40K Breaking: Codex Astra Militarum And New Death Guard Models

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Astra Militarum are the next Codex we’re getting–take a look at what to expect.

Guard players rejoice, your codex is inbound. Get ready to bring the thunder, pain, noise and/or funk.

via Warhammer Community

Codex: Astra Militarum is the next codex in line for Warhammer 40,000, and it’s just as packed with new content as its predecessors.

We’ve seen rules for Space Marine Chapters, Traitor Legions, forge worlds, and now there are rules for 8 regiments of the Astra Militarum. Which regiments, you ask? Cadia and Catachan will, of course, be included, as well as new rules for Armageddon, Tallarn, Valhalla, Vostroya, Mordian and the Militarum Tempestus. Each one of these factions will be getting its own regimental doctrine, order, stratagem, relic, and warlord trait – the codex is absolutely brimming with content, aimed at letting you customise your army to suit your style of play.

Similarly, the codex is set to diversify Astra Militarum lists with tweaks to rules and points aimed at putting each unit on an even footing. Conscripts, for example, have been changed to better reflect their inferior discipline compared to professional soldiers. It’s not just about rules, either – the new codex contains loads of new background and art, including a look at some of the more unusual regiments of the 41st Millennium and advice on how you might want to convert them.


Then, of course, there’s the new Moon Base:

The new Moon Base Klaisus set gives you everything you’ll need to get gaming in minutes on a great looking 6’x4′ board. Made up of modular card tiles – designed to be interchangeable to vary your battlefields – and featuring push-fit ruins, Moon Base Klaisus is great for gamers looking for an easy way to make sure they’ve got a cool-looking place to play, wherever they are. The ruins themselves are designed to fit in with both the Sector Mechanicus and Sector Imperialis terrain, meaning if you do decide to build a more bespoke gaming board you’ll be off to a head start.

But wait, there’s more–Death Guard are still rumbling in with all their inexorable, disgusting might. Feast your eyes:

Don’t worry, enemies of the Imperium, we haven’t forgotten about you – next week will also see four new models for the Death Guard! As well as Scribbus Wretch the Tallyman and Nauseus Rotbone the Plague Surgeon, you’ll be able to get your hands on the devastating Plaguecburst Crawler tank and the multi-part Foetid Bloat-drone kit.

As well as the plaguesprayers equipped by the Bloat-drone in Dark Imperium, the full kit contains some new weapons options – our favourite is the grisly flesh mower, which looks… well, exactly as you’d expect:

Make sure to come back next week, whether you’re looking for the new codex, the battlefield in a box or some new units for your Death Guard, to pre-order.

Check out the full preview here, and stay tuned for more news! 

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    Wait, what, cardboard?

    • ZeeLobby

      Maybe they gave up on their iron flat mats, lol

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Guess its part of GW strategy to offer products at a range of price points. Now hobbyist will have a choice of battlefields: card, neoprene or plastic. Seems like a sensible thing to do. Looks like the sections are made from decent hard-card, like that used for Blood Bowl. Also, the simple ruined building parts are pretty nifty.

      • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

        We don’t know the price yet as far as I know. Do they actually make a 6×4 neoprene mat? Agree terrain looks useful. Hope it is available without silly card mat.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          Well yes, we don’t know the price yet – they’ve only just announced it; guess BoLS will get this prices Tuesday-ish of the independant stockists. Yeah, no 6’x4′ neoprene mat (yet – here’s hoping). I wouldn’t think the terrain bits will be available anytime soon; good chance at some point in the future. I would hazard the set will come in at around £40-50 (maybe, maybe £35-40?). The 4’x4′ Neoprene mats are £50, but the printing and material is relatively costly. Card and printing on card is cheap as chips, hence why I reckon it will be cheaper;. Maybe the same price given the terrain; and even the £50 would be seen as cheaper because its a 6’x4′ and has terrain in it.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          From WD:
          Moon Base Klaisus. Creates a gaming area 5’6″ or 3’4″ i.e. will fit on an average dining table. Push fit scenery thats are in coloured plastic. Mini, 3 mission, Campaign included. Released** on 7th Oct. Cost £50, €65, $80us.

          • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

            Hmmm seems pricey. You can get a non card mat for that sort of money. Guess it depends on the size of the walls.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Convenience through to essentially have a table in a box. Walls go up to the size of a single story build made from the city sets – so whats that, about 3″-4″?

          • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

            Remember the days when terrain was meant to cover 25% of the table?

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Indeed and, personally, it still should be the minimum. The bits you get in this set are perfectly serviceable for someone just starting out; and which they can expand upon.

      • D. B.

        Will be getting, budget permitting. I like the no-frills semi-industrial style of these buildings.

        • Spacefrisian

          The return of the cardboard Ork deffdread…Only $5,99 from junkyons…Waranty lasts until the doooooor.

          • Dennis J. Pechavar

            A model I still use. Don’t be jealous.

    • Watcherzero

      Easier to store than the plastic boards and potentially a good entry price point, though the terrain pieces in the set look a bit anaemic to function as proper buildings as they are just walls.

  • YetAnotherFacelessMan

    Before anyone goes crazy:

    Those 3 guardsmen are very nice kitbashes. The Ventrillian Noble’s helmet comes from the old Empire pistol light cavalry box.

    • D. B.

      And the Chem-Dog appears to be a mix of Cadian and GSC bits.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Crazy and the Internet – surely not? Thats like, for example; oil and water mixing; 1+1 = 3; politicians being 100% truthful; clean Russian athletes or Pres.Trump and common sense/decency – it just doesn’t happen occur…..

    • euansmith

      I’m going crazy because GW are promoting kitbashing. It would be great if they came up with say a couple of units for each regiment that you could make from mashing together a couple of boxes.

      So the torso and arms of Box A, with the legs and head of Box B make Shooty Unit X and the torso and arms of Box B, with the legs and head of Box A make Close-combat Unit Y.

      And some rules for each new unit and sell some inventory.

      • Muninwing

        Cadian bodies and Catachan heads/arms make for great Conscripts from a penal planet…

        and Cadian heads on Catachan bodies (looks like you’d have to just do headswap or have weird sleeves on tanktop bodies) could make for a regiment that still cares for safety but fights in jungle territory.

        lots of options.

  • I_am_Alpharius

    Conscripts, for example, have been changed to better reflect their inferior discipline compared to professional soldiers.

    This will shut people up – maybe…..I sure something else will come up to groan and moan about.

    • DoctorBored

      As long as they fix how Commissars interact with Conscripts, we’ll all be happy. The age of Conscript blob will finally be over.

    • LankTank

      Wrong because the people running it will start moaning. “GW is always trying to screw us. Just because I found a rule set that that went against the character of an army and exploited it, now my 200 conscripts I bought are worthless”. And they will also be the player whose standard infantry man count as conscripts

      • bfmusashi

        Against the character of the army? Dude, I just emptied out the prisons and handed them lasguns, as one is wont to do. They can either be shot by the enemy, eaten by the grumble bushes (alpha legion berserkers), or shot by the commissar. All hail the conscript blob FOR THE EMPEROR!

        • lemt

          But I doubt even the best-trained Commissar can shoot at 20-30 conscripts all running away at the same time. And I doubt the ones running away will give a damn about a few of their “companions” getting shot at.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            He’ll have a damn Emperors go at it though…


        • Fredddy

          Why does everyone think that a conscript is a criminal? A conscript is simply a man freshly enlisted for his mandatory military service. It has nothing to do with convicts.

          • memitchell

            It comes from the old Penal Legions of yore.

          • Frostasche

            And if you think about it the example with the criminals, it makes it even more unfluffy. Why should criminal scum not just shoot the commisar back, and later tell he fell in battle.

            Conscripts beeing more scared of one guy, that shot one person, then let’s say a daemon primarch that is ripping them apart by the dozen, is not really fluffy.

          • Neal Laxman

            During the 17/1800s the British army had a large amount of criminals in and still managed to conquer quite he empire.

            The choice to criminals was be a prisoner in the horror that passed for prison or enlist. When the average time to live in the prisons was something like 2 months!

            From contemporary accounts the soldiers often fought for each other, their friends, and the regimental colours as a source of pride.

          • Muninwing

            there have been a few kitbashed conscript armies that went with the penal legion idea. i remember one that used Cadian bodies but painted the uniforms bright orange with numbers on the back.

            on Cadia, the conscripts are just the kids who cannot fully be in the army yet. other places see different behavior.

          • Fredddy

            There was an actual Penal Legion army in the early 3rd ed with Arbites as leaders. That would be cool to return, but Imperial Guard and concripts are just ‘counts as’ for them at best.

        • Carey_Mahoney

          Nice nickname!

  • Chet Atkinson

    All the AM ones are kitbashed 🙁 Just been onto the GW site and they have another example which is a kit bash. So disappointing

    • D. B.

      As a glass-half-full-type, I like to think it is great that we have such a variety of kits to easily allow such kitbashes.

      • Koonitz

        And it’s nice of them to provide some inspiration for those who wouldn’t mind the extra effort to make something different or unique.

        • Paul Raymond

          I agree, I just wish GW could consider releasing regiment sprue to convert the regular troops like they did for GSC and a few of the Space Marine chapters. Digging through ebay for conversion parts in numbers sucks, and buying models for a single arm or head just isn’t realistic for most hobbyists.

      • Karru

        I wouldn’t call “having to buy 3 kits to make one model” easy. For example, the Indigan Praefects uses GSC Legs, Weapon and Arms, Scion Chestpiece and Backpack as well as a Skitarii Helmet. Both GSC and Scion parts are necessary to build the models of their respective kits while the Skitarii Helmets can easily be leftovers. I really don’t consider that easy.

        • D. B.

          I remember a time when such conversions meant sawing apart metal minis (and using an estimated half pound of Green Stuff to fill the gaps), plowing through Mail Order catalogues for the right bitz, and cannibalizing Catachan sprues (as these were the only pastic IG/AM sprues at the time).

          So yeah, mixing parts from a few boxes is easy.

          • I_am_Alpharius


            Just having the huge array of components available is great – let alone that a hell of alot of those parts are so easily changed.

        • georgelabour

          Try converting your Vostroyans to have shotguns.

          Or your steel legion to have melta guns and or shotguns.

          Harakoni warhawks out of Cadian and tau parts.

          THAT wasn’t exactly easy. These ideas in comparison are things that can be done in moments with minimal fitting work.

        • MKG35

          I would say “To the interweb Bitz suppliers” but they are seemingly permanently out of stock on all the cool bitz.

    • lunahula .

      I really jumped the gun on this when I saw the pictures without zooming in. I thought ‘Yes new imperial guard kits this is-‘ then I zoomed in and saw they were kitbashes and what they were kitbashes of and finished ‘-bloody typical!’

      I agree they are good kitbashes. The trouble is you are looking at buying at least two kits to make one unit of still not very good quality or game value.

      • euansmith

        You could get a box of Genestealer Cultists and a box of Candians to make your Savlar Chem-dogs; and then use the torsos of Cadians and the legs weapons of the Cultists to make some Chem-dog Militia to go with them.

  • Chet Atkinson

    That Plague crawler looks really good – much better than the early blurry pics of it. Might pick one up 🙂

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Blurry photos is why I always reserve judgement until official photos are released for new models. Mind you I never understand how, in this day and age of autofocusing, HD, double megapixel digital cameras, people still manage to take really bad photos. Boggles my mind!

      • eMtoN

        I’m convinced they intentionally blur it for some reason.

  • GHOSTvirus

    No praetorian guard!!…but close enought..

    • Luca Lacchini

      Refer to Victoria Miniatures for Praetorian Guard.
      IIRC, a full squad thing is coming or has been recently released.

      • Severius_Tolluck

        I think he meant more for a general representation in the codex. With relics and or stratagems. Course I would just use counts as with Mordians.

  • Slackermagee

    So, when is the multi-part plastic plague marine kit coming? That’s sorta the main troops choice in that codex.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Evidently last and the following week, so the 7th October. I’d hazard it was chosen to be last as to encourage more sales of Dark Imperium. Unless you’re going full Plague Marine most armies will only need 14/21 plague marines; rest of the points will be spent on the other shiny stuff.

      • Fergie0044

        I wait with baited breath to see if it’ll be a 7 or 10 man box.
        Although the blightlord kit now makes me less hopefully for getting a pile of bits and weapon options.

        • Dooms Day

          think its a 7man squad. almost every plague marine squad shown in the codex is 7man. and in the part were they show what a large army looks like, it has 2 7m plague marine squads.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Wouldn’t take codex photos as proof of numbers in the box. Odds are, I’d say, it will be 10. Look the Rubric Marines. They are in boxes of 10, yet Tzeench’s sacred number is 9.

          • Dooms Day

            its just for every single army preview they’ve done, each unit has had the exact amount of models as they come in the boxes

          • Dooms Day

            also plague marine units can come to squads of 7 in power, unlike rubric marines

          • I_am_Alpharius

            No exactly true. Yes, PM have a specific cost power level for 2 extra to make 7 and RM don’t have a specific power level cost for 4 to make 9. Both datasheets do however use the phrasing “up to” when adding extra marines. Which mean for either, whether using power levels or granular points you can still have them both in units of sacred numbers, by simple paying the appropriate cost.

          • Dooms Day

            yes that is true. but its specifically stated that they can be into units off 7. also keep in mind that the old plague marine squad was 7 guys.

            its also really odd to show the plague marine units in the book as 7man squads, if they come in 10 man units.

          • Severius_Tolluck


          • Watcherzero

            Cadians come in 12’s when their squad size is 10.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Oh yeah true :/

          • Fergie0044

            Makes sense. Hopefully this will mean getting enough axes/knifes for everyone in the box then!

          • I_am_Alpharius


            Well I have egg on my face on a couple of fronts, in regards to the Death Guard miniatures sets*. Seems my model-foo-dar is on the fritz. So, colour me stupid and put a dunce cap on my head, as I had a nice surprise flop on my door mat this morning -The October WD 🙂

            So the egg on my face issues:
            – Deathguard Plague Marine are coming in sets of 7. Look to mono-pose type build all the DG have been coming in. Released** on 14th Oct. Cost £30, €40, $50us
            – Foet Bloat-Drone are coming in sets of one. Does not also build the Hauler. Released** on 7th Oct. Cost £30, €40, $50us

            Other Death Guard Kits coming in Oct:
            – Deathguard Plague Marine Champion. Armed with Powerfist and Plaguesword Released** on 14th Oct. Cost £15, €20, $25us
            – Deathguard Plague Marine Icon Bearer. Armed with Powerfist and Plaguesword Released** on 14th Oct. Cost £15, €20, $25us
            – Plague Burst Crawler. Released** on 7th Oct. Cost £40, €65, $65us
            – Nauseous Rot Bone, The Plague Surgeon. Released** on 7th Oct. Cost £15, €20, $25us.
            – Biologist Putrifier, Released** on 14th Oct. Cost £15, €20, $25us.
            – Scribblus Wretch, The Tallyman. Released** on 7th Oct. Cost £15, €20, $25us.

            And oddly, still no sign of or detail on of the Hauler kit. Which seem crazy!

            Other releases for Oct in WD
            – Moon Base Klaisus. Creates a gaming area 5’6″ or 3’4″ i.e. will fit on an average dining table. Push fit scenery thats are in coloured plastic. Mini, 3 mission, Campaign included. Released** on 7th Oct. Cost £50, €65, $80us.
            – Codex Astra Militarum (Collector’s edition available). 144pg, 56 datasheets (inc. Baneblade and variants,), 14 Warlord Traits, 25 Stratagems, 14 Heirlooms of Conquest, unique Psykana discipline. Released** on 7th Oct. Cost £25, €32.50, $40us. Collectors Released** on 7th Oct. Cost Cost £50, €65, $80us.
            – AM datacard set. Released** on 7th Oct. Cost £10, €12, $15us.
            – Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire. Released** on 21st Oct. Cost Cost £40, €50, $60us.
            – Garrek Reavers Sleeves. To protect cards like alot of CCG do. Released** on 21st Oct. Cost Cost £5, €6.50, $8us.
            – Steelheart’s Champions Sleeves. To protect cards like alot of CCG do. Released** on 21st Oct. Cost Cost £5, €6.50, $8us.

            *I blame underhanded misinformation by the Alpha Legion.
            **Pre-orders the preceding weekend

          • Thomas

            Wait, they’re seriously selling 7 monopose marines for £30? And the unit champion and icon bearer are separate, £15 models?

            That is far and away the scummiest thing “new GW” has done.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Well, the kits certainly make a Champion and there is a component that appears to be a icon – so I don’t know. Certainly seems you get all the special weapon options and enough to gear up the lot with CC weapons. I suppose the separate champion is for his powerfist option (which doesn’t seem to be in the kit) and icon bearer is for variety?

          • Muninwing

            explain “scummiest”

            did they advertise it otherwise?

          • Thomas

            Nope. Doesn’t matter how the advertise it. Selling *unit champions* as separate, £15 blisters is no different to the scummy DLC practices that video game publishers like EA use.

            They’re taking something which has always been part of every plastic unit box and selling it off as a separate model. Worth HALF of the unit box it should belong to. It’s nickle and diming. I don’t like it in that hobby and I sure as hell don’t like it in this one.

          • Muninwing

            it’s still only scummy if you feel like they owe you their product.

            and it’s not “always” by a long shot. in fact, only relatively recently has this been common practice. even — especially — in in WHF, where actual command squad was not necessarily part of any box sets.

            there’s this change, too, that’s been made… as we see the plastic-ification of more kits that used to be metal (or finecast), we also see that not every kit changes in price as it morphs to a new model. some is inflation, some is a new attempt.

            none of it is scummy.

            they are a business. they develop and sell product. if you do not value their product enough to buy it, then you have the right to not buy it. it’s a luxury good, after all. if they choose to change their distribution model — which they have done before — it’s not the end of the world.

            similarly, when they raise prices to compensate for inflation, they are not taking advantage of their consumers.

            and of course, you do not need to buy it.

          • shabbadoo

            “similarly, when they raise prices to compensate for inflation, they are not taking advantage of their consumers.”

            Sorry, but if you think they are raising prices due to inflation because the current rate impacts their bottom line even remotely in a significant way after having gone to plastic…at a fraction of the cost of former metal production costs…you are a complete and utter idiot. GW are just outright gouging their base. Perhaps you know that Perry Miniatures charges £20.00 for about *40* infantry/*14* cavalry, and they make a proper margin on their product, all things considered (which includes your magical inflation). GW on the other hand charges £30.00 for 10 Space Marines, but then GW’s plastic is infused with heroine, the demand for which is at an all-time high, so they obviously need to charge 50% more for 1/4 the amount of miniatures. Because inflation. And heroine.

            GW now offers less and asks people to pay more, a practice which they established prior to, and cemented with, their AoS business model. They seek to establish this as the “new norm” for their customers. Many will swallow the pill, but many won’t. Their value in comparison to competitors/other leisure time distractions is not on a positive trend.

            As you say, people do not need to buy. If people actually did not buy then GW might very well take note of what the market can bear and react accordingly to a loss in sales. But they are not experiencing much of any loss in sales (i.e. the market, meaning their customers, is gritting/gnashing its teeth and bearing it enough for it not to matter), and so there is no reason for them to not continue on a track of gouging the hell out of everyone as much as they can.

          • Muninwing

            you’re making a big assumption there, and placing it at my feet.

            it’s probably why you think they are “gouging” their customers.

            it’s also fallacious.

            at some point (late 90s, early 00s), GW effectively fixed their prices per model. with a few noted differences, their prices have not changed for these model.

            materials, molds, cost of design — none of that matters. nor should it — this is economically priced in the “luxury goods” category, meaning that it is about the perceived worth instead of the material/labor worth of the object.

            the example i like to use is the Terminators. if anything, they show that GW’s hesitation to raise all prices is beneficial to the consumer.

            back in 02 or so, there was a box of metal terminators that you could buy. $50 for 5. the chaos terminators were the same (i miht even still have that box in storage). a few years later, in ’05-06, they produced the plastic SM terminators. price? $50/5… but with extra bitz, giving more range and resource to the player.

            sure, inflation from 5 years was not huge. but zero increase means that any change in inflation was less real revenue by the company.

            now, we are over a decade later. in the last 12 years, inflation is over 20% — $50 then is worth just over $60 in today real US dollars. what is the current price of terminator boxes? well, the vanilla boxes are… $50/5 still. the specialized ones (Wolf Terminators, Deathwing) are $60 — and many complainers feel taken advantage of. except that they are full of extra specialized pieces, and with other specialized bitz can be used to create more than just the five intended figures.

            it has nothing to do with the quality of plastic used, the finecast/metal argument, the computers used to design the models, etc. it is all about the value of the end-product, the fact that terminators are a small-count elite choice that has certain uses. and it matters nothing to their model that other people sell more figures in different materials for a different price.

            before you call someone stupid, you should really do your research.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            More DG pic’s
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          • Dooms Day

            extremely odd that there selling plague marines at £30/$50. normally a $50 box will be £28. Suprised there selling champion’s at £15.. makes no sense when you can get them for £10 with 2 extra guys on there site with basically the same gear (ive already got about 3 plague champs, another if I convert 1 so no plans to get him). Had no plans to be buying the plague marine box, but now I” never have at all. Foetid Blight-drone(told you it’d never be a shared kit :P) is an okish price, similar to the hellbrute. Plaguecrawler isn’t great but at atleast its not £50 like the primaris one.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            I think it maybe early for the WD. Mine usually turns up the Mon/Tues after the issue goes up for pre-order on the GW site; and Octobers issue is yet to appear for that.

          • Dooms Day

            subscriptions for WD should normally get to you before it goes up for preorder.

    • SacTownBrian

      Just look at the Primaris release for details…

  • Carey_Mahoney

    A few loose walls = moon base.

  • Christie Bryden

    so 2 more special characters, if Thousand sons dont get more now we will be pissed.

    • Dooms Day

      theres 4 new ones in total coming

    • LankTank

      Id imagine a few elite characters and maybe 1 vehicle kit will be all they get considering how many units from csm they could take over death guard

  • DoctorBored

    Militarum Tempestus being crammed into this Codex? Well, one less Imperium-specific Codex I suppose. I wonder what their doctrine will be that will effect everything else in the army.

    • Watcherzero

      Unless they are buffing by having Tempestus be just another astra militarum Regiment rather than a separate army then likely will only apply to battleforged detachments of pure scions/commisars.

      • DoctorBored

        That would be nice! Here’s hoping! There’s a lot that can be improved out of the Index. I’m looking forward to seeing how this Codex shapes up!

        • Matthew

          Honestly, if they fix the Vanquisher battle cannon that will be enough for me! Sick of my anti-tank tank firing water balloons from its turret

  • luke-vdv

    Damn, I was so hoping it would be called Codex Astra Militarum Imperial Guard in the same fashion as the Space Marine Codex.

  • SWISSchris

    Why does the Savlar Chem Dog’s chainsword arm reach all the way down to his knee? Anatomy fail unless they have some weird “long arm” mutation : D

    • DoctorBored

      Savlar Chem Dogs, also known as the ‘Long Arms’ of the Imperium.

    • Watcherzero

      The models in the pics are kitbashed from mostly scion and genestealer cult parts with the odd cadian and age of sigmar model pieces.

      • Kiskatona

        Nah, Skitarii bodies have the coat as part of the body, and they don’t look like that. Looks to be a much simpler conversion, Genestealer Cult body and head, Cadian Officer legs and arms.

    • MechBattler

      Since when have GW’s 1.25 inch tall models EVER been 100% anatomically accurate? They ALL have oversized heads and disproportionate body ratios.

      • SWISSchris

        Yeah very true, seems to be more noticeable to me these days – perhaps especially with that one kitbash – looks like gorilla arms.

  • bfmusashi

    I hope this is a prelude to bits being orderable again.

    • Luca Lacchini

      That would make my wallet implode. 😀


  • Carey_Mahoney

    Bring on the new Rough Riders!

  • Aura1

    C’mon 31st Millennium parents! You call your child Naseus Rotbone and what did you expect him to do with his life?

  • Talos2

    I like that they’re doing scenery of that type, but with 8th basically making anything other than line of sight blocking scenery totally pointless I’m not sure what it adds

  • I honestly saw the plastic guardsmen and thought “Oh my God! New plastic Guard Legion kits!” And then I saw the Skitarii helmet. Dang it! I want some plastic non-Cadians!

    • 301stFeinminsterArmoured

      Come on, we have 5 GW-made Infantry factions to kitbash from. Just curious as to how they will implement Regiment rules.

      • I am not buying a box of Empire Pistoliers or Skitarri Rangers just for some heads. Lots of people will though, so I don’t really mind at all.