Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Horus Heresy Coming to Plastic?


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Will there be plastic Horus Heresy Miniatures?

via Tzen at Bolter & Chainsword
Please take this information with a huge wad of salt. I was really tempted not to post this at all, because a lot of the time rumours are just so wrong its laughable.I was sent this information over several e-mails and this is the best I can do to put the releases into some chronological order. It could be very wrong.
Here’s some bits of info:
- There’s mark 9 power armored marines on the way.
- Sister of battle are shortly after summer, just after WFB 9th ed.
- Horus Heresy is about to become very big, with Games Workshop building on the success of Forge Worlds game. This includes new plastic kits for Warhammer 30,000.
Current release schedule to my knowledge looks some thing like this:
- Harlequins.
- Archaon End times – Bloodthirster and Khorne Chaos Warrior kits.- Khorne Chaos space marine supplement. - Adeptus Mechanicus.
- 30K box set during the “red week” in May – This is a period of time staff members cannot take time off from the shops.
- Some follow up releases to support the new rules set for 30k.
- Then WFB 9th rules.
- Horus Heresy releases
- Mark 9 Power armoured marines.
- WFB Releases for the Empire and Chaos – This includes the starter kit for WFB 9th ed.
- Sister of Battle (Actually a codex: Ecclesiarchy, but not called that).
This is by my own admission just guess work based on what I have been e-mailed. I don’t know if the order is correct or not. Or even if it is complete crap. I just thought it would be nice to share. This is an experiment, I don’t normally post anything without visible proof.

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Now tie this into the previous set of rumors from Harry:

via Harry and others at Warseer 2-16-2015
The implication is we’re going to see a GW-produced plastic Horus Heresy starter box/boxed game.
Originally Posted by my_name_is_tudor “More Horus Heresy stuff? How dull. They’ve already done that.”
Originally Posted by 75hastings69 “Oh no they haven’t”
Originally Posted by 75hastings69 “Think outside the box a little………. or maybe inside the box”
Originally Posted by BasetheRuin “As in think inside the brand new 30k starter box?
I’ll have to start saving money then!”
Originally Posted by 75hastings69
Hastings later suggested it might broaden over time to include more than just marines vs. marines.
Originally Posted by my_name_is_tudor “Personally I don’t think there’s any version of a 30K game that could get me particularly excited, given my assumption that it would focus on the good marines/bad marines bust up and not all the other interesting stuff the Galaxy has to offer…”
Originally Posted by 75hastings69 “well maybe not initially”
So, seems to be something afoot.  And with GW running out of armies to release new codexes for, and desperate to grow their revenue, plastic Sisters are a no-brainer after Harlequins.  And a new Horus Heresy plastics release makes total sense.  GW released all the 40K Codexes so fast, that they simply can't go bsck snd start redoing all of them.  So they need something to release.  After all, GW's new strategy is to release new books and models rapidly to make up for lower sales growth and new customer acquisition.  SO I am thinking these rumors are pretty solid, even if good guesses.

Loken

1 comments:

Stephen said...

I wonder if the HH rumours and Ad Mech rumours actually apply to one and the same thing.

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