Space Marines are back, with some splits from recent boxed sets - including the long-awaited Dreadnought and Burn-Boys from the 10th Edition Starter Set. But first cab off the rank is the individual units from the recent Kill Team: Salvation Set, with the new Primaris-scale Scout Squad and an update of the Eldar Striking Scorpions, the Blades Of Khaine. Both of these kits are mostly multi-pose, which is a nice change from recent times, so well worth a look.
Space Marines, where would we be without them? Let's not ponder that question, instead being distracted by the glory of this new Captain In Terminator Armour. With multiple head and weapon options, this is the new go-to hero builder for the Imperium. Speaking of heroes, here's a boring kit for you, the Heroes Of The Chapter... so static for what should be a unit to rally your troops! The Bouncy-bouncy Phobos Guy and the Apothecary are both nice, but the Sternguard are so boring compared to the older plastics, and especially the older metals! Come on GW, these are meant to be hardened veterans smashing their way through the enemy, not gun line looking dudes. Showing a touch more dynamism are the Infernus Squad, helping friends and family alike start their weekend BBQs with their big burners! No but seriously, this unit was first seen in the 10th Edition Starter Set, but this time you get twice as many - despite the fact that unfortunately they are push-fit! The Ballistus Dreadnought has finally arrived (also sadly push-fit)! Very much awaited for by Imperium players, this Dread sports heavy long range weaponry and weirdly long legs... not sure what that's all about. Suffice to say, it'll be popular and a nice addition to the range.
It's a White Dwarf week, let the angels sing in heaven, with Issue 497 here on Friday!
Notice something missing? Read on, fellow traveler!
Missing this week is the new Legions Imperialis – The Great Slaughter expansion, and The Great Slaughter Army Cards. More disappointing to many will be the lack of the new minis - Solar Auxilia Support, Legiones Astartes Support - great to see Tarantulas back with Space Marines (Horus Heresy scale ones soon please GW??), the Malcador Infernus and Valdor Tank Destroyers and the Spartan Assault Tanks. Those Spartans will cause some grumbling. Don't keep tiny tanks from this Community.
Hopefully this is just a regional thing so at least others get to enjoy them, but meanwhile this part of the world will wait!