With that done, let's get on with the new stuff! We have a whole lot of new minis. These were all previewed some weeks ago, and as these aren't all of them and this is a two-week preorder window, we'll likely get more next week. For this week however we have the new Captain with Jump Pack. Very nice mini, and he comes with a very combustible cape in easy reach of his jump pack exhausts. That's not going to go badly! This mini does come with a number of options, so he'll be a great commander model to kitbash. Less flexible with options is the Space Marines Lieutenant (yet another one), but his pose is pretty generic so is easily adaptable to other looks. What would a new edition be without some flashy dudes? Well the Company Heroes are here to save the day. Probably not as flashy or impressive as the previous set, this still has a few noteable minis, including the Ancient - who according to some - is taking the field in his dressing gown. Please, someone paint tartan slippers on his feet!! Speaking of old bastards, the new Chaplain in Terminator Armour takes the field too, and for the first time actually has some interesting extra bitz, like a shield and crozius options. Also, if you look very closely, on his chest is the decaying corpse of a gingerbread man, or is it a Gummi Bear? Either way, this guy is killing fairy tale characters - and what else would you think the Imperium would do? Front and centre of the Legiones Astartes is the 1st Company, and this week we get two flavours - the new Sternguard Veteran Squad with multiple weapon options, and the multi-part Terminator Squad - a fitting re-scaling of the classic kit. These have been done incredibly well by GW, basically giving the Community what they want - the same minis but upscaled. Speaking of in demand, the long-awaited Jump Pack Intercessors are here. Bouncing here and there and everywhere, Intercessors are beyond compare, here comes the... nope, can't make that rhyme. These are a game-changer for Marine players, with the previous Assault Marine kit now being discontinued. From the very wanted, to the not-at-all-wanted, the new Desolation Squad (colloquially known as the Nerf Marines) have made landfall. Almost universally laughed at, this design is way over the top, but has been saved by some in the Community attaching the underslung rocket pods to the backpack or even under each arm. How this got through the Grimdark filter, one is to wonder! Thought that was a bit unfair? Brutal even? Well here's something truly frightening, the Brutalis Dreadnought. Having fixed the hip tilt of the upper legs so he doesn't look like he's been stretched, this is the close combat Dreadnought of your dreams/ nightmares. I know a few people with this guy on the top of their shopping list! Now, friend, Combat Patrol: Space Marines is out this week and yes it has some new stuff in it, but the price is ridiculous. If you can get your hands on a Leviathan boxed set, get that. You get a lot mo0re troops for only a little bit more. This price is just silly! Speaking of Leviathan, the Chapter Approved: Leviathan Mission Deck is on pre-order this week which will give you new missions to plan with your new Space Marines.
In books this week it's Genefather, which comes in both Special Edition and Hardcover, bringing Fabius Bile back as he takes on Belisarius Cawl. Could this be the introduction of some Primaris-inspired Chaos Marines? Or maybe some other abominations?? Time will tell. Also this week it's the Flesh Tearers novel, Wrath of the Lost in paperback.