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Forge World Releases Blood Ravens Chapter Master

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

Gabriel Angelos, Blood Ravens Chapter Master

The first of a series of Warhammer 40,000 figures is coming from Forge World.  And a beauty it is!

Form Forge World:

Gabriel Angelos, Master of the Blood Ravens chapter of Space Marines, guides his brothers against the most dangerous enemies in the Galaxy. Uncompromising and honorable, Gabriel has little patience for those who would hesitate in battle.

Making a fantastic centrepiece for a Blood Ravens collection, this depiction of Gabriel Angelos, modelled after his appearance in the video game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War III, is an HQ choice for Blood Ravens armies. His armour is resplendent with detail, with greaves covered in studs and skulls, a detailed cloak and plenty of chains, chapter markings and iconography to keep the painter busy; his scarred head glowers at the foe from underneath a spiked iron halo. He wields the intimidatingly-named God-Splitter Daemonhammer, and stands atop a rubble-strewn 60mm scenic base – this depicts a blasted rocky outcrop, and features a shattered piece of Ork armour, no doubt victim of the aforementioned Daemonhammer.

The kit comes as 7 components, and is presented in a Character Series box – there is also included a 40mm round gaming base, which can be removed from the scenic base for ease of use on the gaming table. Rules for Gabriel Angelos in games of Warhammer 40,000 are available as a PDF download.

I will add this model to my Blood Angels!

Loken

Forge World Releases Blood Ravens Chapter Master

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

Gabriel Angelos, Blood Ravens Chapter Master

The first of a series of Warhammer 40,000 figures is coming from Forge World.  And a beauty it is!

Form Forge World:

Gabriel Angelos, Master of the Blood Ravens chapter of Space Marines, guides his brothers against the most dangerous enemies in the Galaxy. Uncompromising and honorable, Gabriel has little patience for those who would hesitate in battle.

Making a fantastic centrepiece for a Blood Ravens collection, this depiction of Gabriel Angelos, modelled after his appearance in the video game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War III, is an HQ choice for Blood Ravens armies. His armour is resplendent with detail, with greaves covered in studs and skulls, a detailed cloak and plenty of chains, chapter markings and iconography to keep the painter busy; his scarred head glowers at the foe from underneath a spiked iron halo. He wields the intimidatingly-named God-Splitter Daemonhammer, and stands atop a rubble-strewn 60mm scenic base – this depicts a blasted rocky outcrop, and features a shattered piece of Ork armour, no doubt victim of the aforementioned Daemonhammer.

The kit comes as 7 components, and is presented in a Character Series box – there is also included a 40mm round gaming base, which can be removed from the scenic base for ease of use on the gaming table. Rules for Gabriel Angelos in games of Warhammer 40,000 are available as a PDF download.

I will add this model to my Blood Angels!

Loken

Forge World Reveals Sicaran Punisher Assault Tank

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

Another Sicaran on the heels of the Arcus Strike variant!

Forge World has revealed the Sicaran Punisher.

The turret was previously spotted at Warhammer Fest in May and rules are on p.15 of  Imperial Armour forces of the Adeptus Astartes.

Here are the rules:

“Punisher Rotary Cannon: 36″ Heavy18 S5 AP-1 D1, rerolls failed to hit rolls of 1 if the vehicle dies not move or Advance in the movement phase.”

Will add this to my wish list!

Loken

Forge World Reveals Sicaran Punisher Assault Tank

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

Another Sicaran on the heels of the Arcus Strike variant!

Forge World has revealed the Sicaran Punisher.

The turret was previously spotted at Warhammer Fest in May and rules are on p.15 of  Imperial Armour forces of the Adeptus Astartes.

Here are the rules:

“Punisher Rotary Cannon: 36″ Heavy18 S5 AP-1 D1, rerolls failed to hit rolls of 1 if the vehicle dies not move or Advance in the movement phase.”

Will add this to my wish list!

Loken

Forge World Previews Arcus Strike Tank

Posted on July 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A new tank coming for Heresy fans.

Forge World has previewed their new Sicaran-chassis tank:

The Arcus Strike Tank is one of the more unusual tanks available to the Space Marine Legions. Similar to the malevolent Dreadclaw Drop Pod and the sinister Knight-Atrapos, the Arcus Strike Tank has a shadowed past, viewed by the Mechanicum for reasons unknown as a slight against the Omnissiah. As a result, the adepts of the Machine God refuse to produce or repair these vehicles – without their ministrations, these advanced support platforms have degenerated, and their advanced armaments have been replaced with more common rotary launchers. This has done little to blunt the offensive capabilities of the Strike Tank, which is still able to race forward and unleash hails of area-saturation incendiary missiles.
The Arcus Strike Tank looks similar to the other Sicaran-class vehicles, distinguished by its large twin rotary launcher. This weapon shares design traits with other missile launchers in the Space Marine Legions, from the man-portable versions found on Heavy Support Squads to the notorious scorpius missile launcher found on the Whirlwind Scorpius. The mouth of each launcher contains a bundle of missiles and has two huge ammo drums.
Well, damn, I need THREE!

Loken

Forge World Previews Arcus Strike Tank

Posted on July 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A new tank coming for Heresy fans.

Forge World has previewed their new Sicaran-chassis tank:

The Arcus Strike Tank is one of the more unusual tanks available to the Space Marine Legions. Similar to the malevolent Dreadclaw Drop Pod and the sinister Knight-Atrapos, the Arcus Strike Tank has a shadowed past, viewed by the Mechanicum for reasons unknown as a slight against the Omnissiah. As a result, the adepts of the Machine God refuse to produce or repair these vehicles – without their ministrations, these advanced support platforms have degenerated, and their advanced armaments have been replaced with more common rotary launchers. This has done little to blunt the offensive capabilities of the Strike Tank, which is still able to race forward and unleash hails of area-saturation incendiary missiles.
The Arcus Strike Tank looks similar to the other Sicaran-class vehicles, distinguished by its large twin rotary launcher. This weapon shares design traits with other missile launchers in the Space Marine Legions, from the man-portable versions found on Heavy Support Squads to the notorious scorpius missile launcher found on the Whirlwind Scorpius. The mouth of each launcher contains a bundle of missiles and has two huge ammo drums.
Well, damn, I need THREE!

Loken

Forge World Releases Magistus Amon

Posted on July 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 

 

The Thousand Sons get another great model!

From Forge World:

Magistus Amon of the Thousand Sons Legion – £45 ($58)

A figure whose repute was known well beyond his Legion during the time of the Great Crusade, for he often served as his Primarch’s equerry. It was said of Amon that he had served as Magnus’ tutor once, before the coming of the Emperor to Prospero, though the student soon far outstripped the master.

If true then it is likely that he survived the conversion process to Legiones Astartes as an adult, perhaps aided by the Crimson King’s direct intervention, and emerged both as a potent warrior and powerful psyker. Most of his career beyond his public duties remained in shadow and it is believed that he was in fact master of his Legion’s intelligence gathering organisation. Amon’s fate was to see him survive the Battle of Prospero an embittered and wounded figure, who became increasingly isolated from his one-time peers and master.

Posed dynamically, leaping forward into combat with cloak billowing and furious expression, Magistus Amon of the Thousand Sons Legion wears powerful artificer armour with layer upon layer of psychically-charged glyphs and waveforms designed to augment his own abilities. He comes armed with a reliquary staff, which contains the dust-like remains of slain mind-parasites – their murderous psychic essence is his to leverage.

Magistus Amon comes with a 40mm round base, which on its own features plenty of detail – shattered rocks and the broken armour of a fellow warrior – but comes into its own when slotted into the included 50mm scenic display base; this model is sure to become the centrepiece of your Thousand Sons collection.

The miniature comes as 9 resin components, and rules can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Seven – Inferno.

I am in!  The Thousand Sons keep looking better.

Loken

Forge World Releases Magistus Amon

Posted on July 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 

 

The Thousand Sons get another great model!

From Forge World:

Magistus Amon of the Thousand Sons Legion – £45 ($58)

A figure whose repute was known well beyond his Legion during the time of the Great Crusade, for he often served as his Primarch’s equerry. It was said of Amon that he had served as Magnus’ tutor once, before the coming of the Emperor to Prospero, though the student soon far outstripped the master.

If true then it is likely that he survived the conversion process to Legiones Astartes as an adult, perhaps aided by the Crimson King’s direct intervention, and emerged both as a potent warrior and powerful psyker. Most of his career beyond his public duties remained in shadow and it is believed that he was in fact master of his Legion’s intelligence gathering organisation. Amon’s fate was to see him survive the Battle of Prospero an embittered and wounded figure, who became increasingly isolated from his one-time peers and master.

Posed dynamically, leaping forward into combat with cloak billowing and furious expression, Magistus Amon of the Thousand Sons Legion wears powerful artificer armour with layer upon layer of psychically-charged glyphs and waveforms designed to augment his own abilities. He comes armed with a reliquary staff, which contains the dust-like remains of slain mind-parasites – their murderous psychic essence is his to leverage.

Magistus Amon comes with a 40mm round base, which on its own features plenty of detail – shattered rocks and the broken armour of a fellow warrior – but comes into its own when slotted into the included 50mm scenic display base; this model is sure to become the centrepiece of your Thousand Sons collection.

The miniature comes as 9 resin components, and rules can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Seven – Inferno.

I am in!  The Thousand Sons keep looking better.

Loken

Legio Custodes Aquilon Terminators are Coming!

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

 The Legio Custodes get Terminators!

From Warhammer Community:

“Today, we’re looking at the latest addition to the Legio Custodes with the Aquilon Terminators, walking tanks in advanced Terminator armour wielding powerful close-assault weaponry. We had a preview of these guys at Warhammer Fest – and now here’s your chance to get up close and personal with these elite warriors.

The design of the Aqulion Terminators blends elements from the Custodian Guard with Cataphractii-Pattern Terminator armour, as well as drawing on a wealth of classic Warhammer 40,000 art. The armour has a hand-crafted, artisanal feel in contrast to the brutal and industrial nature of Space Marine power armour during the Age of Darkness, while details like the raised gorget and recessed helmet cavity tie the Aquilon Terminators to the Legio Custodes Dreadnoughts. These models are posed dynamically and given a sense of movement and flexibility that hints at the additional mobility provided by Aquilon Pattern Terminator armour.

Aquilon Terminators aren’t just equipped defensively, they’re also some of the most heavily armed of the Legio Custodes, equipped in this case with infernus firepikes and solarite power talons. Again, these weapons are similar to those wielded by the Terminators of the Space Marines Legions but have an extra degree of deadly craftsmanship – we’re big fans of the eagle’s head on the firepike in particular. Appropriately for the Emperor’s bodyguard, these weapons also have a savage and medieval feel despite their elegance; as well as making for a resplendent ceremonial vanguard for the Master of Mankind, the Legio Custodes are a ferociously capable fighting force. 

Aquilon Terminators will be out soon – keep your eyes peeled for more previews and updates right here on Warhammer Community for the Horus Heresy and beyond! In the meantime, it’s a great time to start a Talons of the Emperor army, whether you’re taking advantage of powerful relics like the Telemon Heavy Dreadnought in the Age of Darkness or readying them for a new era of warfare with our boxed set.”

 
Damn these are so awesome!

I want them.

Loken

Legio Custodes Aquilon Terminators are Coming!

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

 The Legio Custodes get Terminators!

From Warhammer Community:

“Today, we’re looking at the latest addition to the Legio Custodes with the Aquilon Terminators, walking tanks in advanced Terminator armour wielding powerful close-assault weaponry. We had a preview of these guys at Warhammer Fest – and now here’s your chance to get up close and personal with these elite warriors.

The design of the Aqulion Terminators blends elements from the Custodian Guard with Cataphractii-Pattern Terminator armour, as well as drawing on a wealth of classic Warhammer 40,000 art. The armour has a hand-crafted, artisanal feel in contrast to the brutal and industrial nature of Space Marine power armour during the Age of Darkness, while details like the raised gorget and recessed helmet cavity tie the Aquilon Terminators to the Legio Custodes Dreadnoughts. These models are posed dynamically and given a sense of movement and flexibility that hints at the additional mobility provided by Aquilon Pattern Terminator armour.

Aquilon Terminators aren’t just equipped defensively, they’re also some of the most heavily armed of the Legio Custodes, equipped in this case with infernus firepikes and solarite power talons. Again, these weapons are similar to those wielded by the Terminators of the Space Marines Legions but have an extra degree of deadly craftsmanship – we’re big fans of the eagle’s head on the firepike in particular. Appropriately for the Emperor’s bodyguard, these weapons also have a savage and medieval feel despite their elegance; as well as making for a resplendent ceremonial vanguard for the Master of Mankind, the Legio Custodes are a ferociously capable fighting force. 

Aquilon Terminators will be out soon – keep your eyes peeled for more previews and updates right here on Warhammer Community for the Horus Heresy and beyond! In the meantime, it’s a great time to start a Talons of the Emperor army, whether you’re taking advantage of powerful relics like the Telemon Heavy Dreadnought in the Age of Darkness or readying them for a new era of warfare with our boxed set.”

 
Damn these are so awesome!

I want them.

Loken

Alan Bligh Has Passed

Posted on May 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

My friend and the lord of The Horus Heresy at Forge World, Alan Bligh, passed away yesterday.  Alan was a friend of mine and he was a fantastic talent.  I love this photo of Alan, because this is what he looked like, sitting there at his tabl…

Alan Bligh Has Passed

Posted on May 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

My friend and the lord of The Horus Heresy at Forge World, Alan Bligh, passed away yesterday.  Alan was a friend of mine and he was a fantastic talent.  I love this photo of Alan, because this is what he looked like, sitting there at his tabl…

8th Edition Release Date Announced

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

8th Edition launches June 3rd.

And it looks amazing!

From Games Workshop:

June 3rd – mark your calendars folks, because that’s the day you’ll be able to pre-order your copy of the new edition of Warhammer 40,000. You’ll then be among the first to get your hands on it come release day on June 17th.

Fresh from the forges of Mars, and ready to bleed in defence of the Imperium, the Primaris Space Marines have come tooled for war. The bolt rifle-wielding Intercessors are the mainstay of the force. Alongside them march plasma-toting Hellblasters, providing deadly fire-support. And dropping in from orbit are Inceptors with the short range fury of their twin assault bolters.
Intercessor Squad
Intercessor Squad
Hellblaster Squad
Inceptor Squad 

Leading these new warriors are the champions of the Primaris Space Marines: the inspiring presence of the Lieutenants, the banner-carrying Ancients, and the commander of the force, a Captain clad in new Gravis armour.

Primaris Lieutenant with power sword
Primaris Lieutenant with auto bolt rifle
Primaris Ancient
Captain in Gravis armour

The Death Guard are equally impressive. First up, a unit of Plague Marines. The archetypal unit of the XIV Legion swollen with the raw power of decay, these form of the core of any Death Guard force. Nurgle fans will also be pleased to see a shambling plague host represented by the repugnant and varied Poxwalkers, each draped in scraps of clothing from their former lives. There is a new vehicle on offer too – the Foetid Bloat-drone, a floating Daemon Engine that hunts its prey with a malign intelligence. 
Plague Marines
Foetid Bloat-drone
Poxwalkers

Rounding off the Death Guard are their own leaders, including a huge new Lord of Contagion, clad in warped Cataphractii Terminator plate and wielding one of the most brutal looking axes we’ve ever seen. Alongside him is the Noxious Blightbringer, a dark reflection of the noble Legion banner bearers of old, who carries a cursed plague bell that tolls with the death knell of his victims. Last but not least is the Malignant Plaguecaster – one of the pestilent sorcerers of this pox-ridden Legion.

Lord of Contagion
Noxious Blightbringer
Malignant Plaguecaster

A complete set of datasheets to field both these Death Guard and Primaris Space Marines armies are included in two separate booklets inside the box. You’ll also find a host of new background information on the two forces and on the Plague Wars being fought in Ultramar.

And of course, there’s the new Warhammer 40,000 book itself. This 280-page, hardback tome is included in the Dark Imperium box and is also available separately. This book is your guide to the new edition and contains an extensive exploration of the Warhammer 40,000 setting. This includes some pretty major advancements in the story for every faction in the galaxy, not least of which are the arrival of the Great Rift, the rise of Chaos, and the launching of the Indomitus Crusade.

And rules. Lots of rules. All the rules you need to wage the bloodiest of wars in the far future. Alongside the core rules for the game, there are missions, full guidelines for the 3 ways to play (open, narrative and matched) and advanced rules to represent the myriad war zones of the far future, including all the rules you need to play games of Cities of Death, Planetstrike, Stronghold Assault and Death from the Skies.

This is easily the most complete Warhammer 40,000 book to date.

All very exciting and looking forward to see this ported over to Heresy 30K!

Loken

8th Edition Release Date Announced

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

8th Edition launches June 3rd.

And it looks amazing!

From Games Workshop:

June 3rd – mark your calendars folks, because that’s the day you’ll be able to pre-order your copy of the new edition of Warhammer 40,000. You’ll then be among the first to get your hands on it come release day on June 17th.

Fresh from the forges of Mars, and ready to bleed in defence of the Imperium, the Primaris Space Marines have come tooled for war. The bolt rifle-wielding Intercessors are the mainstay of the force. Alongside them march plasma-toting Hellblasters, providing deadly fire-support. And dropping in from orbit are Inceptors with the short range fury of their twin assault bolters.
Intercessor Squad
Intercessor Squad
Hellblaster Squad
Inceptor Squad 

Leading these new warriors are the champions of the Primaris Space Marines: the inspiring presence of the Lieutenants, the banner-carrying Ancients, and the commander of the force, a Captain clad in new Gravis armour.

Primaris Lieutenant with power sword
Primaris Lieutenant with auto bolt rifle
Primaris Ancient
Captain in Gravis armour

The Death Guard are equally impressive. First up, a unit of Plague Marines. The archetypal unit of the XIV Legion swollen with the raw power of decay, these form of the core of any Death Guard force. Nurgle fans will also be pleased to see a shambling plague host represented by the repugnant and varied Poxwalkers, each draped in scraps of clothing from their former lives. There is a new vehicle on offer too – the Foetid Bloat-drone, a floating Daemon Engine that hunts its prey with a malign intelligence. 
Plague Marines
Foetid Bloat-drone
Poxwalkers

Rounding off the Death Guard are their own leaders, including a huge new Lord of Contagion, clad in warped Cataphractii Terminator plate and wielding one of the most brutal looking axes we’ve ever seen. Alongside him is the Noxious Blightbringer, a dark reflection of the noble Legion banner bearers of old, who carries a cursed plague bell that tolls with the death knell of his victims. Last but not least is the Malignant Plaguecaster – one of the pestilent sorcerers of this pox-ridden Legion.

Lord of Contagion
Noxious Blightbringer
Malignant Plaguecaster

A complete set of datasheets to field both these Death Guard and Primaris Space Marines armies are included in two separate booklets inside the box. You’ll also find a host of new background information on the two forces and on the Plague Wars being fought in Ultramar.

And of course, there’s the new Warhammer 40,000 book itself. This 280-page, hardback tome is included in the Dark Imperium box and is also available separately. This book is your guide to the new edition and contains an extensive exploration of the Warhammer 40,000 setting. This includes some pretty major advancements in the story for every faction in the galaxy, not least of which are the arrival of the Great Rift, the rise of Chaos, and the launching of the Indomitus Crusade.

And rules. Lots of rules. All the rules you need to wage the bloodiest of wars in the far future. Alongside the core rules for the game, there are missions, full guidelines for the 3 ways to play (open, narrative and matched) and advanced rules to represent the myriad war zones of the far future, including all the rules you need to play games of Cities of Death, Planetstrike, Stronghold Assault and Death from the Skies.

This is easily the most complete Warhammer 40,000 book to date.

All very exciting and looking forward to see this ported over to Heresy 30K!

Loken

Amon of the Thousand Sons, Magnus and Russ

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

Amon of the Thousand Sons is here!  And Magnus gets a scenic base with Russ.From Warhammer Community.Both will be at Warhammer Fest.Loken