Sunday, November 28, 2010

News: Incoming! Blood Angels

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Hello all, Slick here. GW's latest newsletter is all about my favorite army - Blood Angels! Here we have a mention of upcoming releases for February, 2011. This will be the Stormraven and the plastic Furioso. Love it or hate it, the Stormraven is going to be a nice piece of kit in general and it will be nice to actually have the model instead of using proxies or any of the dozens of different kitbashes out there.

The Games Workshop Newsletter 21.11.2010
In this issue: Descent of Angels...

Incoming! Blood Angels

The Blood Angels are one of the most popular Space Marine Chapters. They fought at the Emperor's side during the earliest days of the Imperium as one of the original Legions. Ten thousand years later, and one of the longest-running Chapters, they are still shaped by the deeds of their Primarch Sanguinius. Few Space Marine Chapters are as prolific and loyal in their defence of the Imperium as the Blood Angels, though a flaw in their gene seed makes them susceptible to the Black Rage and the Red Thirst - all-consuming curses that turn them savage and blood-thirsty in battle...

In February 2011, the Blood Angels will receive more reinforcements, including never-before-seen models - visit the website tomorrow for more information from the Studio in their Incoming! article. If you want to start massing your own Angelic Host, or are looking to bolster your troops, then here are some essential items to prepare for the new arrivals in February.

Codex: Blood Angels Codex: Blood Angels

Codex: Blood Angels contains all the rules you need to field a Blood Angels army, and provides excellent information on the Chapter's iconic and in-depth background, artwork, as well as featuring an 'Eavy Metal showcase.

Death Company Death Company

Members of the Death Company are unparalleled short-ranged combatants, and are impervious to wounds that may kill another Space Marine. This box set includes backpacks and jump packs featuring Blood Angels iconography, giving you plenty of extras to use on your other Blood Angels miniatures.

Sanguinary Guard Sanguinary Guard

The Sanguinary Guard are Fearless Veteran Blood Angels, elites who uphold the values of their Primarch like no other. Armed with the Descent of Angels special rule they can drop right into the heart of the enemy force. Complete with winged jump packs, death masks and a variety of power weapons they make a stunning centrepiece for any Blood Angels force.

Baal Predator Baal Predator

The Baal Predator is a specialised variant of the Predator battle tank, with a potent combination of close-support weaponry, including the options of turret-mounted twin-linked assault cannon and turret-mounted flamestorm cannon. Being a Fast Vehicle and able to Scout makes this tank a formidable opponent. Two of them are a serious threat. Three will create a nightmare.

The Blood Angels Omnibus The Blood Angels Omnibus

Immerse yourself in this gripping Blood Angels series, written by New York Times bestselling author James Swallow. This omnibus of the novels Deus Encarmine and Deus Sanguinius tells epic stories of heroism, corruption and betrayal at the very heart of the Chapter, and provides excellent inspiration for developing your army.

Imperial Guard: Vendetta Squad

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Hello all, Slick here. Today I have my finished Vendettas to share. These two complete my 'air force' for the Guard (for now) :)

The conversion kits were simple, easy to assemble and look the part. These two have already accounted for scores of dead Chaos marine vehicles :)

Eventually, I will need to put some detail work on the bases, for now I decided to just leave them plain.

The next addition for air-power to my Guard army will likely be a Thunderbolt for Apocalypse games.

Comments welcome!

Monday, November 22, 2010

News: Forgeworld Newsletter #255

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Hello all, Slick here. The latest Forgeworld newsletter is out and the Land Raider Achilles which everyone saw preview pics of from GD UK is now available for pre-order! This is one badass Land Raider variant, featuring a Thunderfire Cannon in the hull! The MKIV Ironclad Dreadnaught is also available for pre-order. Read on below:

"Hi There,

This week’s Newsletter brings you a fresh wave of Space Marine kits to pre-order, along with two more A4 Transfer Sheets packed with vehicle and infantry decals and a reminder of our Christmas shipping deadlines and opening times.

Thanks, Ead Brown

Land Raider Achilles Available to Pre-Order Now
Land Raider AchillesThe first of our new wave of Space Marine releases is the devastatingly powerful Land Raider Achilles. This resin and plastic hybrid kit, designed by Stuart Williamson, boasts sponson-mounted twin Multi-Meltas and a hull-mounted Thunderfire Cannon. A line-breaker beyond compare, the Land Raider Achilles’ firepower is capable of forcing a breach in even the strongest defences at the tip of an armoured assault.

Originating in the closing years of the Great Crusade, the Achilles is perhaps the rarest and most venerable Land Raider variant still used on the battlefields of the 41st Millenium. It was originally created by the Imperial Fists Legion in response to a dire xenos threat now lost to the mists of history, and fittingly rare outside the noble Imperial Fists, their successors and the Ordo Reductor of the Adeptus Mechanus. The Achilles is perhaps most vaunted for its legendary durability - each stage of the hull’s construction incorporates layer upon layer of ancient electromagnetic algorithms and ferromantic incantations. This arcane lore is etched into the very structure of the Land Raider Achilles at a molecular level, and is one the most secret and ancient rites of the Cult Mechanicus.

The Land Raider Achilles is a complete resin and plastic kit, and is available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing December 6th, and is included in the Space Marine Siege Assault Vanguard army list in the forthcoming Imperial Armour Volume 10: The Badab War Part II. As an exclusive extra, we have prised the rules for the Achilles from Alan Bligh’s grasp and they are available to download for free here.

Forge World MkIV Ironclad Dreadnought and Arms Available to Pre-Order Now
Mk IV Ironclad DreadnoughtThe latest addition to our range of MkIV Dreadnoughts is the siege specialist MkIV Ironclad Dreadnought, MkIV Hurricane Bolter, MkIV Seismic Hammer and MkIV Chainfist. These full resin kits, designed by Phil Stutcinskas, afford Space Marine players the complete range of Codex options for the Ironclad Dreadnought. Heavily augmented and outfitted for siege assault and ship boarding actions, the Ironclad Dreadnought sacrifices versatility and long-range firepower for even greater armoured defence and dedicated siege weaponry such as the Seismic Hammer and Chainfist, designed to pulverise the toughest bastion or armoured bulkhead into twisted wreckage. The fearsome short-ranged firepower of a Hurricane Bolter is often used to augment the Ironclad’s firepower, allowing the ancient hero within the sarcophagus to saturate breached defences with a deadly storm of bolter shells. The MkIV Ironclad Dreadnought is a full resin kit that comes complete with Hunter Killer Missiles and Frag Assault Launchers, furthering the Ironclad’s potent weaponry, as well as additional armour plates to fit the resin MkIV Hurricane Bolter, MkIV Seismic Hammer and MkIV Chainfist and our other MkIV Dreadnought arms. Each of these detailed kits is available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing December 6th.

New Space Marine Transfer Sheets Available to Pre-Order Now
dark Angels TransfersForge World’s Paul Rudge has been hard at work of late, busily working away on two additions to our range of transfer sheets – an A4 Dark Angels transfer sheet and an A4 Space Marine Markings decal sheet.

Each sheet is crammed with a huge array of squad badges suitable for shoulder pads, jump packs and vehicles. There are also unit designations and unique details such as Dark Angel maxims and names, along with standard and variant vehicle designations for all types of Space Marine squad insignia.

Each of the new transfer sheets is also available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing December 6th."

Imperial Guard: Wyvern Armored Car

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Hello all, Slick here. Here are some pics of the finished armored car. I've decided to call it a Wyvern. I will put up a datasheet soon with some trial rules. Comments welcome!

News: GW Newsletter

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Hello all, Slick here. GW's latest newsletter features several of the upcoming Dark Eldar releases as well as two fantastic new terrain pieces for Fantasy. The two towers for Fantasy are pretty nice pieces, especially the large and modular tower. There are definitely plenty of conversion opportunities available here.

The Games Workshop Newsletter 19.11.2010
In this issue: New Dark Eldar models & Warhammer scenery are released this weekend.

This weekend, the second wave of new Dark Eldar miniatures is unleashed, and here are the essential new releases available to buy now. Don't forget to visit to see the range in full, or head down to your local Hobby Centre to join in with this weekend's Dark Eldar activities.

Ravager Ravager

The Ravager box set contains 157-piecies including darklances, disintegrator cannons, and a selection of aethersail configurations and prow designs. This vehicle is excellent for ambushing and destroying enemy tanks in a single, devastating pass.

Hellions Hellions

Hellions are savage airborne terrors. Within each box set are five multi-part plastic figures, featuring three variations of skyboard, ten different heads, five different bodies, and all of the weapon options as listed in Codex: Dark Eldar.

Urien Rakarth Urien Rakarth

The Master Haemonculus, Urien Rakarth, has long since mastered the dark arts of the flesh. His ichor gauntlet wounds enemies on a 3+, inflicting instant death - he is exactly what you need in order to dispose of enemy HQ.

Mandrakes Mandrakes

Mandrakes exist both in reality and a cursed otherworld. The new box set includes five finely-detailed metal miniatures with three variations. Because of their unsurpassed stealth, Mandrakes are ideal for ambushing your enemy units.

New Warhammer Scenery

This weekend, two new pieces of scenery adorn the battlefields of Warhammer. These epic structures will make impressive centrepieces, and can be used with a variety of rules and scenarios that will enhance your games of Warhammer.

Witchfate Tor, Tower of Sorcery Witchfate Tor, Tower of Sorcery

Sculpted by Dave Andrews, Witchfate Tor, Tower of Sorcery stands four floors high. With rooms in which to place your models, ledges, battlements, a secret door, it is a remarkably detailed building. Add this resplendent structure to your gaming table.

Dreadstone Blight Dreadstone Blight

Dreadstone Blight is a ruined tower, which acts as a ruined structure for your battlefield. The base features the Wheel of Magic, while the walls and floors can slot into numerous decayed configurations. Order Dreadstone Blight today.

News: GW Newsletter - Monster Figure Case etc

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Hello all, Slick here. GW is releasing a Monster Figure Case (see below). In my opinion this is really too little too late from GW. It is a hard shell case like their other cases. However, it is only big enough to hold a single Stompa or similar sized figure. Battle Foam is just simply a better solution for transporting your large models. For GW's price you could easily have 2-3 trays of Battle Foam. Let's say you're attending a big Apocalypse game and you want to bring your 5 Stompas. Are you really going to buy a separate (expensive) case for all of them and likely have to take multiple trips from the car to the store just to carry them in?

The Games Workshop Newsletter 12.11.2010
In this issue: Monster models? What you need is...

This week we have been looking at all things big on Big battles, big tables and, best of all, big models. If you happen to have some big models, or are looking to add some to your collection this year, then we also have the perfect new release... the Monster Figure Case.

Monster Figure Case Monster Figure Case

Launching this weekend, the Monster Figure Case is the deepest carry case we have ever made. It is ideal for transporting your largest models, such as Ork Stompas or lots of smaller ones like Space Marine Drop Pods. It's the perfect gift for every hobbyist, so buy this today or even add it to your Gift List.

Apocalypse Week Apocalypse Week

All this week on What's New Today we've been looking at Apocalyptic games of Warhammer 40,000. We spoke to Jervis Johnson, Phil Kelly, the team at Warhammer World, showed some of the biggest armies and we ended by showing an epic 20,000 point battle. Don't miss out on what has been a truly Apocalyptic few days - check out the full week here.

Win a Virtual Gift Voucher Win a Virtual Gift Voucher

To be in with a chance of winning a Virtual Gift Voucher, all you have to do is send your Gift List to your friends and family, and then send it to In January we will pick 12 gift lists at random and send the owner a Virtual Gift Voucher worth £50 /US $90 / Aus $150 (or the equivalent value of a Space Marine Battleforce in your local currency).Click here for full details.

News: Mantic Newsletter - Revenant Cavalry

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Hello all, Slick here. Mantic's latest newsletter is out and there are some new minis coming for the Undead! Check out the Revenant cavalry below!

Mantic Games Newsletter
Plastic-Resin Revenant Cavalry!

There has been a lot of buzz about our Fantastic Revenant Knight miniatures ever since they were first seen as a metal product. From the beginning there have been rumours, and even a few hints from us here at Mantic, that if the Revenant Knights proved popular we would make them in plastic.

Well the day has finally come, we can officially announce that we are releasing Plastic-Resin Revenant Knights! And for those of you who just can’t wait, you can pre-order them here!

What is Resin-Plastic?

It is a material that sits half way between the normal plastic we use, and resin. We like the amazing detail it gives on the figures. On the site you will get to see a full unit of 10 Revenant Knights painted – and they look fantastic. You glue the models together with regular super glue (not plastic glue), and there isn’t any actual resin in the product – it just looks and feels quite similar. There is much more detail on the blog, and photos on the site.

So, tell us about the price…

We’ll that is really one of the great things – we are able to offer 10 Undead Revenant Knights for the same price as 5 metal ones!! So now you get twice the models (so double the death!) for the same price as before (and we like to think our limited edition metal ones were already considerably cheaper than the market generally - you know who I mean ;)

These models obviously work in the new Kings of War fantasy battle wargame, but they are also seem to be proving to very popular in Undead armies for certain other fantasy wargames!

We are releasing 2 sets, firstly the standard Undead Revenant Cavalry Set, which contains 10 highly detailed plastic/resin figures all for only £25/€30/$45.

The second set on offer is a special web deal, only available from our website. The Undead Revenant Cavalry Horde contains 20 highly detailed plastic/resin figures, and additional metal troop bits to replace the second command set you get, if you feel like fielding a truly massive 20-man Cavalry Horde! You get all of this for only £50/€60/$90. Also as a very special offer, all Undead Revenant Cavalry Hordes will include a FREE Mantic Messenger Bag!

To celebrate we have decided to run a competition over the weekend to offer you guys a chance to win a regiment of Revenant Cavalry. To win please tell us how many different components there are in the new Undead Revenant Cavalry Set (not the number of models or total number of pieces, just the individual sculpts).

(Hint: If you go onto the product page for the new box set here, there are images showing you all the different components.)

All you have to do to enter is fill in our Revenant Cavalry Competition Form to give yourself a chance to win!

All correct answers will be entered into our prize draw on Wednesday the 17th of November 2010, where one lucky entrant will win a completely FREE Undead Revenant Cavalry Set!

Ho Ho Ho - Christmas Comes Early!

As part of the build up to the Christmas period, we here at Mantic have decided to include a FREE pair of Mantic Clippers worth £5/€8/$10 with all orders over £25/€30/$45!

So, place your order in and get yourself a brand new pair of clippers to replace those tatty old ones you've had for ages!!

New November Releases - Coming Very Soon!

Continuing the momentum that has been generated by Mhorgoth's Revenge Fantasy Battle-set hitting the shelves, last month sees the release of a two brand new sets for the Dwarfs, and two brand new sets for the Undead.

For the Dwarves we have:

The Dwarf Army Set containing no fewer than 85 plastic miniatures, which will begin shipping immediately and is available to pre-order today!

The second Dwarf release for this month is the fantastic new Shieldbreakers. These are available in both a 10-man troop and 20-man (with Command) regiment sets.

For the Undead we have:

The Liche King is finally up for pre-order! As a special offer, available off our website, you can pick up the Liche King as an individual model here!

In addition you can also pick up the Liche King as part of a box-set, which not only includes this fantastic metal sculpt, but also includes 10 plastic Revenants. Pre-order yours now!

The second big Undead release is our Skeleton Archers. This set contains enough parts to make 10 skeletons in varying poses, plus you get 10 metal coversion parts to create your archer unit.

Gamescon Leicester 2010

Gamescon is a convention in Leicester being held this weekend on Sunday. Chris Palmer:

Our resident event representative, will be there with a large Mantic Stand. He will be running demo games, showing off some of our display miniatures and generally answering any questions you guys have.

The event is being held at Leicester Race Course, and is set to be a great day. The first floor is full of trade stands, there will be all sorts on display. Then the second floor is going to be dedicated to tournaments. So it really does look like there is something for everyone.

For more details please visit the Gamescon Website.

Titans: Knight Paladin

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Hello all, Slick here with some updated pics of my finished Knight Paladin. This was a fun kit to work on and I'm eager to see how it performs in our next Apocalypse game. Comments welcome!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

News: Stormraven Spotted?

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Hey all, Slick here. Came across a pic of what seems to be the actual Stormraven. The pics belongs to GKTerminator on Photobucket. If this is the actual Stormraven, I'll take 3 please :) What are your thoughts on this kit? This looks better than all the various Valkyrie kitbashes out there imho.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

News: Spartan Games - Dystopian Wars Preview

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Hello all, Slick here. Spartan Games has some more previews for Dystopian Wars up on their site:

This game just seems to keep looking better and better with each preview! Let's the game lives up to the awesome minis.

News: Mantic Newsletter

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Hello all, Slick here again. Mantic's latest brings us several new releases for November including some excellent deals on the starter set and starter forces and some new minis as well!

Mantic Games Newsletter

New November Releases - Coming Very Soon!

Continuing the momentum that has been generated by Mhorgoth's Revenge Fantasy Battle-set hitting the shelves, last month sees the release of a two brand new sets for the Dwarfs, and two brand new sets for the Undead.

Standing alongside the Battle-set are our fantastically great valued Army Sets and, with the Undead Army Set already on the shelves and available to order from our website, the Dwarf Army Set containing no fewer than 85 plastic miniatures will begin shipping on the 15th November and is available to pre-order today!

The Dwarf Army Set presents a great way of getting the rules if you know which army it is you want to collect. Containing 40 Ironclad Warriors, 30 Ironwatch, 2 Ironbelcher Cannon/Organ Gun kits and 15 Shieldbreakers, not only does this set contain our newest and yet-to-be-released plastic kit, but it also forms a solid foundation of any Dwarven contingent.

This great army set can be yours for only £45/€55/$75!

The second Dwarf release for this month is the fantastic new Shieldbreakers:

These are a new plastic kit designed to let you build units of Dwarfs with two handed weapons. In game terms these guys are your hammer unit to the Ironclads anvil, able to dish out a lot of damage with their Crushing Strength special rule – they also make a fine unit to paint up as well! The Shieldbreakers are be available in both a 10-man troop and 20-man (with Command) regiment sets.

The Dwarf Shieldbreakers will begin shipping on the 26th November but, if you want to get these fantastic new figures earlier, the Dwarf Army Set is definitely the way to go!

The Liche King is finally up for pre-order! We know has been a long awaited release, and there are now two ways to get your hands on him.
Painted by Chris Straw

As a special offer, only available if you buy off our website, you can pick up the Liche King as an individual model for only £7.50/€10/$13.50. All you have to do is go here!

In addition you can also pick up the Liche King as part of a box-set, which not only includes this fantastic metal sculpt, but also includes 10 plastic Revenants. This set is only £14.95/€20/$24.99. Pre-order yours now!

The second big Undead release is our Skeleton Archers:

Painted by Golem Painting Studio

Again these figures have been eagerly anticipated, well the wait is very nearly over, you can pre-order your own Undead Skeleton Archers here!

For only £14.95/€20/$24.99 you get the contents of a full Undead Skeleton Troop Box-set, which is enough parts to make 10 skeletons in varying poses, plus you get 10 metal coversion parts to create your archer unit.

Both of these sets are advance orders, they will start shipping out from the 26th of November 2010.

Mantic Games: Rankings Competiton - Winners!

For the last 3 months Rankings HQ have been running a competition in the UK Fantasy Rankings where the top generals in the three armies of the Kings of War range (Vampire Counts, Dwarfs and High Elves) will each receive an army deal of their choice. The competition concluded on the 31st of October 2010.

The rules of the competition were that the highest ranked player holding the Best General icons of (Vampire Counts, Dwarfs & High Elves) would get to choose the army deal of their choice between the three options. The 2nd highest ranked player from these three would then choose from the remaining two army deals and the 3rd highest ranked player would receive the remaining army.

The three army deals are amazing value and make for fantastic prizes.

Baldr's Armoured Battalion contains over 140 plastic infantry including Dwarf Ironclads, Dwarf Ironwatch and 4 Ironbelcher Cannon/Organ Kits. Also included in this set are 10 metal Dwarf Berserkers and one Dwarf hero set - the Dwarf High King's Counsel, containing four metal heroes including a Dwarf King, Standard Bearer, Warsmith and a Berserker hero absolutely free of charge!. The battalion retails for just £99/€124.95/$179.99.

Lord Eldrin's Personal Guard is a comprehensive elf army that contains over 120 plastic figures, and the Elf Kings Court - four metal Elf hero figures, absolutely free. Also included are 5 Stormwind Cavalry and 10 Palace Guard, finely detailed metal kits. Once again this battalion retails for £99/€124.95/$179.99.

Malak's Endless Hordes
is a new Undead Army Deal which allows you to field the core of Malak's great Undead army, and includes 40 Skeletons, 40 Revenants, 40 Ghouls, 60 Zombies, 2 Balefire Catapults and the Undead Death King's Cabal. - four Undead hero figures, absolutely free. This is an incredible 190 figures! So you can create that horde you always wanted and yes all these figures cost only £99/€124.95/$179.99!

Congratulations to the three Best General icon holders and therefore the winners of the 2010 Mantic Games Rankings competition. They are in order:

Russ Veal - Best General Vampire Counts (Rank #1)
Anthony Spiers - Best General High Elves (Rank #3)
Steve Davie - Best General Dwarfs (Rank #34)

These players will be contacted shortly to sort out who gets which army battalion, and they are sure to be the envy of many players out there!

News: Forgeworld Newsletter #253

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Hello all, Slick here. The latest FW newsletter is out and the awesome new Eldar Hornet is available for pre-order! Read on...

"Hi there,
In this Newsletter we have the first addition to our Eldar range of resin kits and upgrade sets available to pre-order, news of some more detailed Etched Brass and Transfer sheets that are also up for pre-order, an update on our Christmas shipping deadlines, and details of the Wishlist function on the Forge World website.

We’ve also got a reminder about the very last show that we’ll be attending this year – the IPMS Scale ModelWorld event which takes place on the 13th and 14th of November.

Ead Brown

Eldar Hornet Available to Pre-Order Now

Eldar Hornet
The Eldar Hornet, designed by Daren Parrwood, is a brand-new addition to the Eldar range. One of several new Eldar units that will feature in the forthcoming Imperial Armour Volume 11, this complete resin kit may be armed with a full range of Eldar weaponry and is supplied with two resin Pulse Lasers, and a plastic Eldar heavy weapon sprue, to allow you to refine its potent weaponry to a specific battlefield role.

The Hornet is a light tank employed by Eldar armoured forces in a fast reconnaissance and raiding role. Piloted by a single crewman, it can be found in the forefront of Eldar aspect warrior assault waves, speeding ahead of heavier Falcons and Wave Serpents and often operating alongside other high-speed attack craft such as jetbikes and Vypers.

The Eldar Hornet is available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing the 29th of November. Imperial Armour writer Warwick Kinrade has put together a set of experimental rules for the Hornet which can be downloaded for free here.

Raptors Transfer Sheet
Raptors Transfers Sheet
Masters of stealth and ambush, the Raptors play a major role in the Badab War and this new A4 transfer sheet, designed by Paul Rudge, is packed with over 150 Chapter symbols, squad markings and vehicle identifiers.
These decals, along with our existing Raptors
Terminator Shoulder Pads, Rhino Doors and Land Raider Door
sets, allow Raptors players to add unique character and detail to their armies.

This fantastic new decal sheet is available to pre-order now and will be despatched in the week commencing the 29th of November

Etched Brass Sheets:
Raptors Transfers Sheet
The latest additions to our range of detailed Etched Brass symbols are these fantastic sets of Iron Hands and Imperial/Crimson Fists icons and Ork Glyphs from the talented hands of Graphic Artist Kenton Mills.

The Iron Hands and Imperial/Crimson Fists frames are packed with intricate symbols, Chapter and Company markings, scrollwork and Imperial Aquilae that can be used to decorate your Space Marine vehicles and infantry, as you can see in the images on the Forge World website

The Ork Glyphs frame provides a huge range of Ork pictograms with which to embellish the vehicles, armour and banners of your Clans to suitably insult your foes. The Ork sheet also contains a chequy pattern on the frame itself that you can trim into smaller sections and add to almost any model in the Ork range.

Each of these Etched Brass sheets is available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing the 29th of November."

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