Friday, April 30, 2010
Today I would like to share a little project I've been working on - making an armored car for my Imperial Guard! Why? Aside from the new Forgeworld Tauros there really are no wheeled vehicles in 40K unless you count Space Marine bikes. Having recently gotten into Flames of War I have become a fan of the various scout and recon vehicles for the armies in that game. I'm roughly modeling this after a mix between Puma and a Greyhound armored cars. After rummaging around in the bits box I settled on a spare Leman Russ hull top as the base for the model. From there it was off to the forge to see if I could turn it into a worthy vehicle. This is the state of the vehicle after about 3 hours of work. I decided this armored car would pack a bit of anti-infantry punch and put a spare punisher cannon in the hull. Imagine this thing camouflaged and suddenly opening up with this beast of a Gatling gun! This thing is also going to have quite a bit of communications equipment to represent it spying on enemy communications and relaying it back to friendly forces. The next major step will be to add the wheels and work on detailng the hull sides and adding various little bits here and there. Once it's finished I will write up a Datasheet for it for use in Apocalypse. Check back soon for a finished product. Comments welcome!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
|Get advance orders with Free Shipping – Ends Sunday 2nd May |
April has been a hectic month with the rise of the Undead heroes, the launch of our new paint set and the release of Mantic's first monster miniature – the Elf Lord on Battle Dragon. This weekend sees May's pre-orders go up on the website and, handily, it's just before Free Shipping ends!Mantic Paint Set, Assembly Kit and of course, the Mantic Journal. By using the FREEDELWW code in the checkout area, you could be getting your hands on the new Elven Palace Guard, Undead Wraiths and perhaps the most stunning miniature we've done yet – the Vampire Lord on Pegasus, all with Free Shipping.Malak's Legion of Death and Tydarion's Dragon Host, are also available with Free Shipping. That's a massive chunk of plastic (over 100 Figures in fact!) and metal delivered free to your door – what better way to do it?
Remember: Free Shipping ends Sunday 2nd May – don't miss it.
We know a lot of you have ordered Malak's Legion of Death and you should all now have received the first part of your order – 2 Warhosts and the Death Kings Cabal, giving you a huge load of figures to sink you teeth into and get painting.
We're working hard on the Revenant Knights to make sure that they are simply the best Undead Cavalry set you'll have seen – thank you for you patience with us, and the second part of the set is only around the corner!
The Free Ghoul has been immensely popular, so much so that the demand has been overwhelming.
Everyone in the UK and Europe should now have had there Ghouls posted out to them, and we're just getting started sending out the free Sprues to the US, Australia and the Rest of World. Thank you for your patience – your free miniatures will be with you soon!
Mantic are proud to announce that the Kings of War range is now in a number of HobbyCraft stores across the UK!
Found in Chester, Gateshead, Havant, Stockport and Milton Keynes, to Maidstone, Northampton and of course Nottingham, the Mantic range of Elves and Undead – and soon to be Dwarfs, are now in store. Click here for the full story.
Mantic Games has taken it's 500th web-order! We'd like to thank everyone for their support and for sticking with – and joining – Mantic Games. Congratulations to Andrew, we're doubling your order for free.
We ran a draw at the Triples event in Sheffield where, if you signed up to our newsletter, you'd win a warhost of your choice. Congratulations to Tony Carrasco who won himself an Undead Warhost.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
In the meantime I have played two games with the loyal followers of our beloved Emperor and so far am perfect with them. What I am doing today will be a short report on the waxing my Guard gave to the foul followers of chaos that belong to the same friend for whom I am painting the Kahrn. We agreed to play a small 1000 point game at my home on the kitchen table and with the help of our local gaming store and our good friend Chris Lacross (you may know him as slick from this very website) we had a well putogether battlefield of green felt and beautiful terrain.
I palyed a very standard infantry based list the played a three man heavybolter team and an infantry platoon with lascannons in two squads. I also played a veterans squad with a lascannon, five rattlings and a leman russ battle tank. Command and platoon HQ's were both tricked out a little with power weapons and plasma pistols and a full squad of ten stormtroopers with a grenade launcher and flamer.
My poor misguided apponent feilded three squards of chaos marines in rhino's, and a demon prince (someone please tell him his demon prince needs wings and it is not over the top in the cheese department). He aslo played a squad of three marine bikers with two meltaguns.
I really thought I was in for a beating as historically I have been a terrible player as it pertains to rolling dice. This can be the bane of even the best tactical players at any given time. Dice will flat betray you to the end just like a certain ring did to Isildur in LOTR. With all this in mind we began our game.
We rolled the sieze the objective game with a full five objectives and the dawn of war deployment. I won the roll for firat turn and elected to go first and see if I could get lucky with some in the dark shots in order to slow his advance into my gun lines. As it turns out (even after my second game) my dice seem to like the guard and I was able to see all three of his rhino's on turn one with my many lascannons and imobilised one, destroyed one and crew stunned the third. The detroyed rhino also killed two passengers. My rattlings managed one wound on the demon prince as well.
His first turn included disembarking from the imobile rhino and the destroyed rhino moving those squads forward on foot with no shooting in the changing light of the early morning. He elected to stay inside the stunned rhino and hope for a less impactful shooting phase for me on the next turn. The demon prince made a move and a run in the shooting phase, and his bikers elected to make a 24 inch move to be in position to wreak havock the next turn.
As the sun began to rise on the second turn my guns were aimed and ready to do some damage. My second turn was much the same as the first with the leman russ battlecannon wiping out the remaining marines from the already shrunken squad. Iturned the stormtroopers attentionto the bikers and killed one of them. The rattlings put a second wound on the demon prince and my infantry platoons missed entirely and destroyed a second rhino respectfully. At the end of my turn two I was in solid control of three of the objectives and feeling pretty good about the whole situation.
Dan's turn two was decidedly better than his turn one. He walked forward with the squad left in the middle of the board do to my heavybolter team not being able to see on turn one and not being able to hit the broad side of a barn on turn two and quikly cut them down to one base in the shooting phase. His remaining two bikers killed two stormtroopers with bolter and melta fire, while the demon prince slogged along ever so slowly and rolled a mear two on his run dice to again be a nonfactor a second turn in a row. (wings Dan, wings) The remaing rhino held its ground near the objective farthest away from my lines to prtect what was his only asset at the time. At this point we have the beginning of the firat assault phase in this game and I cringe a little on the inside at the thought of my guard in hand to hand fights against his fowl space marines. As it turns out I only needed to be half as scared as I was. His marine squad killed the last of the heavybolter teams and advanced toward one of my infantry platoons. The bikers on the other hand were not nearly as fortunate, they killed one of my stormtroopers and were promptly wiped from the board as they avenged there fallen comrade in a flurry of chainsword slashes. Dans turn ended and again I was feeling pretty good about the status of my possition with three objectives firmly in my control.
My turn three saw the end of the marine squad that charged the heavybolter team the turn before as well as the felling of the demon prince by the rattlings (love those guys) And the succesion of the game to superior firepower by my apponent who was at a loss for dealing with so many guns and my hot dice (wierd for me I know). All in all I am very pleased with the way the army is shaping up and look forward to some larger games in the near future. Thursday this week I am playing 1500 points with our resident pro, Carlos Fernandez and am looking forward to the challenge of playing one of the best players in our area. Grey Knights are a tough game and one made tougher when being played by him.
Untill next time, keep the dice roling and share our hobby with someone every chance you get.
Your friend: The Fiberglass Demon
Monday, April 26, 2010
|Last Chance Show Specials, they end Midnight 24th April! |
Salute is fast approaching and we're going all out in making it the best event we've done to date. We'' have three-ups of the new race, free Mantic points and much more...
We've put together some special show deals just for Salute to celebrate this huge event – but we know not everyone can get there sp we've made them available to everyone, anywhere, postfree!!
These include both Elf and Undead armies, but are only available until Midnight 24th April (GMT). They're in limited quantity, include 15 Mantic Points, and each army contains a complete King's Hero set totally free of charge (and free postage too!)!
The army deals also contain two pre-release items, namely the Elf Lord on Battledragon and the Vampire Lord on Pegasus, as well as a massive core of over 100 plastic miniatures to add to your existing collection or to create a new one – either way, it'll put you well on the way to collecting that massive army we all dream of.
There are also a number of smaller bundle deals - so there is something to suit every budget!
But please remember, the show deals finish at the end of Salute, and we're running free shipping across the website on all ranges until 30th April with the FREEDELWW code. Make sure you check out the store here, you wouldn't want to want to miss it!
Come and see us
Hopefully we'll see many of you at the Excel Centre, where just maybe we'll have something special to show you...
Coming soon for May
Mantic's release schedule never lets up and nothing shows that off better than looking at what will be available for pre-order in the next week or so...
For more info on iupcoming releases, keep popping along to the blog, the forum, or our facebook page.
The clubs scheme running in the UK was massively successfully and we sent out a huge number of Discount Cards. It's now approaching that time when these codes finally run out, so if you're a club, or attend one that has one of our cards, get in quick, you've only until the 30th April to make use of it!
The Events Diary has now been updated – not only will be at Salute, but also Partizan, Marauder Games and Falkirk!
If there's a show you'd like us to be at, drop us an email and we'll see if we can get there to see you.
|In this issue: North American News and Events|
North American News and Events
Below is a selection of events and activities across North America. Go to the Community & Events section of our website to find more events in your area.
|Games Day 2010 Club Events Clubs from across North America have gathered together to run fantastic events at Games Day! AND you can bring your own models/armies to many of the events. Make sure you check the details/rules for the specifics of what you can bring. Remember, Games Day tickets are only available online and won’t be sold at the door!|
|May Hobby Center EventsAt all North American Hobby Centers, May events include the first round of the North American Hobby Center Warhammer 40,000 Tournament on May 22nd and 23rd. Over the next 3 months we will be running a Warhammer 40,000 Tournament in all of North American Hobby Centers. You will be required to play one game a month on a particular weekend to take part. Also check out the upcoming Birthday Celebrations in May with a variety of limited edition items available only at these events such as water bottles, key chains, pens, and posters. Find out all the details online!|
|May Hobby Center Grand OpeningCelebrate the founding of your new Hobby Center with a weekend full of gaming, activities, and limited edition merchandise on May 8th-9th at Langstaff Square in Vaughan, ON and St. Thomas in Owings Mills, MD!|
|Memphis Bunker Reopening May 15th!Join us on May 15th to celebrate the reopening of our HQ Memphis Battle Bunker! There will be limited items for sale as well as raffles and prizes. You don't want to miss this event!|
|2010-2011 Tournament CircuitThe Tournament Circuit has kicked off and the competition is intense to earn an early spot for the Vegas finals. Here are the events for next few months: Astronomi-Con Toronto in Toronto, ON (May 1st-2nd), Capital City Carnage in Austin, TX (May 1st-2nd), The Alamo Warhammer 40,000 GT in San Antonio, TX (May 22nd-23rd), Bolter Beach in Sarasota, FL (June 4th-6th), Patriot Games in Fayetteville, AR (June 5th-6th), WizCon Conflict in Philadelphia, PA (June11th-13th), Astronomi-Con Dallas in Richardson, TX (June 19th-20th), ConQuest Invasion in Los Angeles, CA (June 26th-27th), The 14th Black Crusade in Calgary, AB (June 26th-27th), Quake City Rumble in San Fransisco, CA (June 11th-13th). Dates may change – check website regularly and contact tournament organizers for details.|
|Independent RetailersThere are currently over more than 1,000 Independent Retailers across the country that carry Games Workshop products and that number is increasing every month. Find out what events are going on and which new stores are now carrying Games Workshop product. You can always use the Store Finder online to locate a store near you.|
|The Academy Program Want to learn more about assembling your models, painting, or building an army? Join the Games Workshop Academy Program! Learn Figure Assembly, Priming, and Safety, Painting and Basing, Gaming and Basic Tactics, and How to Build an Army. This also makes the perfect gift for your friend who is new to the hobby or any of your loved ones such as your niece, nephew, father, or wife.|
|Games Workshop North American Sales Careers We are currently looking for enthusiastic people to fill the roles for Trade Sales Management and Store Managers. Check our Career Site for details of our current open positions in North America.|
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
In this Newsletter we have a great selection of eagerly-anticipated Ork, Space Wolves and Tau releases, first showcased at the Forge World Open Day. We also have some news about the upcoming Games Day France, for which we are making our final preparations.
Ork Kustom Stompa
There are some Mek Bosses who are well-supplied enough to be able to kustom-build a Stompa as a bespoke project for a particularly wealthy Warboss, extra spikes, additional weapons and ornate bosspoles are common additions. The weapon arms usually seen on these war machines are replaced with energy weapons capable of tossing huge tanks across the battlefield with devastating results, or giant rippa klaws to rend enemy war machines apart at close quarters - all the better to claim the choicest scrap for future projekts.
The Meks also delight in diverting the power of the Stompas roaring engines into enormous and unpredictable force beam generators, built into the head of this gigantic idol to Gork (or possibly Mork). Such devastating power can tear even the mighty Titans of the Adeptus Mechanicus asunder in a storm of energy, and regardless of design are commonly known as the Gaze of Mork (or possibly Gork). Some firepower-obsessed Meks even replace the internal transport capacity of a Stompa with a huge-bore Kannon, usually called a Belly Gun in typical Orky fashion. The unstable gait of the war machine makes such a weapon even more inaccurate, but this is seen as a suitable trade for the overwhelming noise of the gun and the size of the explosions made by its gargantuan shells.
These monstrous resin upgrade kits for the plastic Stompa, designed by Stuart Williamson, allow you to add a wide variety of weapon options to the plastic Stompa kit. The resin conversion kits are available to order here for dispatch during the week commencing April 26th, and can also be purchased as a complete resin and plastic kit:
The Complete Ork Stompa contains the Head, Klaw and Lifta-Droppa arms, and a plastic Stompa kit. The forthcoming Imperial Armour 8: Raid on Kastorel-Novem will feature technical information, background and full rules for a Kustom Stompa.
Tau XV-9-01 with Fusion Cascades
The first of our XV-9 variants, this advanced Battlesuit, designed by Daren Parrwood, mounts cutting-edge fusion gun variants that can be used with the high-tech systems of the XV-9, and the Fusion Cascade engulfs its target in powerful melta energy. It fires in bursts, meaning that despite each charge being less powerful than an Imperial equivalent, it can overwhelm its target through weight of fire.
Tau XV-9-04 with Phased Ion Guns
The XV-9-04 wields Phased Ion Guns - these experimental weapons seek to develop the rapid-firing technology of the Cyclic Ion blaster and vehicle mounted Ion Cannon into a stable battlesuit system. The long accelerators of the Phased Ion Gun allow the pilot to engage the enemy at range with a storm of projectiles that react explosively on an atomic level, decimating heavily armoured infantry and vehicles.
Tau Shas'o R'alai and Drones
The Shas'vre assigned to pilot the XV-9 Battlesuit armour are combat veterans, each a survivor of the deadliest battles against the Greater Good's most savage foes. The Fire Caste of Ke'lshan has mastered the use of the XV-9, and within this cadre of solemn and determined warriors Shas'o R'alai is a paragon amongst veterans; his skills have been rewarded with the most advanced weapons and equipment produced by the Earth Caste.
Full rules and background for the XV-9, XV-9-01 and XV-9-04 can be found in Imperial Armour Apocalypse II. Full rules and background for Shas'o R'alai will be available to download from the Forge World website in the coming months.
All three of these resin kits, designed by Daren Parrwood, are available to order here for dispatch during the week commencing April 26th.
Space Wolves Transfer Sheet
This A4 colour transfer sheet contains a huge range of decals that can be used to add variety to your Space Wolves infantry and vehicles - roughly 400 individual transfers are supplied on the sheet. Each of the twelve Great Companies of the Chapter are represented, many for the first time, and the sheet also allows you to identify all types of Space Marine vehicles as belonging to Grey Hunter, Blood Claw or Long Fang packs. You can order this fantastic transfer sheet here, and you can also see examples of how you can use these decals on your Space Wolves infantry and vehicles.
Games Day France 2010
Sunday April 18th sees Forge World attending Games Day France at the Parc Floral de Paris. Our Sales stand will be stocked with a wide selection of the entire Forge World range, including the new release kits mentioned in this Newsletter.
Will Hayes and Simon Egan from our Studio design team will be in attendance to answer your questions about sculpting and modelling, as well as offering a sneak peek of forthcoming Forge World releases.
You will be able to look through final proof copies of Imperial Armour 8: Raid on Kastorel-Novem as well, and as an exclusive offer to Games Day customers, we will be taking pre-orders for this fantastic new book in advance of general release.
As always, we will award the Forge World Best in Show trophy as part of the Golden Daemon awards ceremony - the Forge World model we judge to be the finest entry into the competition will receive this accolade.
Forge World Events News - Salute 2010 and Forthcoming Shows
Forge World will be attending Salute on April 24th at the Excel Centre in London - more details for this show can be found here.
We are now taking reservations for Salute - 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 "Salute Reservation". We must receive Salute reservations by April 19th.
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.
|In this issue: New Warhammer 40,000 miniatures & scenery|
Warhammer 40,000 Scenery
The Warhammer 40,000 scenery range has been steadily growing over the last few years, but the Space Marine statue included in the new Honoured Imperium set has to be one of the most striking pieces yet.
|Honoured ImperiumThe Honoured Imperium is an all-new collection of characterful Warhammer 40,000 scenery that includes a foreboding 6-inch high Space Marine statue, a broken Aquila and a section of ruined building.|
|Scenery Painting PackGet your scenery ready for the rigours of war with this set, which contains a huge tub of brown paint, a large brush and a veritable sack of static grass.|
|The Shrine of the AquilaThe Shrine of the Aquila is a mighty piece of terrain that stands over 10 inches tall. Add this regal set to your scenery collection.|
|Imperial BastionBastions are completely modular – add a single Bastion to your defences or combine multiple sets and create your very own planetary fortress!|
|Urban Barricades and WallsThis set is a great way to add some extra cover to your battlefield, and perfectly compliments any other Warhammer 40,000 scenery set.|