Friday, November 05, 2010

Forgeworld Newsletter #253 - Eldar Hornets, Marine Transfers & lots of Brass Etch!

Hi Folks
the latest Forgeworld newsletter has just popped up on my screen so for those of you not subscribed or incommunicado here is the newsletter in full with links as always:


Hi there,
In this Newsletter we have the first addition to our Eldar range of resin kits and upgrade sets available to pre-order, news of some more detailed Etched Brass and Transfer sheets that are also up for pre-order, an update on our Christmas shipping deadlines, and details of the Wishlist function on the Forge World website.
We’ve also got a reminder about the very last show that we’ll be attending this year – the IPMS Scale ModelWorld event which takes place on the 13th and 14th of November.
Ead Brown

Eldar Hornet Available to Pre-Order Now
The Eldar Hornet, designed by Daren Parrwood, is a brand-new addition to the Eldar range. One of several new Eldar units that will feature in the forthcoming Imperial Armour Volume 11, this complete resin kit may be armed with a full range of Eldar weaponry and is supplied with two resin Pulse Lasers, and a plastic Eldar heavy weapon sprue, to allow you to refine its potent weaponry to a specific battlefield role.
The Hornet is a light tank employed by Eldar armoured forces in a fast reconnaissance and raiding role. Piloted by a single crewman, it can be found in the forefront of Eldar aspect warrior assault waves, speeding ahead of heavier Falcons and Wave Serpents and often operating alongside other high-speed attack craft such as jetbikes and Vypers.
The Eldar Hornet is available to pre-order now for dispatch in the week commencing the 29th of November. Imperial Armour writer Warwick Kinrade has put together a set of experimental rules for the Hornet which can be downloaded for free here.

Raptors Transfer Sheet
Masters of stealth and ambush, the Raptors play a major role in the Badab War and this new A4 transfer sheet, designed by Paul Rudge, is packed with over 150 Chapter symbols, squad markings and vehicle identifiers.
These decals, along with our existing Raptors Terminator Shoulder Pads, Rhino Doors and Land Raider Door sets, allow Raptors players to add unique character and detail to their armies.
This fantastic new decal sheet is available to pre-order now and will be dispatched in the week commencing the 29th of November

Etched Brass Sheets:
The latest additions to our range of detailed Etched Brass symbols are these fantastic sets of Iron Hands and Imperial/Crimson Fists icons and Ork Glyphs from the talented hands of Graphic Artist Kenton Mills.

The Iron Hands and Imperial/Crimson Fists frames are packed with intricate symbols, Chapter and Company markings, scroll work and Imperial Aquilae that can be used to decorate your Space Marine vehicles and infantry, as you can see in the images on the Forge World website

The Ork Glyphs frame provides a huge range of Ork pictograms with which to embellish the vehicles, armour and banners of your Clans to suitably insult your foes. The Ork sheet also contains a chequer pattern on the frame itself that you can trim into smaller sections and add to almost any model in the Ork range.
Each of these Etched Brass sheets is available to pre-order now for dispatch in the week commencing the 29th of November.

Forge World Events News

IPMS Scale Model World Reservations Now Being Taken
Forge World will be attending the IPMS Scale Model World show at the International Centre in Telford on November 13th and 14th and once again, we’ll have a sales stand packed with a wide range of resin models, weathering powders and Imperial Armour publications. All of this will be available to purchase at the show and anything we run out of can be ordered on the day with the added bonus of completely free shipping!
If you have a specific shopping list, the best way to guarantee that we’ll have exactly what you want is to place a reservation order beforehand.
To place a reservation, just send an e-mail titled ‘IPMS 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. We’ll also inform you of anything that we can’t guarantee to reserve for you.

Forge World Christmas Shipping Deadlines
  • Our last guaranteed shipping date for Standard Delivery outside the UK will be December 6th.
  • Our last guaranteed shipping date for Express Delivery outside the UK will be December 13th.
  • Our last guaranteed shipping date for all orders within the UK will be December 20th.
As always, it’s best to order as early as possible to ensure delivery, but if you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of your Forge World Christmas Shopping, please contact us either by e-mail at or telephone on 0115 916 8177 within the UK, 011 44 115 916 8177 from the US and Canada or 00 44 115 916 8177 from much of Europe.

Forge World Wishlists Now Available Online
On the subject of Christmas shopping, there’s nothing worse than secretly hoping for a Reaver Titan, finding a massive parcel under your tree, eagerly ripping it open and finding a lovely ‘novelty’ jumper and a pair of socks…
It doesn't get much worse than that, but thankfully it couldn't be easier to make sure that it doesn't happen to you. If you’ve created an account on then you have the ability to create a Wishlist. Just login to Your Account and you’ll see an option to View Wishlists – simply browse through our online store and click the ‘add to wishlist’ button on each item’s page. Once you’ve found all the gifts you’re after, just e-mail it to all of your friends and family and wait for Christmas morning.


As always recreated with the normal caveats! Must say nice to see that the marines don't steal all the limelight this month and some other races get a look in. The Eldar light tank looks good, suitably elegant enough to be classed as eldar. Also like the simple logic FW have used on the Ork brass etch, giving use to the dead space on the edge of the sprue is a great idea, cuts down on waste and almost helps justify the cost.
A good news letter, though lets just hope there is more Badab war stuff in the next issue :)

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