Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Imperial Guard Codex

I had a quick perusal of the new Imperial Guard Codex while in the store.
It looks a really good read.
Some things I noticed is that specialist vehicles are back. I spotted Manticores, Hydras, Griffons and heavy mortors as well as Valkyries. There are two new Hellhound variants - the chemical toxin one looks really nasty.
Vehicles can be bought in troops of three.
Col Schaeffer's men are gone. There are penal troops but they are kinda dull.
Trop choices now include platoons, heavy weapons, penal troops and some really hairy veterans. Hellguns now have a reakick (AP3?).



  1. Thanks for sharing the pics! I'm anxiously awaiting getting a copy in my own hands.

    ...would you happen to know what the "Desperadoes" Special Rule does? That Penal Legion entry looks intriguing.

  2. I too am anxiously awaiting a copy of my own. This just makes me want it even more!

  3. It looks really good, geek.

    I will find out what desperado means tomorrow.


  4. You got to read through it! I'm so jealous!

    Interesting that the Penal Legion squad is so expensive. I wasn't expecting that.

    Does it bug anyone else that the front cover uses so much blue? Blue is for Navy! Green is for Guard!

  5. Thanks for posting this new release Guard stuff, John - much appreciated.

    I'm utterly surprised by just how intrigued I've become by the new codex...

    Great blog, too.


    - Drax

  6. Great stuff John! Do you have any more of the Codex to share with us? We'd love to see/hear about the background of some of the Elites.


  7. lol hellguns are ap 3?!?! wow

  8. I had a glance through it at the store in Chester yesterday. They also had a Valkyrie on the front desk though no brave sole had tried to paint it yet!
    I pre-ordered the cadian command boxset to the store to avoid paying postage also!!
    Craig @ cadian8th