Thursday, September 24, 2009

News: Forgeworld Newsletter #221

The FW newsletters just keep pouring in. Here is the latest:

Hi There,
Games Day UK is at last upon us and so I have our last preview newsletter for you, featuring some exciting last minute additions to our line up of models in the shape of two daemon engines and a brand new Tau battlesuit! We hope to see many of you on the day, and we`ll have a few more surprises for you on our studio stand as well.

Alan Bligh

The Plague Hulk of Nurgle
A lurching, rotting monstrosity that befouls and taints the very ground it walks on, the Plague Hulk is a daemon engine sacred to Nurgle, the Chaos God of Decay and corruption. Designed by Sean Green and Phil Stutcinskas, this huge, nightmarish fusion of bloated daemon-thing and Chaos Defiler is redolent with the marks of decay and corrosion as you can see Here. It will make a fantastically characterful addition to any army devoted to the Plague God, not to mention a great painting project in its own right thanks to the model’s lavish (if unpleasant!) detail.

The Plague Hulk of Nurgle is a hybrid kit using resin components and elements from the plastic Chaos Defiler kit and sold as a complete model.

We should have a limited supply of this model available at Games Day UK, and the model will go on general release later in the year.

You can find experimental rules for the Plague Hulk Here

Blood Slaughterer of Khorne with Impaler
A variant of our previously released Blood Slaughterer of Khorne, featuring a fantastically detailed and savage looking barbed harpoon launcher arm and a new head which you can see Here, this model has been designed by Phil Stutcinskas and Simon Egan. Using its Impaler, this murderous war machine is able to harpoon its enemies and drag them into range of its slashing claws, ensuring that none can escape the wrath of the Blood God’s armies.

We should have a limited supply of this model available at Games Day UK, and the model will go on general release later in the year.

Rules for the Blood Slaughterer with Impaler can be found in Imperial Armour Volume Seven, The Siege of Vraks Part Three

Games Day UK 09
Forge World will be in attendance in force at Games Day UK. You can look forward to meeting our whole design and studio team. Well also have lots of display models including a Chaos Reaver Titan painted by the inimitable Phil Stutcinskas, terrain boards including a fantastic new Ork wrecking yard, previews of two forthcoming books and previously unseen new models!

Keep an eye on our updated Games day UK webpage, which you can find Here for more information and previews.

Unfortunately it`s too late to place a reservation order for the show if you have not already done so, but as always we will have our huge sales stand at the event with a massive range of stock. This will include our events only models such as the Mounted Death Korps of Krieg Commissar, Reaver Titan Princeps, Imperial Thunderbolt Pilot, Ork Squadron Kommander, and the last few Renegade Ogyrn with Death Korps Victim, as well as brand new releases in limited numbers, not to mention our new Weathering Powders.

The latest Forge World catalogue supplement is also available to download Here, featuring some of our latest releases, including some of the new models we will have available at the show.

Tau XV-9 ‘Hazard’ Close Support Armour
New for the Tau is the XV-9 ‘Hazard’ Close Support Armour, an original battlesuit design intended to act as a powerful counter-attack unit and mobile weapons platform. A recent addition to the Tau arsenal created in response to heavy losses incurred during the bloodiest phases of the Third Sphere Expansion, the XV-9 is one of the most complex and advanced combat systems the Tau have ever put into wide production, requiring a veteran’s skills to master in combat in service of the greater good. Designed by Daren Parrwood, the XV-9 is larger than a standard crisis suit as you can see Here and looks sleekly lethal. This first version comes equipped with two twin-linked burst cannon.

We should have a limited supply of this model available at Games Day UK, and the model will go on general release later in the year.

Preliminary experimental rules for the Tau XV-9 can be found Here

Another imperssive first glimpse at future releases, and gasp!, they're not just more variations on Imperial Guard tanks and alternate turrets etc. In other words, there are some xenos releases coming! Chaos is getting a hefty dose of new stuff, and even the Tau are seeing a new battlesuit, which looks pretty impressive in my opinion. It will be interesting to see when and how new Tau stuff will feature in upcoming issues of Imperial Armor. Your thoughts?
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