40K: Talons of the Emperor Limited Run?

Fans of the Custodes and Sister of Silence, you might want to act quickly with this new boxed set…

The Talons of the Emperor Box is available for pre-order now. As of right now, it’s the best place to get rules in the form of two 24-page books: Codex: Adeptus Custodes and Codex: Sisters of Silence. However, there is something everyone should note about this product:

via Games Workshop

Talons of the Emperor

“Please note, this product is available while stocks last.”

Anytime we see that listed on a GW product it means it’s a limited run. After this one sells out it will be out of stock and may not come back. Games Workshop may issue a re-print in the future but there is no guarantee of that so it’s best to consider this as a “heads-up” announcement. If you want to get your hands on the 24 page Codexes for the Custodes or Sisters you might want to act on that sooner rather than later…

Also note that this messaging is only on the Product Description for “Talons of the Emperor” and NOT on included with any of the unit boxes.

What’s in the rules? “Talons of the Emperor contains 2 books full of rules and background for the included miniatures:”

Codex: Adeptus Custodes

– Datasheets for the Custodian Guard Squad, Venerable Dreadnought and Land Raider;
– the Aegis of the Emperor special rule;
– a new Warlord Traits table;
– the Golden Legion Task Force detachment;
– the Armoury of the Adeptus Custodes – wargear, special issue wargear and vehicle equipment.

 

Codex: Sisters of Silence

– Datasheets for the Prosecutor Squad, Vigilator Squad, Witchseeker Squad and Null-Maiden Rhino;
– special rules, including Psychic Abomination;
– the Null-Maiden Task Force detachment;
– the Armoury of the Silent Sisterhood – wargear, special issue wargear and vehicle equipment.

 

Will we see these rules reprinted in a White Dwarf? Will the boxes come with the basic unit rules inside? We won’t find out until we get our hands on the boxes. But if you’re on the fence about this product you might want to take that into consideration…

 

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  • MightyOrang
    • KombatWombat

      You have *nothing* to whine about, yank. 🙂 Try being Australian – or heaven forbid, New Zealander. And I’m sure there’s even worse out there somewhere.

      • MightyOrang

        I did think of you all as I was writing that!

      • Roughneck

        Funny thing is half the world over would give anything to live in the US, AUS or NZ. So I’d be alittle more greatful about where you are.

      • Christopher Witecki

        Imagine being in deep Siberia, northern Canada or Antarctica. These places desperately need board games than any place with normal winters. In fact should air drop Marine kits to people up there as a humanitarian aid.

        • Shawn

          I could get behind this.

      • Vinícius Contrucci Capelloto

        Try to be brazilian, GW is trying to sell things here now, I won’t say the price for because it’s borderline insane. http://www.fnac.com.br/warhammer-40k-thousand-sons-magnus-the-red/p he’s about US$263.92….

    • Roughneck

      There’s these things called taxes, shipping costs and export fees. Thats the reason you pay more. Putting into a currency converter doesn’t tell the whole story.
      If that were the case move to the UK as with your logic it won’t cost you anymore than driving to you FLGS

      • MightyOrang

        Taxes argument would make more sense if these were still made in the U.K. and not China.

        • Roughneck

          They are made in the uk. Only codexes are printed in China, try again

          • MightyOrang

            Holy crap! Something not made in China.

            That’s refreshing.

          • Stealthbadger

            Also why would import taxes and shipping costs not apply to Chinese goods coming into the US?

          • cuda1179

            I think the point would not be that the US wouldn’t be taxed, but that the people of the UK would be taxed as well.

          • Roughneck

            To export out of the UK you pay tax to the UK government.

          • Stealthbadger

            I’m not sure we pay tax to export stuff. Certainly not to the EU, for now at least. I agree with you though. Currency converting is too simple, there is Labour, shipping, heating and lighting of local infrastructure (stores), insurance costs covering staff and physical assets, import taxes. All of these vary by country. E,g. Australia is far more expensive to live in than even the U.K., just the increased min wage alone probably hikes cost for the business unit.

          • Roughneck

            We don’t to the ones within the EU, but countries outside of it we do. That’s why people who buy from countries outside of it ask you to put gift on the box as then you don’t pay export tax or require a commercial invoice for the item or items and they don’t pay import tax

          • There’s very few tariffs and duties between the US and Europe, GW UK vs US prices are usually quite similar, but brexit has changed the conversion rate due to the pound performing poorly. GW isn’t gonna restructure US prices because of what could be a temporary drop in the pound

          • Roughneck

            That’s the us and Europe. For all it’s worth the UK isn’t a part of Europe and has in the EUs words a special relationship with Europe hence why it kept the pound and didn’t take the Euro.
            The USAs prices are down to taxes and shipping that is all.

          • You’re wrong, incredibly wrong. The U.K. Is absolutely part of the Eurozone…for now. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say you haven’t been reading too much about trade relations in a post Brexit environment, but one of the main issues is that leaving Europe is gonna royally screw up trade with the rest of the world because current EU trade deals only include Eurozone members, so the moment the U.K. Leaves the EU they have to negotiate trade deals, including with the US.
            And again, until a year ago the price in pounds was almost identical to the price in dollars (usually rounded up), this is exclusively due to currency fluctuation, nothing more

          • Roughneck

            I am not wrong at all as I ship items world wide every day.
            It is part of Europe for the free trade meaning you can ship to EU countries without paying duty or needing a commercial invoice. For any country outside of it you pay export duty and require a commercial invoice in triplicate.
            Can tell you don’t run a business, yet alone one that trades globally.

          • The terms of which are set by a trade deal between the US and the EU. I didn’t say there are no duties or tariffs between the US and EU (which includes the U.K. as a member of the Eurozone) I said they don’t and didn’t have a big impact on the price of GW models. Again, until a year ago the cost of a GW mini in pounds and dollars was almost identical, very slightly more. The pricing didn’t change, the value of the pound did. As a result, GW is making much much more money per US sale https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-06/painting-mini-elves-and-goblins-is-cheaper-thanks-to-brexit

          • Roughneck

            It has a massive impact and you obviously don’t understand or know about UK taxes and how they work.
            The UK government has had a bunch of directives from the EU it’s supposed to do but doesn’t I could list numerous ones regarding voting and legal processes.
            Again I will guess your not from the UK or live there but know more than us that actually do and have to use the laws every day?
            Customs duty that the UK government charges to export from its own business has nothing to do with the EUs trade agreement.
            Hence why France is saying now free trade for the uk in Europe when it leaves as current to export to say Germany from the uk costs nothing in customs duty but to say Russia or turkey it currently does.
            This is why GW won’t let its independents ship outside EU countries,but next you’ll tell me that’s not true.
            You haven’t the first clue what your talking about as like I said you obviously one don’t run a business or ship world wide

          • Again, GW hasn’t changed prices since the a pound was $1.44-$1.50, it is currently $1.24. The price difference isn’t due to cost, it’s due to currency fluctuation

          • Roughneck

            Not at all it’s one part of a bigger picture it’s about time you Yanks realised that

          • What? This is exclusively about currency, nothing else has changed. GW’s prices haven’t changed, the UK’s trade relationship with the US hasn’t changed, nothing has changed yet. It will, once Brexit is implemented, but it hasn’t. They’re making more profit due to currency fluctuation, they’re bragging to investors about it. Just stop BSing.

          • Roughneck

            Not at all,
            Taxes have risen as has VAT in the uk which stands for value added tax.
            You know so little about uk tax etc it’s untrue and are making a fool of yourself with your comments.
            When the recession hit the uk that didn’t mean prices went up for Americans in the time you stated.
            Please stop now as I know you don’t know what your talking about.

          • You’re talking nonsense, the “time that I stated” is between March 2016 and March 2017. The price of GW products has remained the same, but the profit they make on US sales has gone up because of the depressed price of the pound. There’s been no “recession,” growth was 2% last year in the U.K. Nothing else has changed in that year that would cause US prices to increase, and GW is citing the depressed pound as reason to expect strong profits in their annual report.

          • Roughneck

            You do know the uk still isn’t out of its recession right?
            GW has released no such statement, pleas show us a link to the article stating this and the Talons of the Emperor which is the case in point?
            You haven’t a clue what your talking about.
            As I said it’s clear you’ve never run a business or shipped anywhere in the world as it’s a point you keep ignoring.
            When you’ve done that come back and talk to me, as I do both every day

          • …dude, do you know what the word recession means? Google that, then the U.K. Growth rate last year.
            As for GW’s statement:
            “Games Workshop is pleased to announce that the sales and profit growth, that was discussed in the January 2017 trading update, continues. Income from royalties receivable is also ahead of expectations. In light of the above, profits for 2016/17 are likely to be materially above market expectations. Sales and profits have further benefitted from the continuing favourable impact of the weaker pound. However, the Board remains aware that there is some uncertainty in the trading periods ahead for the rest of the 2016/17 financial year. A further update will be given as appropriate.”
            https://investor.games-workshop.com/2017/03/06/trading-statement-2/

          • Roughneck

            What month are we in?
            Where are the talons of the emperor which I specifically stated had be in the example.
            According to the UK government we are still in a recession hence why VAT is still at 20% and not at the 17.5% it has been the previous 20 years before 2007 onwards?
            Sure you know the uk better than people in it.

          • The UK recession ended quarter 3 2009, the VAT increase was in 2011. Recession is a term for when growth rates are negative for 2 successive quarters. The economic data is readily available, I suggest you look into it.
            And I don’t care what you want from an example, being aggressively ignorant is not something I’m going to fix for you. Their prices haven’t changed since the Brexit vote, they’re not going to reduce prices in the US in response to temporary currency changes, which they noted are volatile at the end of their investor guidance.

          • Roughneck

            Hahahaha you really don’t know a thing.
            I suggest you worry about your own countries economics than tell us about ours.
            The recession hasn’t ended at all, its eased off but you go into any bank and ask them. Oh wait, your not in the uk so you can’t.
            So a person is ignorant because they ask you for a specific example that you haven’t got but said you did.
            Your the most clueless person I’ve ever talked to on her but I will write to my local MP and put you forward to Teresa May as an economics advisor who never has been to the uk or experienced its laws, taxes or econemy, I’m sure you will get the job and quite possibly be the next chancellor of the exchequer. I hope to see you on primintors questions every Wednesday.

          • Again, I recommend actually looking up the definition of recession, then look at U.K. Growth rates by quarter for the last 9 years. I’d say I’ll accept your apology when you realize your mistake, but I know you aren’t going to do it.

          • Roughneck

            I’m not mistaken and my banker friend is reading this and point out how clueless you are. Growth rates don’t mean you see the fiscal benefit to be 100% out of a recession monetarily. Again walk down any uk street and see how many closed shops there are, oh wait you can’t but your being A typical national of your country here and telling the whole world what to do but have no first hand experience of it and how it works.
            I would say look at the previous prininisters quotes on the recession and George Osbournes but you wouldn’t know who they are. Here’s a tip articles online don’t reflect what happens at the coal face and what people see on the streets
            Again I should see you on Priministers Questions next week, good luck on your first tv appearance.

          • …no, to be out of a recession you need two quarters of economic growth in a row. To be recovered, you need GDP to be above what it was before the recession. Since the U.K. Has both grown and recovered, you, and apparently your banker friend, are full of it. It’s possible, common even to have closed shops and economic problems all while the economy is growing. Median wages can fall too. That doesn’t change the fact that the Great Recession ended for the U.K. In 2009, and the period afterward is a recovery.

          • Not everything, it depends on the kit

          • Roughneck

            My friends a stockist and only the odd terrain kits that were made years ago are from china. All kits have been made in the uk for a number of years it even says so on the back bellow the barcodes.

          • Mostly terrain, I believe their new base kits are also made in china

          • Roughneck

            Those base kits have been in warehouses for years like the dragon gate Dias was which was first seen in the storm of chaos Warhammer fantasy kit when GW did make its kits in China and moved it due to recasters stealing the moulds

          • As if recasters need the molds…

          • Roughneck

            They actually did, but shows how little you know about your hobby lol.
            You want to know why codexes are printed in China? It’s because GW dont own their own large scale printing presses but next you’ll be telling me that’s not true.
            It’s also the same reason fantasy flight print on china

          • They don’t, recasters make every GW kit in existence, they don’t need the molds, they just cast the parts, which is kinda obvious.

          • Roughneck

            Next time you go to GW HQ as why they moved the model making process back from China.
            Oh wait I bet you never go and know more than those that go regularly……
            Think you will find they do but hey, alternate facts, sure.

          • If recasters need the molds, how did they recast zone mortalis tiles, did they sneak into FW under cover of darkness?
            Of course not, they just recast them.

          • Roughneck

            As I said go to GW HQ and ask them.
            I know what I’m saying is true as I have asked.
            I’m guessing again your not in the UK so you must be right.
            I would guess from your responses where your from as it’s quite obvious but then again that would t be polite.

          • I fully believe someone at GW told you that, but considering the fact you can get every FW kit from recasters and none are made in China, I don’t buy that as even a secondary justification

          • Roughneck

            Is forgeworld plastic? That’s news to me. Now your talking BS.
            You do know Forgeworld and Games Workshop are seperate divisions and treated as seperate companies right?
            Two forgeworld has always been made in the uk.
            Your comparing apples to pears here

          • That’s my point, FW is made in the U.K., but you can get their kits from recasters. You can get the kits that GW has always made in the U.K. From recasters. If moving production out of china stopped recasters, how is all that U.K. product available for sale from recasters? Hell, spikey bits even had a video awhile back about a plastic recast knight with re-designed sprues.

          • Roughneck

            Again you don’t read the point stated and interpret it as you wish.
            Talk about things you know about not what you dont

          • You claimed GW stopped producing things in China because if they make them in China recasters steal the molds and recast them. How is the fact that you can get every GW product, including ones made in the UK, from recasters not proof that that excuse is bull?

          • Roughneck

            Not at all,
            As I said go to HQ and ask or go put some effort into research.
            Oh wait you can’t do argue with people who know better than you as your limited in scope

          • And yet you can still get all those products from recasters. Sure seems like they made a dumb business decision if that was why, their shareholders should be furious.

          • Roughneck

            Shareholders in a company that’s turning profits yearly? Yeah ok

          • If they sacrificed higher profits to stop recasters and there are still recasters, then yes, an investor would have a reason to be upset

          • Roughneck

            No because people know recasts are poorer quality and in general and inferior product so nothing to be mad about

    • Emprah

      It is the Make the Imperium Great Again tax. And it is totally not make GW’s Wallet Even Greater price increase.

    • Considering how unpredictable currency markets have been since the Brexit vote, I have to imagine they aren’t gonna set prices based on it

  • Averam

    Would’ve been nice if they’d been some new models, rather than just re-packaged Burning of Prospero kits plus a standard Landraider. I got the Custodes and Sisters WAY cheaper off Ebay from people splitting the Prospero box.

    • Roughneck

      The money items in these are the two codexes that you can only get physical copies of in the set.

      • Averam

        This is true, but if you really wanted them you can email GW and tell them you spilled coffee on the ones that came in the box, they’ll send you a PDF for free.

        • Roughneck

          True enough but it’s not the same as actually having a physical book in your hands.

          • AnomanderRake

            Some of us have moved almost completely to digital since GW sliced up our Daemonhunters Codex back in 5th-6th. I can tell you that having a pdf is pretty much the same, only you’re carrying around one tablet instead of a dozen paperbacks full of poorly-written lore.

          • Roughneck

            Not at all, nothing beats actually holding a printed book. Tablet doesn’t have that same feel.

          • AnomanderRake

            Well, there’s the hyperlinking…and the quicker page-turning action…and the all-in-one-place library…and the shortform indexing…and the weight savings…(Seriously, I’ve replaced (by my count) 12.5 kilos of books across three armies (plus all my Warmachine cards) with a half-kilo tablet. The number of books I need to do the Inquisition these days is just silly.)

            You know what else doesn’t have the same feel? Making your bag 25x heavier on principle.

          • stinkoman

            and the batteries dying and having to pay to view your old codexes when the app gets updated, and why are you carrying all that around anyway? just your codex and the pocket rule book. fits into my army case, no need to carry an extra tablet case. my books never need updating or upgrading, or screen fixing or battery charging. I dont thumb through my books nearly enough to warrant the need for hyperlinking.

          • AnomanderRake

            ‘Just my Codex’? You mean the Daemonhunters Codex that’s been split up into a dozen peices that I need Imperial Agents, the digital-only Inquisition book, IA4 or the MT book, and the Grey Knights book to play?

            This is 7th. You can play with just one Codex if you’re playing Eldar, Ultramarines, Necrons, or Tau, otherwise you’re boned.

          • Roughneck

            My heart bleeds for you, having to do some exercise carrying a book.
            Plus your missing the point entirely about books.
            Pretty lazy short cuts and hyper links to be honest, problem with people now. Have to do everything easy rather than work lol.

          • AnomanderRake

            I’m sorry, I prefer to spend my time playing the game instead of flipping through the rulebook.

          • Roughneck

            So you flip through it on a tablet?
            Same difference, what’s stupid comment.

          • stinkoman

            especially when the batteries die or the app freezes up.

          • Nwttp

            Having to pay when when the app gets updated? That’s not a thing. Are you referring to the warmachine app? Then it’s not like gw sends you a new edition of a codex for free. I have a kindle I use for all my rules, the battery can go weeks on one charge.
            I’d agree with you if gw didnt come out with new rules every 42 seconds. You get these books and theyll be outdated in 6 months.

          • That’s a matter of preference, personally I hate physical books, I find digital reading to be much more enjoyable. But I don’t begrudge someone their books

          • Roughneck

            You do realise the printed word change the world as we know it right?
            People don’t actually realise how important books are.
            Nothing beats holding one as you can see and truly appreciate the work that’s gone into it

          • Literally none of that affects my feelings on the matter, again, I don’t care that you like books, I’m glad, but if you’re trying to logically argue that obsolete technology is somehow better, I can thrill you for hours about the craftsmanship that goes into a 3.5″ floppy. They changed the world!

          • Roughneck

            What a churlish response, how old are you?
            How is it obsolete when it’s still used the world over.
            You do realise anything you buy digitally you don’t own right? But rent.
            When you buy a book you own it.

          • I don’t think you understand the technical brilliance of the 3.5″ floppy. Everything, from the engineering of the plastic, to its feel on your fingers, to the sound it makes as it’s read, it’s the peak of human creation. Anyone who uses CDs is missing out. If you’d like to know more, please reply again

          • Roughneck

            Again you kiss the point bit oh well

          • When you open a floppy and examine the insides, that’s when the real magic happens. You see, inside a thin disk of magnetic medium rests safely, protected from damage by the perfectly engineered case. A floppy doesn’t scratch the way optical media does, no, is more rugged, more resilient.

          • Roughneck

            Yet again you miss the point.
            You can’t see the forest for the trees

          • No, it’s you that’s missed the point, as I said, I don’t begrudge people who like books. I think they’re awful way to experience the written world.

          • Roughneck

            You have missed the point of what I said completely

          • No, you responded to a simple statement that liking print vs digital content is a matter of personal preference with a non sequitur, I then started mocking you for being pretentious and missing the point. You’re still missing it.

          • Roughneck

            I’m laughing at you and so are others I’ve show this conversation too.
            I’ve never spoken to some so churlish as blind to the point as you.

          • Oh no, someone I don’t respect called me churlish! Call the burn ward!
            The amount of work that goes into producing a physical book does not affect my enjoyment of it, and I’d always rather read it digitally. It’s, you know, a personal preference. But go on, I can go back to thrilling you with the wonders of floppy disks, next i can tell you how they’re manufactured. The amount of effort that goes into it is astounding!

          • Roughneck

            It’s about the value of a book, that you permenently own it, and it doesn’t disappear when it’s batteries die.
            That’s the point you’ve missed in this and the fact it’s always there which all don’t happen with digital.
            Look at your childish response it’s fantastic

          • Oh no, a dead battery, if only I had a charger!

          • Roughneck

            Not all places have plugs you know or ones conveniently near by

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Custodes are going for 40-50, Sisters 30-40, contemptors 30-40, land raiders 50, Rhinos for 30.

      Even on the low end, you would be spending about 180 for this stuff on ebay. So that alone is a savings of 20. Less if you can get Taons for 20% off.

      • Averam

        Well they’ve shot up in price then – when the Prospero box came out I got Custodes and Sisters, full sprues, for £15 each. Sorry I wasn’t too clear – I wasn’t talking about current prices, I was talking about prices back in October/November 2016, when these sprues were actually new.

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    So BoLs mobile took me straight from the front page to a viral “your system is damaged virus warning” site without me even clicking to go to a post. I guess that saves time…

    • ZeeLobby

      Haha. Yeah. What’s great is when they throw their hands up and say “we can’t help it!”

      • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

        Doesn’t happen on ANY other website I use though. Feels like looking at BoLs on a phone is as risky as surfing Russian porn websites or googling song lyrics!

        • Red_Five_Standing_By

          It happens on IFLScience a lot.

          • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

            Can’t say I’ve ever looked at that site, I’m a New Scientist sort of guy 🙂

          • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

            Just checked it out, interesting website.

        • ZeeLobby

          I actually run into less on the Russian por…. I mean googling song lyrics…. Yeah….

          But yeah. It’s pretty bad. The amount of popups, redirects and cover ups on this site is ridiculous.

          • Stealthbadger

            In the U.K. I get sky bet. But it’s definitely your device. Not the website at all.

            Expect this thread to be expunged soon.

          • ZeeLobby

            Lol… Right… All 5 of the devices I visit this site on all get redirects and only on mobile. It’s definitely one of the ad companies they use, and they don’t seem to care. But I’m guessing a purge is right around the corner. This is still the only site this ever happens on for me.

          • Stealthbadger

            Please note I was being sarcastic. It’s definitely the site. I’d have replied sooner, if i could have got here without being redirected constantly…

          • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

            Sorry I missed your sarcasm!

          • ZeeLobby

            Oh. I agree. Sorry if that sounded confrontational. I literally want to stab this site sometimes. Especially when I’m trying to continue a conversation.

          • Stealthbadger

            No worries to you and knight. Sarcasm does translate well to comments.

            Seriously though. BoLS. Fix your darn site.

          • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

            Happens on both my android phones and windows tablet, and on the old iphone I used to have, and lots of other people mention it too. Can’t say personally whether its just in uk, because ads do behave differently in different countries, but I can assure you it isn’t my device.

          • It’s true about the song lyric sites, they’ve been awful since I was a kid lol

      • Christopher Witecki

        ZeeLobby. That is a lie. Not the harmless type when you tell someone you like their awful hat, a dirty pre meditated 1st degree lie.

        • ZeeLobby

          Yup. I always respond with a WTF post that soon disappears.

    • Yeah, the malicious flash and java ads have gotten ridiculous. Until I installed a certain browser plugin (who’s name I believe is banned on BoLS) I literally couldn’t make comments on mobile because the site would crash before I finished typing. They can’t be making enough here to justify how bad it’s gotten

      • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

        they must be aware of all this. Its crazy. Half the time I don’t bother with the articles and just read the comments threads via Disqus to avoid visiting the site!

        • They must be, its bad enough that i can’t imagine it isn’t costing them money

    • We do not authorize redirects or pop-ups – for more information on what’s going on and how to report it: http://www.bolsinteractive.com/2016/09/25/techreport/

      In addition: we can’t provide adequate tech support in the front page comments. If you have an issue: follow that link and follow the directions. Comments about this – beyond this exchange – will be removed to keep threads on topic.

      • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

        Thank you for the response, but that page isn’t very helpful.

        If as that page says its an industry wide problem why doesn’t it happen with ANY other wargaming blog I visit? Yet it happens constantly with BoLs.

        You should remove all your advertising and then introduce them back in one at a time and check which ad is causing it. If your web tech sat there with his phone next to the PC and did this job then I can’t see how it would take more than a day to find the rogue element. It must be costing you revenue, I know these days I visit less because I don’t want to use BoLs from a mobile device.

        As for reporting it, I’ve reported it to you before, it continues. You are aware of the issue, but as far as I can tell you can’t be bothered to fix it.

  • bladeofdeath3

    Wow, this is a terrible “deal”. Sure it comes with 2 “codices”, but there isn’t really great value in this box set. Burning of Prospero is a way better deal…

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      – Custodes: 60
      – Sisters: 40
      – Contemptor: 60
      – Rhino: 37.25
      – Land Raider: 74.25
      TOTAL: 271.50

      Cost: 160
      Savings: 111.5

      – Custodes: 60
      – Sisters: 40
      – Marines: 50
      – Marines: 50
      – Marines: 50
      – Ahriman: 25?
      – Felhanded: 25?
      TOTAL: 300
      Cost: 150
      Savings: 150

      So Prospero is a good deal but you have to want units from 4 different armies (Custodes, Sisters, Wolves and TSons). If you don’t want Marines, which many people who want Custodes do not want. If you don’t resell, they are wasted. Plus the Talons box comes with everything you would need for a starter army.

      • Karru

        Yeah, that’s the gist of it. If I wanted to add Custodes or Sisters of Silence into my SM army, I would by this set rather than the Burning of Prospero. I don’t have any Contemptors, I could always use more Rhinos and a Land Raider makes for a fun painting project and an addition to my other Land Raiders. Meanwhile I really have no use for 30 MkIII Marines and while 5 Tartaros Terminators do sound like a fun addition, it is still hard for me to justify the cost.

      • Mira Bella

        I’m sorry but that Contemptor is NOT worth 60$.

    • MightyOrang

      And weren’t the custodes / sisters rules in the Agents of the Emperor book? (I don’t have it…but bought they were)

      • Jani Jalassalo

        Nope they are not in agents of emperor book, thought 1st they were. But no mentioning of em when watching youtube rewview video of that book and i have looked on the book when was searching formation to Grey Knights last weekend.

  • Graham Roden

    Fingers crossed the rules move into their own big codex for 8th edition. I’m not prepared to spaff £95 on stuff I already have.

  • ZeeLobby

    Yeah. These rules will def be rolled into some future book. GW has done this before. Prolly around 8th

    • Karru

      Yeah, there is no way they are going to make these “exclusive” to this box only. So unless someone REALLY wants these models and not any regular SM, they can buy this box and not the Prospero set.

  • Lord of Deeds

    Easy to figure out why this is a limited run and that is the printed collateral, i.e. the codexes in the box.

    Unless there is just absolutely bonkers demand for the box set to justify the second printing, given the size of the codexes, I am sure GW is content to direct everyone to the digital edtions especially with 8th. ed. around the corner.

    BTW, do we know if the LR is just the base variant or does it include the sprues for the Redeemer and Crusader?

  • Chaosrex

    I hope its limited, we don’t need yet again a new Marines flavor

    Custodes are a terrible idea…

    • william timonen

      They aint exactly new, so what do you mean?

  • Honest Kairos

    Magnus approves of this being an extremely limited run…

  • Christopher Witecki

    I really appreciate the heads up on limited stuff. If you can’t break the bank you may get burned a lot waiting to buy something. Hoping they do this Everytime because sometimes things are not always listed as limited and then suddenly you go to get it and were told you should have pre ordered and somehow known it was limited. Gets to be kinda a downer after a few times.

  • Honest Kairos

    I’m not sure “Golden Warriors are here to make a splash” is the best phrasing here… I mean, unless you’re Slaanesh.