Next Week on GW – Blood, so much Blood

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Whether in a bowl or on an angel, next week is going to be a bloody one.

That’s right, it’s a good time to be a Dracula or a Tarantino, because there is blood like everywhere in the upcoming week for GW. Let’s take a look.

via Warhammer Community

Codex: Blood Angels brings the scions of Baal into the new era of Warhammer 40,000 in full. This is one of the most exciting codexes in the post-Gathering Storm galaxy, featuring a wealth of new lore and a huge volume of new units, too. Inside, you’ll find how the Blood Angels are recovering – and even thriving – after their world was almost annihilated by Hive Fleet Leviathan, and how the latest wave of Primaris reinforcements are being accepted by the rest of the Chapter.

Of course, a new codex means stratagems, warlord traits, relics, and so on. But it sounds like the Blood Angels will be getting some sweet heavy infantry options in the firm of some terminator-clad units.

You’ll now be able to clad the Archangels – the legendary, Terminator-armoured first company of the Blood Angels – in Cataphractii and Tartaros armour, diversifying the range of tactical options available to you. If you prefer aerial warfare, this codex sees the Blood Angels gain access to the popular Stormhawk Interceptor and well as the Stormtalon Gunship.

The Storm____ is a surprise to no one. But, that Tartaros armor could be pretty cool, depending. We also know that there’ll be a whole bunch of options for Primaris Pals to pile in, so to that end, GW has some custom kits ready to make your Hellblasters all sad and vampiric.

The new codex will also see the Blood Angels able to add a range of Primaris units to their army. To help, there’s a series of kits on the way, each featuring a unique Blood Angels upgrade frame containing weapons, shoulder pads and heads designed to make your squads fit with the rest of your Blood Angels collection. This frame will be available separately, too!

Finally, the just-revealed Lieutenant Tolmeron will be available to pre-order alongside the codex, making for the perfect leader for the rest of your Primaris Space Marine forces.

Speaking of blood, we heard you liked blood, so we  rounded up some blood and put it in a bowl for–oh, nevermind, I’m informed it’s the game, not am actual bowl of blood. And they’re getting an Elven team, the Elfheim Eagles:

These guys are one of Blood Bowl’s most talented teams, using speed, skill and a healthy helping of arrogance to rise to the top of their league. They’re in plastic, too, making building and customising yours easy.

And all of that comes with a range of accessories, most importantly though, the Inaugural Blood Bowl Almanac:

The inaugural Blood Bowl Almanac is the perfect companion for every Blood Bowl player, combining rules from Death Zone Season One! and Death Zone Season Two!, plus much more besides. Within, you’ll find rules for everything from running your own leagues to arranging sponsorships for your players and using squigs as balls.

Whatever your flavor, GW has the right type of blood for you.

  • Harry_Jamieson

    Well, as a Bloodbowl player who has recently decided to start a new Blood Angels army, next week looks like an expensive one for me.

    • dave long island

      Just tell the wife your pay got cut, and that’s why you have less to pay the bills. And if she asked about your new minis just say: ‘What, these old things?’… lol

  • I_am_Alpharius

    Yay! The Blood Bowl Elven Union bits are finally here! Good stuff.

    Blood Angels stuff look nice enough. Par for the course really. Upgrade frame ala the Ultramarines for Primaris Marines job done – for now.

  • Punisher

    SOOOO HAPPY! Thank you GW for giving Blood Angels your own lore says we should have 😀 My god. They do listen when we point out things that are wrong 😛 Ofc the Air and Melee foccussed chapter should have all standart Aircraft….. Come on 😀 And it only makes sence that BA have all heresy and pre heresy armor (Cataphractii and Tartaros armour), Just like BA can take the Fire Raptor and Leviathan Dreadnoughts and other ancient armor.

    But the biggest thanks to GW for (Finally) making units available that makes sence lorewise. Im looking forward to this codex! Just hope that Dante and Mephiston gets updated Rules 😛

    • pokemastercube .

      agreed, it was soo stupid that the BA (and by extent DA and SW couldnt use suits of terminator armour they would have left over form the legion days, especially as i love cataphractii armour (tho tartaros makes more sence for BA as it more mobile)

  • So the Almanac has the first two seasons of Bloodbowl plus some extras, I guess we can expect to see the same for Necromunda.

    I wonder how many supplements they can break one game into…

  • euansmith

    I’m off to see if I can pre-order the Elfheim Eagles. They are going to make a great base for some Necromunda Bratz conversions.

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      AND they can play some foooseball 😀

  • Dalinair

    I really hope the BA specific units are good, because by the looks of this it looks like a BS cash grab on primaris garbage

    • Dooms Day

      How so exactly?? Is An upgrade sprue is a cash grab now?

      • Dalinair

        There are 3 boxes of primaris marines coming out specific to blood angels (normal primaris marines with BA shoulderpads), its not just an upgrade sprue, they just want to sell more primaris marines and repulsors. I don’t blame them, if i was GW and i wanted a quarter 4 cash grab I would do the same, it’s just a shame BA might suffer for it.

        • Alienerd the unbannable

          But there is an upgrade sprue available separately as well… no one is forcing you to buy into a whole box o.O I don’t follow your logic that more optional options that you can optionally add to your army is a bad thing.

          • Munn

            Especially not when all the primaris infantry except hellblasters are raw garbage anyway.

          • Dalinair

            My worry was just that they don’t buff the older BA units but they do buff the primaris marines forcing BA players if they want to be competitive to buy new stuff as apposed to using their older BA units (hence cashgrab which this smells of). That’s all I mean, I guess i’m jaded i’ve been bitten by them like this before.

          • Alienerd the unbannable

            I’d wait until you see the rules for Primaris Angels before you cry havoc and screams of OP. Primaris marines themselves really aren’t that much tougher than normal marines. Same way to deal with them, except they have 1 more wound (bit more specific than that, obviously, but hopefully you see my point). They really don’t have a long threat range and don’t really have any mobility available for them outside of Incessors and the Repulsor tank. Might just be worth holding fire on your preconceptions.

        • Crevab

          It sounds exactly like what they did with DeathWatch

  • MightyOrang

    Plastic harlequins!!!

    • Crevab

      Yes, we’ve had those for awhile?

      • Well… more or less. They really would benefit from some more units.

  • BaronSnakPak

    Definitely gonna pick up a box of those Elves.

  • “all sad and vampiric” …I’m so tired of that stereotype, and I don’t even care much for Blood Angels to begin with.

    • phobosftw

      U triggered bro?

    • Alienerd the unbannable

      *sweeps fringe dramatically to the side*