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That Apothecary kit looks great
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In this week’s newsletter, two kits that were first shown at the Forge World Open Day are available to pre-order: the Deimos Pattern Predator Executioner and the Space Marine Apothecary Set.
Deimos Pattern Predator Executioner
The robust and reliable Predator tank has long been favoured by the Space Marines and has seen service in a wide variety of patterns, some of which have come and gone in answer to wars and threats innumerable and long forgotten. In the conflicts of the 41st Millennium the Destructor and Annihilator patterns are the most widespread by far, although some Chapters such as the Blood Angels manufacture unique variants of their own.
One of the most prized patterns is the Deimos Pattern Predator Executioner, which mounts an Executioner pattern Plasma Destroyer. This ancient and powerful weapon fires a series of sun-hot plasma blasts capable of incinerating flesh and blasting apart even power armour with contemptuous ease. Only the forge world of Ryza is still able to manufacture the advanced photo-plasmic cells needed for the Executioner weapon. This has resulted in many chapters whose Techmarines have sufficient skill and knowledge replacing the Plasma Executioner with a Heavy Conversion Beamer instead.
This turns the Predator Executioner into an extremely powerful siege unit and long-range tank destroyer, but this firepower is gained at the cost of manoeuvrability and increased vulnerability to short-ranged attacks. That such a modification carries a long standing seal of remittance from the Adeptus Mechanicus speaks of cataclysmic battles in a forgotten age, in which such devastating firepower was more common, and more necessary.
Designed by Will Hayes, the Deimos Pattern Predator Executioner is a multi-part resin and plastic kit containing two turret weapon options and two sponson weapon options. Experimental rules for this vehicle can be downloaded from the Forge World website. To pre-order this kit, click here. The Predator Executioner will be despatched from 27th April.
Space Marine Apothecary Set
Among the many ranks and honours of the Adeptus Astartes, it is that of the Apothecary, perhaps, which holds the most respect for the import of his role.
Well versed in the arts of cybernetics, chirurgery and bioengineering required to transform a mortal aspirant into a post-human Angel of Death as well as battlefield aid, the Apothecary must also be a warrior of unquenchable bravery and might.
If a battle-brother falls, it is the Apothecary that will tend his wounds so that he may return unto the conflict. If his wounds are too great, it is the Apothecary that will grant him the Emperor’s Peace and it is the Apothecary that will ensure the Chapter’s due is taken from the battle-brother’s flesh; removing and guarding the sacred progenoid organs that will be implanted into a new aspirant.
Designed by Mark Bedford, the Space Marine Apothecary Set contains two multi-part resin models, allowing you to build Apothecaries in MkII ‘Crusade’ pattern and MkIV ‘Maximus’ pattern power armour. Each is packed with detail, from the heraldry of the Apothecarion to the many stasis-flasks and medicae-systems borne into battle by these peerless warriors. To pre-order this kit, click here. The Space Marine Apothecary set will be despatched from 27th April.
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The apothercaries look great!
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jeez, the tabards look like they were done by me. seems someone just slapped a piece of greenstuff over the miniature and didn't bother to sculpt it
The Mark IV guy is ideal, just needs a jump pack to fit in my honour guard/command squad. The Mark II is close enough to fit alongside my Mark III sternguard.
As for the predator. I want one! I have a "dakka" Deimos already and it is a nice kit. A Heavy 3 plasma cannon could be very useful.
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Apothecaries look great. Tons of character. I love the Exterminator, but I'm extremely disappointed that Chaos cannot use it. Thanks for nothing, FW.
I do think it's somewhat bizarre the way that assets are split between SM and CSM. You'd think they'd want to generate more potential sales...
I was pleasantly surprised to see CSMs gain access to the Stormeagle, which is currently far more of an asset to them than regular SMs, and the Proteus Land Raiders. But also confused that neither the Rapier nor this Predator variant (which are arguably of similar vintage backgroundwise) are not available to them.
I guess this is why the Decimator gained a Beamer option, but then Chaos Contemptors already had this, so it's not like its a departure. Still, if I want one, I'll just buy one, stick spikes on it, pay the points and field it anyway...It's not like I'm a tournament player.
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Liking the Predator, though Heavy 3 plasma blast? Isn't that a bit powerful for its rather cheap points cost?
And while I am of the opinion that drum magazines are the coolest ammo system, on a vehicle, isn't it inconvenient to have to exit and walk around to the side to reload? While the heavy bolters there might be considered just for point defence, and most of the time the main gun would be what is used, it is still not that many burst in each drum, from hte look of it.
I suppose that's true, however FW has been handing out the Heresy Era units to Chaos as well, which makes sense. The Decimator may be Chaos only, but you must also remember that Loyalists also have access to a lot more options via Forge World still. In any case, this is probably not the best place to rant about it, but I was seriously looking forward to picking an Exterminator up.
Thats kind of the point they don't make em anymore. The apothecaries are great and close to regular GW prices for buying too.
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Originally Posted by methoderik
I'll be picking up Apothecaries for my army at the very least. They go great with my Red Scorpions.
On the topic of the Predator, it's only really a bit less than its Leman Russ Equivalent. The Russ version has 1 more armor on the front and sides, and a hull mounted gun as standard. Those things lacking in the Predator, it's reasonable enough to think that it would be the cost of what it is. I think that the real question is more of is it worth taking based on survivability. Can it take down it's points in enemies before the enemies inevitably shoot it down?
Granted, I assume if you saturate the field with units that are high-threat, it could be useful. I run 2 Mortis Contemptors with the standard kheres and cyclone, as well as a Stormeagle. If I add an Executioner, that's 3 high threat units that have to be taken care of else they rape your line of guys. Then again you could also sit chronos in it for extra Lulz.
I think I'll pick up a set of the Apothecaries to act as Sanguinary Priests in my Blood Angels force!
I like this stuff. Another way to get a conversion beamer into an army is always welcome. As for the people who are upset that Chaos don't get these, FW and GW have said before they are trying to differential different armies. Isn't that something chaos players have complained about in the past that they don't want their chaos forces to be the marine version with spikes? Yet evertime something is released for marines chaos players complain that there isn't a spikey version.
I just sooooo wan't a Deimos pattern pred with plasmablaster and plasmacannon sponsons. Have to make up new rules. And kitbash with a leman russ.
Those apothecaries are amazing, they'll probably find a way into my Chaos army as some aspiring champions with a penchant for mad scientist stereotypes.