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New Warhammer 40,000 Combat Patrols Make Your 2022 Army Building Easier

Games Workshop has revealed new Warhammer 40,000 Combat Patrols for 2022 to help build out your forces or start a new one!

T’au, Grey Knights, Adeptus Custodes, Genestealer Cults, and Thousand Sons are all getting new Combat Patrol releases.

Combat Patrols have retailed for $140 and featured pretty decent savings. If things remain the same, how do these stack up?

  • T’au: ~$218 retail separately, the Ethereal figure currently is only in the Start Collecting box.
  • Grey Knights: ~$175, the box features a five man Strike Squad making the value a little less than others.
  • Adeptus Custodes: ~$218, the box has a nice mix and is one of the more intriguing releases and the box’s value will really be determined by what units you can make out of it as is.
  • Genestealer Cults: ~$258, if this one keeps the regular retail price for the boxes, it might be one of the best values out there and as far as a force, this one looks like a really solid way to start.
  • Thousand Sons: ~$178, the character included isn’t currently offered on its own so this one’s a bit of a guess. The inclusion of so many Tzaangors and no Rubric Marines is a bit odd.

Warhammer 40K Chronicles Part 1: The Grey Knights Cometh

Grey Knights

Back in September 2020, I kicked off what was to be a series of articles about my return to Warhammer 40K and the building of a Death Guard army. Best laid plans and all of that… While I got some units done, the project generally fizzled as life got in the way and spiraled in scope.

With the launch of Codex: Grey Knights, it felt like an opportunity to try again with a bit more focused force.

I’ve never been much of a Space Marine player but for some reason, the Grey Knights always intrigued me as an army. When I started off playing Warhammer 40K in second edition, all that was available was one unit of metal Grey Knight Terminators. They were hard to get and not used all that much in games. Fast forward about 5 years later and while working for Games Workshop I decided to buy 100 of those Grey Knight Terminators by the pound. Around 20 years later I still have 80 of them… and some of the new line (I’m still trying to figure out where the 20 went).

That’s 80 metal Grey Knights organized and sorted

I have no plans to paint all 80 of the metal Terminators, but some of those models will absolutely be a part of this new force… just not sure how.

Taking inventory of what I have:

  • Grand Master Voldus x3
  • Brother Captain Stern x1
  • Lord Kaldor Draigo x2
  • Castellan Crowe (original) x1
  • Grey Knights Nemesis Dreadknight x3
  • Grey Knights Strike Squad x20
  • Grey Knights Terminators (new) x10
  • Grey Knights Brother Captain x1
  • Grey Knights Terminators (old) x80

This weekend is the release of the Hexfire box which adds:

  • Castellan Crowe (new) x1
  • Grey Knights Strike Squad x10
  • Grey Knights Nemesis Dreadknight x1

There’s no vehicles currently and I’m not sure I’d add them. This is a force that’ll mostly be for casual play and try to get back my modeling skills.

With what’s available, I think the plan is pretty simple:

  • 1 of each character
  • The old Castellan Crowe is converted to lead a Strike Squad
  • 1 of the Nemesis Dreadknights is converted into a Grand Master in Nemesis Dreadknight using one of the Voldus figures as part of the conversion
  • 3 Dreadknights will have swappable weapons
  • Make at least 1 of each of the squads the Strike Squad allows with 10 figures in each for three of them right away and then get an extra box to finish off the final 10
  • Have fun with the Terminators with the newer design being the standard and the old metal ones being some sort of “veteran” force keeping it to 4 squads of 5
Grey Knights

I’m also going to up the display a little bit using Sector Imperialis bases instead of the basic black.

Is this manageable? That’s 56 figures and then 4 Dreadknights to start. That doesn’t feel all that difficult as it’s a force whose style feels pretty similar per figure with some details picked out on each. Beyond the vehicles, there are some other characters missing like a Librarian and that can easily be mashed together from figures already in my collection.

Codex: Orks has been revealed for a September release (though I have the codex already). With so many new figures, it’ll be fun to return to my first army and do an updated version mixing old and new figures. Can I finish this army in a month? We’ll find out!

Games Workshop Reveals its 2021 Warhammer 40,000 Road Map

With two new codexes out this week, Games Workshop has revealed and teased what’s coming and when for the rest of the year for Warhammer 40,000.

Warhammer 40K Codex release schedule

This weekend players will be able to get Codex: Grey Knights and Codex: Thousand Sons. In September, Codex: Orks will officially be released. The Codex was already released as a limited edition version in the Beast Snaggas Army Set. We can expect September and October to be filled with the numerous Ork releases teased already.

Codex: Black Templars is a new reveal with a concrete time frame. The army has been teased but the exact release hasn’t. A new Emperor’s Champion has already been revealed but more reinforcements have been promised.

December sees the release of two Codexes, one for xenos and one for Imperial armies. Covers have been shown and would tease a possible Adeptus Custodes update and the other seems to be Genestealer Cults or Tyranids. The latter makes the most sense as they’re the force battling Orks in the next battle sector. What’s your guess as to what the two are?

Warhammer 40K Codex tease

Beyond Codex: Thousand Sons and Codex: Death Guard, Chaos has been generally lacking in updates. Games Workshop has said that 2022 will be packed with the traitor legions. We’ll likely start to see teases later this year.

Castellan Garran Crowe is Back in 40K with a New Miniature

An update for the Grey Knights is coming soon to Warhammer 40K and that means we can expect new miniatures. Games Workshop has revealed an updated Castellan Garran Crowe.

Crowe leads the Purifier order of Grey Knights who are thought to be all but immune to the corruption of Chaos.

Crowe wields the Black Blade of Antwyr which is deadlier than ever!

Check out the new figure and compare it to the original release. What do you think about the update?