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- 10/26/13--07:39: Blood & Skulls Releases HUGE MLRS
- 10/27/13--08:18: Sisters Round Up
- 10/28/13--07:32: Mysteries of the 40K Universe
- 10/31/13--12:12: Legion of the Damned eBooks Released
- 11/01/13--08:49: Forge World Releases Ferrus Manus
- 11/02/13--08:12: Inquisition Gets a Codex!
- 11/03/13--08:21: Exclusive Ravenguard Black Library Horus Heresy Poster on eBay
- 11/03/13--17:54: Imperial Guard are Coming
- 11/04/13--03:41: Apocalypse Warzone: Pandorax Released
- 11/05/13--06:51: Visions of Heresy Sells Out....Well, Not Quite.
- 11/06/13--09:03: The Horus Heresy Timeline
- 11/06/13--22:43: The Inquisition Codex is Coming!
- 11/08/13--11:15: Forge World Releases Deimos Vindicator!
- 11/09/13--12:43: Stormtroopers/Veterans Kit Coming!
- 11/10/13--09:09: Flash-Gitz Animation
- 11/11/13--07:33: Inquisition Codex Details!
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- 11/15/13--08:02: Forge World Releases Sicaran Venator Tank
The latest wonder from Tom McBride's Blood & Skulls Industry
And there is a data sheet:
You can find all the Blood & Skulls items on eBay here.
The Sisters codex has been digitally released and here are some highlights.
The Sisters got a good buff, with some most excellent wargear.
Shield of faith gives 6++ and adamantium will now.
No more faith points, acts are one use only and passed on a leadership test.
Priests get war hymns that give some pretty good buffs on a leadership test.
Rhinos up 5 points
Immolators down 5 and multi-melta upgrade is now free
Exorcist down 10 (holy :cuss)
Celestine up to 135 and weapon now gives S+2 AP3, also she gets back up with full rules.
Jacobus up to 100 and banner is worse.
Celestines down to 14 and get furious charge AoF
Command squads get unliimted specials and no longer have to take hospitaler and dialogus, dialogus can take relics.
Repentia down to 14 and get fnp 3+ as AoF
Battle sisters as seen on black library site but AoF now gives preferred enemy
Seraphim special weapons halved in price, AoF gives shred
Dominions get 4 specials in 5 woman squads
Dominions' new act of faith lets them ignore cover instead of twin-linked.
1 - Executioner: Warlord gains Fear.
2 - Indomitable: Warlord and unit with Shield of Faith have 5+ invulnerable save.
3 - Pure: Warlord and unit reroll failed Deny the Witch
4 - Rage: Warlord gains Rage.
5 - Beacon: All units within 12" of Warlord use her leadership on Acts or Hymn tests.
6 - Orator: Friendlies within 12" gain Stubborn.
Relics are pretty standard, blessed blade is back, S+2 AP3 master crafted,
Cloak lets you reroll failed armour saves and shield of faith saves,
Mantle gives eternal warrior.
Immolater turret weapons are free
What are the biggest mysteries of the 40K Universe?
Larry over at BoLS posted this and it is worth a reprint. This is exactly what I love about the fluff of 40K. There are 10,000 years of history and so much has happened. We don't know everything, and we don't have all the answers, and probably never will. But that is cool, because we get to have great discussions about these mysteries.
If you want to discuss these, join the Heresy30K Forums as there is a discussion going on there.
So here they are. Questions without answers...maybe.
10) What is the Harlequin's "horrific plan" to save the Eldar race?
9) Who is the "giant of a man, clad in baroque power armor" in Trazyn the Infinite's gallery?
8) Just who did Guilliman kill on Eskrador?
7) What happened to the Old Ones?
6) Who or what "pushed" the Tau from savages to high tech in mere centuries?
5) What became of the loyal Thousand Sons fleet and Legionaries who fled Prospero before Leman Russ struck?
4) Who are the Watchers in the Dark?
3) Who was Malcador really?
2) Why is Cypher trying to reach the Emperor?
1) Last but not Least - Just who are those two missing primarchs?
These are great questions and make the fluff interesting and compelling. What do you think?
The Legion of the Damned has gotten some Black Library love.
A total of six new short stories have been released in eBook form.
From The Black Library;
Fleeing in the aftermath of a terrible defeat, troopers of the Vostroyan Firstborn are being hunted by dark eldar. But as the mists thicken a strange figure appears on the battlefield, one clad in armour of blackest night.
Amidst a gruelling war between the Imperial Fists and the Iron Warriors, a traitor guardsman encounters Space Marines the likes of which he has never seen before.
Ship of the Damned
Trapped in the belly of the ship with death on all sides, Agentha’s only hope is a mysterious black object taken from a group of refugees...but will it send help, and what will be left of them when it does?
There are phantoms abroad, warriors of darkness and flame. The Company of Misery is now confronted by the Legion of the Damned, and the terrified scribes of the Librarium find themselves caught in a war between the armies of horror and terror.
Spectral Space Marines, their black armour adorned with symbols of fire and death, move to engage the enemy, but can battle-brother Seoc of the Invaders Chapter survive the battle between the bloody-handed horror and the terrible revenants?
All six Legion of the Damned stories in one handy download.
Forge World has just released their Ferrus Manus model.
Whether you are a loyalist or a traitor, you have to agree that this is one beautiful model!
From Forge World:
Ferrus Manus was blessed of a physiology remarkable even amongst the Primarchs. His arms were sheathed in liquid metal, the result, so the legends of Medusa claim, of a battle fought against the mightiest of beasts before he was re-united with the Emperor. His armour is as heavy and impenetrable as that of a super-heavy tank, yet he keeps both arms uncovered so that he might bring their full might to bear. The base of Ferrus Manus can also be combined with Fulgrim’s to create a diorama of the two Primarchs duelling, as shown is some of the photographs of the model.
Ferrus Manus, designed by Simon Egan, is an amazingly detailed multi-part resin model armed with Forgebreaker and equipped with the Medusan Carapace. This latest edition to our Horus Heresy Character Series stands atop a scenic base depicting the carnage on Isstvan V. Available to pre-order now this model will be despatched from Friday 8th November. You can find out how Simon Egan approached this iconic project here.
I am not sure how everyone doesn't want one of every primarch. After Fulgrim, Ferrus Manus just tells you why Simon Egan is the man.
A full codex, packed with background and artwork on the forces of the Imperium’s most secretive and powerful organization. You’ll soon be able to field an Inquisitor and their retinue in any Imperial army in games of Warhammer 40,000.
We’ll be releasing more details on this book through our Facebook page as the date approaches, so make sure you’re signed up to follow us.
In fact, once we reach 5,000 likes, we’re going to reveal the full cover of the book (so get your friends to sign up to if you want to see it) Here’s a little snippet.
We’ll be back next week on Tuesday, with more Digital Editions news and more info on the upcoming Codex: Inquisition.
A Ravenguard Banner from Black Library is up on eBay.
If you remember many months ago at The Black Library Weekender, The BL team had made 19 banners. There were 20 different Space Marine Legion posters. (There were two posters for the Word Bearers - pre & post Heresy, and one for the Luna Wolves and one for the Sons of Horus.) These are 2M tall (about 6 1/2 ft) and 80cm wide (about 32"). They are printed on a thin vinyl and originaly cost 75£ each, or about $ 114.
Here is the Ravenguard Banner on eBay
Yeah, its mine. So go bid if you are a son of Corax!
(Tomorrow there is a Thounsand Sons print going up)
The IG tanks that have been in the codex but which did not have models will be released. So, expect a Griffon/Collosus/Medusa artillery kit .
The second Warzone book for Apocalypse is now out.
Following up on Damnos, is Pandorax.
From Games Workshop:
This 68-page, hardback, full colour supplement to the Apocalypse rulebook contains:
- A detailed history of Abaddon's invasion of Pandorax that describes the course of the campaign, its battles, and the combatants.
- A magnificent battle report fought on an Imperial spaceship and in the depths of space, presenting a ferocious battle from the campaign,
- A miniatures showcase featuring the key troops and characters of War Zone Pandorax
- New Apocalypse rules, including Death World Jungle Terrain special rules; 9 new strategic assets; 3 new Apocalypse missions; and 3 new Finest Hours special rules.
- 19 new Apocalypse datasheets detailing the key formations of the Chaos Space Marines, Chaos Daemons, Imperial Guard, Dark Angels, and Grey Knights.
- An appendix section providing detail on Catachan regiments, fighting methods and weapons; battlefleets of the Imperium; and Chaos Space Marine battlefleets.
Please note, If you wish to use War Zone Pandorax to play games, you will also need a copy of Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse and the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook.
You can order it from Games Workshop here or go to your Friendly Local Game Store!
When The Black Library released the "Visions of Heresy" limited edition last week, it sold out!
I was totally bummed as I hadn't been in a rush to drop $ 250 on it and now I was out of luck. Well, it didn't take long for The Black Library staff to "find" some more that weren't sold "due to a technical issue".
Well, good for me, and now YOU. While they went on sale yesterday at 11:00 GMT, that was 3am West Coast! So I set my alarm for 2:50 and got up and got a copy. Well, lucky for you, the latest batch didn't sell out and now you can still get yours here.
Here is what I wrote two weeks ago and a great video:
The original book was impressive, first released in four oversized trade paperbacks, then hardback versions of each of the four volumes, and then a slipcased, leather bound edition. The new edition is a two volume hard cover with slip case and is very impressive.
The best part is that the new edition macthes the Forge World books in format and design. Plus, we get all new art in addition to some of the art from the old volume. The old art was way too cartoony for me, and was made for the Warhammer 40K Collectible Card Game (CCG) from Sabertooth games. Now we get a lot of new art more in line with what we are now used to seeing.
The Black Library has put out a comprehensive list of all novels and anthologies in their Horus Heresy series.
I have reprinted it here since so many times people want to know what is what. Not all of us have been buying the novels for the last six years since day one. (I have!)
From the Black Library:
A Timeline of Treachery
Book 1 – Horus Rising - Dan Abnett
Book 2 – False Gods - Graham McNeill
Book 3 – Galaxy In Flames - Ben Counter
Book 4 – The Flight of the Eisenstein - James Swallow
Book 5 – Fulgrim Graham McNeill
Book 6 – Descent of Angels - Mitchel Scanlon
Book 7 – Legion - Dan Abnett
Book 8 – Battle for the Abyss - Ben Counter
Book 9 – Mechanicum - Graham McNeill
Book 10 – Tales of Heresy - edited by Nick Kyme and Lindsey Priestley
Book 11 – Fallen Angels - Mike Lee
Book 12 – A Thousand Sons - Graham McNeill
Book 13 – Nemesis - James Swallow
Book 14 – The First Heretic - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Book 15 – Prospero Burns - Dan Abnett
Book 16 – Age of Darkness - edited by Christian Dunn
Book 17 – The Outcast Dead - Graham McNeill
Book 18 – Deliverance Lost - Gav Thorpe
Book 19 – Know No Fear - Dan Abnett
Book 20 – The Primarchs - edited by Christian Dunn
Book 21 – Fear to Tread - James Swallow
Book 22 – Shadows of Treachery - edited by Christian Dunn and Nick Kyme
Book 23 – Angel Exterminatus - Graham McNeill
Book 24 – Betrayer - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Book 25 – Mark of Calth - edited by Laurie Goulding
Book 26 – Vulkan Lives - Nick Kyme
The Seeds of Heresy are Sown
Promethean Sun– Nick Kyme
Dark King– Graham McNeill
The Dropsite Massacre
Raven’s Flight – Gav Thorpe
Strike and Fade– Guy Haley
Veritas Ferrum– David Annandale
The Age of Darkness
Army of One– Rob Sanders
Kryptos– Graham McNeill
Distant Echoes of Old Night– Rob Sanders
Lost Sons– James Swallow
The Divine Word– Gav Thorpe
The Sigillite– Chris Wraight
Wolf Hunt– Graham McNeill
The Lightning Tower– Dan Abnett
Warmaster – John French
The Knights Errant
Garro: Oath of Moment– James Swallow
Garro: Sword of Truth– James Swallow
Garro: Burden of Duty– James Swallow
Garro: Legion of One– James Swallow
Grey Angel – John French
The Battle for Calth
Butcher’s Nails– Aaron Dembski Bowden
Honour to the Dead– Gav Thorpe
Censure– Nick Kyme
The new Inquisition Codex arrives Saturday the 9th.
Now if they would only hurry up with the hard cover!
From The Black Library
The rules in this book allow you to add the agents of the Inquisition into any Imperial force (as well as fielding them, begrudgingly, alongside the armies some of the less belligerent alien races), or field them as an army in their own right.
The main focus is very definitely on the individual Inquisitors themselves, with every Inquisitor now having access to a bewildering array of options, wargear and armour, making them one of the most customisable characters in the galaxy (as it should be).
There are also plenty of ways to represent your Inquisitor’s alignment to a particular Ordo, from weapons, unique Inquisitorial relics and three Warlord Traits tables for Xenos, Hereticus and Malleus Inquisitors.
Speaking of Warlords, this codex allows you to have an Inquisitor leading your Imperial forces, even when he isn’t part of your Primary Detachment (would you argue with an Inquisitor about who’s in charge?).
Of course, Inquisitors rarely travel alone. Instead they bring with them experienced warriors and specialists, not to mention their pick of the best transports from across the Imperium.
This is great way to represent your Inquisitor’s own particular field of expertise. Will you have a radical Inquisitor leading ethereal squadrons of Daemonhosts, or an experienced alien hunter with a pack of Jokaero Weaponsmiths in tow? Of course, you’re welcome to mix the two if you like (but we can’t promise that your space-ape and possessed monstrosity will play well together)
You’ll be able to pre-order your codex this Saturday, both as an interactive edition for iBooks, and as an eBook edition for your phone, tablet, computer and eReader.
Go forth and hunt!
Another awesome Horus Heresy tank has been released by Forge World.
Whle the images have been out for a while, Forge World now has officially released the Heresy-era version of the venerable Vindicator.
From Forge World:
The Deimos pattern is an early type of Vindicator used by the Space Marine Legions during the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy, although many are still operational in the service of Space Marine Chapters in the 41st Millennium. A powerful assault tank, the Vindicator's principal armament is a heavy-calibre demolisher cannon capable of shattering fortifications and breaching the armour plates of tanks with equal ease. It is invaluable in urban warfare as it can blast and shunt its way through barricades and obstacles, enabling troops following behind free passage through streets that might have otherwise swiftly degenerated into kill zones.
The Legion Deimos Pattern Vindicator, designed by Phil Stutcinskas, is a complete resin and plastic kit, and is available to buy now. Rules for the Legion Vindicator can be found in The Horus Heresy Book One – Betrayal.
"Victory is won by the precise application of superior force at the point of maximum vulnerability."
Perturabo, Primarch of the Iron Warriors
Oh, and there were a bunch of heads! respirator heads, heads with berets, bald heads, heads with mohawks and crew cuts. Most were scarred, and one had an eyepatch, while another had a disfigured eye with what looked like claw marks, one head was smoking a stogie, and there were two heads with berets. There was even a knife that looked like a trench knife with raised knuckle dusters. There were scopes, a hand radio, and a bunch of bits for the bases including plants, a snake, and some ammo cans and satchel charges. There was even a hand holding an entrenching tool (shovel to you non-military types). There were a few holstered pistols, and as a delightful surprise, there were also autoguns in addition to lasguns, and there were bits for pistol and close combat weapon troops, although few were chainblades. There was a demo charge, melta bombs, and camo cloaks. I was very, very impressed. The attention to detail was phenomenal.
Hey everyone. I thought I'd take some time to give Flashgitz some due coverage. If you haven't heard of these guys yet, you should definitely check them out. They have a hilarious weekly comic as well as some awesome cartoons on YouTube. However, none of their material is safe for work. I repeat, NSFW!
Now, you may have seen their popular videos like Space Hulk and the Trials of Draigo, but you've probably not yet come across newer projects or their comic. They have a great new IP of their own called Super Future that's slowly growing as well as some other great videos that endorse projects in the 40k community and some others that voice dissent of the players. These are all still super hilarious and you should definitely give them a look below and subscribe to their YouTube channel here.
More detail on the Inqusition Codex from White Dwarf Daily.
This codex is shaping up to be a goodie. Not that this army is going to be the next big Meta-changing army (I honestly don't give a damn about that), but it is going to give us GREAT fluff and a fun way to make our battle more fluffy.
Well, a couple months on and the dust has long since settled. The Big Game III was a major success and everyone involved had a blast. Being relatively new to Apocalypse despite a 5 year tenure in 40k, I made the decision to get some help running the game. Now, to say help run the game is a bit of an over statement of my duties. I helped to set up and organize the event, but with the little to no experience I had, I didn't want folks looking to me for answers in how to work the game.
Enter my gracious team leaders, Stephen Mark and Mark Studor. In the absence of the store owner, Bob Kelly, these two gentlemen stepped up and took on leadership of the two teams for the day. The got the teams balanced, the players organized, and got us through the full 3 turns of the game in time for dinner. Wow! Pretty fantastic for something they jumped into on short notice. With two large teams, the whole game room to ourselves, access to the store's reserves of Super-heavies (courtesy of Bob), a catered lunch of delicious sandwiches (from Sparky's Firehouse Subs), and our great team leaders, we had everything we needed to have a blast!
But don't take my word for it. Check out the video below done through GrimDorks. After that, have a look at all the great photos of the event that my dad snapped for us.
|Our two gracious team leaders making a quick check on the rules.|
|The excellent miniature gaming room at The Gamer's Haven|
|The Chaos side of the table with one of the stores awesome Reaver Titans.|
|The Imperial side of the table. The fight is heating up.|
|Chaos Reaver from the front.|
|The forces of disorder are all dug in.|
|Supa-Chicken watching over the Chaos side.|
|The fight on the East end heats up.|
|The immortal Phantom Titan.|
|Reasonable Marines, I think.|
|Store's loyalist Reaver.|
|The most plague infested loyalist tank there ever was ;)|
|OBJECTIVE SCORING FORM|
|TEAM||TURN 2||TURN 3||TURN 4||TOTAL|
That being said, everyone had a great time. We set what I'm fairly certain are new store records for an Apocalypse game, and many players said they'd enjoy participating again next year. The drop of the new Apocalypse book has also built enough interest to start a small Apocalypse club at the store. I intend to read through the new rules, myself so that next year I can have a bigger stake in the event. We set out to join in on the world record and came in at nearly 70,000 points!
|Imperil Team Total|
|Xenos Team Total|
|The tables at setup. Turnout was so great, we needed an extra one!|
The Iron Hands are famous for two things: their reliance on machines, and the fact their Primarch lost his head in the heat of battle (literally and figuratively).
The new rules in the supplement represent both, with alternate modes of army selection allowing you to call on the armored might of Clan Raukaan, and Warlord Traits that mean your commander either embraces his Primarch’s legacy of battle fury, or has learned from his mistakes, and approaches battle with a cold, murderous logic. There’s also an impressive new arsenal of relics, fit for the champions of Medusa.
One of our favorite parts of the book is the Echoes of War section. These missions allow you to recreate famous battles from Clan Raukaan’s history.
One in particular caught our eye - Ambush on Skarvus – where the Iron Hands take on their ancestral foes: the Emperor’s Children. What’s particularly cool about this mission is how the artwork and photography accompanying it really capture the bitter struggle between these hated foes.
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The next Sicaran variant has been released!
These tanks are very popular because they are so bad-assed! The next version is here and it mounts a VERY big gun.
From Forge World:
The Sicaran Venator, designed by Phil Stutcinskas, is a complete resin kit that comes with a choice of lascannon or heavy bolter sponsons, as well as a remote turret-mounted heavy bolter. This model is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Saturday 30th November.