More images of the new Chaos Space Marine Heldrake at GamesDay 2012.
First few images are now starting to appear…
Here is a new Land Raider “Typhon” variant from Forge World with what looks like multiple plasma cannons.
Update: identified as Cerebus variant.
The final big reveal from Forge World for Games Day 2012 was the first of a series of Primarch models, Primarch Angron.
The most bloody-handed and savage of the Emperor’s gene-forged sons is the Primarch Angron, whose legendary reputation in battle has earned him the title of The Undefeated amongst his brothers. Cast in his youth upon a world of brutal oppression, he was enslaved and surgically mutilated to become a gladiator in its games of death, eventually becoming the undefeated lord of the red sands, a killer without peer.
When he rebelled against his brutal overlords, the Emperor saved Angron from certain death alongside his loyal followers, an act Angron has never forgiven the Emperor for. It is little surprise then that when his brother Primarch Horus turned against the Emperor that Angron was quick to side with the traitorous Warmaster; his only true master though was ever his rage and bloodlust.
Not a great fan of chaos anyway and that’s a very big base!
If you had a love for the Epic super heavy tanks from the Space Marine era (ie before Epic 40K) then you will love the new Fellblade Super Heavy Tank from Forge World.
Based upon the same STC data as the Baneblade and Deathhammer super-heavy tanks, which are a mainstay of the vast brigades of the Imperial Army, the Fellblade is a more advanced variant that first saw widespread service with the Legiones Astartes in the last decades of the Great Crusade.
It is most noted for its use of Mechanicum atomantic arc-reactor technology and a reinforced metaplas alloy chassis superior even to that of the Baneblade, alongside an advanced accelerator cannon as its primary armament. These systems are all fruits of Dark Age technologies rediscovered and restored to humanity shortly before the nightmare of the Great Heresy.
I do quite like this model and certainly reminds me of the early days of Warhammer 40K. It would certainly fit in with the other retro models that Forge World have produced.
Now wondering what else Forge World will show off before the big Games Day event on Sunday. Alas I can’t make the event this year, confused my dates and didn’t get a ticket in time. Maybe next year…
Oh, by the way, anyone know what the Deathhammer super heavy tank is?
In a galaxy beset by war, Imperial architecture is by necessity brutal and fortified. Should the Alien, the Traitor or the Heretic attempt to assault an Imperial world, more often than not it is the great cities of humanity that become battlegrounds; open plazas turning into killing grounds while shattered hab-blocks and ruined Administratum complexes become garrisoned redoubts. The humble tools of civilian infrastructure are transformed into key objectives, with generatorum waypoints becoming vital sources of power and sewer networks being pressed into service as guerrilla highways and concealed ambush points
Forge World scenery designer Blake Spence has been hard at work over the past few months creating four modular Realm of Battle Cityscape tiles. Each is light weight and durable thanks to the hollow resin method we use, and each 2′ x 2′ (610 mm x 610 mm) tile is a blank canvas which is fully compatible with your plastic Citadel scenery.
The Shattered Plaza, Generatorum Sector, Primus Sector and Concourse Sector will each be on sale in limited numbers for the first time at UK Games Day, in advance of their scheduled release.
At £75 each it would mean about £450 for a 6′ x 4′ table which is a fair whack of cash for scenery. I guess you could get away with four (or fewer) if you already have the plastic Realm of Battle. I do like these and are what the original plastic tiles should have been like (in my opinion).
I see from the Forge World previews for GamesDay 2012 that they are going to be releasing a new tank based on the original Land Raider.
The Typhon Heavy Siege Tank was named after the ‘Great Beast’ of Ancient Terran myth, this immense siege tank was developed by the Mechanicum alongside the Spartan, with which it shares a basic chassis design.
The Typhon’s primary armament is the massive Dreadhammer cannon, and was created in response to a request from the Primarch Peturabo, master of the Iron Warriors. He demanded a Legiones Astartes war engine that could rival the great batteries of the Imperial Crusade Army in firepower, but manoeuvre and deploy at the speed of a Space Marine force.
Very nice looking tank.