New Games Workshop pre-order for the week of December 18, 2017.
Before I get to any new Games Workshop pre-orders, I need to apologies for the lack of updates. Between college and work, I’ve had every little time to update the site. I’m now finished my first term of college and now on winter break. I should be able to get a few posts in during the week during winter break. Now, onto the new Games Workshop pre-orders. This weeks pre-order include Primaris Marine and Death Guard models.
As many of you have noticed, Games Workshop really likes the Space Marine army. It’s been in every Warhammer 40,000 starter set that I can remember. I know Games Workshop recently updated Primaris Marine models and added two new units to the Death Guard army.
For the Primaris Marine models, Primaris Aggressors and the Primaris Redemptor Dreadnought have been update to the Easy To Build line of models. For the Death Guard, Lord Felthius & Tainted Cohort and Myphitic Blight-hauler are introduced to the army, and both are in the Easy To Build line of models. With all the new models being introduced, there is a new price point. The models are $20 less, then there multi part equivalent.
The other big release from Games Workshop is Citadel Combat Cards. The new game is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and looks like to be a standalone game. I’ve included a description of the game in the post, and so far, it looks interesting.
Easy To Build Primaris Redemptor Dreadnought Description:
Redemptor Dreadnoughts are giant war machines that crush bone and splinter skulls as they bludgeon through enemy ranks. Taller, broader and more cunningly wrought than the Dreadnoughts of traditional design, these goliaths of battle are powered by hyper-dense reactors and sophisticated fibre bundles. They can accelerate from a thudding stomp to a loping, thunderous gait that shakes the ground, barrelling through hails of fire in glorious defiance. Such is the miraculous design of the Redemptor’s neural links that its inhabitant, despite being entombed in the sarcophagus within the Dreadnought’s chest, can exercise control with surprising dexterity and speed.
Designed to be as easy as possible to assemble for new hobbyists while being detailed enough for the hardiest veteran to appreciate, this kit is an Easy To Build Primaris Redemptor Dreadnought – a complete Redemptor Dreadnought in only 12 components! Push-fit, with no glue required, this is incredibly straightforward to put together and comes on a pre-coloured blue plastic sprue.
Standing twice the height of the already-tall Primaris Space Marines – and taller and broader than the standard Dreadnought – this is an exceptionally aggressive-looking model that befits its status as a powerhouse on the gaming table. It comes armed with a Redemptor fist and heavy flamer on the left arm, and a heavy onslaught gatling cannon on the right arm – the chest, where the sarcophagus of the interred Space Marine lies, boasts a fragstorm grenade launcher.
This plastic kit comes as 12 components, and is supplied with a 90mm Round base, featuring holes to slot the models’ pegs into. Rules for this miniature are included in the box, along with a Space Marines Vehicletransfer sheet.
Easy to Build Primaris Aggressors Description:
Clad in heavy Gravis armour, Aggressor Squads advance on the foe as walking fortresses of ceramite. More mobile than some other Space Marines, they’re better able to negotiate rough ground, making them versatile troops; while they are often employed in specific circumstances or on certain terrain, Aggressor Squads are used as reserves to plug breaches in gun lines or to spearhead an advance. The range of their weaponry is not too long, but when they get close enough to open fire, the result is a burst of scorching flame that can shatter enemy charges.
Designed to be as easy as possible to assemble for new hobbyists while being detailed enough for the hardiest veteran to appreciate, this is a set of 3 Easy To Build Space Marines Primaris Aggressors. Push-fit, with no glue required, these are incredibly straightforward to put together, and come on pre-coloured blue plastic sprues.
Extremely heavily armoured, their silhouette is wider and chunkier than most Primaris Space Marines, with the flamestorm gauntlets they carry adding to the sense of absolute aggression. Each miniature features details such as the promethium tanks for the flamestorm gauntlets attached to their backs, with fuel lines and pipes, and each features a reliquary. One of the models is a Sergeant, bedecked with extra detail – more purity seals and skulls feature on him.
This plastic kit comes as 35 components, and is supplied with 3 40mm Round bases. Rules for these miniatures are included in the box, along with a Primaris Space Marines Infantry Transfer Sheet.
Easy To Build Lord Felthius & Tainted Cohort Description:
Many and varied are the diseased champions who lead the Death Guard to war. From single colonies, through vectoriums and sepsis cohorts, right up to the plague companies and the ships of the Plague Fleets, Death Guard Lords hold positions of command throughout the Traitor Legion’s ranks – Lord Felthius, clad in Terminator armour and accompanied by his 3-strong Tainted Cohort, is a notable example.
Designed to be as easy as possible to assemble for new hobbyists while being detailed enough for the hardiest veteran to appreciate, this set contains Lord Felthius, a Death Guard Chaos Lord in Terminator Armour and his Tainted Cohort, made up of 3 Blightlord Terminators. Push-fit, with no glue required, these are incredibly straightforward to put together, and come on pre-coloured green plastic sprues.
Lord Felthius is a particularly fine example of a Chaos Lord who truly loves his work – despite (or possibly because of) his pitted, rotting Terminator armour, his face is modelled in a cheerful rictus, staring proudly at the plague censer held aloft in his right hand which is dripping viscous fluids of an unpleasantly diseased nature. His armour is decorated with chainmail, furs and a boil-covered cloak, and the manreaper in his left hand features connectors and pipes that allow it to secrete diseased fluids that infect everything it touches.
His accompanying Tainted Cohort are no less horrific – 3 Blightlord Terminators. These are armed with the following: 1 carries a combi-bolter and balesword, 1 carries a combi-bolter and bubotic axe, and 1 wields a plaguespitter which is a bit, well, dribbly. Each has the horrible, rusted marks of Nurgle you would expect, and the Blightlord Terminator with the balesword is literally bursting with bubo-covered tentacles – they’re sticking out of where his face should be…
There are even 3 extra little pieces of detail for the bases of these miniatures – 3 Nurglings, 1 pulling the pin from a grenade, 1 with a rather sinister grin and 1 which is little more than a quivering, meaty clump of tentacles.
This plastic kit comes as 26 components, and is supplied with 4 40mm Round bases. Rules for these miniatures are included in the box.
Easy To Build Myphitic Blight-hauler Description:
Powering into battle on a trio of articulated track units, the Myphitic Blight-hauler is a light Daemon Engine that provides the Death Guard with heavy firepower wherever it is needed. Resembling a Bloat-drone that has been stripped of its turbines, this strange machine has heavy weapons mounted on its carapace, and its rusting armoured plates can absorb impressive punishment – as can its blubbery exposed flesh-parts, which soak up appalling trauma.
Designed to be as easy as possible to assemble for new hobbyists while being detailed enough for the hardiest veteran to appreciate, this kit is an Easy To Build Death Guard Myphitic Blight-hauler. Push-fit, with no glue required, this is incredibly straightforward to put together and comes on a pre-coloured green plastic sprue.
The Myphitic Blight-hauler is an unpleasant combination of machine and putrid rotting meat. From the front, it resembles some grotesque armoured vehicle, with a curved carapace featuring the symbol of Nurgle and 2 large, covered tracks. Where this differs from an ordinary attack vehicle, however, is the toothed maw at the bottom. From the rear, the horror continues – a third track is visible, along with a mass of flabby flesh, bound into the machine with straps and metal. The Myphitic Blight-hauler is armed with a multi-melta and missile launcher, which are mounted either side of the carapace.
This plastic kit comes as 13 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 80mm Round base. Rules for this miniature are included in the box.
Citadel Combat Cards Description:
Citadel Combat Cards is a fast-paced game for 2 players, in which you pit your fighters – each of which is represented by a card – against your opponent’s fighters. Whoever wins the most battles wins the game! Each game lasts for 6 rounds, during each of which attacks are made – ranged, melee and psychic.
Included are 60 cards, split into 2 decks – 30 for the Space Marines, and 30 for the sinister forces of Chaos – each of which fulfils a battlefield role (HQ, Troops, Elites, Fast Attack and Heavy Support). Setting up your cards and deploying the right card at the right time is the key to victory – special bonuses are applied when the right cards are supporting each other!
Each card features an image of a Citadel miniature, along with its name. 2 reference cards make it easy to determine special bonuses and victors for each battle.