Tech Priest Dominus
Tech Priest Dominus (also known as Magos Dominus) are high ranking members of the Adeptus Mechanicus, usually playing a very important role in many orders of the Cult Mechanicus. Usually senior magos with centuries of experience, they are designated to command the military forces of the Adeptus Mechanicus, usually leading the Skitarii Legions, the electric smurfs, the Knight Houses and the Legio Cybernetica to battle, while also continuing the Quest for Knowledge. Despite being incredibly wise and knowledgeable individuals, the Tech Priest Dominus are usually only used as generals in battle, in particular to make sure the associated forces of the Mechanicum work alonside the Skitarii without problem.
On the Fluff
During the early days of the Imperium, the Magos Dominus were the ones in charge to continue the investigation and exploration for more DAoT stuff, as well as for their mainteneance. In particular, they were in charge of the Legio Cybernetica (though now in 40k they aren't limited to it), and while this gave them a lot of prestige and influence, the ancient robots were still seen with suspicion and caution, so were used as the scapegoat to heavly control the Magos Dominus' chances to climb the ranks. This means that the amount of byzantine in-fighting in the mechanicum guarantees that some of the most knowledgeable people in all of the Imperium are send to the frontline by the schemes and machinations of their fellow mechanicum, to be moved out of the way. This has forced the Tech Priest Dominus to be incredibly adept at war, thanks to both their ability to analyze and process every single element on the battlefield to turn them against their enemies and to their incredible resilience, born from hundreds and hundreds of augmentations. Augmentations that wildly vary from Magos to Magos depending on their specialization.
The most famous of Tech Priest Dominus in current 40k is "Archmagos Dominus" Belisarius Cawl, and he's also the most powerful of the whole mechanicum thanks to his ties to Bobby G, only limited by the fact he's not the Fabricator-General of Mars, though he's probably working on that now.
On the Tabletop
The Tech Priest Dominus are the basic HQ of choice if you don't want to go for Martian FORGE WORLD (If you do, you pick Cawl). For 135 points, you get a strong unit that repairs and boosts your vehicles while not being too bad at fighting itself. If you want more info, you can go to the 8th Edition tactics page.
|Forces of the Adeptus Mechanicus|
|Command:||Magos (Tech Priest Dominus)|
|Troops:|| Combat Servitors - Electro Priest - Enginseer - Kataphron Battle Servitors |
Myrmidon - Secutarii - Skitarii - Tech Priest - Tech Thrall - Thallax - Ursarax
Chrono-Gladiator - Servo-Automata
| Castellan-class robot - Cataphract-class robot - Colossus-class robot |
Conqueror-class robot - Crusader-class robot - Scyllax-class robot
Thanatar-class robot - Vultarax stratos-automata
|Walkers:||Ironstrider Ballistarius - Onager Dunecrawler - Sydonian Dragoon|
|Vehicles:|| Chimera - Galvanic Servohauler - Karacnos Assault Tank - Krios Battle Tank |
Land Raider - Macrocarid Explorator - Minotaur Artillery Tank - Ordinatus
Rhino Transport - Triaros Armoured Conveyer
|Flyers:||Avenger Strike Fighter - Lightning Fighter - Storm Eagle|
|Titans:|| Imperator Battle Titan - Imperial Knight - Reaver Battle Titan |
Warhound Scout Titan - Warlord Battle Titan