New Formations Coming? – Space Marine Rumors



Will this week’s White Dwarf hold secrets to the new Space Marine codex and formations? Come see the latest!

First off we know that there are new Tactical objectives for some of the chapters in the new Space Marine codex.

via Captain Citadel 6-3-2015 

Salamanders Unique Chapter Objectives:

11 Vulkan’s Gaze – Bonus VPs for killing vehicles with Melta weapons

12 Weather the Storm – Bonus VPs for successfully chargin with zero overwatch casualties

13 Legacy of Isstvan – Bonus VPs for destroying enemy ints within 18″ of your board edge while 3 of own units are also within 18″ of your board edge

14 Vulkan’s Task – Bonus VPs if you control more OBJs than enemy and all OBJs are identified

15 Look Them in the Eye – Bonus VPs for wholly destroying enemy units while htey are within 6″ of your units.

16 Fires of Nocturne – Bonus VPs for killing enemy units with Flamer weapons


Now were starting to hear about some of the formations via the this week’s White Dwarf as well.

Via Faeit 05-04-2015

 It talks about a Battle Demi-Company which “forms the heart of a Gladius Strike Force”.The Demi-Company shown consists of:
Command Squad
3 x Tactical Squads
Assault Squad
Devestator Squad

It says the Gladius Strike Force is the most commonly used strike force however there are others.Lance Strike Force relies on Bikes, Speeders and Transport vehicles.

Javelin Strike Force requires a lot of marines from the 7th Company. The entire Strike Force is deployed by air.

Strike Force Ultra is made up entirely from 1st Company Veterans in Terminator Armour. Deployed by Stormraven, Land Raider & Teleporter.

In another tidbit it mentions an “Armoured Task Force of Vindicators & Thunderfire Cannons ” – could well be one of the 12 formations.

Some of those names are familiar to Veteran players. Will we see more of the old formation favorites like the Vindicator Linebreaker Squadron or Land Raider Armorred Spearhead?
Only time will tell, but with 20 more pages in an already over sized book, smart money’s on yes to new content!
  • generalchaos34

    I like the demi- company set up because thats how i normally run my units anyways! Except with a librarian, now it looks like all my captain minis get to be used finally!

    • xNickBaranx

      This is the core of my Dark Angels army. Hopefully we get something similar.

      • generalchaos34

        Iva always believed in the use of tactical squads, full size and locked and loaded, sadly they never seem to be as good for their points. I always loved having a balanced list as the codex dictates we should

      • plasmaspam

        Ditto, but I hope it doesn’t have to be the Captain. I like running a Chaplain with the Assault squad.

        • xNickBaranx

          I also run my Chaplain with the Assault Squad most of the time too. Haha. We’re in the same boat.

    • pokemastercube .

      we had the formation first appear in shield of baal: exterminartus, just being a BA only one, but appears the same

  • MikeHollstrom

    Tbh I love fluff formations ^^

    • Ill second that. I like how they are themed now as well, decurion & the eldar one i cant remember the name of lol

    • generalchaos34

      As it is written in the codex astartes by the primarch, so it shall be

    • petrow84

      Then you’ll love DA – just forget the special bonuses.

  • Eric

    “Strike Force Ultra is made up entirely from 1st Company Veterans in Terminator Armour. Deployed by Stormraven, Land Raider & Teleporter.”
    Ultramarines now have deathwing…

    • generalchaos34

      but prob not super scoring, so theres that

    • Wasn’t something like this an apoc formation anyways though?

    • BrianDavion

      you realize that’s been a dataslate for ages right?

      • Shawn

        And not a very good one either. One unit of terminator’s get shoot and run on the turn it deep strikes. yay.

  • SacTownBrian

    I really hope those chapter specific objectives are not limited to the LE codecies.

  • BrianDavion

    strike force ultra is a seperatly purchased dataslate so I suspect we’ll not see it in the ‘dex

    • joe the ripper

      Skyblight went from a leviathan data slate, then to the leviathan all in one bundle, then printed into shield of Baal. I wouldn’t be surprised.

  • am1t

    I wonder if the Strike Force Ultra boxed set (with Ltd edition Terminator captain) will be released again? … Missed out last time

  • Sparti67

    Maybe Iron Hands will get vps for losing body parts.

  • Ben

    Fully expect the formations to include landspeeders to push sales for a model I’m sure is lagging.

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    I’ll be disappointed if the chapter tactics are gone, they are very flavourful, really make my Iron Hands feel like Iron Hands.

    Don’t want to replace the current book so soon, I like the current one. What are the odds GW will release another that isn’t Fuc7ed up in some way?

    Also just played against someone tonight who was getting back into 40K and only bought the Space Marine codex a few weeks ago. Way to go GW, alienate another new player. They should withdraw the codices from sale 6 months before the new one, or release a cheap magazine softback version.

  • Culial

    So, how do I go about getting a refund for the Strike Force Ultra Dataslate that they’re now forcing me to buy again?

    Picked it up so I could run my all-Termie Red Scorpions Anphelion detachment, before they re-released Anphelion Project with all the fun taken out. Guess that’ll teach me, huh?