Forgeworld: My What a LARGE Gun You Have


Sometimes I think Techmarines are compensating for something… Check out the latest from Forgeworld.

via Forgeworld




Finally, a techmarine with some impressive looking armor – probably an Iron Warrior.


That’s just what the doctor ordered. – A Rapier carrier mounted Thunderfire cannon.  And you thought normal Thudd Guns were bad enough…


~ It needs a set of shell loading servitors. 


  • Ruadhan

    I believe the sourcebooks refer to that as a Quad Mortar rather than a thunderfire…despite appearances.
    I’ll check back when I get home and can check my books

    • No need, u are correct. Even tho it does pretty much the same thing as tfires.

    • EdgarRoutine

      actually, the quad mortar is a different model. so this looks like a Rapier Thunderfire

      • Jonathan Lowbridge

        *puts on nerdy voice*
        Actually…it is the Legion Quad Mortar Rapier model from the Heresy range (and was called so at the Open Day). It matches the Achilles Land Raider Quad mortars.
        You may be confusing it with the Quad mortar for the Solar Auxilla which is different.
        …if you want to pedantically correct people, try to get it right?
        (setting him self up for being wrong and called for it in 3….2…..1…..

        • Jonathan Lowbridge

          And yes I will use it instead of the Thunderfire Cannons my self 😀

        • EdgarRoutine

          its just a cool model. use it for what ever you like including a cool paperweight. and or call it what ever you like 🙂 enjoy

          • Mach13

            I’m calling mine Lisa.

  • Boondox

    The techmarine is very plain. Chunky, unadorned armor with very few attachments on the servo harness and no helmet. There are no obvious bionics other than his head and the bolt pistol is generic as well. I would expect more customization on the armor, weapons and servo harness. I believe the FW Iron Hands figures represent techmarines better than this.

    • Badgerboy1977

      I’m a big fan of Techmarines and the Ad Mech myself and personally I think this one looks great but to each their own of course.

    • Ajeje_Brazorf

      i do not agree, this is a plain techmarine, and it is good to be in this way, because not all legions have always had a strong customization, for example, i am slowly collecting a detachment of the VI legion, just after the encounter with Russ, so i need a little , beginning level of caracterization, not a heavy customized armor and weapons, only a little and more generic equipment

    • NikosanPrime

      Actually I think that is the first Techmarine in a long time that looks good. There is just enough of all the different details that it is not peeve whelming.

      Also the bolt pistol looks amazing, the barrel is proportionally correct and the casing looks like something that is designed to work effectively.

    • CoffeeGrunt

      It’s a basic template for you to customise, so it can fit any Legion or Chapter.

    • majorwesjanson

      That’s because it is a servo arm, not a full servo harness. I plan to replace the arm with a conversion beamer anyways.

      • Boondox

        Good point. But in every book I’ve read the techmarines have multiple mechandrites and other attachments to their backpacks. I just expected more.

        • majorwesjanson

          Well, like most of the GW servo arm backpacks, the mechadentrites are in a bundle hanging from the bottom. This guy has the same thing, with 2-3 haning behind him (seen between his legs) and a short one at his waist.

    • Shawn

      The Iron Father is a great example of an Iron Hands tech marine, but this model is generic enough that I can mod him into Kardan Stronos. Lose the leg and the frong chest piece and utilize everything else. Although, the bolter and axe are in the wrong hands, so I’ll have to mod that too.

  • I hope they come out with more Techmarine sculpts, I like that one alot.

  • MPSwift

    Well, looks like I’ll be getting an Iron Priest for my Wolves after all!

  • Porky_Poster

    For me there’s something oddly puppetswar about those legs, only blockier and more featureless on the techmarine.

    • Melchior

      The funny thing about re-inventing the wheel is that. in the end, it’s still a wheel. There can be only so many variations on leg armour before the sameness is apparent.

      • Porky_Poster

        A good reason to push it further out. Why engineer the astartes with only two legs? With that tech back in the day why didn’t they go for three, or six? There’s an IP they could protect. It would mean the wheel gets a whole new lease of life and fire up the setting a bit.

        • Porky_Poster

          They could easily introduce something like that even now – maybe one of the lost chapters was struck out for the reason of this very feature, but now has dozens of successors?

          • Aezeal

            I think it would be more of an admech priest sort of thing… I think similar things are described in several books.

    • majorwesjanson

      Reminds me of the Mk XVI Damocles pattern armor, personally. Mixed with Mk III arms.

  • houseofpaine

    The Tech-Marine looks perfectly fine to me, but I’m a litle frustrated by GW/FW’s inability to make credible-looking gatling-style guns and “quad” cannons. The guns on this and that new Vindicator look like laser cannons I used to build with Lego’s (those little cylinder pieces, if anyone remembers them).

  • kaptinscuzgob

    so cute! the littlest tank that could!

  • Joseph Boyd

    Wow! 40k is really gone nuts! and what has happened, has happened. Tactics have gone out the window. Thats my opinion though. I know a lot of players like the direction 40k has gone. Me though? I like a tough, balanced, strategic game without alot of stupid bonuses. I know Im crying…but this just sucks.

    • CoffeeGrunt

      This is a lot of whining over a new Techmarine model and an alternative Thunderfire Cannon…

      I mean, if they were Heavy 6 Apocalyptic Blast D Weapons, I could get it, but it feels like you commented on the wrong article, bud.

    • Porky_Poster

      Have you looked at WarStrike? It’s not done yet, but that means there’s still time to get involved and help shape it.

    • georgelabour

      You…have a very odd opinion about old bronze cannons.

      Did one do something to your family when you were a toddler or something?

  • Katharon

    Finally, a decent model that I like in lieu of the stupid normal thunderfire cannon model.

  • m3g4tr0n

    That techmarine looks awesome!

  • Skimask Mohawk

    “you thought normal thudd guns were bad” It is a normal thudd gun lol

  • 3dken

    From the angle of the picture it looks like a Tech Marine Rapier Segway! That would be awesome!