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Space Marines Unboxing – New Assault Squad & Chapter Upgrades

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Jun 8 2015
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The newest Astartes models are here, come see the Assault Squad and fantastic chapter upgrade sprues up close!

Out now are the new Assault Squad, and Chapter Upgrade kits for Ultramarines, Blood Angels, Space Wolves, and Dark Angels respectively. These new kits are the tip of the Space Marine spear as we’ll see the new Devastators, HQ models, and more in just a few weeks.

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The Assault Squad box set contains all the parts you need to make either troops with Jump Packs or on foot. Plus the ‘flying’ versions come with sweet terrain feature bits to make them look more dynamic on the table top.

Here’s the highlights via Games Workshop

Weapons… these guys are armed to the teeth. Included in the box:

Five Space Marine Bolt Pistols;
Five Space Marine Chainswords ;
Three Plasma Pistols ;
Two Space Marine Flamers ;
One Space Marine Grav Pistol ;
One Space Marine Heavy Chainsword (Eviscerator) ;
One each of Power Fist, Power Sword, Power Axe, Lightning Claw and Thunder Hammer;
One Space Marine Combat Shield;
One Melta Bomb.

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The squad can truly be assembled to reflect your play style and aesthetic choices with this massive variety – and you’ll have a huge surplus of weapons to add to your existing Space Marine collection. Includes five Citadel 32mm Round Bases.

Pros:

  • Two Sets of bodies makes two different sets of figures.
  • Weapons can be used for a variety of conversions / figures
  • ‘Terrain Bits’ make dynamic poses easy.
  • With an extra set of arms and legs you can make a second set of figures.

Cons:

  • the new kit is perhaps too similar to existing figures.

Each kit comes with abbreviated rules in the instructions as well!

The new five model box set retails for $41 US and once again it doesn’t seem like a bad deal honestly – by GW standards…
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As far as the clam pack chapter upgrades go, we haven’t seen something like this before, but its a sweet idea. Each one comes with a ton of sweet bits to give you the feel of the chapter you are trying to make, and come with TEN 3D sculpted shoulder pads to boot.

These help you easily represent the pride of the Ultramarines, angst of the Dark Angels, etc all in one great up-sellable clampack.

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Would anyone else love to see 3D sculpted Squad and tactical marking pads (like the ‘troop arrow’ etc) in the future?

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