One of the oldest rumormongers is chiming in with more info on the upcoming Space Marine Launch kits!
75hastings69 is back with more intel on what the Primaris Space Marines are bringing in the new edition:
AFAIK “Initially” there are 4 boxes of “troops/infantry/marines” (including the flying ones), 2 vehicles, the Dread, and 2 “character” sets, which I assume will be captains and Lieutenants. As for when I rarely dare to dabble in such things (especially after the timing of the plastic thunderhawk release…. which might still actually not be wrong, just my guess at the timing thanks to the “we’ve sold our last resin thunderhawk” making me jump to conclusions!). I will say I am “expecting” Death Guard to release after the boxed set and for new marines to be closely behind them….. however I could be wrong of course 😉
BTW I also never thought I’d be starting let alone be excited about an army of SM, however as the new marines range is small and not overwhelming and I like the armour and overall style I am going to start a SM army, just not sure what chapter yet.
So let’s break this down really quick – we know of the following kits are coming:
Captain in Gravis Armour
Those are all the Primaris Space Marines from the box set. We’ve also seen the following two kits in picture form:
4 boxes of “troops/infantry/marines” (including the flying ones), 2 vehicles, the Dread, and 2 “character” sets, which I assume will be captains and Lieutenants.
If this rumor pans out, that means so far we’ve seen 3 of the 4 Infantry boxes, 1 vehicle, the Dreadnought, the Captain, Lieutenants, and the Ancients. Now, I’m guessing that the Lieutenants and Ancients probably share a kit. That means we’re looking for at least 1 more infantry unit and another vehicle. That sounds pretty plausible in my book.
Now if we get our tin-foil hats on we can start to take some wild guesses at what those missing kits could be. One piece of tech that GW is dangling in front of everyone is the Gravis Armour. It would make sense that we get a unit box for more Gravis Marines – which could be the “Terminator equivalent” unit. (They aren’t Terminators, btw – as a reader pointed out there is no Crux Terminatus…)Also, the Primaris releases thus far haven’t really had any close-combat focused unit. Maybe we’ll see some type of Assault Primaris unit. Maybe it will be Gravis Armour Marines with Assault Weapons – who knows!
Of the vehicles, we’re missing one kit (again, if this rumor pans out). The Repulsor seems to be an all around tank. It’s obviously got transport capacity for the Primaris Marines and the fire power of a Predator. So the question becomes what combat role would the next kit fit? Could it be a Primaris Drop Pod? They could use some type of rapid-deployment option. Perhaps a Primaris Flyer? That would give them some air support and possibly some transport capacity, too. What about a jet-bike? They seem to be all about the “high-tech” options.
Whatever the case, it’s a pretty safe bet to assume that the Primaris line of Space Marines is not done and there are more on the way. What will those extra kits be? Time will tell…and don’t forget the Death Guard are brining some more friends too.
Well folks, what do you think the newer kit will be? Let us know in the comments below!