Scythed Hierodule

Scythed Hierodule

This is the Forge World Barbed Scythed at Warhammer World.

The Hierodule is a type of Tyranid Bio-Titan, but stands smaller than its more massive cousin the Hierophant. This class of bioform is brought into action only against the most determined defences. Hierodules are immense creatures, towering over the battlefield and bristling with spines, claws, tendrils and apocalyptic bio-weapons.

It is armed with four huge razor-sharp claws, each capable of slicing clean through a battle tank, and heavily protected by chitin plates, in places up to 30 centimetres thick. A Hierodule is far larger than a Carnifex, a monstrous-killing machine even by Tyranid standards.

Tyranid Barbed Hierodule

Barbed Hierodule

This is the Forge World Barbed Hierodule at Warhammer World.

The Hierodule is a type of Tyranid Bio-Titan, but stands smaller than its more massive cousin the Hierophant. This class of bioform is brought into action only against the most determined defences. Hierodules are immense creatures, towering over the battlefield and bristling with spines, claws, tendrils and apocalyptic bio-weapons.

Barbed Hierodule

The Barbed Hierodule (Uncus hierodule domitor), is a mutation of the Scythed Hierodule  it, has just two scythe-like claws but now has two massive Bio-cannons. The acidic symbiote creature was gone, and the Hierodule’s frontal chitinous armour plates had grown and thickened for extra protection.

Ork Gunwagon

I’ve always liked the Ork Gunwagon, which was one of the first Forge World models that was released and was one of the first that I purchased. After a while Forge World started releasing them with bigger more powerful weapons.

This is a Forge World Gunwagon with Big Shoota

Ork Gunwagon

Another Forge World Ork Gunwagon, this one is armed with Big Zzappa

Ork Gunwagon

From the Display Cabinets at GamesDay.

Space Marine Sokar Pattern Stormbird

The Stormbird Gunship is an armoured versatile craft that combines the role of dropship, armoured transport and strike craft.

This is from an old White Dwarf and shows how Games Workshop back then thought the Stormbird looked like.

Back in 2011 I posted one gamer’s interpretation of that pencil drawing of a Stormbird. This was a huge model.

Over the weekend Forge World showed pictures at the Horus Heresy event of their version of the Stormbird.

Space Marine Sokar Pattern Stormbird

Looking very similar to the Thunderhawk, that has been out for years, however as you can see it has a much larger hull, big enough to carry a whole Rhino. There are extra engines and looks like bigger wings.

Space Marine Sokar Pattern Stormbird

Personally I would have preferred to see soemthing more akin to the original concept of the Stormbird rather than something less like the Thunderhawk.