New 40K Chaos models and Codex available for pre-order from Games Workshop

By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 23rd, 2012

Games Workshop is now taking pre-orders for new Chaos models and the codex for 40k.

From the announcement:

Chaos Space Marines are corrupt and treacherous super-warriors hell-bent on tearing apart the Imperium. Though they once strode the galaxy as noble defenders of Mankind, a lifetime of unremitting war has driven them to worship the gods of Chaos. These fell deities have rewarded them with arcane powers, daemonic war marines and hellish weaponry with which to slaughter the armies of the Emperor.

This is a landmark day. On Advance Order is our first ever hardback Warhammer 40,000 Codex as well as astonishing new plastic kits. Codex: Chaos Space Marines is a high quality tome that contains 104 full-colour pages. It comes with the full background and rules for the forces of the Chaos Space Marines, including a gatefold reference page, incredible artwork and a stunning miniatures showcase.

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  • guges

    The new chaos models are so utterly terrible. Now GW charges too much for their models, writes bad rules, ignores supporting their player base with tournaments, and finally makes bad models. What’s left? Why should anyone play GW games any more if they can’t even get the models right?

    • Myrthe

      I’m sad to have to agree with you. These latest offerings look like cheesy kids toys or Godzilla movie baddies.

      And after the Dark Vengeance models showed so much promise. Those Chosen Chaos Marines are awesome.

      I hate to say it but I think I’ve aged well-beyond GW’s target demographic. Then again, so many other compaines are showing so much fresh creativity. For me, GWs creativity well seems to be drying up.

      But I like the IP and can house rule the good while dumping the bad. Same with using proxy models from other companies with talented sculptors. We only play casually and not in tournaments so it doesn’t really matter to me.

      I feel bad for those that do, tho. They’re essentially held hostage by GW’s latest offerings of poor models and rules if they want to continue playing the game they’ve invested so much money, time and energy into.

      • guges

        … and the dragon has rocket engines in it’s butt. Even the target demographic can’t take that seriously.

        • Myrthe

          Heheh … Butt Rockets !!! Sure goes a long way to describe GWs business leaders, company practices and illustrate its design efforts of late, doesn’t it ?!!

  • tuco

    That dragon looks so mindbogglingly dumb. That’s our flyer? So lame.

  • Grindar

    Say what you want, that dragon is what’s tipping me over the edge into picking up a Chaos force.

  • 4tonmantis

    Wow.. I looked at the 360.. the rear end of this thing looks like it was made as a joke. Some artist somewhere is laughing his head off.
    That being said, the Forgefiend/Maulerfiend looks pretty cool. The $50 codex.. not so much.

    • guges

      Wow I didn’t realize the codex is $50. That’s half an Infinity army, just for one rulebook that you can’t even use without another $100 or so in rulebooks. Does GW really think people will play their game when it’s $150 to just walk in the door and not even have an army yet?

      You could play a four hour game of Infinity, with all the tactical complexity and deep strategy you can get from 40k, with $150 of Infinity models.

      • Grindar

        The starter set out now will help hook them in. And the biggest differences in Warhammer and Infinity comes out in GW’s favor…Player base and distribution. Such a pain to get Infinity stuff sometimes, especially if your FLGS uses Alliance (I swear the worst stocking policies on the planet it seems like)…

      • Ghost

        But does Infinity have Dinobots?

  • metalsifter

    I like the overall idea, but the execution is horrible. That model is way too busy looking.

    I know GW tries to put a lot of detail on their models, but sometimes less is better.

  • Marauder

    I don’t like the dragon but I will be getting the Forgefiend – well hopefully I will get it – on my Christmas list – a bit expensive to just go and buy without my wife giving me a dirty look 😉

    Codex looks awesome, but its also quite pricey. Glad I managed to save $$$ by getting the mini rulebook instead of the full sized one.


  • jahatch28

    The dragon, yeah, not really what I was expecting.. I mean, I sort of appreciate that it isn’t just a stolen imperial flyer.. but with all the mutations in the Dark Vengeance boxed set (helbrute especailly) I was hoping for something like that…

    The forgefiend I am okay with although with it not looking like anything else in the current model list I either hope they come out with more in the same style or will be leaving those at the LGS…

    the individual models aren’t bad, but it seems like the aspiring champion is plastic (Not finecast?) but also doesn’t seem like he is intended to be multipose which is a shame… the dark apostle and warsmith guy look impressive, and then there are the raptors/warp talons which seem sweet.. plastics.. multipose.. lots of bits… nice… also the mutilators are awesome IMHO and I’ve always liked the obliterators and melee obliterators sound like a great idea!!!

    As far as costs go… I mean, you can play any game (well, almost any game) if you stick to your budget.. yeah, you can’t play a 2000 pt imperial guard army for $150 but you can play smaller games .. and you could easily blow a ton of money on any game (infinity figures aren’t cheap) but I do agree that the cost bump up every time GW comes out with new models or a new editon or a new codex should be leading to diminishing returns (especailly in this economy) but with all the other good games out there maybe we will get to a point where GW sees that and new gamers see that too…

  • KelRiever

    You know I like the new models.

    But it doesn’t matter.

    Nobody around me cares about GW games anymore. Its just a waste of money for me to buy it when it is just a giant mill meant to get you to never stop buying. Sadly, it still works. I mean, tons of people who HAVE NOT gamed any GW game nearby me STILL went out and bought the new boxed set. Really? Yeah, really. Makes my head shake when people who know they won’t be playing, and won’t be painting, buy the boxed set anyway. Hope they are happy. I can’t let myself get dragged into that mentality, for sure.

    • blkdymnd

      Agreed. Most of our LGS have switched to PP and Dust, GW is falling away except for the complete diehards that buy everything and they’re dwindling as well. Our last two Dust tourneys have well outnumbered the last couple 40k tourneys.

    • Ghost

      It’s an expensive box to look at once and put in the cupboard.

  • jedijon

    With some less origami meets broken glass wings…that dragon could be way cool.

    Iron Dragon’s Daughter anyone?

  • Gallahad

    That dragon thing is awful. The forgefiend is kind of cool looking, but it has a really strong steam punk vibe to me.

  • Borzag

    Anybody know how big that dragon is? I ask as I’ve been glibly saying around the place that this model may have inadvertently sold half a million of the Reaper Bones clockwork dragon.

    If they’re the same size…. CALLED IT! 😀

    • Grindar

      Probably roughly comparable to a Valkyrie.

  • keltheos

    I’m not liking the forgefiend much at all. The dragon, however, pushed me over the edge to be interested in the new Codex. The new plastics look great, think they’re some very different looking “marines” for a change. Some of the models still blow (raptors look lame as do the obliterators), but that’s nothing some conversion work can’t fix.

  • as79

    I’ll go against the grain and say I actually like the Dragon flyer…and I no longer play 40K.

  • Mananarepublic

    I like the new models, the dragon actually remind me of toys I fondly remember from my childhood.. But next to the new plastic kit the standard chaos marines look soo old… I wish they could have done cult plastic sets and added a plastic havoc set.

    Abbadon was missing the other day from the g-dubb site. Should I hope for a re-sculpt?