First Look At The Full Mark VI Horus Heresy Space Marine Kit!

April 8, 2022 by brennon

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Games Workshop is diving right into Warhammer: The Horus Heresy over the next month or so. With the new boxed set on the horizon, they started things off with a preview of the new multi-part plastic kit for the Mark VI Space Marine Tactical Squad.

Mark VI Tactical Squad Preview // Warhammer: The Horus Heresy

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From initial impressions, they sure do look good. A Space Marine is a Space Marine of course, but I think that the folks behind the designs here have managed to nail that Mark VI look. The Corvus Armour has always been iconic so it would make sense to see it return for this revamp of The Horus Heresy.

MKVI Tactical Squad #1 - Warhammer The Horus Heresy

MKVI Tactical Squad // Warhammer: The Horus Heresy

The new plastic kit takes cues from the old RTB01 box (which is as old as I am) but the new range is much more posable and customisable (of course). This is making me think that this set is going to be a lot more like the Firstborn Space Marine kits compared to the new Primaris designs.

MKVI Tactical Squad #2 - Warhammer The Horus Heresy

MKVI Tactical Squad // Warhammer: The Horus Heresy

The miniatures come with your standard Boltgun loadout but you can also strap bloomin' big bayonets to the end as well as chainblades. The sergeant of the squad is going to be able to rock a power sword, power fist or lightning claw alongside their old-school plasma pistol.

The kit also comes with options for additional wargear. You can wave your vexilla from your backpack, use a nuncio-vox or maybe keep an eye out for enemies with an augury scanner. Each Space Marine can also use meltabombs alongside frag and krak grenades.

Sons Of Horus Close-Up - Warhammer The Horus Heresy

Sons Of Horus Close-Up // Warhammer: The Horus Heresy

We're still yet to see what these Space Marines look like when compared to some of the older Heresy plastic kits. They feel bigger, especially after getting a look at those larger bases. Could we be seeing Primaris-sized Horus Heresy Space Marines?

Sons Of Horus Close-Up Alt - Warhammer The Horus Heresy

Sons Of Horus Close-Up // Warhammer The Horus Heresy

I hope they are more comparable to the older Heresy sets we got in previous boxed games. I like the idea of mixing and matching with those armour sets to create the likes of Blackshields. If you were wondering how these might look not painted up like the Sons Of Horus, Games Workshop also showed off a few more schemes.

Legion Schemes - Warhammer The Horus Heresy

Legion Schemes // Warhammer: The Horus Heresy

It's worth pointing out that if you're not into your Space Marines, there are also loads of other options for both the forces of Chaos, the Imperium and various fringe factions within The Horus Heresy. Arbitorian from YouTube did a great video yesterday talking about just that.

EVERY HORUS HERESY FACTION In Fifteen Minutes | Heresy 101

It's yet to be revealed how many of the additional Heresy factions are going to be updated with plastic kits. I would imagine not many. But, there are plenty of options for The Horus Heresy beyond just playing as Loyalists and Traitors.

Are you liking the look of these new Space Marines?

"The miniatures come with your standard Boltgun loadout but you can also strap bloomin' big bayonets to the end as well as chainblades..."

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