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New Primaris Space Marine Release Analysis (And Why they're familiar)

There's not much I can add to what I've mentioned before with the new releases. They look amazing, but with the caveat I think you'll be able to pick up at the end of the post.

Here's the new releases, going on pre-order sometime next week.

Primaris Chaplain



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Image taken from Warhammer Community
Looks great, and does the usual Chaplain trick of re-rolling To-Hits in the combat phase. He has a Stregnth 5 AP-1 pistol, presumably to make commissars jealous. But I think he looked better when he had pointy ears:

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Harlequins!
That's a bit unfair really. Harlequins certainly don't have the monopoly on trench coats and hoods. They just have a similar aesthetic.

Primaris Apothecary


space marine primaris chaplain apothecary redemptor dreadnought repulsor tank
Image taken from Warhammer Community
The apothecary is the same as the vanilla one you'd find in the Index, just with an extra wound. It has the same special rule, which allows you to heal allies, or even bring them back from the dead. He has a cool gun which punches holes in power armour to extract gene-seed, and they can use it on the enemy too (training video is No Country For Old Men).

And it would be easy for me to simply say it's a doctor version of a Techmarine, but I found a pointy eared version:

space marine primaris chaplain apothecary redemptor dreadnought repulsor tank
Taken from Games Workshop's webstore


Redemptor Dreadnought


I've spoken about this before, along with the gun profiles from the Warhammer Twitch stream, but here are the pictures again.

space marine primaris chaplain apothecary redemptor dreadnought repulsor tank
Image taken from Warhammer Community 
space marine primaris chaplain apothecary redemptor dreadnought repulsor tank
Image taken from Warhammer Community


Suffice to say, I think it's basically an Imperial version of this guy:

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Unpainted... bad teacher.


The stats are similar, the real difference being armour save, BS and the fact the Riptide can fly.

Repulsor Battle Tank




space marine primaris chaplain apothecary redemptor dreadnought repulsor tank
Image taken from Warhammer Community

space marine primaris chaplain apothecary redemptor dreadnought repulsor tank
Image taken from Warhammer Community
Another one I've spoken about already, but we don't have any more rules for it yet, beyond us being told on the Twitch stream it's meant to "crush the ground beneath it" rather than float gracefully like Eldar tanks.

It's got a hull mounted weapon, with a turret mounted one on top. It can carry 10 Primaris Marines (confirmed), and is a skimmer.

That's weird, I wonder why they felt the need to mention it's different from Eldar tanks.

space marine primaris chaplain apothecary redemptor dreadnought repulsor tank
Taken from Games Workshop's webstore
Oh...

Okay, I'm not saying Games Workshop has ripped off a bunch of designs from themselves, and stuck a Space Marine aesthetic on them... I'm suggesting that Belisarius Cawl is a traitorous Xenos lover and is polluting holy Imperial technology with dirty Xenos heresies.

Until next time!


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  1. Well at least there are also Reapers and Firebats now. So not everything is from GW :).

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    1. Hah, didn't think about the Firebats! Thanks for commenting :)

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