We had been seeing the Combat Patrols for armies released much closer to their codex release, but some of these factions have been waiting a while to get their box! So it’s nice to see the 4 most recently released armies and Tau grabbing a box.
However, if you’re wishing for a Chaos or Eldar box, don’t hold your breath. As we assume they will try to sell those as separate releases for as long as possible to recoup the development costs.
Warhammer Community announced all the boxes but not exact release dates. All they said is over the next few months, but we expect the Tau one to come out along with their codex considering they only will have 1 new kit and 1 new box set/upgrade sprue.
We also hope there will be separate clam packs releases for all the new models from the big boxes as well when these come out (Crowe, Infernal Master, Darkstrider, Blade Champion, and Reductus Saboteur).
Let’s check out the new Combat Patrol Box Sets that are on the way!
5 New Warhammer 40k Combat Patrols Coming Soon!
The core of the new box (as with all T’au Empire armies) is a Fire Warriors Strike Team – ten troops to lay down withering storms of pulse fire while they claim objectives. Leading them into battle is a Cadre Fireblade, an expert commander with years of battlefield experience. For those occasions where you need a little sneakiness, the Combat Patrol box features three Stealth Battlesuits, and for when you just need raw firepower, there’s a Ghostkeel Battlesuit. Finally, you also get an Ethereal to provide some spiritual guidance to the army and scoot around dramatically on their hover drone.
There is a decent number of minis inside, however, without the book out yet, it’s hard to say how good all the units inside will be. Still, it does feel like a descent combat patrol box set for the Tau since you get a lot of models. Again, we expect this to drop with their codex release (fingers crossed).
Adeptus Custodes & Genestealer Cults Combat Patrol Box Sets
Following on from the events of Shadow Throne, the perfidious Genestealer Cultists and the Talons of the Emperor are mustering Combat Patrols to continue their respective missions across the Imperium. You’ll be able to prepare for these campaigns with Codex: Adeptus Custodes and Codex: Genestealer Cults, which are both packed full of thematic rules like devastating crossfire, and peerless battle stances.
The Adeptus Custodes combat patrol box is interesting in the fact of how many Sisters of Silence you get. We thought they would do one more focused on other troops, but hey, if you want Sisters of Silence, this is a great box. With 32 minis inside the Genestealer Cults combat patrol that one has a lot of minis and a decent mixture of units.
Thousand Sons & Grey Knights Combat Patrol Box Sets
These boxes have felt like they have been coming for a while considering it’s been a few months since we saw their combo box. The Thousand Sons one is a little strange just because it has so many Tzaangors and it’s basically the same as the Hexfire box but with 10 more Tzaangors added in. The Grey Knights one is also similar but with Terminators added in as well and no Crowe.
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What do you think about the new Warhammer 40k Combat Patrol box sets?
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