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- 12/21/13--10:28: _Forge World Release...
- 12/22/13--08:31: _Macragge's Honor Re...
- 12/23/13--08:00: _2014 Codex Releases
- 12/24/13--11:42: _Forge World Release...
- 12/25/13--18:25: _Merry Christmas!
- 12/26/13--16:48: _Cypher is here!
- 12/27/13--05:06: _7th Edition 40K in ...
- 12/27/13--18:52: _"Vengfeful Spirit" ...
- 12/29/13--08:37: _Lord Inquisitor Upd...
- 12/29/13--16:44: _Fantasy Flight Post...
- 12/30/13--11:16: _Steel Legion Sighti...
- 12/31/13--07:04: _Imperial Guard Rumo...
- 01/03/14--06:37: _Forge World Release...
- 01/03/14--16:09: _Brotherhood of the ...
- 01/03/14--21:45: _Tyranids on Pre-Order!
- 01/04/14--23:28: _Tyranid Video Relea...
- 01/08/14--21:28: _Tyranid Rules Out!
- 01/10/14--04:27: _Forge World Release...
- 01/11/14--21:45: _Tyrannic War Vetera...
- 01/12/14--07:51: _White Dwarf Major C...
- 12/21/13--10:28: Forge World Release Death Guard Grave Wardens
- 12/22/13--08:31: Macragge's Honor Released
- 12/23/13--08:00: 2014 Codex Releases
- 12/24/13--11:42: Forge World Releases Kharybdis Assault Claw, Basilsik
- 12/25/13--18:25: Merry Christmas!
- 12/26/13--16:48: Cypher is here!
- 12/27/13--05:06: 7th Edition 40K in 2014?
- 12/27/13--18:52: "Vengfeful Spirit" Coming From The Black Library
- 12/29/13--08:37: Lord Inquisitor Update!
- 12/29/13--16:44: Fantasy Flight Posts Dark Heresy Second Edition Update.
- 12/30/13--11:16: Steel Legion Sighting Probably Fake
- 12/31/13--07:04: Imperial Guard Rumors! New Basilsk, Flyer.
- 01/03/14--06:37: Forge World Releases Calus Typhon
- 01/03/14--16:09: Brotherhood of the Storm Re-released
- 01/03/14--21:45: Tyranids on Pre-Order!
- 01/04/14--23:28: Tyranid Video Released / Rules Preview
- 01/08/14--21:28: Tyranid Rules Out!
- 01/10/14--04:27: Forge World Releases Red Butchers
- 01/11/14--21:45: Tyrannic War Veterans Dataslate Released
- 01/12/14--07:51: White Dwarf Major Changes!
The Death Guard Grave Wardens are here!
Forge World has released these new models and they are typically awesome. It is amazing not only how fast Forge World puts out new models for the Horus Heresy, but how cool every new issue looks. These models sport Catphracti armor, but of course, customized to the Death Guard. VERY cool.
From Forge World:
Alone among the Legiones Astartes, the Death Guard make free and frequent use of alchemical weapons. These are deployed by specialised units outfitted in modified Cataphractii Terminator Armour; the Grave Wardens being the most renowned and feared of these harbingers of death.
Designed by Keith Robertson, the Grave Wardens are a five man multi-part kit fitted out in modified Cataphractii pattern Terminator armour that features alchemical weapon canisters and projectors. In addition, they are equipped with assault grenade launchers and power fists, as well as an optional heavy flamer and combi-weapon. These models are available to preorder now and will be despatched from the 3rd January.
You can buy the Grave Wardens here.
The Black Library has released a deluxe graphic novel that is amazing.
Written by Dan Abnett and illustrated by Neil Roberts, this $ 125 volume is quite amazing.
In the aftermath of the Word Bearers’ attack on Calth, the wounded Kor Phaeron flees aboard his battle-barge Infidus Imperator, intent on returning to the war that now rages across the entire galaxy. But the Ultramarines First Chapter Master Marius Gage – under orders from Roboute Guilliman himself – has taken the mighty flagship Macragge’s Honour in pursuit, and the battle to come will surely be remembered for all eternity. Cut off from their Legions and with no hope of reinforcement, the crews of the two vessels stalk one another to the very edge of reality... and beyond.
About this book
This collector’s edition graphic novel is bound in black leather, matching the lavish design of Visions of Heresy and the gaming books produced by Forge World, complete with marker ribbon. Featuring full colour illustrations by series artist Neil Roberts, every silver-edged page sees Dan Abnett’s epic tale brought vividly to life. This edition also features special additional content – a glimpse behind the scenes of the book’s creation and extracts from the original script.
ORDERING AND SHIPPING INFORMATION
Macragge's Honour is available to order for nineteen days only from the 20/12/2013 to the 8/1/2014. All orders within this period will guarantee you a copy. As we're printing and binding Macragge's Honour to order you won't receive your graphic novel until approximately ten weeks after the order date. By placing your order, you hereby consent to us delivering in this time. Rest assured, we'll keep you informed of your book's journey through the process via regular emails, and we'll even send you an extra surprise or two to keep you entertained while you wait. Please ensure that you add email@example.com to your email contact list to make sure that you receive these.
The requisite video:
You can buy it on The Black Library web site.
I already ordered mine.
We all know Tyranids are next. But what about the rest of 2014? Here is the latest from the available sources:
Over on BoLS, Lary has stated that GW is saying these three codexes will be released if they can be fit in:
Not sure how GW fits them in! While the velocity of releases is impressive, GW still has to produce models for each release. But there seems to be a rush to get all codexes in the new format. And releasing new stuff is how GW is making money.
The Kharybdis has landed!
The hit of this year's Horus Heresy Weekender, the Kharybdis Assault Claw is finally out from Forge World.
From Forge World:
As a fully operational drop ship, Kharybdis assault claws also serve as assault transports, a role that allows them to use the firepower of their storm launchers and melta cutters to scour clean their chosen landing zone before disembarking their deadly cargo.
Once its passengers has disembarked the Kharybdis becomes a deadly attack craft. Using its powerful thrusters, assault claws and melta cutters to ram enemy armour in daring low-altitude attack runs and envelop enemy infantry formations in flame.
Complete multi-part resin kit designed by Will Hayes. This model is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from the 3rd of January.
The Kharybdis costs £145 or $237. So you won't be fielding a lot of these!
Also out is the Space Marine Legion Basilisk.
This complete multi-part resin and plastic kit designed by Blake Spence includes two Space Marine crew members. This model is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from the 3rd of January.
The Legion Basilisk costs £59 or $96.
Merry Christmas all!
We wish you all a very happy holidays. May this coming year be full of happiness and Warhammer!
The Apocalypse 40K Team.
After being missing from a few editions, Cypher is back!
And he is getting a full on dataslate that clocks in at a whopping $ 16.99.
From The Black Library:
The individual known as Cypher is one of the greatest mysteries in the war-torn future. His motives and methods are inscrutable. The few who even know of his existence are unsure if he Mankind’s bitterest enemy, or a lost pilgrim seeking atonement. Cypher is a being wrapped in shadow, an entity whose every move is cloaked in mystery. The Dark Angels have sought out Cypher since the fall of Caliban – their old homeworld. Over those many millennia, they have caught up with their quarry many times, but each time Cypher has inexplicably eluded them.
Rumours and legends about Cypher follow wherever he appears – and that can be anywhere across the galaxy. He has been sighted in each of the Imperium’s five segmentum, materialising as if from nowhere. Wherever he surfaces, he brings with him death and destruction, although whether he is the culprit or merely a herald of woe is often unclear. And wherever Cypher turns up, more of the mysterious Fallen Dark Angels are sure to follow.
Dataslate: Cypher – Lord of the Fallen delves more deeply into the background of the strange enigma of Cypher. It also contains complete rules to add Cypher to your Warhammer 40,000 battles, either alone, or alongside a force of Fallen Angels.
Also included are three new Altar of War Missions to try out, and three new Echoes of War missions that let you re-enact pivotal events and battles from Warhammer 40,000 history.
From GW Digital Editions Facebook:
The 25th and final title in the 2013 Digital Advent Calendar is now available to download.
Cypher: Lord of The Fallen sees the return of one of Warhammer 40,000's most mysterious characters.
He is a hero to some, villain to others, and the nemesis of the Dark Angels Chapter.
This dataslate is our biggest yet.
It contains an extensive history and background section that gives new insights into the Dark Angels Chapter, the origins of the Fallen Angels, and of course, Cypher himself.
There are new rules to use this warrior alongside a huge number of Warhammer 40,000 armies, including Chaos and Imperial forces, either alone, or at the head of a force of other Fallen Angels.
The Dataslate also includes six new missions: three new Altar of War scenarios for any army to use, and three themed Echoes of War missions, to reenact pivotal events from Warhammer 40,000 history.
Cypher: Lord of the Fallen is a must read for fans of the Dark Angels, but equally great for anyone interested in the wider mysteries of the 41st millennium, or just anyone who wants to add this shadowy twin-pistol-totting gunslinger into their army.
You can download the eBook here:
Or download the interactive edition from the Apple iBookstore:
Is Seventh Edition coming out in 2014? Rumors say so!
From The 40K Radio Facebook page:
The big 40k rumor is: This summer GW will release 7th edition 40k and 9th edition Fantasy has been shelved, for now.
And then they added:
All right before all of you blow us up step back and take a deep breath. This is from the source that have us pictures of the Space Marines and the Codex a month early. Also gave us pics of the Dark Elves which we described accurately a month early. Also gave us the info on the Sentinels of Terra. He also let us know that Nids were in January NOT December like so many other rumors sites predicted. So yeah he has been very accurate with the info he has given us. They way it was explained to us is that 7th Edition will be made to include the new Escalation and Stronghold rules. I would also not be surprised to see the Dataslates added to the main rule book.
Yes this is a rumor at this stage so take it with a grain of salt. But then again everything out source has said has come true. Only time will tell. Have a Merry Christmas with your families and don't let this put a knot in your undies.
Now, what is interesting is what Larry over at BoLS noted:
Some noted that several weeks back 40K Radio announced that they had received a C&D from Games Workshop Legal regarding the release of all those Space Marine rumors and that this may in fact be a GW orchestrated "Canary Trap" to ferret out the leak.
Now add to this from an anonymous source on Faeit 212:
The next edition of 40k will be called 7th, not 6.5 when it drops, but as far as rules go it will be less of a jump than 5th to 6th.
The key areas being updated:
Interceptor, sky fire, fortifications, lords of war, allies and data slates.
As for its release it'll probably be September not "the summer."
It's not finished yet, still being tested so anything can happen.
The thought behind this edition is to make the game less alpha strike explosive and more "competitive" at all points values (even when including Lords of War), but D weapons outside of apocalypse may see alternate rules.
Pistols in close combat in 7th
The game is afoot!
The Sons of Horus have a new novel in 2014
It won't be here till September 2nd, 2014, but it looks like another winner from Graham McNeil.
On the planet of Molech, the Titan Legions go to war against the armies of Horus.
Once the favoured son of the Emperor of Mankind, the name of Horus has become a curse to the loyal defenders of the Imperium, and a rallying call to the traitor forces tearing across the galaxy. While their allies wage war on a thousand different fronts, the XVIth Legion descend upon the Knight World of Molech – home to House Devine and their feudal levies, and a principal seat of Imperial military power. Just what could have drawn Horus to attack such a strongly defended planet, and what might he be willing to sacrifice to fulfill his own dark destiny?
You can download the Wallpaper here:
Personally, I want more Raven Guard!
The Lord Inquisitor is marching along!
Erasmus Brosdau, the genius behind The Lord Inquisitor, has released an eleven and a half minute video update on what's happening!
Check it out here:
Check out the Lord Inquisitor website here.
Testing the Beta
As mentioned above, each week we will concentrate on a certain aspect of the Dark Heresy Second Edition rules that we would like you to focus on testing in that week. This will allow us to take a deeper look at individual features, and help facilitate more in-depth discussions. Keep in mind, however, that these topics are just the focus for the week, and you are welcome to continue testing whatever aspect of the rules you wish at your own pace. Any and all feedback is welcome at any time.
For next week, we'd like everyone to concentrate on Chapters VIII, IX, and XII, covering Narrative Tools, the GM, and NPCs and Adversaries. Regarding Reinforcement Characters, does the system for calling in heroic individuals to aid the warband work well? Are the sample characters useful and balanced? If possible, try them out in your games and let us know if they are fun additions for your warband's adventures. We’re also planning on creating a GM Sheet, analogous to the Player Sheet, for the GM to use to record and reference important information. Any ideas or suggestions for this sheet would be welcome as well as suggestions for the new GM Screen. Finally, are there any problems using the NPCs or Adversaries in Chapter XII or in the Seeds of Heresy adventure? Do any of them need adjustment, different weapons, or new skills/talents? We plan on fine tuning them once the rest of the rules are settled, but any feedback now would be great.
A leaked Steel Legion image look to be fake.
Over on 4Chan, Steel Legion 0212 posted a pic of what appears to be new Steel Legion plastics.
And had this to say:
Sorry, but it was very dark in the Warehouse. And my phone is not that great for pictures anyways.
I saw several of these Steel Legion kits. A few big ones too, 2x Tanks and a Flyer, I think they are new.. Not a big IG fan so no idea if new or repack. There was also a bigger Sentinel. (super big size box) I guess that’s a new unit.
But is this real or fake? Here is why I think this is bullshit.
1) So this guy is walking around the GW warehouse at night? Really?
2) These supposedly injection molded plastic models are exactly what they were in metal but REVERSED. So we are to assume that GW merely took metal models and created injection molds in plastic that are EXACTLY the same but reversed? Not likely.
3) A box of 5 Imperial Guard? Who is going to build a guard army that needs 60-80 models minimum, 5 Guardsman at a time? GW seems intent on pricing their models out of reach of most people, but even this would be ridiculous.
THE ORIGINAL STEEL LEGION MODELS
New Basilsk and Flyer coming for the Imperial Guard!
Larry over at BoLS has posted this:
Updated Basilisk returns. Gun assembly is more rearward with armored skirts replacing the delicate railing. An overall more up-armored appearance.
A NEW dogfighter flyer arrives, that is NOT an existing known model.
New Plastic Stormtrooper/Veteran kit will build a minimum sized unit. Kit includes a TON of optional bits to individualize your squad as well as bits to dress up existing Cadian ranges.
Typhon is finally here!
Forge World just keeps releasing amazing models. Even a non-Chaos like me has to be in awe of the models that are coming out.
From Forge World:
In the aftermath of the Legion's treachery, Typhon is revealed as the master of chemical death and the reaper of men, cutting down his foes with his deadly power scythe and with blasphemous chem munitions.
A complete multi-part resin kit, designed by Edgar Skomorowski, Calas Typhon is depicted in modified Cataphractii pattern Terminator armour and armed with a master crafted Deathshroud power-scythe. The kit includes both a bare and helmeted head and also a large display base including a removable decorative 40mm base, set on a standard 60mm base. This model is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from January 10th.
You can find more photos and buy Typhon on the Forge World website.
The Black Library is re-releasing Brotherhood of the Storm.
The Horus Heresy novella was released as a limited edition two years ago, and like other limited editions, it is now coming out as an open edition. And thankfully, as an eBook as well.
From The Black Library
As word of Horus’s treachery spreads to fully half of the Legiones Astartes, Terra looks to the remaining loyalist Space Marines to defend the Imperium. One group, however, remains curiously silent in spite of apparent efforts from both sides to contact them – the noble Vth Legion, Jaghatai Khan’s fearsome White Scars. In the ork-held territory of Chondax, a bitter war has been raging since the Triumph at Ullanor, and only now do the sons of Chogoris return their gaze to the heavens...
Available for the first time since its Limited Edition release, Chris Wraight's Horus Heresy novella is presented in a stunning hardback format.
Orders for this book will commence shipping from Monday 6th January.
You can find it on The Black Library website.
The Tyranids are here!
Preorders are up. New beasties await!
Haruspex / Exocrine
Harpy / Hive Crone
TYRANID RULES PREVIEW
Via DaBoarder on BoLS
Force org slots based on kits
Hive/tyrant guard (Tyrant gaurd)
Hive/tyrantguard (Hive guard)
Designer Notes: Tyranids only gain an additional attack when wielding two "pairs" of weapons, IE: two pairs of scything talons.
S:user, Ap3, To wound rolls of 6 cause ID.
Shockcannon or Impaler cannon
Crushing claws, Scything talons, Bonesword+Lashwhip (No mention of rending claws, maybe default weapon)
lash whips, spinefists, devourers, rending claws, scything talons, deathspitters, pairs of boneswords, a venom cannon, a barbed strangler, pairs of flesh hooks.
Adrenal glands, Toxin sacs
Thresher scythe tail biomorph
Tresher scythe Or bone mace biomorphs
Heavy Venom cannon
Confirmation of 5 pt hormagaunts, 2 point adrenal glands and 3 point toxin sacs.
Red terror is included in the codex itself (images at least)!
The Tyranid info is flowing like bug juice!
Thanks to DaBoarder and BoLS for these!
NO BRB ACCESS!
Dominion, primaris: blessing, targets psyker, +6" synapse, ML1
Catalyst: Blessing, FNP on caster and unit within 12" ML1
The Horror: Malediction, -2Ld Pinning test on unit within 24" ML1
Onslaught: Blessing, target may run and shoot, 24" ML1
Paroxysm: Maledition, -D3 WS, BS, 24" ML1
Psychic Scream: Nova 6" 2d6+2-Ld wounds, ignore armour, cover ML1
Warp Blast: witchfire
24" S5 Ap3 Blast
18" S10 Ap2 Lance
Claws: S user, AP5 rending, if bearer kills model in CC gains Preferred enemy (that codex) for the rest of the game
Crown: +6 Synapse range
36" S1 Ap4 Assault 1, Blast, Poison 2+
Template S1 Ap4 Assault 1 Poison 2+
Mechanic same as last codex with
+1S or +1A or +1Sv
S +1 Ap3 Shred, 6's to wound cause ID, +3 initiative
Acid Blood, Enemy unit takes I test for each wound caused by it in CC, if failed take a S(3?) Ap2 hit, ignores cover
Acid Maw: Replace all attacks for single attack with
S5 Ap2 Melee
Blinding venom: Replace all attacks for single attack with
S3 Ap- Poison 6+, Blind
Regeneration: Roll a dice at end of turn if one or more wounds missing, 4+ regain a single wound.
Toxic Miasma: During assault phase, once a game at I1, Enemy units in assault with the tyranid takes a S3 Ap- Poison, ignore cover hit, the number of hits is equal to the number of enemy models in B2B
Flesh Hooks: Assault grenades:
6" S user Ap- assault 2
Spine banks:Assault grenades
8" S3 ap- assault1 blast
Toxin sacs: Poison
Wings: Turns MC's into FMC
Tails: single bonus attack, does not benefit from special rules, biomorphs or any other gear
Bone: S8 Ap- Unwieldly
Pincer: S6 Ap5
Tresher: S4 Ap4
Toxin: S1 Ap6 Poison 2+
Shadow and synapse are two separate rules
Fleshhooks on warriors and shrikes
Scytals: NO ADDITIONAL BONUS, S user Ap6 is all she wrote folks.
Haruspex: Regular MC pace
Trygon tunnel: No way to dedicate units to the tunnel
Toxin Sacs :10 pts
Ad glands: 15 pts
Regeneration: 30 pts
Acid Blood: 10 pts (haruspex may not take this)
Parasite is GONE
Deathleaper is in, and enemies always snapfire against him!
Lictors now fight as a unit
Exocrine: HEAVY SUPPORT
Pyrovores: Explode if killed via instant death ~Now that's funny!
WS:9 BS:4 S:6 T:6 W:5 I:6 A:4 Ld:10 Sv:3+
Mastery Level 3, Synapse, Shadow in the Warp, Synaptic Lynchpin, Monstrous Creature, Alien Cunning, Swarmleader
Zoanthropes have Brotherhood of Psykers, Come with Warp Blast, are Mastery Level2, shoot Warp Blast a number of times equal to the number of Zoanthropes in the brood.Warlord Traits:
1 - Nature's Bane - At the beginning of each movement phase, select one jungle within 12' of the warlord. It becomes carnivorous for the game.
2 - Heightened Senses - Warlord and Nids within 12' have Night Vision.
3- Synaptic Linchpin - Warlord has 18' synapse
4 - Mind Eater - 2 VP for independents slain by warlord in a challenge.
5 - Digestive Denial - After deployment, pick one piece of terrain on opponent's side that was NOT paid for. Cover save worsens by one. (4+ becomes 5+, etc.)
6 - Adaptive Biology - Warlord gains FNP (5+) on next movement phase after it suffers a wound. (For rest of game)
Lots of "background text boxes" across the codex describe Forgeworld bug models not in the codex.
I hope all you bug players have been saving your pennies!
World Eaters are here in the form of Red Butchers.
The Legion-specific terminators have been the hallmark of the Horus Heresy line from Forge World, and now the World Eaters get their due.
From Forge World:
The Techmarines made customised Terminator suits from recovered wargear for them, fashioning them as both armour and as confinement; mechanised prison cells that could be immobilised with a remote signal. Hung in chains in the holds of the World Eaters warships, foaming and screaming in impotent rage, the Red Butchers were born.
The Red Butchers are a five man multi-part resin kit equipped with Cataphractii pattern Terminator armour and twin power axes. The squad leader, known as The Devoured, also comes with optional chainfists. These models, designed by Alfonso Giraldes are available to pre-order now and will be despatched from January 31st
The Tyrannic War Veterans are back!
Games Workshop has released a dataslate with rules for these guys.
You can find it on the Black Library website.
About the Book:
This Dataslate contains the origins and development of the Tyrannic War Veterans, and explores some of their more recent missions. It also contains the full rules for fielding the Tyrannic War Veterans formation in your games of Warhammer 40,000.
About this Edition:
This interactive edition features quick-links to special rules for ease of reference during your games.
You can find the details to buy on iTunes.
So White Dwarf is history! What does that mean?
This has hit the net the last few days and now we have confirmation from GW sources that White Dwarf as we know it is gone and in its place will be two new magazines. Here is what we know:
White Dwarf as we know it today is no more.
The January 2014 issue with Tyranids on the cover was the last White Dwarf. (Tyranids) was the last edition. It will be replaced with 2 New publications.
White Dwarf Weekly:
Priced at $ 4, this weekly publication will be 32 pages and contain information on new releases, battle reports and gaming articles. The intended audience is gamers.
This whopping volume will be 252 pages (about 100 pages more than the current White Dwarf). The price is going up to £7.50 or roughly $ 12.50. Information on how this affects current White Dwarf subscribers will be released. (I know I have a subscription to White Dwarf, using the "coupons", so am curious what this means).
Warhamer: Visions is focused on the 'hobby' crowd, with articles on collecting, painting and conversions, and will include Blanchitsu, Armies on Parade, Golden Daemon (Parade Ground) & Design Studio updates.