Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus was a very nice surprise when it first launched. A turn-based tactical game, it did everything right. Not only was the game itself a joy to play, but its use of the Games Workshop license was spot on. Developer Bulwark Studios had a winner, and thankfully they just announced the Heretek Expansion.
In Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus, you take control of the Adeptus Mechanicus. Playing as Magos Dominus Faustinius, you lead an expedition against the Necrons as you explore a newly discovered planet. You must customize your troops, manage resources, discover new technology, and control your team of Tech-Priests in combat.
Beware the Heretek
Combat, which is often a let down in games like this, was superb. Tactically challenging, punishing but fair, it really did tick all the boxes. Story-wise, the narrative was written by Ben Counter, author of many books published by Games Workshop’s own Black Library imprint. The expansion will pick up where the main game left off, but a new threat is on the rise. This time, the threat comes from within the Adeptus Mechanicus itself. Some Tech-Priests have turned their back on the Omnissiah, and become Hereteks. It is up to you, once again playing as Faustinius, to take on both the Necron threat and the rogue Tech-Priests within your own force.
Unfortunately, there is no set release date yet, but we do have the above trailer to keep us going until we learn more. Ben Counter once again returns to deliver this next chapter in the Mechanicus story. While they were distracted by the campaign against the Necrons, something dark arose within the Adeptus Mechanicus. It will be up to you to find out what it is and snuff it out. Until then, have faith in the Omnissiah, for he will always provide.