Happy White Dwarf Day!
You know when I first got into 40K I wasn't really sure what a Librarian does in that universe and more so, what the Hell were they doing on the battlefield?
I assumed they had something to do with books an I knew they were blue (silly idea that!) but what did they do - read the troops bedtime stories at night?
It wasn't until I really delved into it that I worked out they were Psykers (still didn't explain why they were blue!).
So this week sees the release of a new Librarian in Terminator Armour (they're still sticking with blue), and speaking of blue, the Ultramarines Painting Guide, Sons of Ultramar gets a run too.
So with just two releases next week, what else is in this week's issue of White Dwarf? Well... pretty pictures, some rules, Warlord Traits for the Successor Chapters of the Imperial Fists and a pretty decent Paint Splatter!
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I'd be kind of tempted to buy one of these to put leather elbow patches on his armour... well he is a librarian
They've done something interesting with the Digital version - you can get the guide per unit. That's quite a cool idea really.
What isn't explained here is if any of the Successor Chapters are also covered. I mean how much blue can you have? On the subject of blue, the new releases from the last few weeks have been some of the best Ultramarines I've seen in a White Dwarf. Really crisp and clean!!
Forge World get to show off their Solar Auxilia Tactical Command Section. GREAT looking miniatures. It's such a pity that Forge World have run out of paint in recent times. If only they knew somewhere that could paint these lovely miniatures for them...
This week we have... actually something quite good! Not one miniature, but a vehicle and two miniatures!
The Land Raider gets a run in Ultramarines livery, then we get an Ultramarines Techmarine AND some Ultramarines Gun Servitors. The Gun Servitors are a repeat of the Skitarii ones, but an interesting addition none the less.
The Librarius Conclave is a formation of 3-5 Librarians which basically gives each Librarian the ability to use the others powers if they are 12" from each other. This could be quite handy!! Watch out Tyranids...
Crimsons Fists sound hardcore!! I wonder fi they will tweak their colour scheme again? Grrrr...
The Librarian background and fluff is quite interesting, but seriously, couldn't they just have a different name? "Warp Drivers"? "Force Marines"?? God - something that makes them sound scary.
Anyway... so yes there's a bit of stuff in here, but it's not super important to have this unless you want the Warlord Traits, the rest in terms of rules, are in the new Codex Space Marines - which I had a look at today and wasn't that impressed!