GW: New Releases September 9th “First Looks”

His name is Mortarion and he’s here to party. Come check out the new products from Games Workshop!

via Games Workshop

Mortarion, Daemon Primarch of Nurgle

The Plague Brethren

Codex: Death Guard Limited Edition

 

Wow – Mortarion is here and he’s bringing all the party favors!

  • euansmith

    It is nice to see some John Blanche artwork again.

    • ZeeLobby

      Was just thinking that.

    • Amdor

      I hoped they got rid of him 😛

      • I_am_Alpharius

        Why? I know arts subjective and all that. However, in John Blanche is synonymous with 40k (and arguable across all GW games); in fact I be happy to go further and say John Blanche is 40K. 40k would not have it fundamental feel and look if it were not for John Blanche’s imagination and artwork.

        • euansmith

          But aside from that, what’s John Blanche ever done for us? 😉

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Well beside the grim and the dark he brought us errm..erm. Skulls! Yeah skulls

        • crumbreaper

          John Blanche is without doubt the helmsman on the good ship 40k, his early Rogue Trader era art was for me personally a huge tick in the “works for me” box and continues to be – very talented and very inspirational artist and long may he continue 🙂

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Sadly we’re be seeing less and less new bits 🙁

            He’s basically retired now and winding down. He’s still the “head” artistic director, but he only working half days now.

          • crumbreaper

            well, we can’t begrudge him that, he’s been there since the start and he’s a fair bit older than me (even though I remember GW when it was 1 shop in Hammersmith). I like the 1d4chan quote for him “Blanche is also sadly obsessed with the color red, and is believed to steal red crayons from unsuspecting children.”

      • GrenAcid

        Furry with no taste, ha! what a suprise.

  • Kritarion

    Mortarion is such a great model with a way to pretty paintjob

  • Jerin Price

    I’m probably the only one who cares but it seems that every “dynamic point to convey a sense of movement ” on that model is indicating he’s going the other way.

    Why are his hood flaps blowing to his right but his back smoke blows to the left.

    And again with his censer and robes. Like come on, I know these people sculpt beautiful and amazing models for a living, so it can’t be an oversight right?

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Chaosy-demony-warp-jinks

    • frankelee

      My only guess would be the swirl of air created by his plague wings (TM).

    • DangerBeaver

      When wings are involved there are all kinds of different currents whizzing around in different directions. I actually agree with your observation but can’t help fanboysplaining it away.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah. Well when they do cad designs they kinda just slap details on.

    • Ryan Miller

      The warp did it.

    • euansmith

      Swirly winds of toxic guff.

    • Talos2

      Him moving parts of his body will create movement in the clothing. The idea the only thing that moves clothes on anything on a model is wind is a really weird internet phenomenon, I assume Internet forum users use huge amounts of starch on their clothing.

  • I_am_Alpharius
    • Diagoras

      Those dice are genuinely unpleasant. Looking at them actually gives me agita.

      Well done, I guess? Is that a good thing, in this case?

    • ZeeLobby

      Lol. Those are pretty funny

    • Bradley Xavbrah

      probably the same way you missed the existence of the limited edition

      • I_am_Alpharius

        Colour me corrected. No need to be snarky about it.

        • Bradley Xavbrah

          wouldn’t be snarky if you didn’t bother ‘correcting’ people in multiple places while spreading false information so quickly that could be solved by actually reading the white dwarf. I’m happy you’ve learnt your lesson. 🙂

          • I_am_Alpharius

            You seem to under the misimpression that I’m bothered about what think.

          • Bradley Xavbrah

            you care enough to keep replying so yeah, you do

            anyway good luck with the whole actually reading thing

    • Arthfael

      Are these really balanced? Did they even check?
      Graphically, I’m not sold on them, they look way too cartoonish and clean for Nurgly stuff.

      • crumbreaper

        I’ll be using mine for wound dice and victory points etc as well as psychological warfare against opponents muahahahahahahahaha

      • I_am_Alpharius

        Though, are any non-casino grade dice really balanced? 😉

  • Brian Carraway

    Love that command point/turn/VP dial

  • Huntard

    I wonder if somewhere in Mortarion’s bitz there’s a heart with Draigo’s name carved in it.

  • ZeeLobby

    Snip off all the censors and at least $40 and I’m sold. Looks like the smoke at the end of the scythe is optional? That’s good.

  • silashand

    How cute. Death Guard gets a fidget spinner… lol

  • Talos2

    Guilleman came with 2 other characters for £55, it seemed gw were being more realistic with their pricing then, this just feels overpriced. I’m sure they’ll sell loads, but it’s going in the wrong direction price wise again

    • I_am_Alpharius

      I suppose partly because Girlyman is half as big as Mortarion. More likely, its because the big G was fitted on to 3 small frames as opposed to Morty who needed to be spread over two large frames. Additional there is a element of what GW reckon they can sell them for.

      • Talos2

        Yeah. It’ll be interesting to see how much bigger he is as guilleman’s deceptively large, his backpack has a lot bulk to its detail in particular.

    • Shawn Lyons

      Not to mention 3 plague marines for $40.

  • Timotheus

    Despite the fact I don’t like primarchs on the battlefield, mortarion really is a beautiful model. Especially if you consider that (according to the shown scatches) they didn’t just copy and paste John Blanches interpretation of him through the 3d printer like most of the other stuff (don’t get me wrong, usually this is actually the best thing they could do imho).

    Really don’t get the plague brethren though. They look OK, but their Dark Imperium fellows are far more exciting (in a good way) so why should one buy those 3 mediocre pals in a box?

  • GrenAcid

    Love to see old art for new blood to see, but that new “digital” art for 40k is bloody abomination, I rly hope its just a phase…..lets bo back to the roots with art. Pls….rly pls.

  • milan

    Furry with no taste, ha! what a suprise.

  • NightForce

    Lol. Those are pretty funny