Similarly to last week's release, this based around the new Codex, with the only new miniature being a Lieutenant (who ever thought we'd see that rank back again?) The brand spanking new Codex is also here and in both Robed Emo Version and normal But My Dad Doesn't Love Me flavour. As last week, the deluxe version has no extras. There are of course some themed dice and someone at GW doesn't know that the Dark Angels use Imperial Gothic numbering for all their ranks, so we are left with having to count up the number of swords for every dice roll. This is stupid! What's going to happen when we get the Slaanesh dice - count the dildos on each side? At least I don't have to buy them now!
Dark Angels also get some Data Cards and the only other new miniature-related release this week in the form of a Dark Angels Primaris Upgrade Sprue. It's telling that both this week and last week that the normal Space Marine Upgrade Sprues or the excellent Ravenwing Upgrade weren't given a spotlight.
Meanwhile, in repackaged minis news, there are Primaris Intercessors, Hellblasters and Aggressors sets, which is basically the normal Primaris sets with an Upgrade sprue. Primaris are still criminally expensive!
In the world of The Hobbit, we have two new sets - The Lords of Erebor: Thror, The Last King Under The Mountain & Thrain and Master of Lake-Town (who looks nothing like Stephen Fry).
There are of course things other than minis - with the release of the Renegades of Elysia audio drama, two Fabius Bile books, Primgenitor (Book 1) and Clonelord (Book 2). Is this where Chaos gets Primaris Marines, or are the Primaris in the ranks of the Space Marines the new Horus Heresy? Only time will tell...
I had written this whole thing on Dark Angels, but the internet swallowed it, so maybe that's for another day!