Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Book 3: Extermination

Hello Bunnies

This weekend is home to one of the biggest events in Games Workshop's calendar. It has always been popular but with the release of the fabulous Horus Heresy line and Primarch models, shit just got real crazy!

Extermination will be released at this event so I thought it would be good to take a look at some of the teaser images and information released. It houses 4 legions:
Iron Warriors
Alpha Legion
Raven Guard
Imperial Fists

Each legion will come with their own artwork, units, rite of war and special characters as per the last 2 books:

Sigismund is royally badass:

Some lovely artwork:
Legio Tiger Eyes here
Drop pod spam:

There are 2 new books. One which is the Legion Army List. I have wanted this for a while :) no word on the price yet though. Here is a table of contents. Nice to see the Falcion in here:

And also what looks like a supplement for the Legion specific upgrades, will Omegon be in another series?:

There will ba a limited edition collection too of 1500 copies. 

This Limited Edition Collection contains The Horus Heresy Book Three – Extermination, the Special Edition Legiones Astartes Crusade Army List (with exclusive cover), the Special Edition Legiones Astartes Isstvan Campaign Legions (with exclusive cover) and the exclusiveThe Horus Heresy Illuminations - The Art of the Isstvan Trilogy. Also included is a limited edition numbered certificate and all of these products are presented within a unique slip case, which also has room to fit within it copies of The Horus Heresy Book One – Betrayal andThe Horus Heresy Book Two – Massacre (sold separately).

The Horus Heresy Book Three – Extermination
The third and final part of the Isstvan trilogy. This book details the aftermath of the Isstvan V Dropsite Massacre, and two other major battles fought between the Loyalist and Traitor Legions as the Horus Heresy swept out from the Isstvan system and into the wider Imperium of Mankind: the Battle of Phall and the Battle of Paramar. Also featured are the background and game rules for the four Legions covered in this book: the Alpha Legion, Imperial Fists, Raven Guard and Iron Warriors, and a Mechanicum army list, plus new campaigns and vehicles.

This lavishly illustrated, full colour, 285 page hardcover book is leather bound with metal corner clasps stamped with the Imperial Aquila and features a red ribbon bookmark and foil edged pages as well as an embossed cover and spine.

Legion Astartes Crusade Army List 
This contains the collated and updated Legion army list from all three books in the Horus Heresy Isstvan trilogy in one leather bound, 96 page hard back, lightweight and easy to carry book.

Legion Astartes Isstvan Campaign Legions 
A leather bound, hard cover, 116 page book with rules for specific units and characters for the twelve Legions involved in the battles presented in the Isstvan trilogy.

The Horus Heresy Illuminations - The Art of the Isstvan Trilogy
This 56 page book contains our favourite artwork from the Isstvan trilogy, along with a number of unpublished concept drawings. This soft cover book is also housed within its own leather bound slip case and is only available with the Collector's Edition.

There will only be 1,500 copies of The Isstvan Campaign Collector's Edition, each containing a numbered certificate. This set will be available to purchase at the Forge World Open DayThe Isstvan Campaign Collector's Edition will go on general release in the next few weeks.

So there we have it. We are in for a nail biting few days. I hope we will see some lovely new previews. Dont stray to far from the blog on Sunday because we are all going and we will be sharing photos and notes all day. 

I hope you are all as excited as me :)

Khall Sithis


  1. This is -n amazing (sorry for the language) I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!!! Sad to hear that omegon is not present (for now) but im super happy about each legion to date getting some rules/info! Hoping to get my hands on the Raven Guard Legion so I can join the fray of the Heresy!!!:D

    1. Very nice! We will be posting a step by step guide of the official Raven Guard paint scheme in the coming weeks/months. I pray you receive Corax soon :)

    2. That sounds great and yes I hope for Corax soon thanks :) btw guys wanted to make a shout out to you, been following you know for gods as long as this site has been around and you guys are great! good to meet other Heresy/Crusade fans and I check your blog everyday! Enjoy this weekend, cant wait to hear your guys' stories/news from the event:)

    3. Hi Mike,

      Looks like we are both looking forward to Corax, the Raven Guard are my legion of choice and can't wait to get him! Great to see a fan of ours, we will be posting all our ventures from Open Day so look forward to pics and experiences :)

  2. I wonder if the Crusade army list book will form the basis for book 4 onwards, as book 1 served a similar role for books 2 and 3. I will be getting the Collectors edition set so I can keep them all in a lovely sleeve.

  3. Am i reading it right that the 'crusade army list' and 'campaign legions' books are limited in that the versions in the collectors edition have an exclusive cover?
    Thus there will be a version of them on general release separately at some point?
    Dont get me wrong, id love a copy of this collectors edition, but at only 1500 copies available im not holding my breath. And the thing im most excited about from this announcement is being able to condense and not have to lug 3 massive tomes around to play heresy games :D

    1. They will be available seperately and as a standard release. The Collectors edition of book 3 will have these and also a slot case with room for book 1 and 2. You live in England mate?

    2. Makes sense, i can see those 2 compilation books being massive sellers.
      And yeah, i sure do, just outside London.

    3. If you don't want to miss out I can possibly do you a favour. Contact me on Facebook.

  4. I'd love one too please drake, I live quite near Nottingham but I'm not going to escape on mother's day!