40K: Victrix Strike Force and Relics of Ultramar – Revealed

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More leaks from Rise of the Primarch have been spotted in the wild, take a look at a new Ultramarine Formation and more…

Rise of the Primarch is out, but the leaks keep coming–in this edition, here’s a look at the Primarch’s chosen honorguard, some of the Relics of Ultramar, and some of the objectives that will be coming soon to a table near you.

pics via Miniwars

Victrix Strike Force

Relics of Ultramar

New Objectives

What do you think? The Victrix  Strike Force seems pretty strong–a good method for making sure that Guilliman gets wherever he needs to go without getting blown off the table. The Vengeance of Ultramar looks…interesting.

You can check out the rest of the leaked pics here.

As always, let us know what you think, does the wargear work, or not measure up? How good will the Victrix actually be?

  • Mr.Gold

    you do realise that the book has actually been released on the 11/03/17? they are not really leaks any more.

    • ZeeLobby

      They just keep going and going and going

    • Karru

      Shhhhhh… This is BoLS and this is how things work around here!

    • Ira Clements

      What about the big sprue unboxing reveal of sprues that came out in BoP months ago. OOOOOOOHH AAAAAAHH.

    • Muninwing

      november?! are you a timetraveler?!

      or just not an american?

      • Mr.Gold

        British. We write the date in the funny format of: Day, Month, Year.

        • Muninwing

          yeah, hence the joke…

          tone doesn’t always carry. sorry.

  • Jared van Kell

    The fact that they are releasing this now when the book released yesterday, and most folk already have their copies, is amusing.
    Either way I can see the Santic Halo and the Cloak being popular items.

    • Jacob

      Yet here we are, giving them all those delicious clicks.

      • Jared van Kell

        Yes, yes we are and we are suckers for it.

  • Byungwook Kim

    Wow those are some real relics. Why were they hiding them until now.

    • ieyke

      Guilliman’s back.
      They’re breaking out the fine china when the important people finally show up.

  • Ronin

    Strike Force Ultra or first company task force with this detachment would allow for objective secured terminators lol. Also you can get objective secured Tigurius, Guilliman, or Calgar. 😀

  • Karru

    Those are some very nice relics, as an Ultramarine player I am happy.

    They look relatively balanced, 35pts for Eternal Warrior and It Will Not Die for an Ultramarine character isn’t that broken. It’s still very powerful and I hope that other armies start seeing these types of relics as well.

    The 15pts FNP doesn’t sound too bad either, but I don’t think that I would be running it as my Captain hangs around his Command Squad every time he takes the field.

    Soldier’s Blade is very nice. 20pts for a AP2 Melee Weapon is something that I prefer a lot. +5 points over a power weapon and my Captain can ignore armour saves, yes please!

    The standard is also pretty cool, allows for some fancy narrative scenarios, but I don’t think it will see that much use towards the end as it is only 6″ for the special effect and is wielded by a guy that cannot Look Out Sir.

    The helm feels pretty useless. 30pts is a steep price for something that works only against Chaos Space Marines or gives just Preferred Enemy.

    Vengeance of Ultramar is pretty much lame. 20pts for a 4 shot Storm Bolter with Poisoned isn’t exactly the best thing to have when you have loads of other options to choose from. Especially since that thing is only AP5 so against anything with a save, you are better off with a Combi-weapon. Even against something like Orks or Tyranids, I would take the Primarch’s Wrath over this one any day. Salvo 3/5, AP4, Master-crafted and Shred for the same price.

    • Pascalnz

      you realise you can put that preferred enemy helm on any character right? and that it could go in a 50 man blob of guardsman. re roll ones for wounding and attacking is bananas good.
      it’s actually incredible for a squad of stern guard within the victrix formation. 2+ rerolled to hit, 2+ rerolled for poison bolters.

      • Karru

        Is that so, I wasn’t aware of that.

      • Mr.Gold

        any character that can select a relic…

    • Haighus

      Standard can only be taken by Honour Guard too, although it could be quite nice in the formation above that boosts the WS and BS of Honour Guard and Sternguard.

    • BrianDavion

      the helmet may not be super useful, but the lore fan of me is pleased as punch to see a referance to Theil.

  • Guillermo Cordido

    too bad i cant use tarentian cloack on Guilliman… IWND rule could add something.

  • Lion El’ Jonson

    *Looks at Soldiers blade…*
    *Opens my Dark Angels Codex*
    *Goes to Relics page*
    *Sees Monster Slayer of Caliban sword*
    *Cries*

    • BrianDavion

      yeah on the other hand, foe-smiter is waaaay better then any of the bolt gun relics UMs have.

  • MechBattler

    Totally called it. Knew they’d give him a way to get meatshields.

    • Derek Lee

      Still no transport, yet…

      • MechBattler

        He’ll probably have Deepstrike, negating the need for a method of propelling him across the field. Which he’ll actually need, if he’s ever to be of any use on the battlefield.
        If there’s one thing I’ve learned about monstrous creatures, it’s that ones that can’t move faster than 6 inches are functionally useless for most of a game. All his totally awesome rules won’t mean a darn thing if can’t actually get to a fight.
        He’ll just be a 400 point (or whatever he ends up costing) brick.
        Pretty expensive for something that just sits there giving out a few buffs to the army.