40K Scale Deathstrike Missile Launcher

One of the nice models from the Epic 40,000 era was the Deathstrike Missile Launcher.

Epic Deathstrike Missile Launcher
Epic Deathstrike Missile Launcher

This one shot super weapon was often at the heart of many an Imperial Guard Artillery Battery. This model is from Simon’s collection.

Yes I know this is the Epic model and the blog post title says 40K scale, well it is rumoured that we may be seeing a 40K scale model of the Deathstrike Missile Launcher.

Back in August when I originally posted this photograph I wrote then:

Unlike a lot of Imperial Guard Epic vehicles this one has never been made into a 40K version by Forge World, though this has not stopped others from scratch-building their own.

With Apocalypse I wonder if we will now see a Forge World version?

Well according to Bells of Lost Souls aggregation of various Imperial Guard rumours there will be rules (and thus possibly a model) in the forthcoming Imperial Guard Codex.

Deathstrike Missile Launcher

12 12 10 Tank.

Deathstrike Missile: 1 only. 12″-960″ S10 AP1 Heavy Artillery, Blast (radius 1D3+3″).

Special Rules:

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.

Certainly looks nasty.

Plastic Shadowsword (for real)

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.

Plastic Shadowsword (for real)

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.

Plastic Stompa and New Apocalypse

Having written before about the plastic Stompa, from another source I have got further  confirmation that there will be a plastic Ork Stompa and it will cost £60.

This same source did not deny the Plastic Shadowsword either.

One new thing from them was that when these models are released in April, there will also be the release of a revised version of Apocalypse.

Plastic Shadowsword

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.

There will be a plastic Stompa, and then something else….

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.