Friday, October 26, 2012

Forge World Newsletter #322 - Jetbikes and Seige Tanks!

As always all the important bits below:
Hi there, This week we’re excited to release three more kits for our Horus heresy range. The Space Marine Legion Jetbike, Jetbike Squadron, and Typhon Heavy Siege Tank are all now available to pre-order. It’s Games Day France on Sunday 28th October, so we’ve got an events reminder for you as well.
Scimitar Pattern Space Marine Legion Jetbike
Squadrons of ‘Sky Hunters’ are fielded by almost all of the Legiones Astartes. These feared strike units are heavily armed and mounted upon sophisticated and powerful craft more akin to small flyers than ground bikes. Their size allows for a potent heavy weapon armament, and it is not uncommon for these squadrons to range far ahead of the main strength of a Space Marine force, striking targets of opportunity at will.
There are several patterns of jetbike produced by the Mechanicum, all of which are modified from designs that pre-date the Imperium, and all of which are in considerable demand by the Space Marine Legions.
The Scimitar Pattern Space Marine Legion Jetbike, designed by Daren Parrwood, is a single multi-part resin model which features four weapons options: a Heavy Bolter, Plasma Cannon, Multi-melta or Volkite Culverin.
Alongside this is the
Scimitar Pattern Legion Jetbike Squadron – this kit contains three Jetbikes; the minimum size for the Sky Hunter squadron featured within the Space Marine Legion army list in The Horus Heresy Book I: Betrayal.
Space Marine Typhon Heavy Siege Tank
Named for the ‘Great Beast’ of Ancient Terran myth, the immense Typhon Heavy Siege Tank was developed by the Mechanicum alongside the Spartan, with which it shares a basic chassis design.
The Typhon’s primary armament is the massive Dreadhammer cannon, and was created in response to a request from the Primarch Peturabo, master of the Iron Warriors. He demanded a Legiones Astartes war engine that could rival the great batteries of the Imperial Crusade Army in firepower, but manoeuvre and deploy at the speed of a Space Marine force.
The Typhon Heavy Siege Tank is a detailed multi-part resin model, designed by Phil Stutcinskas. This mighty siege tank makes for an intimidating centrepiece indeed, and rules for fielding it as part of a Space Marine Legion are printed in The Horus Heresy Book I: Betrayal.
All three of these fantastic kits are available to pre-order now for despatch from Friday 2nd November.
Forge World Events News
Games Day France and IPMS Scale ModelWorld International.

Forge World will be at Games Day France on Sunday 28th October in Montreuil at the Espace Paris. Forge World Designers Edgar Skomorowski and Stuart Williamson will both be attending this event alongside our intrepid sales team.
We will also be attending the IPMS Scale ModelWorld International show on November 10th and 11th at the International Centre in Telford, England. As always we are accepting reservation orders for this event, and this is the best way to ensure that we will have the exact products that you want, packed and waiting for you to collect. IPMS reservation orders are pre-paid to make the collection process quicker and easier, leaving you with more time to enjoy the rest of the event.
To place a reservation order for Scale ModelWorld International, just call the Forge World customer service team on 0115 900 4995 between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday, or 9am - 5pm on Saturday. We’ll need your name, a contact e-mail address and a full list of the items you wish to order, and you’ll need the card you wish to use for payment to hand as well.

Thanks, Ead Brown Customer Service Manager Forge World
Ok, well we now have one of the iconic units of the Heresy availible, the jet bike, and one of the most awesome support tanks so far. The question is can FW get any better?? The latest models are awesome and I am constantly looking at ways to include them in my planned armies, not to mention afford them, as everything is awesome. Cant wait for the Imperial Army stuff to see what i can manage to shoehorn in to my guard :)

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