Friday, September 03, 2010

Forge World Newsletter #246 - IA9 Badab war & UK Gamesday info

Another Forgeworld newsletter sneaking in before UK Gamesday, so for those interested here it is once again reproduced in full with an additional image:

Games Day UK News!
Hi There,
This Newsletter is the second of our Games Day UK previews, and here at Forge World we are all getting excited about the biggest Games Day of the year. We’ve got loads of exciting stuff to tell you about, so read on for more…
Ead Brown

Imperial Armour Volume 9: The Badab War Part I Available at Games Day UK!

Forge World can proudly announce that Imperial Armour Volume 9: The Badab War Part I should be available in limited numbers as a Games Day UK exclusive pre-release!

The year is 903.M41 and Lugft Huron, Chapter Master of the Astral Claws and self-styled Tyrant of Badab, declares the secession of his domains from the Imperium, taking four entire Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes with him into rebellion.

The scene is set for an epic clash of arms that will see armies crushed, fleets shattered and entire worlds reduced to lifeless cinders in one of the most dangerous internecine conflicts the Imperium has known in a thousand years.

History will call Lugft Huron a madman and a traitor, and condemn him as a pawn of Chaos or a Xenos puppet, but history is written by the victor, and in the grim darkness of the far future the truth is seldom so simple…

Inside this book, the first volume in Forge World’s two-part exploration of the infamous Badab War, you will find a detailed account of the shadowed origins, terrible secrets and savage birth of the Tyrant’s rebellion. You will also find information on the malevolent Warp-storm of the Maelstrom itself as well as the dangerous and forlorn worlds that border it.

Also detailed are full histories and dispositions of the nine Space Marine Chapters that played the most significant part in the Badab War’s early stages - the Astral Claws, Fire Hawks, Marines Errant, Red Scorpions, Raptors, Novamarines, Fire Angels, Howling Griffons and Lamenters are each illustrated with extensive colour profiles.

This volume also contains a complete army list, The Tyrant’s Legion, representing those forces that defended Huron’s conquered realms from the Imperium’s wrath, and a purpose-designed campaign system for you to re-fight your own Badab War. Also included are five unique campaign missions and a special Boarding Assault mini-expansion for Warhammer 40,000 that allows you to fight brutal ship-to-ship combats on the tabletop.

The full-colour, 208-page book contains 15 colour pictures, 120 full colour Space Marine infantry and vehicle profiles and 10 detailed colour star maps, as well as three new Apocalypse formations and twelve new special characters representing mighty warriors from the Space Marine Chapters featured in this book. Forge World’s book production team and Imperial Armour Writer Alan Bligh have done sterling work adding fantastic new depth to the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The book also contains a full colour, double sided poster containing a detailed Badab Sector map by Sam Lamont, and brand new Space Marine artwork by Paul Bonner.

To whet your appetite, we’ve put together a gallery of sample page spreads that you can find here, and our Games Day lorry-load of stock will contain as many copies of this eagerly-awaited new book as we can manage to plunder from our printers. The book will be priced at £45, and because we don’t yet know exactly how many copies we’ll have available, we recommend that you send us a reservation order as soon as possible! We hope to announce a general release date for shipping world wide very soon.

Forge World Studio Stand
Our entire Design Studio team of Miniatures Designers, Imperial Armour Writers and the Book Production team will be on hand at Games Day UK, displaying future projects, work-in-progress miniatures and original artwork, as well as surrounding themselves with a dizzying array of beautifully-painted Forge World models for you to admire.

Imperial Armour Volume 9 writer Alan Bligh will be supplied with a whole box of pens to autograph your brand new copies of the Badab War Part I, and you’ll be able to quiz him on his plans for the concluding part of this exciting expansion and maybe even get a few hints of his dark plans for future Imperial Armour books.

Graphic Artists Sam Lamont, Kenton Mills and Ian Strickland will be proudly showcasing the fantastic colour profiles and artwork that they have produced for the Badab project, as well as explaining the stages that a book goes through before printing. Kenton might even be persuaded to let slip a few titbits about the range of forthcoming Decal sheets and Etched Brass symbols that he’s been working on.

We’ll be bringing you more news about what other members of our Studio team will have to show you in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

Place Your Games Day UK Reservation Now!
Forge World are now taking reservation orders for Games Day UK. This is the best way to guarantee that we will have exactly what you want and we’ll have a separate Reservations Collections area on our sales stand, so you can pick up your order at any point during the day. So whether you desperately want to treat yourself to a mighty Reaver Titan to crush your enemies with, or pick up a set of White Scar Rhino Doors to customise your vehicles, place a Reservation and we will have it packed up ready and waiting for you. You can also reserve the fantastic 2010 Show Only figure, Mark Bedford’s Ork Runt Bot.

What’s more, as a special bonus, if you place a reservation of £50 or more you’ll receive an extremely rare Show Only figure free when you collect your order on the day, while stocks last. The models available will be drawn from our range of previous Show Only figures such as the Reaver Titan Princeps and Ork Skwadron Kommander (but sadly not the Runt Bot). The staff who fetch your reservation will grab one at random from the selection we have available.

To place a reservation, just send an e-mail titled ‘Games Day UK Reservation’ to including your name and a list of the items you’d like us to provide. You can also telephone us on 0115 916 8177 – in either case, we will provide you with an order number and total cost slightly before the event, and we’ll also inform you of anything that we can’t guarantee to have for you. If you wish to reserve a copy of Imperial Armour Volume 9: The Badab War Part I, please note that we will confirm availability during the week before Games Day.

Finally, remember that anything we don’t have, or run out of, can be ordered on the day with the added bonus of completely free shipping!

Games Day Tickets Still Available
If you’ve not yet bought your Games Day UK ticket, they’re selling fast! You can order yours by visiting and if you need transport to the NEC, coaches will be leaving from Games Workshop stores nationwide so make sure you pop into your local store for more details.

Well UK Gamesday certainly looks like the place to be if your a FW fan, lots of tasty offers and the chance to own the new Imperial Armour book before even I get my hands on it! Shame I cant make it but anyone who gets to go please feel free to share the info you pick up :)
Enjoy folks!

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