Dropping That Hot Fire: Hellblaster Box Set Review

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The new multi-part Hellblaster Box Set is here with all new poses and weapon specs. Let’s see what hot fire they will be dishing out!

The Hellblaster Box Set comes with 10 miniatures and retails for $60. This multi-part kit comes with new poses that were not seen with the Hellblasters that were included in the Dark imperium set. They are also packing two variants of the plasma incinerator. They also come with a host of customization options to add to the grizzled and dangerous assignment that is using a plasma incinerator. Bionic limbs and bare heads that are scarred by nasty burns are some of the optional components you will find.

Here is a sample of our quick and dirty review to give you the lowdown on what you can expect to find in this kit.

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

Hellblaster Box

This is a large kit with a total of 250 components to help you choose the optimum load out for your 10 man squad or two five man squads. The kits will allow you to arm your squads with the standard plasma incinerator at 15 points each, the heavy variant at 17 points each, or the assault variant at 16 points each. Hellblasters are cheaper per model than the Intercessors and for good reason. After you factor in the cost of their wargear, it starts to add up.

Hellblaster datasheet

The kit itself comes with four sprues and detailed instructions based on the variant and the customization options you are aiming for. The amount of detail and posing with this kit in terms of stances and arm positioning is great. In order to achieve the varying stances, the leg options will attach to the hip joints which are port of the torso bit. The heavy and assault incinerator variant weapon bits are multi-part to make them stand out, whether that is with an extra fuel canister for the heavy or a tactical flashlight and scope for the assault. This is very forward thinking on Games Workshop’s part when it comes to this composition of this kit.

Hellblaster Instructions

Primaris Hellblasters: $60

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Imperial observers have likened the fire of a Hellblaster Squad to the incinerating power of a stellar flare. Bolt after bolt of plasma sears across the battlefield; those caught in the Hellblasters’ sights are swiftly annihilated, their armour blasted to ash and their flesh and bone to glowing motes. Even armoured fighting vehicles are swiftly reduced to heaps of metallic slag. Deployed at the correct point and time, a single Hellblaster Squad can blunt the thundering assault of an armoured spearhead, or lay low even the most titanic alien fiend.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a set of 10 Primaris Hellblasters. Clad in Mk X Tacticus power armour, they eschew the complex variations of wargear many of their battle-brothers carry, preferring instead to focus on and specialise in a single-armament specialism – plasma. The models can be assembled as either a 10-man squad, a squad of 9 Hellblasters with a Sergeant or 2 separate 5-man squads, each with a Sergeant of their own. The whole squad can be armed with a host of plasma weaponry – there are 10 plasma incinerators included, with the components required to turn any of them into an assault plasma incinerator or heavy plasma incinerator, depending on your preference.

The assault and heavy variants feature alternate muzzles, ammunition flasks and different cabling attaching the weapon to the Hellblasters’ backpack. There are 4 incinerators which are being carried rather than aimed; you have the option to arm 4 Hellblasters with plasma pistols in the other hand. A problem (some call it a bonus…) of plasma weaponry is its tendency to overheat; there are several optional components reflecting this. Bare head options featuring nasty burns are included for the Sergeant, and there are bionic arms included, heavily implying lost limbs in plasma accidents. There are also plenty of pistol holsters, reliquaries, grenade sets and purity seals included.

The Primaris Hellblasters come as 250 components, and are supplied with 10 Citadel 32mm Round bases and a transfer sheet.

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

For more on the Primaris Hellblaster Box Set and all things Warhammer 40k, visit Games Workshop!

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