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Warriors of the Machine God

Did you see the big news at the weekend?

The Skitarii are coming – a brand new faction for Warhammer 40,000!

There are already two new plastic kits available to pre-order that make four different units: Skitarii Vanguard, Skitarii Rangers, Sydonian Dragoons and Ironstrider Ballistarii. Today’s post is all about the Rangers.

The Skitarii are the military wing of the Adeptus Mechanicus, a galaxy-spanning army of cyber-humans indoctrinated and augmented to become the ultimate, unflinching holy warriors of the Machine God. When the Tech-Priests go to war, it is the Skitarii that form the bulk of their armies, marching into battle without a care for their own safety, their only goal to carry out the orders of their unseen masters and, by extension, the will of the Machine God.

Rangers are often the first Skitarii to encounter the enemy. Stalking relentlessly across icy tundra, jungle floors and rad-ruined wastelands, these robed warriors pursue their foe until they destroy them or they themselves are killed.

Skitarii Rangers are led into battle by Skitarii Alphas. This one carries an arc maul and a phosphor blast pistol, just two of the many unusual weapons found in the Skitarii armoury. Skitarii Rangers are led into battle by Skitarii Alphas. This one carries an arc maul and a phosphor blast pistol, just two of the many unusual weapons found in the Skitarii armoury.
The transuranic arquebus is another of those bizarre weapons, a long-ranged rifle that can punch a bullet clean through tank armour. The transuranic arquebus is another of those bizarre weapons, a long-ranged rifle that can punch a bullet clean through tank armour.
Most Skitarii Rangers carry a galvanic rifle capable of blasting the head off an infantryman at extreme range. They also carry other wargear, such as the long-range data-tether used by this Ranger to communicate with his superiors. Most Skitarii Rangers carry a galvanic rifle capable of blasting the head off an infantryman at extreme range. They also carry other wargear, such as the long-range data-tether used by this Ranger to communicate with his superiors.
Honoured by the Omnissiah, this Ranger wields an ancient arc rifle that discharges arcs of coruscating electricity. The kit also includes a plasma caliver, another devastating invention of Mars. Honoured by the Omnissiah, this Ranger wields an ancient arc rifle that discharges arcs of coruscating electricity. The kit also includes a plasma caliver, another devastating invention of Mars.

You can see more of the Skitarii Rangers in this week’s White Dwarf, which also includes four pages of painting guides and their full rules, including all their bizarre weapons and wargear. Come back tomorrow to see the Skitarii Vanguard.