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Dark Mechanicum, Forgotten Forgeworlds
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Author:  Cyguns [ Thu May 07, 2020 1:49 am ]
Post subject:  Dark Mechanicum, Forgotten Forgeworlds

Dark Mechanicum

the Forgotten Forgeworlds

A while back, as I was googling around on the internet as on does, I came across 28mm scaled Chaos knights. Despoilers , Desecrators and Rampagers, surrounded by War Dogs. Turned out there had been a fairly fresh release of a new 40k codex for these Renegade kniggits. I loved their look and atmosphere and wondered if there were any such units represented in our dear 6mm scale. Looking around I found the Chaos knights list and was delighted , only to realize it had only Hell-scourges and other such abominations. Even though cool in their own right, I was left disappointed.

So, I thought, I guess I’ll just have to make them myself. I began reading through the 40k codex , researched on the 40k lexecanum , YouTube and audiobooks. And slowly started to forge stats for these Fallen Knights.

During my research the Dark Mechanicum hinted of its existence here and there. And Skitarii started to tickle my fancy as well. So I had the daunting Idea of building a list where you could field both. Either run it as pure Chaos Knights list or pure Dark Skitarii or side by side.

I soon realized this was going to be much too difficult if it was going to have a decent chance of getting anywhere at all. So I decided to make it a Dark Skitarii or Dark Mechanicum list, heavily backed up by Renegade Knights and Daemon Engines.

So, now I needed more info on the Dark Mechanicum , and that proved pretty hard to come by. There is not that much fluff on them, and what there is , is quite broad and general.

So I had to fall back on Ad Mech as a foundation. This meant to a large part take Skitarii and just make them bad. Then add Daemon engines and Fallen Knights to the mix. I’ve taken some creative liberties in some names of units and weaponry, that will atleast serve for now.

So, the sub title of the list “the forgotten forgeworlds” sets this list as a force located on an old forge world somewhere, in a dark corner of space ,swallowed by the warp back in the 30k days. We see old rusted and tainted Krios and Triaros patterns on here, along with Warp infested Dune crawlers and corrupted Dust Stalkers. These ancient old Forgeworlds have a few Fallen Knight houses sworn to them as well as lone Dreadblades , knights gone mad , corrupted by Chaos and no longer belonging to any house. Instead they fight for the Tech-Hereteks in return for weapons and maintenance. Also these Hell-Forges spit out foul Deamon engines , such as Defilers , Forgefiends and Decimator Walkers. A force of Chaos Undivided under the cogs of the machine god.
What you will not see on this list, is pure Deamons. Here the Deamons are found inside the twisted metal of Old servitors , Robots and Kataphrons.
It will hopefully have a nice unique flavor, and the flexibility to house different play styles and strategies.

One major unique thing to this list is the “Dark Magos special rule” I found during my Skitarii dive, that a Skitarii Supreme commander , sits safe in his throne , controlling and overseeing his forces remotely. Capable of seeing through his warriors eyes and even take control of them directly , a true puppet master.
So I gave the list a free , off board Supreme Commander, that will even increase the chance of success on a re-roll.

I have been working on it on and of for a few weeks and have recently begun testing it out a little bit. But it is of course still in its infancy. I felt however it was time to post it up, in the hopes that it might spark a little interest and curiosity as to perhaps be given a place to grow and mature. As of now, it lacks flying units, and Titans. (Maybe they are not required?) and there might still be room for another unit or two. If there are people keen on, either just the idea of a Dark Mechanicum list, or parts of what I’ve pieced together so far, or on what ever level. I invite anyone and everyone to tap in on this little endeavor.

Death to the Emperor!!

File comment: Added the special rule, also added one unit to the Heavy Assault formation (and increased the cost) as well as the Speartip formation. Changed cost for Tainted Robot uppgrade, Changed Trasnport cpacity of Triaros two 4 inf, Dark Preatorians now take up 2 slots each.
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Author:  Cyguns [ Thu May 07, 2020 2:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dark Mechanicum, Forgotten Forgeworlds

Here’s some imagery

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Author:  Cyguns [ Thu May 07, 2020 2:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dark Mechanicum, Forgotten Forgeworlds


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Author:  jimmyzimms [ Thu May 07, 2020 5:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Dark Mechanicum, Forgotten Forgeworlds

I like this idea quite a bit. Haven't had a chance to dig in but if you didn't already I'd suggest that the stats are probably married up with the AT list from EpicUK (for base modern Knight stats) and Norto's really great take on modern Ad Mech in his Explorator list. Perhaps you already have in such a case, go forth with your awesomeness.

Author:  Cyguns [ Mon May 11, 2020 6:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dark Mechanicum, Forgotten Forgeworlds

If anyone would feel so inclined, and would like to try this list out , I have made a crude but functional Army builder in google.docs.

Follow the link to the document, once you’ve opened it in your google.docs, make a copy of it.
You will be able to input values in your copy. It’s pretty straight forward from there, you insert numbers into the F column , and a few neighboring cells for upgrades.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... UVUjg/edit

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