40K BREAKING: New Nurgle Blight Hauler & Primaris Kits Spotted!

GW has 4 new kits heading your way, including the mysteriously missing Death Guard Myphitic Blight Hauler. Take a look!

We’ve all been wondering what happened to the Myphitic Blight Hauler; the only missing unit in Codex Death Guard.

Retailers across the globe have received the following poster of upcoming products from GW the last day or so. It shows 4 new kits:

image via B&C’s Marshal Loss

  • Primaris Aggressors
  • Primaris Redemptor Dreadnought
  • Lord Feltrius and the Tainted Cohort
  • Myphitic Blight Hauler

Thoughts

Note all four of these kits have the “Easy to Build” green logo on the bottom left of the boxes.

These are new kits, not the existing fully detailed ones.

The Nurgle ones are most intriguing:

The infantry kit looks to contain a Lord/Character with a Manreaper, and at 3 other models with what looks to be a Flail of Corruption and 1 heavy weapon.  These guys look like Blightlord Terminators to me.

The Myphitic Blight Hauler box shows three machines on the cover. It’s unknown if this is a single model, or a set of three. Easy to Build kits might explain the lack of weapon upgrade options on the unit’s rules.  I assume the kit builds this cute guy from the codex:

The Primaris Aggressor art shows them with flamestorm gauntlet weapon options. We’ll have to wait to see what the models have.

The Redemptor Dread appears to have a Heavy Onslaught Gatling Cannon and the fist.

~I’ve been saying for weeks I thought the Myphitic blight Hauler would drop out of the sky out of the blue one of these days.

 

  • Yriel_The_Angelic
  • SilentPony

    Wait, what new Primaris? Those all exist already, in those sculpts.

    • Griffin

      Maybe your dumb and didn’t read the article or look at the pictures clearly displaying the easy build / monopose logo on them…….

      • ZeeLobby

        I mean to be fair, clicking on the title is what gives BoLS money, and the title and the picture on the main page tell none of these stories.

      • Coltcabunny

        Yet you don’t seem to know the difference between “your” and “you’re”…

    • BrianDavion

      they’re easy build apparenty. looks like GW is pushing Primaris Marines as their “entry level” faction

  • Ryan Miller

    So… that little green icon on the box means what, easy to assemble? Or does it mean that it isn’t mono-pose? I are confused…

    • It usually means both. Easy-to-build kits will usually have a smaller number of pieces that are quick to assemble, sometimes without glue, and are often mono-pose.

      • Snord

        Maybe it’s old age kicking in, but I find myself a bit tempted by an easy-to-build Redemptor or Aggressors. I generally prefer the superior detail and customisation of the ‘full’ kits, but the Redemptor seems to have an unnecessary amount of parts to build fairly basic components, and I don’t really enjoy fiddling about with separate hoses etc on kits like the Aggressors. So I might get some of these.

        • BrianDavion

          depends on how they’re built. I could see the agressors being a pain if they mixed flamer gauntlets with bolter gauntlets/missile packs for example

          • Red_Five_Standing_By

            You will not have options with these kits. You get what they give you.

          • I agree. Easy to Build kits typically have no options. They go together easily and you get what the model has sculpted on it. If you want the fancy options and pose-ability, you buy the pricier fancy kits.

          • BrianDavion

            thats my point. and depending on what they give you will depend on their value

        • I hear you. The Necromunda gang minis are beautiful – but have tons of teensy bits for faces, hair, etc. My middle aged eyes can’t take it!

    • Tigirus

      It means they’re going to be in the same vein as the 3-pack of Intercessor/Reivers, hopefully for a comparable price-point as well.

  • Fergie0044

    I suppose the blight hauler being easy to build is ok. Its not like it has any weapon options or anything.

    At first I assumed the other DG release is just a re-box of the Dark Imperium guys if people wanted to buy them separate.

  • thegreatmoronos

    Personally I find the idea of these new easy to build kits troubling. It’s not like GW kits are difficult to build since the departure from metal and fail cast. And mono pose /low detail is limiting and irritating. I get that these are “kid friendly” entry level versions. But I don’t really see dumbing down as an effective way to get new kids to play. In fact I don’t see warhammer as a kids hobby because it takes real adult money to buy an army.

    • Pete Croucher

      You know what I find troubling? People who feel the distinct need to keep people with reduced motor skills out of their hobby because “iz dumm doen”.

      These kits are cool and allow more people into the hobby. Sorry you hate disabled people and kids, I guess?

      • Solvagon

        Yeah but.. cant we get these easy to build kits in a big expansion box for the starting game and then as more expensive, smaller part kit as standalone?

        The easier a kit is to convert or the more fun parts it contains the more likely I am to enjoy it.

        And honestly, If you are physically unable to assemble a vehicle kit, you won’t be able to assemble 2 or 3 part “easy to build” infantry units either. There are also really not enough kits to accomodate people with severe physical debilitations so they can really be part of the hobby, and there will most likely never will be.

        And regarding kids: Almost anyone I know started playing at 12-14, and we could all assemble our Fantasy plastic kits just fine; only big metal models were an issue.

        I am very sympathetic towards the issue of better inclusion in gaming circles, but you are arguing against a strawman and you misrepresent the opposing argument. Who said anything about keeping disabled people out?

        • autonoise

          But it’s not hurting you by having these easy to build kits. With the exception of the Blight Hauler, they all seem to be available in standard multi-part kits, so this is an additional entry point to the hobby rather than a replacement.

          Having built the standard redemptor dreadnought it was time consuming and a few fiddly bits but overall fairly straightforward, and I thoroughly enjoyed the build. But as a model for a pre-teen or someone with reduced motor skills it probably wouldn’t be suitable. An easy to build Dreadnought solves this whilst I can still build the more complex kit, everyone wins.

          • Solvagon

            To clarify, I pretty much do not care about any kit except for the Blighthauler, so pardon my response. Having easy to build standard units is great. Having a specialised vehicle that you are supposed to run in 3s be only available as an easy to build single pose kit is kinda meh.

          • autonoise

            Thats fair, I doubt they only release it as easy to build, but if they do that is quite a statement to make. Onthe plus side we can customise in other ways, and the detail on the eady to build stuff is really impressive nowadays

          • Solvagon

            I won’t deny that the detail is impressive, but converting them is really hard, especially without specialised equipment. I’m lucky to own a Foredom flex shaft tool; without, converting many of the Dark Imperium models would have been incredibly obnoxious.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. Sadly I’ve noticed less and less conversions as of late. Detailblasted + monopose and people just build them as is for the most part.

          • Lexikon

            I think the increased detail is really more to blame than the monopose kits. The new Tau Commander is far more multi-pose than its predecessors, and I’ve only seen fewer full Tau Commander version since its release. I’ve been less interested in converting the kit as well.

            I think when the models had less detail and, ironically, less posing options, there was more of a drive to convert miniatures, especially centerpiece HQs, because you could make them look pretty fantastic standing next to standard units. But now the standard stuff is so highly detailed and polished that it’s very difficult to convert things to a standard that fits in.

            Not that I’m arguing for less detail. It’s just different. Not worse, just different than it used to be.

          • NNextremNN

            Just like modding Half Life 1 was so much easier then modding current games.

        • LankTank

          Working at GW in the past, there are tomnes of. Kids under 14. I suspect I was a free babusitting service lol. Well free as in biy them horrendously expensive plastic soldiers XD worth every cent though!

      • That’s a huge strawman if I’ve ever seen one…

        • ZeeLobby

          Mmm. Just a massive salt attack!

        • Coltcabunny

          We’ve got to keep these people made out of straw out of our hobby. Wargaming is for flesh and blood humans only.

          • NNextremNN

            Go tell this @Pimpcron XD

      • LordCelestantMemes

        You know what, yes, I do hate the disabled. What now? What will you say to that, now that I’ve completely played my hand? My personal emotions have nothing to do with the fact that we’re now playing at the lowest level.

        The low should not limit the high. It’s a problem in our classrooms, our jobs, it should not be in our hobbies.

        I don’t particularly care for encouraging a lack of creativity or thought as a trade-off for bringing other people into the table. There should be a determinable class level; the advanced people do this, the less advanced people do that, and the beginners can play Age of Sigmar.

        • Pete Croucher

          All I can say is that I’m glad that bigots like you aren’t in charge of making the actual decisions. I hope the inclusivity and ease of access continues and you vote with your wallet by not buying any more stuff, your mouth by shutting up and yoyr feet by leaving and never coming back.

    • OctopusVolcano

      You’ve clearly never built any admech kits 😂 those things are fiddly and complex as all hell lol

      • autonoise

        Hellions are another fiddly kit, going back to Space Marines after putting them together was a relief!

      • Fergie0044

        Tell me about it. Those sicarians were a real pain, especially as I was foolish enough to basecoat them while still on the spruces.

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah. GW does this weird mix of both. Personally I prefer the options even of fiddly XD

      • Coltcabunny

        That’s just a test to see if you’re worthy of joining the ranks of the Omnissia. Next step is to build with no instructions.

    • Fergie0044

      Nearly all the kits are also available as multi-part, so its not taking anything away from you.
      I’ve got the easy to build plague marines from first strike and they’ve got great detail. Difficult to convert but I’m happy to keep them in their as built pose anyway.

    • D. B.

      They’re cheaper, and if the weapons loadout in those kits is enough for you, that’s actually quite a boon for those of us on a very tight budget.

    • You think low detail is the problem? If anything I’d say that GW models are becoming too detailed these days, with the whole Death Guard range being one of the more egregious examples. I really don’t know where to look on some of those models they’re so busy, and anyone who has to paint all of that detail on even the most basic trooper has my sympathies.

      • ZeeLobby

        Amen to that. I’ve got the base coat but haven’t worked up the courage to start details yet.

        • For some armies (40K and AoS) the basic grunts would have been hero models 10 years ago. That’s a reflection on the character of the poses and the quality of the sculpts too, but the insane amount of bling is part of it.

          From one perspective we’ve never had it so good, but I do wonder what percentage of collectors would prefer less detailed, easier/quicker to paint core troops if GW deigned to ask.

      • 415Native

        So much this! They are great kits, but sometimes its a bit much. The clip on desk magnifying lens I bought has really helped with painting up a new DG army though.

    • BrianDavion

      having differant kits aimed at differant skill levels is fine. Model kits have for years had snap fit models existing along side more complicated ones. even for adults the easy build kits have some advantages. at the very least the easy build ones are likely cheaper. and if the pose/configuration of the easy build ones matches what you more or less wanted anyway. saving some money is handy

    • Robin Wilson

      When I started playing Warhammer (even before 40K existed) everything was monopose.

    • Watcherzero

      The undisputed king of plastic models is Bandai and their Gunpla, they have a range of scales with differing difficulty. All their modern lineup are snap fit so dont need gluing and made of varied coloured plastic sprues so painting is optional.
      High grade 1/144 simple to build with no moving parts
      Master grade 1/100 more detail and moving parts as well as limited articulation.
      Real grade 1/144 same size as high grade but articulated with high detail, they have an inner structural frame to which the outer parts attach, difficult with many small parts and often requires filing parts
      Perfect grade 1/60 inner frame, every single part articulated down to finger joints, some metal parts as well as plastic. Extremely difficult and expensive, equivalent of a forgeworld titan kit.

      The older scales and ungraded are less detailed and require gluing as well as being less posable.

    • Muninwing

      if i’m a kid and i get $10/week in allowance, and my parents are willing to help me with glue and tools, then i could buy some paints and a basic kit with xmas/bday money.

      then every month, i could buy another box. and it might take me, with school and friends and other pursuits, a month to put together and paint a whole squad.

      twice a year i could get some gift cards and make a big order, either rulebooks or larger kits.

      it might take me a year to assemble an army, but it’s going to take that long to put it together anyway.

      the hobby is part of the game’s pricing for a reason.

      now… sure, someone might say “but you’re spending your whole allowance? what if you have a life, ro want something else?” but some kids have jobs, others have parents who just buy them things… and i had $10/week in the 90s as an allowance, so i’m betting many have more than that. and they have so few other things to spend money on, that they are prime targets for advertising here.

      • Red_Five_Standing_By

        You had $10 a week allowance as a kid in the 90’s?

        Damn, you were drowning in money.

        I only got 5.

    • LankTank

      I use my adult money buying it for my kids (that is actually a front from my wife, they are actually for me). But why do people say less detail? Find me rhe death guard model in the new starter with “less detail”. Less options is not less detail. In fact as they have no need for compatibility they usually have great detail

    • BaronSnakPak

      Funny, because I got into the hobby when I was a 12 year old kid, and apparently the money that I earned and used to buy my army was just as good as “adult” money.

  • Arthfael

    The difference between the level of detail of normal and easy to build eldar guardian models is huge. It’s impossible to look at the latter and not immediately see that something’s wrong. I hope the same does not apply to the other kits as well.

    • Rainthezangoose

      I don’t think the comparison is valid, the push fit loose troop (termagant, eldar, choas and regular space marine and imperial guard plus a bunch of WHF) I can remember in stores in 4/5th edition when I was a pre-teen. These from the OP are more on the level of the starter kits and frankly the push-fit models since Dark Vengeance and Island of Blood have been beautiful. Can you tell me the High Elf Griffin Lord from the now old WFB starter set is “immediately something wrong”, because it’s not, it’s a very pretty and detailed model and that’s LAST generations push-fits.

      • Arthfael

        Then I am happy to stand corrected ^^

        • Rainthezangoose

          Aye, but your not wrong, the old push fit troops shouldn’t be sold anymore there ugly as hell.

  • euansmith

    I’m assuming that, with the exception of the Nurgle Bubble-car, the Easy Build kits are extracted from the starter box sprues.

    • Snord

      It seems odd that a vehicle like this would be released as easy-to-build rather than a ‘full’ kit – and presumably the more detailed version will follow soon after.

      I do like these new Nurgle vehicles. But I simply cannot afford to accumulate any more boxes of stuff that will never get finished.

      • autonoise

        I’m intrigued to see if this is the only Blight Hauler we’ll get, guessing not as a few hobbiest might turn their nose up at having to buy the Easy to build (as a single loadout option I don’t really mind if it easy to build only)

        • Robin Wilson

          They don’t have any other weapon options in the codex, so they only have one load out.

      • ZeeLobby

        I’d be shocked if we saw another blight hauler anytime soon. I mean tooling for the easy build kits isn’t necessarily any easier, and if the prices are the usual $$$, I can’t imagine what the non-easy-build price will be.

    • NNextremNN

      Which starter box had Agressors and an Redemptor inside? Because if there is one I’d like to get that.

      • euansmith

        Good point. Maybe it will be the next starter box 😀

        I get confused with these Primaris Unit Names like I do with Stormcast Eternal Unit Names.

        • NovaeVox

          Are those lexidecimators, or mnemobliterators?

    • Gorsameth

      Why?
      The Intercessors got their own box with full multi-part models. No reason to assume this isn’t the same happening for the new models.

  • Oggthrok

    As an Ork player, we wondered when the multipart helicopter unit would come out, after getting monobuild versions in the AOBR box set.

    That was eight years ago.

    You’d be surprised how far a monobuild model can take you though. Orks became experts at converting that one kit – Nurgle players may now do the same.

  • Chet Atkinson

    With the way GW is pushing monopose I wouldn’t be surprised if they started doing complete models. Then anyone would be able to paint and play with them without restrictions of age/ability/etc

    • NNextremNN

      This doesn’t seem like the worst idea but I get that people want to pose or modify things themself and fear they loose that opportunity. So I hope they do both and everyone can be happy.

  • eMtoN

    Are there going to be three blight haulers in the box? If so I can kinda understand why they would do it as an “easy build” to justify selling them for a more reasonable price.

  • Kyle Stetson

    It is nice that people who are new to the hobby and maybe lower in modeling skill have more options to build out their forces. I think a mix of easy build and multi-pose models will only help the game; allowing players who like the game more than the hobby to expand their forces and play while at the same time preserving the hobby aspect for those who like that more.

    • Commissar Molotov

      I really wish Gee Dub would give us the option of making the old-style monopose plastic models at a reduced price to fill out units or begin a cheap “starter” army.

  • Admiral Raptor

    I’ve never enjoyed building models so this is awesome! I hope this is a continuing trend. I specifically didn’t pick up a redemptor because it would have been a pain to assemble.

  • 301stFeinminsterArmoured

    If it is a full unit kit, I’ll be very happy with them segues.

    • Muninwing

      i’d love to see a conversion of a Daemon Prince on a kitbashed Segway made from one of these…

      • 301stFeinminsterArmoured

        Challenge Accepted!

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    So the Aggressors will be flamers.

    The Redemptor will have the dakka gun. With a few bits from the full kit, this could be a cheap and easy addition to a marine army.

  • Pat H

    It’s about time they released the blight crawler. Codex has been out over a month.

  • DoctorBored

    Eh… well, at least we’re finally getting the Blight-Hauler. Now can we please get some models that AREN’T DEATH GUARD OR PRIMARIS???

    • euansmith

      Coming next, the Priguard and the Deathmaris!

  • Chris Hateley

    Gotta keep churning out those space marines! God forbid we should go a month without any…

  • Zero

    I’ll buy it if it’s cheaper. Lol

  • bfmusashi

    Omg the blight hauler is adorbs.

  • SloppyJoe

    So you defend the actions of the aggressive puerile child who immediately insults people for asking simple questions rather than the educated, calm and correct response by the author of the original question? Seems you have some chips on your shoulder concerning your intellectual superiors. I’m wondering why you bother to post comments at all. Blocked.