New Primaris Characters and Repulsor Tank Available To Order From Games Workshop

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Jul 31st, 2017
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The Primaris Marines are the new kids on the block for Warhammer 40k. They’re much like older Marines, but bigger and more badass. Well, with new Marines comes new characters for them. This week, Games Workshop has started taking orders for both a Primaris Apothecary as well as a Primaris Chaplain. And so they don’t have to walk to battle, they’ve also started taking orders for the new Repulsor tank. It’s… got a lotta guns.

From the website:

Amongst the most honoured Space Marines of a Chapter are its Apothecaries. It is their role to to mind the physical well-being of their battle-brothers – this is seen most obviously on the battlefield, where an Apothecary serves as an emergency medic. Their most important duty, though, concerns the dead; an Apothecary can harvest the progenoid organs from a fallen Space Marine, ensuring the creation of further warriors and the continuation of the Chapter.

The spiritual leaders of their Chapters, Chaplains are awe-inspiring warrior priests who administer rites, preserve rituals and perform ancient ceremonies of initiation, vindications and redemption that are as important to a Space Marine Chapter as its roll of honour or skill at arms. Every Chapter has its own Chaplain, acting as leader in both devotions and combat and second only to the company Captain in rank.

The Repulsor armoured transport is a deadly combination of manoeuvrability and raw brute force. Due to the turbine array at its rear, it has tremendous motive power, held aloft by powerful anti-gravitic generators. The Repulsor is so heavily armed and armoured that is doesn’t skim over the landscape but instead crushes the ground below it. The tank grinds forward with a deep bass thrum, reducing rock to gravel and fallen bodies to smears of gore and powdered bone.

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  • Davos Seaworth

    Wow, that’s an $80 tank. And sadly if I assembled it, it would look like an $8 tank. The apothecary & chaplain look nice though.

    • Oh, I dunno. GW’s kits are generally easy to put together and turn out rather nice. Though, I have to admit that it’s been a while since I’ve put together any of their vehicle kits. It’s pretty much all been trooper figures.

      • Davos Seaworth

        I think it’s the expectation of symmetry for vehicles. I can fudge the position of a shoulder pad slightly in order to get a mini to hold a sword properly. But if you don’t get the treads right, or the lights right, or the guns right on a vehicle, then it becomes noticeable pretty quickly.

        And the older I get, the less patience I have for such things.

        • Well, I’m traditionally an Ork player, so… … …

          • Davos Seaworth

            That certainly helps the imperfections factor!

  • DB

    Does it actually _need_ that “flying” base? It’s actually probably only visible from a certain angle on the table.

    Without it, sure, it looks like the world’s first tank-toboggan (tankboggan?). All we need is to kit bash Leman Russ and his dire wolves and we’ll have a suitable Christmas-themed mini.

    Or…wait…Mekboy senses tingling…looted tank variant, pulled by a squiggoth.

    • odinsgrandson

      Without the flying base, it would just look like a land raider without a flying base.

      You’d hardly know that there aren’t treads under there, since they get covered up most of the time anyway.

      There’s something about Marine vehicle design that looks way more boxy whenever they make new ones.