Now Sold Separately: Belisarius Cawl Unboxing

By Juan Lopez | September 25th, 2017 | Categories: Warhammer 40k

Belisarius Cawl Post

The Man… errr… the Machine, the Legend himself, Belisarius Cawl, is now available in his own standalone box. Come check it out!

Belisarius Cawl has finally been made available in standalone form with the release of the Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus. He retails for $55 and is quite the impressive kit, but at the end of the day it’s the normal model that we have already seen from the Triumvirate box set.

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

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

Belisarius Cawl box

Now, there are advantages to purchasing this standalone kit. It is less expensive than the Triumvirate kit and, if you are only looking to field a Mechanicus force, then having a Cawl standalone is better than having Saint Celestine and Inquisitor Greyfax models just sitting there.

However, the Triumvirate set is probably still worth getting as Belisarius Cawl and Saint Celestine are highly useful in most Imperial armies.

Belisarius Cawl instructionsCawl is a complex model and we recommend assembling him in sections. This will help your painting process immensely. His lower half will be one section and his upper torso will be another. His upper torso will contain the most metal work so take your time and hand jam those out. His head will be another section to leave out and paint separately as it has a section of robe that can be tricky to get to when painting.

You could keep his Omnissiah Axe separate if you want to add some nice glow effects to it.

Belisarius Cawl painted model

Our very own Rob Baer had a Belisarius Cawl model already painted up by White Metal Games to show us what the completed model would look like when all is said and done. The lower robes were airbrushed in and all other sections were done by hand. be sure to check out the review video below as Rob does give out some hobby options for using the Army Painter paints and washes to make Cawl’s metal sections pop.

Belisarius Cawl: $55


Archmagos Dominus Belisarius Cawl was already old at the dawn of the Imperium, over ten thousand years ago. During that span of ages the Tech-Priest has served as a Forge Lord, a Lexico Arcanus and a renowned Magos Biologis. On the battlefield Cawl is a force to be reckoned with, fearlessly scuttling into the thick of the fighting, assessing threats and broadcasting carefully planned orders to his troops. Most enemy fire is thwarted by his force field; however even when parts of his mechanised body are blown off, cables snake out in a whir of activity to effect immediate repairs, or swarm anything that dares comes close…


This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble Belisarius Cawl, Prime Conduit of the Omnissiah. Towering over his Adeptus Mechanicus brethren, he stands much taller than even other favoured Tech-Priests of the Omnissiah, with countless augmentations distorting his barely-human frame. He carries an Omnissian axe, which acts as a convenient mounting point for an array of sensors and his voice broadcasting unit, and an arc scourge – this arcane energy weapon is covered in cables, sensors and extra appendages.


This theme of augmentation is continued throughout – Cawl’s robes are not-quite covering a massive amount of robotic extensions, with several extra legs, prehensile arms and cables dragging along behind him. A scryerskull hovers above, and there are several symbols of the Machine God dotted about the miniature.

Belisarius Cawl comes as 42 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 105mm x 70mm Oval base.

Belisarius Cawl 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 Belisarius Cawl and all things Warhammer 40k, visit Games Workshop!

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