Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Rumour Watch: MUST READ! Space Marine Round Up + Even more stuff

Must read this........More rumours just keep piling in as more people "see" the new models. I decided to make a round up post plus some more new stuff.

There is A LOT of information on this page. Some of it contradicts each other. I will leave it up to you guys to decipher what you think is credible and what is complete nonsense. All sources are underlined above their respective posts. 

Natfka also just posted his confirmation:

Firstly, here is some new stuff (even from today's earlier posts):


Ok. Some info from the White Dwarf. Not much, no images because I've promised and the forum rules.
No PM with requests please - soon it will leak somewhere anyway.

Black Templars are back in the Codex SM, but seem to keep everything - Crusader squad is there, Neophytes too, Emperor's Champion as well.
Don't know about the vows, though.

The codex is MASSIVE- 176 pages, so almost twice as big as other books in this edition. Slightly more expensive, but seems like a good deal. Still FW books are cheaper (per page), but this book might be like the most flexible SM codex ever considering it covers the BT within its core rules (traits? Most likely).

Veteran boxes - Vanguards and Sternguards are separate boxes. Sternguards are a bit cheaper.

Both have massive number of heads, with helmeted and unhelmeted options.

Tactical isn't too expensive for so many new options including two of the new grav weapons.
Sadly, it seems there is only one Mk VIII Errant chestplate, but maybe I'll find more later.

Hunter/Stalker is a combi-set covering two AA tanks with different weapons.

Centurions are big and expensive, in a set of three - about the Land Raider price, but seem to come on 60 mm bases so like SM bigger (more options) KillaKans.



New Combo-box builds Tactical OR Sternguard
5 man box on 3 sprues, similar to the Blood Angels kits.

Shooting Weapons
6 heavy weapons (HB, HF, ML, PC, LC, MM)
2 flamers
2 hand flamers
2 plasmaguns
2 meltaguns
bolt pistols
? grav guns
grav rifle
plasma pistol
3 combi bolter bases
3 combi-plasma add-on bits
3 combi-melta add-on bits
3 combi-flamer add-on bits
3 storm bolters

Marine Bodies
5 Legs
7 Torsos
12 Heads
5 Backpacks
18 Pauldrons

Assault Weapons
Power sword
Power fist
Power maul
Lightning claw

Back banner
Many purity seals and other thematic bits 


Via Roly on BOLS:

Saw the new models last night, very nice. New chaplain, new Libby, the AA rhino, and those two new marine+ models. Very nice. V guard, not that interesting.single pose Libby is a stunner with its little cherub

The new marine+ models look like fat tech marines with actual dreadnought feet, heavy bolter/las cannon sling under the arms a la marneus, and either hurricane bolters on each side of the chest or missiles. Armour playing like a col Rhodes style war machine almost. The grav gun looks like something out of halo. The new chaplain is reminiscent of the old blood Angela chaplain, but with blowy scrolls like the apostle. The librarian standing on a rock is a stunner, the cherub thingies will be removing. The six barrelled auto cannon rhino looks bulkier too, with ground stabilisers looks solid. From the picture I'd say it will 99% have split fire. Each set of three has a separate turret. Different front end too.  


 via Endobai on Warseer:

There is definetely more archaic armour pieces in the Tactical set.

I've noticed Mk VI legs as before and Mk V Heresy chest plates. Maybe even for Mk VI Corvus, but the angle doesn't allow to confirm that.
Looks like there is a Mk IV Maximus helmet and Mk IV legs (!).


One Mk IV bionic helmet (and the rest of the armour seems like Maximus too).
Corvus armour legs and helmet for sure. The chest is as always a problem.
The pissed off Marine with beard head is really great.


Mk IV, Mk VI helmets and legs. The mohawk head looks great.  


via40k Radio Facebook Page:


UPDATE: Comes with a grav weapon option. I've seen a picture of the back and it is a suit that a power armor marine wears.

UPDATE: Chaplain comes with helmetless option that has a bionic eye option.

UPDATE There’s another cannon option that looks similar to the epic version. It’s a heavy cannon option, possibly shoots missiles.

UPDATE: They have options for beaky, relic blades, and a bareheaded marine w/ mohawk! The Vanguard Vets are more action oriented, think of the Blood Angels Death Company sprue.


Sternguard plastics:
These models look pissed off, GW really captured the old grizzled look. Sternguard have a marine with bald head w/ beard and another mohawk head! The bolters also have the drum magazines. I have seen the following combi-weapons flamer, melta, and plasma. GW did an amazing job on this kit, I'm super pumped for this kit.

Tactical Marines:
The Armor has been updated will small studs, purity seals, and some new leg poses. These will mix really well with the current tactical squad. Missile launch backpack in the new tactical squad matches the devastator one with robo arm. There is a new arm set that has a marine loading a magazine into his bolter.

All Marine models have been painting in the following chapters: Crimson Fist, Iron Hands, and Ultramarines.  


Via protomane0 on DakkaDakka:

please note, this a literal copypasta off of facebook, apparently an american 40k podcast "40kradio" is responsible for this, so all credit goesto them, and the hapless soul i copied this off of (hes a friend, im sure he wont mind =p

The guys are a heavy support choice. They're a marine cased in heavy armor with powerfist with lascannons under slung on one pic and heavy bolters on the other. Think of a heavier terminator armor that a marine straps into. I think this is where Chaos Oblits came from. They look to be on 40mm and I'm really starting to dig these models.

Plastic Chaplain:
Like other plastic HQ's that have come out. He is armed with a Crozius and bolt pistol. He has ornate armor and he is in a dynamic pose.

Plastic Librarian:
Same as above regarding previous HQ releases. He is helmetless and he's armed with a staff. He also has a wicked cherub flying off his pack pack. I really like this model.

The Hunter:
I believe this will be anti-air rhino. Its a cross between Vindicator Heavy Armor and a whirlwind style weapon mounted on the back. It comes with two cannons that have three barrels.

Vanguard Plastic:
I saw two separate pics one armed with TH/SS and one with a pair of Lighting claws, finally. Same Marine bodies just with some new iconography to freshen up the models. 


Via Natfka / Faeit212: (Most reliable in my view).

via anonymous sources
Space Marine Codex
176 pages!!!!! $58
by Robin Cruddace
Cover pic is a close up Ultra Marine pointing forward into battle

War Zone: Damnos
by Phil Kelly
68pages $33

Space Marine Stalker/Hunter
The three barreled Stalker and the Single large barreled Hunter

Space Marine Reclusiam Command Squad
Includes Razorback 5 man command squad and a space marine chaplin

Space Marine Captain
1 model $30

Space Marine Librarian
1 model $30

Space Marine Strikeforce
39 models $220

Space Marine Centurion Devastator/ Assault Squad
3 models $78

Space Marine Tactical Squad
10 models $40

Space Marine Sternguard
5 models $50

Space Marine Vanguard
5 models $40

"I dont see anything about multiple heads on the librarian yet. There is a an optional head for the captain."

WOW. A lot of information to take in. Some of it is contradictory but overall they seem to all be following a similar theme: Space Marines are freaking AWESOME!

I'll leave it up to you guys to decide how much salt you want to pour onto this but I'm looking forward to the release and I'm a Xenos player!

Get some!


  1. The combo sternguard/ tactical box is fake according to faeit release listing.

  2. It annoys me that people are still saying that the Templars are getting rolled into the SM codex when the GW crew stated that they are not removing any codexs from the line up... Also, Centurians being Land Raider price is nuts, $75 us retail, but I've discounted that entire first rumor.

    As for the inevitable "But Templars don't have their own section on the GW site.." Neither did Dark Angels till their release. And they were rumor to hell and back about being rolled into the SM codex.

    1. I thought no one was going to say that... I thought I was the last BT player of the world that have faith

    2. I hope for the sake of BT players that you're correct. It would be a shame to lose a codex from the system.

    3. thanks man!
      I really need some support, all the people seems like they want to destroy all BT's hopes!

    4. I'm a Dark Angel player, but I've long loved the Templars, awesome lore. Just need an update before they become my main allies.

    5. Hi!
      I think could be interesting to use a BT+DA army. It will be like The Crusade of the Ophidium Gulf... but without a DA's treachery... ¬¬

      I'm going to complete a Crimson Fists army (Declates Crusade), maybe a DA army (Ophidium Gulf) and in a far future a Celestial Lions (Armageddon)


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