Games Workshop Teases New Chaos in ‘Shadowspear’ Pre-Release

Next week’s big release from Games Workshop will be a big one for Chaos Space Marines players, with a couple of cool treats thrown in for vanilla Marines, too. Check out all the goodies that are packed into Warhammer 40,000: Shadowspear:

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Shadowspear is a battlebox that pits the malefic Daemonkin against the covert forces of the Vanguard Space Marines. This could be our best battlebox ever, containing two armies of gorgeous models with all-new sculpts, two mini-codexes, as well as lore and missions that kick off the next stage of the war for the Vigilus System. This set is incredible whether you’re looking to expand an existing army or start a brand new one. Have a look at all the incredible models you’ll find inside!

Let’s check out the Daemonkin in the Shadowspear box:

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According to the Warhammer Community page these figures are either re-designs, or completely new sculpts!

In Shadowspear, the Heretic Astartes are resplendent with baroque and sinister detail. Classics like the Chaos Space Marines and Obliterators have been updated, while new units like the Venomcrawler and Greater Possessed push Chaos designs in bold new directions. These will fit in with collections old and new, combining classic aesthetics and fresh design to create some truly stunning miniatures.

The detail on the new figures is extraordinary, with these new units adding a ton of flavor to the already impressive line of Chaos figures available for 40k!

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These Greater Possessed are some of the coolest models I’ve seen for Chaos in a very long time!

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It’s not all just Chaos, though! The Shadowspear Battlebox will also have a bunch of new releases Space Marine players, too! Check out the new Vanguard Space Marines!

 

 

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The Vanguard Space Marines are as visually striking as the rest of their Primaris brethren, combining the monastic, warrior-monk feel that’s core to the Space Marines with a high-tech, militaristic aesthetic. These guys offer a new take on the Adeptus Astartes, looking at how their ages-old doctrines of rapid assault can be used by a guerilla force. Each miniature is covered in webbing, wargear and other details that speak to their distinct methods of war.

First off, that Librarian is stunning! It’s nice to see so much variety for the Vanguard Marines, with new Scouts and Assault Marines to boot!

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I absolutely love that smoke grenade troopers! There’s a lot of detail and cool bonuses worked into these sculpts! I call this one Brother Knives, because he has three knives:

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Warhammer 40:000 Shadowspear also comes with a campaign book and mini-Codex entries for the new armies. If you want this Battlebox, you should check with your local game store or independent Games Workshop stockist for pre-order information now!

 

About Leigh Kade

Leigh George Kade is a writer, illustrator, and sculptor who lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and two small Skrulls. Leigh has also been a panelist on the wildly popular Geek Show Podcast since 2008. He has been an Entertainment Writer for Bleeding Cool since 2018.

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