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Venerate the machine

Over the millennia the Adeptus Mechanicus have created many strange and wondrous machines, not least the Ironstrider. Purportedly a perpetual motion machine, it walks around constantly, a monotask servitor permanently wired into it to keep this holy relic moving, for if it stops, it may never start again. In battle, these long-legged walkers are ridden by Sydonian Dragoons, Skitarii warriors with a knack for spotting weaknesses in the enemy battle line. With loping strides they power into battle, smashing the enemy apart before sprinting off to find a new target to destroy.

As a servant of the Adeptus Mechanicus, a Sydonian Dragoon has just two missions: to destroy the enemies of the Machine God and to gather as much information about them as possible. For, as we all know, knowledge is power and the Adeptus Mechanicus covet power as much as they do technology.

To aid the Dragoon in his battlefield role, the Ironstrider’s chassis is covered in data-tethers, rad-counters and data-spikes which constantly gather and transmit information. To aid the Dragoon in his battlefield role, the Ironstrider’s chassis is covered in data-tethers, rad-counters and data-spikes which constantly gather and transmit information.
From the side you can see the monotask servitor that keeps the Ironstrider’s legs moving. You’ll notice the servitor no longer has any legs of his own. Or any arms, for that matter… From the side you can see the monotask servitor that keeps the Ironstrider’s legs moving. You’ll notice the servitor no longer has any legs of his own. Or any arms, for that matter…
The Dragoon is armed with a taser lance, a devastating weapon that delivers a fatal electric shock to its target before leeching the energy back out of them for use on its next victim. The Dragoon is armed with a taser lance, a devastating weapon that delivers a fatal electric shock to its target before leeching the energy back out of them for use on its next victim.
The Sydonian Dragoon can alternatively be armed with a phosphor serpenta or a radium jezzail (shown here) the first designed to illuminate the enemy with phosphorous bullets, the second for sniping enemy heroes at long range. The Sydonian Dragoon can alternatively be armed with a phosphor serpenta or a radium jezzail (shown here) the first designed to illuminate the enemy with phosphorous bullets, the second for sniping enemy heroes at long range.

Come back tomorrow when you can see the Ironstrider Ballistarius, the other way to build this great new kit.