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Necron-centric Mechanicum – Allies

Previously, I mentioned I was looking at Codex: Necrons as a core army to field my Mechanicum. Here’s my pondering.

Before I look into the Codex, I looked at potential allies to see what other options are available:

Necrons are convenient allies with Chaos Space Marines, Tau, Grey Knights. They’re desperate with other Imperial forces. I will simply ignore desperate allies, as I’d rather the army work together in at least some co-operation. Convenient allies don’t get any negatives (but also get no benefits!).

A model a day – day 3 – Skitarii Hypaspist 0

A model a day – day 3 – Skitarii Hypaspist

Day 3 of ‘a model a day’; today I present a Skitarii Hypaspist. They are the regular ground infantry of the Mechanicus expeditions – the equivalent of Imperial soldiers. For this reason they are often referred to as ‘Tech Guard’.

The model is based on Forgeworld’s Death Korps of Krieg models, with a minor change to the head. A tutorial for creating this can be seen here.

Each maniple (squad) of hypaspists consists of 12 models and I intend to field 2 maniples. Hopefully I will sneak in the other 21 in between articles!

Creating Krieg-pattern Skitarii Hypaspists 3

Creating Krieg-pattern Skitarii Hypaspists

Hypaspists or Tech-Guard are the infantry of the Cult/Adeptus Mechanicus. Upon my quest to create something a little more special, I finally settled upon using Krieg guardsmen as a base model using a simple conversion for the heads. I’ve tried making them from Bretonnian Men-at-arms, Empire Archers, Cadians and even Night Goblins, but I’m quite set on this pattern, albeit sparingly due to the cost!