40K has had a banner month in mini releases this October, but we still have a ways to go!
GW is back on track and the miniatures have been rapid-firing out of warehouses and into out locked down hands. It’s been an October unlike any other with perhaps a recorded number of kits hitting the shelves. But even as we can barely handle the release speed, we still have a lot more kits in our future. Let’s take a look.
From Forty to a Dozen
Just a month back we looked at the roughly 40 new units that had been announced for the Space Marine and Necron ranges, and wondered, – how on Holy Terra could GW get them all out in October. Here we sit with the end of the month in sight and we know what is headed our way this last week to close it out, Deathwatch and Space Wolves. So it’s a perfect time to take stock of what has been released and what is still ahead.
We are putting the already released kits in red italics, and the unreleased kits in black.
Captain with Master Crafted Heavy Bolt Rifle
Primaris Chaplain on Bike
Assault Intercessor Squad
Heavy Intercessor Squad
Bladeguard Veteran Squad
Invader ATV Squad
Storm Speeder Hailstrike
Storm Speeder Hammerstrike
Storm Speeder Thunderstrike
11 Units Released, 8 units Remain
Skorpekh Destroyers & Canotek Plasmacyte
New Necron Warriors
Lokhust Heavy Destroyer
Void Dragon C’tan Shard
Convergence of Dominion
New Flayed Ones
16 Units Released, 3 Units Remain
Buckle Your Seatbelts
Not only has GW knocked out both Codexes and 27 new units, almost entirely making its way through the Necron range, but they have had time to fit in things like Titanicus, Warcry, Necromunda, and let’s not forget about Age of Sigmar’s Sons of Behemat. I have a funny feeling that GW will get the few remaining Necrons out fast to put them to bed and move on with the edition. The Space Marine supplementals offer a good bundle vehicle to tie some of the remaining kits to. For example, Blood Angels or Space Wolves would go great with Assault Intercessors, the Gladiator would go well with Blood Angels, (say with a Baal variant), while Dark Angels sync perfectly with the Storm Speeder.
The Great Beyond
As if these last dozen units aren’t enough, we already know of at least some new Death Guard kits, so the 40K train is just getting up to speed.
With the 4 next codexes already on the way out the door, it’s looking like GW isn’t slowing down, so look sharp. November may just be just as nuts as what we just experienced.
Which unreleased kits are you most waiting for?