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The Master of Mankind from The Black Library

Posted on November 27th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

The long awaited book on the Emperor is here!

And, as most of you know, my favorite author, Aaron Dembski-Bowden is the author

The Horus Heresy Book 41

As war splits the galaxy, the Emperor toils in the vaults beneath His Palace. But his great work is in peril, with the forces of Chaos closing in…


At last, the secrets of the Emperor’s project beneath the Palace will be revealed, and you’ll get a closer look at the Emperor Himself than ever before.


While Horus’ rebellion burns across the galaxy, a very different kind of war rages beneath the Imperial Palace. The ‘Ten Thousand’ Custodian Guard, along with the Sisters of Silence and the Mechanicum forces of Fabricator General Kane, fight to control the nexus points of the ancient eldar webway that lie closest to Terra, infested by daemonic entities after Magnus the Red’s intrusion. But with traitor legionaries and corrupted Battle Titans now counted among the forces of Chaos, the noose around the Throneworld is tightening, and none but the Emperor Himself can hope to prevail.

Written by Aaron Dembski-Bowden


The collector’s edition hardback includes a full-art hardcover, a glossy dust jacket in the Horus Heresy series style, internal illustrations and an exclusive author afterword.

The eBook edition includes integrated illustrations of characters and events from the story, and an afterword that places the story in context within the series.

So fired up to get this book!


The Gaming Books of the Horus Heresy

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

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What books do you need for your Horus Heresy Gaming?

Well, here is everything you need to know thanks to Slipstreams on The Bolter and Chainsword.  This great article shows you what is in each Horus Heresy book and what you need!

From Silpstreams:

If you’re new to 30k for whatever reason and are wanting to get started by getting your hands on the rule books these are them:

This Topic will be updated as new books are released.

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Book 1: Betrayal 

Contains the old rules and fluff for:

  • Sons Of Horus
  • World Eaters
  • Emperor’s Children
  • Death Guard

Also contains:

  • Istvaan III Campaign System
  • Zone Mortalis System

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 Book 2: Massacre
Contains the old rules and fluff for:

  • Iron Hands
  • Salamanders
  • Word Bearers
  • Night Lords

Also Contains:

  • Dropsite Massacre Campaign System

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 Book 3: Extermination
Contains the old rules and fluff for:

  • Imperial Fists
  • Raven Guard
  • Alpha Legion
  • Iron Warriors

Also Contains:

  • Victory Is Vengeance system
  • Blood In The Void System

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 Book 4: Conquest 

Contains the rules for:

  • Solar Auxilia
  • Questoris Knights
  • 30k Generic and Army Specific Relics

Also Contains:

  • Conquest Campaign System:
    • Strategic Raid
    • City Fight
    • Character Advancement
    • Liberation Mission
    • Relic Hunt Missions
    • etc.

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 Book 5: Tempest

Contains the rules for:

  • Ultramarines
  • Updated Word Bearers
  • Titan Legions
  • Imperial Militia / Warp Cults
  • Stormbird
  • Xiphon Interceptor
  • Deredeo Dreadnought

Also Contains:

  • Betrayal At Calth Campaign

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 Book 6: Retribution

Contains the Rules and fluff for:

  • Blood Angels & 2 Unique Rites of War
  • Dark Angels & 2 Unique Rites of War
  • White Scars & 2 Unique Rites of War
  • Shattered Legions
  • Black Shields
  • Knights Errant
  • Additional Rites of War:
    • 10 Generic
    • 1 Per Released Legio
  • Mastodon Tank
  • Legion Delegatus, Praevian and Herald
  • Leviathan Dreadnought
  • Legion Support Quad Launcher (updated Rapier Quad Mortar)
  • Contemptor-Cortus Dreadnought
  • etc.

Also Contains:

  • Retribution Campaign
  • Shadow Wars in the Age of Darkness
  • Battles in the Age of Darkness Core Missions

Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Army List

​Contains the most up to date rules for:

  • All Generic Legion Units found within Books 1-6
  • Updates and points rebalances to older units such as Legion Assault Squads
  • A new Unit: Jetbike Skyslayer Support Squadron


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 Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Legions

Contains the most up-to-date version of rules for:

  • Sons of Horus
  • World Eaters
  • Emperors Children
  • Death Guard
  • Word Bearers
  • Iron Hands
  • Salamanders
  • Night Lords
  • Imperial Fists
  • Iron Warriors
  • Raven Guard
  • Alpha Legion
  • Ultramarines

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Contains the most up to date rules for:

  • Mechanicum Units from Books 1-5

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 Crusade Imperialis Army

Contains the most up to date rules for:

  • Solar Auxilia
  • Questoris Knights
  • Imperial Militia and Cults

So there you go!  Everything you need to know about the books you need! Thanks again to Slipstreams on The Bolter and Chainsword.


Mechanicum Macrocarid Explorator Arrives!

Posted on November 11th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

There is a  new tank in town and it is awesome!

Forge World has posted its new Mechanicum Macrocarid Explorator tank for pre-order.

From Forgeworld:

Uniquely crafted to the needs of the Magos leading the expeditionary force, Macrocarid Explorators first saw use as frontline combat and mobile command vehicles in the early days of the Great Crusade. Heavily armoured and equipped with the Mechanicum’s signature technologies and weapons, they are now pressed into service on both sides of the cataclysmic battles of The Horus Heresy.

Macrocarid Explorators can transport Magos’ or their units of deadly automata across the battlefield, cutting through any opponent foolish enough to come close with powerful weapons enhanced by augury scanners. Their heavy armour makes them as durable as the Legiones Astartes Land Raider, with the addition of extensive self-repair systems.

Rules for using the Macrocarid Explorator in Mechanicum armies in Horus Heresy games can be found in The Horus Heresy: Mechanicum – Taghmata Army List.

The Mechanicum Macrocarid Explorator includes optional weapons for the vehicle’s sponsons and hull mounting points. A pair of lascannon or two irradiation engines may be fitted to its sponson mounts, whilst a mauler bolt-cannon and a graviton imploder are available as hull mounted weapons.

This is a complete, multi-part resin kit which includes a full colour instruction guide.

The Macrocarid goes for £90 or $ 113.50.  Certainly one of the coolest tanks we have seen!  
Now how do I fit it into my army?



Custodes Contemptor and What’s Coming!

Posted on November 7th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

The Custodes get a custom Contemptor!

Thanks to Garro for the pics.

And from Battle Bunnies reporting from the Warhammer World Open Day:

Some more news from the Open Day:
– No other Sisters of Silence have been worked on yet. They wanted to see how popular the first set were.
– Resin upgrades for the plastic Custodes will get done, similiar to the Secutarii ones. Also more vehicles.
– The Custodes will get an army list equivalent to the Solar Auxilia.
– Talons of the Emperor armylist. You will be able to do a pure Sister list or pure Custodes list or mix.
– Custodes are older than Thunder Warriors. Info about their creation is heavily guarded by the Emperor. No packers.
Jenetia Krole, Valdor and Ahriman will get rules in Inferno!
– Thousand Sons will have scalable psychic powers.
– Inferno is biggest book yet by 8 pages.
– Inferno should be ready for pre-release February the 4th!
– Next Black Book will feature Blood Angels and Dark Angels.
– Daemon Magnus seems to have an alternate head and a sword option!
– “Squats are NEVER being done. Ever. You will see fishman in space before Squats. And there is no love for fishmans in space :(“

All good! Loving the Custodes.


Caladius Grav Tank is Here!

Posted on November 6th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

The Caladius Grav Tank makes its debut at Warhammer World Open Day!The Caladius Grav Tank is the new Custodes tank.  Word is the Custodes get a full army list ala the Solar Auxilia.And a great unboxing video by the Battle Bunnies!Thanks to Garro o…

Prospero Comes to Warammer World

Posted on November 4th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Warhammer World builds Prospero!There will be a new Prospero Diorama at Warhammer World.I am looking forward to seeing in during the Horus Heresy Weekender!Loken

Forge World Teases The Macrocarid Explorator

Posted on October 27th, 2016 under , . Posted by

The Mechanicum gets a new transport!Pretty damn cool! I see conversions of this for Marines!Loken

Custodes Hover Tank Inbound!

Posted on October 22nd, 2016 under . Posted by

Custodes get a ride!This was on the Forge Word website today: Check please!Loken

Custodes and SIsters of Silence Rules Released!

Posted on October 22nd, 2016 under , . Posted by

Rules are out for Custodes and Sisters of Silence on the official GW web page.But are these 40K rules?  That is quite interesting since neither unit appears in 40K fluff as being around at that point, only 30K fluff.…

A REAL Chainsword!

Posted on October 20th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Man at Arms makes a real-life chainsword!
You need to watch this:

From io9:

The grim dark future of the 41st century needs a weapon as ludicrously gritty as the setting of Warhammer 40,000—and the chainsword, standard melee weapon of the hulking Space Marines, definitely fits the bill. But now such a silly weapon has been made in our reality, and it’s just as awesome.<

The latest pop culture weapon crafted by the folks at Man at Arms—who’ve brought everything from lightsaber-inspired Katanas to Voltron’s blazing sword to life through the power of hitting things really hard with big hammers and giant cutting tools—is a little different than their usual fare. After all, there’s no real blade to a chainsword—it’s just a ginormous chainsaw you wield like a sword. But it’s still a fascinating process to watch them put it all together, and then clad the sawblade in the traditional markings of the Emperor’s finest sons, from the Blood Angels livery to the wax-stamped scriptures. It might be hugely impractical in real life, but a chainsword is still totally rad.
Now, go find some Orks!


Prospero Custodes and Sisters of SIlence Stat Rumors

Posted on October 17th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by


Custodes and SIsters of Silence rumored stats.

They look pretty awesome!

“via B&C’s StaggerLee 10-15-2016”

According to a mate, these are the profiles for custodes and sisters:

ws6, bs4, s5, t5, w2, i5, a3, ld10, 2+/4++.
hatred, furious charge, rampage.

ws5, bs4, s3, t3, w1, i5, a2, ld10, 2+.
Preferred enemy (psykers), hatred (psykers)
furious charge and a pariah blade which inflicts ID on any model with the psyker special rule and otherwise is ap3.
they will have the pariah rule meaning they can never be the target of any psychic power. and all psychic powers cease to be in effect within 6″ of the unit



The Burning of Prospero is Coming!

Posted on October 16th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Prospero Burns!The next Horus Heresy set is here and it looks AMAZING!  here are the photos and video to get you fired up.And the obligatory Warhammer TV video!I am buying 10.Loken

Magnus the Red Daemon Primarch Spotted

Posted on October 11th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Magnus the Red is coming!Leaked pics of the 40K version of Magnus coming out. Details to follow!Loken

40K Lore: Stormbird – On Wings of Glory

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

The coming of the Stormbird!

Our good friend Larry Vela posted this on Bell of Lost Souls, and it was important enough to post here!
The Warhawk VI dropship, commonly known as the Stormbird, was an assault and transport aircraft used by the Space Marine Legions during the Great Crusade, before the introduction of the smaller Thunderhawk pattern.
The Stormbird was developed to replace the older Skylance gunships of the Unification Wars. Capable of both void and atmospheric flight, the Stormbird was first manufactured on Terra, by the Yndonesic Bloc for use against the Panpacific tribes, during the end stages of the Unification Wars. The Stormbird could carry at least 50 fully armored marines into battles.Alternatively it could carry up to 5 Dreadnoughts, including the mighty Leviathan; Jump-pack equipped infantry; Rapier batteries; bikes; jetbikes; a Rhino armoured transport; or a mixed force. The Stormbird’s standard armament was four turret-mounted twin linked lascannons, three twin-linked heavy bolters, and a complement of six dreadstrike missiles. It was also equipped with particularly dense composite armour plating, and is further protected by a series of void shield generators which it can extend to protect disembarking troops and war machines. Its shields allowed it to be impervious to all ground fire save Defense Lasers.
They were in use throughout the Great Crusade, although by the time of the Horus Heresy, most of the Legions had switched to the smaller, more agile Thunderhawk. The Luna Wolves were one of the few Legions that deliberately kept Stormbirds in service, since these ships had carried them into battle since the beginning. A Stormbird was piloted by two Marines sitting back-to-back, along with two hard-wired servitors. During the Heresy, Nathaniel Garro, former Captain of the Death Guard Legion, used a Stormbird to travel to various planets, on the orders of Malcador the Sigillite. Like Garro’s Power Armour, the ship bore no Legion insignia or colours, and was a uniform grey.
All but a legend by the final years of the 41st Millennium, no new examples of the Stormbird have been constructed in almost a millennia, for much of the technology that allows such a behemoth to function is no longer understood. However some aging Stormbirds are still utilized by some Chaos Space Marine forces such as the Word Bearers.
Horus Rising states that “They sat in two rows of three, wings extended” ; therefore it is possible that their wings can be folded or collapsed in some manner.

Sokar Stormbird (yellow), Thunderhawk (Grey), Storm Eagle (Red)

Sokar Pattern Stormbird

The Sokar Pattern Stormbird, known as the Death Bird to the Imperial Army was a dedicated landing craft variant of the Stormbird, developed from Warhawk and Nephoros class assault craft. It was used by the Yndonesic Bloc during the Unification Wars and later adopted by the Imperium. The design was one of the larger craft used by the Imperium and was the direct precursor to the Thunderhawk.
Notable Stormbirds
    • Firebird – The Firebird was a heavily modified Stormbird which served as the personal transport for the Primarch Fulgrim during the Great Crusade. Launched from the Pride of the Emperor, the Firebird took part in the Cleansing of Laeran.[1]
Earlier Pattern Stormbirds
These images from very early in EPIC’s history in the 1990s are believed to be possible Stormbird Patterns.
Thank to Larry for a nice summary of the newest Marine Flyer!


Forge World Releases Thousand Sons Transfers

Posted on September 28th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Forge World takes on the sons!From Forge World:This Thousand Sons Legion Transfer Sheet is packed with the symbols of your Legion and is perfect for personalising the models in your Thousand Sons collection.This A4 sized sheet is filled with a huge n…