Today we dissect the Legiones Astartes and Solar Auxilia Support kits, some of the releases that accompany The Great Slaughter expansion for Legion Imperialis. We have high-res sprue pics, a rundown of all build options, and we’ll also check for any unsightly undercuts.

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Legions Imperialis Legiones Astartes Support and Solar Auxilia Support review and unboxing
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The Great Slaughter, the first expansion book for Legions Imperialis, comes with a handful of new model releases. The new Legiones Astartes Support and Solar Auxilia Support boxes can be preordered from Saturday, February 17, 2023. They go on sale two weeks later, following a two-week preorder window.

Legions Astartes Support review

The Legiones Astartes Support kit contains 16 miniatures (24 if you count the crew members extra):

  • 2 Leviathan Dreadnoughts with storm cannon
  • 2 Leviathan Dreadnoughts with cyclonic melta lances
  • 2 Deredeo Dreadnoughts with Anvilus autocannon batteries
  • 2 Deredeo Dreadnoughts with Hellfire plasma cannonades
  • 2 Rapier batteries with quad launchers
  • 2 Rapier batteries with laser destroyer arrays
  • 2 Tarantula platforms with lascannons
  • 2 Tarantula platforms with Hyperios missile launchers.

Like other Legions Imperialis kits, the Legiones Astartes Support Box contains two identical sprues, each with two models of all types. Additionally, there are 16 25mm bases, and the assembly guide also has the complete unit profile. The price, like the other expansion boxes, is £30 / 40 € / $50.

Legions Imperialis Legiones Astartes Support sprues review
This sprue is included twice

It should be noted that the box only contains the models in the weapon combinations listed above. Unfortunately, there are no additional bitz to vary the weapon loadoats. Undercuts are not found on the Dreadnoughts and weapon platforms, although they are clearly visible on the Space Marine Crew depending on the viewing angle.

Solar Auxilia Support review

The Solar Auxilia Support set includes 28 models (the box says 40, but seems to count the extra crew members).

  • 4 Rapier batteries with quad launchers
  • 4 Rapier batteries with laser destroyers
  • 4 Rapier batteries with mole mortar arrays
  • 6 Tarantula platforms with lascannons
  • 6 Tarantula platforms with Hyperios missile launchers
  • 6 Cyclops remote-controlled bombs

The Solar Auxilia Support Box also features two identical sprues, each capable of building half of the included models of each type. Additionally, you’ll receive 28 25mm bases, an assembly guide with the unit profiles, all for a price of also £30 / 40 € / $50.

Legions Imperialis Solar Auxilia Support sprues review
This sprue is also included twice

The quality of the kits is on par with other Legion Imperialis kits. The individual guns and vehicles are highly detailed, and the crew members are posed in a way that there are no significant visible undercuts. In this kit, too, you only have the option of choosing the armament as listed above, as no spare weapons are included.

Where to get

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Legions Astartes Support
Solar Auxilia Support

Final Verdict

The first expansion, "The Great Slaughter," is accompanied by additional solid (but unflexible) kits, demonstrating that Games Workshop will also support the game system with new releases in the medium to long term. The only downside is that you need the new expansion book to play further announced models such as Drop Pods and Jetbikes, as they were not included in the army list in the Core Book.