40K: Forgebane – It’s Official

Games Workshop pulls the covers off of Forgebane – It’s an Ad Mech vs Necron boxed set!

Early today, we got a hot tip about a new box set with some leaked pictures. Now Games Workshop has confirmed that Forgebane is coming soon! And now we know where those sweet new models are going to be…

via Warhammer Community

In Forgebane, two venerable empires clash for supremacy on a forge world that was revealed to be a tomb world following the opening of the Cicatrix Maledictum. In the boxed set, you’ll find two armies, along with rules for playing them and a new chapter in the lore of Warhammer 40,000, as the Adeptus Mechanicus discover the secrets of blackstone – a mysterious material with the potential to neutralise the powers of Chaos or even amplify it to a horrific degree.


Necron Cryptek with Canoptek Cloak

Knight Armiger Warglaive

The Cryptek is said to be “made of plastic” and has a new piece of wargear that “allows them to skim above the battlefield and repair your units.” Sounds good to me! And how about the Knight Armiger Warglaive? It certainly looks like you’re getting TWO in the box! and these guys are pitched as a “lightweight class of Imperial Knight” that pack a punch. They have reaper chain-cleavers and thermal spears and are perfect for hunting down pretty much any threat!

It also appears that they will be Lords of War with GW hinting that taking “the duo” along with an Imperial Knight is a great way to snag that Super-heavy Detachment and netting 3 more command points…I’m not sure how to feel about that one however. I might be time I figure out how to get a Knight or 3 in my lists now.

And for those of you who might be on the fence due to pricing concerns, GW has also said that “the set will cost you less than getting everything inside separately, and that’s BEFORE you count the new Cryptek and Imperial Knight units.” So that’s a win for your wallet right there!

So – Whos thinking about getting a box of Forgebane besides me? Ad Mech…you might have just gotten another convert.


Forgebane is coming soon – we’ll be keep a look out for this one! Let us know what you think in the comments below!

  • Luca Lacchini

    As I’m interested in the Warglaives only, I’ll wait until the units are sold separately.
    It’s a nice boxed set nonetheless.

    • orionburn III

      Really is. Looking forward to what sort of additional weapon options there will be for the Glaives in the individual kits. Hoping that this also means the Knight codex will be coming out around the same time.

      • Mr.Gold

        AdMech don’t really need any different types of weapons (other than the anti-tank type listed here) they have other wepons that can deal with other targets:
        – Radium Carbines & Phosphor Robots for hoards.
        – Grav/Plasma weapons for marines etc.
        – Icarus for flyers

        but the only real weapon that can damage heavy vehicles in one hit is really the Neutron Laser (granted it is great at that) but sometimes you want your onagers shooting flyers with icarus instead… most of the rest of the AdMech weapons only really take off one or two wounds at a time (another possible exception is the Ryza overcharged plasma though).

    • Chris

      Or just pick them up off ebay. Boxed set minis typically go for quite cheap individually.

      I’ve no interest in Ad Mech but I can see some pretty good conversion parts on those Warglaives so I’ll probably get one myself.

  • Finally! ‘Crons in a boxed set!

    NOTE: It’s been a while since I’ve been up here (Since December) Can anyone tell me what news I’ve missed? Anything big? Is the Old World back yet?

    • Luca Lacchini

      The Mortal Realms of AoS, with the recent Malign Portents campaign thingie and the release of the new Daughters of Khaine faction, seem to go quite strong.

      • So, we have some less-Sigmary Dark Elves now. I also note that there is a new Great Unclean One. I quite like it, but it’s making me hate Horticulturous Slimux even more. I’ve been blaming my brief absence on him. That damn snail gets on my nerves…

        • HeadHunter

          Dr. Seuss isn’t really dead, he got a job making up Death Guard names for GW.

        • Luca Lacchini

          I’m more annoyed by the combo with the fairy-like named plaguebearer that rides it. Too cartoony for a daemon.

          Luckily, I managed to swap the duo for something that I liked better.

          • What did you swap it for?

          • Luca Lacchini

            The sprues of Adeptus Custodes and Sisters of Silence from the Burning of Prospero boxed game.

  • EnTyme

    Two, please!

  • SirDavideo

    Ever since my mate pointed out that the Necron Cryptek looks like he’s hailing a cab, I cannot look at it any other way

    • Andersp90 .

      Dont be silly…. he is clearly ordering three beers. 😉

      • HeadHunter

        Three beers as a German does, not as an American spy.

  • Kabal1te

    Now I will have to find someone who just wants the crons to split the cost of the box with. Though this does not look like a 50/50 split.

    • autonoise

      I also fancy a split, but I imagine one half will prove more popular!

  • Bredkooler

    The cryptek has a mechanical goatee and is giving a peace sign. Good thing the Admech aren’t so easily fooled…

  • Ryan Miller

    Wonder if the glaves are going to be heavy support or elites.

  • el_tigre

    If my math is right it’s £145 before the new units, so anywhere around the £100 mark would make the box pretty nutty value.

    • HeadHunter

      I would rather save the money from the chastity belt to buy more miniatures!

  • Lyca Atteneder

    Will the Warglaive be available to Questor Traitoris as well? Anyone know?

    • JPMcMillen

      I would hope not. I’d rather they get their own cool stuff.

      • Lyca Atteneder

        That would actually be really nice.

      • Graham Bartram

        Imperial with spikey bits just doesn’t do it these days. Dark Mechanicum and Questor Traitoris need a vibe that’s different to the Ad Mech, about 10,000 years different.

  • euansmith

    “…discover the secrets of blackstone…”

    Have they been talking to Abaddon?

    • Well, there were several Blackstone Fortresses, and they were originally used during the War in Heaven against the Necrons. It may also be that the Blackstone material was used for the Cadian Pylons, which the AdMech were tasked with researching…

  • euansmith

    Man, check out the heel-spurs on this thing; no way its getting drafted.


    • Grasshopper

      How dare you get all political on muh hobby site!

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      I ll vote for that monster 😀 he got melta!

      • euansmith

        Make Exterminatus Legal Tactic Again; #MELTA

  • ieyke

    This is probably the coolest set in the history of 40k…
    Going all the way back to 3rd edition, I can’t think of anything that even comes close.

    • euansmith

      Needz MOAR Deffkoptaz!

      • LankTank

        Bout to say! And they only got better.

        • euansmith

          A Deffkopta Kommanda that makes Deffkoptaz in to Troops could be cool.

  • Mr.Gold

    fingers crossed these will have the Adeptus Mechanicus keywords – for repairing with the Dominus etc…

    • EnTyme

      Probably Questoris Mechanicus, which basically does the same thing.

      • Mr.Gold

        yes, but you only heal 1 wound for the Questoris, rather than D3 for the Adeptus (plus a lot more stratagems will also work on it)…

  • lunahula .

    Looks good, I’ll take one of your finest boxes of plastic things please! *pushes crumply British notes against the DVD drive of their computer*

    • euansmith

      Pound “notes”? No longer legal tender, mate; plus, I think that GW would prefer a direct debit instead. 😉

      • LankTank

        Or a caveat on your house o.O

  • briandavion

    Might snag it, I’ve got some Skitarii I’d been meaning to build an army of and abandoned. give me a reason to finish that project. got a friend who plays ‘crons so…

  • briandavion

    the knight armagirs being LOWs makes sense I was speculating when they first released it they’d be, clearly GW is envisioning each knight escorted by two of the lesser knights

    • EnTyme

      A lot of people still seem to equate LoW with “Superheavy” and “Gargantuan Creature” despite several LoW models being elite HQs.

  • georgelabour

    I’m Gonna have to roll a D3 on whether to get this, the new fallout game, or more ammo.

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    I hope we get 30k rules for the baby knightlings.

    • LankTank

      I’m hoping for a set of Renegade Chicken Nugget Walker rules

  • Carey_Mahoney

    Not bad!

  • Nosebleed

    The box set may be of great value but think again.

    Whenever I see these boxes and how “cheap” they are perceived to be, I raise my eyebrow.

    If you buy this box set for the new models only and “know” the other models can be sold off, WITHOUT having an immediate buyer confirmed, you are spending more on un-needed stock. That extra you just spent could be used on other necessities in life.

    If you want the new models and do not need the others, even if they could be used for bits in the future, then wait it out till the single models get released.

    Cash Flow is important. In the grand scheme of things, you only save more in the long run.

  • GlynG

    Can anyone work out what base size the Armiger is on? I might get some of the parts for conversions but I’m still a bit unsure precisely how big it is.

    • Mr.Gold

      it looks to be around the size of the Primaris Redemptor dread, maybe a little bigger.

  • Luka Plancic

    Coming soon would be something like a few weeks or few months does anyone know? Thanks

    • NNextremNN

      My bet preorder 24.03 sell 31.03 with preorder Codex Necron on 07.04. and sell on 14.04.

      But that’s just my guessing I have no source.

  • Andy Wise

    Take my money. All of it.

  • Andy Wise

    Bit OT but is that boxed set with two imperial knights (imperial knights renegade) still available? Doesn’t seem to be…

    • NNextremNN

      Nope sold out long long ago … I wish I would have gotten a second one back then.

      • Andy Wise

        Thanks for three reply bud.

  • Seb

    So I may not be able to have Bretonnians in Age of Sigmar, but I think the idea of a Household with Squires, Knights and retinue of armsmen with tech crews is a very strong possibility in my future.