More Primaris for the Flesh Tearers

The battered (mostly self-inflicted, it has to be said) Flesh Tearers chapter has received more Primaris reinforcements from Lord Guilliman!

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The Reivers seem to have captured the imagination of many players, judging by the forums, and they are perhaps the closest thing to an assault-type squad so far, making them perfect for the Flesh Tearers.

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Their skull masks also fit in well with the chapter, but a word of warning about those grav vanes on their backpacks; they may seem like the most ‘tactical’ option (though the grapnel launcher sounds fun too, and you can always use a Repulsor to cart them around the battlefield), but they are a sod to work with – the contact area to fix then to the backpack is not overly large, and you will knock a few off as you paint. However, re-attaching them with superglue and then layering paint over the top seems to be sufficient to hold them together during play.

Also note that I used the resin Flesh Tearers shoulder pads on these models, which is a blessing for those of us who simply cannot freehand consistently.

The next new squad are the Aggressors – another brand new kit if you only have the Dark Imperium models at the moment.

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These are nice, meaty models and the combination of bolters and power fists makes them a nice assault unit too. Only three models, but their armour should help keep them out of too much trouble…

I thought they might be a bit of a pain to paint (they were certainly not the speediest models to put together, despite their low head count) but, in the end, they were simple enough. There is a fair bit of detail on their rear side, but it is up to you how much time you spend on that.

Finally, the big ‘un – the Redemptor Dreadnought.

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This is a seriously imposing model, perhaps occupying the halfway point between the Dreadnought Classic and an Imperial Knight. I went with the two Onslaught Cannon (heavy and regular) for maximum dakka, but the plasma option is appealing too – not planning to do another one of these in the near future (they take about as long to build as a Land Raider – a lot of parts!), but it remains a possibility.

 

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What next for the Flesh Tearers then? Well, I have the four characters built (Captain, Apothecary, Chaplain and Librarian), and I intend to start work on them very soon alongside the mighty Repulsor tank…

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