As I am sure some of you know, Forge World has release a new video about the upcoming Horus Heresy books they will be doing. For those who have not seen it, here is a link. Go take a look. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.
Done? Ok, great. Now, this is fantastic news all around. Not only will we be getting a host of new minis from Forge World, but we also are going to get a bucket load of lore and new rules for playing games during the Horus Heresy. The first book will focus on Istvaan 3, and the Legions involved there. This means World Eaters, Sons of Horus, Emperors Children, and the Death Guard. As you saw in the trailer, there a quite a few new miniatures. Let’s take a look at some of these again, just for fun.
First up, we have two tanks. No, not those pansy Imperial Guard tanks. Real tanks. Tanks fit for the Astartes Legions. The first one looks to be the predecessor of the Baneblade super heavy tank, the Fellblade, belonging to the World Eaters. It even has a Astartes crew, as you can see one of the Marines poking out of the top hatch. Next is what I can only guess is a Land Raider sized vindicator, perhaps brought in when a Vindicator just wouldn’t do. Moving on is my favorite part of the whole video. That is, of course, the Jetbike. As we know, the last remaining Jetbike in the Imperium belongs to the Dark Angels. But this wasn’t so back in the 31st millennium. While not as common as the regular Space Marine bikes, all the Legions possessed Jetbikes, and I am very happy to see them get a miniature, and hopefully a few more in the future.
First up here we have a Communications officer of the World Eaters. Now, some of you (the old ones) may recognize this chap as a re-done version of an old Rogue Trader mini, Communications Officer Orinoco, and I am really liking the new look. Next are some new Terminators, and I can see these getting used a lot by Iron Hands and Iron Warriors players. I really like the Bolters they are carrying, and I am considering how I can use these guys for my Art-Scale Marines. Lastly we have an image of the Sons of Horus. One of the things I am really looking forward to in this series is the exploration of the lore, and the Legions. While it may be easy to have 1000 marines in the same colors, I can see 10,000 marines being a different story. I might be wrong, and these Marine may not even be Sons of Horus, but I like the idea of variation in the Legions.
That’s all for now. When Forge World posts up new images of their Horus Heresy items, I will be posting about it here. Color me excited.
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