Monday, August 9, 2010

News: Forgeworld Newsletter #244


Hello all, Slick here. The latest Forgeworld newsletter is out and there is some more Marine goodness on the way to complement the Caestus Assault Ram and MKIII armor sets - now there will be MKIV armor available! The Ferrox pattern bolters are also pretty nice! Maybe FW will make every type of armor available now :)

"Hi There,
In this Newsletter we have even more Space Marine releases for you, hot on the heels of those proudly unveiled in our last Newsletter. We’ve also got an FAQ on our recent Renegades and Heretics army list update, and finally we have an exclusive titbit of news about what we’ll be showing off at Games Day Baltimore on August 21st.

Read on to find out more!

Thanks,
Ead Brown

Space Marine Infantry Upgrade Sets Available to Pre-Order Now:


MkIV ‘Maximus’ Armour Set
Mk III Iron Armour
Leading this weeks’ batch of Space Marine releases is the impressive MkIV ‘Maximus’ Armour Set, available to pre-order now. This intricately sculpted full resin kit, designed by Will Hayes and Phil Stutcinskas, provides enough parts to build 5 Space Marines in MkIV ‘Maximus’ Armour, including two different sets of legs, shoulder pads, arms, torsos and helmets.

This pattern of power armour was developed towards the end of the Great Crusade, using advanced technologies recovered by Astartes forces from scattered Forge Worlds across the Imperium. Despite being intended as the pinnacle of power armour technology, and containing many advanced systems, MkIV armour remains a valued rarity among most Chapters.

You can see the components of this resin kit here, along with a photo gallery showing examples of how these brilliant parts can be combined with other Forge World resin accessories such as our Bolter sets and Special Weapon packs.

The MkIV ‘Maximus’ Armour can be pre-ordered now for despatch in the week commencing August 23rd.

Umbra Ferrox Pattern Bolter Pack
Umbra Pattern BoltersLike the Umbra Pattern Bolter Pack, the Umbra Ferrox bolter variant was mass-produced by Chapter Techmarines in order to ensure a continuous supply of arms and munitions during the dark days of the Horus Heresy. The Ferrox-pattern weapon exchanges the sickle clip for a box magazine, allowing for a greater ammunition capacity. The weapon features an inbuilt long-range gun-sight, incorporating additional Target Reciprocator Systems that mesh with the Autosenses of power armour.
These detailed weapons are perfect for converting Sternguard Veteran Squads, their larger magazines representing the capacity to choose between the various special ammunition types detailed in Codex: Space Marines.

Click here to see the parts and accessories supplied in this pack. The Umbra Ferrox Bolter Pack, designed by Will Hayes and Phil Stutcinskas, contains 10 detailed weapons and optional combat blades, and can be pre-ordered now for despatch in the week commencing August 23rd.

All these fantastic new releases, in addition to the Caestus Assault Ram, MkIII ‘Iron’ Armour, Umbra Pattern Bolters and Special Weapons, are available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing August 23rd."

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