GW: New Releases August 20th “First Looks”


The Deathwatch are here in force – come take a look at the Special Forces of the Space Marines!

via Games Workshop

Corvus Blackstar

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Deathwatch Terminators

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Deathwatch Venerable Dreadnought

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Deathwatch Vanguard Veterans

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Deathwatch Kill Team

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I’m super pumped about the Deathwatch Kill Team box set. If you’re wanting to make a unit that will put the Sternguard to shame then make a unit of Deathwatch Marines! Personally, I’m just glad to see all this cool new stuff – I know a lot of it is reboxed but the Deathwatch Upgrade sprue is great as are the new Marine Armor Mk VIII sets for the Deathwatch.

And I don’t want to downplay the arrival of the new Corvus Blackstar either – It definitely has some of the Imperial Design aesthetic to it, but it’ doesn’t look as blocky as the Stormraven. It looks interesting for sure.


What’s your take? Any Deathwatch models you can’t wait to get a hold of?

  • Michael Penny

    While i am definitely going to start this as my first marine army, i’m feeling that i could convert the corvus into a very nice ad-mech flyer!

  • zeno666

    What happend to the ‘eavy metal team btw?
    Everything just looks very basic these days. Could be that when you’ve seen one space marine you’ve seen them all.

    • Hawt Dawg

      Like reading your posts then?

      • zeno666

        Then I suggest you don’t bother.
        I do try to read yours from time to time, but they keep getting deleted.

        • Hawt Dawg

          That is because GW positivity is still blasphemous.

          Unluckily for you AoS seems to be changing that.


        • Dennis Finan Jr

          You are pretty bad tho man.

    • Victor Hartmann

      There’s been a change to paint things to a standard more easily accessible to the average gamer to avoid feel-badsies of not getting your army close to the models pictured in the books.

      • zeno666

        Well if it gets people to paint their space marines I’m all for it 🙂

    • Nicole Cass

      Hmmm…I remember reading somewhere that GW doesn’t want crazy-good paint jobs anymore because it makes the hobby too intimating for new players, so their stuff is more simple so the paint style is easier to achieve.

  • david

    The only problem with the Blackstar model is the front doors are in closed mode and can’t open like the Rhino.The only hatch that can open is the rear hatch/ramp.
    Other than that, it’s still a good kit!

    • Tangamarine

      Yeah I took one look at the model, though ‘those doors would look real nice on a rhino” then looked at the sprue pics and my heart sank.

      Also a see through canopy would have been nice, but a unused turret off the storm raven might be how I fix that.

      Great model overall however, and I am already thinking of turning one into a gun cutter for an inquisitorial retinue (counting as a Valkyrie in game)

    • Benderisgreat

      Probably because they have yet to come up with a mechanism to keep them closed, because they don’t know what ABS grommets are. Honestly, the model designers need to leave the building and discover other models.

  • Greatsword

    Never been a big fan on the Citadel flyers – they all look too much like cartoon fishes for me, and this one – though slightly less horrible in that regard – is no real exception. Sticking to FW for my flyer needs.

    The models are great, but too bad they don’t sell the deathwatch upgrade sprues separately. It’s the only thing new about most of these repackaged models, but guess most of us could easily build a large DW army with Space Marine spare parts and a few upgrade sprues, so we have to take the high road…

    • shiwan

      Well, buy a hero and get a buch of those pads. You don’t really need anything else to make DW marines out of normal marines.

      • Randy Randalman

        Right? Logic and all.

        • Greatsword

          Kill Team: 29 EUR
          Hero: 20-25 EUR
          GTFO with your “logic”

          • Benderisgreat

            Just buy the Death Masque set, or look around for 3rd party casters.

          • georgelabour

            Buy knock offs? Why not just advise folks to stuff models in backpacks and pockets when visiting game stores?

            Or visit a tourney and wait for other gamers to be looking somewhere else before nicking a toy soldier here and there.

          • Benderisgreat

            Did I say knock offs? You can get gun halberds from Puppetswar, Anvil Industry, or any number of reputable casters.

            Geez, sure are a lot of chicken littles these days…

          • georgelabour

            If you meant that people should get some conversion parts after acquiring their toys honestly then I apologize.

            However I’m sure you can understand why it would be assumed you were encouraging a less honest means of acquiring one’s toys. These are the comments threads on BOLS after all.

          • Benderisgreat

            Apology accepted. Stop instinctively attacking people on the internet and just discuss things like a normal, rational person. You’ll find it’s better that way.

          • georgelabour

            In the grim darkness of the internet future…

            There is no patience.
            There is no pause to think
            There is no rationality.

            There is only….


    • Boondox

      Get the DW Terminators. It comes with 3 upgrade sprues so that’s 30 shoulder pads for power armored marines, 3 DW helmets and 3 DW power swords. Probably the best deal out there….

  • An_Enemy

    Coming to a LGS near you Grav 2: Frag Cannon Boogaloo.

    • georgelabour

      3 frag cannons, 2 marines with storm shields and shotguns, 1 with whatever. Add 2 terminators with shields and hammers, plus a drop pod.

      You can deploy them as either an aquila, furor, or malleus kill team.

      it comes out to over 300 points at the bare minimum but that’s a lot of templates to hurl at things. And it just gets nastier if opponents try to close in.

  • AnomanderRake

    On the fence about the Blackstar. Kind of chunky, but it looks like there’s a lot of space to do interesting things with it.

  • Orangecoke

    Are these up for preorder, or are they released today? Weirdly I can’t find them on Canadian GW site, although maybe my morning coffee hasn’t kicked in…

    • Tzompantli

      You need to wait a few hours, preorders go live around noon, depending on time zone.

      • Orangecoke

        Ah. Minor quibble: “new releases” generally means “you can buy them now”. Article title should be new preorders available or something 🙂

        • Randy Randalman

          Yeah, BoLS has done that for years. They will sometimes say, “new this week” on a Monday article in reference to things that not only aren’t this week, but aren’t even up for pre-order until the following weekend.

        • adamharry

          That’s just how GW Works – They announce all their Pre-orders for the following Week. You can order them now via pre-orders but they don’t ship till next week.

          Things have sold out the day they get announced so sometimes if you wait you miss out.

  • Horus84cmd

    1) Ctl+C, Ctl+V for the win!
    2) Really liking the DW stuff. Particularly, the Watch Captain and the Corvis. Solid release for 40K

  • DeadlyYellow

    That flier is a pretty neat model.

  • SilentPony

    Can you take Cataphractii plate for the Terminator squad?
    ’cause 5 mans with assault canons and 2+/4++ is something I want on the table!

    • Boondox

      I’d love to see Cataphractii or Tartaros pattern DW accessories!!

  • Boondox

    I like the DW KT but I think the Mk8 armor is almost featureless compared to the Vets. It would have been nice for more variety in the torsos as well. I hope those pouches aren’t too difficult to shave off….

    • BaronSnakPak

      The pouches on the chest? Those are glued on, so shaving required.

    • Goin’ Whole Hog

      You have to glue the pouches on, if you want to keep them off without the armor looking weird you could try filling the little slots on the armor where the pouches go in with green stuff then sanding until its completely smooth.

  • pokemastercube .

    watch master, libarian and chaplian all got fergotten in the article

  • Jay

    Pretty cool

  • Bryan Ruhe

    I keep seeing reference to a Deathwatch Chaplain. What model is that?! I don’t think I’ve seen it!

    • Horus84cmd

      Its the new-ish plastic SM chaplain with the small DW upgrade sprue. On the GW site pre-orders section. Turns out BoLS can even copy and paste correctly.

    • Benderisgreat

      It’s $40 you could spend somewhere else. Jeezus man, don’t do it.

  • shiwan

    The 40k codex that is more CSM than CSM.

  • NovaeVox

    Someone at GW thought to model air brakes on a SM flyer…. *mind blown*

  • victorpofa

    The Deathwatch Terminator box is the same contents and price as the shooty Terminator box, but you also get 3 Deathwatch upgrade sprues with it. 🙂

  • Benderisgreat

    I can’t believe they want $40 for the watch master. That’s s trend that needs to stop

    • luke snell

      urm, he’s $25.

      • Hawt Dawg

        Let the man rage in peace.