Friday, March 30, 2012

Forgeworld Space Marine Storm Eagle is Legit and Premieres Sunday!



Well, it is confirmed, the Forgeworld Stormeagle Space Marine dropship is a go.  Forgeworld's newsletter today revealed the model.  And while the Forgeworld Open House is Sunday, I would be shocked if they pulled that cruel an April Fools joke.  Now THAT would piss people off.

No rules yet.  But the model will be available in limited numbers at Forgeworld's Open House Sunday.

From Forgeworld:

Space Marine Storm Eagle Assault Gunship

The legendary mobility of the Adeptus Astartes has won planet-spanning conflicts with a single strike; providing the precise application of deadly force at the point where it proved most decisive. A Chapter’s fleet of attack craft is the keystone that makes this possible, and it is the iconic Thunderhawks and Drop Pods that are at the forefront. Craft such as the Storm Eagle Assault Gunship follow close behind to lend their weapons to the devastating assault.

A formidable gunship, the Storm Eagle mounts fearsome firepower for a vehicle of its size and is capable of transporting twenty Space Marines directly into the thick of an assault. The exact provenance of the Storm Eagle is unknown, but it bears clear similarities to the Stormravens employed by the Blood Angels and Grey Knights. Certain sources place the principal manufacture of the Storm Eagle upon Tigrus and Anvilus IX, both primary-grade Forge Worlds that suffered catastrophic damage during the Horus Heresy.

In recent decades the number of Storm Eagles in active service has begun to increase, especially amongst those Chapters known to have favourable relations with the Adeptus Mechanicus. This has lead some observers to believe that production has been restored at an as yet unknown location.

Designed by Stuart Williamson, the Storm Eagle is a complete resin and plastic kit which is packed with some incredible design work, including a fully detailed interior. It will be available to purchase in limited numbers at the Forge World Open Day on Sunday 1st April, in advance of its scheduled release date, for £80.


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7 comments:

CLBenarius said...

Well first off i'd like to say this is has become the premier 40k blog for me. Faster on news than bols, with better written posts and lacking the trolling posters.

Second, while a great looking model, i am a little dissapointed by it. I'd hoped the storm eagle/bird would be a little more aerodynamic with a cone shaped nose. But its personal. For the rest the model looks great and i'd love owning one.

legoss said...

Well, I'll eat my words on nearly every forum and blog, this is real. I'm still on the fence about the model itself, not sure why. But I echo the earlier sentiment, this blog is rapidly becoming the best I read for news and other info. Good work, both here and on the forums.

Mordian7th said...

I'm definitely pleased to find that my cynicism regarding it being an April Fools joke has proven ill-founded. I'm really jazzed about this kit, and will be ordering one as soon as it's available! Woo-hoo!

stompa said...

It takes a big man to admit when he's wrong...guess what? I was wrong. I was sure this was a well-thought out scam or joke. I am actually glad to say that it is exciting to see another craft that EVERYONE can use. Bit pricey, but maybe in a year or so it'll be picked up by GW as a large scale plastic model. Way to go!

Dave "Arizonasithlord" said...

Cant wait to see some rules for it...
then the long wait untill i can afford one
...or three...

Josh said...

Repost from my posts to B&C and BOLS:

...as pilfered from another site, via camera phone pic (so forgive where I can't read):

12s all around for armor. BS as you'd expect. Fast Skimmer. Four access points (Front, Left, Right, Rear). Capacity 20, with TDA and Jumpers counting as two each.

Standard fit-out:

1 Hull-mounted TL HB
1 Hull-mounted V.......(unreadable, believed to be Vengeance based on text elsewhere) launcher
Ceramite Plating

Special Rules:

Deep Strike, Assault Vehicle, POTMS.

May exchange TL HB for TL MM or single Typhoon Launcher
May upgrade/up-gun to include four wing-mounted Hellstrike missiles
May upgrade/up-gun to include two wing-mounted TL LC

May take extra armor and searchlight upgrades.

A smidge cheaper than a standard Land Raider.

Vengeance Launcher is included in flavor box.

FOC: FA for C:SM, C:SW, C:DA, C:BT, may be taken as HS for Tyrant's Legion army (see IA 9) or as FA for Siege Assault Vanguard army (see IA 10).

I've left out some critical points values in order to not commit any board infractions.

It's not just legit, people. It's incredibly, sexily legit. Someone start making MC Hammer references here, I've got too much self-respect.

Loken said...

Josh:

You are the man!

Alec

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