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40K Weekly Roundup – 11-30-2014

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Nov 30 2014

Blood Angels dominate the 40K news this week. Catch up and get ready for next week!

OK, some Tyranids in there too.  But let’s start with what is coming for the Blood Angels who will see a new codex next week.


New Releases:

Codex: Blood Angels hardback 112 pages $49.50
Blood Angels Tactical Squad 10 miniatures $43
Blood Angels Sanguinary Priest 1 miniature $30
Datacards: Blood Angels 7 psychic powers 36 tactical objectives $10
Sons of Sanguinius: A Blood Angels Painting Guide paperback 176pgs $33
Blood Angels Dice available while stocks last 10 dice in tin $17
Mephiston Red Spray basecoat $18
Codex: Blood Angels Sanguinary Guard Edition slipcase with prints and accessories online only $165


pic via L’Astropate



 Shield of Baal: Deathstorm $125

Shield of Baal: Deathstorm contains the Blood Angels Strike Force Deathstorm, and the Tyranids’ Phodian Annihilation Swarm. The Blood Angels are led by Captain Karlaen – a brand new Space Marine Terminator Captain, whilst the Tyranids are led by The Spawn of Cryptus – a brand new Tyranid Broodlord model. Both of these miniatures are currently only available in this set.
Also included is a 40-page campaign supplement containing:
– the Fate of Phodia: the story of the desperate and violent battle between the Blood Angels Strike Force Deathstorm and the Tyranid bio-horrors of the Phodian Annihilation Swarm
– a set of three themed missions that enable you to re-enact the pivotal engagements of the Deathstorm Campaign
– full rules for Captain Karlaen of the Blood Angels 1st Company, the Broodlord known as the Spawn of Cryptus, and all of the units contained in the box
– complete lists of all of the Blood Angels wargear and Tyranid weapons and biomorphs needed to play through this campaign
– descriptions of the Tyranids special rules and psychic powers used in Deathstorm
– a handy reference page that makes it easy to find the rules whilst playing games.

Also includes a small-format paperback copy of Warhammer 40,000: The Rules featuring an exclusive Blood Angels cover.

This box set contains 25 Citadel miniatures, including: 1 Blood Angels Terminator Captain, 1 Furioso Dreadnaught, 5 Death Company Space Marines, 5 Space Marine Terminators, 1 Broodlord, 8 Genestealers, 3 Tyranid Warriors and 1 Carnifex. It also includes a Deathstorm transfer sheet, 1 Dreadnaught Base, 6 x 40mm Round Bases, 5 x 32mm Round Bases, 9 x 25mm Round Bases, 3 x 50mm Round Bases, 1 x 105mm Oval Base and 1 x 75mm Oval Base.

And the obligatory video:


First up, the non-limited version:

Horus Heresy Book Four – Conquest.

£78 to you, squire

The Horus Heresy Book Four – Conquest, lavishly illustrated in full colour, contains extensive background information on Warmaster Horus’ invasion of the northern Imperium having revealed his treachery at the Isstvan System. In addition, this book contains details of the Solar Auxilia of the Imperial Army and the histories of four Knight Households, as well as two entirely new army lists. The Questoris Knight Crusade Army list enables you to field a full Household of towering Knights armed with devastating weapons of mass destruction, whilst the Solar Auxilia Crusade Army list brings the elite of the Imperial Army to your battlefield. 

Imperial Fist Contemptor Dreadnought

£34 for it’s body

Bearing sigils and markings of its Legion, this Imperial Fists Contemptor Dreadnought can carry a wide array of ranged and close combat weapons to battle. Contemptor Dreadnoughts may be taken in Legiones Astartes armies in Horus Heresy games using the rules presented in The Horus Heresy Book One – Betrayal and The Horus Heresy Legiones Astartes: Crusade Army List. They can also be taken as part of a Space Marine army in standard games of Warhammer 40,000 for which the rules can be found in Imperial Armour Volume Two – War Machines of the Adeptus Astartes, Second Edition.

The Imperial Fists Contemptor Dreadnought is a complete multi-part resin kit – weapon arms shown are not included and are available to purchase separately. This kit is available to order today for immediate dispatch.

Solar Auxilia Veletaris Storm Section

£40 for 10

Veletaris Storm Sections form part of the Solar Auxilia’s Infantry Tercios. They are skilled and dedicated warriors, issued with the most potent weaponry and tasked with the most arduous of battlefield missions. Their discipline is unparalleled within the cohorts of the Solar Auxilia and their firepower can overwhelm even the most fearsome of enemies.

Equipped with volkite chargers and encased in reinforced void armour, this unit may be taken as part of an Infantry Tercio in a Solar Auxilia army. Their can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Four – Conquest.

Solar Auxilia Leman Russ Incinerator

£57 all in 
In support of the infantry of the Solar Auxilia, Leman Russ Assault squadrons are heavily armoured and carry short-ranged but devastating weapons. The Leman Russ Incinerator mounts a twin-linked volkite demi-culverin, a powerful weapon from the Dark Age of Technology that can tear through infantry squads with ease.

This unit may be taken as part of a Solar Auxilia army. The rules for these units can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Four – Conquest.


It’s OUT! Come check out the best 40K grand strategy game since Final Liberation!

Epsom, UK – November 26, 2014.“Humies is all weak scum that deserve ta get stomped.” (Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka – Prophet of the Waaagh!)


A massive Space Hulk is drifting towards Armageddon with a fearsome Ork army on board. Led by the infamous and megalomaniacal Ork Warlord of Waaagh! Ghazghkull, the Orks are prepared to land on the planet and invade this precious Imperial Hive World. This colossal conflict for dominance of the planet is known as the Second War for Armageddon! In Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon, players have the opportunity to relive this epic fight between the Orks and Imperial forces including the troops of the Armageddon Steel Legion and three chapters of Spaces Marines: the Salamanders, Blood Angels and Ultramarines.
Today we are overjoyed to announce that the game is finally released and available on both our sites and Steam! In this hex-based, turn-based strategy game developed by Flashback Games and The Lordz Games Studio, players will fight alongside iconic characters such as Commander Yarrick and Lord Dante to repel the Ork invasion, protect the hives, and eventually liberate the planet from this perfidious alien attack. But the Orks are well equipped and hard-boiled soldiers, therefore only those commanders able to expertly combine their units, take advantage of their special traits and abilities, and understand the assets and dangers of their environment will have a chance to save Armageddon!
Thanks to its epic story-driven campaign with more than 30 scenarios, over 300 unit types, a multiplayer mode in which players can command both Ork and Imperial forces, and a powerful map editor, fans of Warhammer 40,000 should prepare themselves for a long and heroic journey across the surface of Armageddon! We are offering a $10 discount to the early adopters during the week of the launch! We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy of the game from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store, once the game is available on this digital platform!
Get more information on Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon from its gripping trailer and its official Steam page.

It’s been a long time since we’ve had an old school turn based grand strategy game in the Warhamer 40,000 universe. I’m happy to see Slitherine get this one out the door.


Fresh from their recent settlement with Games Workshop, it appears that Chapterhouse Studios is back. 

Nick from CHS posted up late Friday night on their Facebook page the following;

Conversion Kit for StormRaven – up for sale

Wanted to put a note out there that our website is back up and selling again. I have a lot of ground to make up since I was down for a couple of months. I hope to have new defense lines up as well as some new products as well. I also wish to thank those who supported us during this 4 year legal battle and hope I can continue to sell you all products you can use in your wargaming. Thank you!

Nick – Chapterhouse Studios LLC

Tervigon kit – no where to be seen
Their retail store is indeed back open for business, however it looks like a few key items have been removed (like the Tervigon upgrade kit). So it seems the precedence is set for what every other 3rd party company can call their products in regards for copyright terms. I’m sure we’ll see more from other indy manufacturers in the near future as well. But for now plenty of great products available for sale, so go check it out! Chapterhouse does have quite a number of thier old kits back up all clearly labeled as being add-ons for specific Games Workshop kits.

Super-heavy walker kit – up for sale
Both companies are back in business after 4 years, and it looks like the legal system worked.
That’s it for this week.  And keep in touch with the latest in Horus Heresy Gaming at the Heresy30K blog.

Author: Alec Peters
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