Adeptus Mechanicus and Astra Militarum/Imperial Guard "Wiki"

Ave Omnissiah!

My blog is primarily my own personal fluff in the Warhammer 40,000 universe regarding the Draconis system such as the Knight House Yato in Draconis III, the Imperial Guard...I mean, Astra Militarum regiment trained there, the Draconian Armored Force, and the Forge World of Draconis IV with its Adeptus Mechanicus priesthood and Skitarii legions, and perhaps the Titan Legion, Legio Gojira (which will never happen because I don't have money for Forge World Titans).

Oh, and I'll throw in the Thousand Sons from time to time because they're my favorite Space Marine Legion. I refuse to believe that they are Traitors! They're just...ahem...secretly loyal to the Imperium!

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Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War Astra Militarum Walkthrough

Okay, everybody. I know there's quite a few videos and playthroughs, but a lot of them take hours just to go through the game. Here is a...

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Let's greet House Griffith!

Okay, fellow Knights of House Yato, and all the other honorable houses of Draconis III. Today we're going to greet House Griffith!

What? You may ask. What brought about this sudden meeting? Well...apparently because Warhammer Community posted an article on House Griffith today, that's why.

The source comes straight from Simon Grant himself! They say he wrote the first Imperial Knights codex, so I assume he didn't write the next two? That's sad. But whatever. It really doesn't matter. Anyway, give that article a read, and I won't bother copying and pasting here. It makes more sense for you to visit the Warhammer Community website straight and read everything there.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The gathering of House Taranis

Interestingly enough, there was a gathering of House Taranis Knights in Manchester. Something about the House Taranis Owners Club. Well, since I run a homebrewed household, I'm obviously not a part of it, but I thought it would be interesting to share it on here.

You can check it out on Warhammer Community.

What truly intrigued me, however, was the stuff that Graham McNeill wrote.

That is awesome. I love this. I have always been a fan of House Taranis ever since reading Graham McNeill's Mechanicum, and this just takes the cake. I hope to see more books about House Taranis in future! Please, Sir McNeill, write a present-day Warhammer 40,000 about House Taranis after the Great Rift!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Solar Auxilia

I have a dream.

I dream of building a Solar Auxilia army one day.

To be honest, I already have the armored core of a Solar Auxilia army. I mean, I have my Leman Russ tanks! Of course I can't use the sponsons, which kind of sucks, but they're still Leman Russ tanks that will form the core of my army. Or so I hope. All I probably need now is a bunch of Veletaris Storm Sections for the compulsory troops, and I can fill the rest of my points out with my Leman Russ tanks.

Sweet, eh? All of them armed with volkite chargers. Great infantry to escort my armored tanks. Plus a single Lord Marshal as the Warlord, fully upgraded with everything to make him as survivable as possible. As usual I'll be using Leman Russ Executioner tanks backed up by Leman Russ Annihilators. If possible, I'll add a bunch of Carnodon tanks to my Solar Auxilia army as well, but I don't think I have the points for a Shadowsword (which I plan to turn into a tank commander). But Carnodon tanks with volkite weaponry to fit the theme, that will be so cool. I'll have to take out a Leman Russ Annihilator to include them, though.

Rounding them out are Legio Cybernetica allies. I can use my Tech-priest Dominus as a Magos Dominus, and my 2 Castellax Battle-automata as Troops, followed by my Thanatar Siege-automata as the single heavy support. All of them with enhanced targeting array. Sweet. I already have my Mechanicum army, which is sitting around and collecting dust because I can't use them in 40,000 games (when will they make 40,000 rules for Mechanicum units?! Seems like they've given up on publishing Fires of Cyraxus).

So that's probably my next big project...except that I don't have money for them. I guess I'll have to wait a year or two before I can save up enough cash for these dudes. At most I can just forego the Carnodon tanks and work on my Veletaris Storm Sections for now. Oh well.

Friday, September 14, 2018

New Carnodon tank!

Forge World has come up with a new Forge World tank for the Astra Militarum!

Astra Miliwhat? You're in the Guard, son.

Anyway, check it out. We have a new Carnodon tank from Forge World. And it looks awesome. The tank can be fitted with twin lascannons and sponson lascannons (I prefer the Leman Russ Annihilator for that), twin autocannons and sponson autocannons (might as well go with the Leman Russ Exterminator for that but not a bad choice for a budget tank), twin multilasers and sponson multilasers (good if you want a super-cheap tank for about 100 points, not a bad choice if you're on a budget for points) or Voklite Culverin and Volkite Caliver sponsons (now we're talking! This will be my first choice!).

Looking awesome! 4 lascannons! Basically a budget Predator!

Oh, and you can download the rules here. Good luck, and I hope to be fielding these Carnodon tanks in future! Except that I don't have any money. These things cost US$106 a piece, and I hate dealing with resin (they're so hard to glue!). Ugh. We'll see.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Anyone knows what happened to Charlie and elite40K?

Apparently Charlie has gone missing, and removed/deleted his elite40K blog. I tried to contact him via email, but his email seems to be deleted too. Anyone knows what happened to him? From what I last heard, he seemed pretty unhappy with 8th edition or something like that. But he was building a Tallarn Desert Raiders army?

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Canis Rex Rides Forth!

As the title says, next week we're getting a new Imperial Knight kit! Just check out the news on Warhammer Community here.

Not going to say much other than that I'm pretty excited for this release! Not only will we get the new Knight Preceptor, we're also getting a fancy new cockpit and the pilots!

You can build all 7 Questoris variants with this kit, at minimal cost because it doesn't cost much more than the old Knight Gallant kit! Cool, right?!

"Wait!" you may cry. "But that's only six!" Well, apparently Canis Rex counts as his own model. Don't ask me why. But whatever. Anyway, I'm going to start saving up for a Knight Preceptor and a couple of Armigers. Still deciding between Warglaives and Helverins. But I suddenly realized something. Renegade Knights don't get the Knight Preceptor, right? Wait, what?! Where's the Knight Preceptor or las-impulsor for Renegade Knights? It's not there!

Oh well. I guess that's a bonus for Imperium and why you should never turn your back on the Emperor. Staying loyal to the Emperor will net you a neat-looking Las-impulsor!