New Tanks, Codexes & Sneak Peeks For Warhammer 40,000

July 27, 2020 by brennon

Games Workshop celebrated the launch of Warhammer 40,000: Indomitus and the New Edition of their iconic tabletop game with a preview of what's coming soon for fans of the grimdark future and its wargaming miniatures. We start with a peek at the new Codexes for the Necrons and Space Marines.

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Codex Necrons & Space Marines // Warhammer 40K

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These new Codexes look like they are rather thick offerings which purport to be packed with up-to-date lore as well as all of the statistics and extra stuff you need to play games with your new armies. This is all meant to be designed to be easily referenced during gameplay so hopefully, there won't be a lot of book flicking involved!

White Scars, Imperial Fists, Iron Hands, Ultramarines, Salamanders, Raven Guard and Black Templars (with Psychic Awakening) players can still use their existing expansions alongside this book which is good to know whilst fans of Dark Angels, Space Wolves, Blood Angels and the Deathwatch are going to get their own Codexes in the near future. You'll, of course, find info for these Chapters in this book but they will be expanded on in the future with tailormade entries.

Codex Necrons will then expand upon this ancient threat to the galaxy with all of their new options. Maybe you'll find some interesting ways to work your own Dynasty into the lore of Warhammer 40,000 and tell their story on the tabletop?

New Warhammer 40K Gladiator - Are You Not Entertained?

In terms of new miniature previews, the first of them from the weekend was for the Primaris replacement for the Predator. The Gladiator and its various interpretations are based on the Impulsor chassis but with different armaments depending on the kind of foe you're going up against.

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Gladiator Lancer // Warhammer 40K

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Gladiator Reaper // Warhammer 40K

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Gladiator Valiant // Warhammer 40K

Three variants of this tank are available (seen above) and they allow you to either make a seriously deadly infantry killer or a tank hunter if you so desire. I am still not a fan of the anti-gravity technology that the Space Marines are now using but I like the general look of the Gladiator. I still think that nothing beats the classic look of the Predator though and it will be hard to replace them in many armies I reckon.

Still, it makes sense that we're getting more Primaris-focused releases to help flesh out the armies of those who don't want to play with the older generation of Space Marines.

New Warhammer 40K Necron Monolith

As well as the Space Marines getting an updated take on a classic vehicle, the Necrons have also got a new Monolith to deploy onto the battlefield.

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Necron Monolith // Warhammer 40K

This floating fortress has been made bigger, badder and a deadlier. It looks the part too with its weathered exterior and glowing interior both on show. You've also got those crackling gates filled with energy and Necrons stepping forth to do battle where they are most needed. I absolutely love that for the cinematic look and I think it would be great to see these used in dioramas as well as battles.

It has never been more fun to teleport your Necrons around the battlefield and bring doom to your fleshy enemies.

Upcoming Warhammer 40K Miniature Preview

The Space Marines and Necrons are getting some updates very soon but the folks at Games Workshop also took a peek into the not too distant future as well. See if you can tell what miniatures they showed off here...

New Warhammer 40K Miniatures Coming Soon

We spied something Nurgle, a bit of Dark Eldar (Drukhari), Adeptus Mechanics, Adepta Sororitas and also an Ork! I really hope that we're going to be seeing a properly updated kit for the Orks to use in Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition as they are sorely in need of a badass upgrade.

One of the new miniatures was then revealed in full, the Battle Sister Palatine.

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Adepta Sororitas Palatine // Warhammer 40K

This lady is a battlefield commander who works under the tutelage of a Canoness and helps coordinate your forces movements. She seems like a good option for those who want to get more characters into their army at a lower points cost.

So, what do you make of the new previews by Games Workshop for Warhammer 40,000? Are you impressed?

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