Games Day 2013 – Release info

So….  Games Day is done and dusted.

Here’s the gossip..  and it’s pretty much all Forge World.

Warhammer

Warhammer Forge will shortly be finishing and releasing a Dreadsaurian model. I think this is part of the Monstrous Arcanum book but I could be wrong. It’s a great model though and really big! I didn’t get a picture but others did so I’m sure they’re out there.

Warhammer 40,000

The first Codex Space Marine supplement is called ‘Sentinels of Terra’ and not the White Scars as had been mooted on many forums. There is an Imperial Fist on the cover, so make of that what you will.

The Tau R’Varna Battlesuit will be coming soon, this is a Riptide variant which you’ve probably seen as it was available on pre-release at Games Day from Forge World.

The best news for all Marine players is that Forge World have rewritten Imperial Armour 2 and added all the new and current Space Marine vehicles and rules! This is at the printers now and we were told that the aim is to release it before Christmas if they can.

Horus Heresy

The next book is Extermination and this will be released in late Spring, probably in line with the Horus Heresy weekender. The next 3 books after this – they will be released in trilogies – will be Prospero, Signus and Calth.

Prospero will feature Space Wolves, Thousand Sons, Sisters of Silence, Custodes and Imperial Army.

Signus will feature Blood Angels and Daemons but interestingly, Dark Angels as well.

Calth with feature Word Bearers, Ultramarines, Traitor Imperial Army and will expand the Titan Legions.

There was no mention of the battles on Mars. I’m really hoping that’s something that will get it’s own book.

New models coming soon include:

Sicaran Venator – Sicaran chassis but has a Neutron laser.

Mechanicum Thralls – Rank and file troops

Mechanicum Myrmidons – Heavy support troops, bigger than Terminators.

Mk2B Land Raider Achilles

Space Marine Legion Basilisk.

Kharybdis Assault Claw (pictured)

Iron Hands – Medusan Immortals

Night Lords – Night Raptor Marines

Death Guard – Grave Warden Terminators (these looked amazing!)

Lorgar Aurelian (pictured)

And…

HORUS!

Now, we only saw a work-in-progress of Horus (picture below) but he looks very good. Tony Cottrell said the aim is at least 3 Primarchs a year. Some will have multiple variants as they change.

After a long chat with Alan Bligh, I was told that he’s working on ‘Legion Zero’. This is a bridge between the Thunder Warriors and the Astartes. Now, I couldn’t prise anything else from him but keep an eye out for more on this in the future.

Also, the Dark Angels have SIX wings. The Ravenwing is one and the Deathwing don’t exist in the Heresy…..  so that’s a few to fill!

 

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Thanks for reading,

 

Neil

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10 thoughts on “Games Day 2013 – Release info

  1. Wouldn’t Legion Zero be the Custodes?

    • tykensrift says:

      Possibly… I did push him on it and he wouldn’t budge. But he did say Legion 0 would be a bridge between Thunder Warriors and Astartes; I’ve always understood that the Custodians are a bridge between Astartes and Primarchs. It’ll be interesting to see what they are though.

  2. […] releases were and about future plans. He also ran a Q+A but more about upcoming stuff in the GDUK Future Releases […]

  3. Will says:

    Will loyalist primarchs get variations as well?

  4. Will says:

    On bolterandchainsword there was an interesting comment made that Mr. Cottrell was becoming more hesistant about commenting on xenos and other enemies of the Impreium from the great crusade, and are assuming he is becoming more open to make them, do you think he is becoming swayed based on you attendance to games day?

    • tykensrift says:

      Hi Will, no I don’t think so. The question of Xenos was brought up in the seminar and Tony Cottrells reaction was that if you want to play Xenos races then you should play Warhammer 40,000 – Alan Bligh added that the galaxy is ruled by the imperium and the Xenos are all in hiding or scattered far away.
      They haven’t completely ruled out doing any alien races at all – and we will get daemons of some kind – but I would be surprised if they went down that road based on what they’ve said.

  5. Austin says:

    Will all of the legions have the same number of units, like the traitor legions getting more as they change, or loyalists getting more? I only ask this because the Emperors Children with three units are getting a lot of love, while the iron hands and sons of horus are only getting two each.

  6. Austin says:

    Will all of the legions have the same number of units, like the traitor legions getting more as they change, or loyalists getting more? I only ask this because the Emperors Children with three units are getting lots of love, while the iron hands and sons of horus are only getting two each.

    • tykensrift says:

      I don’t recall them saying that every legion would get an equal number of units but that every legion would get individual units or vehicle variants and so on. It may be that some get more than others but some get access to particular wargear or similar.

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