Warhammer 40K Magnus the Red: Daemon Primarch of Tzeentch
After a certain image was making its rounds on Facebook pages, groups and on other Warhammer news and rumour sites (if you have not seen it, you can easily find it online). Game Workshop (GW) went and dropped a bomb of a video, if you’ve not seen it, I’ve included it below, give it a watch to the END and we’ll carry on.
Lets break down what we saw, and what this could mean for future releases.
1. New artwork
We were treated to a quick glance at some brand new artwork for what could only be an upcoming campaign book or even a new codex. Game Workshop has been expanding its collection of codices, so a new one based around Magnus and the thousand sons may be more than just a dream.
But in context, it might be artwork from the rumoured second part of the curse of the Wolven campaign, where the first part left us on a cliffhanger and with GW dropping hints of what to come with this piece of artwork, we might be in store for the Thousand Sons joining the battle on Fenris.
Shown briefly and clearly explained what they were, was a complete spru to what we were told would be Thousand Sons space marines. This kit had been rumoured for some time and will most likely be replacing the Finecast resin upgrade kits for the Thousand Sons. This kit will be welcomed by players, being fully plastic will make them easier to build, as well as allowing for more custom builds and kit bashing. I for one am really looking forward to getting my hands on the new plastic kit.
3. Magnus the Red: Daemon Primarch of Tzeentch
Now there’s a lot to break down and cover by the name alone. What we have is the first Daemon Primarch, secondly we have the first Primarch released by GW and not Forge World. Lastly, we have the first Primarch kit for Warhammer 40k, not Forge Worlds’s Horus Heresy rules set. If that was not enough, the name on the box for Magnus is said to belong to Thousand Sons army, and not, Chaos daemons or Chaos Space Marines. This says to me that we will see a range of kits and maybe even a codex for the Thousand Sons soon.
Hopefully we will see more Primarchs from GW Daemon or not. The last note I want to touch on is that I don’t believe we will be seeing these kits any time soon, as this video was produced at short notice in reply to the leaked image that made its rounds. Saying that, I feel that we will see these kits in time for Christmas.
4. The last 10 seconds of the video
Now I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up with this, all I will say is that we might see some form of that army as the storyline for the black crusade, brings the storyline along for Warhammer 40k. But again, these are just rumours at this point in time.
This was very refreshing to see from GW, I was taken aback when it opened up that Rob was going to talk to us about recycling, but it ended up as a very well thought out quick video that got a lot of people talking, and even gave me the baseline for this piece to be written. I hope we see more content like this from GW in the near future.
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