Thursday, August 8, 2013

Forge World Releases Heresy Mechanicus Units




Forge World has released both the Castellax Battle Automate and the Magos Domius for your Mechanicum army!


From Forge World:

Castellax Battle-Automata

The most common of the widespread Castellan-type battle-automata in service, the Castellax is a general battle unit developed during the Great Crusade from its ancient forebear. Primarily intended for siege work and shock assaults, the Castellax Battle-automata is a hulking humanoid machine with a notoriously aggressive and responsive machine-spirit, and an enviable reputation on the battlefield.

The Castellax, employed in units of one to five by the Legio Cybernetica, has a standard configuration of bolter and bolt cannon armament, and is able to maintain a punishing barrage of firepower as it advances.

Designed by Will Hayes, the Castallax Battle Automata is a complete multi-part resin kit and includes a Mauler Bolt Cannon primary weapon and the choice of Bolters or Flamers as seconday weapons. This model is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Friday the 30th of August



Magos Domius

The Magos of the Priesthood of Mars are the masters of much of what remains of the vast and potent secrets of the Dark Age of Technology. To them the pursuit and preservations of the arcane mysteries of science and circuit are of far greater worth than petty wealth, worldly power or the lives of their fellow men. A Magos may live for centuries, prolonging their life through arcane science and progressive cybernetic conversion, willingly becoming something other than human as they seek to fulfil the Omnissiah’s will. There are many factions and sects within the Mechanicum, divided both by technological specialisation as well as rivalry and ancient feud, each vying for power, knowledge and resources beneath the outward unity the organisation displays, shrouded as it is by impenetrable mystery and arcana.

The Magos Domius with Rad-Cleanser, designed by Mark Bedford, is a complete resin kit and includes a Magos Dominus equipped with a volkite serpenta, cortex controller, abeyant and the option of a rad/irad-cleanser or sensor skull. This model is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Friday 30th August. Rules for this model can be found in our forth coming Horus Heresy book. 




I am not playing Mechanicus, but these are both very cool units.

Loken

2 comments:

Lufgt Huron said...

That's interesting!

Many people have been speculating that Epic models are making a comeback in 40k, which, really it's not that much of a speculation considering the recent releases... anyway...

BoLS posted an article yesterday "Top Ten EPIC Models We NEED in 40k"

One of the listings was "Imperial Robots"

well, this stuff pretty much fits the description and even close to one of the old EPIC models shown in the article.

Hekal Xul said...

Imperial Robots were in RT era 40k before they appeared in 1st ed Epic fwiw.

The FW Mechanicum designs are fantastic imo. Would definitely like to see the range expanded further to include the other chassis as well. My favourite was always the Conqueror with which the original Castellan shared a few parts ie: rear mounted Heavy Bolter (now termed Bolt-Cannon system) and the Power Fist type arms. All it needs is an update the body design, add large calibre cannon to the arm.... Early days but great direction so far....

FOC wise hopefully it wont be long before the HH series includes a stand alone more structured Mechanicum list. A "non character" HQ unit is definitely needed as is a more descript (not just Techmarines) entry for Myrmidons. As for Skittari, well that's just a core Mechanicus element that FW neglects each and every time they include a Titan Legio in IA book.

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