Magnus the Red Primarch of the Thousand Sons
"Without the light of Chaos, the universe would stagnate and collapse. Only through this struggle can progress take place."
- From the Book of Magnus
Magnus the Red, Primarch of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion, is one of the few surviving Primarchs and currently an extremely powerful Daemon Prince of the Chaos God Tzeentch. In the early years of the Empire, he was also known as the Crimson King and Red Cyclops.
While still an inhabitant of the Materium, the copper-skinned Magnus was a giant in both physical and mental terms.
Magnus thought he would be able to control the "Great Ocean" of psychic energy that was the Warp; however, his prodigious and careless use of his psychic gifts eventually led him to fall out of favour with his father, the Emperor of Mankind, as well as the majority of his brethren, Primarchs. His psychic immaturity, recklessness, selfish pride and arrogance also caused his own undoing, as they eventually brought about his own damnation and eternal servitude to the dark god of change, Tzeentch.
In the end, Magnus led his XV Legion to the banner of Horus and fought on the side of the Arch Heretic during the Great Betrayal of the Horus Heresy. He survived these events and rose to the position of Daemon Prince of Tzeentch as a reward for his service to the Changer of Ways.
Where Magnus once stood as the epitome of humanity, he is now a monstrous creature of chaos, a demon primarch bound to the dark and subtle will of the Great Conspirator. His skin, always red, crackles and glows from the warp matter it has absorbed, and from his back sprout huge wings adorned with runes of Tzeentchian power. With his one eye he sees through immaterium and real space alike, weaving the strands of manifold futures and twisting them into a noose with which to ensnare his enemies. Though he once sought knowledge for his own purpose, he now seeks only that which will ensure the Empire burns for its crimes against him and his Thousand Sons.
In a war-torn galaxy, there are few things more fearsome on the battlefield than a demon primarch. Where Magnus strides, the fabric of reality stretches and tears, time and space torn violently apart to allow his passage. The mere sight of him sears the mind with shifting, paradoxical images, glimpses of the Warp incomprehensible to mortal thought. Those upon whom his shadow falls are plunged into darkness, their egos collapsing into a dense singularity as Magnus' demonic presence invades their psyches. Even intrepid warriors who have braved countless terrible conflicts find their courage torn to shreds as the Lord of the Thousand Sons is stoked to rage.
From the glowing fires of Magnus' eye come explosions of raw psychic energy. With each earth-shattering flash, titans and armoured pillars are ripped from reality and their substance reduced to clouds of screeching atoms. As the Daemon Primarch closes in on his enemies, they are caught in a field of fluctuating energy, an aura of malevolent sentience that twists existence to suit Magnus' will. The most impenetrable defences are laid bare by this distorting influence, leaving the enemy open to slaughter.
Magnus leads entire cults of Thousand Sons warriors in battle. With these armies he shares a small portion of his indomitable power, infusing the soulless Rubricae and Scarab Occult Terminators with a dose of violent vitality and bolstering the already starved ambitions of the still-living wizards. They are his greatest weapon, guided by compulsion and fate to do his bidding, and through them he directs his wrath across the Galaxy.
This multi-part plastic kit contains the necessary components to assemble Magnus the Red, Daemon Primarch of Tzeentch. He is an imposing winged model whose size is commensurate with his power. He has a choice of 3 different faces (cyclopean, open helmet and closed helmet), is clad in armour that pre-dates the dark days of the Horus Heresy, and has a range of modelling options: Accessories include magical tomes, scrolls and daggers. He is armed with the honestly striking Blade of Magnus, modelled as either a glef or a sword. Supplied with a Citadel 100mm round base and a shattered Space Wolf Dreadnought as base detail!
- 3 different faces?Cyclops face.
- open helmet
- closed helmet
- magical tomes
- Pompous blade of Magnus as sword or gleve
- For design a destroyed cybot of the Space Wolves