Don’t call them “True Scale” – Games Workshop introduces a brand new breed of Super-Super-Human!
After months of rumor, speculation, and some WIP screenshots, the truth is finally here direct from Games Workshop: The Primaris Space Marines have been announced!
via Warhammer Community
The Primaris Space Marine is a new breed of hero for this, the darkest age in the Imperium’s history. These new warriors are the next step in the evolution of the Emperor’s Angels of Death – genetically altered from their brethren to be bigger, stronger and faster – timely reinforcements to the Imperium’s armies as their enemies close in for the kill.
To aid them in battle, these new gene-forged warriors are equipped with new arms and armour forged on holy Mars itself.
These new Marines will come standard with the latest Mk. X Armor and the new Cawl-Pattern Bolter Rifle. The stats on the new weapon have also been revealed:
Range 30, Strength 4, AP -1 and Rapid Fire
However, not all the Imperium is excited about this. While most of the chapters that were devastated in the events leading up to their uh…announcement (see Fall of Cadia) have welcomed the new reinforcements, some are suspicions of these new warriors. Some even worry about the long term effects of their respective Primarch’s Geneseed could have on these new warriors:
“Though they are a step removed from their brothers, the Primaris Space Marines still bear the gene-seed of their Primarchs, and some dissenting voices worry how this new type of warrior will react with the known genetic quirks and flaws of some of the more unusual Chapters…”
Now, I know folks have a LOT of questions. Well GW expected as much and they have put together an FAQ as well.
Are all my current Space Marine miniatures redundant now?
No way! Primaris Space Marines do not replace regular (if a superhuman killing machine can be described as ‘regular’) Space Marines. These guys have a few extra genetic enhancements, thanks to Belisarius Cawl, and serve as additional reinforcements in the Adeptus Astartes arsenal, not replacements.
Will there be multiple types of Primaris Space Marines?
You bet. So far you’ve seen the Intercessors, the line infantry clad in Mk X armour, but there are plenty more on the way. And likely vehicles too…
I have an <insert favourite Chapter> army. Can I field Primaris Space Marines?
But I play Chaos! Where are my super-super-human reinforcements?
First off, that’ll teach you for turning your back on the Emperor. Secondly, did you not see the Death Guard teaser video? The Chaos Gods have not been idle – we guarantee there are some warp-charged hulking warriors on their way for you guys in the not too distant future.
There are many, many more good questions and answers at the FAQ – as well as some teasers (Primaris Dreadnought, yes please) so go read them for yourself!
How do you feel about these new Super-Super-Humans? Will you be adding a squad or ten to your Space Marine army?