way too early power rankings of all the 40k factions. They were already a borderline unit and with priests having access to transports and the Serberys being able to occupy a similar role I do not think they will see much play. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. This is due to Mars being my favourite of the Forge Worlds, and all my models are painted in the Mars scheme. ... 4 Adeptus Mechanicus; 4 Adeptus Custodes; I’m a big fan of bunching my units around Cawl and making the most of all the re-rolls, but I won’t be alone in needing to change up the way I play, as it’s going to be easier for your opponent to duck and cover from your static gunline. Hoplites and Peltasts also went up a point each. Yes it’s a second Mars list, no I don’t care. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. In 9th the changes to Heavy weapons takes away the need of that rule on the datasheets for tanks such as the Dunecrawler, as every Vehicle and Monster keyword model can move and fire without penalty. So with all that said, it’s time to look at some lists we might run in 9th edition. The Book of Rust - a campaign book that will also include new rules for the Death Guard, Adeptus Mechanicus, Imperial Knights, and Drukhari. Much of what I will discuss however is applicable across the different Forge Worlds. Today, Cyle “Naramyth” Thompson is looking at the Adeptus Mechanicus. I do not think this really changes the overall structure for how Admech armies are built. A couple of those felt like a solid counter charge unit. I find it interesting how so many people in this hobby have been a part of it for so long. Speaking of the Serberys, Raiders and Sulphorhounds only took small increases, so it looks like we’re continuing to see these guys be aggressively pushed. “I started collecting back in the Rogue Trader era,” or “my brother and I got in trouble playing Warhammer during recess,” or “I screamed ‘For Cadia!’ as I came out of the womb.” I’ve got none of that. This guy is still great, giving a +1 to hit a unit that he points at within 24”. With the Munitorum Field Manual out in the wild and the Faction FAQs released, now’s a good time to start taking a look at what’s changed for all of our favourite armies. Engine War also introduced a raft of new units, all of which offered Mechanicus players new, fast moving units. Knowing nothing … Keeping your squads at minimum sizes avoids this. The Adeptus Mechanicus are in great shape as we start rolling dice in this new edition of Warhammer 40,000. Moustache-twirling Princeps In 9th it is jumping up to 115pts. This is me trying to feel out how MSU could work in the new edition, and I do not immediately hate it. I think they came out alright. This Canticle allowed you to move and fire Heavy Weapons, which at first glance you may think is pointless, as tanks can do that now anyway. The Archaeopters are also a new addition to the AdMech arsenal in Engine War and my initial response to them was tepid. Warhammer 40K Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus Hardcover current edition Ad mech . Torsion Breachers stayed the same while Arc Breachers went up 5 points per model. Do you have any must have units or a list recommendation? Let’s break down the Force Organization slots, put it all together, check out the “free” Imperium options, and see if we can squeeze out a couple lists that feel alright. Building multiple attachments to gain more CP with the Adeptus Mechanicus was not much of an issue in 8th thanks to the cheap troops units at our disposal in the form of Skitarii Rangers and Vanguard. I do see blobs of Breachers, Ironstriders, Raiders, and Kastelans running around causing problems with drills coming up in backfields being a downtown threat. Dragoons on the other hand only took a net 2-point increase but they lost the ability for their taser lances to explode on 4s now that the 9th edition FAQs have issued errata allowing these abilities to only proc additional hits on unmodified 6s. I’ve mentioned the Kastalans quite a lot in this article. The heavy slot has always been where my armies have played, and I am sad to report that the slots are now a little easier to fill now that The One True Tank ate some hard nerfs, but THE WORLD OF TOMORROW, (is) TODAY! Relatively, they are the in the same spots: Arc/Grav are cheaper than Torsion/Plasma but now the differences are not as pronounced. The birthplace of the Adeptus Mechanicus was the ancient Forge World of Mars. With the Munitorum Field Manual out in the wild and the Faction FAQs released, now’s a good time to start taking a look at what’s changed for all of our favourite armies. In 9th Edition there's a much bigger focus on primary and secondary objectives, so becoming familiar with objectives and establishing a game plan is very important. 9th Edition is upon us. Please complete the quick form below in order to register your MiniWarGaming User Account. The most striking improvements will be found in the changes to how Vehicles – for the Adeptus Mechanicus can field quite a few – interact with enemies while engaged in combat. The 80s space robots have the Vehicle keyword, so they can now move as much as they like and still fire at base Ballistic Skill. Warhammer 40k Adeptus Custodes Codex 8th/9th Edition (excellent condition) $16.82 0 bids + shipping . I see threat projection continuing to be an issue. The point increases are small, but these are generally large units so each model going up 2-5 points is a bid deal. Adeptus Mechanicus Tech-priest exploring the mysteries of the Cult Mechanicus. In fact, every tank has increased in cost, including the Dunecrawler, Dunerider and Disintergrator. It is within their power to unleash the most arcane weaponry in the Imperium, and they do so without mercy. 2017/09/06 16:00:18 Subject: Codex: Adeptus ... Subject: Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus (8th Edition) - WD Pics + Preorders. Breachers are not even horrible in combat so when they are tied up it is not the end of the world. Instead, after losing that one model to morale you then have to take a Combat Attrition test. 65 points for twin autocannons or 75 for twin lascannons is a steal, and a blob of them can still do some filthy move blocking and Overwatch with the Cognis Overwatch strat. It is a little slower than the Dunerider, only going 10” compared to 12”, does not get canticles, but is T8 and is only 36 points more than the Dunerider. Mars was colonised very early in human history, long before the start of even the Dark Age of Technology, and developed a society different from Terra both culturally and in terms of technological advancement. Dunecrawlers also feel like they got the kids gloves. The Skorpius Dunerider is not what it once was: a 73 point doofy not-hovertank carting around cheap troops and fragile elite bodies shooting 12 stubber shots at anything that indecently gets in the way. Great article! - An illustrated organisation of the Adeptus Mechanicus’ fighting forces, divided into macroclades, cohorts and maniples, with an overview of the hierarchy of the Cult Mechanicus; - Bastions of the Machine God: a map of their forge worlds, Mechanicus-aligned Knight worlds, Skitarii expeditions and Dark Mechanicum worlds; It’ll mean your Heavy Stubbers dotted around your army will be wounding Space Marines on a 3+ rather than a 4+ for a start! It does provide indirect shooting that Admech otherwise lacks but its indirect shooting is not that good for what it is. It feels a little short today though with only two featured units and mostly escape themed options. It is time to start looking at the Mars Forge World in particular. Put away the ninjas, they are dead. A big change is the terrain, in both rules and the number of terrain you should be having on the battlefield. This hurts my multiple small unit machine spirit but lets talk about the big boys first. What you can do however, is when choosing your targets to shoot, select a different target outside of the combat you are in, to shoot at with your Blast weapon. The same is true now, however, that Character must also be within 3” of a unit with either 3 or more models or a model that has the Vehicle or Monster keyword. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 9th is upon us, and everything got more expensive. As the edition wore on it was clear that codexes were increasing in content and power which was leaving the Ad Mech a little behind. Cawl has only gone up by 10pts which is surprising, I was expecting him to jump up further. Each is utterly dedicated to enacting the will of the Omnissiah at any cost. Alas, we come to the true Icarus, the Skorpius Disintergrator flew too close to the sun and was smacked down for its hubris. If you have any questions or feedback, drop us a note in the comments below or email us at contact@goonhammer.com. Realistically they are only a point above the pre CA19 changes, but both are completely outclassed at their jobs by new models. This means your army will naturally have to move more in order to obtain line of sight on the unit you want to shoot at. Andrew: The Adeptus Mechanicus have a lot to look forward to in the new edition. However the Servitor Maniple has not really lost any steam: these guys are big-based slow troops that have good guns and are an easy place to stack buffs. Again, a unit that comes out of this very strong is the Kastelans. Coherency checks makes stringing these guys out not as fun as it used to be, and blasts make the 12 man blob probably not worth it. GamingShogun gets the chance to review Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus, a new turn based strategy game set in the WH40K universe featuring the Adeptus Mechanicus.
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