Friday, 21 November 2014

CONQUEST IS HERE!!! The Battle Bunnies have a peak.

Book four Conquest is in our hands and we will be scouring through this Tome today and tomorrow. 


First glance the book is substantially bigger than ever before. Lots of background and fluff for Knights, Titans and Solar Auxilia. 

Incredible illustrations. 

The Relic Weapons section has some great bits of equipment to pimp your own personal Character such as the Vlka Fenryka's Burning claws and the Bolod Angels Photonics blade. 



The Campaign system is simple and actually resembles the peg and link system that I was favouring. 

My first impression of the Solar Auxilia is: They are a different flavour of Astra militarum. It will always be difficult to add certain rules which show them as being different, but not giving skills on the battlefield that would eclipse a Legionnaire. The Disciplined fire and Close formation fighting rules really give them a hold the line feel (hold the line rule really helps too funnily enough). I am already looking forward to getting these chaps in a trench and drawing a Legion in to have a bite. Put a Super-Heavy command tank with a Commander bellowing out encouragement or orders in the centre and rest assured they really will be difficult to break. 
The Solar Auxilia Lasrifle is 30" range which also goes with their long reach. They also have void armour which amongst other special rules puts them at a respectable 4+. 

Expect to see us using a squad soon in one of our famous reports. 


It's great that Port Maw is such a key to the Campaign base, and I am really looking forward to reading about them. 

We will give some more info when we can but all in all: Awesome. 

Thanks Forge World, another great book. 


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Drake Seta

11 comments:

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    1. No new legion bits at all! Apart from the Relic weapons for all Legions.

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    2. Aw man! Wonder when (and if) we'll be getting more...

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  2. How many Knights Households are described in the book with colour scheme, background etc?

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    1. 4-5 are shown and have background. But there is a section detailing a lot of them without pics though at this stage.

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    2. Thank you very much. I'm just looking for Heresy or Great Crusade Age colour schemes for Knight Households allied to my Raven Guard. Will be waiting for more detailed information from the vol.4, and just wait my own copy for regular edition :)

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  3. I take it the stormhammer is in? how much dakka does that thin unleash if I may be so bold? and from what I've heard of the relics the blood angels one is nasty!

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    1. Just did a post with a pic of the beast. :)

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  4. Do the Basilisk and Medusa actually have Russ-grade armor? Also, is there any mention of traitor Solar Auxiliary? Lastly, who is Lord Marshal Ireton Masade and if possible, a quick synopsis of his rules?

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    1. Lord Marshal MaSade is a very senior Expeditionary fleet commander who had done his time and retired at old age. He has come back to fight Horus in a bionic life support frame. He also has the ability to bring back the first generic unit destroyed in a battle back in ongoing reserves.
      It is Russ like armour with -1 on each Armour.

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    2. Ah, very cool. Thank you for replying.

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