GW: New Releases July 22 “First Looks”

Reivers, Redemptors, and Aggressors, Oh MY! Come take a look at the new products coming from GW this weekend!

via Games Workshop

Codex: Space Marines Primaris Edition

Codex: Space Marines (Hardback)

Primaris Redemptor Dreadnought

Primaris Reivers

Primaris Aggressors

Datacards: Space Marines

Codex Space Marines INBOUND!


  • Pcm979

    Lovely! So where are my non-easy-to-build Intercessors, GW?

    • Foxdonut

      At the bottom of a bottle of vodka.

    • Derek

      Soon, but don’t expect lots of weapon option like tactical marine. Their option in the codex are Auto, Stalker, and normal bolt rifle. Same for the Hellblaster, all their weapon option are different type of plasma incinerator (assault, heavy and normal)

    • crugglesworth

      the top four guys in the 11th pic with all the ultramarines, there.

  • stinkoman

    with how fast they have to FAQ, due to poor proofing and editing/rules writing/etc, why would you waste money on any special edition GW books? have the books ever been able to keep their value?

    i see the old WHFB special edition book sets on ebay all the time. the same ones. ridiculous prices, but never sell. why buy a book you cant use?

    • Aura1

      I guess it’s an attempt to replicate the appeal of the Forgeworld HH books, which are lovely – even if they get superseded and FAQed to bits. Though FW do seem to take more care up front.

      • highwind

        they dont… the current line of “imperial armor” books has more careless mistakes than the regular homework of a schoolkid with ADHD

        • Nate

          Joking about ADHD is no different than joking about someone being blind or deaf. I know that mental handicaps aren’t seen as something to be sensitive about and are often misunderstood, so I am not being triggered, just taken the time to inform. ADHD is isolating, destructive to individuals and families and depending on severity and whether or not you grow out of it, it can severely impact your life, goals and relationships. It’s caused by underdevelopment in the frontal lobe, it is the second most inheritable trait next to height and it causes varying degrees of executive function disorder, even when motivational and focus issues are addressed with medication. Depending on degree and type of ADHD, this causes inability to perceive time, prioritize tasks and organize projects or spaces. Cortex overload similar to autism occurs, which instead of triggering seizures, it triggers the fight/flight response and panic attacks. 10% of the population has some degree of ADHD and it is often the butt of jokes or disregarded as not serious, yet ADHDers are x2-3 times more likely to have severe accidents, be addicted to drugs, get STDs, be over weight, get divorced or commit suicide – all due to their disorder.

          • Matt

            Just stop it.

        • Aura1

          That’s a shame. The Heresy books are pretty much spot on.

  • mhtsaropinigitakis

    nice stuff! btw i ahve a question and i cant find an answer so i am going to ask away here. can i shoot an enemy character whn there is a melee happening close to my shooting unit than the enemy character? or do i loose my shooting completly cause we cant shoot at melee anyways.

    • Munn

      Can’t shoot at the character. Plan ahead.

      • Doug Crawford

        You can shoot at the character because it says that he can only be shoot at if he is the nearest target and because the unit is in combat they are not considered a target.

        • KingAceNumber1

          This is wrong. You are inferring a rule that does not exist.

  • Thomas

    It’s a damn shame, if that dread just had *slightly* thicker legs and a *slightly* less pregnant belly, it’d be quite cool. But it just looks off and goofy to me. Maybe seeing one in person will change my mind, like what happened with the Centurions.

    • BaronSnakPak
      • Krizzab

        and dont forget, is taller, prettier and it have knees, KNEES!

        PD: Also Expensive.

        • zeno666

          Yeah, finally it might actually be able to walk.

      • AircoolUK

        I’d replace the sarcophagus with two assault cannons, one on top of the other.

    • bfmusashi

      He looks like the tourists from Lilo and Stitch and that’s amazing.

    • AircoolUK

      You can change the angle of the leg and foot joints to make it look a bit more aggressive.

    • Luca Lacchini

      Yup. The BA one looks marginally better (angle of photography) and I really appreciate the possibility of modelling it with the sarcophagus exposed – great for diaramas and vignettes. Also, the weapons are great.
      But it’s still wobbly legged and diaper wearing.

      If I’ll ever need an imposing dreddy, I’ll go Deredeo, or Leviathan.
      Different pricetag, I know, but won’t feel the shame of sending a pregnant dreadnought to the frontline.

    • Pcm979

      That’s the story with a lot of these, like the Gravid Armour, Aggressors, Rievers, the tank… They all needed a few more passes.

      • Donald Wendt

        Lol. Gravid. A very appropriate miswype.

        • Pcm979

          Thanks! Although it was entirely intentional, I’ve used it before.

  • Bootneck

    Well at least we know that the other tainted loyalist SM chapters can get Primaris, that pic of the Spacewolf Reiver is the first official one I have seen not from the standard chapters.

    I was worried for a minute that we’d get left behind like with centurions etc

  • Silverbeast

    Im not a marina player, but man.. these Dreads are super cool looking.

  • Bootneck

    You are in direct violation of Penal Code 1.13, Section 9.
    You have five seconds to comply.
    Four… three… two… one… I am now authorized to use physical force!

    • Carey_Mahoney

      I was almost shocked as this similarity was hardly ever stressed around here. Finally someone filling that gap.

  • Luca Lacchini

    I feel the need for a box of Reivers, those grav-chute fins are freakin’ awesome.
    But I need only the grav-chute fins, so it’s going into the “almost useless” wishlist, to scour eBay.

    • Damon Sherman

      dude, just get some sheet styrene, and cut them out. they’re basically little coffin shaped things. If you need the little articulator things, go dig through a bead store, you might find something that works.

  • Tushan

    And ZERO dedicated melee units in the primaris range.

    What again is the repulsor supposed to transport towards enemy lines? A captain and hellblasters?

    The only “melee” unit are souped up scout analogues that really have zero staying power in melee and cant touch heavier things anyway.

    A pure primaris army is like an SM version of tau.

    I dont understand these guys. They dont fill any new role the rest of the primaris do. Their melee is sub par with one average hit per model and their shooting is anti weak horde with basically 6 short ranged bolter shots per model.
    This is what the rest of the primaris already do well and the primaris jump marines do it way better with better mobility.

    Aggressors are like super light centurions but dont fill a nische.

    Even the primaris dreadnought does the same thing albeit with contradicting rules, it has better move stats then a normal dread but MUST remain stationary or suffer sub par (for its point cost) shooting.

    Well, nice to see many units get changed point costs at least, a step in the right direction.

    • zeno666

      8th edition is all about shooting, and GW knows it.

  • SilentPony

    I might have to grab some of those Aggressors…

  • Xodis

    Wasnt there suppose to be dice too?

  • Mike Tbone Green

    cant wait to see chaos prim marines

  • Carey_Mahoney

    They’ve put a Dreadnought into a Dreadnought…

    But the feature looks actually cool.

    I’d very much appreciate to see size comparisons between the Redemptor and a GK Dreadknight, cuz kitbash ideas come to mind immediately. Same with Primaris Aggressors whose Dakkafists could potentially look awesome on Kastellans, or maybe on Terminators either. Gotta see if proportions permit.

  • Iconoc1ast

    Actually really sad that aggressors do not get plasma. But i guess flamers are pretty badass in this edition arent they…?

    • lunahula .

      That and plasma seems maybe a bit oversaturating in the primaris line? I mean Hellblasters are a squad of nothing but plasma. The Redemptor has the big plasma on it and inceptors have the heavy plasma option. Possibly the designers just said: ‘Can we please sculpt something that isn’t a bolt weapon or plasma weapon, please my hand tire of putting in those plasma coolant pipes!’ to which the reply was: ‘I will meet you halfway… how you feel about excessively large backpacks and lots of extra pipes?’

      Overall I’m happy they have a kind of theme to their weapons, but it would have been nice to see some of that onslaught assault cannon love materialise in a troop weapon option form.