Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Adeptus Mechanicus
Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Adeptus Mechanicus

A new faction joins the war for Gladius Prime: the Adeptus Mechanicus. They are an empire within the Imperium, with their own agenda, their own god (‘The Omnissiah’) and their own fanatical purpose—the discovery of knowledge, of technology.

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Adeptus Mechanicus

At the service of the Omnissiah

You of the Adeptus Mechanicus—the Cult of the Machine God—have worshipped the Omnissiah long before the Imperium came to your world of Mars. Following His edict, you have never doubted or ceased to pursue your calling—to gather knowledge and to employ it to gather more. In pursuit of that, you built the devices and machines that enabled the Imperium to conquer the galaxy 10,000 years ago and maintain it today.

We arrived on Gladius...

So Gladius Prime was your planet more than it was the Imperium’s—what Hive World was not? Its cities, its satellites, its wastes—all were built with Mars’ technology, all answered only to the Adeptus Mechanicus—that is, to you. It was little effort to hide the Adeptus Mechanicus research into the Tyranids here, in a facility deep beneath the ashen wastes.
Now, however, your facility has been compromised, your Skitarii forces scattered and your subjects have escaped. You must rebuild, recover and take Gladius Prime’s secrets for your own. For you have a mission to fulfil, from the Omnissiah.

A new faction joins the war

The Adeptus Mechanicus are an empire within the Imperium, with their own agenda, their own god (‘The Omnissiah’) and their own fanatical purpose—the discovery of knowledge, of technology. Though they supply the technical and scientific expertise of the Imperium, they also possess their own elite armies of bionically-augmented soldiers. Xenos or man, stand in their way and they will annihilate you.

Complete units roster

Archaeopter Transvector
Archaeopter Stratoraptor
Cybernetica Datasmith
Fulgurite Electro-Priest
Ironstrider Ballistarius
Kataphron Destroyer
Knight Crusader
Onager Dunecrawler
Pteraxii Sterylizor
Serberys Sulphurhound
Sicarian Infiltrator
Skitarii Marshal
Skitarii Vanguard
Skorpius Disintegrator
Skorpius Dunerider
Tech-Priest Dominus
Tech- Priest Manipulus


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by Marcello Perricone
7 / 10
“A pretty and novel use of the 40K license, brought down by uninspired design and plain bad game balance.”
by Ty Arthur
“Gladius is exactly the change of pace that the Warhammer 40,000 franchise needed!”
PC Gamer
by Tom Senior
61 / 100
“A plodding and predictable 4X strategy game that's relaxing in its own way, but rarely challenging.”
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OSWindows 8 (64 bit)
OSWindows 10 (64 bit)
ProcessorIntel Core i3 or equivalent
ProcessorIntel Core i5 or equivalent
Memory4 GB RAM
Memory8 GB RAM
Storage4 GB available space
Storage8 GB available space
GraphicsVulkan support (Nvidia GeForce 600 series / AMD Radeon HD 7000 series / Intel HD Graphics 500 series)
GraphicsVulkan support with 3 GB VRAM (Nvidia GeForce 900 series / AMD Radeon RX 400 series)
Requires Epic Games account
Languages Supported
  • AUDIO: English
  • TEXT: English, German, French, Chinese - Simplified, Russian, Spanish - Spain
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