Posted 10/09/2017

Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus and Deathshroud Terminators

Hot off the heels of Codex: Death Guard, another codex is coming very very soon – next week, you’ll be able to pre-order Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus, alongside the new Deathshroud Terminators for your Death Guard army.

Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus is the most complete guide to the servants of the Machine God we’ve ever released, covering rules as well as background of the different sects of this mysterious cult. Inside, you’ll find datasheets for the Cult Mechanicus, Skitarii, and for the first time, Questor Mechanicus Knights, as well as new Stratagems, Warlord Traits, and Relics. There are also rules for 7 forge worlds, including classics like Mars as well as more niche factions like Agripinaa and Stygies VIII – we’ll be taking a look at the powerful unique abilities for each in detailed previews next week.

Accompanying Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus is the perfect leader for any army of the Machine God – Belisarius Cawl. This model will be available separately for the first time, making it easier than ever to add this mysterious hero to your forces.

As well as the Adeptus Mechanicus, there are new units on the way for the Death Guard, as a unit from the Horus Heresy rejoins the XIV Legion in gruesome fashion – meet the Deathshroud Terminators.

You may have noticed these guys in our previews – or perhaps you remember our particularly unfortunate Deathshroud from this video…

Deathshroud Terminators keep their role from the Horus Heresy, acting as a heavily armoured bodyguard to your characters. Armed with toxic plaguespurt gauntlets, and deadly Manreapers, these guys are dangerous to infantry, tanks, and monsters alike, with 3 Strength 8 attacks in melee, each at AP -3 and dealing D3 damage apiece! Armed in Cataphractii Terminator Armour, the Deathshroud are very hard to kill, with Toughness 5, Disgustingly Resilient, a 2+ save and 2 Wounds. This durability makes them perfect for accompanying your key characters into war, as they’re capable of intercepting hits, even in melee!

Keep yours close to Mortarion and this legendarily durable Primarch is going to be even harder to put down; meanwhile, your other characters will fight harder, inspired (and more than a little terrified) by Mortarion’s silent emissaries.

Finally, next week will see the arrival of the much-awaited Citadel Paint app! This app is your free pocket guide to the Citadel Paint system, and to celebrate it coming out, there’s a fabulous prize draw. Entering is simple – just download the app when it comes out, and you could be one of our five lucky winners, receiving every single Citadel Base, Shade and Layer paint. Make sure to download early; there’ll be a draw everyday from Monday to Friday the week after the app comes out, meaning the sooner you download the app the more chances you’ll have to win!

You’ll be able to pre-order your Adeptus Mechanicus codex or your Death Guard Deathshroud Bodyguard on the 16th of September – until then, make sure to keep visiting Warhammer Community for our forge world focuses, where we’ll be taking a closer look at the new rules from the codex.

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