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- 02/13/17--10:01: _Heresy Trading on F...
- 02/17/17--12:37: _Inferno Arrives!
- 02/20/17--23:32: _Forge World addicti...
- 02/22/17--13:17: _Space Wolves Tactic...
- 02/28/17--12:32: _Quick and Very Cool...
- 03/03/17--10:47: _Legio Custodes Cont...
- 03/03/17--11:21: _The Most Amazing Mo...
- 03/05/17--00:15: _Roboute Guilliman i...
- 03/24/17--18:41: _ Mechanicum Karacno...
- 03/24/17--23:43: _Forge World sells o...
- 04/02/17--23:31: _New Forge World Rel...
- 05/28/17--21:08: _Alan Bligh Has Passed
- 07/07/17--09:24: _Forge World Release...
- 07/10/17--13:51: _Forge World Preview...
- 07/13/17--09:18: _Forge World Reveals...
- 07/28/17--07:07: _Forge World Release...
- 10/01/17--08:54: _Something Cool on e...
- 10/31/17--23:38: _Forge World to Rele...
- 02/04/17--03:33: _New Custodes Models
- 02/04/17--06:26: _More Custodes Model...
- 02/04/17--09:24: _Inferno Army Summar...
- 02/04/17--09:34: _Forge World New Mod...
- 02/05/17--04:36: _Sister of Silence K...
- 02/05/17--06:57: _Custodes heavy Drea...
- 02/05/17--12:30: _Horus Heresy Previe...
- 02/13/17--10:01: Heresy Trading on Facebook!
- 02/17/17--12:37: Inferno Arrives!
- 02/20/17--23:32: Forge World addiction? What Forge World addiction?
- 02/22/17--13:17: Space Wolves Tactics in 30K
- 02/28/17--12:32: Quick and Very Cool Wrecked Vehicle Markers!
- 03/03/17--10:47: Legio Custodes Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought
- 03/03/17--11:21: The Most Amazing Model Buid Ever!
- 03/05/17--00:15: Roboute Guilliman is Back in 40K!
- 03/24/17--18:41: Mechanicum Karacnos Assault Tank Released
- 03/24/17--23:43: Forge World sells out of Thunderhawks!
- 04/02/17--23:31: New Forge World Releases, Moritat, Tyrant Terminators
- 05/28/17--21:08: Alan Bligh Has Passed
- 07/07/17--09:24: Forge World Releases Magistus Amon
- 07/10/17--13:51: Forge World Previews Arcus Strike Tank
- 07/13/17--09:18: Forge World Reveals Sicaran Punisher Assault Tank
- 07/28/17--07:07: Forge World Releases Blood Ravens Chapter Master
- 10/01/17--08:54: Something Cool on eBay - Oct. 1st
- 10/31/17--23:38: Forge World to Release Horus Heresy Rulebook
- 02/04/17--03:33: New Custodes Models
- 02/04/17--06:26: More Custodes Model Photos
- 02/04/17--09:24: Inferno Army Summaries - Part 4 The Space Wolves
- 02/04/17--09:34: Forge World New Model Seminar!
- 02/05/17--04:36: Sister of Silence Kharon photos
- 02/05/17--06:57: Custodes heavy Dreadnought Revealed!
- 02/05/17--12:30: Horus Heresy Previews - Angelus Seminar Notes
Heresy Trading gets a US group!
I have been a member of the Heresy Trading group on Facebook, but sadly, that group seems to be 95% U.K. based. And with shipping being as expensive as it is these days, I felt we needed a U.S. group.
So we started a new group on Facebook for all of you based in the US who want to buy/sell/trade your Horus Heresy models, bits, books etc. Make sure you check it out!
I have already sold a bunch of my Forge World models!
Within the leather-bound, 312-page book, you’ll find detailed background information on the Fall of Prospero, told across six chapters from The Trial of The Sorcerer to The Seeds of Heresy, exploring the bitter struggle to defend Prospero from the merciless punishment meted out by the Imperium’s forces. Included are full army lists for Space Wolves, Thousand Sons and Talons of the Emperor, allowing you to play the full Prospero campaign – 4 Missions, 3 Conclusion Missions and 3 Legendary Missions are included, alongside a host of special and optional rules.
The Space Wolves and Thousand Sons benefit from Legion-specific Rites of War and specific units and wargear, with full rules for their respective Primarchs included.
Full background for the forces involved is included: on the side of the Imperium you’ll find Space Wolves, Legio Custodes, Sisters of Silence, Servants of the Warmaster and the Ordo Sinister covered in great detail, with the same care and attention placed upon the background of the forces of Prospero: the Thousand Sons, Legio Xestobiax and the Forge World of Zhao Arkhad.
Also included is a Mechanicum appendix – this features rules for the Acastus Knight Porphyrion, Vultarax Stratos-automata and Karacnos Assault Tank, amongst others.
The Horus Heresy Book Seven: Inferno is a complete expansion for the Warhammer 40,000 game – it requires the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook, the Legiones Astartes Crusade Army List and the Mechanicum Taghmata Army List books to use all of its contents.
Hi, my name is Loken, and I am a resin addict.
My good buddy Pete at the Pete Happens blog, wrote this article on Space Wolves Tactics in 30K.
Pete is a fantastic student of the game and his analysis of different armies is always of interest to me. Here is his take on the Space Wolves in Inferno:
From Pete de Florio:
Russ is also an especially interesting Primarch. He is a true lead from the front warlord and his legions buck tradition and are extensions of Russ's personality. To other Primarchs though, he is the executioner of the Emperor. He is rightfully feared, as it was the Space Wolves sent to destroy 2 of the initial 20 primarchs and Legions when they strayed from the Emperor's light.
With release of Horus Heresy Book 7 - Inferno, we finally have rules to play out the Burning of Prospero, the Epic clash of the Space Wolves sent to exterminate the Thousand Sons.
The Space Wolf Legion Rules really focus on their unique infantry and dispersed HQ great company structure. As you will see, the rigid structure heavily restricts build options but adds flavor by layering rules through a mix of IC, unit, ROW and war gear rules.
So are Space Wolves the lap dogs of the Emperor or the incarnate of the Emperor's executioners? Let's take a look in bite sized pieces.
++ Numeration: The VIth Legion ++ Primogenitor: Leman Russ ++ Allegiance: Loyalist
Preferred Style of Fighting
"Since the days of the VIth Legion's inception on Terra, it has remained a Legion apart from its fellows, its origins shrouded as it garnered a fearsome reputation for its warriors' prowess as a shock-assault force as well as tireless pursuers and a peerless hunter-killer force. Unexpected violence was the Legion's calling card, its campaigns unsubtle, but brutally swift. Like their latter-day namesakes, the wolves of old Terra, its warriors' assaults are calculated exercises in ferocity, aimed to tear and rend until the foe lies in ruins or is driven to its death."
"Conditioned to hold a near-suicidal disregard for danger and trained to exploit this to the fullest on the battlefield, the heavy infantry that form the core of the Legion's battalions are a force that has been honed in battle against the countless enemies of Mankind and, it is whispered, against their own wayward brothers. For, unlike their brother Legions, the Space Wolves were kept under the tight control of the Imperial Court and unleashed at the Emperor's command as often to chastise those who would renege on their oaths of service as to destroy those who resisted the offer of Compliance."
So, if you want Pete's analysis, you need to go to his page to check it out and start following him! You can find it here.
And next up is his Thousand Sons analysis.
The current rage in wrecked vehicle markers.
Make your own for a buck each. Here are the guys from WW40K Australia with a quick tutorial:
The new Custodes Achillus Dreadnought is here!
And damn, it kicks traitor ass!
Legio Custodes Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought £56 ($68.50)
From Forge World:
Pick up the two unique Legio Custodes Contemptor Dreadnoughts in one click with this bundle, giving you a pair of great resin models with which to fill the Elite and Heavy Support slots in a Legio Custodes army. You’ll receive:
The eminently-posable Legio Custodes Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought; featuring open and closed hands, shoulder and elbow ball sockets and differing foot options allowing a huge variety of modelling options; his Dreadspear can be wielded in either or both hands, with a choice of two wrist-mounted storm bolters, Infernus incinerators or Adrathic destructors, and:
A Legio Custodes Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought, wielding a huge Galatus Warblade with its inbuilt twin-linked infernus incinerator, and equipped with a vastly enlarged version of the Custodes Praesidium shield.
This bundle includes 2 60mm round bases.
How about we build the most insanely large gaming model ever?
Yeah, let's do that and then make a video series about how insane we actually are.
And then watch all the rest of this series, which will blow your mind! You can see them on the Warhawk Games page:
Watch them as they release all their videos on this amazing build.
Roboute Guilliman is back in the 40K universe and he is a BEAST!
While we of course focus on 30K, it is cool to see what Roboute is doing 10,000 years later
Thanks to Adam Harry at BoLS for this great summary.
via Games Workshop
Thanks to Adam for this awesome summary and go get this model!
Another great Mechanicum tank gets its release!
via Forge World
Mechanicum Karacnos Assault Tank £105
Is there a plastic Thunderhawk in your future?
We may be getting closer, or we may not....
From a reddit thread. Someone emailed Forge World and they responded with:
"Thanks for contacting us. For the Thunderhawk we are having to carry out some extensive repair work to the master model used to make the moulds for it before we can produce any more. To do this our designers have to be taken away from the projects they are currently working on and so can only do this in their spare time.
As such this repair work can sometimes take quite a while unfortunately and sometimes the repairs needed are not possible so it could be that the Thunderhawk will not return in it's previous form. If this is the case then it's likely that we will produce a brand new version of it at some point in the future. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused."
So a plastic Thunderhawk is still up in the air!
Moritats and more!
From Forge World:
Legion Moritat with Volkite Serpenta £21, $26
Aaron Dembski-Bowden's Blog
John French was one of Alan's best friends as well as a Horus Heresy author. His blog is another worthwhile read on Alan.
John French's Blog
I hope you will all take the time to read about Alan. He surely will be missed.
From Forge World:
Magistus Amon of the Thousand Sons Legion – £45 ($58)
A figure whose repute was known well beyond his Legion during the time of the Great Crusade, for he often served as his Primarch’s equerry. It was said of Amon that he had served as Magnus’ tutor once, before the coming of the Emperor to Prospero, though the student soon far outstripped the master.
If true then it is likely that he survived the conversion process to Legiones Astartes as an adult, perhaps aided by the Crimson King’s direct intervention, and emerged both as a potent warrior and powerful psyker. Most of his career beyond his public duties remained in shadow and it is believed that he was in fact master of his Legion’s intelligence gathering organisation. Amon’s fate was to see him survive the Battle of Prospero an embittered and wounded figure, who became increasingly isolated from his one-time peers and master.
Posed dynamically, leaping forward into combat with cloak billowing and furious expression, Magistus Amon of the Thousand Sons Legion wears powerful artificer armour with layer upon layer of psychically-charged glyphs and waveforms designed to augment his own abilities. He comes armed with a reliquary staff, which contains the dust-like remains of slain mind-parasites – their murderous psychic essence is his to leverage.
Magistus Amon comes with a 40mm round base, which on its own features plenty of detail – shattered rocks and the broken armour of a fellow warrior – but comes into its own when slotted into the included 50mm scenic display base; this model is sure to become the centrepiece of your Thousand Sons collection.
The miniature comes as 9 resin components, and rules can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Seven – Inferno.
I am in! The Thousand Sons keep looking better.
A new tank coming for Heresy fans.
Forge World has previewed their new Sicaran-chassis tank:
Another Sicaran on the heels of the Arcus Strike variant!
Forge World has revealed the Sicaran Punisher.
The turret was previously spotted at Warhammer Fest in May and rules are on p.15 of Imperial Armour forces of the Adeptus Astartes.
Here are the rules:
“Punisher Rotary Cannon: 36″ Heavy18 S5 AP-1 D1, rerolls failed to hit rolls of 1 if the vehicle dies not move or Advance in the movement phase.”
Will add this to my wish list!
Gabriel Angelos, Blood Ravens Chapter Master
The first of a series of Warhammer 40,000 figures is coming from Forge World. And a beauty it is!
Form Forge World:
Making a fantastic centrepiece for a Blood Ravens collection, this depiction of Gabriel Angelos, modelled after his appearance in the video game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War III, is an HQ choice for Blood Ravens armies. His armour is resplendent with detail, with greaves covered in studs and skulls, a detailed cloak and plenty of chains, chapter markings and iconography to keep the painter busy; his scarred head glowers at the foe from underneath a spiked iron halo. He wields the intimidatingly-named God-Splitter Daemonhammer, and stands atop a rubble-strewn 60mm scenic base – this depicts a blasted rocky outcrop, and features a shattered piece of Ork armour, no doubt victim of the aforementioned Daemonhammer.
The kit comes as 7 components, and is presented in a Character Series box – there is also included a 40mm round gaming base, which can be removed from the scenic base for ease of use on the gaming table. Rules for Gabriel Angelos in games of Warhammer 40,000 are available as a PDF download.
I will add this model to my Blood Angels!
What's cool on eBay this week?
Well, this set of dice and objective markers! The lot also includes the massive munitorium dice set.
Have at it!
What can you tell us about the upcoming Horus Heresy Rulebook?
It is a rulebook for use with the Horus Heresy range of miniatures using the 7th edition ruleset.
The core of the rules will be familiar to those playing the Horus Heresy today, but there have been some changes. Can you tell us about any?
The previous FAQs for 7th edition have been incorporated and the army construction section uses the Horus Heresy rules instead of the 7th edition standard. We’ve also made some balance changes based on community feedback. Invisibility has been replaced, while the usage of melta-bombs has been changed.
Does the new book work with the current range of Horus Heresy books and expansions?
Yes – all your red and black books still work!
What is in the book apart from the core rules themselves?
The rulebook just contains the core rules and useful reference material – you’ll find all the lore and specific rules for your chosen Legion (or the Mechanicum, or Crusade Imperialis) in the various Horus Heresy supplements.
In short, if you’ve been playing with the 7th edition rules then the game is much the same as it always was, but for some much-asked-for balance tweaks and less bookkeeping thanks to integrated army creation rules and FAQ updates. For instance, Invisibility with the new Mind Howl psychic power:
Games Workshop also put out a quick FAQ about the book to help illuminate some of the questions players have been asking:
Q: What can you tell us about the upcoming Horus Heresy Rulebook?
A: It is a rulebook for use with the Horus Heresy range of miniatures using the 7th edition ruleset.
Q: The core of the rules will be familiar to those playing the Horus Heresy today, but there have been some changes. Can you tell us about any?
A: The previous FAQs for 7th edition have been incorporated and the army construction section uses the Horus Heresy rules instead of the 7th edition standard. We’ve also made some balance changes based on community feedback. Invisibility has been replaced, while the usage of melta-bombs has been changed.
Q: Does the new book work with the current range of Horus Heresy books and expansions?
A: Yes – all your red and black books still work!
: What is in the book apart from the core rules themselves?
A: The rulebook just contains the core rules and useful reference material – you’ll find all the lore and specific rules for your chosen Legion (or the Mechanicum, or Crusade Imperialis) in the various Horus Heresy supplements.
(I do wish we were playing 8th edition though).
Custodes models in bound!
And the Custodes jetbike is sweet!
Thanks to Garro for these photos!
More Custodes photos for you.
I love this stuff, so I took a bunch of photos for you all.
Space Wolves rules!
Here is Garro's continual summary of the rules from the newly released "Inferno".
As we keep saying, this is the hottest book yet, with so much new stuff and THREE great armies (Thousand Sons, Space Wolves, Talons of the Emperor - Custodes, SIsters)
INFERNO COVERAGE PART 2 - SPACE WOLVES
gain +1WS if they are successfully charged, and also have counterattack
models without jump packs or terminator armour gain +1 to run and consolidation moves
ignore night fighting, may reroll outflank, and infiltrators may not deploy within 18" regardless of line of sight
must take at less 1HQ for each 1,000pts (1,500pts etc must take 2)
champlain, libraran and primus medicae are not allowed (replaced)
all existing troops choices gain 'support squad'
space wolves have their own Warlord traits (sagas) can ONLY take these, not others.
Rites of War
+1 to reserves
all units without terminator armour gain hit and run, but only run 2d6 rather than 3d6 as usual
successful charges gain an additional +1 to attack (stacks with rage, regular charge bonus, etc)
no artillery or drop pods of any kind
only a single Heavy support choice
all grey slayer and assault squads must attempt a charge if in range
+1 to combat resolution if in enemy deployment zone
gains a certain warlord trait that allows all units to reroll all charges and run rolls for a single turn, warlord can still get this trait allowing for 2 turns
no allied space marines, and no immobile. artillery or slow and purposeful units allowed either
Fenrisan Wolves can be purchased for praetors or centurions for cost
frost blades are in, blade, axe, claw and great blade are choices
aether-rune armour gives +1W and reroll deny the witch
comes with power axe and bolt pistol, may take rad grenades,
are fearless while in combat, also any model killed before it attack in closecombat, may still attack, instead at I1 as long as the squad isn't wiped out.
Varagyr wolf guard terminators
terminators all with frost weapons
if charges over 6", makes a str5 hammer of wrath attack, chosen warriors, gains +1 to combat resolation if enemy challenger is killed
10-20 man troops choice
1in5 can swap out for power fists etc
start with just CCW and bolt pistol, but can buy bolter, combat shield, heavy chainblade, or power weapon for price
can not go to ground.
may charge after runnning or firing bolters, but has -1" to charge range
Geigor Fellhand (from burning of prospero boxset)
ap2 mastercrafted lightning claw,may charge after runnning or firing bolters, but has -1" to charge range
up to 3 infantry units gain scout
ap2 +2str axe, not unwieldy
in tartarus terminator armour
preist of fernis
general consul upgrades,
must choose to be a 'speaker of the dead' or 'caster of runes' gaining abilites depending
wolf guard and veteran tactical squads are troops,
all wolves gain +1leadership
sword is ap2 with shred, axe is +2str ap2 sunder non unwieldy
wolfkin of russ
1 model units, take must start within 6" of russ, then run off. pretty nasty against small units or stragglers.
Thanks to Garro and for updates, check out his page on Facebook.
Scoria is being worked on.
Thanks again to Battle Bunnies for their photographs!
Straight out of Flash Gordon!
The Sisters of Silence are in charge of the Imperial Tithe, and we aren't talking taxes! It is the culling of psykers! And here is how they collect them. With totally silent vehicles delivered via the Black Fleet.
The Angelus Seminar closed out the Horus Heresy Weekender.
I was way in the back, so thanks here to Battle Bunnies for all their photos and notes.
Thanks again to Drake and his Battle Bunnies for all their hard work this weekend and do follow their blog at Battle Bunnies.