Having used foundation paints for the basecoat of the Ork Rokkits I then painted them with normal citadel colour.
It seems to work as advertised, which is nice.
Picture from my most recent game…
Here is the end of turn one of my most recent game of Warhammer 40000.
My Orks were facing a bundle of Tyranids and Genestealers and nasty pieces of work they are too.
Despite some overwhelming firepower, the Orks eventually lost to the sheer nastiness of the assaulting ‘nids.
I purchased a Forgeworld Epic Ruined Librarium some time ago, and despite undercoating it I hadn’t touched it for a while.
For some reason I decided to try and finish it. First stage following the black undercoat was to give it a heavy drybrush of Codex Grey.
This covered most of the model.
Next stage was to drybrush with a lighter gray, Fortress Grey.
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Welcome to Forge World`s 177th newsletter. This issue announces the release of several exciting new items that we`ve previewed over the past few weeks at shows we`ve attended and here in our newsletters, namely the much-anticipated Malcador Heavy tank, Etched Brass for the Renegade Militia and a new sheet of Transfers for the Death Korps of Krieg.
…But First A Thank You to Our Customers
As many of you will know, owing to the many events Forge World has attended over the last few months, both here and abroad and the popularity of our products, we`ve unfortunately had a few delays in getting orders to our customers as soon as we would like, and we`d like to thank you all for your patience with us during this period. The good news though is that thanks to fantastic labours of our warehouse staff we are back up to date and on top of things, and I’m happy to say order/dispatch times are now back to normal.
The Imperial Malcador Heavy Tank – Armoured Firepower!
Designed by Daren Parrwood, our new Malcador Heavy Tank has caused quite a stir since it was first previewed at our Forge World Open day in Nottingham back in April, and is now available for pre-order for release on the 2nd of July.
An ancient tank design perhaps even older than the Leman Russ, the Malcador is a huge, heavy and lumbering war machine intended to smash through enemy lines and batter through fortified defences with brute force. Designed to use its hull mounted demolisher cannon to deal with enemy tanks and bunkers, while its raised superstructure features no fewer than five heavy bolters giving all round arcs of fire to allow it to cut down swathes of enemy troops. This firepower is further added to by the addition of side-sponson weaponry, which may be either additional heavy bolters, heavy flamers or lascannon as needed. The Malcador is a mobile fortress, capable of raining down destruction on all sides and a powerful addition to any Imperial or Renegade force.
Although smaller than the Baneblade, the Malcador is still a super-heavy tank, and this superb model is a massive 200mm/8inches in length, you can see it compared to a Leman Russ here. A brand new design the tank kit features a range of weapon sponson options, trench rails and two alternate commander models, one for the Imperial Guard and the other for the Vraksian Renegade Militia.
The Malcador will be fully detailed in a forthcoming Imperial Armour book, but for now you can download experimental rules for the tank here and the model is usable in your games as part of a super-heavy vehicle detachment for both the Imperial Guard and the Vraksian Renegade Militia.
Renegade Etched Brass
Also fresh out for pre-order now for release on the 2nd of July is our new Renegade Militia Etched Brass, this fantastically detailed sheet is made up of thirty-four symbols of the Ruinous Powers in numerous shapes and styles, as well as twenty small corroded-looking numbering plates. They are ideal not only for adding detail to your Renegade Militia vehicles for the Siege of Vraks (and saving a lot of perilous free hand painting!), but are also great additions for any Chaos Marine or Lost and Damned force, and even as Warhammer Fantasy Battles Chaos banner and shield icons. You can pre-order this item here
Death Korps of Krieg Transfers
Another new addition is our new Transfer sheet for the Death Korps of Krieg. This large (A4 size) two colour (white and red) transfer sheet is a perfect way to individualize your Imperial Guard vehicles, troops, bunkers and terrain pieces, and while they have been made with our Death Korps in mind, they are perfectly usable with many other Imperial forces. You can find a picture of the new transfer sheets here. The sheets contain over 1000 symbols each, including numbered unit markings, Imperial Aquillas, mottos, shoulder pad insignia, battle group symbols, minefield warning signs, trench markings, and more. These transfer sheets are also available to pre-order now for release on the 2nd of July.
Willow Road, Lenton
Nottingham, NG7 2WS
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This is one of my conversions, an Ork with a Big Shoota. The Ork has had his Shoota extended with barrel of another Shoota to make a Big Shoota.
I started off with a black undercoat and then do all the metallic bitz with a drybrush of tin bitz and chainmail. I then do all the Ork skin with a dark green, usually Snot Green.
I then highlighted with Goblin Green before doing final highlights with a mixture of Goblin Green and Bleached Bone.
Still some way to go…
The Ork Kommando with Burna comes as two castings.
The actual model comprises four components, the main body, a backpack and the two arms, one of which has the actual burna.
Fitting the model together was relatively easy, the arms fitted well and there are only minimal gaps which need filling.
At the moment I am not sure whether to attach the backpack now or later.
Next stage will be using green stuff to fill the gaps.
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Hi folks, and welcome to the latest Forge World Newsletter. In today`s issue we`ll be taking a longer, closer look at two of our most recent releases, Imperial Armour Volume 5 – The Siege of Vraks Part 1 and our very popular 40K Trench System. Deeper inside the newsletter we`ll be sharing some preview pictures of imminent releases with you as well as news on other new projects Forge World is finishing off.
Games Day Baltimore, News & Final Call for Reservations!
In just a few short weeks, Forge World will make our annual trip to arguably the biggest and best Games Day in the USA, Games Day Baltimore on Saturday June 23rd. I will be running our usual huge sales area, crammed with thousands of Forge World models for you to buy and carry home on the day along with Sandy, Elliott, Tim, Steve and Jill.
If you do not want to wait in line, (and it can be a BIG line!), please think seriously about placing a reservation order.For details on how to place a reservation order, please just click here. The absolute latest that you can place a reservation order so that we can get it picked, packed and shipped over in time is June 7th.
As previously mentioned, Forge World Design Studio Manager Owen Branham will be coming as a special guest at the event. Owen will bring and display many new items that he and the guys that work with him in the Forge World Design Studio are working on, and he`ll also be able to answer any of your questions about Forge World models.
`Imperial Armour Volume 5 – The Siege of Vraks Part 1` – A Closer Look
IA5 is officially the fastest selling book that Forge World has released. We are sending so many copies out since it`s release that we`ve had to order in a larger van to collect the mail each day!
So why is this book so popular then? Without real mention of the superlatively detailed narrative, the many illustrations, maps and background information, this huge book contains two new Warhammer 40,000 army lists; the Death Korps of Krieg Siege Regiment army list and the Renegades and Heretics army list.
The Siege Regiment list is a specialised Imperial Guard army list, much like the Armoured Company or Drop Troops army lists, developed to give a whole new character and style of play to the Death Korps and the greater Imperial Guard as a whole.
The Renegades and Heretics army list creates a wholly new kind of Chaos force, one just beginning the fall to damnation and into the clutches of the Dark Gods. This is an army list that can stand toe-to-toe with many an Imperial Guard army in terms of numbers of troops and firepower that can be amassed, without any Daemons or possessed gobbling up huge amounts of points.
Over a third of this big 192 page book is dedicated to the story and narrative. You are led through the back-story and histories of the key players in this sorry tale, leading to the build-up of military forces and the inevitable titanic clash of millions of troops, artillery pieces and lumbering armoured vehicles upon the wasteland surface of Vraks Prime. Warwick`s narrative is detailed down to the level of individual troops, which I found gives a very realistic first-hand account of the bitter fighting and foul environment of the trenches and battlefields. The reader is kept aware of the `Big Picture` through the use of maps and strategic overviews of the campaign as the years of grinding warfare continue remorselessly.
Of course the forces of Krieg and the Vraksian Militia are not the only ones fighting on the plains of Vraks during the first years of the war. Perhaps responding to the reported appearance of Traitor Space Marines, almost half the Dark Angels Space Marine Chapter are lead into battle by Azreal, the Supreme Grand Master of the Chapter. The Dark Angels launch a furious assault against Vraks star port with the aim of destroying the renegades` ability to land more reinforcements. Whilst succeeding in this objective, the hoped for capture of the enemy they were truly seeking, the Alpha Legion warband of Arkos the Faithless, unfortunately did not go according to plan.
IA5 details the composition of the Dark Angels strike force lead by Azreal and shows many colour profiles and details of many Battle Brothers who fought during the Vraks deployment.
To show you that little bit more of this great book we have created another selection of page spreads. Just click here to take a look.
`Imperial Armour Volume 5 – The Siege of Vraks Part 1` is in stock at Forge World and is available to order via the Forge World online store today.
Second Glance – 40K Trench System
Since we showed the 40K Trench System in our last newsletter, we`ve had quite a few enquiries about it so we decided to re-visit this new scenery system and show you some more pictures.
One thing I forgot to include first time round was how big the trenches were! In the basic set you get three long straight sections that are each approximately 140mm/5.5inches long. The floor of the trench is a minimum of 40mm wide so big models like Space Marine Terminators and Tyranid Warriors will fit. Most human-sized models will be protected from enemy fire by the deep sides of the trenches, a good 40mm deep with the additional protection of ferrocrete crenulations above that!
Long, straight trenches are not a good idea. If the enemy manage to get into the trench then they can fire down the entire length. Far better to have short lengths of trench separated by corners, so the set includes three junction/corner sections. Any `blank` ends can be completed with the dedicated end sections, gun emplacements, bunkers, or just left with a dirt face to represent where excavation has stopped.
The Gun Emplacements have been designed to work with the pack of Trench System Heavy Weapons, but with a minute or two of simple converting I have no doubt that plastic Imperial Guard heavy weapons will fit. For that matter, I reckon that with very little work almost any medium sized heavy weapon could be fitted to these Gun Emplacements and to the heavy ferrocrete Trench Bunker to make a set of Cadian trenches, Ork dugouts or defences captured by the corrupting powers of Chaos.
The Trench Bunker could make a great command post but it does have mounts for three heavy weapons inside. I think that this would be perfect to represent a `dug-in` Imperial Guard heavy weapon squad…
To add character and depth to your trench system, the designers made various packs that can be added to your fortifications, such as Ladders, Firing Steps and Bridges which would allow your troops to `go over the top` more easily, packs of overhead Support Struts and Light Bars, as well as a pack of Imperial Guard Equipment.
I’m a big fan of the 40K Trench System and love how easy it is to make. See our simple `How To` guide here. All you need is two sheets of 25mm/1inch thick polystyrene and you are off! The entire 40K Trench System is in stock at Forge World and is available to order via the Forge World online store right now.
Conflict South – We`re Going! Are YOU?
This Sunday, June 3rd, Forge World will be down in London at Alexandra Palace for the fourth and final Conflict Regional Tournament. We`re filling a van with lots of our model kits which will be for sale all day and a great selection of our beautifully painted display models too. This is a great chance to see our newest releases and old favourites, take a closer look at the models you want to add to your collection next and ask Steve, Keith or Tris, the Forge World guys going along, any questions you may have.
New Models on the Horizon…
In the next number of weeks we`ll be able to release a whole lot of new model kits and accessories. In the newsletter today we’ll take a quick look at two of these.
The Malcador Heavy Tank has been spotted at a few Forge World shows and events already this Spring. To tell the truth there have been several different versions and variants on the design out there but this one is far more a `finished` model, even though we`re not showing you all the options and parts that come with the kit! This Malcador is bristling with firepower, no fewer than five Heavy Bolters in the raised superstructure, a Lascannon on either side in rather neat recessed sponsons and the huge snout of a Demolisher Cannon jutting out of the lower front hull. This is going to be quite a serious opponent to face on the battlefield!
I like the huge engine deck hanging way out the back of the Malcador, the visible road-wheels and that boxy superstructure. This is an ugly brute of a tank and I really like it! I look forward to showcasing it in greater detail in another Forge World Newsletter soon.
Renegade Militia Enforcers are an elite cadre of brutal strongmen loyal to the renegade Cardinal Xaphan on Vraks. They oversee the rank and file hordes of Renegade Militia troops fighting in his name, but those that fail in their duty, or waver in their devotion to their foul leader face summary execution at the hands of the Enforcers…
This is just one of several Enforcer models that will be released in the next number of weeks, all armed with a variety of nasty, jagged close combat weapons and pistols. The demonic faced helmets are just great and make a perfect contrast to the soft looking gas-masks of the Renegade Militia they will `encourage` into battle!
And there`s more….
Renegade Militia forces will soon be able to mark their vehicles, fortifications and troops with our newest set of etched brass icons and symbols. That`s so new even I haven`t seen it yet!
Not to be outdone, Death Korps of Krieg regiments will soon be able to get their gauntleted hands on a huge new sheet of water-slide transfers.
The skies of Aeronautica Imperialis games will become even more dangerous places in the weeks to come as we continue to make new models to fill the spaces in the book. Not only that, but I have seen the most enormous Chaos bomber down on one of the designer`s desks, so we can expect news and pictures of new aircraft and models to reach the newsletter soon!
Willow Road, Lenton
Nottingham, NG7 2WS
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