New 40K Astra Militarum Codex, Regiment Ideas + Death Guard Reinforcements

September 26, 2017 by brennon

Games Workshop has shown off what's coming this Saturday in the form of a bundle of new pre-orders for both the Astra Militarum and the Death Guard of Warhammer 40,000. We'll kick off with the backbone of the Imperium.

Astra Militarum Codex

The new Codex will bring in rules and updates for your Guardsmen on the tabletop as well as more fleshed out sections on the forces of Armageddon, Tallarn, Valhalla, Vostroya, Mordian and the Militarum Tempestus. You can expect new Warlord Traits, Stratagems and more.

You will also find some interesting bits of information on lesser-known Regiments within the Astra Militarum as well as advice on converting soldiers like these fellows.

Preview #1

The Savlar Chem-Dogs is one of the Regiments that I do know about, but it's nice to see them looking towards creating them as a more fleshed out faction in the background and showing off that there's much more beyond the standard look of the Cadian soldier.

Preview #2

Preview #3

As you can see they appear to have raided the bitz box for these Regiments taking from the Freeguild of Age Of Sigmar and the Adeptus Mechanicus of Warhammer 40,000 too which is cool. I look forward to seeing what other Regiments people come up with as well.

New Terrain Set

A new terrain set is also on the way for your Astra Militarum soldiers with Moon Base Klaisus.

Moon Base Klaisus

Made up using a selection of modular card tiles you can build up a 6x4 board for you to play your games on. It also comes with a selection of push-fit ruins which you can drop onto the tabletop as well. An interesting solution to the subject of storage and building a tabletop.

Death Guard

The Imperium isn't the only faction getting some new goodies this weekend as the Death Guard also get some more reinforcements. This starts with the Tallyman...


...and the Plague Surgeon. Surely the job of the Plague Surgeon is simply to make sure that you're infected enough. I guess they don't have to worry about keeping their instruments clean if the end result is making sure that you're as foetid as possible right?

Plague Surgeon

In addition to the new character packs, we also have a rather large vehicle on the way in the shape of the Plagueburst Crawler here. Part construction vehicle in feel and part rolling mortar this looks like an interesting adaptation of the Vindicator from the Space Marine collection.

Plagueburst Crawler

There is also an update on the Bloat Drone with a new plastic kit which comes with more of its weapon options for you to have fun with.

Bloat Drone

As we know, Justin is a big fan of this particular vehicle and now he will have a chance to drop more of them into his games of Warhammer 40,000. That spinning blade of death seems like a good way to mow your way through a unit of Astra Militarum soldiers.

What will you be picking up this week?

"I look forward to seeing what other Regiments people come up with as well..."

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