New Primaris Marines are coming!
This captain does look pretty good, even if he will most likely be the usual style of mono-pose hero guys. Options for different weapons and heads does sound appealing though, so I’m excited to get one!
The librarian is a really cool looking mini, I have to say. I’ve been recently thinking about finally putting some paint on the librarian I built last year, so it seems the perfect time with this chap on the way!
These two chaps are coming next week, followed later in July by something called “getting started” kits, which feature new units for both the Primaris Marines and the Death Guard:
These chaps are apparently in coloured plastic and are “easy to build” snap-fit, which I’m quite dubious about to be perfectly honest. I’ve been building up more of the Primaris Marines from the Dark Imperium box lately, but had been looking forward to getting the multi-part plastic kits that usually follow. However – this? Hm. I hope that we’ll be getting the multi-part stuff as well as this easy-build stuff, though something tells me that may not be the case…
Though I have to say, easy-build pox walkers will no doubt be just as fine whether multi-part or not – I mean, the old snap-fit Chaos Cultists you can pick up are fine!
All of these things are coming in a new starter set (new, already?!) –
First Strike brings all these easy-build releases together with some introductory scenarios to teach the game as you play – with a poster-mat and cardboard scenery to boot!
There’s also Know No Fear, which seems to be a pared-down version of the Dark Imperium box (again, already?!) –
All of this stuff is obviously going to be fantastic for people new to the hobby, and should be awesome to get folks into the process of building and playing – though of course, I find it a bit strange that the focus seems split between the two. I mean, if you’ve never put a mini together before, then easy-build Marines are great. But you still need to buy the tools to clip them off the sprues and prepare them for painting – and then there’s the paints and brushes! Seems a little too… diverse…