So some initial thoughts about the development of the Epic: Armageddon Adeptus Mechanicus list. Also please note that once I write this out for Epic:A I will be producing a list for use with Sci-fi Commander. It has no army structure though and a point cost system so it is easy to put a list together for it.
Here are some initial thoughts on the thematic elements that will inform the E:A AM list.
Flesh is Fallible
Adeptus Mechanicus leaders don’t believe in the human potential and put their trust in machines. As such infantry will take a secondary role in the army. It will either be used to hold positions or as assault troops that deploy from vehicles
Trust in the machine
The centre point of the army will be vehicles or machines. Leviathans, Ordinatii, Baneblades and the like. Like the OGBM list in some respects but not as the sole focus of the list.
Tech Lords versus Skitarii
Infantry in the army will be split into two distinct areas. The Skitarii and their support elements and the Tech Lords and their retinues of troops.
To Break with Ritual is to Break with Faith
There is no reason to assume that this slavery to ritual wouldn’t influence their military as well. I suspect that this will result in them having a low strategy rating and perhaps a special rule to try to build some of this into the army.
The Alien Mechanism is a Perversion of the True Path
There has to be some way to give the army the aim of taking out xenos or Chaos Titans as a way of removing these alien perversions from the sight of the Machine God.