Sunday, March 27, 2011
With just over a week until the 2011 Forge World Open Day at Warhammer World, we have some exciting news about the first pre-release kit that will be on sale there - the mighty Eldar Phantom Titan!
Eldar Phantom Titan on sale at the Forge World Open Day
Tall, slender and elegant, the Phantom is the largest known pattern of Eldar Titan. It is swift and agile in comparison to the lumbering behemoths of the Legio Titanicus, and is armed with some of the deadliest examples of Eldar weaponry.
Each Phantom is the pinnacle of Eldar warcraft. Linked to a wraithbone core containing the living spirit of its previous pilots, the single crewman of each Phantom Titan, known as a Steersman, is an Exarch dedicated to this aspect of warfare. Locked in a trance-like state, the Steersman’s consciousness merges with the spirit-sentience of the Titan, enabling the mighty war machine to react and manoeuvre with astonishing speed.
The Phantom Titan is most commonly armed with at least one immense Phantom Pulsar, a long range and rapid-firing energy weapon far superior to anything sanctioned by the Adeptus Mechanicus. The Phantom’s other primary weapon is often a Phantom D-Cannon; much larger and more powerful than similar technology used by the Cobra or Warp Hunter, it tears a seething warp-rift in the fabric of reality to engulf and utterly destroy its foe. As well as these primary weapons, the Phantom is armed with shoulder-mounted anti-aircraft and anti-personnel missile launchers as well as an additional heavy weapon; usually a long-barrelled Star Cannon or Pulse Laser. Adeptus Mechanicus logis-engines also record other primary weapons systems that have been encountered in the long history of conflict between the Imperium and the Eldar.
The Phantom Titan is the tallest war machine Forge World has ever designed. First showcased at an early stage of development at Games Day UK 2010, designer Will Hayes has now finished crafting this graceful masterpiece. Packed with lavish external and internal detail, including a stunning cockpit interior sculpted by Simon Egan, the Phantom Titan has taken a full year to complete, such is the degree of detail and workmanship that this most impressive model (we can’t call it a miniature!) boasts.
The Phantom Titan will be on sale for the very first time at the Forge World Open Day. You’ll be able to admire a fully painted example of this majestic model over on our Studio stand, where Will Hayes will also be explaining exactly how such a project is undertaken.
Full technical information and background for the Phantom Titan will be provided in Imperial Armour Volume 11: The Doom of Mymeara along with full rules for fielding what is the single most powerful model currently available in Warhammer 40,000.
At the Forge World Open Day you’ll be able to peruse a work-in-progress copy of this hotly-anticipated book on our Studio stand, as well as direct your questions to Forge World’s Book Design team, who are currently working on it."
Nightshroud Escort Cruiser
DR 4 CR 6 Move 6 Hull 4 Crew 5 Ram Red 6
This is a Medium Capital Class Variant Ship
Uses the Medium template for moving and firing
Steam engines mean the ship IGNORES the wind direction
Deployed in squadrons of 1 Model
Special Rule: Steam Bellows +1 and Steam Burst
The Nightshroud cruiser features a large radial dome on the forward section of the ship which emits a sickly green and purple light as it comes within range of enemy ships. The dome actually acts as a amplifier for the magi on board, allowing various magical attacks in addition to mundane weapons. Whenever a Nightshroud is activated, you may make one of two special attacks listed below:
Shroud of Darkness: Play against any enemy target within Range Band 2. It MUST be within line of sight of this ship. Roll 1D6, on a 1-3 there is no effect, on a 4 the target CANNOT turn during this activation, on a 5 it CANNOT turn and CANNOT move more than 2" during this activation, and on a 6 it treats all of its attacks this turn as if they were one Range Band further away. This effect is magical and can be countered but the opposing player must choose to counter it before any dice are rolled.
Shroud of Madness: Play against any enemy target within line of sight. Roll 1D6 and on a 1-3 there is no effect, on a 4-5 the target loses 1 Crew Point, and on a 6 the target loses 1 Hull Point AND 1 Crew Point. You DO NOT roll additional dice if you get a 6. This effect is magical and can be countered but the opposing player must choose to counter it before any dice are rolled.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Requirements are as follows:
- Each player will use their faction's starter fleet (no variations are allowed)
- Teams may sign up beforehand & any race/fleet combinations are allowed
- All ships must be painted to a 3-color minimum
- Tournament will consist of 3 games
- Scoring will be in the following categories: battle points, sportsmanship points, and appearance points
Prizes will be for 1st & 2nd place
Incoming! Dark Eldar
| Which cults?|
Wych cults! For those of you interested in building up your Dark Eldar forces, Andy Hall has written Dark Eldar: Sample Armies Part 2, this time basing his choices around the lithe and deadly warriors of the Wych Cults. Check out this article for more on the array of tactics available to the Dark Eldar player.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
In this Newsletter we have a whole host of new releases for Eldar players: two variants of the Lynx Heavy Grav-tank and the eagerly awaited Shadow Spectres Exarch. We also bring you more details of what you can see at the Forge World Open Day and some exciting news about AdeptiCon and Salute 2011.
Forge World Customer Service Manager
Eldar Lynx Heavy Grav-Tank
The Eldar Lynx is an ancient war machine, much larger than the Falcon-pattern tanks more commonly found in an Eldar Host, yet smaller and faster than the mighty Scorpion and Cobra super-heavy Grav-tanks. The Lynx boasts potent firepower from a variety of weapons that are also found on the graceful Revenant Titans.
Lynx with Pulsar
A swift and elegant vehicle, manned by a single pilot and equipped with potent targeting systems, the Lynx with Pulsar is a deadly tank hunter. It is able to target the weak points of even the mightiest super-heavy war engines and is capable of high-speed flight due to propulsion technology far more advanced than the anti-grav systems used by the Imperium.
Lynx with Sonic Lance
The Lynx with Sonic Lance exchanges the anti-armour Pulsar loadout for the terrifying vibro technology of a Sonic Lance. In this configuration, the speed of the Lynx allows it to isolate and destroy infantry formations, its waves of sonic energy pinning the enemy in place and literally shaking them to pieces.
Both variants of this elegant resin heavy Grav-tank, designed by Daren Parrwood, are available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing 28th March.
Full technical information and background for the Lynx will be provided in Imperial Armour Volume 11: The Doom of Mymeara, but we have secured these experimental rules for the Lynx which you can download now to enable you to use its potent firepower and mobility in any Eldar army.
Eldar Shadow Spectres Exarch
The mysterious Aspect of the Shadow Spectres has only one surviving Shrine, which is situated on the isolated Craftworld Mymeara. Armed with a fell Prism Lance and arrayed in the ghostly panoply of an Eldar wraith, the Shadow Spectres Exarch is dedicated to the craft of ranged death, hunting heavily armoured prey with consummate skill.
The Shadow Spectres Exarch, sculpted by Simon Egan, is a detailed resin miniature that provides additional battlefield options to the Aspect Warriors. This unique model is available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing 28th March, while the already popular Shadow Spectres Aspect Warrior Squad is available to order now for immediate despatch."
The Orcs are coming..........
Monday, March 14, 2011
We feel we have neglected our first army! Just 18 months ago the Elves took to the battlefield alone - and fought on until the arrival of the Undead some 4 months later.Since then the Dwarfs and Undead battled it out in 'Mhorgoths Revenge' and we have released three armies!
Well enough - it is the time of the Elves is once more!
Since the release of the other army sets, we have been regularly asked – where is the Elf Army set, and can we have Bowmen without shields.
Well, we listened and here they are - Elf Army Set and Elf Archers, and they will start shipping on the 14th March. These are just two new releases we have planned for the Elves over the coming months, we have something special coming in the near future, and we'll revisit the Elf concepts and art, to see where all this began.....
The Elf Army Set is a fantastic addition to our Battle Set Range. It contains: 20 Spearmen, 20 Bowmen, Elf Seaguard, 10 Scout and 2 Bolt Throwers all in plastic, as well as free Kings of War rules and an exclusive metal Wizard on Horse. As if that wasn't enough, for the first print run only, we’re also bundling in an additional 10 Elf Spearmen absolutely free!
We have more new releases for Empire players in this week’s Warhammer Forge Newsletter in the form of a detailed infantry conversion kit, the Nuln Ironsides, and a towering war machine, the ‘Marienburg’ class Land Ship. We have also updated our Events calendar with a reminder that reservation orders are now being taken for the Forge World Open Day, and finally we’ve got an exclusive preview of our second Event Only miniature for 2011.
Forge World Customer Service Manager
‘Marienburg’ class Land Ship – The Wonder of the Age
This towering behemoth is named after, commissioned by, and paid for by the vast coffers of the wealthy burghers of the independent city-state of Marienburg, notorious for having bought its secession from the Empire. The mighty Land Ship is an insane sight upon the field of battle. It is a mobile fortress of oak and iron that crushes enemy troops beneath its wheels and discharges volleys of deadly shot from its deck guns and light cannon. Mighty, that is, if the somewhat experimental boiler doesn’t catch fire, explode, or cause the wheels to fall off!
The Marienburg class Land Ship has been dubbed the ‘Wonder of the Age’ by the Imperial Gunnery School. Its sheer size and bulk makes up for the fact that it is neither as durable or as technologically advanced as the famed Steam Tanks of the Empire, and, despite not being quite as large or devastating a weapon as the worthies of Marienburg actually paid for, its array of deck guns and fearsome prow-mounted culverin add a potent edge of mobile firepower to the Marienburg arsenal.
This massive, superbly detailed, multi-part resin kit, designed by Tim Adcock and Mark Bedford, is supplied with six resin crew figures sculpted by Steve Whitehead: three Deck Gunners, a Captain, an Engineer-Steersman and a Lookout. Experimental rules for this massive, armoured miracle of engineering have been provided from the desk of writer Alan Bligh to allow you to use the Land Ship in any Empire army.
This immense war machine makes an imposing centrepiece and the simply jaw-dropping level of detail that Steve, Mark and Tim have achieved on this mechanical masterpiece and its flamboyant crew are a painter’s dream.
The ‘Marienburg’ class Land Ship is available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing 28th of March.
Nuln Ironsides Handgunner Conversion Kit
The ‘Ironsides’ are drawn from the guards and apprentices of the renowned Imperial Gunnery School. Clad in heavy armour and armed with master-wrought firearms, the Nuln Ironsides are one of the most widely respected and well equipped Handgunner regiments in the Empire.
The Nuln Ironsides Handgunner Conversion Kit, sculpted by Keith Robertson, contains ten resin Handgunner figures wearing heavy armour and is designed to be used with the plastic Empire Handgunner weapons. This is ideal for Detachments, as it allows modellers to build twenty missile troops (ten Crossbowmen and ten fully armoured Nuln Ironsides) using a single plastic kit and this finely detailed resin conversion kit.
The Nuln Ironsides conversion kit is available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing 28th of March. Again, Alan Bligh has provided this set of experimental rules for fielding this renowned unit in any Empire army."
Friday, March 11, 2011
Volcanus Class Battleship
DR 6 CR 12 Move 4 Hull 8 Crew 7 Ram 9
This is a Large Capital Class Standard Ship
Uses the Large template for moving and firing
Steam engines mean the ship IGNORES the wind direction
Deployed in Squadrons of 1 Model
Mortars* Fired in the same manner as a trebuchet. In addition the Mortars have the Flame Weapon MAR.
Points Cost: 150
The Dwarf Ferrous Class Battleship is a new variant on a proven battle platform. It retains the lower profile and angled armor of it the Forge Class while incorporating two massive mortars in the center of its hull. To make room for this heavier ordnance, Dwarven engineers had to remove some of its broadside weaponry. The carnage caused by a hit from the mortars, however, more than makes up for this. The crews of these mighty vessels love to watch the impact of mortars on enemy ships as they are set ablaze. Enemy commanders should still be wary of getting in too close as this machine can still deal out 11 Attack Dice (AD) at Range Band 1!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The new Grey Knights are available to Advance Order now
Sunday, March 6, 2011
|In this issue: The green tide rises up this weekend|
In this Newsletter we have several more Cadian releases along with a reminder about the reservation process for the forthcoming Forge World Open Day. The keen-eyed will be able to spot an exclusive preview of our 2011 Event Only miniature as well.
Cadian Hostile Environment Conversion Sets Now Available to Pre-Order
Supporting the Cadian Hostile Environment Conversion Set and Plasma Squad that we recently released are three more detailed upgrade kits, sculpted by Stuart Williamson, for use with the plastic Cadian range:
The Cadian Hostile Environment Melta Squad contains enough resin torsos to build three special weapons teams equipped with potent anti-tank melta guns, and is suitable for use with the full range of plastic Cadian kits.
The Cadian Hostile Environment Tank Crew contains three detailed resin tank commander figures, along with various weapon and equipment options. Each Hostile Environment Tank Crewman is suitable for use with the full range of Imperial Guard tanks produced by Forge World and Games Workshop.
The third Cadian release in this week’s Newsletter is the Cadian Hostile Environment Command Squad. This full resin set includes five Cadian infantry figures: a power fist-armed Senior Officer, a Guardsman equipped with a melta gun, a vox-operator, and two other Cadians armed with lasguns. The set also contains a scanner.
These new Cadian Hostile Environment sets are available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing the 28th of March.
Forge World Open Day – Reservations Now Being Taken
The annual Forge World Open Day returns to Warhammer World here in Nottingham on Sunday the 3rd of April, and as it’s now only a month away we have some more information for you.
We are now taking reservation orders for the Open Day 2011, and this is the best way to ensure that we will have the exact models you wish to purchase. This year we have made a few changes to the ordering process to make it as quick and easy as possible for you to collect your reservation on the day.
In addition to the main Sales Stand, which will be packed with the full range of Forge World and Warhammer Forge resin kits, books and modelling supplies, there will be a separate Reservations area where these orders can be collected at any point throughout the day. We will be taking payment for reservations in advance for this year’s Open Day, which means that you’ll be free to enjoy the rest of the event at your convenience.
To place a reservation, please telephone the Forge World Customer Service Team on 0115 916 8177; we’ll need to take your name, the list of items you’d like to reserve and a contact e-mail address for you. You will also need your credit or debit card details handy, as we’ll charge your card there and then, and shortly before the Open Day you will receive a confirmation e-mail that will contain your order number. You must bring a copy of this with you in order to collect your reservation.
The Open Day will also be the very first time that our 2011 Event Only model will be available. This is an exclusive miniature that can only be purchased at the Games Days and other events that we attend, and this year we’ve decided to do things a bit differently – there will actually be two Event Only models for 2011!
As you may have noticed, there is a sneak peek of one of these miniatures to the left of this text, and we will be bringing you more details over the coming weeks.
The Forge World and Warhammer Forge studio teams will have their own separate areas at this year’s Open Day to best showcase the variety of different work-in-progress projects, future releases and unique display pieces that will be available for you to view. Our Studio and Book Design teams will be present throughout the day to answer your questions, explain our design process and maybe even let slip a few hints about our future plans...Keep an eye on the Forge World events pages for more details. "