New Blood Angels, Assassins & Tau Duke It Out In Warhammer 40,000 This Week

November 21, 2015 by brennon

There’s quite a traffic jam when it comes to what’s appearing in Warhammer 40,000 this week thanks to Games Workshop. The Blood Angels gain new character kits and the Imperial Guard a new bundle. Following up from that the Tau also get to enjoy a new supplement with Mont’Ka…

Blood Angels

For those cursed with the Red Thirst we have both a Chaplain and a Terminator Captain for you to help command forces in battle. The Chaplain is looking superb with his winged jumpack and stylised crozius arcanum. I’ve always had a soft spot for Chaplains.

Blood Angel Chaplain

Blood Angel Chaplain (Rear)

The Terminator Captain was previous seen in Shield Of Baal: Deathstorm but is now available as a single blister pack figure. I did like the model back then although noted he had very standard gear choices.

Blood Angel Captain

Blood Angel Captain (Rear)

I think if I was picking him up now I’d give him a helmeted head and maybe swap out the stormbolter for a combi-weapon and the thunder hammer for a power sword as I feel they’re more ‘Blood Angel’. You could even use one of the runic looking blades from the Stormcast Eternals.

Astra Militarum & Assassins

A little addition for the Astra Militarum this time around but something for those who are sticklers for detail. If you wanted to get the right combination of technology and tactics then the Tech-Command set could be worth picking up.

Leman Russ Tech Command

You get yourself a Leman Russ, which features the rather awesome commander, and then a Tech Priest to keep it working on the battlefield.

All of the Assassins are now available too with the Eversor, Vindicare, Callidus and Culexus all ready to mark their targets and take them down.

Eversor

Vindicare

Callidus

Culexus

I think my favourite is still the Vindicare. I love the idea of a sniper, although the Eversor is a close second.

Tau

One of the bigger releases for this week is the announcement of the Mont’Ka Supplement which will effectively make the Farsight Enclave even more awesome. When I collected Tau I always loved the idea of Farsight and his more forward thinking and aggressive followers outfitted with blades and creepy Necron technology.

Mont'Ka

Here’s the story so far…

“Following a humbling defeat at the hands of Commander Shadowsun, the forces of the Imperium return to the former hive world of Agrellan, now the Tau Empire’s youngest Sept world of Mu’gulath Bay. Countless regiments of Guardsmen are thrown into the meat grinder as the Imperial commanders vow to reclaim the world from the Tau, and even deadlier assets wait in orbit.

Yet while the Imperium may believe it is they who will land the decisive strike, they have reckoned without the return of the exiled Commander Farsight – though considered a renegade by his people, he is the master of Mont’ka, the strategy of the killing blow.”

Inside the book you get…

  • Eleven new Formations for Codex: Tau Empire;
  • New Detachment and Farsight Enclaves Tactical objectives;
  • Eight Lords of War and ten Formations for Codex: Astra Militarum;
  • Full rules for the Officio Assassinorum Assassins, including the Execution Force Formation

It sounds like quite a fun new campaign and everyone who I have talked to about this has been enjoying the ongoing campaigns that Games Workshop have been putting together.

What will you be picking up for Warhammer 40,000?

"When I collected Tau I always loved the idea of Farsight and his more forward thinking and aggressive followers outfitted with blades and creepy Necron technology..."