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The Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship is up for Pre-Order from Forge World – The Eagle’s Talons are closing in!

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Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship £275

Created as a dedicated assault dropship for the Legio Custodes, the Orion can carry a full task force of the Emperor’s Talons into combat. Protected by frontal armour superior to that of the Legiones Astartes Thunderhawk Gunship, its Arachnus heavy blaze cannon and Lastrum bolt cannon can swiftly clear a landing zone of hostile infantry and armour with brutal efficiency, allowing the units within to deploy before it soars back into the sky to unleash death upon any foe who dares approach.

This multi-part resin kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Legio Custodes Orion Assault Dropship, a Lord of War choice for your Talons of the Emperor army. This is an especially dense example of a flyer – it’s not covered head to toe in bells and whistles, but certainly features enough weaponry to make it an incredibly efficient part of your arsenal.

It features 2 Lastrum bolt cannon, turret-mounted on either side of the cockpit, 2 Spiculus bolt launchers with vent systems and 2 Arachnus heavy blaze cannon – the latter is complete with cooling systems, mounts, power supplies and fuel cells visible. Appropriate to its ability to carry units into the fray, it can be modelled with the rear open – within, walls and benches are visible, with a ramp attached to the rear for the troops within to descend.

This kit comes as 71 components, and is supplied with a flying stem and 160mm round base. Rules for using the Legio Custodes Orion Gunship in games of The Horus Heresy are available as a PDF download.

Imperial Arvus Lighter £66

The Arvus is a small cargo shuttle commonly used to transfer supplies and small personnel units ship-to-ship or from fleet positions to planetary installations. While unarmed, the Arvus is capable of standing in as an assault boat, able to transport small infantry squads or boarding parties.

The Arvus Lighter is a complete resin kit featuring opening rear door and includes a plastic flying base.

Legio Custodes Orion Assault Force £417

Carry a Contemptor Dreadnought and a supporting squad of Sagittarum Guard and Custodian Guard into the fray, all in the comforting safety of an Orion Dropship. You’ll be able to get up close and personal with some impressively brutal firepower in no time at all! Included are a number of resin kits:

– A Legio Custodes Orion Gunship, featuring Lastrum bolt cannon, Spiculus bolt launchers and Arachnus heavy blaze cannon, ready to transport your Legio Custodes models with its impressive carrying capacity and thick armour;
– A Legio Custodes Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought, wielding a huge Galatus warblade with its inbuilt infernus incinerator, and equipped with a vastly enlarged version of the Custodes Praesidium shield;
– 2 sets of 5 Custodian Guard, armed with either guardian spears or sentinel blades and storm shields;
– A Sagittarum Guard Upgrade Set – 5 Adrastus bolt calivers and heads, with five left and 5 right arms with which to attach the weapons to 1 of your sets of Custodian Guard.

Legio Custodes Army £1133

Collecting together the Legio Custodes releases we’ve put out so far, this is a very special bundle – it’s essentially an entire army in one easy click. It’s a huge collection of models, including:

– A Legio Custodes Orion Gunship, featuring heavy bolters, Spiculus bolt launchers and Arachnus heavy blaze cannon, ready to transport your Legio Custodes models with its impressive carrying capacity and thick armour;
– A Legio Custodes Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought, wielding a huge Galatus Warblade with its inbuilt infernus incinerator, and equipped with a vastly enlarged version of the Custodes Praesidium shield;
– 3 sets of 5 Custodian Guard, armed with either guardian spears or sentinel blades and storm shields;
– A Legio Custodes Caladius Grav-carrier – a powerful, heavily-armoured transport designed to get troops into the thick of battle as quickly and efficiently as possible;
– A Legio Custodes Caladius Grav-Tank Annihilator, featuring an Arachnus blaze cannon;
– A Legio Custodes Telemon Heavy Dreadnought, featuring a Spiculus bolt launcher;
– A Legio Custodes Pallas Grav-Attack, which features an Arachnus blaze cannon;
– Legio Custodes Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought, carrying a dreadspear and armed with a choice of storm bolters, Infernus incinerators or Adrathic destructors;
– A Legio Custodes Gyrfalcon Pattern Jetbike, armed with an Iliastus bolt cannon, or optional Adrathic devastator or Corvae las-pulser ;
– A set of Legio Custodes Aquilon Terminators, each armed with a solerite power gauntlet, with an option of adrathic destructor or lastrum storm bolter in the other hand
– A set of Legio Custodes Aquilon Terminators with Infernus Firepikes, wielding their namesake weapon and Solerite talons
– A Legio Custodes Sagittarum Guard Upgrade Set – a resin set of 5 weapons and heads, with five left and 5 right arms with which to attach the weapons to a set of Custodian Guard;
– A Legio Custodes Transfer Sheet, featuring nearly 200 transfers, featuring tactical markings, decorative emblems, Litanies of the Imperial truth, Misericordia, magisterium, and vehicle hatch markings.

Talons of the Emperor Incursion Force £320

Often fighting side-by-side, the Sisters of Silence and Legio Custodes work together as a single fighting force with effortless grace and integration. With this bundle, you can field a set of these allies, containing as it does:

– 2 5-model Prosecutor Squads, with 2 Sisters of Silence Prosecutor Cadre Upgrade Sets – upgrade your squads with these boltguns to represent the Prosecutor Cadre;
– A Sisters Of Silence Kharon Pattern Acquisitor, a large transport armed with missile launchers and hellion cannon;
– A set of 5 Adeptus Custodes Custodian Guard with a Legio Custodes Sagittarum Guard Upgrade Set – upgrade the models with these bolt calivers and heads;
– A Legio Custodes Coronus Grav-Carrier – a powerful, heavily-armoured transport designed to get troops into the thick of battle as quickly and efficiently as possible.

 

The Talons of the Emperor are ready to strike the foes of the Imperium… Anyone have £1133 they want to give me?

  • Bakvrad

    If you look close enough, and with a little imagination, the Orion looks, like it could transform into questoris knight. Like in saber rider…
    I love it 🙂

  • ILikeToColourRed

    what makes the flier super heavy?
    Doesnt look much different in size to a Corvus Blackstar or a Valkyrie

    • Electrobix

      It is massive. Look at the size compared to the largest Custodes hover tank, which are bigger than landraiders.

  • I_am_Alpharius

    The Eagles Talon is nice enough, but there is something ungainly about the silhouette. Of course Imperial aircraft never have the prettiest of silhouette, but something just doesn’t look right.

    • Dan Wilson

      Looks great from side profiles, sucks from the front.

  • SpaceDwarf
    • ZeeLobby

      LOL, just wrote that.

    • Orblivion

      I honestly don’t think it looks much like that thing at all.

  • ZeeLobby

    Honestly looks like it’s out of Warpath from Mantic.

  • zeno666

    The Custodes vehicles are amazingly boring. Looks like toys from the Flash Gordon line of 1960’s.

  • Talos2

    I’m really not keen on it. Needs about 5 times more detail.

  • RoboFrog

    I think these look great. Kudos to the artist. After seeing Primaris Aggressors and Interceptors these are a breath of fresh air.

  • Raven Jax

    ME: That Orion ship looks amazing!
    GW: It’s 275 pounds.
    ME: Well I mean, it doesn’t look THAT good.