Friday, May 31, 2013

Forge World Legion Praetors, Luna Wolves


From Forge World:

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.

The Legion Praetors set contains two incredibly detailed multi-part resin models, designed by Edgar Skomorowski. One Praetor is clad in artificer-modified Cataphractii armour, armed with an ornate paragon blade power sword and a Volkite Charger, while the other wears ornate artificer-modified MkIII ‘Iron’ armour and carries a fantastically-detailed archaeotech pistol, as well as a mighty paragon blade power sword. These two characters are fully compatible with Forge World’s Terminator and MkIV weapon sets, allowing for a great variety of wargear options.

I already have a set of these and highley reccomend them!



And the Luna Wolves get their decal and brass etch due:




So go to the Forgeworld site and order up you Horus Heresy nuts!

And join the Horus Heresy Forum!

Loken

Thursday, May 30, 2013

White Dwarf Eldar Video Review





My buddy Rob over at Spikey Bits has released a video review of the new White Dwarf with the Eldar Releases.  Worth a watch as you wait to get your new Eldar.



 


Enjoy!

Loken

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

WarGames Con is coming!





WargamesCon is back for its 5th year, bigger and better than ever!


The Dark Millennium Beckons!
All our great Warhammer 40,000 events return, from the Team Tournament, 40K Championship, Mirror Match, and Horus Heresy Narrative Apocalypse. Whatever you 40K fans like - we have!


Enter the Iron Kingdoms!
Our full 7 event weekend long tournament track returns. We are happy to announce that we will have all kinds of Privateer Press cool stuff to see as well as tons of your favorite games all around.  Look for continual demos and events all weekend long.
 

 Stop by the Privateer Press demo area and get in a game of Warmachine-Hordes.  There's a reason Privateer Press is growing like a weed - find out why

"DC" is Talking Convergence!  Privateer Press Development Manager, David "DC" Carl is coming to WarGamesCon, and unveils some of the bigger secrets of the Convergence in a QnA panel that is all about the upcoming faction about to hit the tabletop - DON'T MISS IT.

Pre-release Convergence Army Giveaway! You heard that right, DC is bringing a giveaway Convergence army for one lucky winner.  Here's your chance to own the new faction over a month before it hits the shelves!

Convergence is in the Hall!  Look for Privateer Press staff to show off the latest faction on the tabletop during the convention.  Keep a sharp eye out and you can see what all the excitement is all about.

Rule the Old World - The Weekend long Warhammer Fantasy track wants you general!

Flames of War Nationals
- Battle across Europe in our 3rd annual FoW Nationals.

X-Wing Regionals May the force be with you.  Bring 100 pts of X-wing and show you're the greatest starfighter pilot in the galaxy! This Friday only event gets you into the fastest growing wargame of the year.

Legend of Five Rings Our first weekend long L5R Kotei arrives!

Even More Games!
That's right, You already know about our 40k, Fantasy, Warmachine, Flames of War, and Legend of 5 Rings events. Here's even more!

Mack Martin Returns! Stop by the Wyrd demo area for continual games of Malifaux and learn all about Wyrd's latest (and perhaps upcoming) games!  Hang with Mack, one of the industry's best designers (and all around cool dude).

DREADBALL!!! Stop by the Mantic demo area to get in a game of the most intense sport to hit the tabletop scene.  Grab a team and try to win your first Dreadbowl!

Infinity! Come by the Infinity Demo table and check out Why Corvus Belli is converting the masses.

These are holding weekend long events, demos and/or tourneys!  What are you waiting for?  Get in there and have some fun!

Back to the event...

Our new fancy hotel has triple the space, a full vendor hall, and hundreds of more tables.  Here’s a rundown on what to expect schedule wise for our biggest WargamesCon yet!  Don't wait too long, get your tickets and rooms reserved while they last.


WAR Games Con 2013 Renaissance Hotel Booking Page The cheaper hotel WarGamesCon booking period is almost over! BOOK YOUR ROOM ASAP!



There are prizes awarded specifically for Renaissance Hotel guests and hotel bookings let us spend more money on prizes for YOU!  The Renaissance is one of the premiere hotels in Austin, with plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby (perfect if anyone wants to bring along the family). 
Book your room FAST!
 







You can buy tickets here.

Loken

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Eldar Wargear!



Here is the Eldar Wargear!

Eldar rocketlauncher:
plasma rocket: 48" s 4 ap 4 heavy 1 small blast, pinning
anti-air rocket : 48" s 7 ap 4 heavy 1 skyfire
starstrike rocket: 48" s 8 ap 3 heavy 1, pinning

fusion pistol : 6" s 8 ap 1 melta, pistol
fusionbeam: 12" s 8 ap 1 melta, assault 1
firepike : 18" s 8 ap 1 melta, assault 1

haywire lance(laser lance): shooting: 6" s 6 ap 3 assault 1 lance
in close combat : s +3 ap 3 assault, impact, lance
impact: in the phases the user didnt assault with this weapon the weapon counts as a normal close combat weapon instead.

infrasound cannon (vibrocannon): 48" s 7 ap 4 heavy 1 infrasound, pinning
infrasound: if a unit has been a target of one or more infrasound weapons. each following infrasound weapon increases its strength by 1 and ds by -1 (so second hit s 8 ap 3 etc.)

reaper misslelauncher: starstrike rocket: 47" s 8 ap 3 heavy 1 pinning
starswarm rocket: 48" s 5 ap 3 heavy 2

laserblaster: 24" s3 ap 5 assault 3
sunbeamer: 24" s 3 ap 3 assault 3, blinding
falcon claw: 24" s 5 ap 5 asssault 3

haywire laser (Scatter Laser): 36" s 6 ap 6 heavy 4, lasertargetin
gpulsar: 48" s 8 ap 2 heavy 2
laser lance (bright lance) 36" s 8 ap 2 heavy 1 lance
laser targeting: if a unit/model fires a weapon with laser targeting in addition to other weapons you roll the to hit for the laser targeting weapon first. each following weapon of that unit/model count as twin linked
 

mono-blaster (spinneret rifle) : 18" s 6 ap 1 rapid fire, monofilament, pinning
mono- catapult (Deathspinner) : 12" s 6 ap - assault 2 monofilament
mono- weaver : 48" s 6 ap 6, heavy 1 small blast, monofilament, barrage.
mono-cannon:scattered: 48" s 7 ap 6 heavy 1 larg blast, monofilament, pinning, barrage
concentrated: flame s 7 ap 6 heavy 1 monofilament, torrent.
monofilmanet: if the targeted unit has initiative 3 or less (or nothing) the strength of the weapon counts as beeing one point higher. on a wound roll of 6 thiw weapon wounds automatically and counts as ap 1units with mixed initiative use the highest initiative.

orkan rocketlauncher:36" s 4 ap 3 heavy 2 small blast, barrage.

fire prism:scattered: 60" s 5 ap 3 heavy 1 large blast
concentrated: 60" s 7 ap 2 heavy 1 small blast
lance mode : 60" s 9 ap 1 heavy 1 lance

ranger rifle: 36" sx ap 6 heavy 1 sniper

shuriken pistol : 12" s 4 ap 5 pistol, shurikenstorm
shuriken catalpult : 12" s 4 ap 5 assault 2 shurikenstorm
hunting catapult (Dire Avengers version): 18" s 4 ap 5 assault 2 shurikenstorm
shurken cannon : 24" s 6 ap 5 assault 3 shurikenstorms
creamer cannon : 24" s 6 ap 5 assault 3 pinning, shurikenstorm
shurikenstorm : to wound rolls of 6 count as automatically wounded with ap 2

scorpion saber (the exchangeable weapon for pistol and sword on Exarch): shooting: 12" s 4 ap 5 assault 2, shurikenstorm
melee: s+1 ap 5 melee, rending.
scorpion scissiors (power claw): shooting: 12" s 4 ap 5 assault 2 shurikenstor
mmelee: sx2 ap 2 melee (not unwieldly)

starcannon : 36" s 6 ap 2 heavy 2
suncannon: 48" s 6 ap 2 heavy 3 small blasts
star lance (shining spear exarch): shooting: 6" s 8 ap 2 assault 1 lance
melee: s 8 ap 2 melee, impact, lance
impact: in the phases the user didnt assault with this weapon the weapon counts as a normal close combat weapon instead.
 

Runes of Battle: each power has 2 effects. one for you and one for the enemy
primary:either : blessing: the psyker and his unit have the shrouded special rule
or : a enemy unit within 18" loses the shrouded special rule

1.either : witchfire: flamer s 5 ap 4 assault 1 soulblaze
or: blessing: heals a lost wound on a model in a unit within 18", cannot restore dead models.

2. either: blessing: the psyker and his unit have the fearless special rule
or: malediction: a enemy unit within 18" reduces its LD by -3

3.either: blessing: the psyker and his unit have +1 ws and I
or : malediction: a enemy unit within 18" have -1 ws and I

4. either: blessing: the psyker and his unit increase their armorsave by 1 (yes. 2+ armor for wraithguard/blades!!)
or: a enemy unit within 18" reduces its armorsave by 1 (terminators get powerarmor, lol)
5. either: blessing: the psyker and his unit run additional 3"
or: malediction: a enemy unit within 18" cannot run

6.either: blessing: the psyker and his unit have +1 S
or: malediction: a enemy unit within 18" has -1 S
 

Relics can be given to almost every autarch, runeprophet etc.

Runes of Fate:primary: blessing: friendly unit within 24" may reroll failed to hit rolls
1.focused witchfire: 24" a enemy model suffers 3 hits with the strength of the runeprophet and the special rule lifebane. if a model gets killed by this targets another model with 2 hits. if one gets killed by that, the last one gets hit 1 time.


2. malediction: 24" range, if the target is a non vehicle unit all failed to wound rolls may be rerolled against the target. if the target is a vehicle every attack against it can reroll failed armor pen rolls.


3. witchfire: 24" s 3 ap - assault 1 larg blast, haywire, lifebane, pinning


4.blessing: the runeprophet gains d3+2 token. at the ending of each phase the runeprophet has to roll a d6. on a 1-3 one token gets removed. on a 4+ nothing happens until the end of the next phase.as long as the runeprophet has at least one token his stats get increased by:WS, BS, I +5 and attacks +2. he also gains the rampage and fearless special rules.if the runeprophet loses the last marker or the game ends he is removed as a casuality. (this isnt even my final form!)


5.blessing: a friendly unit within 24" may reroll all failed saves


6. focused witchfire: 24"the runeprophet and the target both roll a d6 and add their ld.if the target result is higher, the runeprophets WS and BS gets reduced to 1.if the result is equal the target model reduces its WS and BS to 1.if the runeprophets result is higher the target suffers as many wounds as there was a difference in the result. in addition WS and BS gets reduced to 1. no armor or coversaves allowed.thats it guys. im finished, my hands hurthope you guys are happy



More Wednesday AM!

Loken

Eldar Info Part II - Craftworlds and more.



More Eldar rules and notes.

Eldar Info Part I - Rules, Sculptors





The Eldar notes continue to flow from people seeing he codex. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Eldar FAQ already!



Hard to believe, but there is an Eldar FAQ in ADVANCE of the release of the Codex!  Only one item, but I guess it is important.

http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m3250082a_Eldar_v1.0_June13.pdf

Good hunting

Loken

Sunday, May 26, 2013

More Horus Heresy Notes



Here is a summary of information, much of which I covered already, some of which is new.  Thanks to Garro on Heresy30K who was a source for much this article.  

Origins of the Heresy:

The first mentions of the Heresy was simply to fill a gap on a page, in one of the expansion books to Rogue Trader in 1987. Oddly enough the first HH weekender is on the 25th annivesary year of the existence of the Horus Heresy.  Adeptus Titanicus was set in the heresy era simply due to GW not being able to afford to create different titans, so they decided on a 'civil war' setting.

The Horus Heresy, Book II: Massacre

Book 2 in Forge World's range of Horus Heresy rulebooks is focused on the first part of the drop site massacre on Isstvan 5. (initial lands, loyalist attack of traitor forces, loyalist retreat back to newly landing zones, loyalists get hammered).  The armies in Massacre are:

-Night Lords
-Salamanders
-Iron Hands
-Word Bearers

These legions receive their primarch, 2-3 special characters, 2 'Legion Exclusive' units and 'Legion Exclusive' wargear and Rite of War.

The Night Lords are getting a 'Raptor' jump assault unit and a 'terror' focused unit.

The Salamanders receive Firedrake terminators (only unit in Horus Heresy to have storm shields) and a flamer focused infantry unit.  A playtester told Alan Bligh that theTerminator Unit was the "unit most made of win ever"

The Iron Hands receiving a bionic heavy Breecher squad, and the Gorgon Terminators, which include the Morlocks (Ferrus Manus's bodyguard)

Word Bearers are receiving the 'Circle of Ashes'; which are a flame focused destroyer unit, their purpose is to locate and destroy planet's holy places.  And the

Gal Vorbak. a unit of heavily possessed marines  (Expect Argel Tal here).

Mechanicum

Receives new units (1HQ comfirmed, one new unit for Legio Cybernetica confirmed, FoC position unknown) other un-announced units hinted at.

Previously Seen Legions:

-Sons Of Horus
-Emperor's Children
-Death Guard
-World Eaters


These legions all receive an additional 'Legion Exclusive' unit.  The only one of these we know are the Emperor's Children, which are getting 'proto' sonic marines. The others were not mentioned.

Book 3-6

Book three covers the second part of the Isstvan 5 campaign and the Battle of Phall. The book contains:

Raven Guard
Alpha Legion
Iron Warriors
Imperial Fists

These legions will receive their Primarch, 2-3 special characters, 2 'legion exclusive' units and additional wargear and rites of war exclusive to their legion.

Mechanicum unknown whether they are in the book, but it is almost a certain that Mechanicum will feature in all books; they will also receive new units. But what these are is unknown.

Books four, five, and six will cover the events at Prospero, Calth and Signus Prime. although the order for these is not set in stone.  Prospero will almost certainly come first. These books will also see the introduction of 'non-astartes' forces.  (e.g. Imperial/traitor guard).

Prospero will see the Legio Custodes and the Sisters of Silence

Calth will have Imperial Guard  Alan Bligh stated that their would be several different Imperial Army lists covered throughout the books, due to the wide variety.   I assume this will work as in 40k (tank company, siege regiment, airborne, etc.)

Signus will have Daemons.  This will simply be an expansion to the present Deamons codex, with some new units and characters in addition to alterations to existing units (e.g. unit size)  Simon Egan already has some ideas for the Sanguinius model. and he's looking forward to doing him, (as he loves sculpting feathers).

Daemons and Imperial Army will not receive full new model ranges, and will rely on the GW and existing FW ranges for basics. only new units will get new models.

OTHER THINGS

Dark Angels and White Scars will be waiting until book 7 if not longer.

Forge World is planning to release Ferrus Manus next, aiming at advanced sales at games day. The model of Ferrus Manus is sitting in Simon Egan's fridge at home.

An Erebus/Kor Phaeron double kit will come out shortly after. Then it will be Horus, with Mortarion after him. 3 people are now working on the HH 'Characters Series'.  So releases of primrachs and special characters should start to speed up.  Simon Egan has been the only one working on them up 'til now.

Legions may receive their shoulderpads/vehicle doors/transfers and brass etch sheets before there books are released or even worked on.  This is to allow players to start collecting their legions early and then simply adding their special units and characters when their books arrives.

Legions will continue to receive additional new units and characters with later appearances. so that players whose legion is done early is not left out later no. However all Legions will receive the same amount of attention in total.


I hope this all helps!



Loken







Eldar Release Video




The Eldar release video is out.



Just a few days left till the new Eldar.  I am looking forward to the new models and reading a codex that is certain to have more fluff than previous Eldar codexes.

Loken


Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Missing Legions...



...are the new Squats.  Seriously, ask about the 2nd and 11th Legions at a Forge World or Black Library event (like last weekend's Horus Heresy Weekender) and you are now looked at the way that poor chaps who kept asking about when the Squats were coming back quats at every Gamesday Q&A.  (Eyes roll)

As Alan Merrett said at the Horus Heresy Weekend "You will never know who those legions are."  because, he said, they were always meant to give gamers the ability to create their own legions and histories.  It was planned that way and will not change.

So plan away, knowing tose two Legions will always remain a mystery.

Loken


P.S.  The above image is from "Unremembered Empire" which will blow people away, as it is very much like "Avengers" in the way the Loyalist Primarchs beat the crap out of each other before working together.  We all loved the brief we got from the Black Library crew!

Eldar Rules and Notes!



Eldar News from Games Workshop:
Codex Eldar :
- Craftworld ships will be introduced
- New special rules for many Eldar units. Old Nemesis (Slaanesh) and Battle Trance (running and shooting)
- Multiple exarch abilities, options and equipment

Wraithknight (heavy support 240 points)
-Strong Profile (S:10 T:8 W:6 AS:3+, Jump-pack
- 2 heavy Phantom lasers (S10 AP 2 instant death on wound rolls of 6)
- Alternative equipment possible - for example close combat weapons with a 5+ invul and blind special rule or a S:6 5" Blast with AP2. with 5+ invul and blind special rule.

Somach Phantomhunter (fast attack 185 points)
- Psyker with the terrify psychic power
- 2 blast weapons with ap 2
- Enemy units within 12" have to reroll succesful ld tests.

Crimson Hunters (fast attack 160 points)
- New Aspect warriors with strong Exarch upgrades
- May reroll armor pen rolls against flyers
- Vector dancer

Wraithguard /Wraithblades (elite 160 points 5 models)
- Strong profile with S5 T 6 as 3+
- Wraithblades got 2 close combat weapons with AP3 and +1 S or can get a 4+ invul with a single AP2 weapon
- Runeseer can mark targets, every wraith unit can reroll missed to hit rolls of 1 against marked targets.
- If you select a runeseer as HQ, they become troops

Ililic Nightspear (hq 140 points)
- Alaitoc character that allows ranger units the Pathfinder upgrade.
- Has 9 special rules - one of them allows ranger units to infiltrate without the range restrictions to enemy units.
- BS:9 S:X AP2 instant death on wound rolls of 6
 
Other new releases for Eldar
Phantomseer, Runeprophet and cards for psychic powers.:
- 3 different kinds of psykers (Seer council, Phantomseer, Runeprophet)
- Divination, Telepathy and 2 new Eldar psychic disciplines: Runes of Battle and Runes of Fate (for Rune prophet and Runeseer respectively)
- Runes of Battle have always 2 effects, for example granting Shrouding or taking Shrouding off the enemy unit.
-Runes of Fate : 4 warpcharges, 2 powers, very strong and offensive
 
 
 
And from the ever-diligent TasteTaste at Blood & Kittens:

Most of the rules information can be gathered from the Battle Report section of the White Dwarf. Here is what we know.
  • Wraithknight: Can get Suncanons: S6 AP2 Blast Heavy 3. Twin-linked with Laser Lock if Scatter Lasers hit first. Jump Pack, Monstrous Creature, 6 Wounds, T8, (Scattershield) for Invulnerable Save
  • Crimson Hunter (Fighter): Gets 2 Bright Lances and Pulse Laser : "Basically Four Lascannons" Gets a "Fighter Ace upgrade"
  • The Hemlock (Bomber): Gets D-scythes (Str4) and Mindshock (Morale Check) Pod (Bomb)  Distort Rule (D-Weapons) any penetration roll of 6 auto pens regardless of strength.
  • Psychic Powers: Fortune (Re-roll Saves), Quicken (Increased Movement), Guide (re-roll hits), Restrain (Opposite of Quicken) Two sets of powers accessible.
  • Dire Avengers: Battlefocus: run and shoot in the same turn.
  • Avatar: Fearless bubble, Fleet
  • Wraithblades: T6 Forceshield Generator so invulnerable save
  • Wraithlord: is still T8
The focus of the battle report was of course on the new units, especially the Wraithknight it is almost like GW wants us to buy a certain model or something...
Other little tidbits...
  • Phil Kelly wrote the rules and Adam Troke the fluff.
  • No price yet for Iyanden Supplement
  • Wraithguard can get either Wraithcannon or the D-scythe so this might mean split on rules from the old dex between each weapon.
  • The force organization of Eldar Unit hasn't changed just new models added into slots
  • Wraithknight to Heavy Support
  • Flyers to Fast Attack
  • Wraithblades to Elite
  • Spirit Seer to HQ
  • Named Ranger to HQ
As for the rumors floating around here is some cut and paste love from around the internet.
Codex Eldar :
- Craftworld ships will be introduced
- New special rules for many Eldar units. Old Nemesis (Slaanesh) and Battle Trance (running and shooting)
- Multiple exarch abilitys, options and equipment

Wraithknight (heavy support 240 points)
-Strong Profile (S:10 T:8 W:6 AS:3+, Jump-pack
- 2 heavy Phantom lasers (S10 AP 2 instant death on wound rolls of 6)
- Alternative equipment possible - for example close combat weapons with a 5+ invul and blind special rule or a S:6 5" Blast with AP2. with 5+ invul and blind special rule.

Somach Phantomhunter (fast attack 185 points)
- Psyker with the terrify psychic power
- 2 blast weapons with ap 2
- Enemy units within 12" have to reroll succesful ld tests.

Crimson Hunters (fast attack 160 points)
- New Aspect warriors with strong Exarch upgrades
- May reroll armor pen rolls against flyers
- Vector dancer

Wraithguard /Wraithblades (elite 160 points 5 models)
- Strong profile with S5 T 6 as 3+
- Wraithblades got 2 close combat weapons with AP3 and +1 S or can get a 4+ invul with a single AP2 weapon
- Runeseer can mark targets, every wraith unit can reroll missed to hit rolls of 1 against marked targets.
- If you select a runeseer as HQ, they become troops

Ililic Nightspear (hq 140 points)
- Alaitoc character that allows ranger units the Pathfinder upgrade.
- Has 9 special rules - one of them allows ranger units to infiltrate without the range restrictions to enemy units.
- BS:9 S:X AP2 instant death on wound rolls of 6
Other new releases for Eldar
Phantomseer, Runeprophet and cards for psychic powers.:
- 3 different kinds of psykers (Seer council, Phantomseer, Runeprophet)
- Divination, Telepathy and 2 new Eldar psychic disciplines: Runes of Battle and Runes of Fate (for Rune prophet and Runeseer respectively)
- Runes of Battle have always 2 effects, for example granting Shrouding or taking Shrouding off the enemy unit.
-Runes of Fate : 4 warpcharges, 2 powers, very strong and offensive

via Powerguy over on Dakka
Got a sneak peek of the White Dwarf today, managed to dig out some actual rules from the battle report, preview teasers and a couple of tiny pages from the codex that were printed in the WD that I managed to read. Not many stats on offer but still a reasonable chunk of rules. I'm probably mis-remembering the names of some of these rules but here is what I picked up in no particular order:
- From what I saw all the non Wraith infantry have the run/shoot shoot/run ability (the rule was called Battle something). Avengers definitely do (from the report) and Rangers definitely do (from tiny printed profile in the WD) as well. Not sure if its just for Shuriken weapons (Rangers do have Pistols I guess).
- It looks likes all Eldar have the 'Ancient Foe' special rule, no idea what this does but I suspect its something like Hatred Daemons of Slaneesh (don't think it was Necron related as the report was against Crons) since all Eldar appear to have it (including the Wraith units).
- There are 14 Eldar specific psychic powers from 2 different charts, Runes of Battle and Runes of Fate. However it looks like several of the powers are 2 in 1, i.e they have a buff mode and a debuff mode, so there are actually HEAPS of powers. I.e the Primaris for Battle is Conceal/Reveal (as a single card/roll etc), Conceal gives you Shrouded and Reveal removes Shrouded from an enemy. The 1 on the Battle Chart was Destructor/Renew(?), Destructor being the same as before with Soul Blaze added and Renew allowing you to restore a wound to a friendy model within range (18" I think). Primaris for Runes of Fate was Guide, which is now 24" range but is otherwise the exact same as before. Very surprising to see this as aside from the range it is far worse than the Divination Primaris (although I guess you could take both and effectively Guide two units). The 1 on the Fate Chart was a terrible Focuses Witchfire power. Fortune and Doom are still options (the Farseer in the report had them) and appear to have the same effects.
- The Avatar has Fleet. Also one of the psychic powers increases your movement speed/charge range somehow
- The Wraithknight is insanely huge, it is literally twice the height of a Wraithlord, and the sword option it can take is basically the size of a Wraithlord as well. It can take up to 2 Suncannons, which are S6 AP2 Heavy 3 Small Blast or up to 2 Wraithlances(?) which are presumably the heavy anti tank option. Sword replaces one of the big guns I think (they are arm mounted like the Titans). This is in addition to the two shoulder mounted heavy weapons (I saw Scatters and Starcannons, so presumably the normal range of heavy weapons are available)
- Wraithguard and Wraithblades look good, think scaled down Wraithlords. They looked a bit bigger than the old ones, but I think it was partly just the added range of motion in the poses on 40mm bases (similar to the old 25mm base Terminators vs the newer 40mm base ones, they are bigger but the better poses help as well). Wraithguard can now get either Wraithcannons (which from the fluff descriptions seemed to still be single shot and very powerful) or D Scythes which were described as a multi shot weapon but it could still Pen vehicles on a 6. Wraithblades are only 1A base (sadly) but looked like they could go either 2 CCW(no idea on stats of their weapons, but they appeared to have sword/axe options) or 1 CCW + Shield gen arm.
- Wraithguard are definitely S5 T6, Lord is almost certainly not T6 (a full unit of Destroyers shot one in the report and did nothing, which suggests T8 or some other equivalent buff). No idea on the stats for the Knight.
- It looks like Aspect Warriors have the same base profile, include Exarches with Ld9
- Reapers have Slow and Purposeful
- Rangers have WS4. They also have a character (not sure if he is upgrade or HQ) who has a 120" range Sniper Rifle.
- One of the fliers has 2 Heavy D Scythes on the wings and a psychic based main gun. The other has 2 Bright Lances and a Pulse Laser.
- Saw stats for what looked like special weapons for characters, might have been for Special Characters as well since the 120" range sniper was in there. One weapon was +2S, AP- Melee, Rending, Fleshbane, Instant Death. Another was +1S AP3, Soul Blaze, and if you killed anything with Soul Blaze then every unit within 6" of that unit would become effected by Soul Blaze as well. There was also a one use only piece of wargear, which you could use when the character died. On a 2+ you place a S4 AP3 template over the character, hitting both friend and foe, but if you cause at least 1 wound then the character stands back up with 1 wound. Last one I saw was an item which gave the user Fearless, Shrouded, Stealth and re-roll cover saves but they lose the IC rule, which gives people a way to make a Solitare (the name was something to do with the Laughing God).
"Fire Dragon WS 4 BS 4 S 3 T 3 W 1 I 5 A 1
Fire Dragon Exarch WS 5 BS 5 S 3 T 3 W 1 I 6 A 1

Wargear:
Heavy Aspect Armor (3+)
Fusion Gun
Melta Bombs

Special Rules:
Ancient Doom
Battle Focus
Fleet

- 5 Dragons 110 points
Options
up to 5 more at 22/model
1 Exarch upgrade 10
Exarch may take Dragon's Breath Flamer for free or Firepike 15pts
Exarch may take up to two of the following exarch powers:
Iron Resolve 5pts
Crushing Blow 10pts
Fast Shot 10pts

May use a Wave Serpent as a Dedicated Transport.
So, Fire Dragons pick up a 3+ save, but jumped up in price by 6 points a head."

Go buy your Eldar folks!  A much needed update to one of the most popular armies!

Loken

Friday, May 24, 2013

Eldar Pre-Orders Up!




The Eldar are up on the Games Workshop website for pre-order!  Here they all are, with prices!

The Special Edition Eldar Codex $ 100

 The Eldar One-Click Launch Collection

Eldar Wraithknight $ 115

Wraithguard/Wraithblades $ 50

Dire Avengers $ 35

Farseer $ 20

Spiritseer $ 19.25

Illic Nightspeer $ 19.25

Autarch on Jetbike $ 19.25

Eldar Battleforce $ 115

Saim-Hann One Click Collection $ 273.25


Saim-Hann Paint Collection $118.40

Codex Eldar $ 49.50

 War Walker Squadron $ 75 

 Vyper Squadron $ 75 

Vaul's Wrath Support Battery $ 65

Weindrider Jetbike Squadron $ 40

Happy Hunting!

Loken

Forge World Releases Necron Tomb Sentinel



Forge World has released another Necron model, to support the release of Imperial Armour 12: The Fall of Orpheus
 
From Forge World:
 
In the ages-old Necron panoplies of war, the Canoptek Tomb Sentinel is all but unique. One of the last war machines designed by the Cryptek master-artificer Toholk the Blinded, at the Silent King’s command it was given over to the Praetorians for wider dissemination across the Necron dynasties before the Great Sleep.

Both guardian and aggressor, the Tomb Sentinel is a heavily modified variant of the insectile Tomb Stalker, which forgoes that device’s hellish close combat ability and instead mounts an Exile cannon, a powerful weapon which blasts objects out of existence, casting them into other dimensional realms beyond the material universe. Phasing through the paltry defences of lesser races like a phantom, the Canoptek Tomb Sentinel can deploy this terrible device into the close confines of an enemy stronghold with devastating effects.

The Canoptek Tomb Sentinel is a detailed multi-part resin kit designed by Will Hayes which offers a wealth of dynamic modelling opportunities, much like the Tomb Stalker. This model is available to pre-order now for despatch from Friday 31st May.  

The model clocks in at £45 or $68.

Loken


Imperial Armour - The Taros Campaign Tau Video



Imperial Armour 3 gets a re-write and a video!



Enjoy!

Loken



Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Next Three Horus Heresy Novels



During the Horus Heresy Weekender, we got a glimpse of the next three Horus Heresy novels.  Here they are:

Vulkan Lives by Nick Kyme

What happens to Vulkan when he disappears in a massive ball of fire on Istvaan V?  This novel highlights Vulkan as well as Conrad Kurze. 

Unremembered Empires by Dan Abnett

A novel that is a sequel to many novels; No Know Fear, Fear to Tread, Betrayer, Vulkan Lives and Deliverance Lost.  We see dissension within the loyalist Primarchs and then a couple of them actually going to blows!

Vengeful Spirit by Graham McNeil

A novel about Horus and what he is doing.  Kicking ass and taking names.  We will see the massive battle of   We see a lot of Loken and the slow disintegration of the Sons of Horus.  Horus thinks that he can control Chaos and use them and then put them back, but that isn't the way Chaos works.

Graphic Novel:  

A graphic novel that is a sequel to Know No Fear.  Art by Horus Heresy cover artist Neil Roberts.



A lot to look forward to!



Loken



Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Forge World Khrabdyis Assault Claw




Here are detailed photos of the Khrabdyis Assault Claw from Forge World that debuted at the Horus Heresy Weekender.  Will Hayes is the sculptor.  Retractable Landing Legs.  Possibly only Chaos.  Possibly a Super Heavy (2 Structure points).  Has a huge melta weapon and multiple missile launchers.  A Flyer with Hover Mode.

 Built in holes for Magnets so Landing Legs stay retracted.

A truly impressive model.  And WIll was an awesome salesman and very passionate about his work.

Loken

Forge World Taros Campaign Gets Revision



Just released by Forge World, the updated version of Imperial Armour 3.

From Forge World:

Imperial Armour Volume Three – Second Edition: The Taros Campaign

When the industrial world of Taros falls secretly under the sway of the expanding Tau Empire, its mineral resources are diverted to the factories of the Tau and away from the ever-hungry Forge Worlds of the Imperium.

The Imperial response is brutal and direct with the full force of the Emperor’s military might being unleashed against the upstart xenos. The bitter war that follows involves two Adeptus Astartes Chapters, as well as thousands of Imperial Guardsmen from the famed regiments of Elysia and Tallarn. This record chronicles the war from its inception to its dire conclusion.

Imperial Armour Volume Three – Second Edition: The Taros Campaign is the definitive reference for using Forge World’s extensive range of Tau Empire armoured vehicles and battlesuits in games of 6th Edition Warhammer 40,000. This book includes profiles for each and every Tau Empire unit in the Forge World range, from the humble Heavy Gun Drone to the super-heavy Manta, including those units deployed after the bloody conflict on Taros such as the potent XV9 Hazard Close Support Team and our Kroot Auxiliary units.

In addition to this wealth of Tau content, the book contains a fully updated 6th Edition Elysian Drop Troops army list, and expansion rules for fielding Tallarn Desert Raiders using Codex: Imperial Guard, as well as updated 6th Edition rules for Tallarn Mukaali Riders.

This 276-page hardback book is packed with artwork and colour profiles for the forces of the Tau Empire, the Tallarn and Elysian Imperial Guard regiments, and the Avenging Sons and Raptors Space Marine Chapters. It also contains unique scenarios to allow the bitter engagements of the Taros Campaign to be refought on the tabletop.




These were available at the Horus Heresy Weekender and are now available through Forge World mail order.

Loken

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