40K: New 8th Edition Teaser Trailer

The Shadow of Chaos has stretched across the galaxy and the Imperium is WAR!

Games Workshop’s latest teaser trailer is showing us some hints at what’s to come with Warhammer 8th Edition. This new teaser trailer has a few nuggets of info about the story line moving forward:

via Warhammer TV

“Check out the latest teaser for the future of the Warhammer 40,000 setting in the new edition.”

Nurgle units were heavily featured in this teaser and the video mentions the events that have torn the galaxy in half. Clearly this was a reference to the new galaxy map that we saw earlier.


But all hope is not lost – the Imperium is ready to fight back and the Space Marines are leading the charge!


From all the images we’ve seen and this teaser, it’s pretty clear that the followers of Nurgle are going to make their presence felt with the new edition. But which loyalist chapter is duking it out with them? Could these teasers be hints at the next boxed set?

Dark Vengeance Starter Set, Warhammer 40,000 7th Edition

Now, a couple weeks back we heard from a source that there was a possible new Horus Heresy box featuring Death Guard vs either Dark Angels or White Scars. But what if the source actually saw two different starter boxes, one for Horus Heresy and one for 40k – but both featured Death Guard vs a Loyalist Chapter. That would explain why the source was unsure about the loyalist marines, right?

What we know for sure is that the Death Guard are coming. We’ve seen those teaser models and GW isn’t exactly shying away from teasing those. We also know from the Q&A session that the conflict between the Imperium and Chaos is going to take center stage and that Chaos will be “The Big Bad” it was intended to be. So the real question is who are the new poster boys for the Imperium?


What do you think of the latest teaser? Who do you think will be squaring off against Nurgle?

  • Krizzab

    smiling plague cultist.. sold.

    • Marco Marantz

      Love the cool shades…who knew plague zombies had style!

      • Andrew

        The futures so (grim)dark, I gotta wear shades.

        • Jabberwokk

          I wear my sunglasses in the grim dark
          So I can, so I can
          Watch you weave then breathe your story lines

    • Kord

      The cultist looks like Mr. Freeze gone wrong.

  • SundaySilence

    Plague Marines vs Roboute’s Mk2 Marines, surely? Could be reading too much into it but aside from Space Wolves; no other loyalists use bolters one-handed and those marines in the video are only using then one-handed.

    • OldHat

      Yea, images of this are floating around already, so it is just reinforcing the starter contents.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By
    • vash113

      I hadn’t thought of the using bolters one handed aspect of the images but on reflection I think you’re dead on there.

    • Darth Bumbles

      One handed bolters could be “rule of cool”.
      But what with Primarch Bob being back, they’ll be Ultrasmurfs.

      • euansmith

        Übersmurfs! They are self employed and us an app to respond to trouble in their area.

  • Klaus

    Judging from the image with the Drop Pod in blueish colour, I suspect Ultramarines to be the second faction in the starter box. If I recall correctly, Mortarion wants to put his blue brother back to a non-living state (source: Gathering Storm III, I think).

    Anyway, I am really delighted by the Death Guard models hinted in this trailer:

    * Plague Cultists (that smile!)
    * Plague Marines
    * Plague Terminators
    * Blight Drones (!!!)

    Can’t wait for more. =)

    • Spacefrisian

      Space wolves are also blue, and the name Leman Russ was dropped alot in that vid as well.

    • Guilliman also tasked Yvraine with stealing the Hand of Darkness from Mortarion. He *really* wanted to have it from Abaddon before, so we can safely assume that he’d like it back.

  • Mr.Custodes


    • Prisoner 42

      Yea it looks like one I love those models.

  • georgelabour

    Anyone else want a non corrupted version of the terminatore in pic 2?

    Or at least that power scythe with extra buzz saws? Since a 4 foot long scythe blade that causes matter to explode just isn’t enough.

  • vash113

    Clearly this just reinforces the rumor that the new starter will be Plague Marines versus those new teased Ultramarines super-marines.

    • Private Skittles

      Can somebody provide the source of this rumour? I got no indication of this from the gathering storm series…just wild speculation from BOLS?

  • JL

    Death Guard? Yes please!

  • ZeeLobby

    And thus Guillimarine 40K was borne!!!

    • euansmith

      It’s his new identity.

  • Xodis

    Im getting pumped for this edition! Seriously have to get started painting again lol…..after a vacation hehe

  • stinkoman

    how about a generic loyalist that you dont have to shave icons off off to use?

    • Shawn

      I would love this, for sure.

    • Darth Bumbles

      Play Alpha Legion, were allowed to wear whatever armour we want 😉

      • wibbling

        Why, what’s changed? Do they now wear Vivien Westwood?

  • piglette
  • Rafał Pytlak

    Please don’t be Ultrasmurfs. Pleaaaaase…

    • Jabberwokk

      Matt ward is writing isn’t he?

      It’s totally Ultrasmurfs.


    this will be to easy to be ultra marines ..i think game workshop will try to revive those broken chapters like raven guard salamanders or iron hands they have now perfect time to take revenge on those traitors ..and in raven guard book Corax started to make better stronger space marines for raven guard so i will be not 100 % sure about smurfs …anothere option will be space wolves also in book battle for the fang Wolve priest have perfected Spave wolve marine in tube ofcourse Magnus destroy all his work>? but i will be not so sure ..I will be disapointed if again dark angels or smurfs will be in box with nurgle…

    • Darth Bumbles

      Corax and Vulkan return to revitalise their sons?

      • RAKSHA

        I hope so I will love to have proper raven guard army ..but we will see ..I don’t mind surfs but another chapters need to have some love too

  • Foehammer7977

    I find the the extreme art direction change interesting. Gone the older, gothic, hyper-detailed art, and in with this more vibrant comic-style.

    Now, the new art feels less grim-dark, but then again it does address the issue where GWs 40k art style was very different to their model art style. This aesthetic is much closer to their model design.

    • Darth Bumbles

      Well, 40k has taken a turn for the optimistic lately (as optimistic as 40k has ever gotten, what with Warp rifts as far as they eye can see, Necrons waking up everywhere, Orks getting bigger, Aledari getting a new god, the Daemon PRimarchs on the march, the Black Library actually violated by She-Who-Thirsts, the Big E on the out….) so a shift in the art does fit.

    • euansmith

      I like these videos and kind of assume the art direction is to save time. They are kind of like the Saturday Afternoon Cartoon version of 40k.

  • Dave Gonzales

    Games work shop tiene los peores videos de avances de sus productos, les falta un poco mas de empeño para hacerlo mas dinamico y no solo poner imagenes

    • Shawn

      Oh, I don’t know. I think it’s rather effective – muy efectivio

      • euansmith

        I concur. These are fast and fun. If they required more effort, they would be too costly to make. I’d just prefer it if they got Goatboy to do the artwork 😉

        • Shawn

          No doubt. In fact, I wouldn’t mind seeing a 40k graphic novel in the form of a motion comic. I think it’d be pretty cool.

  • Shawn

    My prediction is SoB and Deathguard, or SoB & UM vs Deathguard & Nurgle.

  • Zac Luca Rebello

    has anyone noticed the blight drone things in the background of the last image?

  • Frey Jepson

    Rated R has turned PG. To survive the company must get the youngsters into the game. What turned me on to this game originally, was the shear brutality, which was back then not so censured or polished. Ultimately I’m glad the company hasn’t folded and keeps coming out with some of the best modeling kits on the market, i just miss some of the taboo Warhammer used to play with in the old days.

    • Nilok

      You know what was also pg? Samurai Jack. Don’t mistake stylized for soft

      • Frey Jepson

        I’ve seen enough to know, you can’t even show a pair of breast without someone getting offended. Just take a look at the evolution of the imagery, if you think I’m mistaken.

        • Nilok

          You say evolution, but it really goes in waves with culture. In ancient Greece, they viewed the female form as something that needed to be covered unlike men which they sculpted nude, until they decided that it wasn’t and sculpted both men and women nude.

        • wibbling

          Well, you can. I think that’s an American problem than anywhere else. You folks have a strange view on sexuality.

  • Diagoras

    I was really hoping Mortarion would show up at the end of the video.

    “Is that what you think?”

  • Private Skittles

    The world will burn! It will be cleansed, purified..blazed, readied. AND THE HEAVENS WILL DELIVER OUR REWARD!

  • Bellumvinco

    The stars are ours for the taking! Sounds like a 2nd Great Crusade.