Skitarii!

Woohoo!

It’s about time, but Games Workshop have finally released a Codex: Skitarii

Of course since Admech are my primary armies (plural) I had to get the limited edition RustStalker codex, And what with rumours saying there’s going to be a Cult Mechanicus release in a month or two I’m probably going to be doing the same thing with that…
Eh, ah well. My love for the Omnissiah knows few bounds. what’s a £100 between friends?…

But in any case, it’s been a..expensive few weeks.
I preordered each week examples of every single thing the Skitarii got.
I’m now the proud and happy owner of:
a squad of rangers,

* A squad of rangers
* A squad of Vanguard
* A squad of Ruststalkers
* A Sydonian Dragoon
* A Sydonian Ballisterius
and depending on my conversion plans, either one or two of the Onager Dunecrawlers.

General review:
The rangers/vanguard kit is wonderful. full of parts and bitz for other conversions as well as making a complete 10 man squad in each box.
I habitually bought two immediately because I assumed that the kit would have only five models in it and I wanted a complete squad. pleasant surprise that I was able to make both Rangers and Vanguard immediately!

The ironstrider kits are fantastic, much more dynamic looking than the sentinels usually turn out.
My only gripe is that the legs aren’t poseable, you have to go with either left leg forward or right leg forward. No standing poses allowed apparently.
The Fluff for them is that they literally never stop moving. when not in battle they’re placed on treadmills because if they ever get turned off, the tech-priests have no idea how to turn them back on again 😛
Amusing, but apparently there are literally thousands of them in use. the idea that no tech-priest ever decided it was in their best interests to experiment with a damaged one and figure out how to make it work tickles me no end.

The Onager is an even nicer kit. basically a tank turret on a quadrupedal leg assembly.
Those legs are not poseable either, but can swivel at the hip. so there’s some room for poses there.
My brain is full of ideas for this.
The ones currently holding best purchase are for a quadrupedal assault bot, maybe something to make use of the Hydra Autocannons I’ve got sitting in my bitz-box…
The other is for a walking chariot-platform for my Magos. I expected the leg assembly to be perhaps a little bigger, so I’m not so sure about this idea now.
Still messing with parts from a Taurox to see if I can make a conversion that I’m happy with.
We’ll see. right now the Autocannon assault bot is appealing slightly more.
But the game on saturday I’ve got lined up would benefit a lot from my simply making a second Onager.

examples from each kit are currently on display at my local GW, I’ll recover them in the next couple days for a complete photo-op, but in the meantime. here’s what I’ve got!
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More to follow in my next post!

2 thoughts on “Skitarii!

  1. Douglas Glover

    I love the blue coloring on your AdMech and Skitarii, it gives me an idea of how mine might look if I built them off of the standard kit.(which I may have to do after a quick visit to the GW store this weekend!) Do you have any photos of your Dragoon/Ironstrider painted up?

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    1. ruadhan2300 Post author

      I like how the dragoon turned out, but the ballistarius isn’t really my favourite. I can certainly get some pictures of it though. I’ll bundle it in with my next post. give it a few days 🙂 This weekend is dedicated to finishing my new pack of Myrmidons and assembling another pack of Thallax.

      Unless the Warlord head shows up tomorrow morning, in which case it’s all about the Titans 🙂

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