Friday, February 24, 2012

Forge World Newsletter #297 - Mortalis Complex Terrain and Rules

As always the important bits reproduced below:

Hi there, We have some amazing additions to our terrain range to tell you about in this week’s newsletter as well as details of a new Warhammer 40,000 experimental rules expansion, available to download now from our website, which allows players to enter the brutal and vicious battlefields of the Zone Mortalis.
Realm of Battle Zone Mortalis Complex
The cities and starships of the Imperium are often ancient and crumbing edifices, constructed in ages past from prefabricated STC designs from the Dark Age of Technology. In a galaxy beset by war any building or corridor may be pressed into service as a strongpoint. Abrupt corners and shadowed alcoves typify the interior workspaces, while the narrow corridors and indeed larger internal rooms can be sealed off by great plasteel blast doors.

The Realm of Battle Zone Mortalis Alpha Complex, Beta Complex, Delta Complex and Gamma Complex are each 1' x 1' (300mm x 300mm) tiles that are fully compatible and interchangeable with each other. These detailed hollow resin tiles, designed by Blake Spence, are perfect for playing games using the Zone Mortalis Warhammer 40,000 Expansion rules, a link to which is provided later in this newsletter.

The Realm of Battle Zone Mortalis Set contains all four of the individual tiles, allowing for a huge range of possible corridor arrangements covering a total area of 2' x 2' (600mm x 600mm).
This new scenery range is infinitely expandable, and we plan to release more tiles and interior scenery pieces in the near future. We will also be releasing two sets of removable blast doors to accompany these new terrain tiles in the next few weeks.
These fantastically detailed terrain pieces are available to order now for immediate despatch, and to illustrate the awesomeness of the Zone Mortalis scenery, we’ve recorded a video to give you a closer look at them.

Warhammer 40,000 'Zone Mortalis' Expansion
Forge World is proud to present a brand new
experimental rules expansion, dealing with some of the most savage arenas of combat conceivable in the Warhammer 40,000 universe; the battlefields the Codex Tactica Imperialis refers to as ‘Zone Mortalis’ - the fatal ground. Such areas, be they the contested decks of a void warship, tangled mine works, lightless underhives or sacred catacombs, all have a confluence of factors in common. They are closely confined, provide limited opportunity for ambushes or escape routes, as well as oft-times being treacherous, warp-tainted or toxic beyond the limits of the mortal condition.

These rules offer the chance to fight desperate battles of your own on such deadly ground and draw heavily upon the Boarding Assault rules previously published in Imperial Armour Volume 9: The Badab War Part One, and the feedback we have had from players. Zone Mortalis battles are unashamedly fatal and chaotic affairs (as fighting in a collapsing hive city under mass artillery bombardment, or on a burning star vessel in the middle of a space battle ought to be!).

Forge World Events News:
Forge World Open Day 2012, 1st April, Warhammer World, Nottingham
Sunday 1st April will see Forge World and Warhammer Forge abandon our top-secret Manufactorum for our annual Open Day. This year’s event is even bigger and better than ever, as we will be taking over not only the Gaming Hall for our Sales stand but also the GW staff restaurant for our Studio staff and their displays.

We’ll be bringing you more details about the event in future newsletters. For now, we can whet your appetite with a few teasers: there will be two brand new participation games and as many of our detailed display boards as we can cram into the Studio area. We also intend to run a ‘Studio Café’ Q&A session in addition to showcasing a vast array of work-in-progress miniatures, future releases and some of the superbly painted models we use in our displays.
Our Sales stand will be packed with a huge selection of resin kits, books and modelling supplies, including a veritable cornucopia of pre-release kits that we’ll be announcing in future newsletters. As always the Open Day will be the first chance to purchase our 2012 Event Only models. We’ve designed both a Warhammer Forge model and a Forge World model once again, and while we can’t tell you what they are just yet, suffice to say we think they’re great!

AdeptiCon 2012, 19th to 22nd April, Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Chicago
Forge World will again be attending
AdeptiCon this year, and we are now accepting reservation orders for this popular event. While we will be bringing a huge selection of our range of books, resin kits and modelling products, placing a reservation order is the best way to ensure that we have exactly what you want packed up and waiting for you at the show.

All I can say is nice terrain and great for adding some depth to games, very space hulk in nature, but unfortunately the cost seems slightly high. I was hoping for some terrain in the same vain as the older prepainted peices GW did, make from the lighter foam stuff, that way the costs would have been better and no doubt lots of people would be interested. Still if I win the lottery I'm sure I will pick some up - unless they change the material to make it cost less for the buyers :)

Exterminatus - The Fan Project!

Hi folks,
just a quick one and not something i do very often, but please head over to and consider supporting the fan film. The guys only need 75 more euros to have the funding they need so please pop over and consider donating.
The page can be found here:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Power Armour Challenge - An Update

Hi Folks,
just an update that as a result of the real world (and the fact I have to go away this weekend) the final deadline for submitting entries has now moved until the 29th Feb. This is because I won't be around to update the blog with the entries, this way closing off on the 29th allows me a few days after to update the blog ready for the voting.
Apologies on the changes but all being well there will be more hobby updates, including at last some reviews of products and models.
Any issues or questions let me know.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Blog News- A quiet period falls!

Hi Folks,
Apologies for the quiet period on the blog, I know for regular followers its a bit of a worry (thanks for the emails folks) but there is nothing to worry about. I'm still here as is the blog.

The past two weeks or so have been hectic with breaks, a new job, setting up office equipment and celebrating a birthday (or at least starting to, the celebrations are over this week) but all being well and all things equal in the world normal (or as normal as I am) service will return within the next few days.

Thanks for bearing with me and staying loyal, we'll be back soon.
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