GW: New Releases August 20th “Prices & Links”

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The next wave of Deathwatch is up for Pre-order – Here come the Troops in Black!

Games Workshop has put the rest of the Deathwatch items up for Pre-Order this weekend. But before we get to that I, AdamHarry, wanted to explain a few things. There was apparently some confusion in the comments from the “First Looks” post so I just wanted to help clear that up.

For anyone unfamiliar with Games Workshop’s methodology, I just wanted to take a moment to explain that. On Saturdays at noon local (or regional) time, GW updates their site for your region with all their new products for the next week. These products are live and you can pre-order them and they will ship out the next week. Most of the pre-order items have a tag like this:

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As many of your BoLS readers know, this pre-order count does count toward their actual inventory and limited run items do tend to sell out quickly – which is why we here at BoLS started doing the two separate posts the “First Looks” and the “Pricing & Links” post.

The “First Looks” posts go up before the items are available in the US (which is our home region). Hopefully alerting anyone interest in whatever product they might want to grab via pre-orders later. It’s supposed to be a quick “Heads-Up” style post.

The “Pricing & Links” posts go up later in the day after the pricing has gone live. These are designed to be much more comprehensive with accurate pricing, links and product descriptions & pictures with the actual sprues included (which is why you’re about to see that Deathwatch Accessory Sprue a ton).

Games Workshop has been doing this for YEARS at this point. We’ll continue to cover their new releases in this way until they change it. I hope this message helps remove some of the mystery and confusion from earlier. That said if you don’t find these posts useful – Sorry? Hopefully you can enjoy at least one of the other 15 posts we run on Saturdays. If you do find these posts useful – Great! That’s why we started doing them. Hopefully that helps clear things up. Now on with the new releases:

via Games Workshop

Corvus Blackstar $65

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Far, far more advanced than the other Imperial craft which it resembles, the Corvus Blackstar is truly worthy of ferrying a Deathwatch Kill Team to their brutal mission. Optimised for alien hunting, surprisingly agile, its heavy weapons scream death from the skies as it descends toward its mission-critical targets. Halo-launchers fan out and blur the Corvus Blackstar’s outline as the twin hatches slam open, pouring out its cargo of specialist Deathwatch from within to charge directly into the fray.

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This multi-part plastic kit contains all the components necessary to assemble a Corvus Blackstar, armed with a twin-linked assault cannon (replaceable with optional twin-linked lascannons), stormstrike missiles (replaceable with a twin-linked Blackstar rocket launcher), an anti-air ballistics suite and protected by ceramite plating. 83 components make this kit, and it comes supplied with 1 Citadel 120x92mm Oval Base with flyer stem.

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Deathwatch Librarian in Terminator Armour $30

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A master psyker, able to immolate hordes of encroaching xenos with a thought, a Deathwatch Librarian is one of the most formidable psychic warriors the Imperium can field. Able to attack with stunning ferocity, hurling vehicles into the fray and forcing his will into the mind of the alien, crushing their spirits and resigning them to failure, the Librarian can bolster his body with psychic energies, moving across the battlefield and through enemy fire like liquid. The Deathwatch chooses its warriors for their power and ability, and its librarians exemplify each.

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This multi-part plastic kit contains the parts necessary to assemble one Deathwatch Librarian. You’ll receive a Blood Angels Librarian in Terminator Armour, with a Citadel 40mm Round base, plus a Deathwatch Upgrade Frame – this contains 10 Space Marine shoulder pads and 2 Terminator Armour shoulder pads with Deathwatch insignia, a Sergeant chest plate, 2 variant helmets, a power sword, a small backpack icon and 2 large vehicle icons, meaning you’ll have plenty of spare bits with which to assemble your perfect Kill Team!

 

Deathwatch Watch Master $25

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Secretive and mysterious, Watch Masters are revealed on the battlefield as incomparable leaders. With their innate understanding of tactics and strategy, they assess the unclean enemy hordes in an instant, picking out weaknesses and directing their Kill Teams with clipped, precise orders. Not content to merely lead from the back, the Watch Master is a true member of the Deathwatch, his guardian spear launching volleys of bolts designed to annihilate specific targets with ease.

 

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This multi-part plastic kit contains all the components necessary to assemble a Watch Master, armed with a guardian spear and a Clavis – a device that can interact with any machine. 8 components in total, supplied with 1 Citadel 32mm Round base

 

Deathwatch Chaplain $25

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Roaring praise to the Emperor, a Chaplain of the Deathwatch excels in inspiring the already-elite Space Marines around him to ever-greater feats of heroism. Few have greater faith in the Emperor and Mankind’s inalienable right to rule the stars than the Deathwatch, and a Kill Team cannot fail to be caught up in the ecstatic fervour and sheer conviction of a Chaplain’s bellowed rhetoric. His crozius arcanum lashes out to crush xenos skulls in displays of blazing vengeance, deflecting counter-attacks and splitting armour as if it were tin. Nobody watching a Deathwatch Chaplain in action can deny that the power of the Imperium is very real, and utterly deadly.

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This multi-part plastic kit contains all the components necessary to assemble one Deathwatch Chaplain. In the kit you’ll find a Space Marines Chaplain, plus a Deathwatch Upgrade Frame – this contains 10 Space Marine shoulder pads and 2 Terminator Armour shoulder pads with Deathwatch insignia, a Sergeant chest plate, 2 variant helmets, a power sword, a small backpack icon and 2 large vehicle icons, meaning you’ll have plenty of spare bits with which to assemble your perfect Kill Team!

Deathwatch Kill Team $35

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Organised into small, elite companies plucked from Space Marine Chapters that have pledged a tithe of their strength in the struggle against the alien, the Deathwatch counts only heroes amongst its ranks. Each member has been hailed as an expert in his field even before his training as a Deathwatch operator has begun. His armour painted the blackest of hues, his Chapter icon intact upon his pauldron as a mark of respect to the Chapter that made him, the Deathwatch Space Marine and his highly-specialised Kill Team descend to the edge of destruction, there to repel whatever dire threat they face.

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This multi-part plastic kit contains everything necessary to assemble a Deathwatch Kill Team. There’s a massive amount of variety contained on these sprues – use the army builder rules in Codex Deathwatch to gear your Kill Team up for particular battlefield roles. You’ll receive the parts to assemble 5 Deathwatch Space Marines , and a whole host of spares for your Deathwatch:

– 7 Space Marine heads
– 5 Deathwatch left shoulder pads
– 18 Chapter specific right shoulder pads
– 5 Deathwatch Boltguns (with shot selector)
– 5 Deathwatch Power Swords
– 2 Thunder Hammers
– 1 Frag Cannon
– 2 Storm Shields
– 2 Shotguns
– 1 Infernus Heavy Bolter
– 1 Stalker-pattern Boltgun
– 1 Heavy Bolter/Heavy Flamer combi-weapon
– 2 Power Maces
– 1 Xenophase Blade

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Deathwatch Vanguard Veterans $45

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Specialising in pinpoint assaults – invaluable to the extreme threats the Deathwatch face – Vanguard Veterans hurtle from the skies with jet turbines screaming. Some choose to leap across the battlefield in great bounds, closing in on the foe in seconds, others prefer to strike directly from the bay of an overhead Corvus Blackstar, penetrating the heart of an enemy force instantly. Once there, they use their weapons – each Vanguard Veteran has his preference, and is utterly deadly with his choice – to rend and destroy with an almost surreal efficiency.

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This multi-part plastic kit contains all the components necessary to assemble 5 Deathwatch Vanguard Veterans. You’ll receive a Vanguard Veteran Squad, plus a Deathwatch Upgrade Frame – this contains 10 Space Marine shoulder pads and 2 Terminator Armour shoulder pads with Deathwatch insignia, a Sergeant chest plate, 2 variant helmets, a power sword, a small backpack icon and 2 large vehicle icons, meaning you’ll have plenty of spare bits with which to assemble your perfect Kill Team!

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Deathwatch Terminators $50

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The warriors of the Deathwatch who fight encased in Terminator armour are representations of the Imperium’s might like no other. Their standard weaponry alone is impressive – wielding a storm bolter capable of mowing down a brood of Tyranids, and wearing a power fist that can tear apart an Eldar dreadnought – but most of these Terminators choose rather more esoteric loadouts, befitting the task at hand. Some select missile launchers with which to engage the enemy from a distance, others choose lightning claws with which to get up close and personal. Whatever the threat, the Deathwatch can match it, and the Deathwatch Terminators will ensure that the alien menace is struck down wherever it may dare to rise.

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This multi-part plastic kit contains all the components necessary to assemble 5 Deathwatch Terminators. You’ll receive a Space Marines Terminator Squad with an assault cannon, a heavy flamer, a Cyclone missile launcher and chainfists, plus 3 Deathwatch Upgrade Frame – totalling 30 Space Marine shoulder pads and 6 Terminator Armour shoulder pads with Deathwatch insignia, 3 Sergeant chest plates, 6 variant helmets, 3 power swords, 3 small backpack icons and 6 large vehicle icons, meaning you’ll have plenty of spare bits with which to assemble your perfect Kill Team!

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Deathwatch Venerable Dreadnought $50

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Always on the hunt for the largest and strongest xenos to eliminate, the Venerable Dreadnoughts of the Deathwatch are highly respected as killing machines by their Watch Masters. Filled with ancient wisdom and ancient hatred, they are often consulted before a Kill Team is sent into battle, that their knowledge may optimise the fight ahead. Once the battle commences, the Venerable Dreadnought is a living icon of the Chapter who sent them, the spearhead of the assault. Any alien in their path can expect a swift demise.

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This multi-part plastic kit contains all the components necessary to assemble one Deathwatch Venerable Dreadnought. In it, you’ll find a Space Marines Venerable Dreadnought, plus a Deathwatch Upgrade Frame – this contains 10 Space Marine shoulder pads and 2 Terminator Armour shoulder pads with Deathwatch insignia, a Sergeant chest plate, 2 variant helmets, a power sword, a small backpack icon and 2 large vehicle icons, meaning you’ll have plenty of spare bits with which to assemble your perfect Kill Team!

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And now for the Bundles!

10-Man Kill Team $70

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Dominatus Kill Team $80

 

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Furor/Malleus Kill Team $85

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Venator Kill Team $95

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Strategium Command Team $160

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Corvus Dropship Wing $195

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Watch Company $350

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Legends of the Dark Millennium: Deathwatch $24

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THE STORY
The Deathwatch stand apart. Chosen from among the finest warriors of the Adeptus Astartes, they are an elite and secretive force, wielding advanced weaponry to wage a shadow war against the myriad xenos predations assailing the Imperium of Mankind. When a resurging threat collides with a bitter foe on the fringes of the galaxy, annihilation comes to the Kurbynola System, poised to spread into the entirety of the Emperor’s domain. With the fate of humanity in the balance, Watch Captain Artemis leads the Deathwatch into battle against untold billions. It is a war that will teach Artemis the true meaning of duty in service to the Imperium, and the price that must be paid to preserve it.

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s the perfect primer for anyone wanting to know more about the Deathwatch. And if that wasn’t enough, it features a character well known to long-term fans as the first Deathwatch member ever named, way back in the ‘Inquisitor’ miniatures game. A true blast from the past.

Written by Ian St Martin

 

Deathwatch: The Last Guardian (CD audio drama) $20

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THE STORY
As part of an elite Deathwatch kill team, Brother Balthasar of the Dark Angels joins a special Inquisitorial mission to the eldar craftworld of Kher-Ys. Long ago ravaged by the daemonic forces of Slaanesh, the craftworld may still harbour the unlikeliest of allies for the Space Marines, and the key to a greater victory for the Chapter.

LISTEN TO IT BECAUSE
It’s a sinister and creepy audio tale with plenty of C Z Dunn’s trademark dark humour and some interesting links to his other Dark Angels fiction.

Written by C Z Dunn

Running time 63 minutes. Performed by Gareth Armstrong, John Banks, Tim Bentinck, Steve Conlin, Jonathan Keeble, Penelope Rawlins and Tania Rodrigues

 

Games Workshop really loves tossing in that new Deathwatch Sprue in the boxes!

  • MightyOrang

    Sorry, but a shiny silver shoulder pad cannot fix how ugly that Chaplin model is (and has been)!

    • GingerPowered

      Cassius Junior is much better

  • Beefcake the mighty

    Ooh Black Space marines! 🙂

  • Simon

    10 space marines for $80…
    give 5 of them jump packs, and they’re $85…
    turn those 5 with jump packs into terminators, and they’re $95.

    • Jack Halfey

      GW pricing doesn’t usually make much sense anyway. That’s not terrible by GW standards.

      • Simon

        That is true. Stormcast Eternals troops cost $10-$20 each.

    • Alpharius

      I, I assume you’re a troll. The terminators are larger models, on larger bases, and include THREE of the deathwatch upgrade sprues – thats like 36 shoulder pads. Why would they not cost more?

      • Simon

        Name-calling? Really? Yowza.

        • Alpharius

          Did you read the rest of my comment?

    • Mike X

      $7/$8 per model isn’t that bad, buddy.

      • Benjamin E

        Y’know, unless you play a sane wargame.

        • Mike X

          Such as?

          • Spacefrisian

            Bolt Action.

        • zeno666

          There are other games out there?!?! 😉
          Perhaps with playtested rules even?!

      • Malthrak

        Those used to be what people considered outrageous forgeworld prices for plastic infantry just a couple editions ago (and nowhere near long enough for inflation to make that much of a difference). These are more per model than something like Death Korps Grenadiers or many FW Horus Heresy resin infantry.

        • Mike X

          I’m 15 years into the hobby. Trust me, I know. But let’s look at other games:
          Shadows of Brimstone: $6/model
          Super Dungeon Explore: $12/model
          Dropzone Commander: $7/model
          Mercs: $10/model
          Malifaux: $6/model

          • Matthew Pomeroy

            I dont know most of those games, but the malifaux model also has all the rules for the model with it, so that’s not a good comparison.

          • Mike X

            It actually is a perfectly fine example when you’re not making a direct comparison.

            And just look at these equally high Warmachine/Hordes prices! But with terrible mono-poses!
            http://www.miniaturemarket.com/table-top-miniatures/warmachine-hordes.html

            Four tentacles (Hordes, Legion) for $35? That’s $8.75/model. Yet nobody blinks an eye.

            Is GW expensive? Yes. But so is the other top wargaming companies.

          • dave long island

            Think of the children! We must think of the children! Won’t anyone stop and think of the children?

          • polyquaternium7

            Pervert!!! :p

          • dave long island

            lol… yeah i walked right into that retort… lol

          • euansmith

            Yeah, they’re probably worth a fair bit. We could sell them and buy more minis!

          • dave long island

            LOL… Yeah good thinkin’! Its like on Reno911 when Weigel sold her baby at the police station while on duty… Haw haw!!

          • Matthew Pomeroy

            wrath of kings is cheaper per model, and are very good sculpts, they also have their rules. I dont play warmahordes, it doesnt appeal to me at all, but when putting comparisons in to models that are full upgrades to the game, its not really good comparison, gw is the model only, malifaux is a complete rules added. add in amount of models needed and it really is not a good comparison. I do play lotr/hobbit from GW and those were IMO better per cost models (except for some of the finecast) but again, each model added to the game, it didnt need 5+ to do anything with.

          • euansmith

            WoK minis are luuuuuuvely.

          • palaeomerus

            I like the sword pig guys and the medieval ballroom vampire ladies. Not sure about the werewolf with diesel smoke stack on his back though. He might get modified. The Oni w/ steam-punk gauntlets are fun. Or would they be more Yao-guai?

          • euansmith

            I assembled the Steampowered Wolf and just though, “Awesome!” 😀

            I got the Ancient King pledge level for the kickstarter, so ended up with one of everything; however I ordered extra Pigmen because they are just great.

          • BloodAngel

            I have to disagree with you on the FOW comment. The tanks are not the equivalent of a single 28mm model in 40K. They are more like the equivalent of a leman russ or land raider etc…
            The troops are about 39.00 per platoon.

          • euansmith

            I think that Mike X meant a FOW tank is roughly the equivalent in terms of plastic and stuff, rather than its table top utility.

          • palaeomerus

            15 mm tanks/trucks/half-tracks are a little bit bigger than Matchbox cars. I’d day they’re a bit larger than most GW trooper figs. FoW are usually resin and metal.

          • palaeomerus

            Sure ang Bandai HG Mobile suits start at $10 and go up around $30 for a Messala! BARGAIN!

          • Spacefrisian

            Warmahordes also has the rules with it, in fact you dont even need an army book to go with it.

            Kings of War doesnt come with the models rules, but you there is this site that provides you with all the rules you need (and statts) for free.
            Not talking about the Mantic site, talking about an army builder site.

          • euansmith

            In their defence, GW releases all their Codices and rules on line as free, non-searchable pdfs via third party torrent sites. 😉

          • BloodAngel

            LOLOL. This really did make me laugh out loud!

          • euansmith

            Minis are, of course, worth what you are willing to pay for them; and that depends on what you hope to get out of them.

            I’m very much a gamer, rather than a collector or painter (thank you, Army Painter for making my life easy).

            So, for me, I think it is more pertinent to look out how much a game costs for an effective force. I’m happy with around half a dozen units on the table to give myself some tactical flexibility.

            I can get an Infinity Starter Set for less than $30; that gives me six units (individual minis), each with their own special roles. The same with Mercs, Malefaux and other skirmish games.

            That Death Watch Watch Company is ten times as much for roughly the same amount of tactical flexibility; and would involve around ten times as much painting and modelling.

            For that kind of money, I could by pretty much buy half an entire faction of Infinity or Malefaux, giving me more minis and options that I would probably ever use.

            Personally I’m looking forward to the day when pre-painted minis don’t suck.

          • jcdent

            I have yet to see a Malifaux game with 10 or more models.

          • BloodAngel

            Yep, this is my point earlier. I play Warmahordes. I spent way too much on multiple armies, but that was my choice, If I stuck to not buying superfluous models just because they looked cool and just bought what I needed for a list, and stuck to one or two armies, I would have payed a TON less. ANY Warmahorde army is much smaller in terms of overall numbers of models included, so is going to be much less expensive to play. I really wish GW would put together some really comprehensive rules for like 500 point games. Since the standard it 1850 – 2000 points, you are really spending alot just getting to the points you need. I have a Gladius strike force Black Templar army with 10 razorbacks. That is where it gets expensive.

          • Thatroubleshootah

            I have a pretty big drop zone army and because the starter sets can be had for 45 bucks and contain a lot of necessary units in them my army only cost me a few hundred. Half of what I spent on my dark angels and I used dark vengeance to build those. 40k is way more expensive than any other wargamemail because of what was pointed out above. You need six tax squads and they need six rhinos etc etc. As the prices for those rise army prices shoot over the thousand dollars mark.

          • BloodAngel

            This is also true of GW. There are good deals on starter sets, boxed sets like Masque and Games like Overkill. I have a metric ton of Blood Angels (main army) Black Templars (secondary vanilla SM army for me) Salamanders and others that are half made up of Black reach minis I was buying in bulk when the sets were going for 60 bucks. I fluff out my stuff with box sets like Sanctus Reach ( I did have some wolves) Baal (obvious choice for me) and the games. Also, if anyone here buys these things for full price, they are ripping themselves off. If you are on this forum, then you have internet connection, and therefor should be at least ordering online at at least 25 to 30 percent off. Many of the retailers or ebayers do free shipping and in my state, WA State USA we have a 10% sales tax that is avoided by buying online from most places.

          • Malthrak

            The issue is, with 40k, you need 2, 3, 5, sometimes 10x or more as many models as with these other systems, and 40k models used to be dramatically cheaper (sometimes even the same kits, the basic Cadian guardsmen hasn’t changed in ~15 years, but is more than 2x the cost per model of what they were at the beginning of 5E because they repackaged them with half the quantity).

            Sure a Dropzone Commander model may average $7/each. But when a squad is 2 models, that’s easy to swallow. When a squad is five to ten models or more, it becomes much more of an issue. Likewise, the biggest model in Dropzone Commander, something like a PHR Hades, is ~$35-38 MSRP and about the size of a Dreadnought, and can be had commonly for $30 retail.

          • palaeomerus

            Mercs 2.0 comes in faction box sets of 10 figures w/ cards and such for $35.

        • BloodAngel

          I think the biggest part of the complaint isn’t when you compare model’s individual prices, it’s when you consider an entire unit. You NEED 10 marine squads. A comparable Warmahordes troop choice would be 10 winterguard Khador for between 39.99 and 49.99 or Menoth: Exemplar Errants Unit for 39.99. Plus with the way the points are, you need way more sets for 40K, so it just adds up to more to make a standard pointed army (1850 – 2000 pts)

          • Malthrak

            Aye, 40k just requires way more models than other systems.

      • jcdent

        Isn’t bad when you need ten of them, like in Infinity.

        You won’t be playing 40K with ten models.

        • euansmith

          Please, please, please GW bring back a 40k skirmish game 😀

    • dave long island

      George Carlin would refer to this mockingly as a: “Good, sound business solution”.

    • Mike Salamandrin

      Part of it is that the kit is intended to be shared with other SM kits, like the wolves and angels kits before it’s an upgrade frame squad. It only gets expensive if you try to spam the army specific weapons in the box. The DW Terminators come with three of the character upgrade frames and the killteam marines come with more than enough chapter pads, so any SM lying around can be pressed into the watch.

      • Simon

        Thank you for contributing meaningful information. If players aren’t expected to buy more than one box for their army, then that reduces the absurdity of the price. I just couldn’t believe that they would charge $70 for a tactical squad (something you generally need multiple sets of in your army), when a normal marine tactical squad is $43.

  • BloodAngel

    So, The Deathwatch Chaplain, Watch Commander and Librarian, were these included in either of the box games? (Overkill and Masque) or are they completely new?

    • Alpharius

      Not completely new. They are reboxed vanilla marine units with deathwatch upgrades spurs (with the exception of the watch master).

      • euansmith

        Any idea how the Death Watch Terminator should pad goes on to the Librarian, as he already has a Blood Angels’ pad molded on to his left shoulder? Is this a mini that actually requires some straight up conversion work?

        • Alpharius

          Only the non-deathwatch side shoulder pad is molded one the model – the other one you have to glue on. That’s why they chose the BA one instead of the regular one I suppose.

          • euansmith

            I rubbish with my right and left, but the Death Watch shoulder pad appears to go on his left shoulder, which is the one with the Blood Angels’ Librarian/Terminator shoulder pad is already molded in place. That’s the arm with the power cable on it.

            It just seems odd for GW to release an actual conversion project.

          • BloodAngel

            Yeah, It’s a bit weird that they would leave the Blood Angel iconography on the one shoulder, what if you want to use him for another chapter? We all know the way to do it, just convert, get out your razors and files and greenstuff or other conversion weapons of choice, but you would think they would make him vanilla for peeps that didn’t want to use him for BA.

      • Mike Salamandrin

        …plus a blood angels termie librarian, before you get bombarded with disproportionately spiteful dissertations on the subject

        • Alpharius

          Haha yeah, shoulda mentioned it!

  • Horus84cmd

    Anyone else find the reasoning for two separate articles on releases a bit weak. Surely one article with all the links, pricing, pic’s and explanations would make more sense? Seems like double the work.

  • jcdent

    Covus Flapjack, more like