I’m a big fan of the Horus Heresy novels. I’m also a big fan of the Horus Heresy range of miniatures that Forge World are producing. And whilst I sit patiently waiting for Roboute Guilliman, Corax and Lion’el Johnson to be released I look at all the various tanks and other curio that get released with the detached appreciation of someone who has accepted an all Forge World pre-Heresy Space Marine army is something that’ll happen to other people. However when I heard word that Kharn was being released I did consider putting some money aside from my Salute fund to pick him up. Of all the various secondary characters in the series, he’s one of my favourites. Far more complex a soul than any could appreciate, his descent into madness is more poignant than most.
I’m not sure what I was expecting from the model but I’m a bit disappointed. Don’t misunderstand me, it’s a lovely model with some gorgeous, subtle, detail but I would have liked to see less of the mindless killer facet of his personality and more the rage forged master warrior. Basically I don’t feel like it does enough to separate him from the 1998 box of Khorne Bezerkers in pose. And the un-helmeted head is a bit sucky.
That said, it still looks pretty bad ass but sadly not bad ass enough for me to buy him. Kharn will be available on the 28th February 2014 priced £30.
Prepare, sons of Iron, you’re about to get a raging hobby on. For £55 you could own Ferrus Manus, primarch of the Iron Hands Legion. He’s not quite what I imagined but he still looks pretty bad ass. And combined with Fulgrim even more so. The armour is incredible and the backpack baffling. The nice thing is that the arms and hammer – the two most iconic part of the primarch haven’t been over done. They detailed and in proportion with the rest of the model but with some nice touches in there all the same. I suspect he’ll be available at Games Day so I’m sure the Forge World stand will be even more rammed than normal.
Feast your eyes on the snaps and at the bottom is a vid from Forge World talking about how the model came into being. Enjoy…
As if shit hadn’t got real enough in the first book, the second book in Forge World’s Horus Heresy series isn’t far away. Massacre steps off from the Dropsite Massacre and so will focus a lot on the Iron Hands, Word Bearers & Salamanders, with the Night Lords chucked in for good measure. The artwork looks stunning and it looks like we can expect more Primarch models. Which is very exciting.
I don’t collect Word Bearers. I most likely never will collect Word Bearers. But bugger me do these models from Forge World look good! These leaked photos aren’t brilliant so don’t do the models justice, but they still look amazing.
Shots of this bad boy popped up a little while ago across the interwebs. And from the 30th August you can own one from the good people from Forge World. Providing you have £72 notes.
It looks completely awesome and I want one slightly more than I’ve wanted anything ever. And I’m just going to ignore how all of these awesome tanks and weapons were utterly wiped from Imperial history after the Heresy…
I think we can all agree, whatever our feelings towards Games Workshop as a company, Forge World know how to make some seriously cool shit. And the new Emperor’s Children Palatine Blades are no exception and I’d say worth the £32. Just.
A warrior fraternity drawn from the finest swordsmen of the III Legion, the Palatine Blades existed outside of the rigid formations of the Emperor’s Children. They were a duelling society to whose ranks many aspired, and upon whom Fulgrim himself looked with particular favour.
Snapped a while back at the Forge World Open Day, the Space Marine Glaive is now available to pre-order and due for release on the 28th June. Interestingly it was originally called the Fellglaive but the ‘fell’ part of the name has been dropped.
Anyway, here’s the blurb from the Forge World website and some jazzy snaps. The Glaive retails at £155.
The Glaive Super-heavy Special Weapons Tank is a variant of the Fellblade. Armed with a Volkite Carronade, it is designed to destroy xenos beasts and incinerate enemy light vehicles at a single sweep.
While the Glaive has been issued to all eighteen Legiones Astartes in limited quantities, the Salamanders and Dark Angels have long been noted to field Glaives as a matter of course; the XVIIIth Legion’s artifice is more than sufficient to maintain and replicate the arcane Volkite technology, while the provenance and honour of the Ist Legion means that their war matériel and weaponry are ancient indeed.
Oh Forge World you bastards! There’s me trying to be good with my pennies this month and you release these two beauties that would perfectly replace the dated models I have leading my 1st and 5th Ultramarine companies.
£30 for two Legion Praetors isn’t too bad considering current GW prices. The fluff on the site goes a little something like this…
Praetors are the mightiest warriors and battle-leaders of the Legiones Astartes, second only to the godlike Primarchs in their martial skill and generalship. Each is a vastly experienced warrior and warlord, unique in character, who has writ a legend for themselves in blood and slaughter.
These lords of the Imperium possess a panoply of the finest weapons and armour known to humanity and hold the power of life and death over worlds, with direct control over entire war fleets and great armies. In their ranks can be found Chapter Masters and Lord Commanders, Khans, Tribunes and First Captains as the traditions of the Legions dictate; regardless of title each is a master of war, and each has conquered worlds unnumbered in the glory of the Great Crusade.