FW: Acastus Knight & Bloodthirster Now Available


The Acastus Knight Porphyrion is here to order and the Bloodthirster is back for blood!

After a brief absense the Bloodthirster is back from Forge World and he’s got some new rules for Age of Sigmar to check out. And Knight fans can rest easy knowing the Acastus Knight Porphyrion is here to bring the BOOM!

via Forge World

Bloodthirster – Greater Daemon of Khorne £155


The greatest of Khorne’s servants, a physical embodiment of the Blood God’s rage and never ending thirst for blood – Bloodthirsters are huge creatures, desiring only death and devastation. Manifesting in the Mortal Realms, a Bloodthirster of this prodigious size is known as Exalted, and surpasses other Khornate Daemons in size and thirst for war.


In the grim Darkness of the 41st Millennium, the only Bloodthirster of this immense size seen by the servants of the Imperium is named as An’ggrath the Unbound, the Deathbringer and Daemon Lord of Khorne.  In each of the few times he has been summoned over the 10,000 years since The Horus Heresy , An’ggrath has brought  unfettered destruction to the Imperium, with countless worlds falling beneath his  axe.


Armed with a mighty Axe of Khorne and vicious barbed whip, the Bloodthirster – Greater Daemon of Khorne is a towering model, standing at 24cm tall and with a wingspan of 27cm. It stands on a resin scenic base.


Rules for using this unit in games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar can be downloaded HERE. Rules for using this unit in games of Warhammer 40,000 can be found in Imperial Armour Volume Thirteen – War Machines of the Lost and the Damned.


This set contains one complete multi-part resin model. A 130mm round base is included.

Acastus Knight Porphyrion £320


One of the most heavily armed and armoured of all the Knight chassis in service, the Acastus Knight Porphyrion rivals even the Scout Titans of the Legio Titanicus in terms of size and power. Armed with weapons that can obliterate even the most heavily armoured target, it is truly a force to be reckoned with.


Taller than even the towering Cerastus Knights, the Acastus Knight Porphyrion is a dominating presence on the battlefield. The Knight’s main weapons are a pair of twin-linked Magna Lascannon, devastating weapons an order of magnitude more powerful than even the Sollex pattern Heavy Lascannon of the Mechanicum Taghmata.


Where a Knight Paladin may carry a heavy stubber as a secondary weapon, the Porphyrion is armed with a pair of autocannon which are often replaced with Lascannon when additional anti-armour firepower is necessary. It’s Ironstorm Missile Pod has a substantially larger payload than those found on more common Knights, though in battle-zones where the danger from airborne assault is apparent, this system can be replaced with powerful Helios defence missiles.


Rules for using the Acastus Knight Porphyrion in both Mechanicum Taghmata and Questoris Knights armies in Horus Heresy games can be downloaded HERE.


The Acastus Knight Porphyrion is a complete, multi-part resin kit. It includes several optional secondary weapons.



These two big kits from Forge World are now available to order and Usually ship within 3 days. And both would qualify for a free shipping voucher from Forge World. Time for some last minute shopping?


Just in time for Christmas – thanks Santa Forge World!

  • orionburn

    Son: “Where do Leviathan Dreadnoughts come from?”

    Dad: “Well, son, when a daddy Acastus Knight loves a mommy Cerastus Knight…”

  • gordonshumway

    That Bloodthirster is perhaps the ugliest model FW has ever produced just due to those awful wings…

    “We finished the model…but it needs something…”

    “How about a pound and a half of blobby resin sticking out of its back in no discernible shape?”


    • SupPupPup

      Do you think Archaon or Magnus wings would work on him?

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Part of the problem is that they are painted basic black.

      • orionburn

        ^That. While I’m still not a big fan of the shape of the wings I think a big part of it is in the painting and/or lack of shading. It does look blobby and doesn’t have much depth to them.

    • Ugliest? I guess each to their own. I think that Bloodthirster is an awesome piece.

    • Badgerboy1977

      Think it’s incredible myself and I’ve always wanted one but eye of the beholder I suppose.

      • lorieth

        Indeed, I think the “eye of the beholder” is one of the ingredients you need when you’re trying to summon them.

        • Badgerboy1977

          Loving your work there sir 🙂

    • Aezeal

      I think it’s a great model.

  • georgelabour

    Looking over the rules I noticed one thing immediately. There’s no mention of it being used in a normal imperial knights detachment. Rather it has specific rules for use in the age of darkness Questoris , and Taghmata armies.

    Now most reasonable folks would likely say ‘oh sure fine, just use it as is if you want it in 40k’. However there are also a lot of people who seem to think that the only ‘real’ games of 40k are the ones following some house rules used by some tournament most of us will never even attend.

    Let’s hope they amend that minor quibble whenever they get around to that rumored Imperial armor book for the Mechanicus. ^_^

    • ClarenceThomas

      ” However there are also a lot of people who seem to think that the only ‘real’ games of 40k are the ones following some house rules”

      “Now most reasonable folks would likely say ‘oh sure fine, just use it as is if you want it in 40k'”

      And that isn’t a house rule?

      Casuals strike again

      • georgelabour

        Actually the BRB does in fact have a set of guidelines for ‘forging the narrative’ and ‘not being an overly controlling sod who puts to much reliance on some other people’s house rules meant to appeal to the limited clique they’re a part of’

        So…it’s kind of not. ^_^

        Also, unbound. So…double kind of not. =^.^=

        How many do I need to get to a straight up nope?

        • ClarenceThomas

          So it is a house rule, good to know casuals participate in clown fiestas all over the globe and then mock tournaments for both their houserules and following unit restrictions across game systems

          • georgelabour

            And here we finally get to the nope.

            Followed by a. Don’t put words into other people’s mouths while failing to incite an argument.

            From there we move onto. please go read the actual rules for Warhammer 40,000 which are written by the only official source for game rules.

            Next we trip across. One of the two methods I listed is in fact an utterly RAW legal method of taking the model despite it not having an official spot in the codex it’d most logically be a part of.

            The other method is also supported by the game’s official rule book. It’s just something that requires a level of maturity and social interaction from the parties involved and is thus not received warmly by certain kinds of people.

            And to add cherry to the rebuttal sundae we end things with. I like tacos.

  • Bob Smith

    £320!? Its only ~£60 more for a warhound titan!

    • Talos2

      It’s a nicer model than the now old looking warhound. Not a lot smaller either

  • Nwttp

    Why the balls does the knight cost more than a titan? thought it was a bit bigger than the original plastic knight. love the look, and if it was the price of the cerastus knights i would get it. Don’t understand how the heck they arrived at that price point.

    • Talos2

      Same price range as the tau supremacy suit. It was always going to be

    • georgelabour

      It’s actually a little bigger than 2/3 the size of a warhound, and is a far more detailed kit.

      Not to mention all those fiddly bits. Sooo many fiddly bits.

  • neshta

    U.N.F. That Bloodthirster, but like…that looks a bit too terrifying to transport!

  • Talos2

    Remember when that bloodthirster used to look crazily big?

  • MechBattler

    Poryphrion – “I love cheeseburgers!”