Last 15 posts from Heresy30K - The Horus Heresy Blog

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

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

New Space Marines are Coming!

Posted on May 15th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The new Space Marines are coming!

We have been hearing about the new Space Marines and seen new models, so now they are here:

From Games Workshop:

A New Breed of Hero

For the past 10,000 years, the galaxy has been defended by the awesome might of the Adeptus Astartes – warriors whose origins date back to the gene-forging of the Space Marine Legions on ancient Terra, before even the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy that followed it.

Over the millennia, some have tried to emulate the process of creating Space Marines, both for good and evil, but none have managed to equal the genius of the Emperor’s finished creation.

Until today.

For ten millennia, Archmagos Dominus Belisarius Cawl has been working on a task set for him by the Primarch Roboute Guilliman: a new legion of warriors. Now, though the Imperium is poised on the brink of annihilation, his task is complete…

The Primaris Space Marine is a new breed of hero for this, the darkest age in the Imperium’s history. These new warriors are the next step in the evolution of the Emperor’s Angels of Death – genetically altered from their brethren to be bigger, stronger and faster – timely reinforcements to the Imperium’s armies as their enemies close in for the kill.
To aid them in battle, these new gene-forged warriors are equipped with new arms and armour forged on holy Mars itself.

The Primaris Space Marine here is an Intercessor wearing Mk X Tacticus armour, a suit that combines the most effective elements of ancestral Horus Heresy patterns of plate with more recent developments in power armour technology. He carries into battle a bolt rifle: the archetypal firearm of Space Marines, re-engineered, re-crafted and perfected*.
At the dawn of the Indomitus Crusade, these phenomenal new warriors join Guilliman as he fights to liberate the scattered bastions of the Imperium. Some, Guilliman has forged into new Space Marine Chapters, whole brotherhoods comprised only of these new warriors. Others he has offered to the existing Space Marine Chapters. Many Chapter Masters have welcomed their Primaris brethren into their ranks, accepting the new reinforcements gladly. Others, though, view these new creations with suspicion or outright hostility, claiming that the Emperor’s work should not have been meddled with.
Though they are a step removed from their brothers, the Primaris Space Marines still bear the gene-seed of their Primarchs, and some dissenting voices worry how this new type of warrior will react with the known genetic quirks and flaws of some of the more unusual Chapters…
*Range 30, Strength 4, AP -1 and Rapid Fire.

Exciting times! The Primaris Space Marines sound like they are going to kick serious face in the far future. Classic Guilliman, playing the long game with this ace up his power-armoured sleeve the whole time he was in stasis. The newly triumphant forces of Chaos had better watch out.

So what does this mean for you gamers and collectors out there and your Space Marine armies? Well, we’ve made this FAQ that explains exactly how this new breed of warriors fit into your collections. For those of you curious as to exactly how these new Space Marines work in the game, we’ll have more details on that later today, so stay posted.

Well, I am excited!  The models rock!

Loken


New Space Marines are Coming!

Posted on May 15th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The new Space Marines are coming!

We have been hearing about the new Space Marines and seen new models, so now they are here:

From Games Workshop:

A New Breed of Hero

For the past 10,000 years, the galaxy has been defended by the awesome might of the Adeptus Astartes – warriors whose origins date back to the gene-forging of the Space Marine Legions on ancient Terra, before even the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy that followed it.

Over the millennia, some have tried to emulate the process of creating Space Marines, both for good and evil, but none have managed to equal the genius of the Emperor’s finished creation.

Until today.

For ten millennia, Archmagos Dominus Belisarius Cawl has been working on a task set for him by the Primarch Roboute Guilliman: a new legion of warriors. Now, though the Imperium is poised on the brink of annihilation, his task is complete…

The Primaris Space Marine is a new breed of hero for this, the darkest age in the Imperium’s history. These new warriors are the next step in the evolution of the Emperor’s Angels of Death – genetically altered from their brethren to be bigger, stronger and faster – timely reinforcements to the Imperium’s armies as their enemies close in for the kill.
To aid them in battle, these new gene-forged warriors are equipped with new arms and armour forged on holy Mars itself.

The Primaris Space Marine here is an Intercessor wearing Mk X Tacticus armour, a suit that combines the most effective elements of ancestral Horus Heresy patterns of plate with more recent developments in power armour technology. He carries into battle a bolt rifle: the archetypal firearm of Space Marines, re-engineered, re-crafted and perfected*.
At the dawn of the Indomitus Crusade, these phenomenal new warriors join Guilliman as he fights to liberate the scattered bastions of the Imperium. Some, Guilliman has forged into new Space Marine Chapters, whole brotherhoods comprised only of these new warriors. Others he has offered to the existing Space Marine Chapters. Many Chapter Masters have welcomed their Primaris brethren into their ranks, accepting the new reinforcements gladly. Others, though, view these new creations with suspicion or outright hostility, claiming that the Emperor’s work should not have been meddled with.
Though they are a step removed from their brothers, the Primaris Space Marines still bear the gene-seed of their Primarchs, and some dissenting voices worry how this new type of warrior will react with the known genetic quirks and flaws of some of the more unusual Chapters…
*Range 30, Strength 4, AP -1 and Rapid Fire.

Exciting times! The Primaris Space Marines sound like they are going to kick serious face in the far future. Classic Guilliman, playing the long game with this ace up his power-armoured sleeve the whole time he was in stasis. The newly triumphant forces of Chaos had better watch out.

So what does this mean for you gamers and collectors out there and your Space Marine armies? Well, we’ve made this FAQ that explains exactly how this new breed of warriors fit into your collections. For those of you curious as to exactly how these new Space Marines work in the game, we’ll have more details on that later today, so stay posted.

Well, I am excited!  The models rock!

Loken


Magnus Arrives!

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

Magnus is finally here!

And I honestly think this is the best Primarch model yet.  And thank the Emperor that they left off his stupid chest horns.

From Warhammer Community:

Magnus the Red, the Crimson King, Lord of Prospero – famous and infamous in equal measure for being perhaps the second most powerful psyker in the Imperium, after his father the Emperor.

We have, of course, already seen the daemonic incarnation of Magnus in the 41st Millennium. This version, while still towering over his brother Primarchs, is not on quite the same scale (which has the advantage that you can fit in a Land Raider of course.)

You can pick him up for the first time at Warhammer Fest (which, incidentally, is also hosting a Horus Heresy Grand Tournament).

The rest of you will need to wait a little longer to order one, but he will be available for all later this year.

I am in!

Loken

Magnus Arrives!

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

Magnus is finally here!

And I honestly think this is the best Primarch model yet.  And thank the Emperor that they left off his stupid chest horns.

From Warhammer Community:

Magnus the Red, the Crimson King, Lord of Prospero – famous and infamous in equal measure for being perhaps the second most powerful psyker in the Imperium, after his father the Emperor.

We have, of course, already seen the daemonic incarnation of Magnus in the 41st Millennium. This version, while still towering over his brother Primarchs, is not on quite the same scale (which has the advantage that you can fit in a Land Raider of course.)

You can pick him up for the first time at Warhammer Fest (which, incidentally, is also hosting a Horus Heresy Grand Tournament).

The rest of you will need to wait a little longer to order one, but he will be available for all later this year.

I am in!

Loken

New Thunderhawk Revealed

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

The new Thunderhawk has been revelaed!

And it ain’t plastic!
 
From Forge World:

We’ve had a lot of questions over the last few weeks, since our venerable Thunderhawk gunship sold out online.

We can now announce that the Forge World studio are nearing completion on a brand new updated version.

Pre-production model – there may be some slight differences in the final model.

This new resin Thunderhawk keeps the iconic and uncompromising outline of the Thunderhawk we all know and love, but also takes on a few design cues from other recent kits, like the Stormbird and Heresy-era Space Marine Legion tanks.

For the moment, we don’t have anymore to show you, but you can rest assured this Lord of War will be touching down very soon.

In fact, we’re hoping to have it available first at Warhammer Fest this May.

Well, I am in!

Loken



New Thunderhawk Revealed

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

The new Thunderhawk has been revelaed!

And it ain’t plastic!
 
From Forge World:

We’ve had a lot of questions over the last few weeks, since our venerable Thunderhawk gunship sold out online.

We can now announce that the Forge World studio are nearing completion on a brand new updated version.

Pre-production model – there may be some slight differences in the final model.

This new resin Thunderhawk keeps the iconic and uncompromising outline of the Thunderhawk we all know and love, but also takes on a few design cues from other recent kits, like the Stormbird and Heresy-era Space Marine Legion tanks.

For the moment, we don’t have anymore to show you, but you can rest assured this Lord of War will be touching down very soon.

In fact, we’re hoping to have it available first at Warhammer Fest this May.

Well, I am in!

Loken



Horus Heresy Novels for a Good Cause!

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

Want over a dozen Horus Heresy books for $ 15? The Humble Bundle is a charity site where you can donate and give money to a charity while getting cool stuff you want.  This deal is amazing as you can get over a dozen Horus Heresy books for a minim…

Horus Heresy Novels for a Good Cause!

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

Want over a dozen Horus Heresy books for $ 15? The Humble Bundle is a charity site where you can donate and give money to a charity while getting cool stuff you want.  This deal is amazing as you can get over a dozen Horus Heresy books for a minim…

New Forge World Releases, Moritat, Tyrant Terminators

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

Moritats and more!

From Forge World:

Said by some to be no less than death incarnate, and by others to be dishonourable murderers with no place in the Imperium’s order of battle, Moritats are lone killers operating outside the Legion’s usual command structures at the behest, or at least sufferance of its high commanders. Regarded usually as dangerously unstable outcasts – perhaps created by some seldom-exposed flaw of gene-seed or indoctrination – they are also savage and proficient warriors however, having become one with the act of killing, honing their superhuman reflexes to gun down the foe at close quarters to a preternatural degree.

Operating outside the Legion command structure, occasionally serving alongside the ranks of the Legion Destroyer squads, this model will prove a great addition to any Space Marine collection. Wielding two plasma pistols, connected to the included jump pack via plasma feed cables capable of launching an incredible amount of constant firepower, the Moritat’s detailed miniature – including a symbol on the right shoulder pad, specifically created for the Moritat – can be painted to fit in with any Legion’s colour scheme.

Rules for this model can be found in The Horus Heresy Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Army List.

This multi-part resin kit comes as 10 components, and is supplied with a 32mm scenic round base featuring a rock for the Moritat’s elevated pose, and an unfortunate Space Marine’s detached head.
 

Legion Moritat with Plasma Pistols £21, $26

Legion Moritat with Volkite Serpenta £21, $26

Iron Warriors Legion Tyrant Siege Terminators £60, $75

Tyrant Siege Terminators are the vanguard of any Iron Warriors siege breaker formation. Clad in thick Cataphractii plate and spitting a relentless hail of high explosive missiles from their cyclone missile launchers, these implacable warriors are fortress-breakers of unparalleled skill. The bleak spectacle of these warriors wading through storms of lasfire and shell, stoically smashing apart any obstacle before them with chainfist and krak blast, became synonymous with Perturabo’s wrath unleashed.

Add these Tyrant Siege Terminators to your Iron Warriors army with this multi-part resin kit. It makes 5 Terminators, armed with combi-bolters and cyclone missile launchers, which are mounted atop their carapaces. They feature power fists, and there is a targeter in the kit, used to identify the Tyrant Siege Master. Each model exemplifies the chunky lines and dense armour that Terminators are made of, with accessories including bionic limbs. The parts included are interchangeable between the models, meaning you can make your Terminators unique.

Rules for these models can be found in The Horus Heresy Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Legions.

This kit comprises 46 components, and is supplied with 5 40mm round bases.
That’s it for now!

Loken