New Space Marines Available To Pre-Order From Games Workshop

By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jul 24th, 2017

The first codex release for 8th Edition 40k is now available. And they’re starting out with the Tau! … No, of course they aren’t. They’re starting out with the most iconic of their factions, the Space Marines. You can order the codex, as well as several new squads and a new style of Dreadnaught. As usual, you can order just one thing or various bits all bundled together.

From the website:

The 41st Millennium is an age of war and darkness. The Imperium is assailed from all sides, but standing between civilisation and annihilation is a warrior brotherhood. Forged through forgotten science and strengthened by duty and training, they are the Angels of Death – the Space Marines – and they were made for battle. By their heroics does Humanity endure. They are few – there are but a thousand Chapters, numbering a thousand each – yet through bravery, consummate skill and unceasing dedication, they are sufficient. Space Marines launch thunderbolt strikes into the heart of the foe, battling constantly against overwhelming odds to ensure the continued survival of Mankind itself.

Codex: Space Marines is a 208-page hardback containing a wealth of background and rules – the definitive book for all Space Marines collectors. Within its pages, you’ll find:


– The Emperor’s Finest: the origin of the Space Marines, with a guide to the original Legions and their successor Chapters, a detailed breakdown of the methods, technology and rituals behind the creation of these superhuman soldiers and an explanation of how their Chapters are organised, with guides to heraldry and markings;
– Imperius Dominatus: an annotated map of the galaxy, showing the full, dreadful extent of the Cicatrix Maledictum’s reach, and the Chapter homeworlds it has cut off;
– A Brotherhood at War: a timeline featuring some of the most important battles and events in the Space Marines’ struggle against the darkness, leading up to the faint glimmer of hope that is the Indomitus Crusade;
– Chronicles of Ultramar: an in-depth guide to the Ultramarines, their homeworld Macragge, the composition of their infamous 2nd Company, a timeline of their heroic history and a brief overview of their successor Chapters;
– Guides to the White Scars, Imperial Fists, Crimson Fists, Black Templars, Salamanders, Raven Guard and Iron Hands Chapters, with timelines of major battles, as well as descriptions and colour schemes of their successor Chapters;
– Explanations of the fighting forces available to all Space Marine Chapters including heroes, squads, vehicles and special characters.

Also included is an inspiring showcase of beautifully-painted Citadel miniatures, depicting Space Marines of every type doing battle in the colours of each founding Chapter.


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  • odinsgrandson

    I was wondering if the Primaris Marines were going to be a separate faction (with the allies rules all over the place).

    But this seems to indicate that they’ll be part of the Space Marines proper.

    I wonder if they’ll start phasing out the shorter marines eventually.

    • DB

      I think they’re going to be the new marine models from now on, and they’re trying to shoe horn it into canon.

      Otherwise, I imagine the Blood Angels would either not comply with the further gene mods, or they’d get their curse under control.

      • odinsgrandson

        From what I’ve read, they had all 20 founding geneseeds, and somehow filtered out whatever corruption was present so that they could make primaris marines.

        I don’t know what they decided to do with all of those corrupt Blood Angels.

        Can they upgrade existing marines? Are we going to see a Primaris Mephiston or Ragnar Blackmane?

        • Andrew Franke

          If they get rid of Blood Angels and Space Wolves they are Shooting themselves in the head.

          • odinsgrandson

            Sure- but all of the old chapters have had their numbers bolstered by these new Primaris recruits.

            So it is just a matter of time for all of the older, shorter marines to die off so that the Primaris marines can be the only ones around.


        I wonder how long Chaos Marines are going to be left at the original size, as if being stuck with inferior rules wasn’t insulting enough.

        • DB

          If they keep with the in-game BS reason for the marine scale change, then the CSM won’t ever change…unless they use a silly cop-out reason, like “Because Chaos”.

          Actually, having said that, the more I expect them to do that.

          And hey, they gave Death Guard some new goodies. They buffed up the Thousand Sons too…but if you look at the lovely Chaos index, you’ll notice a distinct dearth of Emperor’s Children.

          Boy, Slaanesh is having a rough time all around.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah. I doubt we’ll see any new releases in the future for mini-marines.

  • BDub

    Geneseed hardfork. Value of SMClassic will plummet.