Taking 8th By Flamestorm: Aggressors Review

By Juan Lopez | July 31st, 2017 | Categories: Warhammer 40k

Primaris Aggressors Post

Games Workshop has released the Elite squad for the Primaris: the Aggressors. Come take a look at these horde-killing specialists.

The Primaris Aggressor Squad kit comes with three Aggressors on 40mm bases and retails for $50. This is comparable to the Centurions that were released around three years ago and there is a definite design influence from them. However, the similarity ends there. The Aggressors differ from the Centurion Devastators in that they are more of a horde-killing crowd controller. 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 comes with two multi-part sprues and allows you to build either three Aggressors or two Aggressors and a Sergeant. There are various options for load outs and customization in this kit, including 6 heads for standard Aggressors and two for the Sergeant. Some of the heads have respirators built into the helm if they are using the flamestorm guantlets. Flamstrom Aggressors also larger shoulder pad blast shield options to protect them from the immense heat of their weapons. Their legs are same two part configuration that we saw with Guilliman. Reliquaries and purity seal bits come in this kit for you to add to your Aggressor if you so desire.Aggressors Sprue

The Aggressor Squad is an Elite unit that can be field in squads of 3-6 and costs 25 points per model, without wargear. They come with W2, S4, T5, Sv+3, and a movement of 5″. Their standard load out is auto boltstorm gauntlets at 14 points and a frag storm grenade launcher at 4 points. Those can be subbed out for the flamestorm gauntlets at a cost of 18 points. They do have two abilities that we would be remiss in not mentioning. “Fire Storm”  allows them to fire twice if they remained stationary during their turn (including when firing Overwatch). “Relentless Advance” give them the capability of Advancing and firing Assault weapons without suffering any penalty to their hit rolls.

Aggressor Squad Datasheet

Primaris Aggressors: $50

Space Marine Aggressors

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 sweeping fusillade of large-calibre bolter shells that can shatter enemy charges.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a 3-man Primaris Aggressor Squad. Extremely heavily armoured, their silhouette is wider and chunkier than most Primaris Space Marines, due in no small part to the choice of auto boltstorm gauntlets or flamestorm gauntlets. There are three sets of each, with every weapon featuring pipes or belts that are fed from the enormous backpack. One set of flamestorm gauntlets features retracted barrels, as in close combat fists speak louder than flames… Should you choose the boltstorm gauntlets, the Aggressors can also take a fragstorm grenade launcher.

You have the option of assembling 3 Aggressors or 2 Aggressors and a Sergeant; a host of options are available either way. There are 6 heads for the standard Aggressors, with respirators on the mask of those using flamestorm gauntlets, and 2 more specific heads for the Sergeant. The flamestorm-wielding Aggressors have their own shoulder pads, featuring larger blast shielding to protect them from the immense operating temperatures of their weapons. Also included are reliquaries and purity seals, with special examples for Sergeants featuring extra skulls.

The Primaris Aggressors come as 107 components, and are supplied with 3 Citadel 40mm Round bases.

The Primaris Aggressors are 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.

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