It would seem that a few photographs I took at GamesDay UK in October have recently being the source of a few rumours about Forgeworld, that even in the latest FW newsletter, they give out some more information.
The pages from my website which started it all cover the Elysian Drop Troops and the Imperial Armour Volume 3 – Taros Campaign.
The forum posts on Portent which exacerbated it can be found here. Update: Portent is no longer available
This quote from the FW newsletter which kinda confirms it…
We’ve noticed that there have been all sorts of rumours on the internet about the Elysian Drop Troops we’re working on and we thought we might put some of you out there out of your misery with a few facts about what we’re planning.
Okay, Forge World is going to release a whole range of Elysian Drop Troops early in 2005. The troops are made completely of resin and have been sculpted by the famous Simon Egan.
Will Hayes has made all the weapons for the range, the lasgun he has turned into an amazing bull-pup style carbine which will also be available to the troops in a variant with a built in grenade launcher and also a bipod equipped sniper version. I really like the new mortar Will has made which features a drum magazine!
The Elysians are being made in lots of parts to allow an almost limitless variety of poses. Separate heads, bodies, legs, arms and equipment will make for lots of modelling fun.
In my opinion, the Elysians are right up there at the cutting edge of 40K design. These are among some of the finest models Forge World has made, so far! You’ll just have to wait a little while longer until we can show you photos of the finished models, but it will be worth the wait.
Imperial Armour Volume 3 – Taros Campaign should be released in April or May, and the Drop Troops in the next three months.
According to Rick Priestly (who is probably the best source on these kind of things), there will be an historical version of Warmaster to be released by Warhammer Historical Wargames.
Ah well Ed fortunately I still have the old old job to go back to – but as of last week I have been officially on holiday or, to put it another way, finishing off the historical version of Warmaster for Warhammer Historical Wargames.
This is Forgeworld’s Grey Knights’ Thunderhawk.
I am not a great fan of the Thunderhawk, I always think the Space Marines could do better… with a more stylish transport craft.
If I was to get a transport for my Daemonhunters army I think it would have to be a Valkyrie.