Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Could this be the new Blood Angels Cover?

The Black Library has started the Black Library Loyalty Scheme where you earn one stud for every £45 you spend (roughly every $70). When you earn 6 studs, you can trade them in and pick up Lemartes: Guardian of the Lost. While the book looks really sweet and it comes in a cool Death Mask slipcase, paying over $400 for it is kinda crazy. While insane, that isn't the point of my post. What I am wondering is if this could be the cover to the new Blood Angels Codex?

More (including a cover I mocked up using this artwork) after the break.

Someone contacted Naftka over at Faeit 212 about a slip up on the Games Workshop website and mentioned that they saw the Blood Angels Codex. Original article linked here.

The Codex was described as, "a Sanguinary Guard member surrounded by fire." The main figure is definitely surrounded by fire and I can see being confusing the main character as a Sanguinary Guard member especially if it was partially covered up by the Sold Out moniker. Here's a mock up cover I created as well as one with the Sold Out moniker.

Arguments for this being the cover is it does feature a single model which has been the style of the new 40K Codexes since 6th Edition was released and it seems to fit the description that someone saw.

Arguments against this are the art doesn't appear to be by Raymond Swanland and the image itself doesn't have the exact style and isn't as zoomed as some of the other codexes.

I do like the look of this and while I love me some Lemartes and Death Company I do hope we get something better than this. So is this the new Blood Angels Codex or am I just grabbing for straws here?

One thing I think we can rule out is the rumors of the Blood Brothers which is the unit that supposedly beat the Red Thirst. According to the text for Lemartes: Guardian of the Lost he is the only one to resist the Red Thirst. Here's the description:

Revered Chaplain and Warden of the Death Company, Lemartes is the only Blood Angel ever to have resisted the Black Rage. His deeds and his will are legendary, his ferocity in battle terrible to witness. When Lemartes receives a vision of war, he and the Blood Angels of Fourth Company head to the world of Phlegethon. Amidst a rising storm of Chaos, they must defeat the renegade Blood Disciples and a far more harrowing foe... the Red Thirst itself!


Till next time,
–The Harrower


  1. That is the cover for the new Lemartes book that you can earn by spending just shy of $500 bucks on the Black Library website. That doesn't mean it can't be both but I hope that GW isn't that la...ok its probably the codex cover.

  2. Yeah, just for the new Lemartes book. Thanks for having my blog (Sepulchre of Heroes) in your blogroll already. I added you to mine as well.

    1. No problem. Always liked your blog. Thanks for adding me!

  3. They never will. But Dark Eldar gets released. For Pete's sake.

  4. Red thirst can be resisted by most higher UPS just lemartes can resist the rage.