GW: New Releases July 29 “First Looks”

The Primaris Repulsor is coming and it’s got a few friends along for the ride!

via Games Workshop

Primaris Repulsor

Primaris Chaplain

Primaris Apothecary

I’m digging these new Primaris Characters – both of them have some really cool details!

  • Commissar Molotov

    I’m gonna get two Repulsors, cut a big hole in the tops of ’em, and wear ’em as shoes.

    • AircoolUK

      Hover shoes of course.

    • Luca Lacchini

      Would you mind giving me the useless turret sprue? It looks like a treasure trove for modelling and customizing projects.

      • Commissar Molotov

        I’ll keep one as the knob on my “pimp cane,” but you’re welcome to the other!

    • georgelabour

      Wasn’t that a scene from an old episode of Samurai Jack?

      • Laurence J Sinclair

        American Barbarian – Two-Tank Kamen!

    • zeno666

      lol

    • Graham Bartram

      They even have little handles on the front so you can hang your shoes up. So thoughtful.

  • Rita-Audrey Jones

    I really like the pose for the apothecary, and of course dat chaplain looks awesome

  • ZeeLobby

    I still can’t believe the apothecary is just stomping on a dead brothers chest… I guess all reverence and brotherhood is gone for these new bada$$ marines.

    • Commissar Molotov

      “What’s this squishy bit called again?”

      • ZeeLobby

        Haha. He does look somewhat confused as to what he just pulled out.

    • Sure

      Take a second look – he just finished removing the progenoid out of the fallen brother. He holds his brother’s final work for the chapter in his hand. He is honoring him.

      • Karru

        By standing on him?

        • mrbleak

          I like to piss on my brothers corpse. It´s the greatest, most golden honor. You just don´t get how brotherly love works Karru ;D

        • ZeeLobby

          It’s the new GW marketing strategy. They stand on your chest while taking the money out of your wallet, to “honor” you.

        • Sure

          Probably needed to to hold the corpse still for extraction. He clearly just got it out and is examining it for purity/quality. After he deals with that progenoid gland He’s going to have to go back in for the second one.

          • Karru

            It is still extremely dumb pose from GW no matter how you twist it. They could have placed the corpse between his legs, not have him stand on top of him. Stick a Chaos helmet on him and you have a Chaos lord.

          • barry sadler

            His left arm holds a narthecium, the grisly instrument of his craft, though this can be replaced with an optional absolver pistol (often the last thing a fallen brother will see…)
            Looks like the pose is quite on purpose, as is the hole in the fallen brothers head!

          • ZeeLobby

            Just don’t get why he couldn’t simply stand next to him while inspecting. A good surgeon might hold a dying patient down while he tries to save him. But he usually doesn’t continue to do so afterwards.

          • barry sadler

            How I see the sequence of events;
            Primaris is bleeding out /unsalvageable and, as he sees the apothecary come towards him, senses his doom and tries to crawl away. The apothecary pins him down, puts a bullet in his head and extracts the progenitor. He stares at the gland, checking for flaws, and thinks “you deserved a better host”

          • ZeeLobby

            It’s good headcannon. But has never been represented as such in any of the fluff. If the marine was unworthy he would have never become a marine. Now maybe if it was a non-primaris marine that would make a lot more sense. In the end it’s just a “cool” pose for the children. I get why some would like it, just think it makes them even less relatable and inhuman than they used to be (see Stormcast Eternals).

          • Sure

            Why would he collect corrupted, warp-tainted progenoids?

          • ZeeLobby

            They still fight. I think it’d be more impressive to have him be standing on the chest of a hated foe he just murdered while examining the geneseed of a brother who fell next to him.

          • Karru

            I actually meant that you place a Chaos helmet on the Apothecary. After you place that on him, the pose makes way more sense, the current one doesn’t, in any way, look like he is honouring him at all. It looks more like he doesn’t care about the guy at all, which is the exact opposite what an Apothecary should be doing.

            Even a dead Marine is honoured by his brothers. Currently it looks like the Apothecary considers the fallen brother closer to trash than a brother.

          • memitchell

            Space Marines have NOTHING “between the legs.” It’s a fact, Purv!

          • zeno666

            Haha yeah, it really is

    • ReverendTiberiusJackhammer

      Gives the impression he needs to hold the body in place. Makes sense, don’t want the corpse flopping about like a rag doll when you’re quickly extracting the geneseed.

      And hey, show a bit of gratitude – where else are you gonna get your jollies if you don’t find a new 40k thing to moan about? 😛

      • ZeeLobby

        I mean I think the chaplain looks great. I just think the apothecary is a poorly done model. Contrast it with this: http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f7766e6c499cc8b5ec2db497f1b64a823d95c754899a88a130b7c05441663e19.jpg

        I mean the new guy’s not retrieving a holy relic from a fallen brother. This guy is cleaning gutters, lol.

        • zeno666

          Thats much better!

        • luke-vdv

          The Apothacary looks ten times better (except for missing narthecium) than the pimp cane toting dark reaper “chaplain”.

          • ZeeLobby

            At least the pimp chaplain is respectful of his bros, lol.

          • luke-vdv

            Maybe it’s just a marine shaped rock? Perfectly coloured and…..yeah.

          • Graham Bartram

            Ahh … I see. So like the Mars photos on youtube then?

    • Cergorach

      This has been the case since RT, the dead body of a fellow marine only holds value until the geneseed has been recovered. They are generally known that if a wounded marine can’t be recovered they finish the job and recover the geneseed. The Butchers in White…

      • ZeeLobby

        Ok. That still doesn’t mean you place your foot on their chest once there dead. Apothecaries in all the fluff show reverence for their fallen brothers. Yes, retrieving the geneseed is important, but they are not portrayed as cold hearted butchers in most novels.

        • Cergorach

          The novels are wrong! They are kidfriendly translations of horror stories! Remember that episode on Limitless about the serial hugger? That’s pretty much the BL SM line of novels. SM are all serial huggers and the White Ticklers are the worst of the bunch! 😉

          • ZeeLobby

            Haha. But that same “humanity” also makes them relatable and interesting with personalities. Take all that away and we’re left with Sigmarines.

    • orionburn

      I’d like to actually see what g-dubs explanation for it is, because it’s just odd. If I eventually get him I’ll probably model him without the dead dude.

      • Porty1119

        Or paint the dead dude as a CSM.

    • zeno666

      There ain’t no medic class in Call of Duty ya’ know 😉

      … or perhaps there is, I don’t remember.

      • ZeeLobby

        Haha. You’re right though. They’d def be standing on the main characters chest as they healed him though. I mean how cool is that!?!?

    • spla5hmummy

      With any luck it’s possible to build the mini with his foot on something else next to the primaris.

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah. I’m guessing it’s separate. I’d probably model a fallen brother next to him, and then him standing on a foe.

    • Graham Bartram

      The first thing I thought when I saw the picture.

  • benn grimm

    Just wondering, maybe someone can help me with this; so Roboute G is not an adherent to the Imperial creed, and has been described as pretty much a secular guy. Librarians are now allowed and fine in the 41st millennia. So why a primaris chaplain? Who does he minister to? Why does he exist?

    • Lion El’ Jonson

      Chaplains existed back in 30k. They served a similar purpose as mentors/advisers for the legions. They will probably fulfill the same role minus the faith preaching aspect for chapters like the Ultramarines.

      • benn grimm

        But weren’t they put into the legions to keep an eye on librarians? And weren’t they mostly wordbearers? I know the Blood angels had wardens, which took on the role, wolf priests for the wolves, but the ultras? Doesn’t seem like the sort of thing they would go for, especially since Daddy Smurf’s return…

        • Matt_from_Colorado

          Robbys probably following the old adage, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”

          • benn grimm

            Lol, I wonder what that is in high gothic..

          • Matt_from_Colorado

            There needs to be a grimdark “thought for the day” version of it stat!

        • Lion El’ Jonson

          The Word Bearers introduced them, but they became a standard throughout the legions including the Ultramarines. Their main role was to ease the Librarians back into service as regular Astartes, and to keep watch for any who strayed, but they also served other roles, such as being advisers, and to inspire the troops on the field to greater feats of heroism, as is represented in their rules. They also kept morale high with speeches and counseling for their brothers away from battle.

          Guilliman would immortalize the colour scheme of the Chaplain, and its purpose in the Codex.

    • 301stFeinminsterArmoured

      Overwhelming evidence that faith in the Emperor actually does something.

      • benn grimm

        Lol.)

  • Joel Fowler

    I miss the fact the old name for the special psitol they had for putting fatally wounded marines out of their misery. CARNIFEX.

    • Graham Bartram

      The re-use of names in 40K. Now that could be an interesting article for a BoLS writer to write. GW have done it more than once, that’s for sure.

  • mhtsaropinigitakis

    is anyone going to field the apo without helm? lol that head is ugly!

  • kerouac50

    Tempted to get a Repulsor just to see how much I can improve it. Definitely leave all those extra details off the back, put the turret guns above the side doors where the missile pods currently are and then use the turret (guns removed) to make a snazzy Damocles.

  • Crevab

    Is that supposed to be a Progenoid he’s holding? And here I thought Primaris were just scale crept on the outside

  • Jack Boland

    The repulsor is probably one of the worst models gw has made in years.

    • Spacefrisian

      Storm Wolf looks worse its an actuall shoe shape.

      • Jack Boland

        true, that is pretty bad as well, but at least its normal marines!

  • Boondox

    If you rub the turret just right does it get bigger?