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FW: Astraeus Super-heavy & Beastman Up For Pre-Order

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Nov 17 2017
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The First Primaris Super-heavy arrives along with a new Bounty Hunting Beastman from Forge World!

via Forge World

Astraeus Super-heavy Tank £220

The Astraeus is a super-heavy tank, similar in form to the smaller Repulsor transport in use by the newly created Primaris Space Marines. It mounts a formidable array of weapons, designed around a pair of immense macro-accelerator cannon. Providing a stable firing platform for these temperamental weapons are banks of enhanced repulsor plates, allowing the inexorable advance of the Astraeus to continue unhindered by hostile terrain or the vain defiance of the foe, while its layered void shields can shrug off even the most devastating weapon strikes. The Astraeus is a symbol of the Imperium’s might, unbowed by the dawning of a bloody new millennium and unbroken by the onslaught of its foes.

An appropriately large and aggressive-looking model, this multi-part resin kit makes 1 Astraeus Super-heavy tank. It features 4 repulsor pods, 2 at the rear and 2 smaller ones at the front, configured to allow the Astraeus maximum manoeuvrability. These are connected to the 2 hull sections – the rear hull is dominated by the enormous twin macro-accelerator cannon, which extends along the entire length of the rear hull, with a detailed ammunition feed featured. Backing this up in terms of weaponry is a turret on the front hull, which can be equipped with twin heavy bolters or twin lascannon, and 2 sponson turrets which feature your choice of las-rippers or plasma eradicators. Included are 2 void shield projectors on their own mounts.

The kit is supplied with a 160mm round base and flying stem. Rules are available as a PDF download.

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Gor Half-horn, Beastman Bounty Hunter £18

Gor is a Beastman – a mutant of the strain Homo Sapiens Variatus – and as such is possessed of horribly animalistic features and an unpredictable and violent temperament. These characteristics serve to make Gor a figure of dread in the underhive, but equally, they make him a target for every raving zealot he encounters. As a sanctioned Bounty Hunter, Gor is entitled, in theory at least, to go wherever he will in pursuit of his targets; in reality, he has often found himself the quarry, though so far none have bested him.

This is a multi-part resin kit which makes Gor Half-horn. He’s an appropriately grotesque miniature, as you’d expect from someone horribly mutated in the underhives – his animalistic facial features are distorted further by the cybernetic augmentations (and the grim, cigar-chomping expression of a beastman who’s ready to kill.) He’s absolutely covered in the tools of his trade – extra grenades and pouches are attached to the his upper body armour, and his furred, digitigrade legs feature a stiletto knife. He carries 2 holstered guns – a plasma pistol and shotgun – which accompany the plasma pistol clutched in his left hand nicely. His right hand? That’s given over to a huge chainsword.

Gor Half-horn can be added to any Necromunda gang, in games of Underhive and Gang War: a Fighter Card is included. The kit comprises 7 resin components, and is supplied with a 32mm round Necromunda base, featuring sculpted detail that matches the game board tiles.

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Download Gor’s Rules HERE.

 

That is a MASSIVE Tank…

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