Friday, November 09, 2012

Forge World Newsletter #324 - Legion Contemptors and Command Sqauds

As always all the important bits below:

Horus Heresy
Hi there, All of us at Forge World enjoy adding to our armies, whether that’s adding new models to their ranks or converting existing ones, and this week we’ve got news of two new releases to help you do just that: the eagerly anticipated Legion Command Upgrade sets and the World Eaters and Death Guard Legion Contemptor Dreadnoughts. We’ve also finalised our ordering deadlines for pre-Christmas delivery, so read on for more information…
World Eaters and Death Guard Legion Contemptor Dreadnoughts
Regarded as the most advanced and powerful pattern of Dreadnought fielded by the Legiones Astartes during the Great Crusade, the Contemptor draws not only upon technologies found in the more common MkIV and MkV designs, but also arcane systems taken from the ancient and shrouded lore of the Legio Cybernetica.

The significant advantages in speed and durability granted to the Contemptor over older Dreadnought patterns are not without cost, however, as it requires higher levels of maintenance than other designs. This has not prevented it from finding a place amongst all the Space Marine Legions though and demand for the new chassis is incredibly high.
Designed by Simon Egan and Will Hayes, the World Eaters and Death Guard Legion Contemptor Dreadnoughts are packed with details themed specifically to these two fearsome Legions, from the battle-scarred reinforced armour of the Death Guard Contemptor, reminiscent of MkIII power armour, to the World Eaters Contemptor’s molecular bonding studs, the sign of makeshift battlefield repair that would later become synonymous with the betrayal of Horus. Each is a fantastic centrepiece for both Heresy-era Legion forces or 41st Millennium Chaos Space Marine armies, and they are available to pre-order now for despatch from Monday 26th November.

Space Marine Legion Command Upgrade Sets
Space Marine Legions train and equip their warriors so that they are experts in battlefield recognition and communication. Being able to quickly locate and communicate with comrades-in-arms can mean the difference between the Emperor’s finest fighting together as one formidable force of war or being destroyed piecemeal by a better co-ordinated foe. Officers and sergeants, therefore, often mark themselves out with a helmet crest, reminiscent of the warriors of Ancient Terra, and each squad, company and Chapter bears a standard to become a rallying point and a spur to glory.

To remain in constant communication with others of their Legion, be they in orbit or other theatres of war on a given world, squads will also make use of so-called ‘nuncio-voxes’, which are often built into a modified power armour backpack and helm. These allow the squad’s commander to order in reinforcements as required or call down a barrage of weapons fire directly upon an enemy position.
Will Hayes and Mark Bedford have designed sets of MkII, MkIII and MkIV Legion Command Upgrades for use with our Armour Marks. Each set contains two crested officer’s helmets, two vexilla icons and two nuncio-vox helmets and backpacks. These detailed resin components each allow you to represent several squad upgrades from the Space Marine Legion army list in The Horus Heresy Book I: Betrayal on the tabletop. All three of these upgrade sets are available to order now for immediate despatch.
Loving the old school command sqauds. nice detailing on the Contemptors, personally FW cant seem to do anything wrong with the Horus Heresy range, well apart from neglect the imperial army (so i can steal stuff for my IG).

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