To celebrate the new Chaos Space Marines codex I decided to build my box of Raptors. Ok, there is no new book on the horizon but at least we’ll be getting some new formations and stuff with the revamped Black Legion and Crimson Slaughter supplements. I’ll be doing a run down of the new books once I get my hands on them.
But for now, back to the Raptors. This kit is amazing. The models are great with an extremely high and well executed level of detail, cool looking weapons (the chainswords are golden!) and really cool shoulder pads and heads. The only complaint I have is that there is isn’t more bits in the box.
Here is a couple of snaps of the models.
Raptors are a tad expensive and lack survivability (unless you spend more points for the Mark of Nurgle). If they’d drop say three points per model you would see more use of them. They have fear which is meh against most units but every once in awhile you benefit from it. Fear is one of those rules I always forget about. The unit is not really an assault unit but a mobile tank hunter unit. Melta guns on a unit that can move 12″ is never a bad thing.
Back to the revamped supplements – I can’t decide which would fit the theme of my Chaos Warband – The Lords of Ascension. The warband is old (like a couple of millennia) but they aren’t Horus Heresy old. I run my list based on assault and give all champions both close combat weapons and gift of mutation. What do you think – is Black Legion or Crimson Slaughter better to base the warband on or should I just stick with the ancient codex?
And I just read that Games Workshop are, according to the rumours, releasing rules for a Chaos Knight detachment. If true, I might just have to pick save up for that Knight I always wanted.