BREAKING NEWS: New Space Marine Reivers Revealed!

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I was on the fence about Primaris Space Marines. I felt the Intercessors looked good, but somewhat dull. I thought the Inceptors looked like flying nuns with wimples flying out the back.

Reivers... I think I could happily build an army around these guys. Or maybe even an entire army out of them

I'm actually going to hold fire on a full rules analysis. Judging from the new equipment reveals, I think these are going to be one of the best units in the Space Marine arsenal. I want to give them a proper going over... with maths!

What we have revealed today:

Grav Chutes
Having pinched an idea from the Grey Knights, the above Reiver has added some bits to his power pack which allow him to fly... ish. We don't know what these do beyond giving new deployment options, but it's hardly a stretch to assume this is some kind of deep strike wargear.

Grappling Hooks Hard to say what these will do, but they'll either allow the Reivers to ignore terrain, or they'll do the cool Khar…

House Football

Just a little thought today, as I get ready for my school house's Christmas dinner.


For those who don't know, here in the UK we have a grand tradition of School Houses. These are pastoral organisations within the school that deal with the softer side of education; looking after emotional well-being and what you'd probably call school spirit.


Each student will be placed in a House, usually in the same as their siblings if they have any. This will be a tutor group thing, with Houses having their own assemblies, sports teams and maybe even social events. In a boarding school, Houses are literal houses where students live. The housemaster is essentially the daddy/mummy to the student during term, and is the responsible adult for them.


If any of you are thinking, "This sounds like Harry Potter..." then yes. You are correct. But are you surprised? J.K. Rowling didn't invent the system herself you know.


For the record, we have four houses in my school too. I like to think of my house as Ravenclaw.


Houses will tend to compete with each other, and winning the House rugby match is often more important than beating another school.


So, with that in mind, I'm going to remind you of this picture I posted a week or two ago:


Hufflepuff Humans getting pounded flat by Slytherin Orks


Can you see where I'm going with this?


Too often the non-sporty kids get side-lined and marginalised. For the Ravenclaw type house with a bunch of smart alecs and light on the Harry Potter meat heads, this can be downright terrible in terms of their prospects for winning the House Cup at the end of the year.


I'm always looking for new school territory to conquer and bend to the will of table top dice. Think I have a new area to expand into.


Always remember:


Don't build walls. Break them.




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