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40K RUMORS – The Lion is Coming – With a Shocking Foe

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Apr 11 2019

We have one heck of an interesting rumor for you 40K fanatics, and a mystery.

We’ve seen a lot of interesting boxed sets out of GW this past year – with some unusual pairings:


Tooth & Claw – Space Wolves vs Genestealer Cult


Forgebane – Necrons vs Ad Mech


Wake the Dead – Eldar vs Ultramarines



Wrath & Rapture – Slaanesh vs Khorne


Shadowspear – Ultramarines vs CSMs

It looks like GW is really, really keen on this model of splash release boxed sets that don’t all have marines in them. Forgebane was really interesting with two unusual foes. Usually these sets either include a new clampack HQ per side (the minimal new mini approach – Wake the Dead), or several new units (the maximal approach – Shadowspear).

The Rumor

  • Rumormongers tell us there is a new boxed set of some type coming for 40K.
  • One of the sides is described as “The Lion”
  • The other side may be Imperial!


“The Lion” is most obviously a reference to the Dark Angels. Looking over their mini range on the GW store, they have several ancient minis that need replacing – mostly HQs. The Primaris range and the Dark Angel accessory sprue goes a long way.

  • Azreal
  • Ezekiel
  • Asmodai
  • Belial

On the Imperial side are a large amount of potential factions, but let’s look at who HASNT appeared in a boxed set recently:

  • Blood Angels
  • Astra Militarum
  • Sisters of Battle
  • Adeptus Custodes
  • Grey Knights

I’ll let you all make what you will of this one – but the implications are intrigueing. both for the new mini possibilities, and for where GW may be leading the narrative arc of 40K.


~ Speculation engines – ENGAGE!


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