Tuesday, 30 June 2015

New Primarch announced tomorrow?

Hi all. 

As you should all know by now, we live for 30k and the whole Horus Heresy timeline. We look for patterns and trends which Forge World may be keeping to. 

At the Horus Heresy weekender 2014 Mortarion was released (17th of July), the Wednesday before they showcased what would be at the event so you could start budgeting your spending :)

Now with another event imminent, and it being the Wednesday before tomorrow, I think excitement should be building. 

So I believe we may see a sneak peak at the next Primarch tomorrow. 

Egan Sculpted Roboute last, and we know Edgar has been sculpting one. The event on Sunday if following previous formats will not have seminars. If that is the case then could we see a WIP Primarch in a cabinet if not finished, I don't believe so as we have never seen a Primarch like that before. 

I don't think it will be Dorn as the Imperial Fist gamers have been well and truly sated recently with the other 2 characters. 

There is a chance it is Corax. Hayes has been looking into how they can make his jump pack work. I believe this will be done by Egan though as it is one of his favourite characters. 

Alpharius is the other possibility, but Armillus was released not too long ago and so I think they have been looked after recently too. 

So I believe we may see Perturabo tomorrow. 3D sculpted by Edgar and looking fantastic. 

Other than that, possibly a Sokar, White Scar mk2 upgrade pack, The new Ultramarine squad, the Bloodslaves and their master, Ventanus and Transfers for the Iron Warriors, Alpha Legion and Night Lords too :)

Hopefully some more merchandise too including a Mug with a Titan "T" on it and maybe a Night Lord T-shirt.

Obviously Wishful thinking, but let's see if a pattern is followed. 

Drake Seta

Monday, 29 June 2015

Forge World Bulletin 29/06/15. Warlords.

Hi all. 
Very excited for the open day now, and also very excited about getting my hands on my Warlord that I will be collecting that day. 

So what has been Bulleted by Chris at FW today?

Apocalypse Missile launchers. I will be buying these when they become available as I think they fit in very well with the Legio Mortis vibe. It is great to know that all the Carapace Weapons are Hot swappable so we can change our Loadouts on the fly. 

The Warlord Titans are also in cabinets now for perusal at Warhammer World and Forge World shop. 

Now to hopefully see some teasers this week for the Openday. 

Follow us on Facebook and don't forget to check our on the fly coverage on Saturday. Also for the first time we will be uploading High Res images in the evening. 

Drake Seta

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Forge World Open Day Predictions

Hi all. 

Instead of our normal weekly progress report, we have decided that since it is only 1 week until the Forge World Open Day, we are going to give our predictions to what we think we will see there. So sit back and enjoy :-)

Khall Sithis

I think we will see the Invictarii Suzereins available for the first time to purchase as well as the new Word Bearer unit and maybe the Sokar.
I think, if any, Perturabo will be the Primarch available for the first time and I hope that we may see Remus Ventanus available too. 
They usually have a few work in progress bits so maybe a couple more upgrade packs for legions who have currently had no love and maybe the rest of the Ultramarine specific units too.
Finally I think that the masterclass paint guides will be there to purchase.

If all this happens it will be a very successful even indeed.

Drake Seta

I am really hoping to see a Primarch for sale. FW really are running out of events they can release models at this year and with Dorn, Corax, Perturabo and Alpharius aimed to be completed by the end of this year, I really hope one is there. 
I do hope to see Perturabo there as I believe this is who Edgar is working on. I also think Keith Robertson is working on some Iron Warrior squads after finishing with the Fists. After that I believe the Thunderhawk Landing pad will be available which we previewed first to the world at HH Weekender. Also would hope to see maybe the White Scar mk2 squad upgrade up for sale. The Sokar and Ordinatus are skirting being finished so I would say they may not be there. 
Character-wise I think a shocker may be previewed from the first book. 

Looking forward to it :-)

Darko Thane

i think that we will see a few of the releases previewed at the Warhammer World opening day such as the Sokar. I presume we will see a Primarch and a character at this event. Everyone reckons it will be Perturabo but I think a surprise is in store. Highly doubt it will be Alpharius but I reckon Corax is a good shout. Would like to see a new terrain piece. Been a long while since we saw one of those so would be nice to see some new ground to fight on

So that concludes our predictions for next week. Please comment below with what you think/hope to see there. As always, the bunnies will be at the event giving you updates and pictures throughout the day. However, for the first time we will also be posting high definition photos later in the evening so make sure you keep checking in throughout the day

Take care and maybe we'll see some of you there :-) 

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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Quiz Night - in the mood for Emperor's Children!

Hi all!

The Bunnies have decided to create a new regular post for Saturday nights, in the form of a quiz!! These will usually be themed and will take place on Saturdays where we don't have a look at either a Knight House or a Titan Legio. If you have suggestions for types of questions please let me know ��

1. Who is the 1st Captain of the Emperor's Children?
Bonus point - what armour does he wear?

2. What is the name of the sword made for Fulgrim by the hand of Ferrus Manus?

3. What is the name of Fulgrims flagship?

4. What is the name of the Imperial Army cohort assigned to the Emperor's Children?

5. What activity do the Emperor's Children perform on the eve of a battle?

6. What does a red cloak symbolise to the Emperor's Children?

7. What rank does Eidolon hold within the IIIrd legion?
Bonus point - name another character with the same rank.

8. Name a Titan legio known to have worked with the Emperor's Children.

9. What was the fighting strength of the Emperor's Children at the start of the Horus Heresy?

10. Before Lucius, who was the most renowned swordsman in the Emperor's Children?

Answers will be available next Saturday morning before the next quiz ��

Send your answers to me at plaguehulk@gmail.com, first person to get them all right will get a mention on the next one, who knows I may even keep score on who wins the most quizzes. 

I hope you enjoyed it ��


Friday, 26 June 2015

The Warlord Titan has arrived. Princeps Rejoice!

The colossal Mars pattern Warlord Titan is among the most ancient and feared of the Imperium’s war machines. Forged on the Red Planet itself, it is worshipped and venerated as the Omnissiah’s will incarnate, and each god-engine is encased in layered armour and powerful void shielding, and armed with weapons that are capable of reducing armies to ash. 

In addition to its ardex-defensor mauler bolt cannon and lascannon turrets, support weapons that would be considered main armaments on smaller war machines, the Warlord is commonly fitted with a pair of carapace-mounted triple-barrelled laser blasters and two Belicosa pattern Volcano cannon. 

By far the most impressive model we have ever produced, the Mars pattern Warlord Titan stands at over 22 inches tall and weighs more than twice that of a Reaver Titan. Consisting of more than 200 parts, this huge model is amazingly poseable and immensely detailed, from its pistons, vents and access hatches to the intricately designed cockpit and crew inside its head and the embossed icons on its armour plates. It will truly be the pinnacle of any collection and will dominate any battlefield it is placed on. 

The rules for using the Mars Warlord Battle Titan can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Five - Tempest and may be used in both games set during the Horus Heresy and in standard games of Warhammer 40,000, in which case the Mars Warlord Battle Titan is a Lords of War choice for Armies of the Imperium and Chaos Space Marines. 

This bundle contains one Mars pattern Warlord Titan Body, one Mars-Alpha pattern Warlord Titan Head, two Mars pattern Warlord Belicosa Volcano Cannon and one pair of Mars pattern Warlord Titan Laser Blasters. Each is a multi-part resin kits which together build a complete Mars pattern Warlord Titan.

A stunning kit which I honestly give a straight 100/100. It could not look more perfect. Will Hayes and or Darren P has totally reached a new level of awesome. 

I have ordered one of these Chaps already and hope to have on the 5th of July at the Warhammer World Forge World Open Day. Have you?

So excited. 

Drake Seta

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Painting schedule. Trying to keep Work in Progress projects to a minimum.

Hi all. Thought I would just share my current project list. The group regularly comment that I start something, get bored or distracted by something else which is "now a priority" get halfway through then get another "priority" started. 
Here is my current Painting schedule. It is what I am trying to tie myself down to so I don't go off the rails again. 

21 Grave Warden including Calas Typhon. About 50% through. 
3 House Raven Knights. About 50% through. 
1 Legio Mortis Warlord and Reaver. Reaver is 80% assembled, Warlord is to be purchased on the 05th of July. 
4 House Makabius Knights. Castigator and Lancer in bag, 2 Paladins assembled.
8 Death Guard Tactical Legionnaires. Purchased
Captain Holgoarg of the Death Guard. Purchased all components. 
2 Legio Ignatum (Fire Wasps) Warhounds. Purchased. 
2 Death Guard Contemptors. About 50% through. 
2 Death Guard Apothecaries. About 30% through. 
1 Iron Warrior Rhino. 40% through. 
3 Iron Warrior Basilisks. 40% through
5 Death Guard with Plasma Cannons. Purchased. 
1 Iron Warrior Typhon. 40% through. 
1 Iron Warrior Falchion. 40% through. 
Night Lord Legion. Started assembling. Need to rebase. 
Vlka Fenryka Legion. 
Adeptus Custodes. 
Sisters of Silence. 
Drop everything Priorities. 
Perturabo. When he comes out I will be getting and painting him within the first week of him being unveiled. 
Iron Warrior transfers. The chaps in the Cupboard look Chevron and Sigil bare. The infantry will have Transfers applied the week I get them. Very much looking forward to the banner. 
Golg and Kyr. These two characters I sincerely hope get models. Kyr was such a awesome sounding character in Extermination that I really hope they release him.

Raven and the 2 Death Guard Contemptors WIP. 

Calas Typhon and 20 Grave Warden. Not too much more on Torsos and legs now. 

Typhon and a Falchion stuck on the production line. 

3 Basilisks and a Rhino begging to be completed. 

Night Lords are mostly assembled. Have to rebase them before I go any further. Tried out the new FW Night Lord blue tonight. Really smooth with great pigment. 

Also have the Group's Solar Auxilia and Mechanicum to paint when It is my turn. 

And amassing an Ork Army from ebay. All WIP none finished. Not happy with skin tone so need to swap it up. Might get the Bunnies round to run a hobby train on them for a Pizza and Painting an army day. 

Well, as Khall says; how do you eat an elephant? 
One mouthful at a time. 

How are you managing your painting projects? Do you have a list? Why not comment below :)

Drake Seta

Monday, 22 June 2015

Forge World Bulletin 22/06/2015

Here is a look at today's Ultramarine themed bulletin!

So let's start the ball rolling with a look at one of the Ultramarines unique units the Invictarii Suzerein:

What do you think of it? Myself, not too fond so far as I feel it just isn't very Roman. Maybe that's just me though lol look forward to seeing them painted and in person!

They also showed a couple of pictures of Paul Mooney's Ultramarines

Lots of UM love going around at the moment! If only I could get my blue perfect! I want it quick, easy and vibrant. Have you seen any nice schemes (with simple guides lol)? Link them below!

Until next time!


Sunday, 21 June 2015

Weekly Progress Report

Hi all. 

The time has come for us bunnies to share with you guys/girls what we have been up to. So sit back and enjoy,

Drake Seta

Drake Seta is still piling through his 21 Grave Warden. All warp lock trims have been layered up to Runelord Brass now. He would love to get them done before the Warlord Titan is released.

Khall Sithis

Khall is STILL having trouble deciding on his Ultramarine scheme and as such is disappointed to admit that he has nothing to show this week again. He has been playing with another set of colours and the results look promising however the weather was poor this weekend which made airbrushing impossible. Let's see what he gets agreed this week!

Darko Thane

Darko has been attempting to make a continuation with his new EC army. He has now base sprayed the units in his possession and is now in process of spraying metal in accordance with Khall's scheme that was bestowed to him. Next will come the purple coat and then extra bits to finish off a nice chunk

Darko has also made a start on a new assassin model. He has plucked for the Eversor and has started construction

That concludes this weeks progress report. Please comment below with your thoughts and don't forget to like our Facebook page and send in pics of your army and you may even get to see it on our armies on parade post every Wednesday. Also let us know what progress you have made this week

Take care :-) 

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Battle Report: Deceit of an Empire


We have started our Great Crusade Karrus Campaign. It has been a long time coming and with a few false starts, but now it's on. 

First off we need to set the scene. It will be set in the Galactic North in the Ultramar Segmentum a few sectors to the right of Gothic. 

We are treating it as an expanse which has been left alone (a pocket of resistance if you will) in which our Legions will encounter many different foes. 

We are short of Xenos opponents at the moment due to our passion for Heresy and so we have decided to kill two birds with one stone. 
We will be setting the first Campaign in a Sub-Sector in control of a small empire called the Purokar League. 

The Purokar League are masters of 36 Worlds. Purokar is formed from the two factions that hold dominion over these Worlds - Puro from Puroti and Kar from Karskan. 

We have written it as though the Iron Warrior Legion encountered the civilisation and bade them join the Imperium. The Purokar League are technologically advanced with access to most of the STCs used by the Mechanicum Taghmatas and Technologically advanced armour suits used by the Saturine armoured forces. The Purokar league put terms down saying that they would comply and that in nine years time they will cast the last of their old ways away and join the Great Crusade with an army that would darken stars. Obviously something has to go wrong so you will have to follow our Battle reports and narratives to see how this story plays out. This opening story enables us to use Mechanicum and the Solar Auxilia as enemy forces in this Campaign (which tackles our lack of Xenos situation). 

The opening 2-3 battles will set the scene of the invasion of the Purokar League of planets. Basically A compliance detachment force is stationed on the planet to help the Purokar civilisation enter the Imperium. When treachery ensues they have to escape the planet and bring message to the rest of the Imperium that the Purokar are not compliant. The Purokar are trying to stop this from happening so they can amass a larger force to defend their civilisation. If the first battle is successful the Iron Warriors escape the planet to their ships in orbit, if they fail the force stationed on the planet do not escape but their is still a chance the force in orbit can get a message to the Imperium. If the first and second battle are won by Iron Warriors then they are successful and the forces which are to be deployed to force Compliance on the Purokar people are better informed regarding the Purokar Sector. If the Purokar league manage to prevent the Compliance force from getting a message out they are better equipped to fight the Imperium when they eventually send a force to investigate the lack of reports from the Iron Warrior force. 

So let's start. 

Battle 1: Deceit of an Empire. 

'Bitches!' Delegatus Kohler cursed as he pulled himself from the downed shuttle and patted a small fire from his Pauldron. It had become somewhat of a catchphrase of his in the last twenty two minutes. He had said it first through gritted teeth,  behind his helm as the two Ladies of the Purokar League had announced to the populace via vidcast that the eight years of negotiations with the Imperium were over; Bitches. He had said it over inter-suit vox again when Selina Ko Tannik - or the Lithium Flower as her loving populace widely know her - had turned to his Delegation and decried Terra and the Emperor; Bitches. He had cursed again as he realised they had been set up, his vox cyphers had been compromised. Static had greeted him as he tried to communicate to the rest of his Compliance force; Bitches. He roared it from his plated helm as the bitches' bodyguard of Castellax had turned their weapons upon them, he drew his Thunder Hammer and charged; BITCHES!!!
Only he and four others had managed to fight their way out of the Auditorium. They had crossed the city with Thralls and The Steel Guard being on their heels the entire time. It galled him to retreat, but he knew that they would have been overwhelmed and killed had they stayed to fight; bitches. They stole a lighter from small ferry port, trans-atmospheric but with Nalanaar's air defence they wouldn't make it over a hundred metres into the sky. 
They flew the lighter like burglars in pursuit down the Hab streets, glass raining like tears at their passing. He had pulled it above the Curtain wall to escape the city, that is when the cannons began to pepper the craft, one shot hit the engine; bitches. He compensated the flight of the lighter and managed to keep it aloft for three Kilometres. It had come down hard not two hundred metres from Castellum CD21-Beta, flaming debris scattering the barren earth; bitches. 
Lorencz Kohler dragged Haruk from beneath a slab of wing, he still clasped the now tattered standard of their Great Company. 
'Bitches' Haruk said as he pulled himself up the banner. Lorencz nodded in agreement. The other three Iron Warriors extracted themselves from the wreck and they were moving again. 
'CD21-Beta, are you receiving me?' Lorencz asked into his inter-squad vox, they were close enough to the pre-fab fortress hopefully for the Garrison to pick up his communications if they had rewritten the codifiers and cyphers. His Squad's Vox and Nuncio-Vox had been jammed for twenty minutes now, usually within seven minutes a Legion could get their channels cleaned and a new data structure created. No response came, It had been twenty four minutes now; heads were going to roll for this. 
A roar came from across the hard pan behind them, he turned to briefly assess the source. Nine Silhouettes travelling roughly eighty kilometres an hour, four as large as a Land Raider and five as a Rhino. Force disposition in this territory; I-78 Lightning tanks, I-93 Shock barges, Meth Ta'kar Super Heavy, Kuskar Chargers, Volkite Jekkars and Cannon Jekkars; only three of these classes could travelling at this speed. Heat haze over the four Large ones gave their chassis away as I-93 Shock Barges, or "Triaros" as the Mechanicum identified them. Standard combat doctrine of the Puroti required four of these vehicles to be deployed with I-78s "Krios" in support. Estimated force forty Battle Automata and-
His thoughts were interrupted as he realised the roar wasn't coming from the advancing land vehicles, but from the three box shaped landers coming in fast, 'Bitches' he cursed again and carried on running, they would need Lascannons for against their cargo. 
'Delegatus Kohler, this is CD21-Beta, new vox network secure and encrypted, what has happened?' came a static free communication, his eyes flashed to the the secure channel cyphers now pouring in onto his eye lens. 
'It's about bloody time Holg,' he barked.
'I apologise Delegatus, we seem to have suffered a communications blackout, a series of meteors have taken down the primary Vox relay, the secondary and tertiary relays failed instantly, it looks like Scrapcode. I had to totally purge and rebuild the Code keys and data cyphers.' Holg replied, adding another shred of evidence that the Bitches never planned to join the Imperium. An attack on their comms could have been done in the guise of a Meteor strike. 
This was the day they all hoped would bring an end to their tenure in the Purokar League. 
'The Bitches have been biding their time whilst we sit on protocol trying to bring them to a bloodless compliance,' Lorencz spat, 'we can atleast blood them for their audacity.'
'Yes Delagatus,' came Holg's response, 'awaiting orders.'
'We are one hundred metres out, we have Triaros and Krios inbound from the South and I believe some Thanatars in the three dusters.' They were starting their descent, he realised from the noises he was hearing over his shoulder. 
'Shoot the Bastards out of the sky!' He ordered the attack. 
The Hyperios Launcher swivelled to target the Transports, they coughed two missiles into the desert sky. They impacted the blocky transport as it tried to evade and spit flares. 
One shredded through the main hull and the other into the cargo compartment sending shreds of its cargo out of the far wall. The craft span and hit the ground with enough force to lift a layer of desert dust up into the still air all around them. It exploded after a couple of seconds as though it was contemplating doing it or not. 
A second duster flew and landed hard nearby in its urgency to offload its cargo and be away. Immense steel doors swung down revealing its burnished cargo. A Thanatar lumbered out, its tread sending faint tremors through the ground as it turned slightly and began it's advance towards CD21-Beta. The automata was huge, dwarfing the standard Thallaxii that were a more common site in the League. A ridged sensorium crested its torso, giving the impression of a large head or crew compartment, which couldn't be further from the truth, whilst a squat drum like mortar squatted over it's left shoulder with a blue Plasma light emanating from its depths. 
The third duster flew low overhead spitting flares as Hyperios missiles careened towards it, heading towards CD21-Gamma, the third of the Iron Warrior Compliance Strongholds. 
Delegatus Kohler and his squad ran into the compound of CD21-Beta as the electric barrier was momentarily deactivated. He spat orders to get the Heavy Weapons to the wall so they could face the approaching deadly foe. He looked from the battlements at the force arrayed against them and knew their tenure on this planet had ended. 
'Iron hope this is Delegatus Kohler negotiations have failed with the Purokar League, beware battle in heavens, send three Sokars down, we need to be extracted.' Kohler Voxed from Tyr's Nuncio unit. He heard a fizz and then came the voice of Ship Master Dalakar. 
'We have been boarded under the guise of comradeship. We need your assistance Delegatus.' Lorencz cursed again, they were trying to stop them from getting away, and also from getting a message out. 
'Ship Master, is the Astropathic sanctum secure?' Kohler asked. 
'My Lord it is clearly one of their objectives, we will endeavour to hold out.'
'Do so. If we can't escape then we at least need to get a message to the Imperium.'
'The Sokars have been dispatched, coming in hard. Get up here quick Delegatus.'
'Iron within brother,' Lorencz replied. 
'Iron without,' came Dalakar's reply as Bolter fire cracked behind it. 
He addressed all Iron Warriors under his command. 'Sons of Perturabo, our salvation is descending from above. We are to blood their main force now as they approach. Our goal here was to bring the Purokar league to compliance or bring the Imperium down upon them. They are trying to prevent us from getting this message out, we cannot let this happen!'
Out of the swirling dust came the Steel clad Kuskar brandishing long las-rifles of the Karskan dynasty and the burnished Bronze Automatons of the Puroti. 
Kohler hefted his Thunderhammer in two hands. 
'Iron warriors, open fire.' 

The Purokar League 

Iron Warriors - Compliance Detachment 21 (CD21). 

Deployment. Iron Warriors get first turn. 

The Volkite Culverin, Rotor Cannons and Lascannons open up at long range. 

The Iron Warriors on the left flank open up with their Bolters on the Kuskar Steel Guard. 

The Kuskar Steel Guard and the Triaros start their assault on the Castellum. 

The Dominus tries to up the repair protocols of the Thanatar, but instead only manages to stun the hulking siege automata. 

The Lascannons Fire with a sense of urgency trying to fell the Thanatar but it is a Paragon of metal and it plods onwards. 

The Rotor squad is forced to light the gate barrier with the Thanatar looming forward and thus all the squad's shots through the field fail to wound a single Steel Guard. 

The Krios and the Kuskar Steel Guard fire at the Iron Warriors felling 5 Legionnaires.

The Thanatar fires it's Helix Mortar and destroys 5 Volkite Culverin Legionnaires whilst the Thanatar and Kuskar Steel Guard down some others. 

The Iron Warriors retaliate inflicting a heavy toll on the Kuskar Steel Guard. The Thanatar takes a little more damage too. 

The Kuskar fall back. 

The Purokar league advance and the Triaros disembarks it's compliment of Thallax in front of the Ogrynfor a bit of extra cover. The Magos Dominus tries to use his Cyberthurgy to get the Thanatar to fire it's Plasma mortar at double speed. This fails and the Thanatar's systems go haywire and it recognises all combatants as hostile. 

The Kuskar continue to fall back after the Thanatar takes an interest in them and begins its assault. 

The other flank gets close and bloody with the Iron Warriors assaulting the Kuskar before they are themselves assaulted. 
The Krios turns its attentions on the Castellum Iron Warriors, forcing the Lascannons on the Battlements to prioritise it as a target. The Meltagun support squad get close to attempt to cut some Thallax down and buy some time for the Sokar to arrive. 
The Ogryn are forced to onwards through the use of the deadman switch that the Purokar utilise on them. 

The Krios devastates the Iron Warriors in the Castellum and the Ogryn charge. After a brutal set of combat, it falls to Delegatus Kohler to drive his Thunderhammer through the last beast's skull. He then takes the fight to the Thallax becoming the Iron Without. They are dispatched swiftly. 

The Krios then turns it's attention to the Thanatar as no other suitable targets are available and manage to put the Siege Automata down. In the diversion though the Meltagun support squad advance and destroy the Triaros. 

The Sokar arrives and drops rappelling lines for Delgatus Kohler. They board as quickly as possible and the vessel heads for orbit. Kohler will need to assist in the defence of his ship and it's escape from the system. That Battle Report should follow within a week, see what happens. 

Iron Warrior victory. 

Units of the match: 
For the Iron Warriors Drake chooses the Volkite Culverin squad. With all of the Toughness 5 Thallax and Ogryn, these performed brilliantly (also the reason the the Thanatar singled them out before going bonkers). 

For the Purokar League:
The Krios did so much damage. It's Lightning Cannon is a pure Legion Killer.