Monday, 8 April 2013

Forgeworld Open Day - part 2

Now that its all done and dusted people are getting home and posting further information about the day. Some interesting stuff coming out of the wood-work including Imperial Fists being in book 3 of the Horus Heresy! Happy happy joy joy.

Here is a compilation:

Horus Heresy

Simon Egans informed me that Fulgrim is 'nearly finished, I just have some work to do on the cloak as I am not happy with it.' also said he was going straight home to work on him.
Apparently Fulgrim will be finished over the next few days and sent to get the moulds made this week. Fulgrim will be the next Primarch to be released in his opinion. He believes it will be previewed at the Horus Heresy weekender in May (exciting!!!). The next Primarch he is starting is Ferrus Manus...not entirely sure why.

This sounds like there is other Primarchs ready or near ready besides Fulgrim. Horus? Mortarion? Working of Ferrus next leads me to believe that the next book is almost ready to be relaeased.

Alan Bligh said that the Isvaan massacre will be divided into 2 books. The hope is that book 2: Massacre will be available for Games Day UK. It will feature 4 legions (this is the standard being set) - Night Lords, Salamanders, Iron Hands and Word Bearers. Book 3: (i think was called extermination.) will be released around Christmas or start of new year. 4 legions - Iron Warriors, Raven Guard, Alpha Legion and Imperial Fists. I was surprised about the inclusion of Imperial Fists however Alan explained its because the book will also include The Battle of Phall. This will be predominantly set on mortalis boards.

So from this we establish that each book will have four legions featured in them, and that we can expect two more books this year! Nice to see some loyalist legions in the mix but I am most excited about Imperial Fists! Can't wait to see Rogal Dorn in the flesh (resin). Not surprising they integrated them into the series with the Battle of Phall. FW have mentioned to me previously they where struggling to find a place to integrate them in as the only major conflict for them was Battle for Terra. I wonder if they will also feature in a Mars book vs the Dark Mechanicum.

Book 2: Massacre
Alan Bligh says this will hopefully be released at Games Day UK. It is being written at the same time as Book 3. The 4 legions in this book are:
Night Lords
Word Bearers
Iron Hands

Book 3: Extermination
Alan Bligh says this will be released around Christmas or early next year. The 4 legions are:
Alpha Legion
Raven Guard
Iron Warriors
Imperial Fists.

Warlord Titan
William Hayes stated that 'a Warlord Titan would only be slightly bigger than a Reaver, however it would be much more bulky!' After questioning Forge World on facebook last week, Drake was told will was not working on Titans at the current time. 

Alan Bligh stated that everything will get rules and a model eventually. 

Fantasy Stuff

Absolutely brilliant sneak peeks for many of the upcoming Fantasy models!

The Merwyrm that we’ve all seen in this months White Dwarf is now finished, cast up, and apparently ready for release in the next 6 weeks. The model looks fantastic, and seems to be swimming or crawling over a shipwreck! Expect to see lots of these in Golden Demon submerged in clear resin!

The Dread Maw is one of the last few monsters to be done from Monstrous Arcanum. It’s burrowing up out of the ground, and the mouth has hundreds of tiny teeth inside.

The Troll Mother is very WIP, but I got to speak to the sculptor Trish Carden, who told me we can expect to see a net full of the Mother’s victims on her back, ready to feed to her children. The model is huge, with enourmous grotesque sagging tits and lanky hair. Should be a great model when finished.

The other model ready for release with the new Black Fire Pass book is the Gobba Squig. Also seen in WIP version in White Dwarf, he’s now complete and absolutely fantastic.

I was also informed that Warhammer Forge ARE hoping/planning to produce a Necrofex Collossus AND Khemrian Titan, but are currently in the stages of producing block models and figuring out whether the finances and resources are available to produce what will inevitably be enourmous, expensive minis. Hopefully it will go ahead!

Blackfire Pass Book is aparently on hold as everyone is working on the Horus Heresy stuff. 

Missing stuff from Warhammer World

All Dark Eldar
Eldar (all aspects)
Some Ultramarines
40k Daemons (but not greater daemons, furies  and some old metal kits)

Missing Daemons but not Greater Daemons/Furies? Can only mean photgraphy for rumoured wave of Plastic GD's etc... Eldar expected, and Tyranids/Orks are in the rumour mill, but Dark Eldar? WD battlereport maybe? Thats alot of minatures missing at any rate...

High elves

Lizardmen and High Elves we know about, but Dwarfs? Maybe a WD Battlereport

From "Fall of Orpheus"


Necrons have received a full new army list named Dark Harvest Legions of the Maynarkh

New warlords trait table for Necrons:

1 = +1 or -1 to reserves
2 = Warlord survives game +1vp
3 = Must issue and accept challenges +1vp for every enemy character killed in a challenge
4 = Whilst within 3" of objective warlord and unit get to re roll re animation rolls
5 = Can give a single ranged weapon +1 strength each turn
6 = Warlord gains the crusader USR

Warlord table for Death Korps
1 = The warlord and all DK's units within 12" add +1" to their charge roll
2 = Whilst warlord is alive select a single unit within 6" of them in the shooting phase that has the ordnance special rule the weapon counts as twin linked this turn
3 = Warlord and unit within 3" of Obj gain Fearless and FNP 6+
4 = Can auto put night fighting on in first turn
5 = Warlord and any DK's unit within 6" gain prefered enemy infantry when in the enenmy deployment zone
6 = Nominate a single piece of terrain in enemy deployment zone the cover save is lowered by 1

2 new named chracters 
New versions of existing units IE Royal court of maynarkh 

Yes flayed ones are troops and can have flensing scarabs which gives them shred

Tesseract Ark
12 armour all round 
Heavy Support choice 
3 fire options
Solar Fire Rg 48" Str 7 Ap 2 Heavy 3 Blast
Particle Hurricane Template St 3 Ap 3 Fleshbane
Seismic Lash Rg 24" Str 5 Ap 4, Heavy 1 Quake, Armourbane, Ground Lash (hits in a thin line like the death ray)
When weapon destroyed occurs on a 4+ the ark is destroyed and all models within 6" suffer strength 6 ap - hits. Also str 6 from an exploded result.

150 pts for 3 jump infantry 
armed void blade and cutting beam rg 12" Str 6 Ap 2 Assault 1 Melta
Can be a fast attack choice in necron list

Toughness 5 Wounds 3
Also fearless and stealth

Tomb Stalkers are elite now as the new Tomb Sentinel is in the fast attack slot.
its 195pts 
T7 beastie with 4 wounds
Fearless, Rampage, War Construct and Phase Tunneling
Armed with and Exile Cannon
Rg 12" Str X AP - Heavy 1 Blast
The number of models hit under the template have to take a strength test or be removed no saves allowed. It is random which models are hit. 
Phase tunnelling gives Fleet, Deep Strike, Outflank and Hit & Run (interestingly its I 4 no doubt so it can use this ability as most cron stuff is I 2)
War Construct makes them immune to Fleshbane and Poisoned rules.
Optional upgrade Sepulchral Scarabs means it gains it will not die!

Charnal Lychguard
225 pts for 5
Warscythe armed
Have Rage and Fear
Soldiers of the bloody court: Only 1 unit per Overlord in the Army
Can add flensing scarabs giving them shred
Can exchange warscythe for shield and sword like normal lychguard

The Gauss Pylon (Apoc) is mostly the same.
One change: 
Flux Arc used to be heavy D6 to all enemy units in range.
Now it seems to be 2D6 to one unit only!

And for the big finale, what you've been all waiting for:
Necron Tomb Citadel
300 pnt fortification for 40K!!!
The two big buildings are both AV14 and each penetrate results into a D6 (5+ destroys it)

has both Eternity Gate and Scarab Hive (check Codex! Scarab Hive is broken when you roll a 1)
docked Monolith or Sentry Pylon fire with STR+1
If destroyed, the docked machine takes STR10AP2.

Power Crucible:
Units, Crucible and Ziggurat on the Citadel have 3++
All RP-rolls of 1 can be rerolled on the Citadel.

Comms Relay for 20
Up to two Tesla Destructors or Gauss Exterminators with Skyfire/Interceptor for 65 or 100 each.

Minotaurs get a new vet Seargeant Hamath Kraatos 60pts
Replaces a devastator seargeant
Armed with a heavy bolter which can be fired normally or with the following profile:
Rg 48" Str 6 Ap 3 Heavy 1, Sniper
Signum: one model in the unit can count as having BS 5.
He also has prefered enemy

Rules for Necron Realm of Battle Board (Fortification)

Bomber 225pts
12 armour all round + quantum shielding like the teseract armour 14 Awesome!
4 HP  (yikes Av 14 fliers...) 
Five death sphere bombs Large blast Str 10 Ap 1, Blind and Pinning
Heavy Support choice

New Necron Lord Kutlakh The World Killer 220pts
Kutlakh Stats
5,4,5,5,3,2,4,10 2+
He has a Staff of Light and The Obsidax 
The obsidax is a close combat weapon with the following profile:
Str as User (5) Ap 2, Instant Death, Specialist Weapon.

He also has the splinter of madness...
He must declare a challenge...
Before the challenge takes place both combatants roll a d6 and add their leadership If Kutlakh's total score is greater than that of his opponents, his opponent suffers a reduction to their weapon skill for this assault phase equal to the difference. Opponents reduced to 0 cannot fight this phase.

New Necron Units from Forgeworld:
For Necrons we have:
Kutlakh the World Killer
Toholk the Blinded
Canoptek Tomb Sentinel
Tesseract Ark
Sentry Pylon
Nightshroud Bomber
Necron Tomb Citadel


Damocles 75 pts
Can be used with as an HQ choice Space Marines, DA, BA, SW and BT
Can bring in orbital bombardment once per game Str 10 AP 1 Large Blast, Barrage.
Teleport Beacon units arriving from deep strike within 12" do not scatter

Command Vox Relay
Allows player to add or subtract 1 from all reserve rolls

Dread is called Hecaton Aiakos
225 pts 
Can be added previous minotaurs list or used in codex space marines as an elite choice.

FA 13 S 12 I5 rest as normal
HP 3

Plasma cannon
Special Rules
Augmented Atomantic Shielding
4+ invulnerable vs shooting attacks, 5+ inv in close combat in addtion add +2" to the radious of explosion results

He is venerable


Instead of making normal cc attacks he can chose to make a groundstrike attack at I1. It automatically inflicts 1 hit against each enemy unit engaged with Aiakos for each model in that unit in base contact with Aiakos model. So for example, if Aiakos is in base contact with three models from an enemy unit, the unit suffers 3 hits and so on.

Str 6 Ap4 Melee, Strikedown.

Thanks to
Dan Helan/Russ Veal/John Kerr/Ben Curry and all the other guys updating on Twitter
Tail of Painters
Faeit 212
Tail of Four Geeks

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