GW: Black Templar Preview
Neben der für kommenden Samstag angekündigten Armeebox bekommt der Orden der Black Templar einen Schwung weiterer neuer Modelle, bereit für einen neuen Kreuzzug in der fernen Zukunft.
Helbrecht Returns, the High Marshal Who Leads His Crusades From the Front
Of all the Chapter Masters who lead the Imperium’s Space Marines into battle, none do so with the fury and zeal of High Marshal Helbrecht of the Black Templars.
If you’ve been excited by the recent reveals of the Emperor’s Champion and Black Templars Army Set, you’ll have been wondering whether their glorious leader has joined them in crossing the Rubicon Primaris. You don’t have to wait any longer to find out…
Amazing, right? All jazzed up in his artificer suit of Mark X armour, he looks every bit the no-nonsense crusader that we know and love.
The new Helbrecht model faithfully reimagines this classic piece of atmospheric artwork, with the Chapter Master of the Black Templars standing triumphantly over the body of an Ork, the fabled Sword of the High Marshals lodged in its chest.
As in the artwork, Helbrecht is accompanied by a pair of attendants. One of them is feverishly cleaning the Ork blood from the High Marshal’s blade, while the other just about manages to carry his combi-melta, Ferocity – to be fair, it is almost the size of the fella himself.
Helbrecht now comes with a choice of three heads – one helmeted and two bare – so you can customise him to suit your preferred level of zeal. He also lost a hand fighting Imotekh the Stormlord since he last got a model – a nugget of lore that’s been faithfully represented on his new miniature.
There are very few Chapters that match the aggression of the Black Templars on the battlefield and none who equal their righteous fury. With Helbrecht leading the charge, there is no battle line that they cannot sunder.
The mighty High Marshal of the Black Templars will be available soon.
Grimaldus, the Relic-Saving and Ork-Smashing High Chaplain of the Black Templars, Is Back
Of the many heroes forged in the fires of the Third War of Armageddon, few command such reverence as High Chaplain Grimaldus, ‘Hero of Helsreach’.
Both High Marshal Helbrecht and the Emperor’s Champion have crossed the Rubicon Primaris, so it was only a matter of time before the Black Templars’ firebrand High Chaplain followed suit.
He may be clad in a shiny new suit of Mk X Tacitus Armour, but the detailing is full of callbacks to his classic miniature. From the bonding studs in his greaves to the candles on his backpack, Grimaldus is dripping in nostalgia and looking sharper than ever before.
Grimaldus earned his title during the siege of Helsreach, when a millions-strong Ork horde fell upon the hive city. After months of intense fighting, the survivors fell back to the Temple of the Emperor Ascendent where they held the Orks at bay until the building itself collapsed around them.
Miraculously, Grimaldus pulled himself from the rubble carrying three holy relics of the temple. Ever since, he has marched to war with them at his side, carried by a retinue of Cenobyte Servitors.
The servitors carry the Banner of Fallen Crusaders, the Sceptre of Anointing, and the Remnant of the Fallen Temple. They form a procession-like unit on the battlefield that rallies the spirits of nearby Black Templars and drives them onward.
Grimaldus surrounded by the relics he saved is an iconic image of the Chapter, and you may even remember their sombre display from an earlier Codex: Black Templar’s classic piece of artwork.
As a Chaplain, Grimaldus is also a dab hand at inspiring his fellow Astartes to fight harder, making him an excellent commander for smaller forces like the one found in the new Black Templars Army Set.
Black Templars Reinforcements Are on the Way with These Amazingly Zealous New Models
We hope you’ve got your relics to hand – the Black Templars Army Set is up for pre-order this weekend. Featuring the Emperor’s Champion, a Marshal, a Primaris Crusader squad, and a Redemptor Dreadnought, it packs a fair old wallop. But that’s just the tip of the spear…
What an impressively zealous contingent of Space Marines.
You’ll no doubt recognise High Marshal Helbrecht and the grizzled High Chaplain Grimaldus, who look like they’ve walked right off pieces of classic Warhammer 40,000 art. But what about all those others?
If you watched the video closely – and we have many times – you may have seen a retinue of hitherto unseen miniatures, including more than a few nods and winks to Black Templars from the past.
Here we have the Castellan – effectively a fancy-pants Black Templars lieutenant – based on an inimitable piece of Black Templars art, providing a radically different look to your average Space Marine thanks to his skeletal pauldrons, all that piping, and the unconventional armour design.*
The Sword Brethren have also had an almighty glow-up. This elite squad can wield a diverse array of melee weapons, including thunder hammers and lightning claws, to beat and slash some faith into the most formidable opponents.
Even among the Adeptus Astartes, the Black Templars are inordinately devout. They simply adore excessive iconography, including sacred candles, the bones of martyrs, and handy chains so your fellas will never lose their weapons again!
To represent this look across all of your army, you can get your hands on an upgrade frame packed full of details you can add to your regular Primaris Space Marines.
Outfit any Adeptus Astartes squad with custom pauldrons, cover your Assault Intercessors with honorific ribbons, and equip a Repulsor with a multi-melta – a weapon that the Templars favour for its ferocity.
In a first for an upgrade sprue, you’ll also be able to equip the Relics you collect in your Crusade missions on your Heroes for that fervent narrative touch.
Also included in the upgrade kit are 240 transfers, so you can really demonstrate how impassioned your Black Templars are.
While we’re talking about Passions, the Black Templars codex supplement is full of rules that make these over-enthusiastic knights shine through the grime of the battlefield.
For anyone whose questing has their diary blocked out for a few weeks, the miniatures contained within will be along separately in a few weeks, alongside a standard version of the codex supplement.
All of this will be following shortly after the release of The Black Templars Army Set. As with the Kill Team: Octarius box, we’ll be running a pre-order promise for the whole weekend. Watch out for more about how it will work later in the week – but, rest assured, no Black Templars fans will be left behind.
Our video team is so excited for this release they’ve even done a video to show you how to paint black armour to Battle Ready standard, ensuring you can power through your Crusader squads with ease.
* Can any Space Marine really be called average? They’re post-human monsters!
Quelle: Games Workshop