Cannot be fired on Turn 1. Each turn roll a D6, weapon can be fired on a 6. Modifiers: +1 per turn, -1 for each crew stunned or weapon destroyed results sustained. Can always be fired on the roll of a natural 6.
Any weapon destoyed results received are ignored, the only effect they have is to delay the launch.
Hits on vehicles in the area of the Deathstrike Missile are not calculated at half strength but at S10.
A few weeks ago back in October I said that Games Workshop would release a plastic Shadowsword. There was some scepticism on places such as Warseer, however I was happy that I had a good source.
Well in the new German White Dwarf they have a picture of the new plastic Shadowsword.
The article also says
Even though we associate the Apocalypse with the end of all things, for Warhammer 40.000 that is far from the truth – March will see plenty of new Apocalypse releases, among them a brand new super heavy tank. That is correct, the Shadowsword shown above is not a Forgeworld model, but a new plastic kit! And the best thing about it: this is only one out of six superheavy variants, that you can build with parts from the box!
There we go, so as the same source mentioned a plastic Stompa, then I know we’re going to see that too.
As I exclusively announced on this blog a couple of weeks back, there is going to be a plastic Shadowsword released by Games Workshop, probably in March or April next year as part of an Apocalypse release (there will also be an Ork Stompa).
Since I wrote that blog entry, others across various forums have added further details and confirmation that there will be a plastic Shadowsword. There are also a couple of mentions that the kit will include other BaneBlade variants including the Stormlord transport which was seen in the Apocalypse Reload supplement.
Today from a reliable source I got confirmation that there will be a plastic Ork Stompa and it will cost £60.
It will be released in the early part of 2009, maybe part of the January Ork release, maybe a little later as part of the Apocalypse releases.
It was originally suppose to be released for Apocalypse, however due to some design problems which led to production issues it had to back to the drawing board and be almost redesigned again from scratch as the production model with the original design was flawed.
However we have already seen lots of rumours about plastic Stompaz.
I also managed to glean another piece of information from my source.
There will be a plastic Shadowsword, yup you heard it here first, there will be a plastic Shadowsword and it will cost £60.