Incoming! Legion of the Damned

Games Workshop have just revealed the long-awaited release of the new Legion of the Damned models. We’ve seen pictures of them from Games Day and waited eagerly. I think the sculpts are a fine addition to the range, particularly with some classic armour being incorporated into the models. Let’s take a look at each model from a pre-Heresy perspective.

Every picture and model shown here is copyright © Games Workshop 2009, taken from their website and used without permission. I do not challenge their trademarks in using them.

lotd_4

Model and picture copyright Games Workshop 2009

Notable parts: Mark V legs.
A nice pose, similar to one of the Tyranid Veterans. Only requires a little head work to make pre-Heresy.

lotd_3

Model and picture copyright Games Workshop 2009

Notable parts: Mark III shoulder pad.
A very modern set of armour, though the pad redeems itself.  The helmet appears to be studded, so it could become mark V. A little knee work would round off this model for a pre-Heresy coversion.

lotd_1

Model and picture copyright Games Workshop 2009

Notable parts: Mark V helmet.
More importantly this model is holding a Multimelta in a decent pose, offering a great alternative to the plastic Devastators. As it stands, it could be passed off as Mark V armour, though I would make some small edits to the knees. It seems the left knee is studded, but not the right. Probably my favourite model from the set.

lotd_2

Model and picture copyright Games Workshop 2009

The first (I believe) power armour model to wield a Heavy Flamer, making this quite a unique model. I can imagine this selling well for a lot of players’ use.
The whole model appears very modern armour, so unless you removed the head, it would be best passed off as mark 5 with a bit of head work.

Model and picture copyright Games Workshop 2009

Model and picture copyright Games Workshop 2009

Notable parts: real Mark 5 legs.
Lovely pose and Heresy armour feel to this model. I wouldn’t want to attack this model, but at a push the helmet could use a small edit to maximise the Mark V look.

Model and picture copyright Games Workshop 2009

Model and picture copyright Games Workshop 2009

Notable parts: Mark 3 legs – at least appearing to be from the front angle.
Very obviously a great alternative for a Chaplain or Dark Apostle model.

Model and picture copyright Games Workshop 2009

Model and picture copyright Games Workshop 2009

Notable parts: Mark V / VI legs. Mark II/III pads.
A nice selection of different armour pieces, but the head really needs changing. He also appears to be holding a very cool looking Stormbolter, which I would naturally pass off as a mastercrafted bolt gun. It’s far too nice to even think about removing!

Overall some nice additions to the armour range and definite options for pre-Heresy players. There is a constant and heavy theme of flames and skulls here, which would naturally integrate into Salamanders and Word Bearers legions foremost.

I look forward to buying some!

Whitehorn

Aint nothing but a horn

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