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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.


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!


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!

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

Space Wolves Tactics in 30K

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

My good buddy Pete at the Pete Happens blog, wrote this article on Space Wolves Tactics in 30K.Pete is a fantastic student of the game and his analysis of different armies is always of interest to me.  Here is his take on the Space Wolves in Infer…

Forge World addiction? What Forge World addiction?

Posted on February 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Hi, my name is Loken, and I am a resin addict.Yup, I have a problem.  But let’s face it, it is a good problem.  I buy Forge World.  I buy too much Forge World.  I have boxes and boxes and bags and bags of unbuilt models, like man…

Inferno Arrives!

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

Inferno is here!

The long awaited Forge World Horus Heresy book has arrived!
From Forge World:
The Horus Heresy Book Seven – Inferno is a supplement for Warhammer 40,000 which depicts the cataclysmic battle of the Burning of Prospero, home planet of the Thousand Sons Legion, the near-destruction of that Legion, the fall of its Primarch, Magnus, and the tangled web of fate and treachery which led up to it.

Within the leather-bound, 312-page book, you’ll find detailed background information on the Fall of Prospero, told across six chapters from The Trial of The Sorcerer to The Seeds of Heresy, exploring the bitter struggle to defend Prospero from the merciless punishment meted out by the Imperium’s forces. Included are full army lists for Space Wolves, Thousand Sons and Talons of the Emperor, allowing you to play the full Prospero campaign – 4 Missions, 3 Conclusion Missions and 3 Legendary Missions are included, alongside a host of special and optional rules.

The Space Wolves and Thousand Sons benefit from Legion-specific Rites of War and specific units and wargear, with full rules for their respective Primarchs included.

Full background for the forces involved is included: on the side of the Imperium you’ll find Space Wolves, Legio Custodes, Sisters of Silence, Servants of the Warmaster and the Ordo Sinister covered in great detail, with the same care and attention placed upon the background of the forces of Prospero: the Thousand Sons, Legio Xestobiax and the Forge World of Zhao Arkhad.

Also included is a Mechanicum appendix – this features rules for the Acastus Knight Porphyrion, Vultarax Stratos-automata and Karacnos Assault Tank, amongst others.

The Horus Heresy Book Seven: Inferno is a complete expansion for the Warhammer 40,000 game – it requires the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook, the Legiones Astartes Crusade Army List and the Mechanicum Taghmata Army List books to use all of its contents.

 You can order it on the Forge World website. It costs

Heresy Trading on Facebook!

Posted on February 13th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Heresy Trading gets a US group!I have been a member of the Heresy Trading group on Facebook, but sadly, that group seems to be 95% U.K. based.  And with shipping being as expensive as it is these days, I felt we needed a U.S. group.So we started a…

Horus Heresy Previews – Angelus Seminar Notes

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

The Angelus Seminar closed out the Horus Heresy Weekender.I was way in the back, so thanks here to Battle Bunnies for all their photos and notes.It’s the Dark Angel and Blood Angel’s time to shine. This completes several slots in the Horus Heresy …

Custodes heavy Dreadnought Revealed!

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

You thought a Leviathan was big?Well, the Custodes have an even bigger Dreadnought!Need 3Loken

Sister of Silence Kharon photos

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

Straight out of Flash Gordon!The Sisters of Silence are in charge of the Imperial Tithe, and we aren’t talking taxes!  It is the culling of psykers!  And here is how they collect them.  With totally silent vehicles delivered via the Blac…

Forge World New Model Seminar!

Posted on February 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The New Model Seminar! Thanks to Battle Bunnies for their photos.  Saved me a lot of effort shooting over people’s heads!Notes:Scoria is being worked on. Dreadnought Drop pod might come back. Dorn and Alpharius are still not being w…

Inferno Army Summaries – Part 4 The Space Wolves

Posted on February 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Space Wolves rules!Here is Garro’s continual summary of the rules from the newly released “Inferno”.As we keep saying, this is the hottest book yet, with so much new stuff and THREE great armies (Thousand Sons, Space Wolves, Talons of the Emperor – …

More Custodes Model Photos

Posted on February 4th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More Custodes photos for you.I love this stuff, so I took a bunch of photos for you all.           Hope you enjoy them!Loken 

New Custodes Models

Posted on February 4th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Custodes models in bound!And the Custodes jetbike is sweet!Thanks to Garro for these photos!Loken

Inferno Army Summaries – Part 3 The Thousand Sons Characters

Posted on February 4th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

  The Thousand Sons’ characters examined.Here is Vhalyar’s summary of the rules for Thousand Sons characters from the newly released “Inferno”.  INFERNO COVERAGE PART 2 – THOUSAND SONS CHARACTERSAzhek AhrimanML4 Psyker, locked to Divination….

Inferno Army Summaries Part 2 – Talons of the Emperor

Posted on February 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Constantin ValdorThe Talons of the Emperor are here!And here’s what you get to work with:UNITS    (Thanks to sol_invictus of the Heresy30K forums)HQ: Legio Custodes Shield CaptainHQ: Sisters of Silence Oblivion Knight-CenturaHQ: Sisters …

Inferno Army Summaries – Part 1 The Thousand Sons

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

  Magnus’ Sons are here!No, it is not Ben Kingsley!Well, not that we are over that, here is Vhalyar’s summary of the rules from the newly released “Inferno”.  Honestly, this is the hottest book yet, with so much new stuff and THREE great…

Horus Heresy Weekender 2017 – It begins!

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

It is Friday night, and the event hasn’t even officially begun and there are already more people here than I ever remember on a Friday.  We all got our badges and now there is an Adeptus Titanicus demo game.The Forge World table awaits gettuing sw…

Nottingham Beware!

Posted on February 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Horus Heresy Weekender, here I come!The bags are packed and I am at LAX waiting for my flight.  Next stop Atlanta for 5 hours then London Heathrow.If you are going to the weekender, I will see you there!And yes, I bought a new larger suitcase just…

Inferno First Look

Posted on February 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Inferno is almost here!

From Forge World:

Last week, we saw the cover of the hugely anticipated ‘Inferno’ for the first time.

Today, we get our first look inside of book seven of Forge World’s Horus Heresy supplements, based on the infamous battle for Prospero and its capital Tizca.

The book will follow the structure of the previous 6 instalments in the series. A large chunk of this over-300-page tome is given over to the narrative of the story: the events that lead to Magnus’ censure, and the battle for the City of Light itself. Interestingly for you fans of Horus Heresy lore out there, it is written from an Imperial historical perspective, shining fresh light on events that we have previously witnessed only in the Black Library books ‘A Thousand Sons‘ and ‘Prospero Burns‘.

As you’d expect, there are a lot of Space Wolves and Thousand Sons in the book, but they are not the only combatants. The Talons of the Emperor are also deployed in force (Legio Custodes and Sisters of Silence) and we also hear about some of the less well known forces, such as emissaries of the Warmaster, Mechanicus contingents and Solar Auxillia Regiments.

A lot of work has gone into depicting the city of Tizca itself. We have seen this location a few times before in the background of artwork (often as rubble…), but you really get a sense of the city thanks to some stunning landscape vistas and maps.

That’s just the background though, and as you’d expect, there are also rules aplenty in the rest of the book, including over 100 pages of army lists, new units, Rites of War, missions, campaigns and a couple of Primarchs. 

It certainly looks like this book is all set to live up to the hype surrounding it. We all know how this story ends (in flame) but the fun is very much in the journey.

Copies will be available first this weekend at the Horus Heresy Weekender and available very soon after for the rest of you.

Well, that is the word from the Overlords at Forge World!  I will be at the Horus Heresy Weekender and blogging live!


PETA wants your Space Wolves Pelts!

Posted on January 30th, 2017 under , . Posted by

PETA is after the Space Wolves!

This from Slashgear:

PETA is causing a rift in the world of gaming once again, but instead of calling foul on video games, our focus is on Warhammer 40,000. PETA has put in a request with Games Workshop CEO Kevin Rountree to ask that the company stop depicting fur garments in its miniatures. It’ll likely strike many as a strange request, but as always, PETA has its reasons.
Primarily, it’s asking Games Workshop to stop outfitting its miniatures with fur garments because doing so sends a message that wearing is okay. In a statement laid out on PETA’s blog, the organization says that even though it realizes Warhammer 40k is a fictional universe, it still doesn’t think depicting soldiers wearing fur needs to have any place in it.
PETA has written to Games Workshop CEO Kevin Rountree asking that the leading British miniature war-gaming brand ban “fur” garments from all Warhammer characters. While we appreciate that they are fictional, draping them in what looks like a replica of a dead animal sends the message that wearing fur is acceptable – when, in fact, it has no more place in 2017 than it would in the year 40,000.

While we understand PETA’s point, these concerns may be a little misplaced. After all, these are not only plastic furs but a completely different, fictional universe in which magic exists and people hit each other with hammers. Gamers haven’t reacted all that well to PETA’s request, flooding the blog post in question with a number of negative comments.
For the uninitiated, Warhammer 40,000 is a war game centered around these miniature figures. Players purchase, assemble, and paint these miniatures before facing off with their opponents. The game has quite a following, and its popularity with tabletop gamers is probably why PETA is focusing on it in this latest campaign.
At the end of it all, we likely won’t hear anything from Games Workshop regarding PETA’s letter. We’ll leave it to you to determine if PETA is warranted in its request, but this does beg the question: what will we be wearing in the year 40,000? Let us know what you think about fashion in the distant future and PETA’s campaign in the comments section below!

Dear Emperor, please tell me this is a joke.

Your loyal servant, Loken

The Wolves Arrive…

Posted on January 28th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Maybe there are wolves on Fenris….

New products hit the street from Forge World in the form of Wolves of the Wolf King and some Word Bearer (yuck) dice!
From Forge World:

Said to be companions of the Wolf King from his earliest days as a foundling upon the bleak desolation of Fenris, these two creatures are beasts of prodigious size, formidable intelligence and a physical power that beggars belief in purely ‘natural’ creatures of their type. The guardians of the Wolf King’s hearth, from time to time when he calls they follow alongside him into battle as they may, ripping apart the hated foe limb from limb.

A pair of large creatures that would make an ideal centrepiece, the Wolf-kin of Russ can be added as a special HQ choice for a Space Wolves Legion army that includes Leman Russ. Formidable at close range, they use their enormous teeth and claws to do the bidding of their master. Rules for using The Wolf-kin of Russ as part of a Space Wolves army in Horus Heresy games can be found in the forthcoming book, The Horus Heresy Book Seven – Inferno.

This highly-detailed multi-part resin kit makes two Wolf-kin of Russ including 2 scenic 90mm oval bases – these feature unfortunate enemy Space Marines being torn apart, which can be painted in the colours of whichever Chapter you prefer. The 20-component kit is presented in a black Horus Heresy Character Series box.
And there are Word Bearer dice!
You know where to get em!