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Blade of the Traitor Released

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

Another Horus Heresy Anthology has been released.


This one puts together five short stories in one edition. 

From The Black Library: 

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…

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.

Contains the stories Daemonology by Chris Wraight, Black Oculus by John French, Chirurgeon by Nick Kyme, Twisted by Guy Haley and Wolf Mother by Graham McNeill.

You can buy it on The Black Library Website.

I really wish they had an index of everything so people could know where they kind find everything  I started buying the individual shorts as eBooks but have stopped as they are obviously repackaging everything.


Solar Auxilia Command Squad Released!

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

New Solar Auxilia Command Squad!

Finally a great Forge World Command squad for the Horus Heresy Imperial forces!

From Forge World:

The Lord Marshal of a Solar Auxilia battlegroup is the supreme commander of his forces. He may have the total respect of his men or be a despot of the highest order, but he will be a master strategist, fearsome duellist and an experienced frontline commander prepared to sacrifice his forces in defence of the Imperium.

Auxilia Tactical Command Sections facilitate the flow of orders from central command, directing the movement of thousands of men and vehicles, as well as coordinating devastating aerial and orbital strikes upon a foe. The Proclaimator’s communications equipment links the section to the battlegroup’s command and control structure, allowing the Strategos to issue orders efficiently and directly to the units under his purview. The Vexilarius carries the cohort’s standard, a great honour usually only bestowed upon a warrior who has performed an act of bravery or feat of arms, whilst the Veteran Auxilia defend the section itself from advancing enemy.

The Solar Auxilia Tactical Command comprises six models including a Lord Marshal armed with a paragon blade and archaeotech pistol, and a full Auxilia Tactical Command Section consisting of a Strategos, Proclaimator, Vexilarius, a Veteran Auxiliary with meltagun and Veteran Auxiliary with grenade launcher. Also included are optional helmeted and unhelmeted heads for both the Lord Marshal and Strategos.

The Lord Marshal and Auxilia Tactical Command Section can be fielded as two separate units in Solar Auxilia armies in Horus Heresy games. Their rules can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Four – Conquest.

You can buy it for a hefty £65 or $ 98 on the Forge World website.


New Knight Warden and Codex!

Posted on May 3rd, 2015 under . Posted by


Knights have a big brother!

A new codex and the Knight Warden are coming! 

Everything you need in order to build one Imperial Knight Warden is included in this box; one complete 147-component Imperial Knight kit and this seventy-four-component upgrade kit. It features three completely new faceplates, a new tilting plate/shield, a set of new Adeptus Mechanicus icons and a frankly insane amount of weaponry: a chest pintle Meltagun, a gatling cannon assembly (with heavy flamer), the infamous Reaper chainsword, a thunderstrike gauntlet, a thermal cannon and a rapid-fire battle cannon – on top of this there are carapace options including rocket pods, missile pods and an anti-air twin Icarus cannon.


This kit shares the impressive posing options with the standard Imperial Knight, with head, arm and waist joints, and can be built as a Knight Errant, Paladin, Warden, Gallant or Crusader – the weapons are all interchangeable and can be used with any other Imperial Knight models you might own.
In total, this multi-part plastic kit comes with 221 components and stands tall on a Citadel 170mm Oval Base.


This 120-page, full-colour hardback book contains:

Full rules for five Imperial Knights: Paladin and Errant are joined by three new types – Warden, Gallant and Crusader; Two unique Detachments – the Household Detachment (Primary Detachment of Imperial Knights) and the Oathsworn Detachment (an Allied Detachment of Imperial Knights);Extensive background material, colour schemes and heraldry for Imperial Knights from a number of different Knight worlds;A new system of ranking, with rules and bonuses available for using their formations and detachments;Five entirely new formations, allowing you to field efficient squadrons of Knights.



A set of six large-format cards detailing the Heirlooms of the Knightly Houses from Codex: Imperial Knights,collected together for easy reference. Also included are thirty-six Tactical Objective cards, including the six unique Tactical Objectives found in Codex: Imperial Knights.


Baronial Court $471

Exhalted court of House Terryn $785


GW keeps pushing the big, expensive models, but the new lower codex price is welcome.


Samus is Coming!

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

Samus is here! 

“Samus. That’s the only name you’ll hear. Samus. It means the end and the death. Samus. I am Samus. Samus is all around you. Samus is the man beside you. Samus will gnaw on your bones. Look out! Samus is here.” 

That’s right, the Daemon we first learned of in the very first Horus Heresy novel is coming from Forge World!

A Daemon Prince of the Ruinstorm, spreading madness and slaughtering all before him in baleful frenzy, Samus is here! A hulking monstrosity, towering over mortals, Samus, a daemon of murder made manifest, was incarnated at the height of his powers as the walls between reality and the Warp were stretched thin by the Word Bearers’ dark rites at Calth. If his corporeal flesh was destroyed, he would soon return again to wreak havoc and claim more souls for the powers of Chaos, the sound of his name echoing through the Warp and in the minds of men.

Samus, Daemon Prince of the Ruinstorm is the latest model in the Horus Heresy Character Series. Presented in a collectors edition black box, Samus can be built with his right hand clutching a dismembered Space Marine or as an open claw. Samus can be used in Word Bearers Legion armies and Codex: Chaos Daemon armies in Horus Heresy games. He can also be used in Codex: Chaos Daemons and Khorne Daemonkin armies in standard games of Warhammer 40,000. Experimental rules can be downloaded HERE.

This is a complete, multi-part resin kit. It is available to pre-order today and will be despatched from Friday 8th May.


A great addition I think to the Horus Heresy Character Series.

New Knights!

Posted on April 28th, 2015 under . Posted by

New Knight Titans have hit in the new White Dwarf.Thanks to Millest’s Mediocre Meanderings for the photos.WEAPONS:Avenger Gatling Cannon 36″ S6 AP3 heavy 12 rendingIronstorm Missile Pod 72″ S5 AP4 heavy 1 lg blast, barrageStormspear Rocket Pod 48″ S8 A…

Warlord Titan Pic!

Posted on April 27th, 2015 under , . Posted by

No question now.   We are getting a Warlord!Forge World Bulletin # 57 is out and it appears that all that smoke that Forge World has thrown up about not having time to do it right, is just that, a smoke screen!I will take one thank you.Loken

Forge World Preview and New Bundles!

Posted on April 20th, 2015 under . Posted by

New Deredo weapon system!The latest Forge World Bulletin shows a new weapon system for the Deredo Dreanought.Plus new bundle deals from Forge World:Word Bearers Bundle:Night Lords Bundle:  And loving the Imperial Fists Bundle: And there is an…

Warlord Titan Coming from Forge World

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


FINALLY, the Warlord Titan is coming!
In conjunction with The Horus Heresy Volume 5: Tempst and the re-opening of Warhammer World, Forge World is releasing the biggest model they have ever done. 
This composite image was stitched together from the video: 


Now let’s grab some size comparison image from EPIC and elsewhere to give you a size comparison of the Warlord to the other Titans:

Some tidbits:

– Callers to Forgeworld were told that IS a Warlord model in the video.

Spikeybits readers have said to look for an official debut at the Warhammer World Grand Opening on May 16th-17th.

– BoLS have been given word the price of the model will be unprecedented, and well over $2000, far above the Tau Manta’s £989


I am in for one!


Horus Heresy Book Five – Tempest Video Released

Posted on April 15th, 2015 under , . Posted by

The Horus Heresy Book Five – Tempest is coming!Forge World released their teaser video for Book Five.As always, watch the skies…..Loken

Forge World Releases Thanatar-Calix Siege-automata

Posted on April 10th, 2015 under . Posted by

More Mechanicum!

The goods keep coming for the followers of the Omnissiah.

From Forge World:

The Thanatar-Calix class Siege-automata is a potent war machine and a wonder of the Mechanicum’s craft. Combining arcane and secret technologies, it carries a twin-linked mauler bolt cannon alongside a rare solex pattern heavy lascannon, whose beams of coherent light can reach far across a battlefield to lethal effect. The Thanatar-Calix’s most destructive armament though is the graviton ram, a weapon whose origins are lost in the Dark Age of Technology. The ram’s crushing waves of gravitational force can pulverise infantry and vehicles alike, and it can be utterly devastating at both range and close quarters.

The Thanatar frame, designed as a heavy weapons platform, is well armoured and further protected by atomantic shield generators, making it nearly impervious to all but the heaviest of weapons fire. Whilst it is slow to advance, the Thanatar-Calix’s durability allows it to close steadily on its target, moving ever nearer until its formidable weaponry can be brought into range.

The Thanatar-Calix may be taken in any Mechanicum army, including the Taghmata Omnissiah, Legio Cybernetica and Ordo Reductor army lists, in Horus Heresy games. Experimental rules for the Thanatar-Calix can be found HERE.

This is a complete, multi-part resin kit. It is available to pre-order today for despatch from Friday 17th April.

“There is no truth in flesh, only betrayal.
There is no strength in flesh, only weakness.
There is no constancy in flesh, only decay.
There is no certainty in flesh but death.”
Credo Omnissiah

It costs £70 or $ 102.50.
You can get it on the Forge World website here.
The full range of Mechanicum are here.

Forge World Release Primus Redoubt

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

Forge World released their newest Realm of Battle board and it is pretty cool!

The Primus Redoubt is especially cool as it has a HUGE gun!  A Double Barrelled Turbo Laser Destructor, which is included.

From Forge World: 

Found on worlds across the Imperium since the days of the Great Crusade, the Primus Redoubt is one of a class of super-heavy emplacements built en-masse to defend the cities, foundries and other vital structures on newly Compliant worlds. Constructed with emplaced weaponry more often found on heavy void craft and battlecruisers, and powered by reactors buried deep beneath its visible structure, the Primus Redoubt is designed to eliminate vehicles at very long range, and has enough destructive force to take down super-heavy vehicles and even Titans. Its substantial walls are further protected by a projected force dome, shielding the redoubt from all but the heaviest of incoming fire and orbital bombardments.

The Realm of Battle Imperial Primus Redoubt consists of a 2′ x 2′ Realm of Battle tile that features a large bunker complex with multiple battlements and a double-barrelled turbo laser destructor turret. It is a fortification that can be taken by any Faction in Warhammer 40,000 and Horus Heresy games. Experimental rules for the Primus Redoubt can be found HERE.

This is a complete multi-part resin kit. It is available to pre-order today for despatch from Friday 10th April.

It goes perfectly with the Castellum Stronghold board.

The It costs £125 or $ 186.50.

I want one.  



Mechanicus Rules!

Posted on April 3rd, 2015 under . Posted by


Adeptus Mechanicus Rules and Force Org.
Mars looks good!

via and translated by Charon:

Codex content & Allies

The Codex content is about as much as Codex: Harlequin was. There is no HQ model in the entire book, not even a HQ slot. It is “only” the units we already know. Ad Mech is an Imperial Army and thus BB with all imperial armies.
Skitarii Maniple Force Org:
The classic Skitarii FOC is a detachment which gives Scout and Crusader to all units (but cannot outflank). Warlord gets prefered enemy.  
WL Traits

Eternal warrior
makes a weapon master-crafted (but no relic)
12″ reroll pinning, moral, fear
overwatch with BS4
reroll failed fnp + x

reroll mysterious objectives
zealot USR
at I1 every unit in base contact makes a T test or suffers D6 wounds without armor saves.
Phase Taser, unsaved wound causes I test or ID
Pistol with minor effects
Skull of Elder…Effect xx

Weapons (some)
Icarus Array (Dunecrawler only): Deadalus missile launcher: heavy 1, 7/2 48″ skyfire + gatling rocket launcher: heavy 5, 6/4 48″ skyfire, ignores cover + twin icarus autocannon: heavy 2, 7/4 48″ skyfire, interceptor, twin-linked.
Eradication Beamer (Dunecrawler only, Basic weapon): 0″- 9″: 10/1, 9″ – 18″: 8/3 blast, 18″ – 36″: 6/5 large blast
Neutron Laser: 48″ 10/1 blast, concussive

There are 6 Doctrines. At the beginning of each movement phase you may use one of them (one use)
+1 BS
+1 WS
+2 BS / -1 WS
+2 WS / -1 BS
+3 BS / -2 WS
+3 WS / -2 BS


Onager Dunecrawler

WS3 BS4 S5 I2 A1 HP3 Vehicle (Walker)
FA12 SA12 RA11
Comes with interesting Equipment options, for example the Icarus Array for 45 points instead of the Eradication Beamer oder Neutron Laser. The walkers have shilds (6++) which do add up for every walker shield in 4″ (max. 4++)




Adeptus Mechanicus are here!

Posted on April 2nd, 2015 under . Posted by


The big Adeptus Mechanicus Rundown!

Here is what is coming!

Adeptus Mechanicus Sydonian Dragoon $ 49

The Sydonian Dragoon is a marvel of Adeptus Mechanicus engineering, the closest anyone has yet come to violating the immutable laws of thermodynamics. Perpetual motion repurposed for destruction rather than creation, they act as the Skitarii cavalrymen, charging into battle without doubt or hesitation.

Contained in the box is a number of options, customisations and modifications – the model can be armed with either a taser lance or radium jezzail, with holstered versions of each available – a phosphor serpenta can be added to either configuration. The legs can be posed in two different positions, the suspensors can be moved to different angles and the entire miniature is covered with the sensors, monitors and arrays typical of the Adeptus Mechanicus.

Adeptus Mechanicus Ironstrider Ballistarius $ 49

With a distinctive two-legged walking tank-shape, the artillery platform known as the Ironstrider Balistarius is a fearsome sight indeed. Gyroscopically balanced, with downlinks providing them with the sum knowledge of their enemies, the deadly accuracy of the Ironstrider Ballistarius would be the stuff of legend, were any survivors ever left to recall it.

As a mobile artillery weapons platform, the Ironstrider Ballistarius can be fitted with one of two armament options: a twin-linked cognis autocannon or a twin-linked cognis lascannon. The split-toed legs can be posed in two different configurations, with suspensors that can be modelled at differing angles, and the entire surface of the machine crawls with sensors, data collection modules and antennae. The gunner has four head options; three hooded and one rebreather.

Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii Rangers $ 39

Harnessing the energies of forge worlds within their curious weaponry, the Rangers of the Skitarii are implacable and relentless hunter-killers. For them, an engagement is not over until their enemy is destroyed – even if this means stalking them across galaxies and over decades.

Skitarii Rangers, featuring cowls and gasmasks, stalk their prey with galvanic rifles. Each trooper is sealed in heavy, industrialised Skitarii warplate, emblazoned with the symbol of the Adeptus Mechanicus, bristling with data-collecting sensors, antennae and environmental monitors. Mindful of the harsh terrain of Mars, their legs have been removed from the knees down, with bionic replacements lending each model an air of cold, cybernetic augmentation.

Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii Vanguard $ 39
Harnessing the destructive energies of forge worlds within their weaponry, the Vanguard are so soaked in radiation that even to approach them is to confer a death sentence upon yourself. Victory for them is pyrrhic, as this radiation burns through even their heavy armour plate, slowly poisoning them to death even as their carbines bring about the (much quicker) demise of their enemies.

Skitarii Vanguard, featuring helmets and rebreathers, obliterate foes with radium carbines. Each trooper is sealed in heavy, industrialised Skitarii warplate, emblazoned with the symbol of the Adeptus Mechanicus, bristling with data-collecting sensors, antennae and environmental monitors. Mindful of the harsh terrain of Mars, their legs have been removed from the knees down, with bionic replacements lending each model an air of cold, cybernetic augmentation.
Skitarii Decal Sheet $ 20

This 210mm x 297mm transfer sheet contains highly-detailed transfers depicting the iconography and symbolism of the Adeptus Mechanicus’ devastating army, the Skitarii.

And the bundles: 

Skitarii Vanguard/Ranger Web Bundle $ 102.25

This bundle contains everything you need to make ten Skitarii Vanguard and ten Skitarii Rangers, including two optional Alphas. 248 components are included in total, with forty-six heads, fifty weapons (enough to make any combination allowed for in Codex: Skitarii), a 210mm x 297mm Mars Skitarii Transfer Sheet, a pot of Martian Ironearth Technical paint and twenty 25mm bases.
Ironstrider Squadron $ 147

This bundle contains everything needed to make two Ironstrider Ballistarii and one Sydonian Dragoon – awesome, visually striking bipedal tanks featuring brutally effective long and short range weaponry.


This weekend sees two new Mechanicus units: 

Sicarian Infiltrators

Sicarian Infiltrator  WS4 BS4 S4 T3 W2 I4 A2 Ld8 Sv4
Infiltrator Princeps  WS4 BS4 S4 T3 W2 I4 A3 Ld9 Sv4
Sicarian Battle Armor, Stubcarbine, Power sword
Bulky, Doctrina Imperatives, Dunestrider, Feel No Pain, Infiltrate, Stealth
5-10 models 
 Neurostatic Aura: Enemies within 6″ are -1WS, BS, I, Ld
Princeps may take Special Issue Wargear and Relics of Mars

Sicarian Ruststalkers

Sicarian Ruststalker  WS4 BS4 S4 T3 W2 I4 A2 Ld8 Sv4
Ruststalker Princeps  WS4 BS4 S4 T3 W2 I4 A3 Ld9 Sv4
Sicarian Battle Armor, Transonic razor, Chordclaw, Mindscrambler grenades
Bulky, Doctrina Imperatives, Dunestrider, Feel No Pain, Furious Charge
5-10 models

Princeps may take Special Issue Wargear and Relics of Mars


There is your AD data dump!


Forge World Releases Space Marine Flyer, more.

Posted on March 30th, 2015 under . Posted by

Forge World is on a roll with lots of new models!

Mechanicum, Alpha Legion, Ultra Marines and more have all gotten love.

Xiphon Pattern Interceptor

At the Horus Heresy Weekender, the general consensus was that this looked a little too much Battlestar Galctica Viper.  Still cool….

From Forge World:

With unparalleled speed and maneuverability, the Xiphon pattern Interceptor saw increasing service in the Legiones Astartes during the dark days of the Horus Heresy. Based on ancient designs, the void and atmospheric craft carried heavy armaments into battle, allowing it to destroy both air and ground targets with apparent ease. Its pair of twin-linked lascannon and Xiphon rotary missile launcher combined with the Interceptor’s speed and agility to make it a deadly opponent from which the enemies of Mankind could not hide.

The Xiphon Pattern Interceptor is a flyer that is available to all Legiones Astartes armies in Horus Heresy games. Experimental rules for this unit can be found HERE. Additional experimental rules for using this vehicle in standard games of Warhammer 40,000 can be found HERE.

This is a complete multi-part resin kit which includes a plastic canopy and flying stand. It is available to pre-order today for despatch from Friday 3rd April.

It clocks in at £80 or $118.  It is available on the Forge World website.  Not cheap, but worth buying a few to have some air power! 

 Armillus Dynat

The new Alpha Legion character is pretty damn sharp!

From Forge World:

Armillus Dynat, the Harrowmaster of the Alpha Legion, has been a feared strike commander since his name came to prominence during the invasion of Paramar. Known to possess strategic genius, his style of warfare is as intricate as it is unorthodox. Using fast moving, heavily armoured vehicles and close air support, he will split enemy formations apart before crushing them without mercy.

Armillus Dynat is an expert duellist and warrior in his own right. Wielding a thunder hammer and power sword in unison and carrying uncommon wargear such as venom spheres and phosphex bombs, he is an opponent to be reckoned with.

The latest model in the Horus Heresy Character Series, Armillus Dynat is a multi-part resin kit that is supplied with both a 32mm base and a 50mm scenic base. The rules for using Armillus Dynat in games set during the Horus Heresy can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Three – Extermination. This kit is available to pre-order today for despatch from Friday 3rd April.
Dynat costs £31 or $ 46 and is available on the Forge World website.

The Mechanicum ScyllaxGuardian Covenant Automata

From Forge World: 

Deployed onto the battlefield as elite shock troops or the bodyguards of their magos overseers, Mechanicum Scyllax Guardian-automata have been adapted with a wide variety of mechadendrites and servo-arms for dissecting living matter with murderous speed. With an armoured carapace as durable as Legiones Astartes battle plate and powered by a rad furnace which can vent debilitating radiation at will, the Scyllax Guardian-automata are a force to be truly feared on the battlefield.

The Mechanicum Scyllax Guardian-automata Covenant consists of four Scyllax Guardian-automata, each armed with a Scyllax bolter and various interchangeable claws and mechadendrites forming a mechadendrite combat array. Scyllax Guardian-automata Covenants can be taken in Mechanicum armies in Horus Heresy games and experimental rules for this unit are available to download HERE.

This is a complete multi-part resin kit. It is available to pre-order now for despatch from Friday 27th March.

 They come as a set of 4 for £36 or $53.  You can get them here.

 Forge World Bulletin

Sneak Peak from today’s Forge World Bulletin

That’s all for now folks!

Adeptus Mechanicus Rule White Dwarf # 61

Posted on March 30th, 2015 under , . Posted by

The new White Dwarf is all Adeptus Mechanicus!Plus Videos!Issue # 61 is out and full of Skitarri!Thanks to Rob at Spikey Bits for his video review, which as always informative.Plus the rules for both versions of the Skitarii, and their walkers as well….