From the depths of nightmare or the shadows on the edge of your vision come a new dread Mercenary Contract for Warmachine from Privateer Press. A force not like any other seen so far. Creatures that have no respect for life and merely see others as disposable pawns to do their bidding. The Cephalyx.
This race is all about control. Control of both mind and soul. When I was watching some of the material for this Mercenary Contract it was hard for me not to think of these as a form of sentient Borg treating other sentient races as creatures to be assimilated. “Resistance is futile you will all be assimicephalyxed” echoed in my mind in a haunting whispered wheeze.
These poor unwilling converts serve as the totally obedient foot soldier of the Cephalyx. The tinkering doesn’t stop there though. In some crazy Frankensteinian way they create other creatures of great power and excel in creation of advanced diabolic machinery enhancements to make even themselves feared opponents.
The Monstrosity are hulking creations made from hapless subjects that turn them from creatures close to human into hulking masses of muscle and flesh that seemingly to feel no pain, reasoning or compassion. A true killing machine.
Behind these creatures of some Lovecraftian cyberpunk universe come the true masters. The higher evolved or should that be enhanced? The Dominators and Warcasters.
The Dominators are likely to have their hooks into just about anything. Pun fully intended. Creatures of might and mind these veritable Doc Ocks from the cyber darkness shouldn’t be trifled with as they rip would-be adversaries limb-from-limb with their body enhanced machinery of blades, hooks and pincers. How can a foe defend against so many possible threats at once?
At the head of this merciless group is the Warcaster, Exulon Thexus. A creature of raw power and intellect. No creature could hope to lock minds with Exulon and hope to remain sane, much like my hapless characters in our Cthulhu campaign. Controlling his troops with his overdeveloped brain he can cause effects that panic opposition troops to turn on friends or simply stand in horrified stupor as the Exulon’s minions destroy them.
“Oh poor creature dost thou think you get to fight just one of my minions? Oh no… come here and face my MONSTOSITY!” Now how many times have you wanted to push or pull opposition miniatures into advantageous, to you, situations? With the brain-on-metal-stilts, Exulon, you can!
With so much at their disposal how can you possibly defeat such a group? Like any controlled group. Remove the controllers and the minions fail to think for themselves. Now getting to those controllers and defeating them while avoiding the converted masses is another story and one for your battlefield. Will you be victorious against the Cephalyx or assimicephalyxed?
In conclusion the Cephalyx look awesome. Give a new twist on the world as we know it and bring a whole new metagame to the table. Make sure to preorder your Cephalyx miniatures today!
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Release: Rest of the range – Summer 2014