Tabletop Spotlight: MK III & Tartaros Terminator Armor

The Horus Heresy is heading to 40k with some new kits for the Tartaros Terminators and MK III Marines – take a look inside the boxes!

The Tabletop Spotlight is on the two new Horus Heresy/40k kits from Games Workshop. Our friends at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought over both to show off the awesome:

If you’re a long time fan of the Horus Heresy then I hope you’re as excited as I am to see these kits. Tartaros Terminators are some of my favorite Terminators for their design and look. Not only that, but they also have some cool weapon options that other Terminators don’t have access to. The Reaper Auto-cannon is a CSM favorite and now the Tartaros Terminators are brining it back to the loyalist side of the house. I also like the Plasma Blaster and Volkite options as well – but those have different uses. However you slice it, it’s great to get these awesome terminators in a new plastic kit!

The Mark III Space Marine Armor is also a great kit – I don’t want to downplay how great this kit is as well. From the Iconic helmet, the beefy looking body armor, and right down to the armor plated boots this kit is great for pretty much any one who has power armor. If you’re running a Chaos force, why not sprinkle in a few of these models as unit champs or veterans of the long war? If you’re playing a loyalist chapter these old school armor marks are perfect for squad leaders or characters. They make fantastic models to base conversion off of and if nothing else, you’ll be able to add some great bits to your collection!

Or you could run a full unit of them as the Emperor intended! They have some great bits for special weapons and I really love the heavy bolter included as well. Overall, it’s a great addition to have in the model line.

Both of these kits are now available in stores – so what are you waiting for?!

Mark III Space Marines $50

Clad in ancient suits of power armour, impressively powerful and daunting to behold, Mark III Space Marines are a living reminder of the dark days of the Horus Heresy. Their ‘Iron’ armour is a variation on the previous generation’s ‘Crusade’ pattern, with extra armour and reinforcements allowing them to absorb an unprecedented amount of enemy firepower. When encased in this armour, a Space Marine becomes an unstoppable juggernaut.

Tartaros Terminators $60

Tactical Dreadnought Armour, or Terminator Armour as it is more usually known, is the most resilient form of personal protection available to the Adeptus Astartes. Originally developed during the closing years of the Great Crusade, and adapted from the heaviest of industrial gear, several types and patterns were developed concurrently. Perhaps the most advanced form is the Tartaros pattern, allowing for greater mobility than other examples of Terminator armour with no loss in durability or protection.

 

What other Horus Heresy kits are you looking forward to now?

  • DDisforDangerous

    I’ve seen someone say that the Mark IIIs make for excellent CSM Iron Warriors and I’d agree, they’d look the part.

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      Funnily enough thats exactly what I’m doing. I am building an Iron Warriors army the core of which will work in 30k and 40k.

      The 40k incarnation has Oblits, Mutilators, Warsmith, Daemon Engines and allies from the Renegades and Heretics IA13 book.

      The 30k version has Tyrant Siege Terminators, Deimos pattern vehicles and allies from Militia and Cults list.

      Both lists use the same core of MkIII marines (with a few MKIV etc) and chaos cultist models.

    • Emperor’s Champion

      Yeah, I’d say the same tbh.
      One thing I liked about the rubric marines was the distinction from regular chaos marines, not a single chaos arrow/star in sight.
      So it’d be cool to see a legion just stuck in the past with 10000 year old suits maybe a little bit of chaos imagery but not too over the top, that’s why i never really liked chaos marines