Plastic Warhammer 30K is off to a fantastic start with Calth and Prospero. Here’s what it needs to really explode!
GW is laying out the backbone of Horus Heresy plastics and putting them on the shelves. The plastic kits from Betrayal at Calth and Burning of Prospero will add a huge amount of utility for 30K gamers. Gamers can start with these then move into Forgeworld for the Legion specific and the rare stuff. Here’s the next core kits we need to see in plastic:
Legion Devastator Squad – Five models (Mk.II) with a large sprue of the heresy heavy weapons (Missile Launchers, Lascannons, Heavy Bolters, Volkite).
Legion Support Squad – Five models(Mk.II) with a large sprue of the heresy special weapons (Melta, Plasma, Flamer, Volkite).
Scimitar Jetbike – You want to instantly give the Heresy a different visual feel on the tabletop? A 2 Jetbike box (think Skyweavers) with a bunch of weapon options for the bikes. Eat your heart out 40K Ravenwing!
Deimos Rhino – Bring back the old school Rhino – Heresy style. Plus this kit can form the base kit for all the other Rhino variants down the road.
Land Raider Proteus – It’s time for the old Rogue Trader Land Raider to roll again – in its new sexy updated look. These in plastic would FLY off shelves.
Sicaran Tank Destroyer – At some point the plastic Heresy line will need to move into a small number of kits that are “Heresy specific” meaning they are distinctive vehicles that are commonly used in the 30K, yet rare in 40K. This will give the line its own flavor. The mid-sized, visually unique, and deadly Sicaran fits the bill well.
Javelin Attack Speeder – Another wonder of 30K that is unknown by the 40th millenia. The Javelin makes the 40K Land Speeder look like an brick and would fill the fast attack roll with heresy style and a small easy to produce kit.
You put those ten items on store shelves with cool unique 30K packaging and watch GW’s coffers fill at warp speed.
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