Forge World: Primarch Rogal Dorn Revealed

There is a new primarch coming to town from Forge World – Rogal Dorn of the Imperial Fists is on the way!

Forge World is previewing the next model in their Character Series and it’s none other than the Primarch of the Imperial Fists Rogal Dorn!

via Warhammer Community

“Rogal Dorn is the next magnificent entry in the Horus Heresy Character Series and the latest Primarch to join his brothers in miniature form. Dorn is depicted imperiously surveying the battle around him, a bulwark against the tide of terrors that face the Imperium in the 31st Millennium.”

I’m digging this model and would love to see it in the bare resin as well. Personally, I’m curious about the emblem on his cape as it looks like it’s sculpted on the model and not freehand. That wouldn’t surprise me as GW has been doing that with other models.

Dorn is slated to be available soon from Forge World and your first crack to pick one up will be a the Horus Heresy and Necromunda Weekender 2018 which is February 3rd and 4th. Which, yes, that’s this weekend!

What else will be revealed at the Weekender? Guess we’ll have to wait and see!

  • Julien Huguenin

    The model is great but the painting of FW’s faces have really been sub par lately 🙁 Both Leman & Dorn are kinda ruined by that.

  • Talos2

    Pretty much how I thought he’d look (partly because that’s exactly how mr Egan described him). I think he’ll be a marmite one, but I like it

  • Jose Luis Camarasa

    Put 30k in the title! I was baited into thinking that it was not HH related but 8th edition/actual times!

    • Talos2

      rubbish Times

      • vlad78

        rubbish edition

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      Does anyone still play 8th?

      • Randy Randalman

        Seeing as how every tournament is cracking records for participation and the edition is still getting the best player reviews? Yes.

        • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

          It has destroyed the 40k scene here because half the players hate it.

      • Sleeplessknight

        Maybe you just got disinvited from the party and no one is playing it with you.

        • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

          Haven’t seen a game of it at my club for a couple of months.

      • zeno666

        Because GW tells the fanboys that its the best thing since sliced bread.
        And GW can’t do no wrong…

    • Muninwing

      did you miss the “Forge World” on there?

      • Jose Luis Camarasa

        They changed the title of the article after I wrote that

    • It was an honest mistake made by the author – it’s been corrected.

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  • Kabal1te

    I am greatly disappointed with the paint on this model, greatly greatly disappointed. Not only is it not entirely bright school bus yellow from head to toe, there isn’t a single speck of bright yellow to be seen anywhere. I can’t make my normal imperial fists are the emperors construction crew jokes this way. Most terribly disappointing.

    • vlad78

      you’re jealous.
      Yellow paint ran dry when they managed to secure the new mk6 armors on Mars, only custodes gold was available at the time.

      • Kabal1te

        Well at least one person got that it was a joke

        • vlad78

          Imperial fists don’t joke usually.

    • Talos2

      ITs dorn, he wears gold, he doesn’t wear yellow

    • lantern G

      @ka@disqus_XlPbUZOX7i:disqus he wears auric armour, same as the emperor himself.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Dorn does not wear yellow armor. He’s always worn golden armor.

    • Muninwing

      i’m just disappointed that they went with Dorn instead of the Lion. relish over mustard every day.

  • vlad78

    I’d be surprise if I don’t find him on my shelves one day. Beautiful. I need this model.

  • orionburn III

    Is he on a standard round base size for the Primarch models? Cause dayum that thing seems like overkill…lol

    • Blinghop

      Yeah, if you look carefully, you can see the line where his “game base” lifts out.

      edit: between the night lord helmet and his leg

      • orionburn III

        Ah…yeah now I see it. I missed it the first time around.

        • Red_Five_Standing_By

          Most of the primarchs have dynamic bases.

          • euansmith

            Fugrim’s bass is especially dynamic.

      • euansmith

        “… between the night lord helmet and his leg.”

        Well that reads odder in my head than it probably did in yours. But, hey, it is a grim dark future; even so, love will find a way.

  • BaronSnakPak

    ANOTHER custodes article?

  • GiftoftheMagi

    This model is…Adorable.

  • YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!

    Finally! Some more Primarchs!

    NOTE: I have been gone for a few months so I’m very out of touch. I honestly thought that this would be a plastic model for 40k, not a Heresy era resin one. Can people fill in the gaps for me? Thanks!

    • James Regan

      i actually suspect they might be trying to pump through the 4 cult daemon primarchs first, as those are the ones that stop forgeworld having to do them twice for the heresy- they can rap up the siege using the 40k models, as daemons do not change over time anyway. Then they can have the accompanying big story releases for 40k with the loyalist primarchs, having got the ones with two schedules out of the way- the forgeworld release schedule’s getting towards Horus’ campaign for terra after all, in maybe 1-2 books time (and they’ll need to be publishing 30k rules for Angron Magnus & Fulgrim pretty soon, as the campaigns before each turned have basically been covered)

  • Amdor

    I love how they are ashamed of his face so much they don’t even try for close-ups of it 😛

  • Carey_Mahoney

    He’s wielding… a chainsword?? Why not a pair of power FISTS? Or a chainfist at least?

    • Because he’s always used a chainsword, even on the original Blanche art. The model is also directly adapted from the Praetorian of Dorn cover by Neil Roberts.

      • LordKrungharr

        It’s probably of eviscerator quality, just Primarch quality to boot.

      • Carey_Mahoney

        That doesn’t make it any more sensible. Unless his Legion was originally named Imperial Chainswords.

  • SilentPony

    Awww, good to see mommy combed his hair before his first really awkward school photo.

    That smile…jeez…

  • Filed under 40k. Okay then.

  • Chris

    Great pose, nice and simple. This would make an awesome statue for a piece of scatter terrain if you stuck it on a pedestal, maybe in the centre of a big fancy fountain.

    • SilentPony

      Or the entrance to a Templar’s Cathedral.

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  • Dennis J. Pechavar

    Not the Primarchs I’ve been waiting for. Actually surprised this took so long though judging by the dorn love fest they’ve been having lately. Lord Adorable could use a better paint job…and a mustache.

  • Private Skittles

    Can’t say i’m a fan. I get the pose, surely symbolism for the chapter’s immovable siege defence tactics…stands tall with pride takes all comers yadda yadda.

    Right now he looks like a cross of Beavis and an angry lesbo stomping you at Winners Rack for that low cut top with the emperor on the front.

    I always thought he’d be more sharp, angular and hawkish…like mohawk or widows peak for starters, what’s with the curly/lumpy hair? Shoulder pads, aquila + chainsword would be sharper and almost comically big. Did he ever have a lightning claw?

  • DarkMillennium

    I like the model, but I don’t like the base. It’s too big and empty. And I know Dorn didn’t get on with the Night Lords, but I don’t think they should be on the base. Maybe some Alpha Legion. But also it just seems too big and empty, almost like the size of the base will justify a price range of £70 rather than the cheaper end of the Primarchs say if he was on an “Angron-sized” display base.

    • euansmith

      I presume there will be an opposing Heretic on a big base to balance out the composition.

    • Rahl

      I can’t tell if the Night Lord stuff is sculpted on. If they’re just generic armor marks, then its just a matter of the paint scheme.

    • DarkMillennium

      What do you know he is £75, that must be the base pushing that price up. Also I think the Night Lord stuff is just paint. But still they could’ve painted it better

  • usGrant7977

    I always imagined Dorn as African. Jaimon Honsou-esque. I do like
    that he has a plain looking bolt gun. Not a Super-Secret-Ancient Powered-Pokey object, but a bolt gun. Because marines have boltguns.

    • L-G

      Horus was the first Primarch recovered. That’s one of the reasons he is called ”First Primarch” besides being counted as the best of them all.

      The lighting bolts is a motif used by many Primarchs (including Angron, Guilliman and Horus). They simply denotes the status and alligiance of the wearer. And since the raptor and lightningbolt is the Emerors insignia it also marks them out as his sons and commanders.

      • Thyran204

        Recovered? I thought Horus was never lost.

        • That’s a misconception. He recovered from Cthonia.

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  • VoidSong

    I always think of Roy from Bladerunner when I see Rogal Dorn.

  • Lots of details, yea. But not much character in my eyes. Looks bland to me. Basically could have bought Scibor instead. Plus I don’t like his face.

  • SacTownBrian

    I thought he was primary of the Imperial Fists? Not the Custodes…

    • He’s always been described as wearing gold/bronze armor.

  • Agent OfBolas

    I have an impression that old sculpts of Primarchs are 10000 times better than the new ones.

  • dante13

    I like the model but these static standing there ones are rather boring in tabletop battle game.. Sure it looks great on a bookshelf but as an epic leader he looks bored as..

    That said great to se him here at last now make a 40k version please.