Imperial observers have likened the fire of a Hellblaster Squad to the
incinerating power of a stellar flare. Bolt after bolt of plasma sears
across the battlefield; those caught in the Hellblasters’ sights are
swiftly annihilated, their armour blasted to ash and their flesh and
bone to glowing motes. Even armoured fighting vehicles are swiftly
reduced to heaps of metallic slag. Deployed at the correct point and
time, a single Hellblaster Squad can blunt the thundering assault of an
armoured spearhead, or lay low even the most titanic alien fiend.
This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to
assemble a set of 10 Primaris Hellblasters. Clad in Mk X Tacticus power
armour, they eschew the complex variations of wargear many of their
battle-brothers carry, preferring instead to focus on and specialise in a
single-armament specialism – plasma.
The models can be assembled as either a 10-man squad, a squad of 9
Hellblasters with a Sergeant or 2 separate 5-man squads, each with a
Sergeant of their own. The whole squad can be armed with a host of
plasma weaponry – there are 10 plasma incinerators included, with the
components required to turn any of them into an assault plasma
incinerator or heavy plasma incinerator, depending on your preference.
The assault and heavy variants feature alternate muzzles, ammunition
flasks and different cabling attaching the weapon to the Hellblasters’
backpack. There are 4 incinerators which are being carried rather than
aimed; you have the option to arm 4 Hellblasters with plasma pistols in
the other hand.
A problem (some call it a bonus…) of plasma weaponry is its tendency to
overheat; there are several optional components reflecting this. Bare
head options featuring nasty burns are included for the Sergeant, and
there are bionic arms included, heavily implying lost limbs in plasma
accidents. There are also plenty of pistol holsters, reliquaries,
grenade sets and purity seals included.
The Primaris Hellblasters come as 250 components, and are supplied with 10 Citadel 32mm Round bases and a transfer sheet.