This week: The Crucible Guard begin their slow deployment. Grab an army box plus a caster–but more importantly, stay for a look at the creepy new Hollow model on display and coming soon to an FLGS near you!
Very excited to see these guys come out. They are the latest theme force (coming after the Man-O-War set), and they will be bringing with them jetpacks, rockets, power armor, and all the alchemical goodies you could possibly want in one delicious army box. We’ve got a look at what you can expect in the Crucible Guard release–there are three big weekends coming later this month, so check out the first one below.
via Privateer Press
WAR IS A CRUCIBLE!
The sizzle of acid eating through armor, the roar of pyrophoric ammunition burning a target alive, and the hiss of gas venting from grenades, jet packs, and rocket shells—these are the sounds that accompany the Crucible Guard in battle. This army of alchemist-soldiers represents the most scientifically advanced military to hit the battlefields in the modern age. After their former headquarters was seized by hostile forces, the Guard reformed under the direction of a new patron and a cadre of radical leaders who advocate a more aggressive agenda. Emerging from smoke-filled laboratories and workshops, their faces veiled by gas masks and their bodies protected by advanced gear, they stand ready to use whatever force is required to reclaim what they lost and to secure their rightful place among the great powers of the Iron Kingdoms.
Take command of the alchemical might of the Crucible Guard with this box, which contains a full army including elite rocketmen and combat alchemists along with a battlegroup of warjacks led by the warcaster Aurum Adeptus Syvestro.
- 37002 Aurum Adeptus Syvestro (metal/resin)
- 37008 Combat Alchemists (3) (metal/resin)
- 37011 Vindicator (plastic) *
- 37011 Suppressor (plastic) *
- 37013 Crucible Guard Rocketmen & CA & WA (14) (metal/resin)
- 37017 Trancer (1) (metal)
- 37020 Dragon’s Breath Rocket Weapon Crew (3) (metal/resin)
- 37021 Crucible Guard Assault Troopers (5) (metal/resin)
- 41014 Gorman di Wulfe (resin)
*Note: unlike the multi-kits, this box includes only the parts for assembling the Vindicator and the Suppressor
Squads of Crucible Guard rocketmen streak across the skies, giving the Crucible Guard an edge against a more numerous foe. Rocketmen assault the flanks of an opposing force, picking off strategic targets with their carbines or dropping devastating gravity bombs into packed enemy formations. Able to fly over traditional defenses, rocketmen squads are tactically versatile soldiers unlike anything before seen in the modern militaries of the Iron Kingdoms.
Aurum Lucanum Athanor Locke is a young and accomplished arcane mechanik and warcaster who also happens to be a pious Cyrissist. Outfitted with a custom-built and augmented armor frame, Locke is not only a Crucible Guard warcaster, but she leads the arm overseeing the fabrication of the Crucible Guard’s warjacks. While her faith is known to her peers, they do not suspect she acts as a secret observer and agent for the Convergence of Cyriss, bringing them intelligence from within the other organization. Her skill with machinery and engineering both on and off the battlefield has made her a highly valued asset to both groups.
But wait there’s more. Today we’ve also got a special preview of the new Hollow Holden miniature, due out later this month, but looking creepifying and terror-filled.
Holden serves as a warning to all who would oppose the Defiers. Once this hollow man was a promising young man who might have been a hero, but his courage faltered and he failed in the face of the Wicked Harvest. For the impertinence of being sent against them, the Defiers transformed him into their own deadly tool, but they kept a tiny shard of Holden within his hollow shell, to remember them. All Holden can do now is watch in silent horror as his actions answer a will that is not his own.
Stay tuned for more Crucible Guard!