Friday, 20 March 2015

Mechanicum Scyllax Guardian-automata Covenant experimental rules

Hi all

As I'm sure you know from our post earlier today, Forge World have opened up preorders for the Mechanicum Scyllax Guardian-automata Covenant. Forge World have also been kind enough to provide us with some experimental rules for this amazing looking models.  I was hoping to go through some of these rules and give my first impressions.

First of all, as you can see from their stat line, with a toughness of 5, 2 wounds and a 4+ armour save, we can tell that this models should be pretty resilient to most normal attacks. With a unit size from 4 to a maximum of 16, I'm sure that fighting these guys with anything other than some seriously strong fire power will seem like wadding through treacle.

Now let's have a look at their weapons. In close combat, you can choose to ether attack at base strength, AP 5 which the opportunity for even more attacks, or you can do less, more powerful attacks at ap2. This shows that they are somewhat flexible when fighting different opponents, which is always good.

Also any unit in close combat against a Scyllax suffer -1 to their toughness. This for me is pretty huge. The Scyllax are also resilient to poison and rad-phage, only being wounded on a 6.

For a ranged attack, the Scyllax just have a slightly longer range Bolter and AP4. Combine this with Relentless and they can do some damage if within 7-12" of an enemy unit in one turn. 

So overall, I think these guys are going to be pretty cool to use and are obviously more suited to close combat. I for one will properly pick a pack of these at the Warhammer World grand opening in May. But what I am interested in are you thoughts on these so make sure you comment below.

Take care :-) 


  1. Stunning models. Love the old squiddy look that some of the artwork shows of the Adeptus Mechancius and Mechanicum.
    They will be a nice army addition I think.

  2. Great models, and cool rules - but my World Eaters' Chain Axes will go through them like butter!

  3. i plan to use them as a bodyguard squad for my ArchMagos whose abeyant will neutralise the -1T while giving that nice Hardened Armour re-roll.