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8th Edition Release Date Announced

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

8th Edition launches June 3rd.

And it looks amazing!

From Games Workshop:

June 3rd – mark your calendars folks, because that’s the day you’ll be able to pre-order your copy of the new edition of Warhammer 40,000. You’ll then be among the first to get your hands on it come release day on June 17th.

Fresh from the forges of Mars, and ready to bleed in defence of the Imperium, the Primaris Space Marines have come tooled for war. The bolt rifle-wielding Intercessors are the mainstay of the force. Alongside them march plasma-toting Hellblasters, providing deadly fire-support. And dropping in from orbit are Inceptors with the short range fury of their twin assault bolters.
Intercessor Squad
Intercessor Squad
Hellblaster Squad
Inceptor Squad 

Leading these new warriors are the champions of the Primaris Space Marines: the inspiring presence of the Lieutenants, the banner-carrying Ancients, and the commander of the force, a Captain clad in new Gravis armour.

Primaris Lieutenant with power sword
Primaris Lieutenant with auto bolt rifle
Primaris Ancient
Captain in Gravis armour

The Death Guard are equally impressive. First up, a unit of Plague Marines. The archetypal unit of the XIV Legion swollen with the raw power of decay, these form of the core of any Death Guard force. Nurgle fans will also be pleased to see a shambling plague host represented by the repugnant and varied Poxwalkers, each draped in scraps of clothing from their former lives. There is a new vehicle on offer too – the Foetid Bloat-drone, a floating Daemon Engine that hunts its prey with a malign intelligence. 
Plague Marines
Foetid Bloat-drone
Poxwalkers

Rounding off the Death Guard are their own leaders, including a huge new Lord of Contagion, clad in warped Cataphractii Terminator plate and wielding one of the most brutal looking axes we’ve ever seen. Alongside him is the Noxious Blightbringer, a dark reflection of the noble Legion banner bearers of old, who carries a cursed plague bell that tolls with the death knell of his victims. Last but not least is the Malignant Plaguecaster – one of the pestilent sorcerers of this pox-ridden Legion.

Lord of Contagion
Noxious Blightbringer
Malignant Plaguecaster

A complete set of datasheets to field both these Death Guard and Primaris Space Marines armies are included in two separate booklets inside the box. You’ll also find a host of new background information on the two forces and on the Plague Wars being fought in Ultramar.

And of course, there’s the new Warhammer 40,000 book itself. This 280-page, hardback tome is included in the Dark Imperium box and is also available separately. This book is your guide to the new edition and contains an extensive exploration of the Warhammer 40,000 setting. This includes some pretty major advancements in the story for every faction in the galaxy, not least of which are the arrival of the Great Rift, the rise of Chaos, and the launching of the Indomitus Crusade.

And rules. Lots of rules. All the rules you need to wage the bloodiest of wars in the far future. Alongside the core rules for the game, there are missions, full guidelines for the 3 ways to play (open, narrative and matched) and advanced rules to represent the myriad war zones of the far future, including all the rules you need to play games of Cities of Death, Planetstrike, Stronghold Assault and Death from the Skies.

This is easily the most complete Warhammer 40,000 book to date.

All very exciting and looking forward to see this ported over to Heresy 30K!

Loken

Amon of the Thousand Sons, Magnus and Russ

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Amon of the Thousand Sons is here!  And Magnus gets a scenic base with Russ.From Warhammer Community.Both will be at Warhammer Fest.Loken

New Space Marines are Coming!

Posted on May 15th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The new Space Marines are coming!

We have been hearing about the new Space Marines and seen new models, so now they are here:

From Games Workshop:

A New Breed of Hero

For the past 10,000 years, the galaxy has been defended by the awesome might of the Adeptus Astartes – warriors whose origins date back to the gene-forging of the Space Marine Legions on ancient Terra, before even the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy that followed it.

Over the millennia, some have tried to emulate the process of creating Space Marines, both for good and evil, but none have managed to equal the genius of the Emperor’s finished creation.

Until today.

For ten millennia, Archmagos Dominus Belisarius Cawl has been working on a task set for him by the Primarch Roboute Guilliman: a new legion of warriors. Now, though the Imperium is poised on the brink of annihilation, his task is complete…

The Primaris Space Marine is a new breed of hero for this, the darkest age in the Imperium’s history. These new warriors are the next step in the evolution of the Emperor’s Angels of Death – genetically altered from their brethren to be bigger, stronger and faster – timely reinforcements to the Imperium’s armies as their enemies close in for the kill.
To aid them in battle, these new gene-forged warriors are equipped with new arms and armour forged on holy Mars itself.

The Primaris Space Marine here is an Intercessor wearing Mk X Tacticus armour, a suit that combines the most effective elements of ancestral Horus Heresy patterns of plate with more recent developments in power armour technology. He carries into battle a bolt rifle: the archetypal firearm of Space Marines, re-engineered, re-crafted and perfected*.
At the dawn of the Indomitus Crusade, these phenomenal new warriors join Guilliman as he fights to liberate the scattered bastions of the Imperium. Some, Guilliman has forged into new Space Marine Chapters, whole brotherhoods comprised only of these new warriors. Others he has offered to the existing Space Marine Chapters. Many Chapter Masters have welcomed their Primaris brethren into their ranks, accepting the new reinforcements gladly. Others, though, view these new creations with suspicion or outright hostility, claiming that the Emperor’s work should not have been meddled with.
Though they are a step removed from their brothers, the Primaris Space Marines still bear the gene-seed of their Primarchs, and some dissenting voices worry how this new type of warrior will react with the known genetic quirks and flaws of some of the more unusual Chapters…
*Range 30, Strength 4, AP -1 and Rapid Fire.

Exciting times! The Primaris Space Marines sound like they are going to kick serious face in the far future. Classic Guilliman, playing the long game with this ace up his power-armoured sleeve the whole time he was in stasis. The newly triumphant forces of Chaos had better watch out.

So what does this mean for you gamers and collectors out there and your Space Marine armies? Well, we’ve made this FAQ that explains exactly how this new breed of warriors fit into your collections. For those of you curious as to exactly how these new Space Marines work in the game, we’ll have more details on that later today, so stay posted.

Well, I am excited!  The models rock!

Loken


Magnus Arrives!

Posted on April 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Magnus is finally here!

And I honestly think this is the best Primarch model yet.  And thank the Emperor that they left off his stupid chest horns.

From Warhammer Community:

Magnus the Red, the Crimson King, Lord of Prospero – famous and infamous in equal measure for being perhaps the second most powerful psyker in the Imperium, after his father the Emperor.

We have, of course, already seen the daemonic incarnation of Magnus in the 41st Millennium. This version, while still towering over his brother Primarchs, is not on quite the same scale (which has the advantage that you can fit in a Land Raider of course.)

You can pick him up for the first time at Warhammer Fest (which, incidentally, is also hosting a Horus Heresy Grand Tournament).

The rest of you will need to wait a little longer to order one, but he will be available for all later this year.

I am in!

Loken

New Thunderhawk Revealed

Posted on April 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The new Thunderhawk has been revelaed!

And it ain’t plastic!
 
From Forge World:

We’ve had a lot of questions over the last few weeks, since our venerable Thunderhawk gunship sold out online.

We can now announce that the Forge World studio are nearing completion on a brand new updated version.

Pre-production model – there may be some slight differences in the final model.

This new resin Thunderhawk keeps the iconic and uncompromising outline of the Thunderhawk we all know and love, but also takes on a few design cues from other recent kits, like the Stormbird and Heresy-era Space Marine Legion tanks.

For the moment, we don’t have anymore to show you, but you can rest assured this Lord of War will be touching down very soon.

In fact, we’re hoping to have it available first at Warhammer Fest this May.

Well, I am in!

Loken



Horus Heresy Novels for a Good Cause!

Posted on April 5th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Want over a dozen Horus Heresy books for $ 15? The Humble Bundle is a charity site where you can donate and give money to a charity while getting cool stuff you want.  This deal is amazing as you can get over a dozen Horus Heresy books for a minim…

New Forge World Releases, Moritat, Tyrant Terminators

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Moritats and more!

From Forge World:

Said by some to be no less than death incarnate, and by others to be dishonourable murderers with no place in the Imperium’s order of battle, Moritats are lone killers operating outside the Legion’s usual command structures at the behest, or at least sufferance of its high commanders. Regarded usually as dangerously unstable outcasts – perhaps created by some seldom-exposed flaw of gene-seed or indoctrination – they are also savage and proficient warriors however, having become one with the act of killing, honing their superhuman reflexes to gun down the foe at close quarters to a preternatural degree.

Operating outside the Legion command structure, occasionally serving alongside the ranks of the Legion Destroyer squads, this model will prove a great addition to any Space Marine collection. Wielding two plasma pistols, connected to the included jump pack via plasma feed cables capable of launching an incredible amount of constant firepower, the Moritat’s detailed miniature – including a symbol on the right shoulder pad, specifically created for the Moritat – can be painted to fit in with any Legion’s colour scheme.

Rules for this model can be found in The Horus Heresy Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Army List.

This multi-part resin kit comes as 10 components, and is supplied with a 32mm scenic round base featuring a rock for the Moritat’s elevated pose, and an unfortunate Space Marine’s detached head.
 

Legion Moritat with Plasma Pistols £21, $26

Legion Moritat with Volkite Serpenta £21, $26

Iron Warriors Legion Tyrant Siege Terminators £60, $75

Tyrant Siege Terminators are the vanguard of any Iron Warriors siege breaker formation. Clad in thick Cataphractii plate and spitting a relentless hail of high explosive missiles from their cyclone missile launchers, these implacable warriors are fortress-breakers of unparalleled skill. The bleak spectacle of these warriors wading through storms of lasfire and shell, stoically smashing apart any obstacle before them with chainfist and krak blast, became synonymous with Perturabo’s wrath unleashed.

Add these Tyrant Siege Terminators to your Iron Warriors army with this multi-part resin kit. It makes 5 Terminators, armed with combi-bolters and cyclone missile launchers, which are mounted atop their carapaces. They feature power fists, and there is a targeter in the kit, used to identify the Tyrant Siege Master. Each model exemplifies the chunky lines and dense armour that Terminators are made of, with accessories including bionic limbs. The parts included are interchangeable between the models, meaning you can make your Terminators unique.

Rules for these models can be found in The Horus Heresy Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Legions.

This kit comprises 46 components, and is supplied with 5 40mm round bases.
That’s it for now!

Loken

Forge World sells out of Thunderhawks!

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Is there a plastic Thunderhawk in your future?We may be getting closer, or we may not….From a reddit thread. Someone emailed Forge World and they responded with: “Thanks for contacting us. For the Thunderhawk we are having to carry out some extens…

Mechanicum Karacnos Assault Tank Released

Posted on March 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Another great Mechanicum tank gets its release!

via Forge World

Mechanicum Karacnos Assault Tank £105

A variant of the Triaros Armoured Conveyor common within the Mechanicum Taghmata, the Karacnos is a dedicated assault tank, its armoured chassis and copious transport compartment devoted to the mounting and munitions store of a single heavy weapon system – a mortar battery of ‘Karacnos’ radiological warheads, designed to sweep an area clear of organic life for later acquisition by the forces of the Machine God.
These warheads are rather volatile, meaning this tank is heavily protected by armoured shutters which provide two modelling options: the tank can have these open or closed. As well as this, its rear-mounted self-targeting lightning-blasters are movable from a resting position to battle-ready, meaning this machine can go from mobile artillery platform to true assault tank with a single command – especially given the front-mounted shock ram it shares with its ancestor.
Rules for using a Karacnos Assault Tank as part of a Mechanicum army in Horus Heresy games can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Seven – Inferno.
The Karacnos Assault Tank is a complete, multi-part resin kit in 50 components.
 
WANT!

Loken

Roboute Guilliman is Back in 40K!

Posted on March 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Roboute Guilliman is back in the 40K universe and he is a BEAST!

While we of course focus on 30K, it is cool to see what Roboute is doing 10,000 years later

Thanks to Adam Harry at BoLS for this great summary.

via Games Workshop

Stat wise, he’s WS 9, and has straight 6’s across the board. His Leadership is 10 and he’s rocking a 2+ save (more on that below). He’s also an Monstrous Creature (Character) and has all those special rules on top of everything else! Watching the stream we also know he’s got Feel No Pain, Eternal Warrior and a bunch of other special rules, too!
Lord Commander of the Imperium: Friendly Units from the Armies of the Imperium re-roll failed Morale checks and Fear and Pinning test while Guilliman is on the battlefield.
Primarch of the XIII Legion: You cn choose to enact the Devastator, Assault and Tactical  Doctrines (see Codex: Space Marines) once each per game (in addition to any you can already use). When one of these Combat Doctrines is enacted, all Ultramarines models in your army are affected.
Unyielding Will: Roboute Guilliman’s Leadership is not subject to negative modifiers of any kind and he may re-roll Deny the Witch tests.
Warlord Trait:
Absolute Mastery: Roboute Guilliman has all of the Command Traits from Warhammer 40,000: The Rules.

Before we get to his armor, let’s talk about his weapon. He wields both The Emperor’s Sword and The Hand of Dominion. These are combined to form one profile – Strength 10, AP 1 and they have the following special rules: Melee, Armourbane, Concussion, Soul Blaze, Touch of the Emeror, Whirling Flame. Some of it was cut off but watching the stream we learned the following:
Touch of the Emperor: Any attacks with this weapon (that roll a 6 to hit) are resolved at Strength D rather than 10.
Whirling Flame: This rule is pretty long, but basically Guilliman can sacrifice his regular 6 attacks to a swing at every enemy unit with models within 1″ of him. He gets a number off attacks on those units equal to the number of models they have within 1″ of him.
The Hand of Dominion has a built in ranged weapon as well:
Range 24″ Strength 6 Ap 2 and is Assault 3, Rending. He’s basically got the best heavy bolter ever created under his arm!
Now, on to the Armour of Fate:
The Armour of Fate confers a 3+ invulnerable save. In addition, if Roboute Guilliman is slain, place a marker at the spot at which he was slain. At the beginning of your next turn, roll a dice. On a 4 or more Guilliman is restored by his armour – place him as close as possible to the marker, more than 1″ from any units, with D3 wounds remaining. Otherwise Guilliman is slain. if the marker is on the battlefield at the end of the game, Guilliman is considered to be slain.
So not only does he have a 2+ save normally, he’s got a 3++ and if you happen to chew through all 6 wounds, he’s got Feel No Pain AND on a 4+ he’s got a chance to get back up with D3 Wounds. The Robo-Primarch is HERE!

Thanks to Adam for this awesome summary and go get this model!

Loken

The Most Amazing Model Buid Ever!

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 under . Posted by

How about we build the most insanely large gaming model ever?Yeah, let’s do that and then make a video series about how insane we actually are.  Now THAT is something I want to see!  And now you can.  This is the most spectacular project…

Legio Custodes Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

The new Custodes Achillus Dreadnought is here!

And damn, it kicks traitor ass!

Legio Custodes Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought £56 ($68.50)

From Forge World:


In those isolated cases where the body has been all but irrevocably destroyed but the Custodian’s mind remains intact and their will to survive undimmed, internment within the cold and unyielding body of a Dreadnought is the next step. To this purpose, the few Dreadnoughts of the Legio Custodes are as singularly advanced as their other wargear, outfitted with weapons and systems artificer-made by the servants of the Imperial Court. At the time of the outbreak of the Horus Heresy, the most widely employed was the Contemptor-Achillus, a general battle unit which combined phenomenal strength and speed with the echoes of the interned Custodes’ own unmatched martial skill.
A fearsomely-beweaponed example of Dreadnought technology, this model is bristling with both impressive detail and offensive capability. It’s exceptionally posable, featuring options for open and closed hands – meaning the included Dreadspear can be modelled in a single-hand or two-hand grip, with shoulder ball joints and elbow joints for almost infinite poses. There are also different foot options, meaning the model’s weight can be placed on either.
Not content with just the Dreadspear, this Dreadnought also features a choice of two wrist-mounted storm bolters, Infernus incinerators or Adrathic destructors. The sweeping lines and large surfaces of the armour are broken by detailed Imperial iconography – this model will yield fantastic results for the painter, whether dedicated to picking out details or using shades and drybrushing to bring them out.
Rules for this model can be found in The Horus Heresy Book 7 – Inferno
This multi-part resin kit comes as 46 components, and is supplied with a 60mm round base.
 
 
And there is a two-Dreadnought bundle! £112 ($137)

Two Dreadnoughts for £112

Pick up the two unique Legio Custodes Contemptor Dreadnoughts in one click with this bundle, giving you a pair of great resin models with which to fill the Elite and Heavy Support slots in a Legio Custodes army. You’ll receive:

The eminently-posable Legio Custodes Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought; featuring open and closed hands, shoulder and elbow ball sockets and differing foot options allowing a huge variety of modelling options; his Dreadspear can be wielded in either or both hands, with a choice of two wrist-mounted storm bolters, Infernus incinerators or Adrathic destructors, and:

A Legio Custodes Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought, wielding a huge Galatus Warblade with its inbuilt twin-linked infernus incinerator, and equipped with a vastly enlarged version of the Custodes Praesidium shield.
This bundle includes 2 60mm round bases.

So there you go Horus Heresy fans!  A new Dread to hack at Traitors with!
Loken

Quick and Very Cool Wrecked Vehicle Markers!

Posted on February 28th, 2017 under . Posted by

The current rage in wrecked vehicle markers.Make your own for a buck each.  Here are the guys from WW40K Australia with a quick tutorial:Now go make your battlefield awesome!Loken