Games Workshop Pre-Orders: Second Week For The Black Templar Second Wave
Black Templars are still up for pre-order this week? Yep. For a Chapter full of righteous zeal they sure are taking their time to get to the tabletop.
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This collectors’ edition is a premium quality codex supplement designed for ultimate fans of the Black Templars. It comes with printed page edges, a soft-touch cover with foil blocking, and a black 1/4″ ribbon marker.
The Black Templars are the most zealous of all the Space Marine Chapters. To them, the Emperor is a literal deity, and there is no oath they will not swear, vow they will not take, nor bloody act of battlefield worship they will not perform in his name. Successors of the mighty Primarch Rogal Dorn, the Black Templars retain their gene-sire’s indomitable spirit and channel it into their ferocious crusades. The warriors of their Fighting Companies storm towards the foe, festooned with crusader oaths and blessed relics, bellowing prayers to the God-Emperor. With miraculous warriors like the Emperor’s Champion striding in their midst, and bespoke formations such as their Crusader Squads and Sword Brethren leading their charges, the Black Templars annihilate all in their path.
Inside this codex supplement, you’ll find 80-pages covering everything you need to continue your eternal quest, plus a hefty selection of lore and art to inspire your own collection. The book includes:
– The history of the Black Templars, exploring their countless crusades in the Emperor’s name
– A detailed description of non-Codex-compliant Chapter organisation, including how they operate in aspects of recruitment, organisation, and military doctrine
– A rundown of the background details for every zealous unit and pious Character
– A showcase of stunningly painted Citadel miniatures
– Rules for units that are only available to the Black Templars – including six datasheets
– Bespoke Stratagems, four unique Templars Vows – each including a Vow and a Passion – and rules for Relics and Relic Bearers, representing the esoteric ways in which the Black Templars wage war
– Characterful Crusade rules providing new Agendas, Requisitions, and Battle Traits for the Black Templars, plus rules for Oaths of Crusade and Reclaimed Relics
– And more!
You will need a copy of Codex: Space Marines and the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook to use the rules included in this codex supplement.
Datacards make referencing your rules during battle easy. Containing quick-reference Stratagems, they’re perfect for ensuring you don’t forget crucial rules when you need them most.
This pack contains 28 datacards, divided as follows:
– 7x Core Stratagem cards
– 16 x Black Templar Stratagems
– 4x Templar Vows
– 1x Art Card depicting artwork of High Marshal Helbrecht and The Emperor’s Champion
You will need a copy of the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book, Codex Space Marine and Codex Supplement: Black Templars to make full use of these cards.
Vow to roll a pious number of sixes in your attempts to destroy the unclean. No matter the odds, these dice will aid you in your eternal quest.
This set includes 20 six-sided dice measuring 16mm along each edge. They are cast in dark grey, featuring bone-white pips and the Black Templars icon on the ‘6’ faces.
The Black Templars are the Adeptus Astartes’ most zealous Chapter, charging into battle to meet their foes face-to-face and deliver the Emperor’s justice at the point of a sword. So great is their fervour that they chain their weapons to their wrists, ensuring their bolters and blades leave their hands on victory, or not at all.
Raise a prayer to the God-Emperor and set forth to battle with Combat Patrol: Black Templars. This boxed set provides you with all the units you need to get started or to build on an existing force. The contents of this set have been specifically chosen to provide you with an ideal Black Templars force for Combat Patrol-sized games – approximately 25 Power Level’s worth of miniatures.
This set includes the following units:
– 1x Primaris Marshal
– 1x Primaris Crusader Squad, comprising 1 Sword Brother, 5 Initiates, and 4 Neophytes
– 5x Intercessors
– 1x Primaris Impulsor
All models are supplied with their appropriate bases. These miniatures are supplied unpainted and require assembly – we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel paints.
The terrain used in images on this page is for illustrative purposes only and is not included.
Black Templar Castellans function as Lieutenants for this esoteric successor Chapter. Acting as the right hand of their Marshal, they help direct their battle-brothers in war. By handling the squad-level combat logistics of force coordination and acting as exemplary leaders, they free up their Marshals to focus on the wider strategic picture of the entire war zone.
Based on an iconic piece of Black Templars artwork by John Blanche, this Castellan brings the firepower-enhancing effects of a lieutenant to the battlefield in a unique style. Covered with effigies of skulls, wielding a combi-flamer and master-crafted power axe, this distinctive miniature is the perfect way to add some retro flavour to your Black Templars force.
This kit is comprised of nine plastic complements, with which you can assemble one Castellan, and is supplied with one Citadel 40mm round base. This miniature is supplied unpainted and requires assembly – we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel paint.
The Emperor’s Champion is a humble warrior plucked out of the ranks of the Black Templars by the divine will of the Emperor himself. The furious blows of the enemy ring from his nigh-impenetrable Armour of Faith, while the Champion seeks out enemy generals and heroes and slays them with sweeping blows from his Black Sword.
Wreathed in golden light, these implacable warriors can shrug off countless wounds and, in return, strike down innumerable foes. Their holy wargear is held in the Reclusiam of the Black Templars, and should the Champion falter and fall, crusades are launched to recover these sacred armaments.
The kit is comprised of 13 plastic components, with which you can assemble one Emperor’s Champion, and is supplied with one Citadel 40mm round base. These miniatures are supplied unpainted and require assembly – we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel paints.
As grizzled a warrior as his Chapter has ever known, High Chaplain Grimaldus is a beacon of Imperial faith. His fortitude is such that many of his brothers believe him invincible. His will is singular, his zeal coldly furious, and his martial skill attested by the trail of broken foes laid at his heels and his legendary stand at Helsreach. His Cenobyte Servitors lurch to war at his side, bearing with them holy relics of the faith.
Armed with a plasma pistol and artificer crozius, Grimaldus strides into combat to smite enemy psykers. He is accompanied by a procession of servitors who inspire the Black Templars to ever more impressive acts of heroism and devotion to secure the Emperor’s favour.
The kit is comprised of 40 plastic components, with which you can assemble one Chaplain Grimaldus and his three Cenobyte Servitors, and is supplied with one Citadel 40mm round base and three Citadel 28mm round bases. These miniatures are supplied unpainted and require assembly – we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel paints.
Helbrecht is the living embodiment of his Chapter’s warrior spirit. Wielding the Sword of the High Marshals, he storms into the fray, bellowing oaths of vengeance as he leads the unstoppable charge. His battle-brothers follow him without question, for they believe where High Marshal Helbrecht treads, so too walks the Emperor himself.
High Marshal Helbrecht is accompanied by two attendant thralls, one of which carries his powerful combi-melta, Ferocity, while the other wipes clean the Sword of the High Marshals. Helbrecht rouses the Black Templars who fight alongside him to great feats of valour, turning the battlefield around him into a bloody melee. High Marshal Helbrecht can be built with a choice of three different heads – two unhelmeted – and an optional impaled Ork at his feet.
The kit is comprised of 39 plastic components, with which you can assemble one High Marshal Helbrecht, and is supplied with one Citadel 60mm round base. This miniature is supplied unpainted and requires assembly – we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel paints.
Leading their Black Templars brethren from the front lines, Marshals exemplify the strength and skill of the warriors under their command. They are paragons of strategic genius with centuries of battlefield experience, and their great deeds are often rewarded with ancient artefacts drawn from the Chapter’s vaults.
Whereas Codex-compliant Chapters take to the battlefields under the command of Captains, the Black Templars are lead by the fearsome Marshals, whose commanding presence enhances the abilities of the Space Marines who fight alongside them. Armed with a choice of a power sword or power axe and a plasma pistol or auto-flamer, this mighty warrior is an ideal HQ choice. You can also choose between two heads for this marshal – both are unhelmeted, one wearing a rebreather while the other wears a circlet crown.
The kit is comprised of 23 plastic components, with which you can assemble one Black Templar Marshal, and is supplied with one Citadel 40mm round base. This miniature is supplied unpainted and requires assembly – we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel paints.
Infused with the post-human might of the Primaris miracle, these Crusader Squads storm into battle with bolt rifles blazing and Astartes chainswords howling. Initiates aim jets of fire from their pyreblasters or swing crackling power fists into their foes, while hard-eyed Neophytes fight furiously to prove their martial worth.
Lead by a Veteran Sword Brother, Crusader Squads mix brand new Primaris Initiates in with Neophytes testing their mettle. Like many Black Templars squads, they are equipped with a range of melee and ranged weapons.
The six Primaris Initiates have a variety of helmeted heads and unhelmeted heads. Two Initiates can be built with a choice of auto bolt rifle or heavy bolt pistol and Astartes chainsword, while the third can be built with an auto bolt rifle, a pyreblaster, or a heavy bolt pistol and an Astartes chainsword, with the option to change the chainsword to a power fist.
Alternatively, one Initiate can be built as a Sword Brother, who has a choice of helmeted and unhelmeted heads. He can be built with a power sword or power axe, and a heavy bolt pistol or pyre pistol.
The four Neophytes have four unhelmeted head options and can be equipped with either bolt carbines or bolt pistols and Astartes chainswords.
The kit is comprised of 228 plastic components, with which you can assemble Primaris Crusader Squad, containing six Primaris Initiates and four Neophytes with a choice of weapon options. Alternatively one Primaris Initiate can be built as a Sword Brother. These miniatures are supplied unpainted and require assembly – we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel paints.
Every Sword Brother has earned their place among the Marshal’s household through acts of unswerving faith and spectacular violence. On the battlefield, they are a reaping whirlwind, unstoppable, uncompromising, armed with a lethal assortment of powered blades and thundering pistols that they turn upon the enemy in the Emperor’s name.
These veteran warriors battle with a mix of melee and ranged weapons. They are lead by a Castellan who can be equipped with a master-crafted power sword or Astartes chainsword in their right hand and a heavy bolt pistol, auto-plasma, or skull relic in their left. The four remaining Sword Brethren can be constructed with a mix of weapons, including a heavy bolt pistol, pyre pistol, plasma pistol, Astartes chainswords, power swords, power maul, power axe, a set of paired lightning claws, or a thunder hammer. This kit also comes with a range of unique heads, backpack finials, and various tilting plates.
The kit is comprised of 149 plastic components, with which you can assemble five Sword Brethren, and is supplied with five Citadel 40mm round bases. These miniatures are supplied unpainted and require assembly – we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel paints.
The Black Templars surge into battle like the Emperor’s wrath made manifest. Streaking down from the void or thundering to war in mechanised spearheads, they strike with a fury that leaves Mankind’s enemies reeling. Guns blazing, blades swinging, their armoured bodies arrayed in the raiment and relics of the Imperial Faith, they butcher all who stand in their path.
Designed to let you add greater variety to your Crusader Squads with a range of heads, weapons, and wargear, this set also comes with a multi-melta for a vehicle of your choice, six powerful Relics with which to equip your Relic Bearers, and a range of sculpted shoulder pads.
This upgrade sprue contains:
12x Mk X Tacticus Armour shoulder pads (including 2x for use with Sword Brethren/unit leaders)
6x Mk X Gravis Armour shoulder pads
1x Mk VI power armour shoulder pad
1x multi-melta for use with Black Templars vehicles
6x components for use with decorating vehicles, including 5x Black Templar Icons and 1x relic sword/chassis decoration weapon.
Components specifically designed to represent six of the Relics available to the Black Templars Chapter:
The Aurillian Shroud, Skull of the Cacodominus, Sword of Judgement, Witchseeker Bolts, Ancient Breviary, and The Crusader’s Helm.
4x Initiate Heads
1x Marshal’s head, with circlet/coronet
4x Neophyte heads
Neophyte Weapons and Options
4x Neophyte arms with combat shotguns
3x alternate arm options (one holding a bolt carbine, one holding a grenade, and one carrying an Initiate’s helmet)
Extra Options, Accessories, and Decorations
1x arm option with a choice of two hands, each holding different reliquaries
1x Astartes chainsword in scabbard
1x Black Templars backpack with a recess along its top edge for use with accessories or Relics
3x purity seals
3x larger honorific ribbons
1x sanctified grenade
2x relic bones
2x burning candle stacks
Includes a Black Templars transfer sheet that includes 240 transfers.
These accessories supplied unpainted and requires assembly – we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel paints.
Chaplains are the spiritual leaders of the Chapter. Traditionally they will go to battle in jet black armour adorned with skulls and portents of death – there are few warriors more terrifying than a Chaplain in full battle gear. Chaplains are the guardians of their Chapter’s spirit and protectors of its warriors’ souls, upholding the traditions of their brotherhood and keep its relics safe, while on the battlefield they bellow litanies of hatred and faith, their fiery sermons giving grim inspiration to the warriors they accompany.
Armed with a bolt pistol and the sacred crozius arcanum, a Chaplain can lead your armies and issue devout litanies to empower his allies. Choose to build your Chaplain with either a grim death mask or a bionically augmented unhelmeted head.
This kit is comprised of nine plastic components, with which you can assemble one Space Marine Chaplain, and is supplied with one Citadel scenic round base. These miniatures are supplied unpainted and require assembly – we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel paints.