Sunday, February 28, 2010

News: Forgeworld Newsletter 231


Hi all, time for another FW newsletter and this one is packed! The new Valkyrie heavy lift variant is pretty cool, although you would only use it with the Tauros. The new Ork Killbursta looks amazing as well! There is also some info regarding FW Open Day and the new catalog! Read on...

Hi There,
This newsletter we have three fantastic new releases for you; the Valkyrie Sky Talon Transporter as well as the Ork Kill Blasta and Kill Bursta. We can also reveal more details of the forthcoming Open Day along with two other events that we will be attending in the first few months of 2010.

Thanks,
Ead Brown

Valkyrie Sky Talon
Valkyrie Sky Talon
A heavy lifter variant of the Valkyrie airborne assault carrier, the Sky Talon can swiftly carry a Tauros Venator deep behind enemy lines for long-range operations. Its heavy-duty magnetic clamps allow a Tauros Venator to be deployed directly into a combat operation, allowing the assault vehicle to operate far longer without supply.

The Sky Talon is armed with a chin-mounted Heavy Bolter and the kit contains options for either wing-mounted Hellstrike missiles or multiple rocket pods, allowing the pilot to strafe a hot drop zone before deploying its cargo.This complete resin and plastic hybrid kit, designed by Will Hayes, uses sprues from the plastic Valkyrie.

You can view more pictures of the Sky Talon here, and it is available to order here for immediate release.
Full rules and background for the Sky Talon will be included in the forthcoming Imperial Armour 8.

Ork Kill Bursta and Kill Blasta ‘Eavy Tanks
Ork Kil BlastaThese two fearsome machines of destruction are variants on the Kill Krusha, nefarious brainchild of the Murda Meks of Tigrus. Both new kits come with a highly characterful Ork commander and Grot communication system, as well as additional turrets for even more dakka.
With typical Ork ingenuity, Mekboys often nail huge rams and bulldozer blades to the front of what are collectively known as Kill Tanks – all the better to crush and bludgeon the enemy as these brutal vehicles plough through even the heaviest fire.

These huge models are hulking, slab-sided armoured behemoths: each model is around 10’’ long, 5’’ wide, and 5’’ high – take a look at the picture galleries below to see these new Kill Tanks compared to other kits in the Warhammer 40,000 range.

The Kill Bursta mounts a huge-bore Kannon capable of destroying bunkers and siegeworks with ease – the calibre of its devastating shells are such that a single round has even been known to tear the leg from a scout-class Titan (although this could be as much down to luck than the skill of the tanks crew). More pictures of the Kill Bursta can be found here.

The Kill Blasta mounts an insane array of Shootas, Gatlers and rapid-firing Kannons, collectively called a Giga-Shoota. This arsenal of dakka is wired to fire at the same time, engulfing anything unlucky enough to be within range in a fury of shot and shell, leaving nothing but scorched earth and fragments of flesh and armour. More pictures of the Kill Blasta can be found here.

Both Kill Tanks are full resin kits designed by Darren Parwood, with crew sculpted by Mark Bedford, and are available to order here for immediate release.
Full rules and background for both the Kill Blasta and Kill Bursta will be included in the forthcoming Imperial Armour 8.

Forge World Open Day 2010
Remember, remember March 28th – the fourth annual Forge World Open Day. This great event will be held at Warhammer World here in Nottingham. Doors will open at 10am and the show will close at 4pm, and admission is completely free!
Our whole Studio design team will be showcasing lots of work-in-progress models and artwork, and you will be able to get your first look at proof copies of the forthcoming Imperial Armour Volume 8; Raid on Kastorel-Novem.

This year’s event will be the debut of a brand new Apocalypse participation game, featuring a Titan battlegroup squaring off against a deadly Ork Stompa mob, as well as other fantastic games.
The Open Day will also see the unveiling of our brand new Show-Only model for 2010 – more details will follow in future Newsletters, but for now all we can tell you is that it’s an incredible figure!

We are currently taking reservation orders for the Open Day. Our sales stand will carry a wide range of Forge World kits, but you also can place a reservation order. This is the best way of getting exactly what you want, as we will ensure your order is packaged up and waiting for you at the Reservation point on our stand – you will be able to collect it at any point across the day, which means that you can spend more time enjoying the rest of the show.

To place a reservation, just send an e-mail to forgeworldreservations@games-workshop.co.uk including your name and a list of everything you’d like to reserve, and title your e-mail ‘Open Day Reservation’. You can also place a reservation order by telephone – just call 0115 916 8177 if you live within the UK; 00 44 115 916 8177 from much of Europe or 011 44 916 8177 from the US and Canada.

Forge World Events News
Forge World will be attending Games Day France on April 18th at the Parc Floral de Paris, and Salute on April 24th at the Excel Centre in London – more details for each of these shows will follow on our Events pages.

We are now taking reservations for Games Day France – just send an e-mail to forgeworldreservations@games-workshop.co.uk including your name and a list of everything you’d like to reserve, and title your e-mail ‘Games Day France Reservation’. You can also place a reservation order by telephone – just call 0115 916 8177 if you live within the UK; 00 44 115 916 8177 from much of Europe or 011 44 916 8177 from the US and Canada.

New Catalogue
Our new 2010 catalogue is available now. If you would like a free copy of the Forge World 2010 catalogue, please send an e-mail with your name and full postal address to forgeworldcatreq@games-workshop.co.uk
Alternatively, you can request a catalogue by telephone. Just call 0115 916 8177 from the UK; 011 44 115 916 8177 from the United States or Canada; or 00 44 115 916 8177 from much of Europe, and our Customer Service team will be happy to take your details.

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