40K Apocalypse Writ Large

Games Workshop’s revised Warhammer 40K Apocalypse is drawing closer. Along with the book, Games Workshop will release four new Finecast Space Marine Captains.

Yet the big thing (sorry) everyone is looking for are, of course, Games Workshop’s big plastic kits. These have been the centre-piece of every recent release for Warhammer 40K and Warhammer Fantasy. What better time for GW to show off their largest kits than a new Apocalypse?

Here are some close-ups of the big releases coming to Warhammer 40K in July 2013

#1 – Khorne Lord of Skulls

Khorne Lord of Skulls

Few Games Workshop miniatures have evoked as many negative reactions as this large-scale revival of a 40K Epic classic. Whatever it is, it’s undeniably “Warhammer 40K”, to its very core.

#2 – Necron Tesseract Vault

Necron Tesseract Vault

From what the rumours say, the Necrons literally caged a God in this vault (which, apparently, needs permanent repair on the outside) to go to war “Apocalypse-style”.

Caged God

#3 – Imperial Aquila Strongpoint

Aquila Strongpoint

The Emperor Protects!

#4 – Thoughts?

I guess I don’t have to ask. All the cool kids hate the Lord of Skulls it seems.

I think it’s a rather fun miniature actually. Is it over the top? Sure, but in a “good way”, I believe. Then again, I never was a massive fan of the more sober “Flames of War in Space” approach to 40K, as pioneered by Forge World in particular.