FW: The Space Wolves Praetor Arrives

Space Wolves – gather your troops and rally under the banner of the Great Companies with your Praetors leading the charge!

via Forge World

Space Wolves Legion Praetor £25

Praetors are the mightiest warriors and battle-leaders of the Space Marine Legions, second only to the god-like Primarchs in martial skill and generalship. These lords of the Imperium hold the power of life and death over whole worlds, with the direct control of entire war fleets and armies in their hands. Each is a vastly experienced warrior and warlord, unique in character, who has writ a legend in blood for themselves, and carries into battle the finest wargear and weapons known to humanity. In their ranks can be found Chapter Masters and Lord Commanders, First Captains, Khans and Tribunes as the traditions of their Legions dictate. They are the masters of war and have commanded the hosts of the Great Crusade that have conquered worlds unnumbered.

This multi-part resin kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Space Wolves Legion Praetor. Standing fierce in exceptionally detailed armour featuring runes, pelts and the markings of the Space Wolves Legion, he is modelled in an exceptionally aggressive pose, levelling his combi-bolter at anything foolish enough to stand in his way. His right hand clutches a chainsword covered in carven runes, and his splendid beard is appropriately plaited, with a skull-hewn topknot topping off the miniature. The combi-bolter can be replaced with an optional dagger, included in the kit.

This kit comes as 5 components, and is supplied with a 40mm round base. Rules are available in The Horus Heresy Book Seven – Inferno.

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    I love the model, hate the fur.

    • ZeeLobby

      I know. How could they! I’m calling PETA right now!!!

      • Red_Five_Standing_By

        The fur looks like bananas hung off a cape.

        • ZeeLobby

          Now I’m just hungry :D.

        • Jesse Cavazos

          Made me log in just so I could upvote that.

      • LankTank

        Please tell me this was a reference to the fact that PETA ACTUALLY had a whinge fest about that cause it still stuns me that they did.
        Honestly I hope every day that all of them get killed by a particularly painful venomous creature

        • ZeeLobby

          Haha, ofcourse XD!

    • orionburn III

      Does seem kind of…chunky. If you had no idea what model this was and saw the picture of the back I wouldn’t fancy a guess at it being fur. http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/36ec7b2ed9cd327d0d341c226f33d7fe495927a7ff1581b42d6fa39b5fecadde.png

    • Kabal1te

      FWs attempts at sculpting fur lately have all been poor. It has looked like this on several of their recent models.

  • ZeeLobby

    Def better than some of their recent derpy characters.

  • Carey_Mahoney

    Design hint on an upcoming new Ragnar model?

    • Wolf-Assassin

      at first i noticed that the sword looked similar to Ragnar blackmanes (his sword is a relic so it has to have come from somewhere) but now i see how “flat” the model is and the scar across his face just like Ragnars (Don’t play with Genestealers) Ragnar rely need a new model and his master crafted bolt pistol back and frostfang back in the codex.

  • DrunkCorgi

    That face is in desperate need of eyebrows.

  • euansmith

    “Praetors are the mightiest warriors and battle-leaders of the Space Marine Legions, second only to the god-like Primarchs…”

    So, not actually the “mightiest”?

    “Praetors are the mightiest penultimatest warriors and battle-leaders of the Space Marine Legions, second only to the god-like Primarchs… who, in turn, are second only to the Emperor…”

    Darn it!

    “Praetors are the mightiest penultimatest tertiariest warriors and battle-leaders of the Space Marine Legions, third only to the god-like Primarchs… who, in turn, are second only to the Emperor…”

    • Kabal1te

      Penultimate does not mean what you think it means.

      • euansmith

        Have I erred? I thought that penultimate means, “… last but one in a series of things; second last.”, that sounds like what I was after. I mean, if we are counting down to Number 1.

        • Kabal1te

          In a race the penultimate finisher is not the guy who comes in 2nd. It is the guy who comes in second to last place. In other words if you had 8 people the penultimate place is 7th place. Not 2nd place. Coming in penultimate place is generally associated with poor results. At best being penultimate is like saying “well at least you weren’t the worst”.

          • euansmith

            Darn, I thought I was being compliment all these years! They will pay for this insult! They will all pay dearly!

          • Rahl

            Never took Latin, but my googling says that penultimate is from the latin paene (“almost”) + ultimus (“last”). Opposite of ultimus being proximus.

            So maybe penproximate wouldn’t be that far off for second to first?

            Doesn’t seem to exist though, so likely the etymology took a different direction as it developed from the simple logic chain I used.

          • euansmith

            As UK English is all about making up or stealing new, cromulent words, “Penproximate” has now been sequestered in my lexicon; thank you.

    • Severius_Tolluck
    • Spacefrisian

      But the title of Preator seems wrong, not Spacewolfy like. And if iam not mistaken they named Skjalds in collected vision. So the entire story is weird.

      • euansmith

        Apparently a Preator in Rome was either the Field Commander of an Army or a Magistrate. Given the Viking love of all things (Althings, even) legal, you’d think they would have a word for a Magistrate GW could pilfer; failing that a term for a Military Commander.

  • LankTank

    Just not feeling this model…
    Feel the pose is a little too stiff or leaning back?
    Could be the photos and paint job I guess.