40k’s Batmen Have Arrived: Reivers Breakdown

By Juan Lopez | July 30th, 2017 | Categories: Primaris, Product Review, Space Marines, Videos, Warhammer 40k

Primaris Reivers Post

Grab all the gadgets and let the Primaris Reivers show you how to really deep strike and sow terror into your enemy’s units!

The Primaris Reivers, known as the Elite Terror Troops, are finally here and we have our hands on them. The kit comes with a 10 man Reiver squad and retails for $60. There have several load outs to choose from and some pretty cool abilities that make quite unique in their own right. Here is a quick and dirty review to give you the lowdown on what you can expect to get from this kit.

For our complete review, be sure to scroll down and press play on the full video below.

The kit contains two pairs of identical multi-part sprues for ten Reivers. They can be deployed as 9 Reivers and a Sergeant or two separate 5-man squads, each with a Sergeant. There is an assortment of customization options, such as different style heads with closed helms, lower half only helms, and bare heads. They have multi-part legs so there is going to me detail and different stances. Something to note when handling the fired Grapnel Launcher weapon bit is that the rope and grapnel portion are a bit fidgety. Have a care when assembling/transporting.

Reiver Sprue weapons

The Reivers clock in at 18 points per model, with wargear, and can be deployed in squads of 5-10. Their standard load out is a bolt carbine, heavy bolt pistol, frag, krak, and shock grenades. Shock grenades will definitely be nasty as they can stun if they land and the affected unit is stunned until the end of the turn, cannot fire Overwatch, and must subtract 1 from any hits rolls made for that unit. Reivers can swap their bolt carbine for a combat knife. All of their weapon options have a 0 point cost. Now, all units can equip the grapnel launcher and the grav chute at a cost of 2 points per piece of wargear. This would bring your point total to 22 per Reiver.

Reiver squad datasheet

Their “Grapnel Launcher” ability applies to those Reivers with it equipped and will allow them to move vertically for free and be able to set up behind enemy lines within 6″ of a battlefield edge and more than 9″ from any enemy models. Their “Grav-chutes” provide the the capability of deploying anywhere on the battlefield and at least 9″ away from enemy models. Lastly, “Terror Troops” causes enemy units to subtract 1 to their Leadership if they are within 3″ of any Reiver squads.

Primaris Reivers: $60

All Space Marines are experts of the rapid strike, but Reivers take these skills to the next level. They are specially trained and equipped to launch brutally effective and unexpected assaults. They do this with a sudden fury and shocking violence, for the Reivers fulfill the role of terror troops that sow fear and confusion amongst their foes.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a 10-man Primaris Reiver Squad. Clad in sleek yet brutally functional Mk X power armour, they feature a great deal of practical details – they each carry a great deal of extra ammunition and equipment pouches, as well as grenade harnesses and blade sheaths.

The models can be assembled as either a 10-man squad, a squad of 9 Reivers with a Sergeant or 2 separate 5-man squads, each with a Sergeant of their own. Each has an impressive selection of weapon options; 10 heavy bolt pistols, 12 bolt carbines and 14 combat knives are included, with the loadout options being carbine, pistol and carbine or pistol and combat knife. 2 of the sets of arms for combat knives feature a communications array on the vambrace, designed for the Sergeants. The bolt carbines each feature foregrips and curved mags for that tactical look, and 2 of them are modelled in the middle of reloading. Each model can also take a grapnel launcher – 10 are included in holsters, with a further 4 to be held in the right hand.

Each model can also feature grav-chutes – 20 fins are included, 10 for each side of the Reivers’ backpacks. They have plenty of helmet options, too – 10 helmets featuring their unique skull design, 10 with the top removed and the lower half remaining and 4 Sergeant-specific bare heads. Each chest plate is decorated with a skull and crossed dagger motif.

The Primaris Reivers come as 228 components, and are supplied with 10 Citadel 32mm Round bases and a transfer sheet.

The Primaris Reiver Squad is available now online and in local Games Workshop stores. Be sure to press play on our quick and dirty unboxing and review video below for the full review.

For more on the Primaris Reiver Squad and all things Warhammer 40k, visit Games Workshop!

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