A workhorse not only of the toxic Martian skies, but of distant worlds at the forefront of the Tech-Priests' expansion for millennia, the Archaeopter is an agile fixed-wing aircraft. Piloted by a member of the Pteraxii caste, whose legs and scapuli superior are hardwired into its controls, the nano-carbon fibre-weave of the Archaeopter's wings is capable of morphing – a property it shares with the Pteraxii flight packs
One of many specialised castes of cyborg warriors available to the Adeptus Mechanicus, the Pteraxii are optimised for instinctive reaction and agility. Pteraxii’s reflexes are accentuated by paring back elements of cogitation that impede their primary function.
One of many specialised castes of cyborg warriors available to the Adeptus Mechanicus, the Pteraxii are optimised for instinctive reaction and agility. Pteraxii’s reflexes are accentuated by paring back elements of cogitation that impede their primary function. Implanted with additional limbstumps – scapuli superior – on their back, a flight pack of thrusters and reactive life surfaces is connected to them. The flight packs become part of the Pteraxii, who serve in several roles. Skystalkers find optimal vantage points from which to pick off their targets – whether isolated battlefield marks or feral psyber familiars and servo-cherubim – with flurries of razor-sharp flechettes.
Pteraxii Skystalkers are armed with flechette carbines, enabling them to unleash a withering storm of solid shot at their enemies from a safe distance. The unit's Alpha is instead equipped with a flechette blaster and taser goad. They offer superb anti-infantry fire support, but they also carry braces of arc grenades which they can drop among the enemy as they soar overhead.
This kit can alternatively be used to build a unit of Pteraxii Sterylizors instead, meaning that regardless of which unit you assemble, you'll end up with plenty of spare components for customising your collection.
This kit is supplied in 115 plastic components and is supplied with 5 Citadel 40mm Round Bases and flying stems. Also included is an Adeptus Mechanicus transfer sheet.
To be promoted from the Skitarii maniples to the Serberys corps is a great honour. They ride swift quadrupedal constructs whose razor-clawed limbs allow them to manoeuvre easily over the most shattered terrain, while their riders are mag-locked in gyro-stabilised positions.
The ruling castes of the Adeptus Mechanicus are the Tech-Priests – robed zealots whose flesh is replaced over time with bionic enhancements. These technosavants carry a bewildering array of titles, and each one specialises in arcane knowledge and esoteric lore, perpetuated with religious fervour.
The Skorpius Disintegrator of the Adeptus Mechanicus drifts gracefully across the dunes, its anti-grav motors thrumming quietly in stark contrast to its thundering guns. As it accompanies the advancing Skitarii phalanxes, the Skorpius Disintegrator delivers punishing salvoes from its ferrumite or belleros energy cannons, while its cognis heavy stubbers and disruptor missile launcher spit death at any who would threaten the armoured vessel.