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Forge World releases Solar Auxilia Surgeon-Primus Aevos Jovan & Medicae Orderlies

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

A new model in the Character Series has been released.

From Forge World:

Once lauded for his brilliance as a healer and surgeon among the elite of the Imperial world of Agathon, unorthodox and illegal experimentation led to Aevos Jovan’s fall from grace. Presented with the choice of execution or service in the Solar Auxilia, Jovan took to the battlefield as a new theatre for his unmatched skill.

As Surgeon-Primus, Aevos Jovan’s abilities lie far more in preserving life than taking it; his miraculous skill to repair and heal the injuries of those under his care aided by the facilities of his auto-gurney, a self propelled surgical suite providing considerable advantages to those able to master its complex operation under battlefield conditions. That said, when pressed Jovan has been known to wield his Phase Lancet in anger, disintegrating matter within his foe’s body without breaking the skin, each slice severing vital arteries and neurons with Jovan’s formerly fêted precision.

Solar Auxilia Surgeon-Primus Aevos Jovan & Medicae Orderlies is part of The Horus Heresy Character Series. This set includes Surgeon-Primus Aevos Jovan, two Medicae Orderlies and an Auto-Gurney bearing a wounded Auxilia. The Auxilia’s recently amputated leg is also included.

Rules for using Surgeon-Primus Aevos Jovan in Horus Heresy games are available to be downloaded. This set can also be used to represent an Auxilia Medicae Detachment as depicted in The Horus Heresy Book Four – Conquest

This is a complete, multi-part resin kit. It includes four 25mm round bases. It is presented in a black Horus Heresy Character Series box.
As usual, Forge World’s sculpts are stunning.

First Primarch Book Released!

Posted on May 1st, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Black Library has released the first of the amazing limited editions on the Primarchs.

Limited Edition – Roboute Guilliman: Lord of Ultramar

Roboute Guilliman, the Battle King of Macragge, leads his Legion, the mighty Ultramarines, in conquest of the galaxy as part of his father’s Great Crusade. Faced with an alien empire, all his dreams of a shining galaxy of peace threaten to fall into ruin…


Exclusive to, this lavish Limited Edition includes the following features:

  • 176 page hardback novel encased in a magnetic presentation box
  • The grey leather-effect presentation box is debossed and includes a gunmetal foiled sigil of the Ultramarines legion
  • A grey cloth wrapped spine with gunmetal foil
  • A marker ribbon
  • The matt laminated covers include a crop of Alex Boyd’s artwork which is reproduced in full in the interior
  • Each copy is uniquely numbered from an edition of 2,500
Hurry up as it is selling out fast!  I got my copy!


Black Library Releases The Silent War

Posted on May 1st, 2016 under , . Posted by

A new Horus Heresy novel is coming from The Black Library.

Book 37: The Silent War – A Horus Heresy anthology

Across the galaxy, war rages… but while great battle and heroic deeds form the backbone of the war, the conflict extends much further, into darkness and shadow…


While loyalist and traitor forces clash on a thousand battlefields across the galaxy, a very different kind of war is being fought in the shadows – a war of subtlety and subterfuge, unknown to many, but one that surely holds the key to victory for either side. Rogal Dorn and his Legion prepare to defend the Solar System against the armies of Warmaster Horus, even as Malcador the Sigillite charges his many agents and spies with missions of the utmost secrecy. The future of the Imperium is being shaped by unseen hands…

Audiobook running time 14 hours 2 minutes. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble.

This edition contains:

The Watcher by C Z Dunn
Child of Night, Grey Angel & Templar by John French
The Gates of Terra by Nick Kyme
Luna Mendax & Wolf Hunt by Graham McNeill
The Purge by Anthony Reynolds
Army of One & Distant Echoes of Old Night by Rob Sanders
Ghosts Speak Not, Lost Sons & Patience by James Swallow
The Sigillite by Chris Wraight

You can buy them both on the Black Library Website.


Space Wolves Upgrades are here.

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

Forge World has released Space Wolves upgrades for 30K.

Space Wolves Legion Torsos Upgrade Set  £11.50 or $16.75
Mk IV Shoulder Pads £10 or $14.50
Mk III Shoulder Pads £10 or $14.50
Mk II Shoulder Pads £10 or $14.50

Check them out on the Forge World Website.


Horus Heresy Review: Legion Mastodon Heavy Assault Transport

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

A guest blog by Rob Hill of 30K Plus 40K. Today I’m going to delve into one of the newer offerings from forge world for the Legiones Astartes, the giant delivery truck of death that is the Mastodon Heavy Assault Transport. This is a delivery truck of d…

Black Library Releases "The Path of Heaven" Novel

Posted on April 25th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

A new White Scars novel is coming from The Black Library

Book 36: The Path of Heaven

The Khan returns! After the events of ‘Scars’, the White Scars Legion have chosen their loyalties. Now, after years of battle against the traitors, it’s time to return to Terra and prepare for the inevitable invasion. But first, Jaghatai and his warriors must brave a gauntlet of enemies and the terrors of the warp…


For too long had the Vth Legion ranged out beyond the sight of the wider Imperium, remaining ignorant of the Warmaster’s rebellion and the war that inevitably followed. Only once their primarch, Jaghatai Khan, had satisfied himself that the path before them was just and true did the White Scars choose a side, taking the fight to the traitors on every front. But, four years later, the Legion’s unfettered spirit has been broken by relentless attritional warfare against the Death Guard and the Emperor’s Children – the Khan’s Stormseers must find a clear route to Terra if they are to take part in the final, apocalyptic battle.

Written by Chris Wraight

Audiobook running time 13 hours and 28 minutes. Narrated by John Banks.

You can buy them both on the Black Library Website.


The Primarchs Novels Sneak Peek

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

Details are being leaked on the new Primarchs editions from The Black Library

First some photos: 
And there is this….

Q&A With David Annandale from The Black Library:

BL: What can you tell us about Lord of Ultramar?

DA: Roboute Guilliman is a brilliant strategist and tactician, and someone who thinks deeply about history, philosophy, and the ways by which civilisation can prosper. But his extraordinary mind also sets him apart somewhat even from other Space Marines. And so he may not understand human nature and its irrationalities anywhere near as well as he understands battlefield manoeuvres.

BL: For fans of the Horus Heresy novels, what differences can we expect from this series?

DA: Apart from the fact that the primarch himself takes centre stage, this story takes place before the events of the Horus Heresy. So this is a chance to see Guilliman at the height of Ultramar’s glory, and when everything seemed possible for the Imperium. This isn’t to say, of course, that there aren’t warning signs of the tragedy to come.

BL: This is just the first book in a series of 18 – is there another primarch you’d love to write about?

DA: Oh my goodness, so many to choose from. If I settle on, say, Perturabo, I remind myself about how interesting Fulgrim is, and so on. Frankly, any of them would be a lot of fun to write. But if I absolutely had to make a choice right now, I might say Mortarion. But ask me again in 10 minutes and I might have a different answer.

I for one am very excited about this series.  Love the Primarchs and their back stories make everything better!


Forge World Releases Cataphracti Shoulder Pads

Posted on April 15th, 2016 under . Posted by

Forge World has released legion-specific shoulder pads for Cataphracti Terminators.

There are shoulder pads for:

Sons of Horus
Alpha Legion
Death Guard
Word Bearers
Iron Hands
World Eaters

A set of 10 pads, enough to equip 5 Cataphracti Terminators, costs £10 or $14.


So go outfit those Terminators with these awesome pads.

And let’s hope the rest of the legions are coming soon!


Thousand Sons Contemptor and Armour Released

Posted on April 8th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Forge World has released a Contemptor for the Thousand Sons and new armor upgrades.

From Forge World:

No longer able to fight unaided, the still-living mortal remains of a Legions greatest warriors may be interred within a Contemptor Dreadnought to continue their service. A large number of these advanced Dreadnoughts were destroyed during the dark days of The Horus Heresy, but some survived and are still in service in the Space Marine Chapters and Chaos Space Marine warbands of the 41st Millennium.

This Contemptor Dreadnought has been marked with the icons and insignia of the Thousand Sons Legion. It may be taken in Legiones Astartes armies in Horus Heresy games using the rules presented in The Horus Heresy Legiones Astartes: Crusade Army List.

Contemptor Dreadnoughts can also be taken as part of a Space Marines army in standard games of Warhammer 40,000, for which the rules can be found in Imperial Armour Volume Two – War Machines of the Adeptus Astartes, Second Edition or in a Chaos Space Marines army, for which rules can be found in Imperial Armour Volume Thirteen – War Machines of the Lost and the Damned.

The Thousand Sons Legion Contemptor Dreadnought is a complete multi-part resin kit – weapon arms shown are not included and are available to purchase separately. 
The Contemptor costs £34 or $48 and is available here.

Achean Pattern Armor Upgrades

From Forge World:

Whilst standard patterns of armour were shared across the Legiones Astartes, variations on these templates surfaced in most Legions. Achean pattern armour arose as a local variation of Mk IV ‘Maximus’ battle plate, produced for the Thousand Sons Legion by the forges local to Prospero.

More stylised than their standard armour, Achean pattern battle plate was most often worn by Legion veterans.

This upgrade set comprises ten ornate resin Achean pattern armour heads.

The set cost £11.50 or $16.25 and is available here.

This upgrade set comprises ten ornate resin Achean pattern shoulder pads, five featuring a Thousand Sons Legion symbol, and five featuring a scarab.

The set cost £10 or $14 and is available here.

Now give me some amazing rules!!!


Forge World Releases the Ordinatus Sagittar

Posted on April 3rd, 2016 under , . Posted by

The Ordinatus Sagittar is here!

From Forge World:

The Mechanicum Ordinatus Sagittar is a massively destructive war engine, as rare as it is potent. Similar in design to the Ordinatus Ulator, the Sagittar differs in its primary weapon being a Volcano Cannon of prodigious power.

In the time of the Great Crusade the Ordinatus macro engines were rarer than even the Battle Titans of the Legio Titanica, and only a handful of Forge Worlds had the resources or indeed the doctrinal blessing and religious authority to produce or maintain such embodiments of the Omnissiah’s divine wrath. Such was the sacredness of these machines above all others, that an entire subcult of the Mechanicum was devoted to their worship and propitiation.

The Ordinatus Sagittar carries a trio of Volkite Culverins as its secondary armaments, whilst its primary weapon is a Belicosa pattern Volcano Cannon, more often carried by Warlord class Battle Titans. An ancient pattern of weapon whose destructive power is comparable to many shipboard cannon and planetary defence lasers, few mobile weapons platforms are capable of mounting the Belicosa simply due to its savage power requirements. When engulfed in the cannon’s cohesive light, the strongest fortress walls may be reduced to glowing embers and the most resilient armour to molten slag and vapour.

The Mechanicum Ordinatus Sagittar is a Lords of War choice for Mechanicum armies in Horus Heresy games. It can also be taken as a Lords of War Choice by Adeptus Mechanicus: Cult Mechanicus and Skitarii armies in games of Warhammer 40,000 using the rules found in The Horus Heresy: Mechanicum – Taghmata Army List.

The Mechanicum Ordinatus Sagittar is a complete, multi-part resin kit that includes two automata crew models. 

Two please!  :-)

Black Library releases Horus Heresy Pop Up Book!

Posted on April 1st, 2016 under , . Posted by

The Black Library releases the Horus Heresy Pop-Up Book.  Check it out!You can get it on the Black Library website!Loken

Black Library Releases The Seveth Serpent

Posted on March 29th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by


Since the near-destruction of the Iron Hands, Raven Guard and Salamanders on Isstvan V, scattered warbands from these ‘shattered Legions’ have waged a guerrilla war on Horus’ forces across the galaxy. Now, the crew of the Sisypheum are drawn into a covert assault on a hidden Alpha Legion outpost – an assault orchestrated by none other than the infamous warleader Shadrak Meduson himself. But what does Meduson really hope to make from such a bold move against the sons of Alpharius, arguably the undisputed masters of deception…?

Written by Graham McNeill

You can order it on the Black Library website.

Horus Heresy Review – Thallax

Posted on March 3rd, 2016 under . Posted by

A blog by guest author Rob Hill of From the Horus Heresy to Infinity and Beyond.I am going to review them as a unit that fulfills an excellent troop slot in any 30k Mechanicum army. These are some absolutely fantastic troops that have toughness, mob…