40K: Index: Astra Militarum Preview

It’s the return of the Death Korps of Krieg and a tank that brings the BBQ in this preview from Forge World!

Last week Forge World teased Imperial Armour Index: Xenos. Now, we are getting a closer look at the true heroes of the Imperium – the Astra Militarum!

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Malcador Infernus

If Toughness 8 and 18(!) Wounds isn’t enough to interest you then take a look at the Inferno Gun. Mark the Malcador as one of those units you do NOT want to charge. If it gets within 16″ it’s going to provide it’s own BBQ for the battle.  Oh and let’s not discount the Titanic Explosion – which is probably my favorite part. When this tank does die it’s got a good shot of taking a lot of folks with it!

Death Korps of Krieg Death Rider Squadron

First off, these guys are fast. A 10″ move and they do not suffer penalties when charging into terrain features – that’s just plain good! They need to be so they can get into a good position to charge – because that is where they bring the pain. Their hunting lances are particularly threatening for multi-wound models – things like those pesky Primarius Space Marines will want to avoid them…if they can! Also their Augmented Mount ability should help with their survival against small arms fire. Combine that with a +4 save and 2 wounds each and your opponent will have to decide if they want to take a chance with “wasting” their little shots or will they “waste” their big guns on them. Decisions, decisions…

That’s not all either. GW had this to say as well:

“Dying isn’t even much of an obstacle for these baleful horsemen – like in the background, Death Korps aren’t so much fazed by death as encouraged by it – The Cult of Sacrifice ability significantly reduces the effect of morale tests, while unique Death Korps Orders like Duty Unto Death! allow any models killed in the Fight phase to immediately make a single attack. We haven’t even begun to get into how these guys work with the rest of the Death Korps army, or Death Rider characters like the Death Rider Squadron Commander.”

There will be a whole lot more goodies for the Astra Militarum in the near future. Index: Astra Militarum drops June 23!

Imperial Armour – Index: Astra Militarum £15

This book is designed to update the rules for Forge World’s current and recent ranges of models for use with the latest incarnation of the Warhammer 40,000 game. It provides rules for Forge World’s Astra Militarum, Death Korps of Krieg, Elysian Drop Troops, Imperial Knights/Questor Imperialis and Titan Legions, as well as the malevolent traitors of the Renegades and Heretics army.

This book and its contents are fully compatible with Warhammer 40,000 – Index: Imperium 2, expanding the datasheets which are found there and contain all the information you need to field your Forge World models from the Astra Militarum, Death Korps of Krieg, Elysian Drop Troops, Imperial Knights/Questor Imperialis, Titan Legions and Renegade and Heretics factions in the new edition of the Warhammer 40,000 game. Also included are both Power Ratings and an appendix for their use in Battle-forged armies.

Contained in the 128-page softback:

– 59 datasheets for using your Astra Militarum miniatures;.

– 16 datasheets for using your Death Korps of Krieg miniatures;.

– 11 datasheets for using your Elysians miniatures;

– 14 datasheets for using your Renegades & Heretics miniatures;

– 7 datasheets for using your Imperial Knights/Knight Questoris miniatures;

– 3 datasheets for using your Titans.

Every model, weapon and piece of wargear has its own points value, and every weapon has a profile.

Please note – you will need a copy of the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook, Warhammer 40,000 – Index: Imperium 1 and Warhammer 40,000 – Index: Imperium 2 to make full use of this book and its contents. And if you plan on using your renegades and heretics datasheets you will also need a copy of Warhammer 40,000 – Index: Chaos


Astra Militarum – don’t wake the slumbering giant…

  • Walter Vining


  • generalchaos34

    wait, so why would we also need Index Imperium 1? I can see 2 because of the Astra Militarum and Fortifications.

  • memitchell

    Make Cavalry Great Again!

  • Hendrik Booraem VI

    This is just a ForgeWorld index, it’s not actually the CODEX for the Imperial Guard. So… meh.

  • D_Ork

    The cavalry appear to be … grazing (for the Emperor).

  • Brusilov


  • Foxdonut

    God bless krieg and their geneticaly modified space marine horses, may they never be primaris ponies!!

    • shaefer

      There are no horses on Krieg…;-)

  • Dan

    I’m increasingly starting to believe a cavalry company is a viable proposition now. I wonder how many points the deathriders will be as they solve a bit of an issue rough riders have in terms of survivability.

  • euansmith

    I would be very happy if the old Cadian sprues finally got retired and replaced with plastic Death Korps. Maybe the ancient Catachans could make way for some plastic Elysians.

    • OldHat

      Neither sets are that old. Like… 2009 right?

      • euansmith

        I think that was the Command sprues; the Cadian Shock Trooper Sprue is older, and the poor old Catachans are about due for their pensions.

        • OldHat

          Nawww… They aren’t that bad. Still not older than like the Chaos Marines or Berserkers, if I recall right.

          • euansmith

            Man, I think that the Catachans were poor straight out of the blocks. The molded chest pouches that lack definition and merge in to the torso, and the massive arms that look over-sized even on a space marine 😉 Their lazguns were cool though, and their flamers too.