NOVA Open 2023: Games Workshop reveals incoming Space Marines
As expected, to kick off the NOVA Open 2023, Games Workshop pulled some of the curtain back to show off the new Space Marine line and codex. The reveal featured new and rumored units as well as the new codex.
Terminators, new Assault Intercessors with Jump Packs, a Chaplain in Terminator Armor, Captain in Terminator Armor, Sternguard Veter Squad, Space Marine Scouts, and a new box of Space Marine Heroes were all revealed.
Rumored for a while, Primaris Assault Intercessors are getting Jump Packs, making them even deadlier in close combat. The set includes a Sergeant that can carry a power weapon or power fist and also the option of a plasma pistol or hand flamer.
The new Captain with Jump Pack features multiple weapon options to choose from – either a bolt pistol, plasma pistol, or hand flamer in his right hand, and a power fist, relic blade, or chainsword in his left. He lends some extra pep to the charge, increasing the Strength of his fellow Jump Packers’ melee weapons by 1 whenever they slam home.
A new Terminator Squad was released in Leviathan but an even newer kit will released featuring five multi-pose, multi-part figures. They come with storm bolters, power fists, chainfists, a heavy flamer, assault cannon, and cyclone missile launcher. All of the classics. An Assault Terminator set will be released later.
The Chaplain in Terminator Armour is here! There’s of course a crozius, litanies, storm bolter, or relic shield, all to add 1 to your squad’s Wound rolls in melee and granting a Feel No Pain 4+ against mortal wounds.
The Captain in Terminator Armour is packed with options as well. This is a multi-option kit featuring a combi-weapon, storm bolter, relic sword, or relic fist. There are also multiple head options and optional tabard.
Space Marine Scouts are back with a new kit. These figures are taller and leaner but feature the classic look of the unit. You can outfit them with boltguns, Astartes shotguns, or pistols and combat knives. There’s also a missile launcher, heavy bolter, and cloaked sniper to help pick off enemy characters.
The Company Heroes gets an update featuring four formidable soldiers, a Company Ancient, Company Champion, two Company Veterans, and a Captain. There are a lot of bits to customize your characters with multiple head options, master-crafter bolt rifle, neo-vulkite pistol, plasma pistol, power weapon, or power fist, as well as optional tabard and scabbard.
The Sternguard get a new kit as well, delivering a multi-pose set as opposed to the push-fit figures from Leviathan. They can all feature Sternguard bolt rifles or combi-weapons, and one can have a heavy bolter or pyrecannon. The Sergeant features the option of chainsword, power fist or power sword. There are also sculpted pauldrons, greave options, eight helmets, seven bare heads, and lots of accessories.
Finally, there’s Codex Space Marines. It features 93 datasheets and seven complete Detachments which feature seven unique sets of Enhancements, Stratagems, and Detachment rules.
Those new rules resemble classic chapters, Ultramarines, Imperial Fists, Iron Hands, Salamanders, Raven Guard, and White Scars, but being unnamed, you don’t need to worry about painting your chapter dogmatically.
There’s more in the book including Crusade rules for winning honours, promoting your heroes through Oathsworn Campaigns, and of course lots of background and photos of painted miniatures. There’ll be a limited edition version as well as a deck of new-look Datacards.