Update! 40k: Roboute Guillaume und Cypher
Auf Warhammer TV lässt Games Workshop eine knalleblaue Katze aus dem Sack: Im März White Dwarf wird Roboute Guillaume, Primarch der Ultramarines, auf die Schlachtfelder des 41. Jahrtausends zurückkehren! Etwas später kam dann auch das offizielle Preview auf der Warhammer Community, in dem auch Cypher und Grey Knight Grand Master Voldus für Gathering Storm III angekündigt wurden!
Kurz nachdem im Internet einige typisch pixelige Bilder des März-WD auftauchten, lud Warhammer TV dieses Video hoch, in dem Duncan eindeutig als der Schuldige zu erkennen ist:
Danach blieb Nottingham ja keine andere Wahl, als eine offizielle Ankündigung. Wir vermuten, dass Duncan nun in ein Straflager auf dem Mars versetzt wird, wo er für das gesamte Adeptus Mechanicus Farben verdünnen muss. 😉
Gathering Storm III – First Look
The storm breaks!
Despite the best efforts of the Inner Circle, it looks like a copy of March’s issue of White Dwarf has escaped from the impenetrable iron-clad citadel-prison at the centre of our fortress monastery (we blame Cypher).
The secret is out: what we had up our 10,000-year-old sleeves for the final climactic instalment of the Gathering Storm trilogy was a couple of master-crafted pistols, a Grand Master of the Grey Knights and a Primarch!
We’re sure that more than a few of you have spent the last few hours squinting enthusiastically at grainy pictures on the internet. Well, squint no more; here are some glorious full-sized pictures of the Imperium’s new heroes*:
First up, Voldus: newly-promoted to the sacred office of Grand Master, Voldus has nevertheless served the Imperium for many decades. Wielding a massive Nemesis force hammer, he is the first Grey Knights character we’ve ever made in plastic, and like their line-infantry, his armour is an artificer’s masterpiece, decked out in the holy icons of the Emperor and his secretive Chapter.
Speaking of secrets, they don’t come more secretive than this guy. Is he good? Is he evil? Cypher is an enigma wrapped in a riddle, wrapped in a mystery (that’s probably what his cloak is made of…). This model is a full re-imagining of Warhammer 40,000’s most notorious gunslinger and legendary Lord of the Fallen Angels. The detail on this model is incredible, from the archeotech-plasma pistol to the massive primarch-sized sword on his back – he is every inch the fallen hero of old Caliban.
(PS: recognise that pistol he’s reaching for?)
And of course, there is the Primarch himself.
Roboute Guilliman returns to the Imperium after several millennia in stasis, resurrected by arcane Imperial artifice and fell xenos sorcery (which we’re pretty sure some in the Imperium are very much not ok with). His suit of armour is a marvel to behold – the pinnacle of power-armoured technology (courtesy of Belisarius Cawl) while his blade is no less than one of the blazing swords once carried by the Emperor of Mankind himself. Crowning his armour is a celestial halo, an obvious symbol of the Emperor’s blessing, perhaps gifted by some other hero of the Imperium..
Guilliman also comes with a helmet option, which we’re big fans of, as it projects the iconic image of the Space Marine, but dialed up to mythic levels on this towering figure – as is entirely appropriate for the tactical genius Primarch of the Ultramarines.
The Triumvirate of the Primarch will feature in Gathering Storm III, released in March.
Catch up on the story of the epic events that lead to the resurrection of this demi-god hero of the Imperium in Fall of Cadia and Fracture of Biel-Tan, the first of which is available now, and the other will be available to pre-order this weekend.
*Cypher’s a hero and I’ll hear nothing to the contrary.
– Eddie, hobby pundit and loyal son of the true Caliban.
Update! Inzwischen ging noch ein zweiter Artikel mit weiteren Bildern online, den wir Euch natürlich auch nicht verheimlichen wollen. Es handelt sich dabei um nicht weniger als einen Auszug des März-White-Dwarfs, hier für Euch noch bevor viele von uns die Februar-Ausgabe in Händen halten! So darf Games Workshop unserer Meinung nach gerne auf Leaks reagieren!
March, For Macragge
So, a Primarch returns, the warriors of Titan join the battle and a lost son of Caliban returns to seek redemption (or possibly destroy everyone – the jury’s still out).
A few pictures of March‘s issue of White Dwarf have been circulating the internet today, but as with all leaks, they were taken during one of Nottingham’s many earthquakes, so the picture resolution is a bit blurry.
So we thought we’d just share the whole article with you!
Here you go folks, an exclusive from the pages of White Dwarf on the final instalment of the Gathering Storm trilogy, a whole month early. Don’t say we never give you anything.
The Imperium of Mankind is in turmoil. Warp storms rage across the galaxy, tearing holes in reality through which spill legions of heretics, traitors and Daemons. The Maelstrom waxes strong, spreading tendrils of empyric energy across the Ultima Segmentum, while the Eye of Terror has grown larger than ever before, eclipsing the Cadian Gate and swallowing the planet of Cadia.
Imperial forces race to the breaches in realspace, determined to ensure that Abaddon the Despoiler’s 13th Black Crusade goes no further, but they are sorely pressed, for the Warmaster’s forces have appeared across the galaxy and have even laid siege to Macragge, home world of the Ultramarines Chapter of Space Marines. Besieged, the Ultramarines do not know why they are under attack, yet they will find out soon enough, for an unusual delegation has arrived…
‘Gathering Storm: Rise of the Primarch’, is the third book in the Gathering Storm series, concluding the story arcs that began in Fall of Cadia and Fracture of Biel-Tan. The heroes from both books – including Saint Celestine, Inquisitor Greyfax, Belisarius Cawl and the Ynnari – continue their quests, travelling through the Eldar webway to arrive in the Ultramar system. As you can probably tell from the title of the book, their arrival sparks one of the most miraculous, game-changing events in the history of Warhammer 40,000 – the resurrection of the Primarch Roboute Guilliman, who must then come to terms with what the Imperium has become in the 9,000 years he’s been in stasis. Alongside the book comes a trio of brand-new miniatures, first among them Guilliman himself – marking the first time a loyalist Primarch has been made in plastic. It’s a monumental event with massive repercussions, as you’ll soon find out.
In the darkest hour…
March sees the release of Rise of the Primarch. Like the preceding two books – Fall of Cadia and Fracture of Biel-Tan – the title is pretty blatant, and the front cover leaves nothing to the imagination – Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines Chapter, is reborn! This 136-page hardback book follows the introduction of Roboute Guilliman to the grim darkness of the 41st Millennium and the monumental task he has ahead of him – that of saving the Imperium. Alongside a cracking story, you’ll find rules for using Guilliman and his advisors in your games of Warhammer 40,000, plus maps, ’Eavy Metal showcases, epic illustrations, new missions, army-building options and plenty more besides.
The realm of Ultramar is the setting for the third book in the Gathering Storm series. The book contains a star map of the entire region, detailing the many worlds that Roboute Guilliman must rescue from the clutches of Chaos before he can look at saving the rest of the Imperium.
The major battle scenes in the book are recreated with the Studio’s vast collection of miniatures. Here, the Ultramarines and their newly resurrected Primarch stand firm in the Fortress of Hera against the invading Black Legion.
Rise of the Primarch includes five Echoes of War missions that follow the events that take place in the story and three Cataclysm of War missions that introduce new ways to play, including Stratagems – assets that you can use before or during the game to give you the edge over your opponent. These rules can be combined with those found in Fall of Cadia.
The Triumvirate of the Primarch
Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines is reborn! For close to nine millennia, his body was held in stasis, caught in the heartbeat before death. Now, through the artifice of the Martian Tech-priest Belisarius Cawl and the alien sorcery of the Eldar Yvraine, he returns to the Imperium in its darkest hour.
Clad in the Armour of Fates and wielding his father’s flaming sword, Roboute Guilliman is a demigod of war, a symbol of freedom and Humanity’s best chance of saving the Emperor’s legacy. However, his noble countenance is troubled by the terrible state of the Imperium, and he must put aside his fears if he is to save Mankind. But first Guilliman must fight the war to end all wars. It could take many mortal lifetimes.
Alongside Roboute Guilliman, this plastic set also contains Grand Master Voldus of the Grey Knights – one of Guilliman’s new and most trusted advisors – and the enigmatic Cypher, who joins Guilliman on his quest to save the Imperium. Or does he…?
Roboute Guilliman comes with two heads, one wearing a helmet, the other bare and wearing a laurel wreath.
Thanks to the kit’s design, they are easily interchangeable should you wish to paint and use both.
The Ultramarines Chapter symbol is featured on the model’s shoulder pad beneath a scroll bearing the Primarch’s name.
On Guilliman’s other shoulder can be seen a crux terminatus
Guilliman’s backpack contains a life-support system and a reactor to power his suit’s many systems, including the Hand of Dominion.
In his other hand he wields the flaming sword of the Emperor.
The Fallen Angel Cypher is a mysterious figure, his role in the Gathering Storm an enigma.
Beneath Cypher’s many layers of tattered robes can be seen a holstered bolt pistol. Being of such an ancient design, the gun has no magazine, but an ammo feed instead.
Cypher’s backpack is a mismatch of designs, having been modified many times over the millennia.
Cypher carries a long sword across his back that is far too big for even an Astartes’ hands. It is rumoured that the sword is the fabled Lion Sword that once belonged to the Dark Angels Primarch Lion El’Jonson.
Grand Master Voldus is the commander of the Grey Knights 3rd Brotherhood. He carries a potent force hammer (and the symbol of his office) known as the Malleus Argyrum.
Voldus’s shoulder pad bears the Chapter symbol of the Grey Knights – an open book with a sword behind it. Behind the symbol oaths and litanies can be seen engraved into his armour.
As Warden of the Librarius, it’s not surprising that Grand Master Voldus carries numerous books and weighty tomes about his person.
They no doubt contain many terrifying facts about Chaos Daemons.
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