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Forge World Releases Space Marine Flyer, more.

Posted on March 30th, 2015 under . Posted by



Forge World is on a roll with lots of new models!

Mechanicum, Alpha Legion, Ultra Marines and more have all gotten love.


Xiphon Pattern Interceptor

At the Horus Heresy Weekender, the general consensus was that this looked a little too much Battlestar Galctica Viper.  Still cool….

From Forge World:

With unparalleled speed and maneuverability, the Xiphon pattern Interceptor saw increasing service in the Legiones Astartes during the dark days of the Horus Heresy. Based on ancient designs, the void and atmospheric craft carried heavy armaments into battle, allowing it to destroy both air and ground targets with apparent ease. Its pair of twin-linked lascannon and Xiphon rotary missile launcher combined with the Interceptor’s speed and agility to make it a deadly opponent from which the enemies of Mankind could not hide.

The Xiphon Pattern Interceptor is a flyer that is available to all Legiones Astartes armies in Horus Heresy games. Experimental rules for this unit can be found HERE. Additional experimental rules for using this vehicle in standard games of Warhammer 40,000 can be found HERE.

This is a complete multi-part resin kit which includes a plastic canopy and flying stand. It is available to pre-order today for despatch from Friday 3rd April.

It clocks in at £80 or $118.  It is available on the Forge World website.  Not cheap, but worth buying a few to have some air power! 

 Armillus Dynat

 
The new Alpha Legion character is pretty damn sharp!

From Forge World:

Armillus Dynat, the Harrowmaster of the Alpha Legion, has been a feared strike commander since his name came to prominence during the invasion of Paramar. Known to possess strategic genius, his style of warfare is as intricate as it is unorthodox. Using fast moving, heavily armoured vehicles and close air support, he will split enemy formations apart before crushing them without mercy.

Armillus Dynat is an expert duellist and warrior in his own right. Wielding a thunder hammer and power sword in unison and carrying uncommon wargear such as venom spheres and phosphex bombs, he is an opponent to be reckoned with.

The latest model in the Horus Heresy Character Series, Armillus Dynat is a multi-part resin kit that is supplied with both a 32mm base and a 50mm scenic base. The rules for using Armillus Dynat in games set during the Horus Heresy can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Three – Extermination. This kit is available to pre-order today for despatch from Friday 3rd April.
 
Dynat costs £31 or $ 46 and is available on the Forge World website.



The Mechanicum ScyllaxGuardian Covenant Automata

From Forge World: 

Deployed onto the battlefield as elite shock troops or the bodyguards of their magos overseers, Mechanicum Scyllax Guardian-automata have been adapted with a wide variety of mechadendrites and servo-arms for dissecting living matter with murderous speed. With an armoured carapace as durable as Legiones Astartes battle plate and powered by a rad furnace which can vent debilitating radiation at will, the Scyllax Guardian-automata are a force to be truly feared on the battlefield.

The Mechanicum Scyllax Guardian-automata Covenant consists of four Scyllax Guardian-automata, each armed with a Scyllax bolter and various interchangeable claws and mechadendrites forming a mechadendrite combat array. Scyllax Guardian-automata Covenants can be taken in Mechanicum armies in Horus Heresy games and experimental rules for this unit are available to download HERE.

This is a complete multi-part resin kit. It is available to pre-order now for despatch from Friday 27th March.

 They come as a set of 4 for £36 or $53.  You can get them here.


 
 Forge World Bulletin

Sneak Peak from today’s Forge World Bulletin

That’s all for now folks!
Loken

Adeptus Mechanicus Rule White Dwarf # 61

Posted on March 30th, 2015 under , . Posted by

The new White Dwarf is all Adeptus Mechanicus!Plus Videos!Issue # 61 is out and full of Skitarri!Thanks to Rob at Spikey Bits for his video review, which as always informative.Plus the rules for both versions of the Skitarii, and their walkers as well….

Forge World Top Ten

Posted on March 26th, 2015 under . Posted by

Forge World February Top TenSo what were Forge World’s top sellers for the month of February?1. Deredeo Dreadnought Anvilus Autocannon Battery2. Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought3. Deredeo Dreadnought Aiolos Missile Launcher4. Sevatar – First Captain of the …

Adeptus Mechanicus is Coming!

Posted on March 24th, 2015 under . Posted by


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The Adeptus Mechanicus are finally going to be in 40K

Here are the latest rumors:

via Lord Shadowheart (Warseer)

It looks like there are two combo kits doing the rounds that make these units: 

Skitarii Rangers
Skitarii Vanguard
Sydonian Dragoon
Ironstrider Ballistarius

via Felwether (Warseer)

Admech Skitarii – 10 minis can be built as Rangers or Vanguard. £23.50/€31
Admech Ironstrider £29.50/€38
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And the obligatory GW video
 

Finally a new 40K army!

Loken


GW Releases Citadel Miniatures Cases

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 under , . Posted by

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Games Workshop introduces three mini cases!

There are three different hardcases each fully loaded with the new GW “channel foam”.

Crusade Case $ 124

Battle Case  $ 83

Skirmish Case  $ 50

That’s a very good deal in the world of game cases. 

From Games Workshop:

“Containing one set of our revolutionary channel foam, the Citadel Crusade Figure Case has been specially designed to fit almost any model that we make, any shape and size, quickly and easily without the chore of cutting and shaping to fit.
Packing and unpacking the case is absurdly quick and easy; any model, however pointy, placed anywhere within the channels will be protected as well as if you’d spent countless hours hacking away at a custom fit. You’ll free up more time to concentrate on games, painting or just showing off your miniatures collection. The channel foam is as efficient a use of space as possible, allowing you to store more models more safely than any other case.”
Well, I give GW high marks for their effort and for a new type of foam.  The price point is good too.  I just don’t like all that hard plastic when I am carrying around 4-6 cases for an apoc game.
Loken

30K Lore: Konrad Kurze

Posted on March 19th, 2015 under . Posted by

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Who is the Night Haunter?

Over at Lexicanum they published a nice write up on the Primarch of the Night Lords.  Thanks to Larry at BoLS for re-publishing this.

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The child that would come to be known as Konrad Curze was first recorded as crashing through the surface and into the core of the night-shrouded world of Nostramo. The crust of Nostramo bore high quantities of the mineral adamantium, which provided the basis of the planet’s immense mining and purifying industries. The vast majority of the planet’s population lived in abject poverty, toiling in the mines while the rich grew in affluence, exploiting the already downtrodden workers. Crime ran mostly unchecked, depression was inescapable, and overpopulation was kept in check more by suicide than by any other measure.
Unlike many of the other Primarchs, Konrad Curze was not taken in by any family and was left to raise himself. He spent his early life surviving off his wits and determination, feeding himself by hunting the feral animals that roamed through the vast city of Nostramo Quintus. He was continually plagued by visions of the darkest possible future, horrifyingly potent waking dreams that would curse him throughout his life.

Night Haunter

During his short youth, Curze was pitched into a destructive cycle of persecution and murder, focusing on the criminal elements of Nostramo’s society. His vigilante actions began small, intervening when he witnessed something he believed to be wrong, but rapidly escalating into hunting down those he believed had committed transgressions.
At first, several people prominent within the city’s corrupt hierarchy disappeared. Leaders of the most vocal opposition to the status quo vanished in similar circumstances. Bodies of known criminals began to appear, gutted like fish by some cruel assailant. Officials were found hung from high windows. Body parts blocked storm water drains. Many of the corpses found were so horribly beaten by their assailant that identification was impossible.
Within the year, the crime rate of Nostramo Quintus fell to near-zero. Society underwent massive changes, most notable of which was the self-imposed curfew that came into being. Mothers began to threaten children that if they continued to misbehave, the Night Haunter would come for them. This term quickly came into common usage, describing a dark creature that stalked the city, ready to disembowel anyone it believed to be a criminal or heretic with dirty, razor-sharp talons.
Curze saw hope for the inhabitants of his world. He had become the only object of fear and hate within the city. Appearing before the nobles that had survived his vigilante purge, Night Haunter became the first monarch of Nostramo Quintus. He assimilated knowledge almost greedily, and became considered a fair and temperate ruler, until word of some injustice reached his ears. He would then hunt the guilty through the streets, wearing them down and then killing and mutilating them. The unpredictable pattern of benevolent wisdom and hideous vengeance ushered in a new level of efficiency and honesty. Other cities around the planet followed suit, in an attempt to keep the Night Haunter from their doors.

The Coming of the Emperor

A short time into the reign of Night Haunter, the Emperor’s Great Crusade reached the outskirts of the Nostramo system. The coming of the Emperor of Man was an event that had been prophesied in Nostramo’s history: an event that would lead to the planet’s downfall.
The Emperor landed on Nostramo, and led a delegation to the centre of Nostramo Quintus on foot. The citizens of Nostramo, adapted to the near-constant darkness, could not bear to look upon the radiance of the Emperor. Most wept, as the healing light he projected reflected off the rain-slicked streets into their faces. Those brave enough to look upon him directly were blinded. At the end of the broad road leading to Night Haunter’s palace, the Primarch stood, waiting for the delegation to approach. As they did, he succumbed to a vision so potent and horrifying that he tried to claw his own eyes out, but was stopped by the Emperor. Night Haunter then looked at the Emperor, and the following dialogue ensued:

“Konrad Curze, be at peace, for I have arrived and intend to take you home.”
“That is not my name, Father. I am Night Haunter, and I know full well what you intend for me.”

The Great Crusade

Night Haunter quickly adapted to the teachings of the Imperium, studying the complex doctrines of the Adeptus Astartes under Fulgrim‘s tutelage. Night Haunter was soon incepted as the leader of the eighth Space Marine Legion, which he named the Night Lords.
Although he and his Legion excelled in many theatres of war, a tendency soon became apparent. It never occurred to the Night Lords to use anything other than total and decisive force to achieve their goals. Over the first few years, the Night Lords were moulded by their Primarch into an efficient, humourless force, possessing the fanatical thoroughness of Witch Hunters.

Night Haunter encouraged his legion to decorate their armour with images designed to inspire fear in the enemy, a tactic that proved incredibly effective. Soon, rumours of the impending presence of the Night Lords would cause a system to pay all outstanding tithes, cease all illegal activities and put to death any mutants and suspected heretics.
Reinforcements to replace the Night Lords that fell in battle were selected from the population of Nostramo, but in Night Haunter’s absence, the population of the planet collapsed back into the corrupt and decadent ways that had prevailed before his arrival. The ruthless criminals were the only ones to remain healthy and strong, so it was these men who were recruited for the Legion. Night Haunter began to lose some of the control he held over his Legion, and the visions that plagued him increased in both lucidity and quantity.
Learning of the fate of his homeworld, Night Haunter tried to confide in his brother Primarchs, but had never been close to them in the beginning, and their reaction was less than favourable to his claims. He attacked Rogal Dorn of the Imperial Fists before taking the Night Lords fleet to Nostramo. A few Imperial pursuit craft arrived just in time to see the Night Lords’ laser batteries firing into the hole left by Night Haunter’s arrival decades earlier. Nostramo’s core overheated and the world exploded.
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The Horus Heresy

Night Haunter’s terrible acts caused him to become susceptible to the whispers of Chaos. The campaigns of the Night Lords became less justifiable, terror campaigns leaving a trail of devastated worlds across the galaxy. Night Haunter no longer crusaded in the Emperor’s name, instead fighting only in the name of death and fear. Eventually, the Emperor was forced to order the recall of Night Haunter to answer charges laid against him and his men. But before the Night Lords reached Terra a new crisis erupted…

When the Horus Heresy broke out, Night Haunter was quick to swear his Legion to the forces of Warmaster Horus. Curze revealed his treachery during the Drop Site Massacre, launching his legion against the loyalist forces of the Raven GuardSalamanders, and Iron Hands. During the battle, Curze and Lorgar battled against Corax. After the massacre, Curze captured Vulkan but found that the Perpetual Primarch could not be killed despite his best efforts. After unleashing every torment imaginable on Vulkan, the Salamanders Primarch was eventually able to escape Curze’s clutches.

Two years after the Dropsite Massacre, Curze engaged the Lion El’Jonson in a series of hit and run battles all over the Thramas Sector. Eventually, Curze would leave a message for his brother to meet him (Curze) on the planet Tsagualsa. Here he would reveal some prophecy to Lion. Afterwards, a fight would ensue between the two Primarchs and their respective troops. Eventually, Curze would slash the Lion’s throat and the Dark Angel Corswain would stab the Night Haunter in the back. Both Legions retreated. The next encounter between the two brothers would begin when the Dark Angels ambushed the Night Lords and would end with the Lion dealing Curze eleven identifiable wounds that are instantly fatal to an Astartes. These injuries would put Curze in a comatose state. While recovering, Sevatar would take temporary command of the Legion and divide it into six fleets that would go wherever the respective commander directed it. During this reorganization, the Dark Angels would attack again. During this second attack, Curze would reawaken and board the Invincible Reason. He would remain in hiding aboard the Dark Angels’ flagship for an indefinite amount of time.

After the invasion of Terra, the Night Lords did not splinter and flee like the rest of the Traitor Legions. Instead, they continued to attack the Imperium, however, their tactics seemed to change, betraying a self-destructive desperation. The Night Haunter himself was gradually losing his sanity and sense of purpose that had earned the respect of his Legion, and in his last days would frequently erupt into fits of violence, incoherency, and sadism. Many, such as Sevatar, became disheartened at what their Primarch had become. The Emperor himself, wishing to disband the Night Lords forever, dispatched half the Callidus Temple of assassins to terminate the renegade Primarch.

Post-Heresy

Night Haunter was eventually killed, assassinated by the Callidus M’Shen. It is believed she was allowed to infiltrate his palace on Tsagualsa, as she encountered no guards between herself and his throne room. Confronted with her, he simply said:
“Your presence does not surprise me, Assassin. I have known of you ever since your craft entered the Eastern Fringes. Why did I not have you killed? Because your mission and the act you are about to commit proves the truth of all I have ever said or done. I merely punished those who had wronged, just as your false Emperor now seeks to punish me. Death is nothing compared to vindication.”
The vid-log then shows M’Shen leaping forward, although the kill was never confirmed, as the video feed cuts out right before they fight. It is believed that Night Haunter allowed himself to be killed: he saw himself as a murderous and corrupt villain, the very thing he sought to destroy. Regardless, his final words are considered one of the great enigmas to the Imperium’s history.
Thanks to Larry at BoLS and the Lexicanum for their awesome work!
Loken

Things about 40K every gamer should know!

Posted on March 17th, 2015 under . Posted by


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40k Facts – Top 10 Things You Should Know!

Ever wonder where they get that wonderful fluff from for the Warhammer 40k universe?  Rob Baer of Spikey Bits put together this truly cool article that is a must read to make you a more worldly gamer.
Fenris: – In Norse mythology, Fenrir is the son of Loki, who usually takes the form of a monstrous wolf.
Onager Gauntlet – Onager is a Persian breed of donkey or mule. Bravo design team! They snuck a donkey punch into 40k!
Lion El’ Johnson – This one is an oldie but a goodie. Turns out he was a poet from the Victorian era who wrote a poem called The Dark Angel’. He also was rumored to have quite the secret for those times.
Tau Reproduction – Under the Matt Ward era supposedly they laid eggs. This was never verified and apparently was a bit of a joke around GW headquarters.
Council of Nikaea: The council’s name, subject, and consequences have strong resemblance to the Roman Council of Nicea in 325 AD, which helped shape Catholic dogma.
Battleblade – According to Bryan Ansell, who led the manager buy-out of GW back in the early 1990’s, Warhammer was almost named Battleblade back in the 1970’s.
Nurgle: “Nergal” was a diety worshiped throughout Mesopotamia, portrayed in hymns and myths as a god of war and pestilence.
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H.G. Wells – The famous writer is said to have invented miniature wargaming in 1913 with is book titled Little Wars.
Storm of Iron - This riveting Black Library book by Graham McNeill, that sold out more times than I can count, seems to be inspired and loosely based on an amazing non-fiction book called Storm of Steel.  That book written by a WWI German army officer named Ernst Jünger, offered a graphic tale of Trench Warfare from his experiences in that war.
Mournival:  In ancient Egyptian mythology, the sky-god Horus has four sons of different nature who are said to collectively make up his soul.
Ha, now you can impress your gamer buddies with your new trivia knowledge, or have a leg up on your fellows in the next pub quiz!
Thanks to Rob at Spikey Bits for this truly enlightening article! 

Loken

Forge World Releases Solar Auxilia Multi-Lasers and Quad Mortars

Posted on March 15th, 2015 under , . Posted by

The Solar Auxilia gets new multilasers and quad mortars.

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SOLAR AUXILIA RAPIER QUAD MULTI-LASER

The Rapier weapons platform is used extensively by the Solar Auxilia. Its hard-wearing armoured track system and high load capacity make it ideal for carrying powerful weapons that are too heavy for an auxiliary to carry into battle. The long-range firepower of the quad mortar is used to suppress enemy troops and even crack through their armoured bunkers.

The Solar Auxilia Rapier Quad Multi-Laser can be taken as part of an Auxilia Rapier Battery in Solar Auxilia armies in Horus Heresy games. Rules for this unit can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Four – Conquest.
This complete multi-part resin kit includes a Solar Auxilia Rapier with two crew members.


It costs £30 or $ 44.

SOLAR AUXILIA RAPIER QUAD MORTAR

The Rapier weapons platform is used extensively by the Solar Auxilia. Its hard-wearing armoured track system and high load capacity make it ideal for carrying powerful weapons that are too heavy for an auxiliary to carry into battle. The quad multi-laser tears through enemy infantry formations in rapid firing bursts, the terrifying sound of which has heralded the advance, and victory, of the Solar Auxilia for generations.
The Solar Auxilia Rapier Quad Mortar can be taken as part of an Auxilia Rapier Battery in Solar Auxilia armies in Horus Heresy games. Rules for this unit can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Four – Conquest.
This complete multi-part resin kit includes a Solar Auxilia Rapier with two crew members.
It costs £30 or $ 44.

The Solar Auxilia continue to look amazing.

Loken

More Horus Heresy Plastics Rumors

Posted on March 11th, 2015 under . Posted by

 


More Horus Heresy Rumors:

Thanks again to Larry from BoLS for this:
via Voices in the Trees 4-10-2015

Plastic Heresy Standalone Kits (Age of Darkness) Details
Marine Squad Kit: 10 marines, Mk II-IV variants, bits for sergeant, communications, and banner bearer. Bolters or bolt pistol/chainsword for all. Combi weapon bits for sergeant. Pistols for sergeant include Grav, plasma, flame, and volkite. Power sword or fist for sergeant. Marine bits are compatible with current 40k bits. £35
Cataphractii Terminator Squad Kit: 5 Models. Bits for sergeant including grenade harness, power sword, combi weapon bits, volkite weapon. Marine bits include combibolters, chainfists, power fists, heavy Flamer, auto cannon, plasma blaster, lightning claws, and thunder hammer. (no storm shields) shoulders are 2 part to accept FW legion shoulders. £40
Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought Kit: Heavy heavy bolter, 2 fists with weapon variants (Bolter, plasma, flame, Melta) (no claw fingers), las cannon, and multimelta. Arms are universal, and compatible with FW upgrade bits. Includes legion decal sheet. £40
Deimos Pattern Rhino (or Predator) Kit: Includes dozer blade, Smoke launchers, HK, TL Bolter, heavy Bolter, havok launcher, flamer. Will be compatible with FW upgrade kits for predator, whirlwind, razorback. £30

Seems pretty cool.  I can only imagine what the starter set will bring.

Loken

Forge World previews Alpha Legion’s Armillus Dynat

Posted on March 9th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Armillus Dynat of the Alpha Legion is coming!And he looks pretty sweet.  This was revealed on today’s Forge World Bulletin. Other photos from the Horus Heresy Weekender: And his rules:Loken

More Horus Heresy Rumors..

Posted on March 8th, 2015 under . Posted by



 

More Horus Heresy Rumors:



via Faeit212 4-8-2015

A reader posted this…

Confirmed that HH was coming to regular GW stores.

A starter box set for 2 players with ‘generic’, non-Legion specific Heresy-era units is coming in May. Wasn’t specific on plans beyond that, apart from that FW will take care of Legion-specific upgrade packs, unique units and any other stuff that GW doesn’t want to run in plastic.

Apparently the demand for HH stuff has been so intense GW is centralizing the range.

Didn’t mention anything about FW in stores though




The rumors point to Horus Heresy Plastics coming your way!



Loken


Solar Auxilia Ogryn Charonite Squad Released

Posted on March 7th, 2015 under , , . Posted by



New Forge World Ogryns are out.

From Forge World:

Building on the already massive frame of an Ogryn, Solar Auxilia Charonite squads have been biochemically and cybernetically altered using ancient technologies, possibly of xenos origin, that have been deemed unholy by the Mechanicum. The result is a creature that will blindly follow orders, but which at the touch of a button will become a savage and near-unstoppable brute.

With the Ogryns’ hands and forearms replaced by a brutal collection of mechanisms known as Charonite claws, which amplify their already fearsome strength, Ogryn Charonite squads can rip through armour plating with ease, devastating their foes in the brutal confines of boarding actions. It is little wonder then that as the wars of the Horus Heresy became ever more ferocious, Loyalist Solar Auxilia commanders increasingly turned to the creation of Charonites, particularly when facing Traitor Legiones Astartes and the forces of the Dark Mechanicum.

This is a complete resin kit which includes enough components to make three Ogryn Charonite models. The rules for using Ogryn Charonite Squads in Solar Auxilia armies can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Four – Conquest.

These models are available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Friday 13th March. 

The set of three costs  £65 or $98.
And you can get them here.
Loken
 

Will Horus Heresy Go Mainstream?

Posted on March 6th, 2015 under , . Posted by



More GW changes that benefit the Heresy!

Thanks to Larry at BoLS for this.

Here are a set of datapoints that we have been watching the past few weeks.  See if you can make out the pattern:

Previous rumors/news from the last month:

1) Horus Heresy plastic boxed is rumors to coming in Q2

2) Horus Heresy standalone kits to support it are said to coming in the wake of the boxed set.

3) Hobbit/LotR is said to be headed back to direct only for the entire range.

4) Forgeworld is rumored to be integrated into the GW online store and retail in the near future.

5) End Times Archaon is wrapping up the End Times series till 9th Edition hits later this year (summer).


The Latest Puzzle Piece…

Now tales are swirling of GW retail stores preparing to update their shelf racks with the following goals, with instructions already send out to some stores:

1) Remove Hobbit/LotR entirely.

2) Reduce the WFB rack frontage.

3) 2 new product sections to be adjacent to 40K will be replacing them, to be rolled out over the next two months.

You put two and two together…

While exact dates are uncertain, it’s looking like the first half of 2015 may give us a revamped GW retail channel that could put an new foot forward to the world – redefining what GW is and offers.

That product line could end up with looking like this:

– Warhammer 40,000 (with select Forgeworld) – as the primary product line GW presents to the public.

– Warhammer 30k (ties into select Forgeworld) – secondary product line

– Warhammer Fantasy – secondary product line

– Hobby Materials

– Black Library



First of all, THANK GOD they are losing The Hobbit / LOTR.  What a colossal waste of space.  NO ONE plays that game. 

Second of all, this is all good news for us Horus Heresy players.  

I still would rather buy it all from a FLGS rather than GW.  Support the little guys who GW is constantly marginalizing.

Loken


Horus Heresy Plastics Rumors

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 under , . Posted by

More Horus Heresy Plastics rumors!

We always like a good set of rumors about Horus Heresy Plastics!
 

From Steve the Warboss 2-25-2015

-Gaming Set Includes a Suppliment for the Age of Darkness
-Rules and a Dettachment for Playing Legio Astartes and Xenos in the Past of 40k
-A new Allied Matrix including Xenos of the 31st Millenium
-Very generic Dataslates for the Models, only the featured Characters will have specific Background, but can used for any Legion
-Unlike the previous Sets, the Squads will have no unique Leaders, only names “Sergeant”
-Box will include 6 versions of new Sprues

This will be good for all of us Heresy gamers!

Loken

Heresy30K – The Horus Heresy Blog 2015-02-28 00:38:00

Posted on February 28th, 2015 under , . Posted by



The new tainted Dreadnought from the Word Bearers is here!

From Forge World:

First encountered during the Battle of Ithraca amidst the catastrophe on Calth, the twisted form of the Mhara Gal Tainted Dreadnought is terrifying in both its aspect and its unearthly power. The first Mhara Gal is believed to have been created from the barely living remains of a Gal Vorbak Dark Brethren and a battle-shattered Contemptor Dreadnought chassis, both recovered from the blood-soaked ground of Isstvan V. Fused together by unholy practices, they were then corrupted by a warp-borne power, giving birth to a new monstrosity – a living engine of war and hatred.

The Word Bearers Mhara Gal Tainted Dreadnought is a fearsome opponent in battle. Wielding a warpfire plasma cannon and tainted power claw, it is formidable both at range and in close combat, its blows slicing through armour and energy fields alike. Its warp-twisted reactor and the daemonic powers gifted to it by dark forces make it all the more deadly, even breaking the bonds of reality around the Mhara Gal to allow it to walk through obstacles as if they were not there at all.

This new addition to the Horus Heresy Character Series is a complete multi-part resin kit and is packaged in a black presentation box. Experimental rules for using the Word Bearers Mhara Gal Tainted Dreadnought in games set during the Horus Heresy can be found HERE.

This kit is available to pre-order now for despatch from Friday 6th March.




It’s available here for £52 or $80.

I hate Word Bearers.  And its ugly!  :-)

Loken


Tallarn: Ironclad Released

Posted on February 21st, 2015 under , . Posted by



Tallarn Ironclad is out in a limited edition.

From The Black Library:

Tallarn: Ironclad is presented as a luxurious hardback in a glossy wrap-around jacket. The cover is beautifully embossed with Slaaneshi daemonettes. Included in the pages are unique before-and-after schematics of the doomed world of Tallarn. This edition is signed by the author John French and is individually numbered from a print run of 3,000. It’s a must-have for any Horus Heresy fan.
This is the biggest armoured conflict in galactic history – there’s a million tanks! However, no one can leave the safety of their claustrophobic war machines for fear of melting into a toxic puddle. While this story supplies plenty of action, what brings the entire might of the Iron Warriors to battle is much more intriguing.


It is available here.

I already have my copy from The Horus Heresy Weekender.

Loken


Forge World Releases Solar Auxilia Stormhammer

Posted on February 20th, 2015 under , . Posted by



The Stormhammer is finally here!

And man is this thing a beast!

From Forge World:

The Stormhammer is the pre-eminent super-heavy assault tank of the Solar Auxilia. Equipped with a fearsome array of weapons with overlapping arcs of fire, it is often found in the vanguard of the Imperium’s invasion and pacification forces and is able, and often expected, to plunge into the heart of an enemy force and obliterate multiple units in short order.

The Solar Auxilia Stormhammer Super-heavy Assault Tank features nine independently firing weapon systems: a turret-mounted Stormhammer cannon with co-axial multi-laser, a hull-mounted dual battlecannon, a hull-mounted lascannon and six sponson-mounted multi-lasers arranged in two broadsides of three weapons. Each of the sponson-mounted multi-lasers have the option to be upgraded to heavy flamers, heavy bolters or lascannon – all of which are included in the kit.

This is a complete multi-part resin and plastic kit. The rules for using the Solar Auxilia Stormhammer in games set during the Horus Heresy can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Four – Conquest.

This model is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Friday 27th February.



It costs £150 or $231.  Yikes!  Buy it here.

But my Solar Auxilia need one…..

Loken


Horus Heresy Coming to Plastic?

Posted on February 17th, 2015 under . Posted by


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Will there be plastic Horus Heresy Miniatures?

via Tzen at Bolter & Chainsword
Please take this information with a huge wad of salt. I was really tempted not to post this at all, because a lot of the time rumours are just so wrong its laughable.I was sent this information over several e-mails and this is the best I can do to put the releases into some chronological order. It could be very wrong.
Here’s some bits of info:
- There’s mark 9 power armored marines on the way.
- Sister of battle are shortly after summer, just after WFB 9th ed.
- Horus Heresy is about to become very big, with Games Workshop building on the success of Forge Worlds game. This includes new plastic kits for Warhammer 30,000.
Current release schedule to my knowledge looks some thing like this:
- Harlequins.
- Archaon End times – Bloodthirster and Khorne Chaos Warrior kits.- Khorne Chaos space marine supplement.- Adeptus Mechanicus.
- 30K box set during the “red week” in May – This is a period of time staff members cannot take time off from the shops.
- Some follow up releases to support the new rules set for 30k.
- Then WFB 9th rules.
- Horus Heresy releases
- Mark 9 Power armoured marines.
- WFB Releases for the Empire and Chaos – This includes the starter kit for WFB 9th ed.
- Sister of Battle (Actually a codex: Ecclesiarchy, but not called that).
This is by my own admission just guess work based on what I have been e-mailed. I don’t know if the order is correct or not. Or even if it is complete crap. I just thought it would be nice to share. This is an experiment, I don’t normally post anything without visible proof.

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Now tie this into the previous set of rumors from Harry:

via Harry and others at Warseer 2-16-2015

The implication is we’re going to see a GW-produced plastic Horus Heresy starter box/boxed game.
Originally Posted by my_name_is_tudor“More Horus Heresy stuff? How dull. They’ve already done that.”
Originally Posted by 75hastings69“Oh no they haven’t”
Originally Posted by 75hastings69“Think outside the box a little………. or maybe inside the box”
Originally Posted by BasetheRuin“As in think inside the brand new 30k starter box?
I’ll have to start saving money then!”
Originally Posted by 75hastings69
Hastings later suggested it might broaden over time to include more than just marines vs. marines.
Originally Posted by my_name_is_tudor“Personally I don’t think there’s any version of a 30K game that could get me particularly excited, given my assumption that it would focus on the good marines/bad marines bust up and not all the other interesting stuff the Galaxy has to offer…”
Originally Posted by 75hastings69“well maybe not initially”
So, seems to be something afoot.  And with GW running out of armies to release new codexes for, and desperate to grow their revenue, plastic Sisters are a no-brainer after Harlequins.  And a new Horus Heresy plastics release makes total sense.  GW released all the 40K Codexes so fast, that they simply can’t go bsck snd start redoing all of them.  So they need something to release.  After all, GW’s new strategy is to release new books and models rapidly to make up for lower sales growth and new customer acquisition.  SO I am thinking these rumors are pretty solid, even if good guesses.

Loken

Cypher’s Identity Revelaed?

Posted on February 17th, 2015 under . Posted by

Do we have a clue now who Cypher really is?This is a reprint of a blog from Leicester All Scars, a gaming blog.  It is really a fantastic piece and I hope you will all enjoy it as much as I did.  My kit based Cypher. Before I explore th…

Black Library Releases Tallarn: Executioner Audio Book.

Posted on February 11th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Tallarn: Executioner gets the Black Library Audio Book treatment.From The Black Library:The Story As one of the many staging grounds for the forces serving in the Great Crusade, the verdant world of Tallarn has long served as a transfer point for …

Black Library Releases "Blades of the Traitor"

Posted on February 10th, 2015 under , . Posted by



The Black has released a new anthology, Blades of the Traitor.

From The Black Library:

The Story

Across the war-torn galaxy, those sworn to Horus’s cause shake the Imperium to its very foundations. Before the traitors’ relentless onslaught, the wisdom of ages past is lost and forgotten, daemons hide amongst the common people and the warp’s corrupting influence can be seen in almost every facet of the Heresy. For those who would become champions of the new order, there can surely be no redemption – only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods…


Read it because

Blades of the Traitor brings you five epic, action-packed tales that drive the Horus Heresy forward. Discover what the Warmaster’s allies are up to as they prepare to march on Terra: sacrifices in the bowels of Molech’s Enlightenment, Legion Navigators delving through the very Eye of Terror and horrific experiments in dark, secret labs.


You can buy the book here.

You can buy the eBook collection here.  

In this collection:

Daemonology by Chris Wraight
Black Oculus by John French
Chirurgeon by Nick Kyme
Twisted by Guy Haley
Wolf Mother by Graham McNeill

I already got the book at the Horus Heresy Weekender and  bought the eBooks as that is the way I read everything now.

Loken


Forge World Re-releases Siege of Vraks

Posted on February 10th, 2015 under . Posted by


Forge World has Re-Released the Siege of Vraks, but this time in one volume.
 
The new book takes into account 7th edition and having seen it at the Horus Heresy Weekender, I can tell you it is pretty slick.

From Forge World:

For eighteen years, the armoury world of Vraks has been subjected to a savage and bitter war, the armies of the Imperium and forces of Chaos ceaselessly fighting each other for control of this once loyal stronghold of the Imperium. Even with the combined might of five Space Marine Chapters, twenty-two Imperial Titans and the near-unending ranks of men and war machines of the Death Korps of Krieg, the outcome is far from certain, for the disciples of Chaos are without number, their vast hordes not only bolstered by vile Daemon Engines from the Warp, but also by an ever-increasing number of warbands of the fearsome Chaos Space Marines.

Imperial Armour – The Siege of Vraks gathers together and presents afresh the story of this monumental conflict, previously published in Imperial Armour Volumes Five, Six and Seven. As well as extensive background information on the siege and the forces engaged in it, such as the Red Scorpions Space Marines Chapter, the Grey Knights and the World Eaters Chaos Space Marines, this 288-page, full colour hardback book contains updated rules and army lists for the Death Korps of Krieg and the Renegades of Vraks. Also included are the heraldry and iconography of the forces deployed to Vraks and rules for the lords and heroes of each faction, including Inquisitor-Lord Hector Rex and the vile Mamon, Daemon Prince of Nurgle.

In order to use this book, you will need the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook. This book is available to pre-order today for delivery from Friday 13th February.

You can get yours on the Forge World website.  £57 or $87.

Loken

 


Horus Heresy Book Five – Tempest

Posted on February 8th, 2015 under . Posted by

 The Horus Heresy Book Five – TempestThe new Horus Heresy book is coming and it is all about Calth!  The “Tempest” seminar was all about the new book.THE PLAYERSUltramarinesWord BearersMechanicumImperial MilitiaWarp CultsKnightsTitansTHE STOR…

Horus Heresy Weekender Seminar # 3 – New Models!

Posted on February 7th, 2015 under , . Posted by

What’s coming from Forge World!  The seminar you are all waiting for!First, some quick notes: There will be more than one of each Primarch model.  Chaos for sure, as they will be pre and post Heresy.  Probably loyalists too (But not…

Horus Heresy Weekender Seminar # 2 – Solar Auxilia, Machanicum and Ordinatus!

Posted on February 7th, 2015 under . Posted by

Ordinatus!This is the biggest news of the event so far!  Not as big as the Epic models, but cool none the less.Seminar # 2 is all about the Solar Auxilia and the Mechanicum.The Solar Auxilia is an elite highly trained human force with the best tec…