A Gaunt’s Ghosts Collection & New Options For Warhammer 40K

June 7, 2021 by brennon

Games Workshop has been showing off the new pre-orders coming up this weekend for Warhammer 40,000. Gaunt's Ghosts feature heavily with a new set of miniatures showing off Ibram Gaunt and five of the most famous Ghosts.

Gaunts Ghosts - Warhammer 40K

Gaunt's Ghosts // Warhammer 40,000

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This has been designed as a bit of a collector's set but they do have rules for use in Warhammer 40,000 which is neat. More is going to be divulged on that throughout the rest of the week in the run-up to pre-orders going live.

I think the new plastic sculpts are looking great and there is plenty of character burned into each of the miniatures. I know they will have rules for using them in Warhammer 40,000 but I think it would be neat to see more people dropping them into the likes of Kill Team. I feel like that's where they would be at their best!

New Books

As well as the new miniatures, you'll also find a bunch of additional content for Gaunt's Ghosts fans. The first is The Vincula Insurgency.

The Vincula Insurgency - Warhammer 40K

The Vincula Insurgency // Warhammer 40,000

This is a new story set during the early years of the Ghosts. The team head to a ruined border town where they find that something mysterious and alien is stalking them through the streets. There are plenty of dark secrets to uncover that informed the lives of the Ghosts for many years.

You've also got quite the coffee table book in the form of The Sabbat Crusade set.

The Sabbat World Crusade - Warhammer 40K

The Sabbat World Crusade // Warhammer 40,000

This is a book packed with all manner of lore and background information. It comes in that big ol' collection with commemorative coins, art pieces and a very nice looking book. Whilst this is one of the limited edition sets, it will be available as a print-on-demand version later on down the line. Alas, it won't come with the fancy stuff!

A new Sabbat War anthology is also going to become available this weekend too. So, if you're looking to get lots and lots of Gaunt's Ghosts goodies then this would very much be the weekend to store up your hobby gold.

New Astra Militarum Bitz

The Cadian Shock Troops are getting themselves an upgrade sprue which will be dropped into their plastic kit. If you've wanted more options then you'll have both heads and weapons to tinker with from now on!

Astra Militarum Heads - Warhammer 40K

Astra Militarum Heads // Warhammer 40,000

There are twenty-five different heads, to begin with. All of them give you an assortment of bare-headed and helmeted options for your Astra Militarum force.  I do like that we're seeing the vast array of different peoples that would have been drafted in to fight for The Emperor and The Imperium Of Man. Finally, a bunch of female heads too!

As well as the heads, your team will also be able to add in some new weapons including Bolters, Melta-Guns, Plasma Pistols and more.

Astra Militarum Weapons - Warhammer 40K

Astra Militarum Weapons // Warhammer 40,000

Suddenly, your squad of Guardsmen are going to be able to actually hold their own a little bit more easily. I do wonder how easy it would be to convert these Cadian Shock Troops so that these bits could be used for any other regiment that isn't Cadia? Maybe they'd fit the old Catachan set?

Here is a look at how these new options come together when assembled and painted.

Astra Militarum Examples - Warhammer 40K

Astra Militarum Examples // Warhammer 40,000

Looks like it's a good time to be an Astra Militarum fan. I reckon that a lot of folks are going to be snapping up Gaunt's Ghosts in particular. Do you intend to pick up the Ghosts by themselves just to use as a little painting project?

Pick up these new miniatures this weekend!

"Do you intend to pick up the Ghosts by themselves just to use as a little painting project?"

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