They also kick serious butt in the process! Read on to learn more. As always, check the Tactics Corner for more great articles. The Adeptus Mechanicus have a lot going for them with their Codex. As 8th matures and players grow more accustomed to these mechanics, they will begin building lists around leveraging them to maximum effect. Adeptus Mechanicus brings a LOT to the table in these categories.
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They also kick serious butt in the process! Read on to learn more. As always, check the Tactics Corner for more great articles. The Adeptus Mechanicus have a lot going for them with their Codex. As 8th matures and players grow more accustomed to these mechanics, they will begin building lists around leveraging them to maximum effect.
Adeptus Mechanicus brings a LOT to the table in these categories. These abilities trigger each turn at the beginning of the turn and effect all models with the rule in an Adeptus Mechanicus detachment. You can either choose one or roll for one. If you choose, you cannot choose the same one again in the battle.
If you roll, you can apply the same benefit multiple times if it is rolled. The ones I like are listed below:. Again, there are a lot of Relics in this book, but many of them are not noteworthy. Here are my favorites:. And there you have it! In the next article, I will present some AdMech lists and different ways to play them either on their own or as a plug-in to another army. And remember, Frontline Gaming sells gaming products at a discount, every day in their webcart!
Posted on September 16, by Reecius in 40K , Tactics. Tags: 40K 8th ed adeptus mechanicus admech review tactics. I am a way to slow painter to ever be able to field one of these. Maybe save up for a paint service but then again that would be like buying a new luxury car cost wise:P. The Dogma only is 2 chances to get Shroudpsalm pretty much. All other canticles are pretty much meaningless for a stand and shoot army.
OK Warlord trait but nothing to write home about. Terrible artifact. Default ones are all better…. Graia : Not bad trait.
This seems the goto for Skitarii troop spam. Artifact seems good. OK artifact, but not even close to worth to take this garbage Forge World. Lucius : Not bad trait, depends on the enemy. Best stratagem we have, unlocks so many more list building posibilities and removes our main weaknesses: being slow, durability.
Warlord trait — one of the worst in the game. Artifact seems like one of the best. Great utility. Stratagem feels like a red hering. Just like Necrons, a competant player will kill 1 unit at a time and this stratagem will almost never be used. Especially not to full effect. Trash Warlord trait. The Artifact is actually situationally really good. Dragoons with -2 to hit and now with AP1 seem preeeeeetty good. It can help protect against deep strikes… Really hard to judge, but one this is for sure — this is not the way to deep strike Electro Priests.
Warlord trait is trash. Your dudes are already good at damage, they need mobility and survivability. Stratagem seems great on Destroyers. Artifact is nothing to write home about. If you think the Agripinaa trait is bad, you may not have played against the similar and stupidly powerful Cultists trati in CSM. You can set traps and intentionally set it off, etc. Or, just make a unit far less appealing to attack when played on defense.
Yeah… if you go first. I agree it is first turn dependent but it is still very good. Just look to the success of Alpha Legion and Ravenguard armies. If you have enough LoS blocking terrain though, you can hide them in a good position after all units have deployed.
If not, it is a bit of a waste, which is why we keep hammering on the need for LoS blocking terrain. Actually, all the HQ survivability traits seem meaningless because they can just be hidden behind troops. Because if you have multiple HQs, and only 1 is your warlord, then why not play the disposable HQs aggressively? I see no point in hiding HQs for no reason, haha. Hide your Warlord if your mission gives up Slay the Warlord as a point, sure, but the Dominus can be pretty dang good on offense, too and it can be fun and effective to charge up field.
Yeah but, AdMech HQs are costed higher because they can heal other stuff and have auras. Thus they will usually be weaker than an equivalent unit. Also they repair things in the back. They have good firepower and hit decently hard.
Plus, with all of the cool options to beef them up in melee, why not? I run 2 Dominus and an Enginseer in a Brigade, the Enginseer to be the Warlord and hide, fixing Dunecrawlers and the Dominus will go up field duking it out and fixing nearby Chicken Walkers, Robots, etc.
IME, they do just fine in this roll. They die most games but so what? They often do a surprisingly large amount of damage. Would have been nice if there was a melee focused warlord trait to go with the various axe upgrades and the loltastic ryza dogma, if the intent is they want a Dominus can fight in melee.
In your opinio, are there successful Skitarii only plus hqs builds, or will I need to expand? Skitarii has Onagers and bubble wrap. Looking at stygies or Metalica to benefit all my vanguard and rangers. Stygies kicks serious ass. Especially the dragoons. You can run straight Skitarii, no problem. Dragoons, Balistarii, Dunecrawlers, etc. My list has only a few Cult Mechanicus units and that is mostly because I like the models.
But their stratagem is savage! Under Agrippna you say over watching rerolling 1s. Thanks for a great article — love the format and the format of the recent batreps! Thanks for these articles, Reece! Looks like a solid force, looking forward to seeing the across the tabletop at some point in the future. I also really like the review format, a lot of useful information, especially the bullet points at the end of each summary.
They pretty much got nothing and all the niches they filled before are now better filled by the newly viable admech stuff.
Kataphrons are much improved, Frankie actually uses them as his go to troops choice, Breachers and destroyers. You get a lot of firepower for the points on a durable chassis. Servitors are meh. Ruststalkers are not bad assuming you use Stygies or Lucius. You can also get good utility out of them as a counter-assault unit. But hey, to each their own. I swear, I heard you guys say Servitors are the worst unit in the game when you were first talking about 8th.
At all? Not even 1 point. Rustalkers will always play second fiddle to Electro Priests. Less damage, less durability especially potential durability , etc. Knights are out of place because they have almost no synergy and cost too much. Using them on the Knight is one of the last things I want.
The niches they used to fill screening, mobility are now better filled by the now powered up due to FW traits and stratagems Dragoons and Deepstriking in general. Servitors are not optimal, but in this book, you can take a shooty unit and they do OK.
Not great, barely good. But, they are 2pts a model, there is no room to go anywhere with them, honestly.
Adeptus Mechanicus Codex Review
Because you like Cyborgs , technosorcery , and some of the scariest guns in the Imperium. Alternatively, because you want to play a bunch of greedy hoarders that make the Blood Ravens seem positively philanthropic in comparison. Engine war brought a lot of new options and helped some of the old ones that didn't see much play. That's right, finally merged into one army. Once per turn, you can activate one of the Canticles of the Omnissiah.
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