The new Castellax-Achea Battle-Automata arrive along with a shiny new Blood Bowl team!
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Never ones to squander their Legion’s ranks in bloody attrition or vainglorious frontal assaults, the Thousand Sons Legion, and indeed their Primarch, had long acknowledged the usefulness of the unliving might of Battle-automata as obedient, resilient and ultimately expendable shock assault units. As with every other facet of warfare, the use of such Battle-automata was something the Thousand Sons believed they could improve upon with the application of their psychic arts as a method of control and perhaps direct augmentation, freeing them potentially from the need for the techno-arcane lore of the Mechanicum to be directly called up in these machines’ construction and fielding.
Designed to be psychically responsive with a certain degree of self-will, eliminating the necessity for cortex controller-equipped superiors, the Castellax-Achea Battle-automata with Æther-flame Cannon is an ideal choice for a Thousand Sons Legion army list. An impressively posable resin model featuring a great deal of movement in the legs, waist and arms, it features power claws which can be modelled closed or open – both options include inbuilt bolters with Asphyx shells. The Æther-flame cannon itself, mounted on the right shoulder, is connected to the power pack on the model’s back via thick, industrial cabling.
This resin model comes as 29 components, and is supplied with a 60mm round base. Rules for this model can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Seven – Inferno.
The Bright Crusaders could be a truly great Blood Bowl team, if it wasn’t for one serious handicap – they never, ever, cheat! While other teams are preparing for the match by bribing referees, the Bright Crusaders are performing charity matches – a fact that will stop them winning a major tournament until they shape up and learn to play dirty!
Should you be feeling a little less killtacular than most Blood Bowl coaches, and just want to play for the love of the game, this is the Human team for you! You’ll receive 12 plastic Human Blood Bowl players – 2 Throwers, 2 Catchers, 2 Blitzers and 6 Linesmen – with a set of resin head and torso parts used to upgrade them to the Bright Crusaders. The kit includes the options for 2 helmetless Linesmen, a helmetless Blitzer and a helmetless Thrower, as well as a pair of Bright Crusaders coins and 2 turn markers. Sadly, the kit does not include a participation medal…
This 72-component kit comes as 40 plastic and 32 resin parts supplied with 12 32mm Blood Bowl bases, and their rules can be found in Death Zone Season 1.
Clean players have no place in Blood Bowl!