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BoLS News/Rumor Roundup 9-14-2014

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Sep 15 2014

Forge World, Space Hulk, Planetstrike and more!  Quick catch up with current events before heading into the week!

First up is cool new Forge World.

Archmagos Draykavac/Magos Prime £52.00

The treacherous Archmagos Draykavac had a fearsome reputation throughout the Imperium, thinking nothing of sacrificing thousands of lives to further his knowledge and understanding of the arcane arts of the Omnissiah. When the Horus Heresy broke out, Draykavac revealed his dark allegiance to Warmaster Horus, his loyalty bought with the promise of access to technologies long forbidden by the Emperor.The latest in our Horus Heresy Character Series, this model also comes with an alternate head that can be used to represent a Magos Prime and an Abeyant to lead any Mechanicum force. The model includes weapon options for the Abeyant: graviton gun, conversion beamer, rotor cannon and meltagun. 

Designed by Mark Bedford and Rob Macfarlane, Archmagos Draykavac / Magos Prime is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Friday 26th September. 

Triaros Armoured Conveyor £85.00

The Triaros is the primary armoured battlefield transport of the Mechanicum Taghmata during the era of the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy. Eschewing the more commonplace STC designs, it relies on a number of unique technologies held as arcana by the Magos Autokrator and never divulged for wider Imperial use, even by the Legiones Astartes.


Designed for use in hostile environments, it incorporates multiple galvanic traction drives and its defences are comprised not merely of brute armour, but layered techno-cant wardings and interlocking energy shields, particularly around its seemingly exposed control dais, as well as independently animated weapons servitors.

Designed by Stuart Williamson, the Triaros Armoured Conveyer is a complete multi-part resin kit and is available to pre-order now for despatch from Friday 26th September. 


some pics via BattleBunnies (go look for even more cool pics)

First a Mystery Legionnaire (you figure it out)


Solar Auxilla 

Mechanicus Concepts



Space Hulk is back and better than ever!

First up is the Spack Hulk we all know and love:

Space Hulk $125

Pit the mighty Blood Angels Terminators against a lethal swarm of agile Genestealers in this two player board game. Inside the cramped confines of a derelict Space Hulk known as the Sin of Damnation, the Blood Angels must fight to save Mankind from the alien menace that lies within.

Games of Space Hulk are played on a gaming area made up of high-quality card tiles which fit together to create the cramped confines of the Space Hulk. Each of the 16 missions included in the boxed game uses a different set-up, or alternatively you can assemble the pieces in any way you like and create your own bespoke games.
The rules to play the game and 16 missions (4 that are brand new) are all contained within two full colour booklets: the Rulebook and Mission Book. There are also 35 plastic Citadel miniatures, including: 11 Blood Angels Space Marine Terminators, 1 Blood Angels Space Marine Librarian in Terminator armour, 22 Genestealers, and 1 Broodlord. Also included are three plastic mission objectives models: a dead Space Marine on throne, a Blood Angels artefact and a Cyber-Altered Task Unit.

In addition to the booklets and miniatures, you will receive a set of high-quality card tiles that make up the gaming board. Included are: 110 gaming counters, 77 corridor and room sections, 2 new boarding torpedoes , a brand new turbo-lift, 20 doors with plastic stands, 1 mission status display, a sand timer and 5 dice.

Then the big surprise for all you other Space Marine chapters. A set of three digital releases with rules and missions for playing Space Hulk with the Ultramarines, Dark Angels and Space Wolves!

Duty and Honour is an exciting expansion for the Space Hulk board game that allows players to field the peerless warriors of the Ultramarines 1st Company. It follows the boarding action and purge of the space hulk Hunter of the Void. In this expansion you will find rules for the weapons and wargear of the Ultramarines 1st Company, including cyclone missile launchers, as well as guidelines for making up your own custom Space Hulk missions.

Bringer of Sorrow is an exciting expansion for the Space Hulk board game that allows players to field the legendary Deathwing. It recounts the perilous campaign to destroy the space hulk designated Bringer of Sorrow in a race against time before it reaches the hive world of Corinthe. In this expansion you will find rules for the unique weapons and wargear of the Deathwing, including plasma cannons and halberds of Caliban, as well as guidelines for making up your own custom Space Hulk missions.  

Return to Kalidus is an action-packed expansion for the Space Hulk board game that allows players to field mighty Wolf Guard Terminators. It charts the mission to deactivate the Scion of Darkness’ potent void shields, and bring about its annihilation. In this expansion you will find rules for the unique weapons and wargear of the Wolf Guard, including frost axes and Wolf Guard Pack Leaders, as well as guidelines for making up your own custom Space Hulk missions.


Planetstrike was penned by Phil Kelly in 2008 and is getting the digital treatment in a new version all set up for 7th Edition THIS WEEKEND!  Here’s the details from Black Library:

Warhammer 40,000 Planetstrike $14.99
and Itunes (interactive edition)

Skies burn and worlds fall as the armies of the 41st Millennium wage war across the void. Out of the vast galactic darkness armadas of battleships bring destruction to far-flung worlds. From their steel bellies legions of assault troops hurtle down into orbit to meet the withering fire of ranks of grim-faced defenders. The warriors of the Imperium have learned well the lessons of planetary assault, for the sprawling Empire of Mankind is nothing more than a million worlds alone in the darkness. Each one must be a fortress against the void, lest alien warlords and renegade generals claim them for their own. Only the vigilant can hope to survive the constant threat of invasion, their gaze ever turned toward to skies, ready for war.
About this expansion

Warhammer 40,000: Planetstrike provides players with a host of new rules for bringing the chaos and carnage of planetary invasions to the Warhammer 40,000 tabletop. Inside its pages is an array of information, from Planetstrike Detachments and Warlord Traits to unique stratagems and missions based around the conquest of worlds. These can be used alongside your codex to forge your army into a mighty invasion force or an armoured wall of stalwart defenders. The fate of worlds is yours for the taking!

Expected Release: 13 September 2014
Publisher: Games Workshop 

Print Length: 44 Pages

There are pics in there with modern victory conditions like “Slay the Warlord” that did not appear in the original, so it’s got some new stuff in there.


Dark Eldar whispers are starting to gel into a pattern.   

Look for two main weeks of Dark Eldar Releases followed by a possible trailing third week to clean up the odds and ends and possible be shared with the start of the End Times Chaos launch window:
Week 1: Haemonculi / Wracks (Sept 20th pre-orders)
Week 2: Voidraven / Vect-dias / possible 3rd unknown mini (Sept 27th pre-orders)
Plus these mixed in:
-Codex (plus limited edition)
-Supplemental codex (“Wyches”?)
-Painting Guide (“Covens”?)

via one of gary’s birds 9-13-2014

There is a new Homonculous and new wracks  

The Haemonculi has long hair which falls on his left and he looks more of an Archon with the body of a Haemonculous. Perhaps a new Ancient Haemonculous model. While the body and cloak look similar, there are differences, and the curved blade is in its right hand, with the splinter pistol in its left. There is a talon of sorts, that looks like a raptors talon, on a lower right appendage.

And compare that to the previous sets of scuttlebutt:

Via Steve the Warboss 9-10-2014

-Void Raven is in the Dark Eldar Codex
-Incubis will be repacked but remain finecast

And there is chatter of the Void Raven having a price of $81 (an old rumor from June).

via Steve the Warboss 8-27-2014

The Dark Eldar comes soon after the last Nagash Endtimes release in mid September.
– 3 Week Release Window
– No completely new Units or Characters
– Chars without Models are removed
– Separate Relics for the Wych cults & the Kabals
– Vect is a Lord of War
– Wracks are the only finecasts who get a replacement
– New warmachine for Vect

via one of Gary’s birds 8-29-2014

A reduced price Incubi box(which is drastic, it seems, becoming cheaper than Wracks are now).
Two items named “Dark Eldar: Covens” and “Dark Eldar: Wyches” for the same price as a 7th Ed Codex. Now I can’t say with much certainty what these are, but based on their price and title, I think they might be supplements.

In addition to that, I have seen the normal 7th Ed priced ‘Codex: Dark Eldar” and the “Codex: Dark Eldar Limited Edition” that is a bit cheaper than others.

There you go!
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