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40K Weekly Round Up 12-14-2014

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Dec 14 2014
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This was the Blood Angels (and a smidge of Necrons) week! Get caught up before heading into next week:

Necron rumors, Blood Angel models, new Forge World Contemptors for the Alpha Legion and Word Bearers and Exterminatus!


NECRON RUMORS

In order of importance, here is what is floating out there regarding the Tin Men at the moment:


Codex Necrons:
Schedule
Crammed into the GW schedule right before the new year.
Pre-orders Dec. 19th
Street date: Dec 26th
(Previous chatter from last month says first week of January)

Models

Little to no new models (a la Grey Knights)
(scattered chatter says perhaps 1 character clampack and 1 Destroyer/DestroyerLord plastic kit)

Rules
Look for Nerfs to the following:


Doom Scythes

Night Scythes


Tesla will get an overhaul to their rules.

Deathray will receive a big overhaul to how it targets models.


Characters remain fundamentally unchanged.
The Stormlord will recieve a Necron themed orbital bombardment of some type once per game.

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Warlord Traits are good with some granting individual units USRs, while another listed granted an improved version of Reanimation Protocols


Rumors are rated: Above-Average, coming from known and unknown sources.


Secondary Necron Rumors:
 
Necron Lords multipart plastic kit. Allows multiple build options.

Necron Destroyer plastic box (3 models), Lord bits included.

Flayed Ones plastic box. (5 models)

Cryptek plastic Clampack

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Rumors are rated: Below-Average, coming from unknown sources.


The Shield of Baal Picture:

Then we have the Necrons in this new Black Library picture, several Lychguard on the new 32mm base up top and the unusual weapon on the Warrior on the extreme lower left, hinting at a refresh of the Warrior boxed set.




The skinny is that with all the Necron activity from Game Workshop and the Shield of Baal tie-in, we can count on Necrons being next, either at the very end of December, or very early in January, and with very little to no miniatures. If you were a batting person, I would say the smart money is on none, or perhaps only a box refresh or two.

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SIEGE OF BAAL: EXTERMINATUS


Necrons on 32mm bases, new artwork and dataslates galore, the Shield of Baal Exterminatus looks HOT!
  Yeah, it sold out on the GW webstore in minutes, so you either need to grab the digital version, or stake out your local FLGS to secure your copy.  Here’s the latest teases from Black Library:
Every wonder what would happen when a Bio-titan battles a Star God? Checkout these preview pictures from the new book.



SHIELD OF BAAL

 

“From the radiation washed plains of Tartoros to the ruined cityscapes of Asphodex and the cloud mines of Aeros, the Tyranids are winning their war of annihilation. The arrival of the Blood Angels and their Flesh Tearers allies carves a bloody rent in the xenos invasion, but are the Emperor’s finest too late to save the Cryptus System from destruction? Adding to the mayhem, the Hive Mind’s arrival has awoken ancient forces deep beneath the crust of the system’s outmost planet, Perdita, and another player is about to enter the war to decide the fate of the Shieldworlds. Shield of Baal: Exterminatus is the dramatic conclusion to the Shield of Baal campaign, as Commander Dante leads a force of Blood Angels and Flesh Tearers into the path of Hive Fleet Leviathan.

ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN SUPPLEMENT

 

This product follows the desperate battle to save the Cryptus System from complete annihilation and halt the Hive Mind’s relentless advance. Inside you will find Echoes of War missions allowing you to re-enact the battles for the Shieldworlds, as well as new rules for fielding a Blood Angels 1st Company force, a Flesh Tearers army, plus a host of new formations for the Sons of Sanguinius. Also included are rules for creating a legion of the Necron Mephrit Dynasty, Dante’s unlikely allies against the tireless hunger of the Hive Mind.”

 
 Were you one of the lucky ones and  snag your copy yet? Shield of Baal: Exterminatus  is coming our way next Saturday!  Also – again with the GW and instant selling out???

BLOOD ANGELS


The new Blood Angels just keep on coming.  Check out this week’s releases from Games Workshop:

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Blood Angels Terminator Assault Squad $60

This 76-piece kit contains everything you need to make a 5 man Blood Angels Terminator Assault Squad armed with either lightning claws or thunder hammer and storm shield. There are 5 pairs of Lightning Claws, each with matching details on the gauntlets. Each thunder hammer and storm shield features a unique design, whilst the Sergeant’s storm shield is easily identified as it’s the largest in the box. There are 5 Crux Terminatus shoulder pads designed to fit on the left shoulders, and 8 unique shoulder pads featuring Blood Angels iconography for the right shoulders. A choice of 12 tilting plates can fit on the front of the shoulder pads. Four of the torso fronts come with helmeted heads sculpted into them while the fifth has the option for one of the 5 spare heads in the set to be added. In addition to this, one model can be assembled as the Company Standard bearer and there’s even a teleport homing device included.


Blood Angels Terminator Librarian $30

The psykers of the Blood Angels are also steely warriors easily as capable as their battle-brothers. Their powers make them living weapons with the ability to exsanguinate foes at a glance, glean fragments of future events, or swoop across the battlefield on spectral golden wings.
This 9-piece plastic kit makes a Blood Angels Librarian in Terminator Armour armed with a force axe and combi-melta. It comes supplied with a 40mm round base.


 
Shield of Baal Leviathan (softback) $66

A major tendril from Hive Fleet Leviathan pushes through the cold void towards the Shieldworlds of the Cryptus System. Loathe to abandon a key territory – especially one so close to the Blood Angels’ home system of Baal – the forces of the Astra Militarum and Adepta Sororitas prepare to defend the region with their lives.


And the bundles:


The Angelic Host $601

This bundle contains 53 plastic Citadel miniatures, including: 2 Blood Angels Tactical Squads, 1 Blood Angels Terminator Assault Squad, 1 Blood Angels Librarian in Terminator Armour, 1 Blood Angels Sanguinary Priest, 1 Furioso Dreadnaught, 10 Death Company, 5 Sanguinary Guard, 2 Space Marine Rhinos, 1 Baal Predator, 1 Space Marine Command Squad, and 1 Stormraven Gunship.


Blood Angels New Releases Bundle $163

Contains 17 plastic Citadel miniatures, including: 1 Blood Angels Tactical Squad, 1 Blood Angels Terminator Assault Squad, 1 Blood Angels Librarian in Terminator Armour and 1 Blood Angels Sanguinary Priest.


FORGE WORLD


Forgeworld unveils two new Dreadnoughts just in time for the holidays!


ALPHA LEGION CONTEMPTOR DREADNOUGHT £34.00


“The Contemptor Dreadnoughts of the Legiones Astartes enabled the mortally injured warriors interred within them to continue to serve their Legions during the Great Crusade, and many fought at the forefront of some of the bloodiest and fiercest battles of the Horus Heresy. A large number were destroyed during those dark times, but some survived and are still in service in the Space Marine Chapters and Chaos Space Marine warbands of the 41st Millennium.

This Contemptor Dreadnought has been marked with the coiled hydras and chains of the Alpha Legion . …The Alpha Legion Contemptor Dreadnought is a complete multi-part resin kit – weapon arms shown are not included and are available to purchase separately.”


WORD BEARERS LEGION CONTEMPTOR DREADNOUGHT £34.00

“The Contemptor Dreadnoughts of the Legiones Astartes enabled the mortally injured warriors interred within them to continue to serve their Legions during the Great Crusade, and many fought at the forefront of some of the bloodiest and fiercest battles of the Horus Heresy. A large number were destroyed during those dark times, but some survived and are still in service in the Space Marine Chapters and Chaos Space Marine warbands of the 41st Millennium.


This Contemptor Dreadnought has been marked with the mystic symbols of the Word Bearers Legion . The Word Bearers Legion Contemptor Dreadnought is a complete multi-part resin kit – weapon arms shown are not included and are available to purchase separately.”

Both of these are really impressive compared to some of the other Legion ones.  The Alpha Legion torso is really nicely done!


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