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.
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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.
Notable parts: Mark III shoulder pad.
A very modern set of armour, though the pad redeems itself.Ã‚Â 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!