So I have it on good advice that we can expect Book 3 of the Horus Heresy and the third part to the Istvaan Trilogy within the next 3-4 months.
Book 3: Part 2 of Istvaan V and the battle of Phall will cover the remaining stages of the Dropsite Massacre, and the battle between Imperial Fist and the Iron Warriors in the Phall system
Book 3 will cover the following Legions:
As well as having a sprinkling of Adeptus Mechanicum including the likes of the Myrmidon Destroyers and a new vehicle...
On the Warhammer Forge front we will also see the release of the previously seen K'daai Destroyer alongside the Dread Saurian shortly. Both are ready for moulds to be made and await an opening in the production cycle process.
On the down side Warhammer Forge has been officially shelved for the near future, and all staff are working on Horus Heresy models. The book covering the Battle for Black Fire Pass is also shelved.
This is a huge shame as there was much potential for Warhammer Forge to introduce some fringe armies that are often in the background fluff, such as their popular Legion of Azgorh. This all has a lot to do with sales, and it makes sense from a business perspective where Forgeworld are obviously making far more money selling Horus Heresy kits. It does however go against their earlier statements that the Horus Heresy would not impact Warhammer Forge at all.
It is interesting to note the predominant focus of the alternative miniature industry is Fantasy models where as the 3rd party parts industry is Scifi