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40K Rumors: Myth vs Mini – More Magnus The Red Info!

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Jun 10 2016
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More Rumormongers chime in about the Thousand Son’s Primarch – Is Magnus coming to a Tabletop near you?

With a follow-up on yesterday’s bombshell about Magnus the Red getting a new miniature, the rumor-sphere responded pretty quickly with some more info.

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Previous Rumor:

via Mauler 6-9-2016 (DISQUS)

 “I bumped into an old mate last night who had a chap with him who I’d not met before. He said that he knew people working at GW, said that they were working on Warzone: Fenris pt2 at the moment and showed me two grainy photos.

I assume that the delay in pt2 is down to the models involved as one pic was of Thousand Sons in ornate armour that I’d not seen before and the other pic was of a daemonic Magnus. Hard to make out details on him from memory but there was a fair bit of blue & red on him and I vaguely remember something like blue pinions outstretched from his back but I’m not sure if they were wings. Clearly a departure from a Primarch Magnus from FW.

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And a plastic Magnus from GW was the last thing I expected to see. It looked legit, but I don’t know the chap, so…”

Shortly after that went out we got a response from the warp…

via Squiggly 6-9-2016 (DISQUS)

There is an element of truth to this one.. The FW and GW studio’s were considering doing the Daemon Primarchs in plastic rather than resin, purely because of the nature of plastic. But I don’t think/didn’t know anything this was far done if this is accurate.

I’m not saying this is right/wrong. I heard we might get plastic ones, but no details on when, or even if, we will see them. Tbh if we were going to see any of them soon, I presumed it would be Angron. Considering he’s meant to be getting rules in one of the planned FW books.

I really hope we do see Magnussoon though.

And then we had SadPanda chiming in with this tidbit in response to the following statement:

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Warhams-77 wrote:
You mean the classic myth of GW producing Primarchs?

via SadPanda

Myth no more.

A lot of people over the years claimed the GDs were all finished and claimed they saw them (talking about myths).

All of them curiously missed this particular vintage-epic-inspired-villain next to the only recently finished LoC his design portfolio.

Remember the Warhammer Fest comment about things changing, but not quite as drastic as End Times/AoS40K is on the move.

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What’s BoLS take on this one? With SadPanda on board alongside all the previous accurate rumormongers it’s hard to argue that the Greater Daemons aren’t on the way. It’s possible we may ALSO be looking at a series of Daemon-Primarch models…which would be AWESOME.

EPIC Daemon PrimarchsEPIC Demon Primarchs circa 1995

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Forge World already has Heresy Thousand Sons and we know Russ is on the way. The Heresy Primarch Magnus has to be on someone’s workbench/to-do list at the studio. But if these new Greater Daemon/Daemon-Primarch rumors pan out…Fingers crossed!

 

What do you think? “Just” a new Lord of Change or is Magnus the Greater Daemon on the way?

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