Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Forgeworld New Releases - Tartaros Pattern Terminators!

 
 

Forgworld has finally released a set of pre-heresy Terminator armor.  And this is a timely release as pre-heresy games, tournaments, leagues and such are rising in popularity.  The ongoing Tempus Fugitives events are the most well known of these.   I also like that Forgeworld has told us that the Tartaros pattern succeeded the Indomitus pattern, which I would expect to see in the future. 

These come with Power Fists and Chain Fists and a Heavy Flamer.  And interestingly, they have Mark IV style helmets.  I am ordering a squad for delivery at Adepticon myself.

From Forgeworld:

Tactical Dreadnought Armour, or Terminator Armour as it is more usually known, is the most resilient form of personal protection available to the Adeptus Astartes. Originally developed during the closing years of the Great Crusade, and adapted from the heaviest of industrial gear, several types and patterns were developed concurrently.

Of these, the Indomitus pattern is perhaps the most widespread, due to its template being held on key Forge Worlds such as Mars, although Tartaros Pattern Terminator armour is also issued to the Veterans of a Chapter’s 1st Company. Perhaps the most advanced form of Tactical Dreadnought Armour, the Tartaros pattern shares many systems with the MkIV ‘Maximus’ pattern of power armour, and provides greater mobility for its wearer than the Indomitus pattern with no loss in durability or protection.

The Tartaros Pattern Terminators set, models designed by Will Hayes, is a full resin kit that comprises five Terminators, armed with power fists, a power sword, storm bolters, a heavy flamer and enough optional attachments to arm four Space Marines with chainfists.

Please note that these models are not compatible with our range of Terminator Shoulder Pads.



3 comments:

JasoX said...

Indomitus pattern is the regular tda used by everyone

CLBenarius said...

Hmm, im not lovinfg these 100%. i like the models but they dont look like what i would expect. Except for the rear and helmet they look more modern then the regular termies. I get it that they are supposed to look like contemptors but still. Also wasn't the crux terminatus developed after the horus heresy? Each emblem is supposed to have a shard/piece of the emperors armour in them after hegot incapacitated by his fight with horus. I seem to remember i representing his trust in or lending his strength to his champions, or soething like that. Id have to check the description on my old space hulk boxed set or RT book..

Son of Dorn said...

"...provides greater mobility..." sweeping advances?

I like the look and knowing it's an improvement on what are now the standard Terminators is pretty interesting. Wouldn't mind owning a few.

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