40K Weekly Round Up 12-14-2014
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!
In order of importance, here is what is floating out there regarding the Tin Men at the moment:
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)
Little to no new models (a la Grey Knights)
(scattered chatter says perhaps 1 character clampack and 1 Destroyer/DestroyerLord plastic kit)
Look for Nerfs to the following:
Tesla will get an overhaul to their rules.
Characters remain fundamentally unchanged.
The Stormlord will recieve a Necron themed orbital bombardment of some type once per game.
Secondary Necron Rumors:
Necron Destroyer plastic box (3 models), Lord bits included.
Flayed Ones plastic box. (5 models)
Cryptek plastic Clampack
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.
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
ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN SUPPLEMENT
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???
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”