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Old 23 Jan 2006, 03:59   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone got ideas on conversions for adeptus mechanus infantry?

I just got a box of Cadian shock troops and seen as though I have to travel about 45mins to get to a hobby store I'm probably going to be playing house rule games, any one got ideas for adeptus mechanus conversions based on cadians. I also have heaps of chaos, space marine and yau bitz. So far I've only come up with three conversions and I sort nof PLAN on making an army out of these dudes. I'll see if I can post some images of then soon. ??
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Old 23 Jan 2006, 04:21   #2 (permalink)
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adeptus mechanicus is always a cool choice.


The chaos and space marine bits will come in handy. Pieces of Tau battlesuits strapped on to people could work if done properly. A really good thing to buy is the new techmarine, all those arms and stuff strapped to his back make good bits. You also might consider orks, they have lots of crude looking mechanical stuff to add to your skiitari.

As for the rules, there is another path to consider. A somewhat-recent White Dwarf had an Adeptus Mechanicus army that used lost and the damned rules. I never would have thought of it, but its brilliant. You still get russ goodness, but you also get stuff like big mutants that could represent some horrible mechanical cyborg contruct shambling around. And you can include power-armour CSM rules for the tougher guys. i think this represents Adeptus Mechanicus better than the ordered ranks of IG. I always imagined them creating all kinds of crazy stuff in their workshops to unleash on their enemies (think arco-flagellants).

If you are set on Imperial Guard, there are still some cool things to consider. You get legitimate techpriests and servitors, and you need to think plasma, plasma, plasma....a good weapon to represent these forgeworld lunies. Take a witchunter inquisitor w/servitors and make him into some cool super-techpreist. This will allow you to take arco-flagellents and penitent engines which make fluffy additions with little alteration.

VDR seems designed for adeptus mechanicus, as the crazier your tank, the better!
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Default Re: Anyone got ideas on conversions for adeptus mechanus infantry?

There are lots of nice ideas you can use to... for example, you could make a Gryphonne IV Skitarii army, and have Leman Russ Conquerors as your only tank-type.

I'd suggest investing in some bionics from Mail Order. Use plenty of wires, plugs, augments, etc. Make everyone look good and robotic!
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Old 23 Jan 2006, 12:55   #4 (permalink)
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Guitar wire and brass tubes! you can make anything look bionic. And use either Lost or Witch Hunters as a base.
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Default Re: Anyone got ideas on conversions for adeptus mechanus infantry?

Wow!Nice ideas, I especially like the idea of converting a SM techpriest, and I think bionics would make them look very robotic, but also sinister and gothic. I read that WD article as well. I've decided to use that colour scheme instead of my other PLANNED desert storm one. And as for tanks, I was thinking of maybe, just maybe getting a plastic baneblade (if they come out) and converting that.
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I was just thinking, do adeptus mechanus use purity seals lots? because if they do I could use those on my troops and vehicles.
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Old 23 Jan 2006, 19:00   #7 (permalink)
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They could, but its more characteristic of a force that is devoted mainly to the cult of the emperor. While it is certainly appropriate, i think more that a few would take away attention from the fact that these guys put most of their faith in the machine god.

Be prepared to take the blame when the Void Dragon awakes ;D
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Yeah, that is a good point, too many would certainly make them look a bit out of character, and um...who or what is this void dragon thing that your talking about?
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actually, they do use seals quite a bit to keep the engine, weapons, bodies etc going/make sure the item is properly sanctified( but hey, they worship machines).
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Check out some recent Australian White Dwarf. There were 3 missions between Adeptus Mechanicus and Tyranid. Its also on the Australian games-workshop site.
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