The release of the Blood Angels Tactical Squad has been met with much excitement! There have been themed sets before for the Dark Angels, Black Templars and even elite Blood Angels units, but this is the first real tactical box for one Chapter - or Legion if you want to include the Successor Chapters. So this morning we toddled down to GW and bought a box - come have a look inside.
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Having taken 40 pics - my camera then broke - so these pictures are courtesy of my scratched HTC M8
All the elements are here; the chalice, the blood drops, and the vials of blood. With this diversity of symbols, using this for any of the Successor Chapters would be quite easy. Potentially the Lamenters may have less blood drops, but that's open to debate.
The officer torso is reminiscent of the Sanguinary Guard and sure to be a favourite!
There's also what looks to be a MKIV armoured torso too which should prove popular (left bottom)!
There are no tactical symbols or Successor Chapter symbols which is a real shame! Some nice crisp while numbers would have been nice for the knees and shoulders too.
Also included is this epic Power Fist (below) - a fist that Roboute Guilliman himself would be jealous of!
The Elephant In The Room...
Personally if GW offered a swap service in their retail stores I think this would go a long way to bringing some good will to hobbyists. Not like they wouldn't use the other bases...!
Just a thought
Mixing the bits with Forge World Heresy sets would also be possible and would create a really interesting look. Imagine some MKIII or MKIV sets with these shoulder pads and backpacks!
Blood Angels fans - GO OUT AND BUY THIS.