NewHammer 40,000: Primaris Space Marines

The following comes from the Warhammer-community page.

Let’s talk Primaris Space Marines.

By now, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock on the far side on Luna, you’ve probably seen the awesome contents of the upcoming Dark Imperium box.

We’ve already seen the stats for the Intercessors, but they are just one of the new units. Today we take a look at a couple more.

Let’s start with the leader, the Captain in Gravis armour.

Space Marine Captains should be amongst the most feared warriors in the galaxy, but a lot of the time today, they are looked down on compared to other characters that can bring more utility to an army.

Not anymore!

Every Space Marines army is going to want one of these guys at its head. Like all the Space Marines’ greatest commanders, he’s great at combat in all forms, hitting up close and at range on a 2+. That Gravis armour brings some benefits too. While lacking some of the impenetrable defence against small arms fire that Terminator armour brings, it makes up for that with an increased Toughness, meaning even heavy weaponry will struggle to bring him down easily. He has 6 Wounds, which is pretty solid too, though Characters generally have more Wounds in the new Warhammer 40,000 – even a lascannon will be lucky to kill him in a single shot.

Maybe the main reason you bring this guy though is for the re-roll to hit he provides to those nearby. This ability is awesome on things like Tactical and Intercessor Squads, even better on Devastator Squads, and on plasma-toting Hellblasters? Well, we’ll just let you work that one out….

Next up, the Inceptor Squad, These guys are the Primaris Space Marines’ answer to a lot of things: they combine the speed of Assault Squads, the durability of units like Bikes and the ability to drop in from space mid-battle, AND they pack a fair combat punch as they make a charge. Oh, and those guns are basically hand held heavy bolters (albeit, with a much reduced range). We expect to see these guys in a lot of Space Marines armies very soon.

That’s just two of the new units in the Dark Imperium box.

We’re off to Warhammer Fest this weekend, so stay tuned for all the latest news about the new Warhammer 40,000 coming from the Richo Arena in Coventry.

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10 Responses to “NewHammer 40,000: Primaris Space Marines”

  1. Cephalobeard May 28, 2017 5:17 am
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    I really love these models. Excited to hear more people’s opinions on them.

    • David Hayden May 28, 2017 12:43 pm
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      I think they look awesome. I might even get a few. But I’m tired of hearing about them already. #burnout I wish GW would space out the info about them more, since I’d like to hear about all the factions, even the ones I don’t play.

      • Cephalobeard May 28, 2017 3:32 pm
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        I think im somehow the opposite. I want to know more!

        I’m getting at least two starter sets and at this rate two or three dreads to go along with them!

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 29, 2017 3:11 am
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      I love them, personally. They look accurate.

  2. Drachnyen May 28, 2017 5:51 am
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    With all the new confirmed stuff coming for Primaris Marines (troops, dreadnought, transport/vehicles), I am having a hard time to imagine legacy SM getting anything new. GW will be pushing their new line… and in all fairness they are a model Company, they need to renew their catalog. With simplified rules, they will most likely aim at acquiring new players, and these new players will most likely be drawn to the new primaris models.

    • AngryPanda May 28, 2017 9:53 am
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      Legacy Marines are done. Not sure how long that will take to sink in with people.

      • Ty May 28, 2017 10:18 am
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        I just wish I could have all the old stuff in primaris already lol

        • AngryPanda May 28, 2017 11:58 am
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          They do look spiffy. And having them be as big as they are described in every bit of fluff is kind of about time.

    • Ytook May 28, 2017 10:19 am
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      They’ve said there’s releases coming for non Primaris marines at Warhammer Fest, I’d guess it’s going to slow down a lot but GW dropping support for original marines is pretty silly.

  3. Dakkath May 28, 2017 11:33 am
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    So it looks like master crafted now bumps up the damage profile of a weapon instead of rerolling 1s.