It's been a while since we've done a video, but Burning of Prospero seemed like a big enough event.
Hello and welcome to not only a pre-order day, but also a White Dwarf Day AND the day that the second Horus Heresy boxed set hits the shelves.
Speaking of White Dwarf, I owe you an apology - it seems something is delaying the delivery of White Dwarf to Australian subscribers so we can't bring you our monthly detailed look at White Dwarf. So unlike GW to completely screw up a simple system.
Okay, so this week's pre-orders take us back top the Age of $igmar by taking the recent Heroes set from Silver Tower and letting us buy them separately to field in either Silver Tower or in Age of $igmar!
Heroes include, Tenebrael Shard, Fyreslayer Doomseeker, Knight-Questor, Excelsior Warpriest, Mistweaver Saih and the Darkoath Chieftain. At $40 AUD a pop, not a horrible rip off, but also not super-cheap! Also in related Age of $igmar news, but also transferable to WH40K, the new Khorne Dominion Battlemat is on it's way. In novel news, the new hardcover Horus Heresy: Wolf King is also on it's way - celebrating the release of the new Leman Russ model from Forge World and his supposed return very soon to the world of Warhammer 40K.
It's here! Finally all the leaked images and whispers and the fevered waiting is over and the next Horus Heresy boxed set is upon us - Burning Of Prospero. Like it's sister box, Betrayal at Calth, this is a monser set with new miniatures and a new rule set.
As we know the box comes with 30 MKIII Space Marines, 5 Tartaros Terminators, 5 Sisters of Silence, 5 Adeptus Custodes and two characters - one Thousand Sons and the other Space Wolves.
The set comes in at a similar price point to Betrayal at Calth, in fact there's a deal to get both at once if you wish, or with the painting guide, or with White Dwarf, which is also out next week!
So apart from the big box of goodness (more on that later) there is also the Vox Tenebris audio drama, the afore mentioned Burning of Prospero Painting Guide (which includes colour schemes for other legions) and of course White Dwarf.
Speaking of White Dwarf, this month includes some interesting tidbits: A Tale of Four Keyboards – Total War: Warhammer comes to White Dwarf, A World in Flames – the Burning of Prospero, The Ultimate Guide to… Commorragh (for the Dark Eldar player out there), Army of the Month is Rik Turner’s Blood Ravens, A brand-new series about gaming in the Age of Sigmar, Rules for the Lord-Veritant in Warhammer Age of Sigmar, the Legio Custodes in Horus Heresy, and Contemptor Dreadnoughts in Burning of Prospero.
Horus Heresy - Burning of Prospero Sprue Observations
So we went into Games Workshop today to have a look at the sprues for Burning of Prospero.
All GW stores will have a copy you can fondle, and fondle we did!
First off, it's fair to say that this is an awesome set. Personally I don't see Sisters of Silence in my forces and Adeptus Custodes are great for bitz - there's big shields and shoulder pads for all your Commanders!
The plastic MkIII Space Marines have always been the big drawcard for us, having many many Forge World versions for the War Hounds force, and I have to say they live up to the hype! There are small differences to the different MKIII helmets, the torsos are all the same. The backpacks are split so there is a front upper half meaning that the thrusters or whatever they are are split. Kind of annoying but not a huge deal.
The sprues are also split differently, as all the legs and arms that make up a Tactical Squad are on one sprue. Makes us wonder if later on they'll an Assault Squad and just replace those sprues. There is no missile launcher for the MKIIIs either, so just Heavy Bolter, plasma gun and melta-gun.
The Space Marine shoulder pads are also much better and the moulding channel is in the base not along the top. The rivets on the armour are smaller than the Forge World ones and not as obvious either.
The Adeptus Custodes are as broad but taller than a Stormcast and come with some nice shields you could use for elite Terminators. The Sisters of Silence are all on one sprue, as are the Tartaros and Custodes so can be easily spit up to make into separate releases, I assume in 6 months from now.
There is only one Volkite Charger for the Terminator Sereganht, so visions of Volkite littering your Terminators is down the gurgler!
As far as moulding goes, the weapons on all the sets are exactly the same as Forge World. but a lot cleaner, with the Chainswords and Bolters being very detailed and much improved from the Forge World ones.. The Umbra Patter Bolters for the Sisters is a nice touch!
Personally I wasn't a fan of the Sister's moulding. They are not disimilar to Dark Eldar, but not as crisp and the heads are pretty non-descript. The Adeptus Custodes are VERY like Stormcast Eternals!
We have a set on order so hope to bring you more next week - unless the glue comes out first...
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So as we say, a very slow week - but this video is enough to blow your mind... and bank balance!
Well it's all done! My very first Armies On Parade...
You will therefore be happy to know that this is the final Armies On Parade update, as it's packed and ready to go. With all the minis now done, I have taken a tonne of photos, so clicking on the picture to the left will take you to a dump of the completed models in their p[ace on the board hopefully giving you an idea of the narrative and what is going on. I did manage to miss a few unfortunately, mainly in the Imperial delegation!
There is a story to go along with the scene, so it's also with the images. As you will see, I'm not a writer - so sorry about that - but it will set the scene and give you an idea of what's going on .
If you're in Sydney Australia and you'd like to see it in the real, maybe throw a vote it's way, then it will be at the Chatswood store on Saturday 15th of October. Come and have a chat too, I'll be there! :)
Armies On Parade is just a few days away, so it was time to fit the minis onto the base today, so went to where I had stored my base to check it out. It['s been a few weeks, so expected it to be pretty stable - how wrong I was.... and it wasn't good!
Alrighty, so the bad news: So it seems that over the last week or so, the base has been either rotting or going mouldy or something horrible. It could be the texture under the paint or maybe it didn't dry when I sprayed the watered down PVA glue on to hold the grass - either way it looks pretty bad!
Then again, there was good news - I got a chance to place some of the miniatures to the base and they look pretty good.
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There is better news in terms of hobby though, with additions to the current Texture Paint range. These are in larger pots, like the Washes range, and come in two formulas - Thin and Thick - depending on what effect you're after or area you are working on. Games Workshop have also supplied this handy PDF to show the difference between the two formulas. The new thicker formulas look great and will certainly be popular!
Rumour has it that the next Heresy boxed set is coming either next week or the week after, so hold onto your hats as we expect the imminent arrival of plastic MkIIIs, Tartaros Termies and Adeptus Custodes minis.