A facebook QA
I caught info about it on
Warhammer TV Q&A session from May 18th - =][= 8th EDITION DISCUSSION =][= - The Bolter and Chainsword
Important bits already:
Few immediate takeaways: Primaris Marines can be taken by all Chapters, and can be raised through traditional recruitment methods rather than being vat-bred. More interestingly, it is possible to update an existing Marine to become Primaris (this suggests, IMO, eventual upgrade of all Marines into Primaris over time).
What is a primaris space marine?
new generation of space marines. Blended primarch, custodes, and space marine geneseed. Bigger more powerful, but more specialized when compared to tactical squads. The entire primaris squad is all trained in the weapons.
New Primaris Marine Chapters! + they will be other existing Space Marine Chapters. Even existing Space Marines can be adapted and made into Primaris Space Marines.
What is Mark X Armor and what happened to Mark VIIII?
Mark X of Armor is new but didnt give a lot of information about it.
Mark VIIII is a mystery.
"Primaris Marines are more resistant to chaos."
Can Primaris Marines be corrupted to Chaos...?
Who knows, we will have to wait and see.
Will we see more Primarchs?
A cowled one may be on its way soon!!!!!!!
So there may be more on the way.
So this solves several fluff issues quite elegantly, and will likely lead to the reissuing of a lot of characters primaris-ed. And Im pretty sure that Fabius Bile will be TWITCHING to get a hold of this new toy.
The primarch is most certainly Mortarion with the Death Guard poised to burst into realspace like an overripe zit.