40K BREAKING: NEW Primaris Minis & Death Guard Pics

GO GO GO – There are all new Primaris Marines and Death guard Minis about to hit the scene. Take a look:

Oh boy! GW gave us one brief week of rest in the Age of Sigmar,before plunging us back into the Summer of new awesomeness for 8th Edition.


As suspected, a new set of minis is coming to expand both the starter set’s ranges of Primaris Marines and Death Guard. Here’s what’s coming next week:

Primaris Marines


Primaris Captain – with optional heads and weapons

Primaris Librarian with dual head options. Exactly how there are “old” Primaris marines is a discussion for another day.

Primaris Reivers – meet the new badass Scouts of 8th Edition. LOVE the skull helmets!


Death Guard

“Easy Assembly” Death Guard. Looking great!

More Poxwalkers. As usual each of these is a great little vignette – great visual story tellling.

~What do you think?  More soon!

  • Labadamier

    Captain looks pretty slick, so do the Death Guard models. Reivers look quite silly though…

    • Jasko

      I think it is the legs, they are weird. Like stilts.

      • CloakingDonkey

        legs are too far apart and the arms are too long… guy on the right can scratch his knee standing up

        • Aura1

          I can scratch my knee standing up… this is now concerning…

          • Rudboy TheRed

            Me too, brothers Klitshkos also 😉 We’re ready for some serious mass building and other upgrades xD

    • Darkcat

      Reivers remind me of some infinity miniatures.

        • Shawn

          Not me. They remind me of Legion of the Damned, without all the flames and covered in sickly smurf blue.

        • StinkHorse

          Oh thank god, I’m glad I’m not the only one. Still as far as liquid ideas go, the Coalition isn’t a bad fountain to drink from. The jump in aesthetic from early Rifts, all-black-all-the-time Coalition to the updated now-with-tasteful-white-accents Coalition feels especially apropos at this present
          moment in 40k history.

        • MaxisLithium

          I can not Unsee this! Thank you.

      • Carey_Mahoney

        The whole Primaris range has those generic-futuristic design vibes, common also to Infinity miniatures, Mantic, etc.

        • NNextremNN

          I think they are not more or less futuristic than SM always were but the size increase improved the proportions overall. Like the pauldrons are less oversized on the new ones.

          • Carey_Mahoney

            The non-primaris Space Marines so far had more fantasy vibes mixed in.

          • NNextremNN

            Like what? They still fight with swords and spells and carry books around.

      • jmaximum

        ya know, there’s these other Space Marines with Skull Helms….what were they…….
        And, this helm seems heavily influenced from the way back Rogue Trader metal marines: Brother A Skull (model# RT01 brother a skull) Look him up, still a bad @$$ mini.

    • Mr.psyker

      They have necron heads? The chaplains skull motifs would have been a better choice but they are going for the call of duty kids now

    • orionburn

      And I’m not so sure about the decision of strapping grenades to center mass. Doesn’t seem like the best place for high explosives.

      I’ve liked most of the Primaris stuff up to this point, but these guys aren’t doing it for me. That Librarian is absolutely stunning with that paint job.

      • NNextremNN

        It doesn’t matter where you attach those grenades if they go boom you’re gone wherever they were.

        • orionburn

          Yeah but when you’re trying to kill a guy you’re not normally aiming for their hip where they normally are…lol. It just looks a bit to suicide-bomberish to me.

          • NNextremNN

            I think this is pretty much their combat role.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            To be fair, in previous wars, usually they were strapped to center mass along the braces often for other nations. Americans were known to wear them at the hip per regulation but often strung them on their shoulder straps. Might not be smart, but sure is convenient when in an assault.

        • Severius_Tolluck

          Just ask Woody Harrelson in “Thin Red Line”

      • Jack Boland

        i dont get their direction at all.

  • Ronin

    Forget the marines. I want the box that turns into shipping containers. xD

    • Grasshopper

      Munitorum containers! Stacked! I’ll buy multiple sets and throw away the garbage plastic. Cardboard is the new thing!

  • ieyke

    “Exactly how there are “old” Primaris marines is a discussion for another day.”
    It’s not a mystery. Old Marines can be turned into Primaris Marines.
    Marneus Calgar could be turned into a Primaris Marine.

    • Carey_Mahoney

      Apart from the fact that everybody is free to paint that beard any other colour than white or grey.

    • Anthony Keen

      If you look in the rules, Guilleman’s latest campaign has already been going on for 100 years

      • ieyke

        So are we finally back in .M42 again, or are we somehow compressing 100 years of Guilliman into 999.M41?

        • Anthony Keen

          pretty sure we’ve been in M42 since 7th, at least timeline wise taking a look.

          • ieyke

            No. The whole 13th Black Crusade thing got crammed into 999.M41.
            It’s traditionally the last thing to happen in .M41 since the first time the 13th Black Crusade happened in 2002.
            But they also traditionally REFUSE to tick over into .M42, and try and cram EVERYTHING into 999.M41.

    • Dyes also exist in 40k.

    • ragelion

      Read the dark imperium book most primaris are from the 30k era they have been in and out of stasis.

      • StinkHorse

        Ohh, tell me more!

    • Spacefrisian

      112 years passed.

    • euansmith

      Calgar could finally be big enough for those huge mittens to finally fit him.

      • ieyke

        Ironically, Calgar is ALREADY supposed to be a giant of a Space Marine (like Terminator-sized while in Power Armor), so those mitts must be HUGE to still look THAT big in Calgar-sized Terminator Armor.
        Though I guess that makes sense, since they ARE big enough for Guilliman to’ve used them in the past…

        Plus, Calgar is about as bionic as Darth Vader (all four limbs and one eye, at least), and I think the bionics were supposed to’ve made him even bigger than his natural gigantic size.
        In any case, BECAUSE he’s bionic, the huge gauntlets functionally ARE his actual hands now, and he sits around sipping wine from (relatively)tiny wine glasses held delicately between colossal Power Fist fingers when he’s at home on Macragge. That scene is one of my favorite scenes in any 40k book. Hilarious and crazy to think about.
        I assume he can disconnect them and have regular sized bionic hands, but I actually don’t know that for sure.

    • SilentPony

      Actually its a lot simpler than that. Dark Imperium states Primaris marines have been in development for millennia, with some recruits being ancient Legion Marines. They’ve been awoke from stasis every now and then for field tests.
      Mr. Librarian there is probably several centuries old, having served in the Ultramarines Legion before being recruited to the Primaris project millennia ago.

    • Xodis

      Not to mention we have hundreds of regular humans that go full Grey by the time they are 20…..its just a hair color lol

  • BT

    I can see Reiver heads being hot for Chaplain conversions and for Night Lords.

  • ieyke

    Why are the Deathguard so……cartoony?

    • BT

      I credit the paint job… way to clean. I mean, look at the pants of the Pox walkers alone… pristine, yet ragged?

      • Thomas

        Can confirm. I was worried about how cartoony the new DG were, but once I applied a suitably grimy and muted paintjob, they really fit that gothic aesthetic I like.

      • Majere613

        It’s simply because whatever the model, the ‘Eavy metal team’s remit is to go for maximum clarity on the detail. They can’t cover things in BftBG and Nurgle’s Rot because customers have to be able to see the mini clearly. Obviously Nurgle models suffer particularly badly in that regard.

      • Aura1

        The ‘Eavy Metal brief is very different to the Forge World ‘Grime Dark Future’. As said below the Citadel lot seem to only paint to show what details are present, not to be coherent or fluffy.

        • Porty1119

          I much prefer the FW painting style. It fits the universe’s aesthetic far better, even if detail isn’t as clear.

    • Carey_Mahoney

      Maybe because they smile?

      • Grasshopper

        At least someone who has fun in the grimdark. 🙂 Can’t stand too much seriuousness in a world that is by itself too much over the top.

        • Carey_Mahoney

          Yeah, the Harlequins tried, but those guys here really face life with a smile.

      • ieyke

        No. It has little to do with the smiles. It the armor and the horns and stuff. Looks very World Of Warcraft.

    • ZeeLobby

      Fits their new comic book aesthetic.

    • Dan Wilson

      Isn’t Nurgle meant to be the most playful and benevolent of the gods? So fits the fluff. Did you forget about nurglings?

      • Diagoras

        Grandfather Nurgle just wants to share the joys of his gifts with you…

      • Grasshopper

        Great god, I absolutely adore Nurglings!

      • ieyke

        playful =/= cartoony

    • Spacefrisian

      Cause painting Nurgle stuff has been a joke for ages and the models play catch up now.

  • dakota5X5

    I thinkk the death guard are in the main rule book – pg13 and 103 there are models with blades on their helmets along with what looks like the captain with powerfist.
    The only other new thing i spotted was some eldar terrain (pg137) on a page entitled alien menace. the tall wraithstone structures on each side – one whole, one broken.

  • Bigwebb

    Actually 8th edition picks up at the end of the indomitous crusade. The primaris marines have been around for 100 years already. Plus if you read the dark imperium novel you discover “spoiler” …….. some of the primaris marines have been in stasis for 10000 years so are quite old. Some of them even remember the time when the primarchs and the emporer walked among them. If you havent read the novel yet its a great read I suggest it for everyone.

  • spla5hmummy

    So these are the July releases…this begs the question. When is the dreadnought coming that was shown off before these guys? We know the repulsor reveal was a mistake so a later release date for that is understandable.

    • Horus84cmd

      These are only the first couple of weeks of the month. I’d imagine there is more to coming later in July.

    • MarcoT

      Was it a mistake? How did that happen?

      • Aura1

        They painted three and put them in cabinets at the expo! The fools!

  • Randy Randalman

    It isn’t strange that there are old Primaris Marines. The fluff explains that Cawl has not only been making them for centuries, but also that the genetic template can be applied to living Astartes.

    • Dan Wilson

      Plus it’s purely an aesthetic decision. You could just as easily paint his beard and brows brown which remove some element of age. Or so much psychic power turns your hair white!

      • Aura1

        He’s gone with the platinum craze – all the cool Primaris kids are doing the dye…

        • Emprah

          Nah it is a geneseed mutation.

  • Horus84cmd

    All looking good to me. Solid kits. Interesting these initial kits are mono-pose and easy build ones.

  • Randy Randalman

    That Librarian is above even FW levels of clean detail.

    • ZeeLobby

      It does look good. The only thing that seems off is the purity seals stamped onto his cloak? I’m hoping they’re on armor bits instead.

    • NNextremNN

      I’d say Resin is inferior to plastic in any way.

      But plastic molds are very expensive to make compared to resin molds which not everyone uses them.

  • Mr.Gold

    new Night Lord helmets anyone…?

    • Laurence J Sinclair

      Legion of the Damned. Ghostride the Dark Imperium!



  • euansmith

    Oh, dear. I had hoped to be able to hold off on purchasing Primaris Marines… but those Reivers might just be too tempting; though, I guess I’d only need two of them.


    • Erber

      Haha this made my day!

    • benn grimm

      The guy in the middle looks like the result of a weird gene splicing of skeletor and he man in power armor…

      • georgelabour

        As a kid who wasn’t allowed to have He-man toys when I was growing up I’m quite happy to have something like it in my game of chainsaw-sword psyopaths and space-wizards.

        Now…if they could just get an equivalent to the GI Joe U.S.S. Flag…

    • Spacefrisian

      I was waiting for a better captain than mr fat captain, now GW should release a metal dragon, or he rider a Helldrake instead…For Dundee.

      • AWarhammerPlayer

        And for the Space Knights of Crail.

      • euansmith

        Brother Julius, “You remember Captain Antoinio Roccamora, half Ultamari, half Primaris, used to call him Captain Rocky Horror?”

        Brother Vincenzo, “Yeah, maybe. Fat, right?

        Brother Julius, “I wouldn’t go so far as to call the brother fat, I mean he got a weight problem. What’s the Marine gonna do? He’s Primaris.”

        • Luca Lacchini


      • Nyyppä

        Beware the undead unicorns.

    • Luca Lacchini

      Played all the Army of Two games with my friends. Would love a 40K character duo with same vibe.

  • Rafał Pytlak

    Those Reavers would make a great Night Lord squad 😀

  • Thalandor

    If I were fighting against Primaris Reivers, I’d aim for the chest and go for the grenades. Eliminate a full squad in one good shot.

    • ledha

      they are supposed to have stealth armor and go to knife you from the shadows. You are not supposed to even have the time to shoot them :p

    • georgelabour

      If someone is shooting you in the chest with a weapon powerful enough to prematurely set off a krak grenade then you have bigger problems than having a grenade on your chest.

      After all It’s not like they’re bottles of Nitro or the gas tanks of cars used in action movies.

      • Brettila

        Eeeeexcept, that they ARE; if you just think about it. 😉

        • georgelabour

          I see someone is a fan of any vehicle designed by famed vehicle engineer Micheal Bay. 😛

  • memitchell

    So, the Power Armor is the new Scout armor?

    Sure, why not…

    • euansmith

      My planned 8th Ed Space Marine army is going to be equipped with Mk IV armour. I’m planning to make one squad in to scouts by leaving the pauldrons and power packs off and calling it Mk IV Carapace Armour 😉

    • Horus84cmd

      Well no and yes. Studio designers have talked about how the concept, background wise, is that the MK10 armour has a basic form and then different unit types have the armour modified for a specific battle field role and all the gear is fully integrated – like the interceptor units. Where lower marks of the SM have separate addition things like the jump pack or different armour like terminator.

    • YetAnotherFacelessMan

      Hell, we had Shrike infiltrating Terminators only a bit ago.

    • Bakvrad

      Reading here, that the primaris are a heresy thing actually it does make sense, recon squads are mk4 as well

  • SilentPony

    Oh that’s a shame…

  • Spacefrisian

    I like this armour, ditches the fantasy thing for more scifi.

  • Laurence J Sinclair

    Reiver thigh-pouches. The Liefeld is strong here! And do they have their sword scabbards hanging over their asses?

    • Aura1

      You can see their proportional feet – therefore negating The Liefeld effect.

    • MechBattler

      Ahhh. Liefeld of the thousand teeth and the “Where the hell do her internal organs fit?” women.

  • Fraser1191

    At the back of the rule book there’s a picture of a imperial fist primaris apothecary

  • 3AcresAndATau

    I actually think the new Primaris reivers look pretty slick, not as “super ninja” types, but as a sort of powered light infantry. I’ll 100% be fielding a squad when I decide whether to paint my Primaris as Ultramarines or Blood Angel successors. In fact, all these minis look cool to me. Hats of to GW.

    PS, the big book is gorgeous, and Salamanders still have black skin.

  • NikosanPrime

    Ok, so I gotta say F-Yeah on those Scouts. That is the way I always thought Space Marine Scouts should look. Was planning on modding some old RT era Marines into Scouts due to the sizing issues but they work for me.

    Although I should note that I cannot stand the Librarian or Captain, but then I always stand by the line “No Capes!”. Hence my love of the more high tech look of the Primaris marines. Just can’t stand the sashes, capes, ribbons and banners. My marines will use Comms instead of banners to boost their leadership! Rocking the Muse and any other anthem type music available in the 41 century!

  • Stu R

    “Hans….. Are we the baddies??!”

    • Grasshopper

      Finally GW admits, that SM and the Imperium ARE in fact the bad ones in this world!

      • NNextremNN

        There are no “good” ones in 40K but Tau, Craftworld Eldar and the Imperium are the closest you can get.

        • Crevab

          If you’re throwing the Imperium in there, you may as well add everyone but DE and Chaos

          • NNextremNN

            Well Tau limit personal Freedom and freedom of choice by enforcing a caste system. They also developed Head devices for the vespids which made this aggressive race suddenly understand the greater good. Eldar would sacrifice billions of humans to save a couple of eldar. The Imperium want to save the humanity but are willing to pay nearly any price for that and have forgotten why they do this.

            Orks just want to fight which is not a very sustainable idea to build a thriving society. Necrons are just angry because someone disrupted their eternal sleep. There are more like “tzzzzz just 5billion years more tzzzzz”. Tyrannids are invaders from outer galaxy so have limited claim here. Dark Eldar are nuts but hey they fight against eternal damnation too.

          • Grasshopper

            And that is why I play 40k like it’s a silly saturday morning cartoon. If there can’t be good guys in this universe, then everybody should at least be goofy. This lifts my spirits considerably. 😀

  • David Leimbach

    I’ll bite when I see new human sized models that are the same scale as the old 28mm heroic scale guys. Until then, not buying into a 35mm game.
    I know scale has never been perfect, but I like at least they semblance of sticking to a scale.
    I wish there was some indicator of scale on these models, but there doesn’t seem to be.This still seems like a backdoor to changing the scale of the game at which point, I’m out.

    • 301stFeinminsterArmoured

      Poxwalkers are Guardsmen-sized.

    • NNextremNN

      What just because they made new true scale Marines (the old ones were always too small) doesn’t mean that regular guards should become bigger???

  • 301stFeinminsterArmoured

    At least these new easy-fit models aren’t just a retread of the stuff in the starter box, like the 2 Chaos Cultist boxes. Only gripe about the Plague Marine kit is that, unless their intent is for you to turn the squad in Dark Imperium into 2 5-squads, you’re going to end up with a lot of extra Champions and Special Weapons Marines. I doubt Reivers are going to be full-on Primaris “Scouts” as much as Veteran-tier fieldcraft units, such that if you were going for Raven Guard, or a Tellion or Lucas themed army, you’d have your slots covered.

  • Luca Lacchini

    GW has to release a box of just Reivers skull helmets. Or else, a 3rd party has to do something similar. Will need a whole heap of them.

    In the name of the Emperor, so far it’s the only Primaris-thing that clicks positively with me.

    • Emprah

      Night Lords are totally jellyous.

      • Luca Lacchini

        Night Lords will just add bat/demonic wings to them.
        Maybe sideswept or folded along the helmet shape, instead of stupidly flapping over the pauldrons.

        But seriously, the skull helmets are great. Just planning to swap the combat blades for full chainswords.

  • Timotheus

    Librarian looks good. Still hate everything primaris though.

    Really hope a less goofy cartoonish paintjob help with the new Death Guard Boys…

  • I don’t mind the look of the Reivers, I just wish they’d stop forcing helmetless marines onto us. Hopefully there are other head options in the box.

    • NNextremNN

      Probably when they release the “real” models which are not easy-fit.

  • This Dave

    Is it just me or does the idea of Reivers being scouts in full Power Armor seem odd?

  • piglette

    🔥 🔥 🔥

  • Nyyppä

    So, DG got nothing. Those mono pose models are pointless. You can have a total of one each. After that the repetition is both forced and ridiculously obvious.

  • Tim Molesworth

    Reivers: because strapping grenades to your chest before entering into a firefight never goes wrong…

  • Jack Boland

    Besides the story and lore being absolutely terrible, the librarian looks ok. The rest are terrible. Completely indicative of the new GW. Gone is grim dark.

    • Grasshopper

      Yes! Now it shall be known as Glamdark! <3

  • Derpius Prime

    that was the first thing i noticed about the librarian. on the one hand, they’re brand new babies and toddlers in terms of experience and being born from a vat. on the other hand, they look good for being 10,000 years old?