The coverart of the book is hanging on my wall. Can't wait for when i'm done with Vulkan Lives and can begin Deathfire. Numeon is one of my favorite characters from HH and i would probably drop all my other projects if FW released him as a mini. FW please!
After Balkan lives, it should be unremembered empire before death fire
Great! I'll never get to Deathfire! Good thing you told me. Thanks Targel. :)(I've always thought that Gulliman looks like a teddy bear on Unremembered Empire coverart.)
The Lion does look quite heavy set! Massive chunky armour, and is that long hair? Hmm. I wonder if this foreshadows the model at all? Cover art normally does, not sure about book artwork though.
Numeon is a brilliant character and definitely want him in my Salamander army!! Thinking of a legion praetor with paragon blade (halberd) and iron halo - thoughts?
If i remember correctly he has a Volkite weapon incorporated into his halberd, so maybe a charger? Other than that, i think you're on the right track! :)By the way; if you're not planning to sculpt your own capes, the Dark Elves Corsairs (i think their name is) have some great ones! A hole in them big enough for the backpack-connector and it'll fit close to perfectly on normal GW SM, so i don't se why it wouldn't on FW. ;)
Yeah my sculpting ability is non existent so definitely pre done cloaks are an idea and I have a box of corsairs lying around for that reason!And thanks regarding the Volkite - knew I was missing something - a weapon like the Custodes have is what im after!
Those corsair capes are great. They gave my Pellas Mir'san that little extra to really make him look the part. :)And you're very welcome. If you ask me, Volkite is probably my favorite weapon-type if i had to judge it on its appearance. If i was a Custodes i would want Volkite all over my halberd!
If I remember correctly, the Phoenix Terminator halberds are of the same tech as the custodes. Could be a good base. Don't remember the custodes having volkite though. I am sure it was a bolter of sorts built-in.
I think you're right, though the Black Spear, wielded by Asterion Moloc of the Minotaurs, was said to have once been used by Custodes, so maybe they have different spears/halberds?
Im currently thinking of a Grey Knight halberd and slightly amending it! And yeah the Custodes was a bolter/halberd comboam trying to find a description of Numeon to help but currently failing!!
Promethean Sun is your best bet. I would wait though, book 6 is about the shattered legions and iirc Numeon is prolific in that period?
Oh. You're right Khall! Numeon in book 6 would make sense! Now i'm excited! :)Andrew; if you can't wait, it i wouldn't blame you for not being able to, I personally think that the first image on the Warhammer 40k wiki under Artellus Numeon is pretty inspiring and I would probably use it as a reference. I'm pretty confident that the weapon is conceptually accurate as I believe it was described as a halberd with a volkite weapon at the tip in Vulkan Lives. Good luck with it if you choose to do it. ;)
Yeah I think thats the image I'll go with - reckon I'll get the rest of my army sorted before starting Numeon - gives me time to plan it and maybe FW to release Shattered Legions!!
..... your going to be sadly disappointed at the end of the new book, Deathfire.
Bit of a spoiler, Battle Bunnies! Is there some way you can hide the final image so it's not on your home page?
Hey Jarzalex! Thanks for the comment. We have posted the artwork from the latest book in the HH series which anyone who is up to that book will be interested in. We have not intended to provide a spoiler and as such we are sorry. However, this post is directed towards people who are up to this point in the story and spoilers are inevitable. I hope you understand my explanation and I truly thank you for being a reader. We will ensure we provide spoiler warnings in the future. Khall
It's just I was in the course of reading the story...so it was a spoiler. And not everyone will have read the *new* (only 2 weeks old) novel by this point, and it's the final image of the book accompanying the final, final scene - which is meant to be a surprise! Everything else is kosher, as they aren't really story-revealing, but the final image most certainly is. The point of the novel is 'will N's faith be rewarded or not', 'is N crazy', etc. I would just take the pic down, or hide it, or something (I'm sure Kyme et al @ BL would agree!)! This is the story *beyond* what almost everyone else will know. Anyway, lovely to see the blog do well! Lovely pics :)
I mean Kyme et al agree about it revealing *too much* of the story :)
It has now been removed :)
Hi Jarvalex. I do apologise for ruining it for you. I sometimes forget that the people reading this blog may not be familiar with the later years of the Horus Heresy into 40k. I knew he would be reincarnated or come back to life in this book from the other fluff. See below from wiki if you are interested. The ultimate fate of the Salamanders' Primarch is a matter of much conjecture, for he disappeared many years after the Horus Heresy. Some sources state that Vulkan led his Chapter for three entire millennia before he departed on some mission he never declared to the Imperium at large, though scant evidence of any of his deeds throughout that age remain. The tale is made all the more mysterious by the fact that Vulkan appeared to have left behind him a text, called the Tome of Fire, within which is locked the nature and location of nine artefacts the Primarch willed to his Chapter. It said that over one thousand standard years after the events of the Horus Heresy, Vulkan hid these nine artefacts around the galaxy for his Chapter to find, as a test to see if they were worthy of his leadership. Of these nine relics, five have been recovered, three of which, the Spear of Vulkan, Kesare's Mantle and the Gauntlet of the Forge, are wielded by the Chapter's Forgefather, Vulkan He'stan. Two, the Chalice of Fire and the Eye of Vulkan, remain on the Nocturnean moon of Prometheus in the Chapter's fortress-monastery, while the last four artefacts, the Engine of Woes, the Obsidian Chariot, the Unbound Flame and the Song of Entropy, have yet to be discovered. The Tome of Fire claims that only when all of these artefacts are recovered by the Forgefather of the Salamanders, as five now have been, will Vulkan judge the Salamanders sufficiently tempered to have passed the ultimate contest. Then, so the legend states, he shall return to lead the Salamanders in the final war against the enemies of Humanity in accordance with the prophecies written within the Chapter's most sacred tome.
Thank you so much! Yeah i've known of this - it's straight from one of the SM codeces, right, rather than Index Astartes? But with the Heresy, I guess I wondered if they would change things - given that it is 'legend', not fact. Or that it could be something unexpected - i.e. if it would occur in this novel or a future one. Anyway, my thanks - you've been very kind & understanding! :)
No, I am sorry. :)When it comes to fluff; if it is written somewhere then generally BL and FW have to take it as gospel (hence the tank battle of Tallarn which had more tanks than was really possible for the Iron Warrior Legion, which they explained the issues away).
Maybe not somewhere - old codeces' lore (even that of as recent a book as 5th and sadly also 3rd, IA, 3.5 Chaos & 4th) can no longer be considered 'gospel'. I did wonder if Numeon's sigil is the origin of the sigil carried by Chaplain Xavier back in the day (loved that model). It's obvious Kyme loves Salamander lore, though - indeed is the origin of a lot of identity in the XVIII - so maybe he is building to the relics someday. Or maybe he doesn't wish to, and will go a different direction.As for sourcing 40k wikia...i have problems with it because it plagiarises the text of novels or codeces, rather than summarising - this lengthens articles unnecessarily and much worse in using texts directly and undifferentiated, it doesn't state when or where the 'fact' or 'intepretation' it is adapting is from. This mixes generations of content and creating the false impression of unity (in particular the Legion-to-chapter pages). As an academic I find this very problematic - and I wish there were better recognition of different sources in the text like Lexicanum's footnoting or Memory Beta's MLA-style bracketed notes. Also it could be good to have 'in 1994/2nd edition this', 'in 1999/3rd this' ... even if at the base of an article or in a separate one. But lots of work ;)