Forgeworld Horus Heresy Book One and Angron Model Arrive

After waiting only a few weeks, The Horus Heresy and Angron model that my brother order has arrived, and things look great so far. To begin with, the rule book very nicely put together: hard bond, metal cover corners, silver leaf page edge, and full colored have paper pages. Now we are just now getting into looking at the rules. Almost half the book is devoted to fluff, and the other half is rules. The rules include complete campaign and mission rules, a complete army list for a Space Marine legion, which includes a mind-boggling amount of war gear and options. Of course, the army list is for any of the legions. Legion specific rules are located after the army list, and gives special rules, weapons, units, and characters for each legion. Book one includes the Sons of Horus, World Eaters, Emperer’s Children, and Death Guard.

Our initial assessment of the book is that this thing is a beast. It is basically a completely different game, and there is a lot to take in and go over. It will take some times of reading over this and play testing before we can say with any sense of certainty what is good and what is bad.

Finally we also have the Angron model un-boxing. I’m sure many of you have already seen the box it comes in, but for those who haven’t here you go:

I have to say that this is the nicest package I’ve seen for what is basically a little plastic army man. However, I have some more revealing and interesting shots for those that are interested.

Here you can see all the bits that comes with this guy; however, in typical Forgeworld fashion, there is a lot of flash that will have to be cleaned. We haven’t had chance to see how things fit together, so we can’t tell if there will be any pinning or re-shaping in store for this model. The biggest question that my brother and I had was what would be Angron’s size compared to normal marines. Well…

Even with the Chaos Marine’s horns and Angron’s pose it’s still clear that he is definitely taller than your standard marine, which is in keeping with the fluff.

Besides the cleaning challenge that’s ahead, the detail is awesome and is leaving deciding whether or not I want to paint all my Primarchs or if I want them paint by one of the many miniature painting services that are out there.

As always, if you have any question or comments leave them below.

New Chaos Space Marines and Angron Models Release

It’s been a busy weekend for Games-Workshop and Forgeworld. Both have released previews of the new models that they will be releasing. Now, I don’t play Chaos Space marines, but I’ve always said that if I did, I would probably play Death Guard. In my opinion the new models that Games-Workshop is releasing are very nice. The new Chaos Space marines don’t look like regular space marines with spikes. It’s also nice to see Games-Workshop making more dynamic model poses as well as making the models resemble some of the art work.

I’m very happy with the new figures, and depending on how the codex is done I may even dabble with a small Chaos Marine army. There are some problems with the new release of Chaos Marines. The first are the Daemon Engines.

While these units are very interesting and probably would be fun to build and paint. They’re just not my cup of tea. I have no criticism about the models I just think Chaos Marine tech would be regular marine tech but warped by chaos. They’re design, lines, and aesthetics are completely different from what is generally accepted as Space Marine aesthetics. However, the most disappointing thing about the upcoming Chaos Marine release is the repackage of many of the older models into Finecast. When compared to the new models that are being released, this sadly just makes to older models look more dated and bland.

Finally, the other big news is the preview of the World Eaters Primarch Angron that Forgeworld is release with all the other Pre-Heresy and Heresy era models. You can check out the video below:

As I expected from Forgeworld, this is a very nice model, and I’m already tempted to started a collection of the Primarchs as they come out. My only concern, and that’s only because I can tell by the video or pictures, is the size of the model. The impression I have as of now is that the model appears to be a bit small for what a Primarch should be. Let me know what thoughts are in the comments about the New Chaos Space Marine models and Angron model.