GW: More Minis For December

New Quick-Assemble models, a new Stormcast Hero, and an update to Space Hulk are coming in December!

If you missed the news yesterday, A new Sly Marbo miniature is joining two new Lieutenants for the Angels of Death. But that’s not all that’s coming in December from Games Workshop. We’re getting a better look at the new “Easy to Build” kits that were spotted a few weeks ago. On top of that GW has a couple more fun surprises.

via Warhammer Community

New “Easy to Build” Kits

The Redemptor Dreadnought is only 12 pieces to assemble. That is considerably less than it’s multi-pose, multi-part cousin.

The New Muphitic Blight-hauler is a welcomed addition to the Death Guard army – these have been missing since the new Death Guard launched and we’ve been wanting to run them in our lists for a while now. We’re not even upset that they are “Easy-to-Build” kits because we want to run them in a squad of 3 for the innate buff they provide each other.

Joining the Blight-hauler is a new boxed set with three new Blightlord Terminators and a Lord of Contagion. This kit is perfect for adding some extra firepower to your army along with some new models/poses to boot!

And perhaps the most exciting part (aside from new models) is that these kits are going to be “less than their fully customisable alternatives” so you can add these to your army on a budget!

But the good times aren’t stopping there – over in the Mortal Realms, the Stormcasts are getting a new Lord-Celestant miniature.

And if you needed one more reason to pick-up the December White Dwarf – how about some Space Hulk news:

There’s also a surprise update incoming for Space Hulk! If you’ve been fortunate enough to get your hands on a copy of this legendary game, you’ll soon be able to use your Genestealer Cults miniatures, providing brand new tactical challenges.

That’s right – the Genestealer Cultists are invading yet ANOTHER game. I’m pretty stoked as they slowly make their way through the catalog of GW properties. (Hoping for a similar Necromunda Announcement in 2018…just sayin.)

 

New rules, new minis, and a Space Hulk Expansion? December is only days away…and I can’t wait!

  • kobalt60

    Now that pewter and failcast are in the history books, are there any ‘difficult to build’ models in GWs range? I’m all for cheaper, but wouldn’t the same mysterious processes that make a 18¢ lump of plastic retail for $65 apply to the easy to build ones? Maybe I’m over thinking it

    • Bakvrad

      The difference is the piece count: 3 pcs vs how many the normal aggressors need (probably around 12?)

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Generally speaking the differences in cost between the multi-part kits and the easy build is pretty much down to the number of cuts that are needed to create negative in the final mould. Cutting a mould with say only 5-6 components on a sprue is far quick than cutting a mould for a sprue with 100+ components on it. In addition on the easy-build models there will be areas were detail can be left off as it will never be seen. Whereas if you have a multi-part model, that can be posed in ways they lots of areas can be seen, then each individual part will need for cutting.

      • Nyyppä

        The problem though is that everyone not interested in cutting and resculpting models will have the exact same miniatures. Mono pose marines were horrible back then and the mono pose marines are horrible now.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          I was just giving a reason for why the Easy-build-kit can be sold at a cheaper price that their multi-part counterparts.

          I wasn’t passing comment on the merits of mono-pose vs multi-pose kits – something which I, personally, am nonplussed about.

    • zeno666

      Eldars range is like 60% Failcast still…

      • Iconoc1ast

        sad times 😟

      • kobalt60

        That’s why they are a dying race

  • Paul Raymond

    Is it just me or are the mono-pose Aggressors more dynamic looking than the regular ones? Not a high bar to pass but still.

  • Chris Hateley

    Merry space marines everyone! -_-

    • euansmith

      And a Happy New Space Marine to you!

  • dave long island

    The Blight-hauler is just a ridiculous lump of garbage.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Out of curiosity what is a mess about it? I am not saying you have to like it or change your mind; but personally I’m loving the look. Strangely cute looking and yet undeniable creepy.

      • Kevin Maloney

        They remind me a lot of Tachikomas from Ghost in the Shell.

        • zeno666

          If someone took a crap on it, then yeah, I agree

          • GrenAcid

            Duh its Nurgle 🙂

      • dave long island

        Thanks for asking: to me it looks like a series of lumps put together haphazardly. For example, on either side of the front we have what look like old Buick station wagon fenders, then a weird mouth thing with goofy teeth sticking out at odd angles, with no lower jaw, like an overbite. Then above each of the Buick fenders you have weird guns. Now, everytime they hit a pot hole or a bump in the road the guns are gonna be thrown off target, but besides that the guns just look dumb and weird. Now the eye above the weird half-mouth is fine, adn the symbol above that is fine, but above all that I dont know what that is. It looks like a bunch of nothing, really. Just odd shapes and what-not. So, all in all, its just a ridiculous lump of garbage and a big ol’ mess. Not a big deal. I love most of GW’s minis. But this is just a poorly conceived mini, imo.

        • LankTank

          Nah that lityle bugger is cute as. I am gna buy a bunch of them and have them duke it out with my 8 grot tanks =p

          • dave long island

            Cool man

    • GrenAcid

      Delete or concequences.

      • dave long island

        You threatening me little man?? Haw haw haw!! C’mon! I got chunks of guys like you in my s@#t! 🙂

  • Rainthezangoose

    Wishing I had a copy of space hulk OR some genestealer cults. BUT I do have a lot of warhammer quest so Decembers issue is still on my most hyped list.

    • Iconoc1ast

      i got SH back in 2009 and a load of GSC stuff with overkill. but no WHQ stuff. i had the original. is the new one good? i like the look of silver tower so i may be tempted back…

      • Rainthezangoose

        I’d recommend it. I’d just warn you that it isn’t like the original in the same way that NewNecromunda is to old Necromunda. WarhammerQuest reboot is very much the AoS version of WQ, but I mean that in the nicest way possible. I absolutely love it, I own all the specialized release. (SilverTower, HammerHal, Hero/Enemy decks)

        • Iconoc1ast

          that sounds really good to me. i need to finish some of these boxed games before i buy any more 😭
          but they will most def be on my list.

          unless gw does something silly like a new 30k/40k boxed game.
          that said i still havent bought dark imperium. still want that too. missed out on the harlequin/deathwatch box

  • Sonic tooth

    I wonder will anyone make an emperor conversion out of that sigmarine

    • SilentPony

      Eh, he’s too small.

      • zeno666

        Not by much. Girlyman wields his sword right?
        So he can’t be that large.

        • AEZ

          The emprah is a powerlevel gazillion psyche. .. But he’s a regular human right? Or has he inflicted space marine like atrocities on his own body too?

          • Rasheed Jones

            Nah, hes just naturally that big. Theres a picture of him with some custodes and sisters of silence.

          • Sonic tooth

            Its an illusion I think. In one of the hh books Corax sees through it and sees him as a middle aged normal human

      • Sonic tooth

        Gluton free diet?

  • Dirheim

    I’m the only one pissed that the multipart Redemptor is no longer available at the online shop?

    • I_am_Alpharius

      I will just be waiting a re-stock, it only says “Temporarily out of Stock” of for the online store. This can happen, usually GW are pretty on top of making sure kits come back quickly. Although it has been mentioned on some of the FB feeds that, in particularly with 40K, products have been selling far faster than anticipated and so it is taking a little long to get kits restocked – I guess their ‘just-in-time’ stock management systems is, at the moment, being pushed to the limits in terms of making sure new product runs are ordered.

      • Ari Varey

        I can’t fault GW for selling stuff en mass. I just hope that when it comes time to buy, they have all the models I want.

  • Shadowstrife

    Santa came early, kids. More Stormcast Eternals. Just what I wanted.

    Said no one ever.

    • Sonic tooth

      I agree but the fantasy space marines seem to be selling. Some people have no taste

  • Another Lord-Celestant? Really? For Sigmar’s sake, just stop.

  • piglette

    Why does Nurgle have all these pink tentacles and giant horns now?

    • LankTank

      Always had the horns but yeah the tentacles arent doing me any favours. I think its to keep the models slightly accessable for chaos players who are wanting conversion pieces? Alot of the death guard minis have very little in terms of disease, especially when compared to fw nurgle models. Still ive been psinting the tentacles more flesh tone with blood and ooze which is fdoing womders

    • MechBattler

      It’s carrying over from fantasy. The horns were a Nurgle thing and are okay, but the tentacles are really a Slaanesh thing and should’ve stayed that way. The models unique to each chaos god should retain distinctive physical features. Unfortunately, as is the case with GW, they don’t know when to f**king stop. Now they’re starting to blend things together. I dread to think when new models start looking more like chaos spawn and less like servants of a single god.