Monday, August 3, 2015

AdMech and the robots from Mars!

As I have mentioned before, I have army ADD. I see new and shiny things and I run to the ATM and place orders at my local comic and game shop.

My next obsession is AdMech with the Adeptus Mechanicus and their very powerful War Convocation formation.

For the current Warhammer 40k league I’m playing in, I painted up my three Imperial Knights from AdMech loyalist houses (pics coming soon.) I picked up the Skitarii and Cult Mechanicus codexes so that I could fill out my remaining points with some more troops from Mars.

At first, I was going to just add some inexpensive Skitarii Vanguard to help hold some objectives. However, after reading some more from the Cult Mechanicus list, I fell in love with the Kataphron Destroyers with their relentless grav-cannons. They lack the nifty model design of the Skitarii, but their firepower is so over-the-top that they make a very attractive option.

After a little more research, I found the Adeptus Mechanicus War Convocation formation in White Dwarf 69 and it blew my mind. A multi army themed formation that gets upgrades for free and plasma doesn’t overheat, among other bonuses.

There is a tiny amount of room for improvements in an 1,850 point game so I started list building.

Here’s my all AdMech list:

Cult Mechanicus (1845/1850pt.)
http://www.hq-builder.com/shared/111380


@Primary Detachment [ 1 ]

Adeptus Mechanicus War Convocation

Cult Mechanicus Battle Congregation

@HQ [ 1 ]

Tech-Priest Dominus (105pt.) Artificer armour; Power axe; Mechadendrite harness; Scryerskull; Volkite blaster; Phosphor serpenta; Digital weapons; Infoslave skull; Conversion field;
               
@Troops [ 4 ]

3x - Kataphron Destroyers (165pt.)
> 3x - Kataphron Destroyer (55pt.); Kataphron demiplate; Heavy grav-cannon; Cognis flamer;
               

3x - Kataphron Destroyers (165pt.)
> 3x - Kataphron Destroyer (55pt.); Kataphron demiplate; Heavy grav-cannon; Cognis flamer;
               

3x - Kataphron Destroyers (165pt.)
> 3x - Kataphron Destroyer (55pt.); Kataphron demiplate; Plasma culverin; Cognis flamer;
               

3x - Kataphron Destroyers (165pt.)
> 3x - Kataphron Destroyer (55pt.); Kataphron demiplate; Plasma culverin; Cognis flamer;
               
Battle maniple

10x - Skitarii Vanguard (100pt.)
> 5x - Skitarii Vanguard (9pt.); Skitarii war plate; Radium carbine;
> 1x - Skitarii Vanguard (9pt.); Skitarii war plate; Radium carbine; Omnispex;
> 1x - Skitarii Vanguard (9pt.); Skitarii war plate; Plasma caliver;
> 1x - Skitarii Vanguard (9pt.); Skitarii war plate; Plasma caliver;
> 1x - Skitarii Vanguard (9pt.); Skitarii war plate; Plasma caliver;
> 1x - Vanguard Alpha (19pt.); Skitarii war plate; Radium carbine; Power sword; Conversion field; Digital weapons;
10x - Skitarii Rangers (120pt.)
> 5x - Skitarii Ranger (11pt.); Skitarii war plate; Galvanic rifle;
> 1x - Skitarii Ranger (11pt.); Skitarii war plate; Galvanic rifle; Omnispex;
> 1x - Skitarii Ranger (11pt.); Skitarii war plate; Plasma caliver;
> 1x - Skitarii Ranger (11pt.); Skitarii war plate; Plasma caliver;
> 1x - Skitarii Ranger (11pt.); Skitarii war plate; Plasma caliver;
> 1x - Ranger Alpha (21pt.); Skitarii war plate; Galvanic rifle; Power sword; Conversion field;
5x - Sicarian Ruststalkers (160pt.)
> 4x - Sicarian Ruststalker (30pt.); Sicarian battle armour; Transonic blade (x2);
> 1x - Ruststalkers princeps (40pt.); Sicarian battle armour; Transonic blade (x2);
5x - Sicarian Infiltrators (185pt.)
> 4x - Sicarian Infiltrator (30pt.); Sicarian battle armour; Stubcarbine; Power sword;
> 1x - Infiltrators princeps (45pt.); Sicarian battle armour; Power sword; Stubcarbine;
Onager Dunecrawlers (90pt.)
> 1x - Onager Dunecrawler (90pt.); Broad spectrum data-tether; Emanatus force field; Searchlight; Twin-linked heavy phosphor blaster; Cognis heavy stubber; Smoke launchers; Mindscanner probe; Cognis manipulator;
Ironstrider Ballistarii (55pt.)
> 1x - Ironstrider Ballistarius (55pt.); Broad spectrum data-tether; Searchlight; Twin-linked cognis autocannon;
Oathsworn detachment

@Lords of War [ 1 ]

Knight Errant (370pt.) Thermal cannon; Ion shield; Reaper chainsword; Heavy stubber;
               
@Created by Head Quarters - online roster builder

However, the Blood Angel Flesh Tearer formation is a cheap option to add some drop pods, making the Kataphron Destroyers even more ridiculous. Plus, I already have these models in my regular Blood Angels arsenal, so it’s not an added expense at this point to make an already gross list even more overpowered.


Blood Angels (1846/1850pt.)
http://www.hq-builder.com/shared/111989


@Primary Detachment [ 1 ]

Flesh Tearers Strike Force

@HQ [ 1 ]

Techmarine (50pt.) Artificer armour; Frag grenades; Krak grenades; Servo-arm; Bolt pistol; Boltgun;
               
@Troops [ 1 ]

5x - Scout Squad (70pt.)
> 1x - Scout Sergeant (14pt.); Scout armor; Frag grenades; Krak grenades; Sniper rifle; Bolt pistol; Camo cloak;
> 4x - Scout (14pt.); Scout armor; Frag grenades; Krak grenades; Bolt pistol; Camo cloak; Sniper rifle;
               
@Fast attack [ 3 ]

Drop Pod (35pt.) Storm Bolter;
               

Drop Pod (35pt.) Storm Bolter;
               

Drop Pod (35pt.) Storm Bolter;
               
@Secondary Detachment [ 1 ]

Adeptus Mechanicus War Convocation

Cult Mechanicus Battle Congregation

@HQ [ 1 ]

Tech-Priest Dominus (105pt.) Artificer armour; Power axe; Mechadendrite harness; Scryerskull; Volkite blaster; Macrostubber; Refractor field;
               
@Troops [ 3 ]

3x - Kataphron Destroyers (165pt.)
> 3x - Kataphron Destroyer (55pt.); Kataphron demiplate; Heavy grav-cannon; Cognis flamer;
               

3x - Kataphron Destroyers (165pt.)
> 3x - Kataphron Destroyer (55pt.); Kataphron demiplate; Heavy grav-cannon; Cognis flamer;
               

3x - Kataphron Destroyers (165pt.)
> 3x - Kataphron Destroyer (55pt.); Kataphron demiplate; Plasma culverin; Phosphor blaster;
               
Battle maniple

9x - Skitarii Vanguard (91pt.)
> 5x - Skitarii Vanguard (9pt.); Skitarii war plate; Radium carbine;
> 1x - Skitarii Vanguard (9pt.); Skitarii war plate; Radium carbine; Omnispex;
> 1x - Skitarii Vanguard (9pt.); Skitarii war plate; Plasma caliver;
> 1x - Skitarii Vanguard (9pt.); Skitarii war plate; Plasma caliver;
> 1x - Vanguard Alpha (19pt.); Skitarii war plate; Radium carbine; Taser goad; Conversion field; Digital weapons;
5x - Skitarii Rangers (65pt.)
> 1x - Skitarii Ranger (11pt.); Skitarii war plate; Galvanic rifle;
> 1x - Skitarii Ranger (11pt.); Skitarii war plate; Galvanic rifle; Omnispex;
> 1x - Skitarii Ranger (11pt.); Skitarii war plate; Plasma caliver;
> 1x - Skitarii Ranger (11pt.); Skitarii war plate; Plasma caliver;
> 1x - Ranger Alpha (21pt.); Skitarii war plate; Galvanic rifle; Taser goad;
5x - Sicarian Ruststalkers (160pt.)
> 4x - Sicarian Ruststalker (30pt.); Sicarian battle armour; Transonic blade (x2);
> 1x - Ruststalkers princeps (40pt.); Sicarian battle armour; Transonic blade (x2);
5x - Sicarian Infiltrators (185pt.)
> 4x - Sicarian Infiltrator (30pt.); Sicarian battle armour; Stubcarbine; Power sword;
> 1x - Infiltrators princeps (45pt.); Sicarian battle armour; Power sword; Stubcarbine;
Onager Dunecrawlers (90pt.)
> 1x - Onager Dunecrawler (90pt.); Broad spectrum data-tether; Emanatus force field; Searchlight; Icarus array; Cognis heavy stubber; Mindscanner probe; Cognis manipulator;
Ironstrider Ballistarii (55pt.)
> 1x - Ironstrider Ballistarius (55pt.); Broad spectrum data-tether; Searchlight; Twin-linked cognis lascannon;
Oathsworn detachment

@Lords of War [ 1 ]

Knight Paladin (375pt.) Heavy stubber (x2); Rapid-fire battle cannon; Ion shield; Reaper chainsword; Twin Icarus autocannon;
               
@Created by Head Quarters - online roster builder