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Talons of the Emperor $160

The storm continues to gather with dreadful pace. A rising tide of Chaos darkens the door of the Imperium, threatening to consume the entire galaxy. In this time of desperation, the High Lords of Terra see fit to unleash their most potent weapons against the encroaching darkness – the Adeptus Custodes, superhuman champions of the Imperium descended from the Emperor himself; and the Sisters of Silence, psychic nulls whose mere presence is like a gaping void of nothingness driving back the Daemonic fiends.

Talons of the Emperor is a box containing a collection of Adeptus Custodes and Sisters of Silence miniatures, along with 2 24-page softback Codexes featuring rules for fielding them in games of Warhammer 40,000.

The Miniatures

A 5-man set of Adeptus Custodes, which can be used to assemble one of two squads – one armed with guardian spears, one armed with sentinel blades and storm shields. One model can be assembled as a shield-captain, with a cloak and choice of 2 heads, and one model can wield a Custodes Vexila. Includes 5 Citadel 40mm Round bases.

A Contemptor Dreadnought, armed with a choice of multi-melta or assault cannon. Includes a Citadel 60mm Round base.

A Venerable Land Raider, armed with lascannons and heavy bolter, with options for storm bolter, missile launcher and smoke launchers.

A 5-woman set of Sisters of Silence, which can be used to make either a Vigilator squad, who specialise in melee and carry executioner greatswords, a Prosecutor squad, who operate more flexibly and carry bolters for longer-range combat or a Witchseeker squad, who carry flamers for devastating multi-target assaults. It includes 6 executioner greatswords, 5 Umbra-pattern boltguns and 5 flamers as well as 2 special heads for a Sister Superior.

A Null-Maiden Rhino, armed with storm bolter and smoke launchers.

Rules Content

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.

Please note, this product is available while stocks last.

 

Adeptus Custodes Custodian Guard $60

Bright and resplendent in gleaming gold, the Adeptus Custodes stride into war with the confidence their imposing stature gives them. Bullets and shrapnel ricochet from gilded breastplates – these warriors are armoured with the finest wargear, carrying the blessing of the Emperor himself. With their guardian spears they spin, parry and thrust, their immense strength cutting down the enemy as the built-in bolters deal death from afar. The Adeptus Custodes’ minds carry judgment – and their fists carry death.

 

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a set of 5 Adeptus Custodes Custodian Guard. The kit can be used to build 1 of 2 different squads: one armed with guardian spears, the other armed with sentinel blades and storm shields. One model can be assembled as a shield-captain, featuring a cloak and choice of 2 heads, and one can carry a Custodes Vexilla. Supplied with 5 Citadel 40mm Round bases.

Sisters of Silence $40

 

The core of the Silent Sisterhood are its Prosecutors, mercilessly effective both in attack and defence. No normal soldiers are these, each is a precious resource that cannot be squandered, a living weapon whose unnatural aura can scramble the minds and wound the souls of those who channel Chaos energy. The Prosecutors advance in tight bands, Umbra-pattern bolters booming more stridently than any possible vocal challenge.

 

Cleansing flame is the principal weapon of the Silent Sisterhood’s Witchseeker Squads, for in the hostile galaxy of the 41st Millennium there exist entities that can shrug storms of bullets – yet wither and shrink to nothing under the onslaught of holy promethium. The Witchseekers’ prey is consumed in a flesh-melting inferno, burned to a crisp by overlapping torrents of flame conjured from the reservoirs of their thrice-blessed flamers.

 

The Vigilator Squads of the Silent Sisterhood are women of supreme skill. They wield the two-handed blades of their order with consummate skill and dexterity, for they have been trained in an ancient sword-form passed down from generation to generation since the first Sisters knelt at the Emperor’s throne. The executioner greatblades the Vigilators wield are heirloom weapons kept razor-sharp by their owners, clad in the finest disruptive power fields the Tech-Priests of Mars can devise, cutting through the heaviest armour with ease.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the parts necessary to assemble a 5-model Witchseeker Squad, Silent Sisterhood warriors who devastate swathes of nearby enemies with their terrifying flamer assault. One model can be assembled as a Sister Superior, with her own loincloth, shoulder pad, seal and choice of 2 heads

The kit can be optionally be assembled as Vigilators, who specialise in melee and carry executioner greatswords, and Prosecutors, who operate more flexibly and carry bolters for longer-range combat. It includes 6 executioner greatswords, 5 Umbra-pattern boltguns and 5 flamers.

This kit comprises 67 components, and is supplied with 5 Citadel 32mm Round bases and a Burning of Prospero transfer sheet.

Venerable Land Raider $74.25

The Land Raider is considered the finest land-borne transport in the Adeptus Terra, and those of the Custodian Guard are the most venerated of all. The tank’s adamantium hide, massively thick and layered with ceramite reinforcement, has such incredible resilience that it can drive through a barrage of artillery fire without slowing. When the metal-toothed jaws at the front yawn wide, the Custodian Guard within charge out to smash the enemy lines into disarray.

The Venerable Land Raider is armed with twin-linked lascannon sponsons, which can be modelled to the front or rear of the vehicle, and features a twin-linked heavy bolter. All of these weapons can be either glued into place or slotted in enabling them to be rotated towards their intended targets during your games.

The front of the Land Raider features an assault ramp which can be glued shut or modelled to open and close. If left unglued it reveals the internal detail of the Land Raider featuring deck plating and a communications panel featuring all manner of dials, buttons and video screens. Also included are options to include smoke launchers, a pintle-mounted storm bolter, missile launcher, radar dish and a variety of top hatches that can be modelled as either open or closed, as well as the option to include a Space Marine Techmarine in one of the hatches.

This kit comprises 101 components, and is supplied with an Ultramarines vehicle transfer sheet.

Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought $60

The Contemptor Dreadnoughts of the Custodian Guard are revered relics of the Imperium’s golden age. Each houses a fallen hero of the Adeptus Custodes, a warrior broken in body but not in mind who has opted to fight to his last breath. Articulated in the manner of a human warrior, the Contemptor fights with a deceptive dexterity for its size – onward it pushes, its heavy weapon system laying down a swathe of deadly fire. At close quarters, sweeps of its power fist crush infantry to paste and tear their war engines apart to leave naught but wreckage behind.

This multi-part plastic kit contains all the components necessary to assemble a Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought, armed with a choice of multi-melta or assault cannon.

This kit comprises 14 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 60mm Round base and a Horus Heresy transfer sheet.

Null-Maiden Rhino $37.25

Crunching the corpses of the Emperor’s foes under its tracks as it grinds to the front line, the Rhino is far more than a simple personnel carrier. Those vehicles driven to war by the Silent Sisterhood have served faithfully in Terra’s defence for hundreds, if not thousands of years. The machine spirits of these tanks are as dauntless as any in the Imperium’s service, rarely resting in their pursuit of the Sisterhood’s psychic prey.

This boxed set contains 1 multi-part plastic Null-Maiden Rhino. Also included are options to include smoke launchers, a pintle-mounted storm bolter, missile launcher, radar dish and a variety of top hatches that can be modelled as either open or closed, as well as the option to include a Space Marine Techmarine in one of the hatches. The rear door of the vehicle can either be glued shut or left open to show off the interior detail of the kit such as the deck plating and communications display that includes a stowed boltgun.

This kit comprises 67 components, and is supplied with an Ultramarines vehicle transfer sheet.

This kit can also be used as a Space Marines Rhino.

 

Titan (Hardback) $40

THE STORY
When the ageing commander of the Warlord-class Battle Titan Imperius Dictatio dies in the heat of battle, it falls to Cadet Princeps Erwin Hekate to take control of the mighty war machine and save it – and his comrades – from certain destruction. Fusing his mind with the spirit of Imperius Dictatio and bending the construct to his will, Hekate takes the towering Titan into battle against the foes of the Imperium.

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s the classic comic book – by the mighty Dan Abnett and starring an even mightier Warlord Titan – from the pages of Warhammer Monthly collected together in one mighty volume!

Written by Dan Abnett with Andy Lanning. Art by Anthony Williams.

The Eye of Ezekiel (Hardback) $27

THE STORY
When the Adeptus Mechanicus invokes an ancient pact with the Dark Angels, Ezekiel, Grand Master of the Librarians, must lead the 5th Company to liberate the planet of Honoria from a vast ork army. Even reinforced by the regiments of the Astra Militarum, the Dark Angels face a tremendous challenge, and the Adeptus Mechanicus appear to have their own reasons for becoming involved in this conflict…

READ IT BECAUSE
It’s a tale of one of the more mysterious of the Dark Angels heroes (and that’s saying something for that Chapter), bringing the former First Legion into conflict with enemy and ally alike.

Written by C Z Dunn

 

The Binary Succession (CD Audio Drama) $17.50

THE STORY
Even as the Imperium faces the renegade Legions of the Warmaster, the ruling Council of Terra is becoming paralysed from within by increasingly petty bureaucracy. Fabricator General Kane has seen his fellow Mechanicum adepts dismissed again and again by the High Lords – with his traitorous predecessor Kelbor-Hal still at large on the Red Planet, the political status of the tech-priesthood remains ambiguous. New alliances must be forged from the old, if Mars and Terra are to survive the final battle.

LISTEN TO IT BECAUSE
The politics of Terra take centre stage, along with some Titans in a scene that will simply blow your mind…

Written by David Annandale.

Running time 1 hour and 15 minutes. Performed by Gareth Armstrong, John Banks, Antonia Beamish, Ian Brooker, Cliff Chapman, Steve Conlin, Toby Longworth, Penelope Rawlins & Luis Soto.

Sisters of Silence Squad $80

Custodian Guard Squad $120

 

Woe to those who draw the ire of the Talons of the Emperor…

  • Kinsman

    I’m thankful for a Dark Angels novel written by someone other than Gav. Could be the best DA novel in quite a while. Thank you GW, please do this more often. Seriously, anyone but Gav.

    On a more serious, but no less truthful, note, these releases just continue to cement the idea in my mind that 40k is a lot more expensive than AoS.

    160$ for what is really about 1/5 or less of a list, just seems nuts. Especially when AoS start collecting boxes are over 500 points and more than enough to start playing right away.

    • piglette

      What’s wrong with Gav?

      • Kinsman

        He’s horrible? Lol. Seriously, you guys don’t see it? It can’t be just me, it’s so bad, lol.

        • thereturnofsuppuppers

          Any Examples? Seems Ok considering the relatively pulpy level of writing of black library.

    • Shawn

      It’s a shame you think that way. Of all the BL writers, I think Gav is the most straight forward and readable. Most of the other BL writers want to play a game of how many similes and metaphors (some of which make no sense what-so-ever) they can fit on to one page. At least with Gav, it is grounded and understandable and not muddied with stupid unnecessary non-nonsensical words.

    • Someone

      THe box does contain at least 750 points, are you saying that a standard list would be 3750 or more points? Sounds good, i like big games

  • Shawn

    Okay the Null Maiden Rhino is no different than a regular rhino and the Horus Heresy Contemptor was already released. Why is this even mentioned?

  • AnomanderRake

    Can’t, just got twenty Custodes at half that price on Ebay, but thanks, GW. It turns out twenty Custodes models and enough greenstuff to make some adrastus spears will make a detachment big enough to use a Tribune when I get around to getting some grav-tanks and a laser dreadnaught.

  • Alpharius

    A little boring of a release

  • Haunted memory

    Lol at the Aussie prices, $168 for the Custodes and sisters alone. Good thing I bought burning of prospero for $160 to my door (Aussie dollars)
    I really like the models but no way are the worth $98! My old man is into military modelling and laughs at our prices compared to the level of detail they get with their stuff

  • Michael Bradbury

    The raider and rhino look absolutely awful painted gold! Like they were decorated by Del Boy!