Saturday, July 20, 2013

Forge World Heresy Whirlwind and Land Speeder



Forge World has released two more Horus Heresy units.  The Scorpius Whirlwind and the Javelin Land Speeder.

The Scorpius Whilrwind is cool in that, while only delivering a 3" blast, it is S8 AP3, And gets +D3 attacks if it does not move, so a true Marine killer!

The Javelin is armor 11 front and side, and so more survivable.

From Forge World:

Scorpius Whirlwind


An ancient variant of the more common Whirlwind missile tank, the Scorpius was designed with a single purpose in mind – the destruction of heavily armoured infantry. The Scorpius variant replaces the Whirlwind’s multiple missile launcher system with the intricate drum-fed scorpius launcher, whose implosive warheads are devastating to armoured infantry and light vehicles. The Whirlwind Scorpius’ origins lie in the dark days of the first inter-Legion civil war and, in more recent times, it has become an all but forgotten relic amongst some Chapters as the ability to manufacture its complex munitions has become a forgotten art, but for other Chapters it still remains a potent weapon of war. 


The Whirlwind Scorpius, designed by Israel Gonzales, is a complete multi-part resin and plastic kit that is available to pre-order now for despatch from Friday 26th July. Rules allowing Space Marine Legions to field this formidable tank will be published later in the year. For those of you wanting to use them in your games of Warhammer 40,000, we have provided experimental rules for you to do so here


Javelin Attack Speeder


Larger and more heavily armoured than the common pattern of Land Speeder, the Javelin Attack Speeder is a nigh-irreplaceable relic of a bygone age of technological mastery. Gravitic nullification plates, the secret of whose production and maintenance have long since been lost, allow the Javelin to mount an array of heavy weaponry more akin to a heavy tank destroyer than a nimble Land Speeder, allowing them to make pinpoint strikes on enemy armour or infantry with devastating lascannon or missile barrage. Those Chapters of Space Marines whose histories stretch back into the grim days of the Imperium’s founding may, if they are fortunate, still possess a few justly revered Javelins within the sanctified depths of their armouries.

Designed by Daren Parrwood, the Javelin Attack Speeder is a multi-part resin kit that is armed with either twin-linked lascannons or twin linked Cyclone missile launchers and comes supplied with a two-man Space Marine crew. It is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Friday 26th July. Rules allowing Space Marine Legions to field these lethal vehicles will be published later in the year. For those of you wanting to use them in your games of Warhammer 40,000, we have provided experimental rules for you to do so here.


The Scorpius costs £49.50, or about $ 75.  The Javelin is £52 or about $ 79. 

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