Overview of the entire Warhammer 40K Black Templar army

If you like your heretics, aliens, and witches to be purged and burned, then the latest Space Marine chapter to get their codex for the 9th edition Warhammer 40,000 maybe for you. The Black Templars are a successor chapter to the Space Marines, meaning their lineage stems from one of the early founding chapters, in this case, the Imperial Fists. The Black Templars are on an eternal crusade to pass the enemies of the Emperor, who are numerous, to the edge of the sword and they enter Warhammer 40,000 9th edition with a brand new box. In this article, we’ll take a look at what’s in the Army Set and the new Black Templar Codex Supplement.

A Primaris Crusader squad leads the Black Templar charge against the enemy.

The Black Templars army set is not a Warhammer 40,000 Starter Set, it does not contain the basic rules, the dice and other accessories needed to play, and a copy of the Warhammer 40,000 Ground rules and the Space Marine Codex are required to use the models and rules in this set. The Black Templars Army Set is also a limited edition set, and while everything in the box will be available separately later, the release date for these is unknown. Games Workshop has guaranteed that anyone pre-ordering a Black Templars Army Box this weekend will receive a copy, so there’s no need to pay crazy eBay prices or stand in long lines to get a copy.

Warhammer 40,000 Black Templars Army Set.
The Warhammer 40K The Black Templars Army Set contains a solid core to help you get started with the Black Templars Chapter.

The Black Templars Army Set Contains:

  • Limited Edition Codex Supplement: Black Templars with John Blanche’s 3rd Edition Classic Artwork Cover Warhammer 40,000
  • Dark Templar Data Cards
  • Dark Templar Transfer Sheet
  • Emperor’s Champion
  • Marshal (Captain Primaris)
  • Primaris Crusader Squad (four neophytes, five initiates and one sword brother)
  • Redeemer Dreadnought

All minifigures except the Redemptor Dreadnought are brand new with this set.

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All-new Black Templar units included in the Army Set.

Emperor’s Champion – The Emperor’s Champion is a powerful melee character. Armed with the Black Sword, if they are within engagement range of an enemy character, they can fight first during the combat phase, as well as re-roll hit and wound rolls against enemy characters and any other character. melee attempt against them, subtract one from the roll.

Marshal – The Marshal uses the Captain Primaris profile but has different war gear options, either an automatic flamethrower or a plasma pistol and a master’s power sword or a master’s power ax.

Primaris Crusader Squad – The Crusader Squad is a mix of neophytes and initiates led by a Sword Brother. They have access to a mix of weapons, including the Pyre Pistol and Pyreblaster, close range D6 weapons that automatically strike their targets.

Redemptor Dreadnought – This dreadnought is the only non-new minifigure in this box, and is armed with a heavy flamethrower or assault cannon and heavy assault cannon or macro plasma incinerator .

The Black Templar’s Army Box contains 525 unit points before you start adding equipment, so it’s a solid base to build up your Black Templar’s strength or add the new miniatures to an existing force.

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The cover of the next Codex Black Templar supplement, when it releases separately later.

The Codex Black Templars Supplement works alongside the Codex Space Marines to create your Space Marine force. The Codex: Black Templars Supplement included in this Army Box has a limited edition cover, which will only be available with this set. When the supplement is released separately in the future, it will have different standard coverage.

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Work by John Blanche from the 3rd edition of Warhammer 40,000 and the next miniature of Chaplain Grimaldus inspired by the artwork.

The Codex Black Templars supplement includes a large section on the traditions and background of the Black Templars, as well as a section on their current status in the current Indomitus Crusade in the current narrative. It also includes rules and datasheets that make Black Templars unique, like Templar Vows, which allow players to choose between four different wishes to use during the game. These wishes have two parts, the Wish, giving all of them. Black Templar units have a bonus, such as the Emperor’s Vow to Maintain Honor, which gives units an invulnerable save of 5+, and also automatically fails wound rolls of 1 or 2 against that unit. . The second part of the Vow is the Passion, which adds a restriction to all units, these are related to the Vow, like the Passion of the Vow Suffer Not The Unclean To Live, which means that the units must charge the enemy on closer.

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The Black Templar Emperor’s Champion is a force multiplier against enemy characters.

The Codex supplement also includes Black Templar Stratagems, Warlord Traits, and Unique Relics. And it has an extremely thematic crusade section, for the crusade campaign games of Warhammer 40,000. This includes selecting a Crusade Oath, which has up to four different objectives that can be completed for rewards. The rewards are collected when all of the different items are completed, so players can go for a short oath, a one-time reward, or push for longer oaths, with huge rewards. Our crusade oath would be:

In the name of the Immortal Emperor, I hereby swear to glorify his name and to kill enemy leaders, without hesitation, in the very heart of enemy domains.

The datasheets included in the codex contain equipment options for Marshal (Captain Primaris) and Castellan (Lieutenant Primaris), as well as the characters named High Mashal Helbrecht and Chaplain Grimaldus. It details the rules for the Emperor’s Champion and the Primaris Crusader Squad, which are included in this set, as well as a First Marine Squad and the powerful Primaris Sword Brethern unit.

Warhammer 40,000 Black Templars Army Set.

If you are a Black Templar player, or looking to kickstart a Black Templar’s force, then this army set is a great way to get early access to the Codex Supplement and miniatures. We’re not sure what the cost of the set or individual items will cost when they are ultimately released separately, but this will almost certainly avoid purchasing them individually, as well as the limited edition cover of the Codex Supplement. So grab your sword and flamethrower, and let’s join the crusade to take down the enemies of the Immortal Emperor.


The copy of Black Templar Army Set used to produce this preview was provided by Games Workshop.

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