Wednesday, December 3, 2014

New Blood Angels Terminators!

I received an email from a reader whose been playing since Rouge Traders days and he's been worried (as well as some other people) that after the Tactical Squad, Sanguinary Priest, and Codex are released, the Blood Angels are done.

Arguments for this suggest that Games Workshop wouldn't release a new unit after the Codex. Well, historically that isn't accurate.

We'll break it all down and analyze the picture that everyone is talking about after the break.




So here's the release schedule for Space Wolves based on the Games Workshop Newsletter I received:

  • 7/11: Sanctus Reach: Stormclaw
  • 7/25: Stormfang Gunship/Stormwolf
  • 7/30: Canis Wolfborn, Njal Stormcaller in Terminator Armour, Wolf Lord on Thunderwolf (I believe these are all re-releases)
  • 8/1: Murderfang Dreadnought and Space Wolves Codex
  • 8/8: Logan Grimnar on Stormrider
Granted this release was more spread out, but we did get Logan Grimnar after the Codex dropped. I didn't go back and look at other armies, but I suspect a similar pattern.

Next we have the picture that everyone is talking about below. Now this is incredibly hard to see, so I blocked out the models and numbered everything so we're all on the same page. Here's what I see:
  1. Librarian in Tactical Dreadnought Armour with Force Axe. Doesn't look like the existing Finecast Librarian to me. What is he holding in his right hand? Is that a Stormbolter, the headlight from the Baal Predator behind him, or something else?
  2. This dude is covered up pretty well, but the Iron Halo on his back looks very similar to the one on the Sanguinary Priest picture that was leaked. You can see that picture and all of the leaked info in my previous post.
  3. The Storm Shield looks a bit different, but it's really too hard to tell.
  4. Again it looks like we have an unusual design on the Storm Shield.
  5. This guy looks really different. Has a robe over his armour and what looks like a winged device coming up from his back. He also has the larger Storm Shield like in the standard Terminators box. I'd wager this dude is the Sergeant.
  6. This is where it gets really interesting. I've never seen a Terminator carrying a standard like this before. Not only that, the detail on the banner definitely looks like it's sculpted. Most likely something similar to the standard the Sanguinary Guard use.

So there you have it. My thoughts are we get at least one more week of releases after the Codex with new Blood Angels Terminators leading the way. Are they a dual kit and can make Death Company Terminators like was rumored? Who knows, but I'm praying to Sanguinius that's what we get! If anyone else can spot any details on these guys drop a comment below.

Till next time,
–The Harrower

5 comments:

  1. Look at the terminator nº 6. He doesn't have the eagle on the chest.... looks like 2 blacks wings and a blood tear drop like new Tactical Marines for BA. =)

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  2. Through the blurriness, they mainly look like the Space Hulk terminator Models, including the Librarian. #6 does look fairly original, as to memory, none of the Space Hulk termies had the Blood-drop on the chest plate.
    I'm personally not going to assume a new Terminator kit, but more olikely a Blood Angels conversion set. This is probably more inline with what GW has done before, in my opinion.

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    1. Definitely not the Librarian from Space Hulk. The Force Axe is in the wrong hand, the pose is different, the robes in front are wider, etc.

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