|Squad of Primaris Intercessors for the Crimson Fists Chapter of Space Marines - figures from GW.|
|Intercessors carrying "auto bolt rifles" - I love the drum-style magazines on the weapons.|
|Emobssed shoulder pads are from older kits - and they still work fine on the new "Primaris" models.|
|If you are going to check your email, always draw your pistol first...|
|Just one example of many different options for poses/looks in the Intercessors box.|
|Sergeant - a fun pose, again, another example of the neat poses from the kit.|
|No harm in sneaking a VII Legion decal on this group, is there?|
But this delay is not due to disliking the figures - it is due to a desire to focus on non-40k projects. In fact, I quite enjoyed these figures...GW is at its best when doing these multi-part plastic kits, and the Intercessors have all sorts of nice options - for weapons, for poses, for accessories. I like the notion of the "bolt rifle" and the three different types you can choose to equip the figures with. I opted for the "auto bolt rifle" for most of these Marines in this unit as I like the look of the drum-style magazine. There are a couple with "stalker bolt rifles", and two of the Marines also have auxiliary grenade launchers.
|A (fuzzy) example of a "stalker bolt rifle".|
|Auxiliary grenade launchers mounted on bolt rifles - with grenade rounds loaded into the slings...neat details.|
|A small amount of extra fire support for the squad.|
|View showing the rear packs and leg armour.|
Another thing to be mindful of with these figures is the posing of the arms...I wouldn't call this a "flaw", per-se...or if it is a flaw, it's me, not the models. You can get some super-cool poses with the plastic Primaris Marines, but also some awkward-looking ones. The issue can stem from a very small thing, a not-quite-right pose of the arms or the head...look closely at a couple of photos here and some of Marines look a little awkward with their weapons. Just take your time, and you'll be fine.
One final negative for me is the lack of heavy weapons. Don't get me wrong - there are new-generation Space Marines with heavy-style weapons, such as the "Hellblasters", but I miss the single heavy-weapon Marine with a missile launcher or lascannon. The designers seem to be taking the Marines away from the vision of the "tactical squads" that could do a little bit of everything. Instead, there are more specialized squads, with specialized armour/weapons etc. Oh well.
|Auxiliary grenade launchers on the end of the battle line.|
Thanks for reading, hope you are able to be safe and enjoy some summer and some hobby time of your own. Cheers!