Well here you have it, retail prices for all the new Marine items that will be available from 7 September.
Codex £35! (yes another £5 more than the most expensive HB Dex’s we’ve so far had)
Librarian £18 (Plastic single figure pack)
Captain £18 (Plastic single figure pack)
Tactical Squad £25
Sternguard Squad £30
Vanguard Squad £25
Centurion Squad £47.50
Reclusiam Command Squad £55
So no Shitecast, that’s good, but lets look at some of the prices.
Yet another £5 on the codex £35 quid this is now becoming daylight robbery when you consider the last Marine Dex released just under 5 years ago was £15 RRP!
Librarian & Captain £18 each! It’s certainly good that they’re not Shitecast but again £18 each is daylight robbery, especially considering what figures you get in the Dark Vengeance boxset & the cost of the current Marine Commander with all of its extras.
Tac squad £25 I’m not sure what new stuff you’ll get in the box but a slight rise from the current £23, I can live with that.
Sternguard squad £30, on the face of it £30 for 5 plastic non Termie minatures appears to be excessive, but I’m not sure what’s in the box so I’ll reserve judgement.
Vanguard Vets £25, OK a standard Assault squad is £20.50, and the Shitecast current edition are £25.50 so whilst I’d like them to be cheaper £25 is pretty fair (given GWs current pricing of models.
Centurions £47.50 (I believe for 3 models) Jesssssssssssus, and I bet these will be 1 of 2 must have for the WAAC gamers out there.
Stalker (new Rhino Anti air tank) £40, yet again another £5 increase against its Predator/Vindi/Whirlwind equivalents, which I feel are overpriced themselves anyway, but £40 for 1 Rhino size model is extortionate, but my suspicion is that this will be the 2nd must have from the new Marine releases.
Strikeforce £140, I don’t know what’s in it so I can’t comment.
Reclusiam Command Squad £55, again I’m not sure exactly what’s in this but I believe online rumours suggest new plastic Chaplain, Razorback & Command squad with a Command squad & R/back currently costing you £45.50 if true gives you a Chaplain for £9.50, but this seems to be the only way you’ll be able to get him, by shellingout on a R/back & Command squad you may not even want.
Finally GW have also decided to release some more coloured sprays again @ their extortianate £10 a can. These are unsurprisingly Green (D/Angels), Red (B/Angels), Blue (Ultra tarts) & can anyone guess the last colour?
Yes you’ve got it Grey (Wolves).
So overall it seems that for even those gamers who’ve got plenty of Marines, to keep up with the arms race is going to be rather an expensive affair this autumn.