IT’S HAPPENING! Gaunt’s Ghosts return to the tabletop! This old IG Colonel is crying tears of joy.
If you’ve followed by articles for any period of time you might have picked up on the fact that I kinda, really really really, like the Imperial Guard. I’ve played this army for over 20 years now and its my one true 40K Love. I’ve also gone on a record a few times saying I’d like some new Guard models, pretty please. Well, this week we got an announcement, that is both exciting and disappointing. But mostly exciting. Let’s take a look.
THE G’DANG TANITH
The Tanith First and Only, starts of the Gaunt’s Ghosts novels and heroes of the Imperium are getting some models. Some gorgeous dynamic plastic models. I fething love these models. While the Ghosts aren’t what got me into Guard or 40K, they and their novels are a huge part of why I kept falling in love with the lore and books. Over the years they’ve become a truly iconic part of the lore and helped cement Dan Abnett as the master of 40K novels. It’s amazing to see these guys on the table, and the fact that they are getting rules and will be 40K legal is also great (but Bragg is the best part). I wanted some new Guard models and I got some of the most iconic I could ask for.
The Disappointing Part
Ok, so there is a twinge of disappointment here. These are mono-build models that make 6 (totally awesome) characters. We are sadly not getting a whole new multi-part kit to build out full Tanith armies and replace Cadians. That’s a bit of a bummer. We also don’t know if we are getting full sub-faction rules for the Tanith, or just rules to use these six models, (like the Starstriders), in which case they will likely be useless in most games of 40K. Still! These models rock and I’m so happy to have them.
Can We Get Some More Regiments Please?
While we haven’t gotten a next basic Guard Kit in a long time (let alone an infantry one) we have been seeing a small spread of kind-of-limited releases. Along with these Tanith models we had the squad of Euclidian Star Striders in Blackstone Fortress. We’ve also gotten an odd smattering of Catatchan limited release models, and some other named characters. While it’s not everything I could dream of, it is still pretty cool, and honestly getting full multi-part plastic kits for all like 10-12 Guard Regiments I want is never going to happen. So failing that I wouldn’t mind a few more little release like this. Like maybe a cool Mordian, or Krieg squad that you could add into a force would be cool. Anything to get more cool Guard models.
Calling All Converters!
Now that we’ve got some new models, I’m really excited to see what the converters out there can do. You could no doubt use these to help fill out a whole Tanith army. Get a couple of boxes of these and covert some to be different. Then do your magic. I can’t wait to see it and what else we might get.
Let us know if you are excited for the new models, down in the comments!