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Space Marine HQ Command Tanks- Rules and Release Information



Space Marines Command Tanks are here, and Warhammer World is the first place you can get them. With that said, they are sold in a single box together with one additional sprue over both tanks to upgrade them with several Space Marine chapter bits.


Check out some of the rules and weapon options for these guys!

via UnkyHamHam on Bolter and Chainsword
You must take them both together.  And they are the cost of 4 Thunderfire cannons...


via a reader on Faeit 212
Space Marine HQ Command Tanks sold in one box together with only one sprue to upgrade both base tanks (think the price is £75). They have either the space marines, blood angels, dark angels or space wolves faction. They are chosen together as one HQ slot but operate as separate units on the battlefield.

Rhino Primaris gets an Orbital Array which either brings in one reserve unit automatically or calls an orbital alpha strike (massive blast orbital bombardment) and also has a serveo-skull hub which once per game, per ability, gives one unit in 12” snapshots  (including overwatch) at full BS OR fearless OR vehicles only, restore 1 hull point on 2+. Comes with twin-linked plasma gun and transport capacity of 6. No information on points cost yet for either tank.

Excelsior has Aquila Aegis field which is effectively extra armour with inbuilt 6++. One unit within 12" (can be upgraded to 18" for 10pts) gains one special rule for the turn from: counter-attack, fearless, hit & run, Interceptor, preferred enemy, sky fire, spit fire or tank hunters. Can take a combi plasma. Comes with 2 twin linked lascannons, a grav cannon and grav.

If an Excelsior is within 24” of one or more friendly primaris then +1 BS to excelsior. Both tanks can take the usual stormbolter, hunter killer, extra armour and dozer blade (rhino only) upgrades.



Additional Pics from ebay where its already for sale for double the Warhammer World cost.



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  1. Got one up on eBay already: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Warhammer-World-Exculsive-Command-Rhino-And-Landraider-/281694119151?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item41964724ef

    I will be surprised if it seems for that much but who knows. Honestly I can't say I wouldn't try to do the same.

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  2. Here's to hoping that the exclusive part is only for a limited time. If it's not then it's pretty annoying and poorly conceived since they're needlessly restricting their sales.

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    1. Early access I could understand but exclusivity based on geographical proximity is simply ludicrous. They're an international company acting at a local level. If I was a shareholder I'd be demanding answers to such a detrimental sales strategy.

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    2. Excellent points.
      The new "warhammer world" is pretty cool - and their customer "reach" on it is, well, compared to the cost and alternatives - dismal.
      Kirby used to brag about not doing marketing - but he was wrong - they do marketing - its just very very poorly done.
      With the right leadership and a better culture that understands what they really sell, and who their customers are, they could be a billion dollar company.

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    3. Of course it's only temporarily exclusive. The new codex will be out soon, with these new rules incorporated in order to appease those who already have the kits. Then they will go on general release.

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    4. Does have warhammer world quite blatantly on the box... Wouldn't be surprised if it was a WW/event exclusive package.

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    5. Maybe the 2-in1-box is exclusive, and they'll be sold separately in the future.

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    6. It's also really not that hard to stop printing boxes with the "Warhammer World" logo on them....

      They print a limited run with the logo and then take it off and print a bunch more once it becomes a standard kit.

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    7. Seeing how it's only one upgrade sprue for both kits, I wouldn't be surprised to see them selling that sprue on its own in the webstore.

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  3. Thats really cool.
    I can't wait for the xenos versions!

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    1. Oh man, hah. That's a good one.

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    2. I though the catacomb command barge was that.

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    3. Catacomb command barge doesn't come with all sorts of cool rules for dropping down ordnances and buffing squads and bringing in reserves.

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  4. is this an upgrade kit? or full 2 tanks pack?

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    1. Essentially its a boxset with a land raider a rhino, and an additional sprue that makes the command variants.

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    2. And you must use the tanks as a set

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    3. When GW starts selling these everywhere, they'll probably just offer the upgrade kits and then people will put them on their own landraiders/rhinos.

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  5. Not surprised that its already on Ebay....

    Don't like the description this guy has used though:

    'this item was only released on the 15th may so is still rare and is only available for a limited time '

    Trying to make it sound like its going to be Very rare and hard to find, and justify his 53% profit on the item. Don't think I've seen anywhere saying its a limited time deal. It probably is, but so are all the models technically. :P

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    1. Have people forgotten the term "buyer beware?"

      If you are buying this item, I think you would be educated enough on the subject to know exactly what you are getting, where it comes from, and what it's original cost is. If someone then decides to still buy the item, what do you care, ThePrime? No one is being tricked. No one is being ripped off. No one is forcing anyone to buy anything. Just don't click "bid." I don't even see how this is ever an issue.

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    2. Learn to fucking read. ThePrime never said that somebody was getting tricked or ripped off. Also didn't elude to anybody being forced to purchase. You brought these up in response to something he didn't write? Weirdo.

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    3. Although, if it remains a WW exclusive, a 53% profit is still an okay deal in compare to travel cost for most (unless you already have a trip plande close to er completky to,. Im taling ofcourse for/About those who dont live close to WW)

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    4. It was advertised as a Warhammer World Exclusive by Games Workshop. But the general feeling is that when the codex drops with these tanks in the rules, the kit will be made available on their store for everyone to buy.

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  6. These look fantastic. I've been wanting another land raider and this one looks great!

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  7. It's nothing a nice and simple conversion can't replicate if you want one. Rules will be online.
    Jobs a good un. Thanks Internet.

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  8. If you think about it, it's not really that different to the captains they did for their new webstore last year. Except that the amount of money and time you have to spend is increased and that they will be available for longer....

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    1. except it is differnt from the captains. The captains where gorgous models true, but they where still space Marine captains. something that we have rules for. and have models of already

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    2. Shhh no one's supposed to know...

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  9. Managed to find one for 150 bucks. Too good an opportunity not to grab it. I'm not even mad.

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  10. The ability to grant a targeted unit skyfire for a turn is pretty huge. If predators can squadron in the next marine codex...

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    1. It's Intercept that's attracting me considering how rare it is outside Tau and how powerful Webway portal units can be.

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    2. Hell, even just giving it to a squad of Lascannon devs will be *brutal* and fairly cheap. Christ, those rules are outstanding.

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    3. Vehicle squadrons are SH!t

      Tempestus fire base is probably better as a counter to flyers.

      No One will buy a 100,- ,€ kit just to counter flyers.

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  11. The Rhino Primaris sounds like a lot of neat stuff in an AV 11/11/10 package. I like the idea of being able to take them as an HQ, though, since they seem to give you more firepower per point than the average Space Marine HQ.

    I only see GW making these models generally available if their rules end up in the 7th Edition Space Marine Codex. Then, since the set is essentially a Rhino and a Land Raider with a single upgrade sprue, GW could easily maintain the exclusivity by selling the complete kit only at Warhammer World. The upgrade sprue could be sold online, with buyers having to buy Rhinos and Land Raiders separately.

    Either way, I'm not holding my breath.

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    1. And yet it still dies like any other Rhino and will give your enemy First Blood.

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    2. And its almost cut and paste from the Forgeworld version

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    3. It could be good, but would have to be in reserves to ensure the darn thing would get to fire even one shot.

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  12. Gaaah, I want these so badly. Might find someone willing to travel to Nottingham and give them the dough. And Dark Angels iconography!?! You do tease me so, GW. Just make them generally available with the next dex please!

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    1. Also, does the fact that Dark Angels can take these point to DA getting access to Grav weapons in their next book? God, I hope so.

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    2. Hopefully, plus if we can give both Deathwing vehicle rules would be tasty :)

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    3. Though I think the landraider should have a more condensed plasma storm battery over the grav, just cause I want more plasma... Mmmm plasma... Om nom nom :p

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    4. Did SW get access to grav in their most recent dex? If so, I'd say you've got a pretty good chance.

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    5. SW got helfrost not sure but don't think they got grav

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    6. Yep, SW got Helfrost instead of Grav. So I expect DA to either get Grav or some new kind of special plasma weapon =P

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    7. No they didn't, they got frost guns

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    8. Yeah, special kinda plasma would make sense for DA, no Gets Hot at a minimum I'd think

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    9. Sorry Thomas, yes Dark Angels can take them but I've not seen anything that's says there is any Chapter specific iconography.

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    10. Yeah, think I must've read the post wrong or something. Doh! Apologies, I'm just really buzzed for these new tanks =D

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    11. Yo Thomas, you should have said!

      I was there yesterday and could have got you one!

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  13. These look fantastic. I've been wanting another land raider and this one looks great!

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  14. "Additional Pics from ebay where its already for sale for double the Warhammer World cost."

    humdeedum exclusive sales dont wooooork~

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  15. must be taken together? what a paste. I really like the Landraider. Was hoping that it would be an option on it's own.

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  16. “comes with Grav“ and “dark angels“ in one sentence is the true news here

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    1. Don't get excited. Space wolves don't have access to grav, but they're mentioned as well. DA will probably get more access to plasma

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  17. ITS only like i need 3 to 4 of These boxes or so, (got like 4 sm armies. Although not Al as big yet)

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  18. The Rhino lets one unit come in from reserves automatically? Use it with the 3 Stormraven formation from Blood Angels that allows deep strike assaults when using the locator beacons... oh man. And hide the Rhino behind the Land Raider with a token troop inside both so you don't get tabled top of turn 1. Sounds fun!

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  19. I just want the top of the rhino to make a cool damocles.... don't really care for the land raider as it doesn't make any sense

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  20. anyone else notice that the box doesn't say space marine..........

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    1. That's because it was obvious after the blood angel odex that all the new books would be called adeptus astartes for lawyering reasons =)

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    2. That's because it was obvious after the blood angel odex that all the new books would be called adeptus astartes for lawyering reasons =)

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