40K: Roboute Guilliman – A Closer Look

Games Workshop is back with a new video taking a closer look at the Risen Primarch Roboute Guilliman!

via Warhammer Community

Roboute Guilliman, the Avenging Son, Lord of the 500 Worlds, Master of Macragge and all round combat and strategic mastermind is back to save the Imperium, and he is not pleased with the state of things.

Strategist. Hero. Avenging Son. Roboute Guilliman is the Primarch of the Ultramarines, Lord of Ultramar, and a peerless leader of men.

We saw a preview of Guilliman’s rules earlier. He’s a BOSS. Plus we’ve even taken a quick tour of the book. But if you want to hear about Guilliman direct from Games Workshop then watch the video above. You can also skip ahead to the 2:04 mark where Dave Sanders from GW talks about his rules in more detail.

“He’s furious about what’s happened to the Imperium in his absence and he’s back to set things right.”

 

Keep an eye out for more of these videos from GW this week. Grand Master Voldus and Cypher are coming soon…

  • amaximus167

    Okay BOLS, this is the 40,000th article on Guilliman. I know it is a big deal and all. But I have literally waited way longer to see something interesting with Cypher and the Fallen Angels. Can we PLEASE at least get just ONE freaking article on them please? Thanks!

    • Herkamer63

      No

    • benn grimm

      This book would’ve been so much more awesome with just fallen.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By
      • amaximus167

        I saw that the other day, but there is like, 5 more pages with info. I just want to know what their formation rules are like and what their options are.

        • Aezeal

          buy the book

          • amaximus167

            Not before I know if it’s worth a damn to me.

    • ZeeLobby

      Haha. You’re not alone. All these Guilliman articles have literally left me with the personal knowledge that I could care less about him in the story line. I’m even more worried that if he’s central to 8th edition, I’ll have little interest in that as well. Some other primarchs better show up before then.

      • Aezeal

        Well Zee you are a bit of a whiner sometimes.. hardly changes that much who is in charge of the Imperium.

        • ZeeLobby

          Hey. I give praise where praise is due. Love the new cypher model. It’s not my fault they resurrected the most uninteresting toolbag, though the way their writing has been going it’s not that shocking.

          • Aezeal

            He’s a good guy as far as space marine primarchs go. He’s what the Empire needs. If he’s ruling the empire he doesn’t really need to be interesting.

          • ZeeLobby

            And that mundane explanation (not that it’s yours, but likely the justification that they used) is why he’s so boring. Heck bring back Russ and make the new Empire on the offensive. Spice things up. Don’t just paint the gold emperor blue and call him MK2. I wish they had gone further and more dynamic. The only dynamism to the story is blowing up the old fluff.

          • Aezeal

            Russische. . Just the one I thought of when I was praising Guilliman. No one except the wolves would be stupid enough to let him lead anything except a charge. He probably fracture the empire by doing stupid things and kill more of the peasants than chaos. He is an executioner and nothing more. I know primarchs are supposed to be super human incl super intelligent but in him I just don’t see it.

          • NNextremNN

            I would be laughing so hard If he comes back from the warp as the newest hairy daemon primarch.

          • ZeeLobby

            Now that actually sounds interesting to me. Heck. The Khan, vulkan, Mannus reincarnated, anyone would have been more interesting. Instead we got the accountant who I’m guessing won’t behave anything like the thought out character in the 30K setting.

          • Lion El’ Jonson

            I find him very interesting as a character. Know no Fear forever cemented my love for Guilliman!

            So it’s your opinion really, I vastly prefer Guilliman over Russ, and I can’t wait to see what the lord of the 500 worlds will do if he takes the throne, and leads the Imperium.

          • Aezeal

            Russ who of the current loyal primarchs is most responsible for the Heresy really exploding due to his own odd prejudices (Goddammit kill all your own psychers too if they are so terrible- If he hadn’t fallen for Horus’ scheme Magnus might still be loyal… I think it would have mattered :D)

          • The Rout

            Well the heresy isnt Russ fault, Horus planned for the events of Prospero (according to the HH book which is canon unfortunately). Russ just made Horus life easier since he saw the SW as his only military threat and the TS as his only magical threat (see false gods).

            The effect is still the same though, the loss of the SW (at decent fighting strength) and the TS was brutal for the loyalists. imagine if an unbroken SW legion AND 90000 TS had been on terra when the time came?

          • Aezeal

            Ofcourse.. Horus and his cronies are the real bad guys.. But from the good guys Russ has most to answer for and it’s not negligable. Russ let his feelings cloud his mind or else he would’ve realised he was being set up.

          • The Rout

            Well sort of. All depends on perspective. You read master of mankind? Magnus really deserved what he got. Russ acknowledged that he was duped by horus but said he’d do it again even without horus’ input.

            Big E also said to malcador regarding prospero “worry not about my executioner, his axe falls only where it is deserved”. So if russ would act the same way regardless of horus and the emperor agrees with that decision, and magnus deserved it then I’m not sure I see your point.

            Loyalist TS would have been amazing but if you’re looking for someone to blame them blame magnus.

          • Aezeal

            Well big E making a difference between 1000 sons and the wulfen wyrdboys… THAT is probably the cause for a lot of problems if we are taking it that way.

          • The Rout

            Gotta admit i do find that wyrd. I dont think the Sw would go against the edict of nikea because they are the most loyal of dogs but they definitely did continue the use of priests after nikea.

            Then we have kind of seen that they were right in thinking there powers are different. If you read warzone fenris part 1 and 2 you’ll see that the world spririt/ forge is real, so are some of the fenrisian “gods” so maybe it really is different?

          • Aezeal

            Then you can hardly KNOW which magic comes from chaos and which from… other gods..

          • The Rout

            I never said i did know, i posed it as a question because it is unclear. We do KNOW that those gods fought against chaos in warzone fenris though which is some indicator. but then chaos fights chaos all the time so even thats not definitive.

          • DJ860

            You’re right, he’s just the easy version which does feel a little like Primarch Lite, but hopefully there’s a longer term vision. Perhaps it’s just as he was the only loyalist primarch that everybody knew where he was and he was in plain sight, so the easiest to drag back.

          • ZeeLobby

            It just seems odd to me that they’ll take risks like blowing up biel-tan or cadia, but then go with the snoringest of primarch to return. Just wish they would have done something more interesting. Or heck, have Guilliman actually fracture the imperium (something that people keep hoping for but I sincerely doubt will actually happen, will be excited if he does though).

      • David Leimbach

        He’s a nice foil to pit your dark forces against and adds a new dimension to the universe.

        • ZeeLobby

          I guess I just find the foil to be too one-dimensional.

      • DJ860

        If you’re not interested in 8th edition, will you stop commenting on 40k threads for a while when it drops?

        • ZeeLobby

          Probably, and that’s no joke. My comments have honestly fallen off since the end times of 40K started as it’s really not the setting that got me into the game to begin with. If 8th ends up not fixing balance issues, and the storyline joins AoS in its monstrous creature character centralized plots, then I’ll probably stop playing alltogether. It’s a shame, having played 40K since 3rd, but for me personally they just aren’t turning into something that has the depth I want (gameplay, models or story). It’s too bad as their community involvement is probably the best it’s ever been (besides maybe the peak of games days and GW ran GT circuit).

  • benn grimm

    Would love to say that I’m at least looking forward to putting Papa Smurf in the ground…again…but I’m really not…what I am looking forward to though is the hype machine moving on to the next shiny new thing, literally whatever it is. Tau civil servants? Bring it on. Grot fluffers? Gimme gimme. Heck, at this point I’d drool over a new IG toilet cleaner…

    • ZeeLobby

      Yes, YES! I haven’t even commented on articles lately purely because papa smurf has literally zero interest for me. Please god, let him not be the central figure of 8th edition.

      • Shawn

        That is probably a foregone conclusion and probably the sole reason they have contacted Matt Ward. I shouldn’t complain too much though. Black Library is finally writing a novel series featuring the Iron Hands chapter master. I hope this leads to a statted out character in the game.

        • Jesse Cavazos

          Oh yeah? First I’ve heard of it and now I’m glad to hear it!

        • vlad78

          Didn’t they tell you, Rowboat Guilliman is to be the Iron Hand next chapter master. Cawl made sure his robotic parts made him qualified enough and no one will dare to stop his bid for the control of all chapters in existence.

        • Carey_Mahoney

          Oh boy… Matt Ward… Ultramarines and Grey Knights, the two most boring Marine chapters of ’em all…

  • Socrates Kentaro Matsuura

    “robooty guilliman” , wow, now i can’t un-hear it 😀

    • Maitre Lord Ironfist

      i like big bootys and i con not lie!

      (Guiliman should realy eat less cheese, his rearend is so wide :s )

    • MechBattler

      Rawbutt Girlyman.
      For always being treated as second fiddle to his other brothers despite being a better leader than most of them were.

    • DJ860

      I have the same since I heard him called “Bobby G”

  • Baldrick

    Ok, so if Girliman can rise from the dead, what about Sanguinius then……….

    • OldHat
    • Jani Jalassalo

      Well Guilliman was wounded and put right away in stasis, but Sanguinius was killed so he ain’t coming back

      • Baldrick

        What!. Girliman got stabbed in the neck by a poison blade that almost decapitated him, how is just a wound. Technically he should be dead, just like the emperor. If GW is going to ‘raise the dead’ then raise them all……..

        • DJ860

          He was dying, put in stasis until a cure could be found, done. Sanguinius, very much dead, although I expect their could be some shenanigans with a host body or something.

  • Carey_Mahoney

    Given that they’re close-quarters with the enemy, most marines on that top picture look surprisingly casual. Same as in that Crimson Fists artwork that was posted here recently.

  • Maitre Lord Ironfist

    Honestly, i still do like Celestine the most. I played her now and she ist strong yes, (also she could use another 20 – 50P but she is still fine) but she feels good too play with. With these, i dunno. But i will only take the GreyKnight. :,D So taht Celestine might get a break leading my Grey Knights startingarmy 😛

  • Hagwert

    I’m actually loving this story arc . A vast, stagnant and failing empire , beset on all sides by disasters , foes and useless leadership, ruled by a distant and out of touch uncaring elite, torn apart by a rebellion headed by a leader who most thought their time had long passed . All we need now is for Theresa May to start wearing blue power armour and it will be like Brexit all over again !

  • David Leimbach

    Not a fan, because – like Ogryns, large humans throw off the scale of 40k. When you have a game table with a large human, standing next to a little tank to someone not already into the lore it looks stupid.
    You can have all the giant mosters, robots, aliens and demons you want battling normal sized humans, or even space marine super humans – a head taller than the solders. As soon as you have oversized giant humans your table just goes dumb.
    Maybe give him tiny guns for his giant hands? I don’t know what the solution is to bring the model back to scale, but that huge base he’s on just makes the effect worse.

  • Greg MacLean

    I thought I would hate this guy like I hated Magnus, but to be honest he seems interesting: he’s a slow but powerful tank unit with AoE buffs, and unlike FMCs which have their cake and eat it too by being both crazy tough and fast, I think the game has a place for a unit like this.

    That said, it’s stuff like his sword that make vehicles worthless. I wish all rules that applied to hurting vehicles should inflict multiple wounds or severe debilitation to MCs. The whole idea behind a vehicle is that it’s harder to damage than the other stuff on the battlefield. When a Vanq blasts a round clean through a Daemon prince’s chest that could have blown up a land raider and he just looks over and goes “oh well, I’ve got lots more wounds!” it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

  • Jani Jalassalo

    Aww man! When Guilliman was 1st time leaked about month ago and there was some rule on him can’t remember name but making Sternguards as normal troop choice rather then Elite, but seems scrapped.