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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.


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…..


Horus Heresy Coming to Plastic?

Posted on February 17th, 2015 under . Posted by


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.


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.


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.


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.



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…

Horus Heresy Weekender New Models – Part I

Posted on February 7th, 2015 under . Posted by

The big release seems to be the Xiphon InteceptorThe Internet is calling this the Battlestar Galactica fighter (for good reason).  Whatever, it is VERY cool!Sculptor Stuart Williamson with his toysLegion Vindicator Laser DestroyerSamus is coming…..

Horus Heresy Weekender Seminar # 1 – Conquest

Posted on February 7th, 2015 under . Posted by

Seminar # 1 – Book 4: ConquestTony Contrell (Master of Ceremonies and Forge World leader) introduced Alan Bligh and Andy Hoare who conducted the seminar.The Master Timeline: The Horus Heresy Book Four: ConquestThe Battles are:Battle of the Cyclops Clus…

The Horus Heresy Weekender Has Begun!

Posted on February 7th, 2015 under . Posted by

The Horus Heresy Weekender continues to be a mecca for 30K fans.Judging by the queues, this year will be no different (though with more product from both Forge World and The Black Library). The queue for Forge World purchases.Two sides for double …

New Forge World Releases

Posted on February 4th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Talk about a release!  Tons of stuff coming….And the big beast is here….But wait, there’s more… All this will be released at the Horus Heresy Weekender! Stay tuned for live blogging from the Weekender!Loken

Tallarn Executioner Re-Released

Posted on February 1st, 2015 under , . Posted by

The Black Library has re-released Tallarn: Executioner. Previously released as a limited edition hardcover, it now gets a regular release as previous limited editions have.From The Black Library:As one of the many staging grounds for the forces se…

Forge World Releases Sevatar, IMperial Fists Command

Posted on January 29th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

New Horus Heresy Models are out!
From Forge World:


Arrogant, ruthless and utterly lethal in all aspects of close combat, Sevatar, First Captain of the Night Lords, is a supreme warrior. Before the dark times of the Horus Heresy, his talents garnered him respect throughout the Legiones Astartes, but his murderous will and litany of crimes kindled his reputation for dishonour even before he was the first Traitor to declare ‘Death to the false Emperor’.

Dangerous and fearsomely violent, Sevatar is a master of close assault, tearing through Loyalist Space Marines and their allies with his nostraman chainglaive. His skill, coupled with nascent but long repressed psychic powers, makes his strikes and parries uncannily precise, blocking the blows of his opponent with ease and expertly evading their defences to deliver the killing blow.

The latest addition to Forge World’s Horus Heresy Character Series, this highly detailed model depicts Sevatar, First Captain of the Night Lords, his armour embellished with trophies of uncounted victories, many the mortal remains of his foes. The scenic base provided with this kit depicts a slain Space Marine at Sevatar’s feet, and also provided is the option of modelling Sevatar with a bare head or a leering, skull-faced helmet.

Sevatar, First Captain of the Night Lords can be fielded in Night Lords Legion armies in Horus Heresy games. His rules can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Two – Massacre and The Horus Heresy – Isstvan Campaign Legions.

This is a complete resin kit. It is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Friday 6th February.

Sevatar is £31 or $48.  You can get him here.
Imperial Fists Command
The commanders of the VIIth Legion are among the most stoic and skilled of the Legiones Astartes, engendering the highest levels of loyalty and discipline within their troops. Having survived countless ferocious battles against the enemies of Mankind, each is an expert on battlefield tactics and an accomplished warrior in their own right.

The Imperial Fists Legion Command set is a complete multi-part resin kit comprising two models: one is armed with a power sword and a bolt pistol, the other is equipped with a Legion standard and a power maul. Both wear modified Mk IV armour featuring the iconography of the Imperial Fists Legion. These models can be used to represent a variety of different roles in the Legion Astartes Crusade Army list from The Horus Heresy Book One  ̶  Betrayal, from Centurions to Veteran Sergeants.

This is a complete resin kit. It is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Friday 6th February.

The Imperial Fist Command is £26 or $40.  You can get them here.

Onward to The Horus Heresy Weekender!

Forge World Previews Horus Heresy Event Minis

Posted on January 26th, 2015 under , . Posted by

2015 Horus Heresy Event Exclusives!Forge World always has something special to buy when you attend one of the events they are at or host.  This year is even better as the latest Forge World Bulletin showcases two new Horus Heresy Event Exclusive m…

Forge World Releases New Dreadnought!

Posted on January 24th, 2015 under , . Posted by


Forge World has released a new Space Marine Dread!

From Forge World:

The Deredeo pattern dreadnought is a dedicated heavy support frame, though it shares many core components and systems with the more general assault-based Contemptor class. Initially deployed in limited numbers to each of the Legions due to difficulties in its manufacture, its durability and firepower saw demand for the Deredeo pattern dramatically increase after the outbreak of the Horus Heresy.

One of the primary weapon systems the Deredeo can mount is the twin-linked Anvilus autocannon battery, a fearsome development of the existing autocannon pattern that can engage and destroy armoured targets with a punishing salvo of fire. The carapace of the Deredeo can also mount additional weapons and support systems, including heavy bolters or heavy flamers for close-in defence as well as the advanced Aiolos missile launcher which, with its sophisticated targetting system, can track targets independantly of the primary weapons system and regardless of intervening terrain.

The Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought is a multi-part resin kit which includes the sarcophagus-mounted heavy bolters or heavy flamer options and an 80mm plastic base. The Anvilus autocannon battery and Aiolos missile launcher are multi-part resin kits which are sold separately. All are available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Friday January 30th. The Aiolos missile launcher shown in the painted images is a pre-production model.  Experimental rules using the Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought in games of Warhammer 40,000 and the Horus Heresy can be found here.



Anvilus autocannon battery 48″ S8 AP4 Heavy 4 Sunder

Aiolos missile launcher 60″ S6 AP3 Heavy 3, Pinning, Independent Tracking

It’s £35 or roughly $52.50 for the body.

I’ll take 3.


Black Library Releases Sedition’s Gate

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 under , . Posted by

The Black Library has released a very limited edition Horus Heresy anthology.

From The Black Library:


Across the galaxy, the war for the future of humanity rests on a knife-edge. While the greatest heroes of the Imperium battle the traitor forces, in the shadows, the power of Chaos is in the ascendance. 

This anthology features five unique stories:

Aboard the Salamander’s flagship, the Primarch Vulkan entrusts his legacy to his legion in the hands of the first Forgefather.

The Harrowing
Through stealth and deceit, the Alpha Legion have boarded an imperial vessel. Now they set out to take the ship, their ruthless and methodical strategy employed to devastating effect.

Arvida of the Thousand Sons find himself welcomed as a brother by the White Scars Legion. But can this orphan of Prospero ever truly be at home amongst the savage warriors of Chogoris?

The Laurel of Defiance
On the world of Astagar, the 90th company of the Ultramarines, take on the might of a Chaos Titan.

Sermon of Exodus
Journeying from across the wastes of Davin, the faithful flock to prove themselves worthy in the eyes of dark gods. A Prequel to The Damnation of Pythos.

The Limited Edition anthology Seditions Gate was first available as an event exclusive, sold solely at Black Library events in 2014. Now that the new year is upon us, the remaining copies are now available to order, exclusively from Of the 2,000 copies printed, only 800 remain. We are expecting these to sell quickly, so order your copy now to avoid disappointment.

You can get Seditions Gate here.

I already got mine!


Forge World teases HUGE tank!

Posted on January 19th, 2015 under , . Posted by

It’s coming and its BIG!The Forge World bulletin just published this gem.  And it will be at the Horus Heresy Weekender!WANT!Loken

2015 Release Schedule

Posted on January 19th, 2015 under . Posted by

So what is coming in the world of Games Workshop?Here is what is making the rounds…LATE JAN NecronsEARLY – MID FEBHarlequinLATE FEB – MID MAREndtimes : ArchaonLATE MARCSM SupplimentEARLY – MID APRAdeptus MechanicusLATE APR – MID MAYWarhammer Fantas…

New Forge World Mechanicum, Alpha Legion, Iron Warriors

Posted on January 17th, 2015 under , . Posted by

From Forge World:

Thallax are heavily augmented cyborg shock-troops created by completely replacing the major organs, nervous system and cerebrum of a human with armoured mechanical systems powered by an internal reactor core. This endows them with strength and fortitude greater even than that of a Space Marine, but at a terrible cost to those forced to endure this process.

Deployed as Thallax Cohorts by their Mechanicum overseers, these cold, calculating killing machines witness the devastation they unleash against human and alien alike as a raging storm of electromagnetic turmoil, blood-heat and seismic percussion. When faced with far more powerful foes, the Thallax Cohort’s standard lightning guns can be replaced with more specialised and volatile weaponry such as the phased plasma-fusil or the arcane irad-cleanser.

Thallax Cohorts may be taken as part of a Mechanicum or Legiones Astartes army in Horus Heresy games. Their rules can be found in The Horus Heresy Book 3 – Extermination.

The Thallax Cohort with Phased Plasma-fusil and Thallax Cohort with Irad-cleanser are both complete multi-part resin kits. Each kit includes three models, two armed with lightning guns and one with a phased plasma-fusil or irad-cleanser. These kits are available to pre-order now for despatch from Friday 23rd January.

“A single beast must suffer the mastership of many men until ready to shed its last vorpal coils.”

Introit to Runic Mechanics

Also, Forge World has released new Alpha Legion and Iron Legion doors and shoulder pads.

Alpha Legion Rhino Doors, Land Raider Doors, MkIII Shoulder Pads

Iron Warriors Rhino Doors, Land Raider Doors

And for those who missed it, this preview of an upcoming Chaos creature of some kind!

See you all in 3 weeks at the Horus Heresy Weekender!


Forge World Releases New Castellax Battle-automata with Darkfire Cannon

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

More Mechanicum goodness from Forge World!

Forge World has released another Mechanicum bad ass!  The Machine God is pleased!

Castellax Battle-automata w/ Darkfire Cannon
Three times the height of a man and formidably powerful, the Castellax class Battle-automata is a mainstay of the Legio Cybernetica and many Mechanicum armies. Capable of wielding an array of armaments, in addition to its powerful close combat weapons and boltguns, it can also be equipped with heavier and exotic ranged weaponry.

In battle, the Castellax is animated by an aggressive machine spirit, its armoured endoskeleton making it near impervious during its assault. It is at its most deadly, however, when paired with the arcane and lethal darkfire cannon. Unleashing screaming beams of pure darkness, armour, flesh and stone boil away with their touch, and even the most heavily armoured vehicles can be torn apart by their hellish un-light.

The Mechanicum Castellax Battle-automata with Darkfire Cannon is a complete multi-part resin kit and includes a choice of bolters or flamers as secondary weapons.


The Mechanicum Castellax Battle-automata with Darkfire Cannonis £37 or $56.


Forge World Imperial Fist Command Set Coming!

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

More Imperial Fists!Hot on the heels of the Imperial Fist upgrade kits comes this preview of the new Imperial Fists Command set.  Check out other info in the new Forge World Bulletin.Loken

Forge World Imperial Fists Upgrades

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

Imperial Fists get Forge World love!


The VIIth Legion’s warships are defended from boarding assaults by the Phalanx Warders, warriors selected from amongst the best of the Imperial Fists Breacher squads. Staunch and immovable, they are the last line of defence when attack threatens and the first into the fray when the Legion boards enemy vessels.

Heavily armoured and carrying slab-like boarding shields, Phalanx Warders are trained to fight from behind their shield wall to deadly effect; its armoured protection and the immense firepower at their command proving a deadly match for any foes who dare to assail them.

The Phalanx Warder Squad upgrade set is a 40 piece resin upgrade kit which includes 7 heads, 5 torsos, 5 boarding shields with arms, 5 power axes, 10 shoulder pads, a nuncio-vox backpack, a Legion vexilla and a breaching charge. This set allows you to upgrade a squad of Space Marines to a Phalanx Warder Squad as part of an Imperial Fists Legion army in Horus Heresy games. Their rules can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Three – Extermination and Legiones Astartes – Isstvan Campaign Legions.

Completed models shown in some images built using the Legion Mk IV Despoiler Squad, available separately.

This set is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Friday 9th January 2015.


Templar Brethren are the elite of the VIIth Legion. They are guardians of the Temple of Oaths aboard the Imperial Fists’ great fortress-ship the Phalanx and the Legion’s most highly accomplished warriors. With their superior skill in battle and the finest weapons at their disposal, they are at the spearhead of the Emperor’s Crusade to unify Mankind.

Excelling in close combat, the Templar Brethren wield power swords in battle, whilst their combat shields provide much-needed protection as they fight on the frontline in addition to their ornate artificer armour. Few enemies of Mankind seldom survive the first shattering charge of the Templar Brethren and have little chance of overcoming their defences.

The Templar Brethren Squad upgrade set is a 36 piece resin upgrade kit which includes 6 heads, 5 torsos, 5 combat shields, 5 power swords, 1 Champion’s power sword, 10 shoulder pads, a nuncio-vox backpack, a Legion vexilla, a Solarite power gauntlet and an archaeotech pistol. This set allows you to upgrade a squad of Space Marines to a Templar Brethren Squad as part of an Imperial Fists Legion army in Horus Heresy games. Their rules can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Three – Extermination and Legiones Astartes – Isstvan Campaign Legions.

Completed models shown built using the Legion Mk III Despoiler Squad, available separately
This set is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Friday 9th January 2015.


Plus you get Mk II, II and IV shoulder pads.

This stuff is truly beautiful.  Makes me want to do the Big Yellow!