Old School here with some pics from the latest White Dwarf covering the Helldrake (above) and several other new Chaos Space Marine units! Let's take a look and share some thoughts:
Alright, I have to say it ... after months of hating the idea of a giant metal dragon, this is actually pretty cool looking and begs to be painted!The conversion opportunities for Daemon Primarchs that come from this one model are already flying through my head.
Alright, the Forge Fiend is what I am guessing we heard was going to be the replacement obliterator. We shall soon see. I want to see it in person before I make too many judgements about it, but it is certainly a new twist on Chaos Marines and is a new direction toward more daemon engines and such being in the general force.
The Maulerfiend I am guessing is the Assualt version of the Forge Fiend and I think it looks much cooler. The beast looks big and nasty (and somewhat like a Dinobot), but I have to wonder how big MCs or Walkers really expect to hold up on the table. Off the table, I am excited to get one put together and put a Warpsmith on it for my Iron Warriors!
The Warpsmith is the Warsmith we have always deserved. Dark Mechanicus and Iron Warrior fans rejoice. Converters of loyalists such as the Iron Hands, enjoy!
The Warp talons round things out for us and since they followed the basic armor pattern of the Dark Vengeance Chaos Marines, I think they are cool. Gone are the silly old raptors and now we have something non-metal and much better looking to replace them.
The ornate Chaos armor looks great to me as when I look at the artwork, it would be hard to overdo it. I just wish they would release a box of better basic Chaos Marines.
I have a feeling these bits will end up in my ground troops as well.
Also, I would like to add that I grabbed these photos at Fritz 40k, a great blog that I have read since before I got into blogging nearly 5 years ago.
That's it for now, I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on these new models as we take the first look at them.