May 31, 2015 by brennon
Games Workshop have put together not only a new pack Assault Space Marines for the Adeptus Astartes but also four new Upgrade Kits that allow you to add some pomp and ceremony to those Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Ultramarine and Space Wolves characters you want…
Angels Of Death
Fittingly the title of Angels of Death for the Space Marines applies most when you look at the Assault Squad. While I’m not a big fan of the Veteran Sergeant with his strange take on the chainsword I do think overall it was a much needed upgrade.
While it might not seem it I think the new kit has given the Assault Marines a new weightiness on the battlefield and they look chunkier and ready to do a lot of damage.
As I say I think the head for the Veteran Sergeant is awful (would just wear a helmet) and I can’t get behind the strange guard he has for the sword BUT it’s a nice kit on the larger bases.
The Assault Marines are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the treats for Space Marines and they also got their character upgrade packs with specific shoulder pads, weapon options, heads and more.
I think my favourite has to be the Space Wolves one, although they had a mountain of options to choose from already. Second has to be the Ultramarines with their very Roman looking weapons and helmets. I miss these on the old metal models they used to do!
We don’t mention price a whole lot but the actual cost of these kits isn’t actually that bad for what you get I don’t think (relatively anyway). For a die hard fan of one of these Chapters you’d most certainly want to pick one of these up.
Will you be upgrading?
"Fittingly the title of Angels of Death for the Space Marines applies most when you look at the Assault Squad..."