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The fact there are two hq blokes on a single sprue leads me to believe this will be a campaign style set rather than a full range.
Makes sense. If so it'll be interesting to see what the other force in the box is.

Looks like a termie captain, a power armoured chappie, and a mkIV tactical squad with all the options, except a anything volkite. Maybe they are keeping all the weapons options to ones valid for both 30k and 40k.

I can see a few Red Scorpion armies cropping up in the near future.
 

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Awesome. . . Wonder what it costs?
 

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Well, said I wouldn't believe it until I saw photos and there they are. Still think it's probably a limited run stand alone box set thing though.
 

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Makes sense. If so it'll be interesting to see what the other force in the box is.
If it's Heresy then likely the box will just contain two sets of the same Legion Space Marines sprues, so that you have two separate forces that you can paint up as whatever Loyalist and Traitor Legions you wany. The transfers will have all 18 Legions and they'll provide the unique symbols.


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I does feel like this will be a limited production run and not a general release.
 

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If it's Heresy then likely the box will just contain two sets of the same Legion Space Marines sprues, so that you have two separate forces that you can paint up as whatever Loyalist and Traitor Legions you wany. The transfers will have all 18 Legions and they'll provide the unique symbols.


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That's what I have read elsewhere.
 

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Fucking hell, they actually went and did it...
 

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Wowser,

one thing that does strike me is the backpacks are clearly from the later marks of armour though.......
curiouser and curiouser.......
 

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Wowser,

one thing that does strike me is the backpacks are clearly from the later marks of armour though.......
curiouser and curiouser.......
nope, they are mk4 back packs exactly the same as the mk4 packs forgeworld produces.
if im honest as nice as this is to see it, does look as they have very much cut and pasted these from the FW mk4 sculpts, not that is an issue, just seems a bit lazy. I genuinely dont know why they didnt do this right from the off, as for a limited release, maybe, but i could see the mk4 tactical sprue getting a full release on its own, the sprue with the two boss men maybe not, but in all honesty the tactical sprue is likely to replace the FW version anyway so i can see it carrying on in a non limited capacity, hell its a license to print money. I could see more stuff moving to plastic if this does well too, they may as well crack out mk5 and 6 versions of the same while they are at it, plus they should do a frigging mk8 tactical sprue off the back of this because it would sell better than anything else ever.

just a minor gripe though, a tactical squad sprue from 10000 years before the game setting gets made and yet i cant get a single alternative head on my eldar jet bike sprue? what the actual fuck???

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If it's Heresy then likely the box will just contain two sets of the same Legion Space Marines sprues, so that you have two separate forces that you can paint up as whatever Loyalist and Traitor Legions you wany. The transfers will have all 18 Legions and they'll provide the unique symbols.
Considering just how few suits of mkIV armour were in service at the start of the Heresy, especially amongst the loyalists, I was hoping one of the earlier marks might have got a sprue as well. We've seen mkIV stuff in boxes like the BA tac squad, so this isn't exactly new, as such. A plastic sprue of mkIII would offset these nicely.
 

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A plastic sprue of mkIII would offset these nicely.
Yeah, Mark III is definitely my favorite.

If I understand the logistics of production in plastic correctly they preclude limited edition plastic releases. The mold cutting process is too expensive.

The only time I know of where it might have made sense is is the limited edition chaplain in the boxed game because that was an incentive for players to buy a much larger set.
 

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Yeah, Mark III is definitely my favorite.

If I understand the logistics of production in plastic correctly they preclude limited edition plastic releases. The mold cutting process is too expensive.

The only time I know of where it might have made sense is is the limited edition chaplain in the boxed game because that was an incentive for players to buy a much larger set.
they have produce quite a few limited edition plastic characters so far, that chaplain was just the first of them.



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they have produce quite a few limited edition plastic characters so far, that chaplain was just the first of them.
I defer to your expertise. I guess they either found a way to make the costs work or related promotions offset the cost.

Hmm, now that you mention it I recall limited edition space marine captains but you had to order other stuff first.
 
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