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Something that I feel games Workshop would benefit from doing is making models for their Warhammer 40,000 setting without their needing to fit into one of their games. These days the setting is popular enough that many of these figures would sell themselves, games use or no.
Warhammer Community recently previewed the Vanus assassin and I was surprised to see it.
The Vanus clade debuted in the Horus Heresy novel Nemesis and haven’t been seen since. Information is their stock in trade and weapon of choice and so they have little role on a battlefield. Typically they wouldn’t deploy to a battlefield at all, or even a planet, staying out of sight in orbit, working their way with information systems to achieve their goals. being brought to battle generally means they have failed.
However, Warhammer 40,000 is a game and so rules are seen as necessary. Now we have a Vanus for the battlefield. Venenum is the other unseen clade featured in Nemesis. As the name suggests, their preferred method is poison. Perhaps we shall see them, too.
I don’t object to game rules for these models, I just think that seeing everything in the setting through the lens of a tabletop game is not always the best way of looking.