With the last reveal and codex out in October, the Primaris Space Marine Range is now complete and revealed. Right? RIGHT?!
So back in July, we got our first tease of the upcoming Space Marine codex and we got a listing for all the new units. Well…most of them. We think. It was a little hard to tell but here was the old list:
Unit Listings From Space Marine Codex TOC – Primaris Only
CAPTAIN WITH MASTER CRAFTED HEAVY BOLT RIFLE
CAPTAIN IN PHOBOS ARMOR
CAPTAIN IN GRAVIS ARMOR
LIEUTENANT IN REIVER ARMOR
LIEUTENANT IN PHOBOS ARMOR
LIBRARIAN IN PHOBOS ARMOR
PRIMARIS CHAPLAIN ON BIKE
ASSAULT INTERCESSOR SQUAD
HEAVY INTERCESSOR SQUAD
VETERAN INTERCESSOR SQUAD
BLADEGUARD VETERAN SQUAD
INVICTOR TACTICAL WARSUIT
INVADER ATV SQUAD
STORM SPEEDER ??? (Hammerstrike)
STORM SPEEDER ??? (Thunder Strike)
The key units there are the ones in RED. Now, after this past weekend, we have seen all of those units.
At this point the Primaris Space Marines are done. Well, according to the Codex TOC – yep! This is the last batch of new units coming. The Storm Speeder is clearly the replacement for the Land Speeder. And the Heavy Intercessors and New Captain are replacements for…I’m not sure? Devastators maybe? Terminators? I dunno.
Look – that’s not the point. The point is that the Primaris Marines have direct analogs to the old Classic Marines so we’re good now! We just hit peak Primaris and there aren’t any more kits that could possibly be redone at this point, right?
- Land Raiders -> Repulsors
- Predators -> Gladiators
- Rhino/Razorback -> Impulsor
- Whirlwind/Drop pod -> Hammerfall Bunker
- Land Speeder -> Storm Speeder
- Attack Bike -> Invader ATV
- Bikes -> Outriders
- Dreadnoughts -> Redemptor Dreadnought
- Thunderfire Cannon -> Firestorm Servo Turret (kinda)
…etc. You get the idea, I hope. Games Workshop can stop with the Primaris Marine because I think they checked all the boxes. We got the Tanks, Infantry, and Support options covered. It’s not like there is a Primaris unit that is missing from any key category at this point, right?! We can slap them with the rubber stamp and call it done now and move on to other stuff.
Oh Sonuva!!! Flyers! Well crap. The Storm Raven and Storm Talon (and others)! It seems that an entire category of units has escaped the Primaris Protocol. But it’s just one option, so I’m sure that it’s just one final thing GW will save for next edition, right?
Anti-Air! Bah!!! Dedicated Anti-Air tanks like the Stalker and Hunter. Hmm. You could make a case against them due to the fact that Primaris already have a ton of smaller Icarus weapons on many of their existing vehicles. Or maybe GW is going to keep that one in their back pocket for the edition AFTER next when the Space Marines get a new Primaris Flyer and they need something to shoot them out of the skies now.
Are we done with new Primaris Space Marines before the Codex? Probably. Is GW ready to be done with the Primaris Space Marine Range in total? For now…
So how many editions before we get a new Primaris Flyer? And what do you name it? Storm Hammer Razor Raven Talon?