40K BREAKING: Marbo, Primaris Blood & Dark Angel Minis

Sly Marbo is BACK, and with him some new Primaris Dark Angels and Blood Angels minis. Check em out!


We know the Blood Angels and Dark Angels are getting codexes in December.

Angels of Death Primaris Models

One of the big mysteries is exactly how GW will integrate Primaris Marines into these two unique chapters.  Well today we got a first look at two new Primaris Lieutenant minis for the chapters – and they are looking GOOD!

images via GW

The Dark Angels Primaris LT got his robes, and keys as soon as his got in the door.  Now to find Cypher…

Le Soldat Marbo

But these two weren’t the BIG reveals.  Oh no – the big news takes us back to the Astra Militarum where we find out that the mystery man himself – SLY MARBO is coming back in some form. Take a look at this:

I’m loving his “Feed Me Seymour” plant back there…

No word yet on rules, but I’m sure they will be along shortly.

~What do you think Marbo’ rules should me? I think he should be able to hunt Lictors!

Everybody better buy that Marbo mini – or else I’ll have to fight Apollo Creed and Dolf Lungren


  • ieyke

    The plant’s name is Audrey.
    Or Audrey II, if you want to get technical.

    • Coltcabunny


  • Punisher

    One new model? 🙁 Was really hoping for a new Dante and/or Mephiston model. Well if they at least get better rules then they have now i would be less sad.

    All i want for christmass is my Blood Angels have the rules and units that is reflected in your own books by Guy Haley. Dante and The Devastation of Baal are AMAZING books! Let Guy Haley write rules as well! 😀

    Dante not giving command points when he is the greatest tactician in the Imperium(Except for RG, sure) Or at least give him SOME rules that reflect this 1500 year (Bossman/LivingLegend) old chapter master other den sligtly better stats then a normal chapter master 🙁

    And Mephiston…. By the Emperor! In The Devastation of Baal he uses Wings of Sanguinius to fly faster then a Thunderhawk Gunship while its flying at maximum speed…… COME ON with the rules already 😀 His fellow librarian describing how when Mephiston casts Blood Lance its of a much more powerfull version then his brother Librarians. Where are the rules for Mephiston being the the most powerfull psyker in the Imperium when it comes to raw power. Your own lore and yet no rules that reflect it 🙁 No speciel psychic rules at alle 🙁 All i want for Christmass… 😭 (Yes im a grown man crying!)

    Yes im a BA fanboy…

    But i want ALL characters and ALL units in EVERY army to reflect the fluff you yourself write in your books, on the tabletop.

    • Ari Varey

      This article failed to mention that more announcements are coming Saturday. The Warhammer Community article made it sound that they have quite a few more announcements. They did mention that there would be one announcement that you wont want to miss, so either The Lion (more likely) or Sanguinius (shot in the dark but still possible).

      • Punisher

        SPOILER from The Devastation of Baal

        Sanguinis wont come back. At least not right now.


        This is a Spoiler!

        Girlyman at the end of the book names Dante the Warden of Imperium Nihilus, commander of all Imperial forces north of the Great Rift.

        Bringen back Sanguinius would undermine this huge story arc for Dante.

        • benn grimm

          Ummm, surely the reason he won’t come back is cause he’s dead? I mean I know they play fast and loose with the script nowadays, but I’d imagine necromancy being frowned upon in the Imperium of man.

          • SacTownBrian

            But Guilliman is back…

          • Crevab

            He was mortally wounded and put in stasis.
            Sanguinis died 10k years ago

          • Capitán Leonatos

            Guilliman has die to reborn for the ynnari..i dont speak english well, sorry xD

          • benn grimm

            Yes and as dumb as that is, at least it can be explained by saying he was kept in stasis and so was not actually dead. No I don’t like it, does it make a million times more sense than ENTIRELY DEAD primarchs returning in any way shape or form? Yes.

          • usGrant7977

            Did anybody check Sang’s pockets for loose change?

          • benn grimm

            Does power armour have pockets? If so I’m sure Horus’s minions had a good rifle through.

          • euansmith

            Space Marines have certainly got a big old change purse down there; which is odd, as they don’t seem to have two brass farthings to rub together.


          • benn grimm

            Lol 🙂

          • Snord

            The double entendre – never fails!

          • Dirheim

            Just read the The Devastation of Baal, Dante has an interesting conversation with the Primarch at the end of the book. His physical body may be dead, but his soul is active in the warp.

          • euansmith

            Behold, Sanguinis reborn!


            All the design studio needs to do is include a few more skulls and they are good to go.

          • man i need to read that book!

          • Dirheim

            Read it, it is one of the best 40K books I’ve read recently. Also, the conversation it is not all clear, it could also be an hallucination since Dante has been poisoned and it is dying. It is a real talk with the dead Primarch soul in a near dead experience? Or just a plain hallucination? I really like when good authors teases us this way.
            The Primarch soul could be reborn in the body of the body of the Sanguinor, or it could only be a feverish dream of Dante and the Primaris marines a way of Guilliman to take control of the Blood Angels, as Seth believes.
            It is a really enjoyable book

          • benn grimm

            I’d rather not tbh, not my bag. Communing with dead primarchs just seems a little too silly for my taste. These are not Eldar we’re talking about here, they’re marines, to whom mortality is supposed to mean something.

            *Also, if he’s communing with spirits in the warp, chances are they’re daemonic, either way he’s a filthy heretic and should liquidated by the inquisition post haste.

          • Capitán Leonatos

            Dead its no problem for gw.. Guilliman returns..

          • benn grimm

            Yup and that was pretty dumb. The only saving grace being that technically he was in stasis, a moment from death, but not actually dead. No I didn’t like it, yes I accept it. Zombie primarchs on the other hand…just no…

          • Legitimancer

            But they actually did kill Bobby G. Like for real. To death. He just stayed dead for all of a minute. If the emperor is able to exist as a warp entity (or at least have an undeniable warp presence), why wouldn’t one of his primarchs be able to do the same? Specifically one known who we know can psychicly effect the whole of his chapter (Black Rage). I think the big reason not to bring sang back would be that doing so makes his sacrifice suck, not that doing so breaks the rules in universe.

          • benn grimm

            At least one of his primarchs did do the same; Magnus, and look how well that turned out for him… The primarchs were meant to be mortals, Demi god like power, genetically modified to tower over humanity, but still part of said humanity. The traitor primarchs gained immortality, but at the price of their humanity. The loyalists died, but retained their humanity. Sanguinius had his chance to stand at Horus’s right hand, to become immortal, he chose loyalty to the Emperor and died, defiant at the last.

            I think you make a good point though; it would make his sacrifice worthless. I would go further and say this constant tinkering with the lore undermines the very foundation it is built on and will, if they continue down this path of resurrecting big names, just to have models of said big names in 40k, also render the lore worthless.

            Why not have all space marines become invincible? Just make them woundable, they just all recover after battle. No one ever dies again. Bring back the Night Haunter, and Ferrus Mannus and Eldanesh. Heck why not have all the Eldar gods return, sure they’d make cool models. Without consequence, there is no jeopardy, without jeopardy there is no grim dark, without grim dark, there is no 40k. I guess it’s a matter of personal preference, that’s just my take on it.

      • Dooms Day

        I doubt it’d be a primarch, or at least a primarch that would be coming out so soon. they usually tease a primarch release for months before it actually comes out.

        • Bakvrad

          They only teased mortarion actually. Magnus’ Box was found in the litter and got a funny video (purposely?)
          We didn’t know anything about guillimans return at all, until some people got their white dwarfs 1 month earlier. They could have hidden him until release…

  • Col. Duke Lacrosse

    Somewhere in this big, beautiful universe of ours there is a 28mm sclae “Steve Martin as the sadistic dentist” head and I’ma replace the ork head with it!

  • Marco Marantz

    Marbo needs a special rule where for one turn he can call in/steal a gunship and cause utter mayhem. Classic scene.

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      and a bow and arrow to shoot down aircraft!

    • barry sadler

      And hope he doesn’t play like rambo first blood, intentional direct kill count.. 0

  • Crevab

    That Blood Angel sure is in an awkward pose.

    • SacTownBrian

      Like he’s reaching out to give his sword to something scary or disgusting…

    • Snord

      He looks as though he’s wading through something unpleasant.

  • Michael Goldsberry

    I’m kinda hoping that Marbo has a rediculous rule so long as he has no other allied units within 12 inches of him or something. I’m expecting a 1d6+3 deep strike, reroll all wounds, and 3+invuln when operating my himself, and enemies must reroll all failed armor saves.

  • Amdor

    Is it me or Marbo ironically looks like Arny?

    • Coltcabunny

      This one is obviously from the same universe as Last Action Hero.

    • Hagwert

      ” Get to the choppaaaa ” !

    • Chris Hateley

      Hasn’t Marbo always looked like Arnie?

  • Junior Mitac

    primaris will never taint my dark angels no matter how hard they try . if there is a legion that would flattly refuse them . its the dark angels first legion

    • Bakvrad

      You are talking about legions? You should visit brother Asmodai about that topic. He‘ll probably have a talk about the fallen with you.

      Anyway, I can’t see any problem with primaris in the ranks of our chapter. As long as we stay suspicious 😉

      Storywise I could imagine that could provoke a schism between the old and newer brothers which get suddenly ended by a returning lion.

      • Mike Forrey

        Rank and file sure i can see them being kept separate and used for specific missions. Commanding regular Dark Angels though is laughable.

  • Jack

    Dark Angels Primaris Lieutenant looks crap. I was expecting more

    • Shenordak

      But it’s only the head right? Swap that and the rest of the mini looks nice enough

    • Jasko

      Agreed. It’s quite boring. What’s “primaris” about him except maybe the slightly increased size?

      • Jack

        Thats what im thinking. Its a taller version of the old models

        • Jasko

          plus that grin *shudder*. I don’t think there was one single grinning Dark Angel in the last 10.000 years…
          (which could be a sign that the primaris DAs are not aware of the Fallen, of course)

          • euansmith

            That is an Alpha Legion smirk, and no mistake.

  • Andy Wise

    That dark angel dude has the most smug slappable face I ever saw on a marine.

    • MarcoT

      The Martin Shkreli marine

      • euansmith

        Expect a 300% price hike.

  • Aswin Agastya

    Why is he carrying Snake Plisken’s gun?

  • euansmith

    It is sad to see, but it looks as though, during the dark days, when he had no rules, Marbo turned to self harming.


  • Dave Bacon

    Why is Marbo’s watch at 6:10? Is this an indication of a future release date? 6th of October? Squats returning? Plastic Sisters? Come on GW! I can’t wait that long!

    • Col. Duke Lacrosse

      Half Life 6 confirmed!

  • I_am_Alpharius

    All very tasty. Looking forward to Saturday to see what the other reveals will be. Will it just be more December release? Will it be a sneak peak at January? or will GW go the whole hog and tease us with releases coming down the pipeline for the whole of 2018? Stranger things have happened….

  • Luca Lacchini

    As much as I’m a Catachan player, I can’t stand the new Sly Marbo model. After the poxwalkers with a Joker rictus grin, most irritating sculpt seen recently.
    The cartoony carnivorous plant, the Snake-Plissken silenced/scoped autopistol, the scars that look like angsty self-harm… pop culture nods won’t make it, sorry.

    I’ll make a more grim one just by rummaging through my bits box.

  • thegreatmoronos

    What’s with the stupid grim on that dark angel? Is he thinking about all the heresy he his keeping secret?

  • Pat H


  • Pat H

    Is there an alternative head for the Dark Angel Lt? Because he looks way more smug than is necessary.

  • Drpx

    Primaris BA doesn’t have a jump pack. Sad!

    • el_tigre

      Primaris don’t have jump packs, they’ve upgraded to flying lazy-boys.

  • Iconoc1ast

    in other news… I GERT MER COPY OF NECROMERNDER!!!!!😍😍😍😍
    ERMAGERD!!!!!!! http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/33ddbd6a4d918e7bddc5d1e55cca80f7c2b1bbddccf598806468cfbe4c760d8e.jpg

    • euansmith

      Mine arrived today, but I wasn’t at home to sign for it 🙁

      • Chet Atkinson

        Aw man! I hope you can get your hands on it tomorrow

      • Iconoc1ast

        my neighbour had signed for mine. i would be looking at monday if they hadnt. 48hr wait for collections here :'(

        • euansmith

          I’m strong, I can wait a week. And I’ll still have mine painted before my mate who is collecting his today 😀

          • Iconoc1ast

            prob beat me too. only got 5 escher gangers assembled last night. was reading the rulebooks new fluff. a great deal has been fleshed out and also see them setting up the return of brat gangs with jetbikes…..

  • Chris Hateley

    I was so excited at the sight of Sly Marbo that I didn’t read the headline and came here with the intention of posting “It’s… it’s… NOT a space marine…! 0_0”

    Then I hit two new space marine models before I got to see a full pic of Marbo. Congratulations GW, this was probably the only chance you’re ever going to get to reveal a new mini without me coming here and posting “It’s a space marine.” and you blew it.


  • Ryan Miller

    I wish Iron Hands weren’t considered “vanilla with sprinkles” in 40k. I want unique models too! Some named characters, the fact that our apothecary, chaplain and techmarine slots can be one character (Iron Father) in lore, but not on tabletop… clan companies don’t follow codex strictly in lore, but gw likes to forget. But grats on the new stuff ba and da players! You always get stuff.

  • Carey_Mahoney

    What – Marbo smoking a cigar? That doesn’t seem right. Who does he think he is? Arnold Schwarzenegger?