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Monstrous Master Moulder

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Preorders for the limited edition are up


Release confirmed for Sept 1

Additional images Aug 17

better cult image

Warseer has some images

From Warseer user chaosspring000 (link)

Bloodwin wrote:
I went into my local GW store to pick up a copy of the Dark Vengance boxed set today and they had a few extra goodies for sale. There's a Dark Angels beanie hat with a peak and wrist bands for Dark Angels and Chaos. The hat was £5 and the wrist bands were £2 each.

Beasts of War have just released some more details about the 6th edition box set, including some updated contents:


Looks like Chaos is in for some new units, and looking like an early 6th edition Codex. Yay!

So the word has been out for some time that the new Warhammer 40K starter box, replacing Assault on Black Reach, will (or is that should) contain Dark Angels and Chaos Marines… but is that really true… and if it is, what will you get?

Well, you might feel better to know there are still some insiders in the Stalinist like regime that is GW who want the fans to be excited and those plucky rebels have braved the wrath of the mighty Empire to bring you some solid information on the contents of the new box… information that bodes very well for those interested, not only in starting 40K, but those with existing collections too!

So here we go… and remember… many Bothan spies lost their lives bringing you this information!

Chaos Cultists are in!

That’s right all you Chaos players… I refused point blank to believe that GW would ever release Chaos Cultist, but they have. The Dark Vengeance boxed set (did I not mention the name previously?) will have 2 units of 10 Chaos Cultist models, one armed with auto-guns (with a shotgun & CC weapon for the leader and a Heavy Stubber support trooper) and one with auto-pistol & CC weapon (with 2 CC weapons for the leader and a Flamer support model).

The Chaos Cultist look like everything you’ve ever wanted for Chaos. They’re bound in rags, with metal half-masks and weapons that suit the cobbled-together, improvised look that you expect from the dregs of Chaos.

But that’s not all for those naughty Chaos worshippers; they’re getting a unit of 6 Chosen…elite Chaos Space Marines, armed with a variety of Power Weapons (a Maul on the Sergeant, a Power Fist, a Chain Axe and a set of Lightning Claws by the look of things). The remaining Chosen are armed with Boltguns, but this bodes well for the potential that these exemplars of Chaos might get some more customisable options in the upcoming new Chaos Marines codex.

To lead your forces, you have the obligatory Chaos Lord, armed with a Power Sword & Plasma Pistol. His pose is a bit static, but that is only in comparison to the much more animated Chosen.

Lastly… what would Chaos be without something big and menacing to bring to the table? Well… how about a brand new model… the Hellbrute!

The massive Hellbrute model comes equipped with a Multi-Melta & Power Fist. Suggesting that this isn’t a Dreadnought replacement, but is in fact a huge suit of specialist armour crewed by a Chaos Marine (or more likely a Champion). Actually, the model resembles a huge suit of Terminator Armour with lots of cool Chaos gribbly bits… I’m hoping for a Monstrous Creature that acts like the Dreadknight… what about all you Chaos fans? What would you like it to be?

But what about the Dark Angels?

They haven’t been left wanting and with a new codex (no doubt in their future) there is quite a bit to have a look at.

Firstly, they wouldn’t be Space Marines without the obligatory 10 man Tactical Squad. However, the Dark Angel Tactical-Squad has a twist… it’s got Plasma!

The ordinary Space Marine grunts come sporting a Boltgun, but the squad also has a Plasma Gunner and a Heavy Plasma Cannon model giving support… and just to round out the theme… a Plasma Pistol/Chainsword Sergeant.

Looks like that squad will be getting hot!

The Tactical Squad also has a mixture of poses, this time around. Some of the Bolter-totting Marines are holding their ubiquitous weapon at jaunty angles to make the squad look a bit more animated… and it works too… good job GW!

The Marine side wouldn’t be Space Marines without a smattering of Terminators… so you get a squad of 5 of them. It’s a pretty standard squad, with Stormbolter/Power Fist, with a Power Sword Sergeant. However, you do get an Assault Cannon and Chainfist option… and true to previous form… the models now come in a variety of more dynamic poses with the squad sergeant even sporting Wings but thankfully no nipple armour!

The last squad in the box is a unit of 3 Space Marine (or Ravenwing) Bikers, with Sergeant and one Biker sporting Bolt Pistol/Chainsword and the third Biker packing a Plasma Gun. The models look similar to previous Ravenwing Bikers (with that big wing banner on the back) and are probably the least inspiring out of the box.

But let’s not end on a low… let’s talk about the Dark Angel Triple Whammy… 3 Heroes!

The box will contain a Dark Angels Company Master (Balthasar)… resplendent with his erect Power Sword!

A Dark Angels Librarian… with a slightly less impressive looking Force Sword… and a limited edition Interrogator Chaplain, who’s Power Armour (including smoking exhaust details) and embellished robe might be the most ostentatious model in the box!

That’s all the models in the box… but what about the Rulebook?

I know many of you have been planning to buy the box (price TBC) in order to get your hands on the smaller rulebook. So rest easy… there will be one in the box.

There will also be templates and a new How to Play Dark Vengeance booklet, that allows you to jump right into the action.

So there you go all you 40K fans… that’s what you can expect very soon to help get your pals interested in your favourite game.

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Do we have a relative price we will be seeing for the box set, or if the rumors are true of being able to buy perhaps one force or the other rather than the whole thing?

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Must get that chaplain.
Still want that chaplain but also the terminators are great. I want all of the Dark angels in fact. The chaos I could go either way on.

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3200 points > 5400 points
2500 points 
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No price as of yet I don't think, could just be my imagination, but it's sounding like this models are going to be rather nicer than AOBR ones, and more of them.

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White Ninja wrote:Must get that chaplain.

Agreed. That box set may be worth getting just for that Chaplain...
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Very interesting indeed.....

Almost tempted to get this despite playing Tau!

Hellbrute sounds very interesting....

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winnertakesall wrote:No price as of yet I don't think, could just be my imagination, but it's sounding like this models are going to be rather nicer than AOBR ones, and more of them.

It sounds like a higher quality set. For me, the price will really reflect what GW sees this set as. A lower price means they want beginners to buy it. A higher price means that they may not be as interested in selling it to beginners and are rather just appealing to their current customer base.

Regardless, so long as the set is below 150USD, I'd consider that a decent pick up. Any more and then my various split personalities (the GW Fanboy especially) would have a death match to see if I purchase it.

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Hmm. Everything sounds rather good... apart from this 'Hellbrute' nonsense. What's wrong with Dreadnoughts, GW?

In passing I should also note that I hope that everybody who insisted the box would be Eldar versus Hrud or some such rubbish feels suitably ashamed.

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Well, I'm hoping this means that GW is moving away from the LIEK NORMAL MAHREENS, BUT SPIKEH thing they've had going for a while, with pretty much the same gear and tech, after all, the Dark Mechanicus is supposed to have been at work, some new stuff I think makes CSM more unique.

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I'm interested in seeing the Hell Brute, if it is beefed up terminator armour that can only be a good thing.

Cultists are sounding likes lots of fun.

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Oh, and are we to presume the "limited edition" Chaplain is the extra content for the purported special edition? (Unless that was debunked, I haven't been paying this my full attention.)

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Oh man, those cultists are going to make it hard not to start a chaos army. I'll probably have to use all my willpower to avoid buying that starter set.

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Where are the photos or press release?

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They said "erect powersword"....hehe

But seriously it's good to have more solid data on the equipment loadouts and about the hellbrute. The rest was pretty much out there already. I'm looking forward to this boxset.

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It all sounds good to me, minus the Hellbrute and the appearance that Chaos would get trashed in a straight-up fight between the two forces...

The Cultists and Terminators in particular sound good though.

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Of all of the stuff listed, I am most excited about the cultists. Hopefully the loyalist marines will keep the DA imagry to a minimum (like the AoBR ones didn't have many Ultra markings).

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This box set should be good. About time the Chaos Marines got some variety and weren't just spiky marines. This should be interesting just for that. Anything else will be a bonus.

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If it's +/- $100 US, I'm buying one. Perhaps I'll split two of these with two friends and take the chaos stuff. I'm up to my ears in Space Marines.

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If you don't mind going to town with spikes and/or green stuff or if you are doing an undivided army then you could convert the Space Marine stuff.

That mean looking chaplain could be one of those new Dark Apostles. Just as a way of getting more out of the box for chaos players.

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Just got back from camping, not read this yet but saw the title and started shaking. HEHEHEHEEEEE

Edit: Juicy juicy details are making me full.

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Cultists sound fun, as does the Chaplain.

Is it wrong that one of my first thoughts on those Cultists was how I might use them for Necromunda (not that I have played that in recent years)

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... and a limited edition Interrogator Chaplain

Limited edition? WTF?

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... and a limited edition Interrogator Chaplain

Limited edition? WTF?
My thoughts exactly. Maybe it's a finecast addition, like how some of ye olde third edition starters had a metal Force Commander to go with the Marines.

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I am thinking the Hellbrute might be a "dreadnaught-lite" style of model... thinking Dread style weapons, not as much armor... and no wacky rules for movement and firing!

With a living and coherent pilot, this might be how GW intends to "fix" the Chaos Dread....

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This will be really cool.

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WarOne wrote:Regardless, so long as the set is below 150USD, I'd consider that a decent pick up.

Sad days we have when people consider $150 or below a decent price for a starter set. Sad days indeed.

It's such thoughts that make it easy for GW to rationalize $30 failcast characters as par for the course.
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This is fantastic, I cannot wait!

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H.B.M.C. wrote:
... and a limited edition Interrogator Chaplain

Limited edition? WTF?

Strictly speaking, aren't all of the contents of the starter box limited edition?

Now that the Assault on Black Reach isn't for sale, where will you find the plastic DeffKoptas, Space Marine Captain, Dreadnought, and Warboss that was in AoBR (other than existing kits still floating around)?

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