GW: Neue Miniaturen für Tau und The Horus Heresy
Im kommenden Frühjahr bekommt das Sternenreich der Tau einen neuen Codex und passend dazu mit Darkstrider ein neues Charaktermodell, während zwei Figuren aus der Siege of Terra Buchreihe ihr Debüt auf den Schlachtfeldern feiern.
The Greatest Covert Operator in the T’au Empire Is Stepping in From the ShadowsDid you wonder who the mysterious silhouetted figure was in our Kill Team article on the T’au Empire? It was none other than Sub-commander El’Myamoto, better known as Darkstrider. Check out the new miniature in all his (unshrouded) glory.
The new miniature sees Darkstrider carefully releasing one of his drone familiars, with his trusty pulse carbine, Shade, tucked under his right arm.
Darkstrider’s optical scanner incorporates a highly advanced structural analyser, enabling him to direct the fire of his kin at the weak points of their targets with ruthless precision.
But who exactly is this dashing hero of the T’au Empire? He’s something of a rebel among his kind, never afraid to question (even outright ignore) orders should he decide an improvised alternative is better in an unfolding situation. Darkstrider’s methods are effective, but his insubordination has cost him promotion more than once. He does have allies – Commander Shadowsun herself respects the battlefield instincts of the maverick sub-commander, and trusts his judgement without question – a ringing endorsement!
Darkstrider can usually be found fighting alongside elite cadres of Pathfinders, performing covert vanguard missions of sabotage and subterfuge.
The stunning new Darkstrider miniature will be up for pre-order early next year, alongside the shiny new edition of Codex: T’au Empire.
Revealed – New Models Straight From the Pages of the Siege of Terra
The Warhammer Preview Online: Black Library has been an absolute onslaught of new book reveals and teases.
You may have caught wind of a pair of models leaping from the page to the tabletop. Meet Fafnir Rann of the Imperial Fists and Dominion Zephon of the Blood Angels Legion.
Such is the scale of the Siege of Terra that even mighty heroes of the Imperium are small cogs in the grinding slaughter of the Horus Heresy. The heroes who fought to defend the Imperial Palace from dozens of plots and brutal attacks were many, and their deeds were just as noble as those of their Primarchs.
A celebrated officer of the Imperial Fists, Captain Rann was charged with the defence of the strategically vital Lions Gate Spaceport. He later joined the Templar Brethren, fighting alongside Sigismund and earning ever greater glory.
He’s a veritable mountain of stubborn strength, even for a superhuman Space Marine, wielding his signature twin power axes.
Zephon, while not high-ranking, always seemed to find his way to the centre of the action. His body was shattered in battle just before the events of the Siege of Terra, and his extensive augmetic surgeries brought him into contact with a Tech-Priest by the name of Arkhan Land (yes, the very same man for whom the Land Raider and Land Speeder were named).
He fought alongside the Adeptus Custodes, was recruited by Malcador the Sigillite, and fought on the front lines of the siege, fearlessly protecting and inspiring the soldiers at every turn. This incredible model shows his unusual bionic limbs, as well as the grace and fury of the Blood Angels.
Intrigued? We can’t blame you. Though their stories are bigger than one book, the Siege of Terra novel Saturnine – coming soon in paperback – will give you a healthy dose of Rann and Zephon, and the series isn’t even over yet…
You’ll be able to secure both of these models very soon during the Black Library Celebration in February, so stay tuned for more news.
Quelle: Games Workshop