Even more new Primaris Space Marines may be coming sooner than later it looks like. Checkout the fluff on the new Librarian and Reiver units!
One lucky hobbyist got the new Dark Imperium novel from Games Workshop and it looks like there are more Primaris marines on the way. Credited to the novel are the two new units mentioned above, the Agressor and Reviers (Lore below via Lexicanum & Games Workshop)
A Warhammer 40,000 novel Written by Guy Haley
Fell times have come to the galaxy. Cadia has fallen, destroyed by the onslaught of Chaos. A Great Rift in the warp has opened and from its depths spew daemons and the horrors of Old Night. But all hope is not lost… A hero, long absent, has returned and with him comes the wrath of the Ultramarines reborn. Roboute Guilliman has arisen to lead the Imperium out of darkness on a crusade the likes of which has not been seen since the fabled days of the Emperor. But never before have the forces of Ruin amassed in such numbers, and nowhere is safe from despoliation. From the dreaded Scourge Stars come the hordes of the Plaguefather, Lord Nurgle, and their pustulent eye is fixed on Macragge. As the Indomitas Crusade draws to an end, Guilliman races to Ultramar and a confrontation with the Death Guard.
The Primaris Captain is a stoic, indomitable commander, posed urging his army forward… It’s immediately clear that the Captain is as much a leader as he is a fighter, although a power sword and bolter imply masteries in both ranged and close quarters combat.
The Primaris Librarian blends the noble bearing of the Primaris Captain with a wealth of occult detail and baroque cybernetics indicative of a darker, more mysterious kind of warrior. He is a warrior-mystic, trained in both physical and psychic warfare, and this carries over to the positioning of the miniature itself; one hand wields a deadly force sword while the other is raised as if to smite the foe with psychic power.
A Reiver Squad is a close combat Primaris Space Marine unit, that wears skull faced helms and is equipped with silent power armour, that has been adapted for stealth work. They wield combat knives, power swords and heavy bolt pistols and have had their left pauldrons enlarged, in order to provide them with better protection in melee combat.
So like Corax’s Raven Guard and Leman’s Wolves must have had something to do with this new unit type!
Games Workshop recently posted a picture revealing even more information on the new Primaris Reivers.
Now if and when we will see these two new squads outside of this novel is anyone’s guess, but knowing Games Workshop that day is sooner rather than later!
Plus there are still more Primaris Space Marine releases that will be hitting the shelves this summer for sure. Come see what may be the big teaser from the new White Dwarf for June!
Sablednah gave us the heads up that he posted up the new White Dwarf pics on his Twitter today, and checkout out this teaser for July:
Know no Fear? Could it be we’ll see the new Primaris Marines releases in July?
Scroll down to see what just may be on deck for the summer 40k release cycle:
The latest rumor was spotted over on BoLS and it gives some details about new Marine box sets that we might be seeing.
Industry professionals tell BoLS the following on the kits:
Primaris Infantry Box: 5 models w/ bolt rifles, plasma & grav options.
Primaris Jump Infantry Box: 3 models w/ assault bolters & CCW options.
Primaris Heavy Infantry Box: 3 models w/ Gravis armor & heavy weapon options.
Primaris Command Box: 1 model, build as Captain, Lieutenant, or Ancient.
Primaris Librarian Clampack: 1 model.
Primaris Character (named): Clampack Captain w/ Gravis armor.
Primaris Flyer (details unknown)
The rumor of these new boxes is coming only a couple days after the rumor we saw from 75hastings69.
AFAIK “Initially” there are 4 boxes of “troops/infantry/marines” (including the flying ones), 2 vehicles, the Dread, and 2 “character” sets, which I assume will be captains and Lieutenants. As for when I rarely dare to dabble in such things (especially after the timing of the plastic thunderhawk release.… which might still actually not be wrong, just my guess at the timing thanks to the “we’ve sold our last resin thunderhawk” making me jump to conclusions!). I will say I am “expecting” Death Guard to release after the boxed set and for new marines to be closely behind them….. however I could be wrong of course 😉
BTW I also never thought I’d be starting let alone be excited about an army of SM, however as the new marines range is small and not overwhelming and I like the armour and overall style I am going to start a SM army, just not sure what chapter yet.
So it looks like the Space Marines are going to be getting more individual boxes according to these rumors. But what is that Primaris Flyer all about? We’ve already seen the Repulsor Tank and Redemptor Dreadnought. But at the same time it looks like GW is going to be breaking the starter down and selling everything individually, just like they did with the Burning of Prospero box. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.