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Forge World Teases The Macrocarid Explorator

Posted on October 27th, 2016 under , . Posted by

The Mechanicum gets a new transport!Pretty damn cool! I see conversions of this for Marines!Loken

Custodes Hover Tank Inbound!

Posted on October 22nd, 2016 under . Posted by

Custodes get a ride!This was on the Forge Word website today: Check please!Loken

Custodes and SIsters of Silence Rules Released!

Posted on October 22nd, 2016 under , . Posted by

Rules are out for Custodes and Sisters of Silence on the official GW web page.But are these 40K rules?  That is quite interesting since neither unit appears in 40K fluff as being around at that point, only 30K fluff.…

A REAL Chainsword!

Posted on October 20th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Man at Arms makes a real-life chainsword!
You need to watch this:

From io9:

The grim dark future of the 41st century needs a weapon as ludicrously gritty as the setting of Warhammer 40,000—and the chainsword, standard melee weapon of the hulking Space Marines, definitely fits the bill. But now such a silly weapon has been made in our reality, and it’s just as awesome.<

The latest pop culture weapon crafted by the folks at Man at Arms—who’ve brought everything from lightsaber-inspired Katanas to Voltron’s blazing sword to life through the power of hitting things really hard with big hammers and giant cutting tools—is a little different than their usual fare. After all, there’s no real blade to a chainsword—it’s just a ginormous chainsaw you wield like a sword. But it’s still a fascinating process to watch them put it all together, and then clad the sawblade in the traditional markings of the Emperor’s finest sons, from the Blood Angels livery to the wax-stamped scriptures. It might be hugely impractical in real life, but a chainsword is still totally rad.
Now, go find some Orks!


Prospero Custodes and Sisters of SIlence Stat Rumors

Posted on October 17th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by


Custodes and SIsters of Silence rumored stats.

They look pretty awesome!

“via B&C’s StaggerLee 10-15-2016”

According to a mate, these are the profiles for custodes and sisters:

ws6, bs4, s5, t5, w2, i5, a3, ld10, 2+/4++.
hatred, furious charge, rampage.

ws5, bs4, s3, t3, w1, i5, a2, ld10, 2+.
Preferred enemy (psykers), hatred (psykers)
furious charge and a pariah blade which inflicts ID on any model with the psyker special rule and otherwise is ap3.
they will have the pariah rule meaning they can never be the target of any psychic power. and all psychic powers cease to be in effect within 6″ of the unit



The Burning of Prospero is Coming!

Posted on October 16th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Prospero Burns!The next Horus Heresy set is here and it looks AMAZING!  here are the photos and video to get you fired up.And the obligatory Warhammer TV video!I am buying 10.Loken

Magnus the Red Daemon Primarch Spotted

Posted on October 11th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Magnus the Red is coming!Leaked pics of the 40K version of Magnus coming out. Details to follow!Loken

40K Lore: Stormbird – On Wings of Glory

Posted on October 2nd, 2016 under , , . Posted by

The coming of the Stormbird!

Our good friend Larry Vela posted this on Bell of Lost Souls, and it was important enough to post here!
The Warhawk VI dropship, commonly known as the Stormbird, was an assault and transport aircraft used by the Space Marine Legions during the Great Crusade, before the introduction of the smaller Thunderhawk pattern.
The Stormbird was developed to replace the older Skylance gunships of the Unification Wars. Capable of both void and atmospheric flight, the Stormbird was first manufactured on Terra, by the Yndonesic Bloc for use against the Panpacific tribes, during the end stages of the Unification Wars. The Stormbird could carry at least 50 fully armored marines into battles.Alternatively it could carry up to 5 Dreadnoughts, including the mighty Leviathan; Jump-pack equipped infantry; Rapier batteries; bikes; jetbikes; a Rhino armoured transport; or a mixed force. The Stormbird’s standard armament was four turret-mounted twin linked lascannons, three twin-linked heavy bolters, and a complement of six dreadstrike missiles. It was also equipped with particularly dense composite armour plating, and is further protected by a series of void shield generators which it can extend to protect disembarking troops and war machines. Its shields allowed it to be impervious to all ground fire save Defense Lasers.
They were in use throughout the Great Crusade, although by the time of the Horus Heresy, most of the Legions had switched to the smaller, more agile Thunderhawk. The Luna Wolves were one of the few Legions that deliberately kept Stormbirds in service, since these ships had carried them into battle since the beginning. A Stormbird was piloted by two Marines sitting back-to-back, along with two hard-wired servitors. During the Heresy, Nathaniel Garro, former Captain of the Death Guard Legion, used a Stormbird to travel to various planets, on the orders of Malcador the Sigillite. Like Garro’s Power Armour, the ship bore no Legion insignia or colours, and was a uniform grey.
All but a legend by the final years of the 41st Millennium, no new examples of the Stormbird have been constructed in almost a millennia, for much of the technology that allows such a behemoth to function is no longer understood. However some aging Stormbirds are still utilized by some Chaos Space Marine forces such as the Word Bearers.
Horus Rising states that “They sat in two rows of three, wings extended” ; therefore it is possible that their wings can be folded or collapsed in some manner.

Sokar Stormbird (yellow), Thunderhawk (Grey), Storm Eagle (Red)

Sokar Pattern Stormbird

The Sokar Pattern Stormbird, known as the Death Bird to the Imperial Army was a dedicated landing craft variant of the Stormbird, developed from Warhawk and Nephoros class assault craft. It was used by the Yndonesic Bloc during the Unification Wars and later adopted by the Imperium. The design was one of the larger craft used by the Imperium and was the direct precursor to the Thunderhawk.
Notable Stormbirds
    • Firebird – The Firebird was a heavily modified Stormbird which served as the personal transport for the Primarch Fulgrim during the Great Crusade. Launched from the Pride of the Emperor, the Firebird took part in the Cleansing of Laeran.[1]
Earlier Pattern Stormbirds
These images from very early in EPIC’s history in the 1990s are believed to be possible Stormbird Patterns.
Thank to Larry for a nice summary of the newest Marine Flyer!


Forge World Releases Thousand Sons Transfers

Posted on September 28th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Forge World takes on the sons!From Forge World:This Thousand Sons Legion Transfer Sheet is packed with the symbols of your Legion and is perfect for personalising the models in your Thousand Sons collection.This A4 sized sheet is filled with a huge n…

Custom Mastodon!

Posted on September 26th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

What you really want is a custom Mastodon!John Standford posted about his custom Mastodon over on Heresy30K Forums, so I thought I would reprint it here:I was dissapointed when Forgeworld first anounced the Mastodon – while it featured the dual-tracks …

The Horus Heresy Reading Order

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 under , . Posted by

The Black Library has released a web page with the reading order for The Horus Heresy Books.Now if they could just organize all the short stories! I am into Angels of Caliban by Gav Thorpe right now.  A little behind, but always a pleasure to…

November White Dwarf has Custodes and Prospero!

Posted on September 18th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

The NOVEMBER cover of White Dwarf has Custodes and “The Burning of Prospero” game.What else?The Burning of Prospero is the new Board GameAge of Darkness: Rules for Legio Custodes in Horus HeresyNew Models for the Legio Custodes and more.Loken

Horus Heresy Review: Deredeo Dreanought

Posted on September 15th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

A guest blog by Rob Hill of 30Kplus40K So today I am going to run through the muscled bulk that is the Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought. Muscley because its got big guns… Right?Unit StatsThe Deredeo comes with the followig statline:WS  BS &nbsp…

Raglan’s Mastodon

Posted on September 9th, 2016 under , . Posted by


Raglan from the Heresy30K forums posted these photos of his amazing Mastadon!

Description: the Mastodon was one of the heaviest assault transports in the arsenal of the Legiones Astartes during the Great Crusade, and is still found in the armouries of the Space Marine Chapters of the 41st Millenium. Its cavernous assault bay, capable of housing almost half a Company, is protected both by thick layers of ceramite armour as well as crackling void shields. It also mounts a fearsome siege melta array, allowing it to breach even the most formidable defences with ease, as well as an array of secondary weaponry intended to defend the vehicle as it approaches its target. Unleashed only against the most fearsome of enemy redoubts, there are few obstacles that can stay the wrath of this relic of the Imperium’s bloody birth.



Great work Raglan!


Thousand Sons Canon

Posted on September 7th, 2016 under , . Posted by

A guest blog by Stephan from the Heresy30K forumSo, while I was rereading A Thousand Sons, I decided to take some notes to use when fleshing out my Sons 30K force.  I’ve copied those notes below and will continue to updated as I re-read Prospero…