Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Rumour Engine 21/11

Hi all

Below is a new teaser picture onWarhammer Community. 




I for one, really don’t have a clue what this could be. Maybe someone with a beast at the end of the chain, or maybe someone holding/hanging off something like the Dark Elder do with the Raider model. 

Put what you guys/girls think this might be in the comments below, as I would be very interested the hear other people’s ideas. 

Take care :-) 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Coming soon from Black Library

Hi all. 


The final seminar of the weekend was of course the ‘Coming soon from Black Library’


Now this was very quick, so I don’t think I was able to catch all of them, but here we go


Horus Heresy

Jaghatai Khan. New Primarchs book by Chris Wraight


Ferrus Manus. New Primarchs book by David Guymer






Vulkan. New Primarchs book by David Annandale


The Burden of Loyalty. A collections of short story’s for the Horus Heresy. 


The other 2 Horus Heresy novels, Wolfbane an Slaves to Darkness, I have mentioned in previous posts.


Warhammer 40K

Lords of silence. The start of a new Death Guard series by Chris Wraight


The Magos. New Eisenhorn novel by Dan Abnett


Titian’s bane. A new audio drama.


Ashes of Prospero. New Space wolf novel by Gav Thorpe


Blood of Iax. New Primaris marine trilogy.


Imperator. New novel by Gav Thorpe.





Sons of the Hydra. New Alfa legion novel by Rob Sanders 


Lukas the Trickster. New Space Wolf novel by Josh Reynolds 


Knightsblade. A sequel to Kingsbade by Andy Clark





Legacy of Dorm. New Crimson Fist novel.


Castellan. The second book in the Grey Knights series by David Annandale





Hunger. New Flesh Tearers novel 


Soul bound. New Raven Guard Audio Drama


Choose Your Enemies. New Ciaphas Cain novel.


Incarnation. Book 2 of the Horusian Wars by John French


Age of Sigma


Neferata: Monarch of Blood. David Annandale


Nagash: Undying King. This was formally a special addition. 


Blacktalon. A novel about Neave Blacktalon by Andy Clark.


They also announced that Gotrek will make an appearance in some up coming audio dramas.


At the end of the seminar, they announced that they do plan to do both a Black Library Live and a Black Library Weekender in 2018.  


That’s it form me, I really did enjoy the weekender and spent far too much money, as always lol. But I still can not wait to do it all again soon. 


Take care :-) 

Wolfsbane. New Horus Heresy Novel

Hi. 


Next up was the Wolf against Wolf seminar with Guy Haley, and this one was very exciting. 







This was about the next Horus Heresy novel called Wolfsbane. As you can see from the cover, we know the Leman Russ and Horus have a confrontation, and Russ has the Emperors own spear. 


Guy then read the prologue of the book, which was all about Horus meeting Russ for the first time on Fenris, which was very cool, and had a lot of dialogue with the Emperor.  


As with the actual details of the novel, it is set just before the battle of yarem and Jaghatai Khan and Sanguinius have both arrived at Terra, and dispute Dorns wishes, Russ wants to go and confront Horus. Russ is aware that he will not be able to beat Hours if he assaults him head on, however he has a plan, which involves him going back to Fenris. There is also a lot of information about Beta Garmon. Unfortunately, Guy was not able to give any more details. 


The release date is not certain yet, however, it will not be far off.


Guy then went on the say that he is writing at least one more novel in the Horus Heresy, and he is doing more in the Primarch series. 


This book sounds really good, and I’m very interested about the actually fight between Russ and Horus because, well, who doesn’t like a Primarch duel? 


Take care :-) 

Power Behind the Golden Throne

Hi all.


The first Seminar I attended today was the Power Behind the Golden Throne with Chris Wraight and Dann Abnett. 





This was all about the 40k Inquisitor series that Chris Wraight is currently writing, the first being Vaults of Terra: The Carrion Throne.


Chris started of by talking about the difficulties in writing about Terra. Even though Terra is the centre in a lot of stories in  both Horus Heresy and 40k, there is not much actual details. As a result of this, Chris has taken inspiration from some of Dans novels like Blood Games, as well as in depth discussions to really iron out the details of not only what life is like on Terra, but also basic things like the landscape ie are there oceans etc. Chris also had a sit down with John French to make sure the Inquisitor series that they are both writing will not be basically same thing. 


As with the actual Inquisitor, Chris did not want them to be the “ender of worlds” type, but really one who is truly trying to uncover some of the secrets in the depths of Terra. Dispute this evening seemingly an impossible task for a single Inquisitor, as the time of the Horus Heresy is like a myth to them. So this series will be kind of like a detective story, uncovering clues and really digging out long forgotten truths. 


Stay tuned for more updates throughout today :-) 


Take care 

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The Road to Terra

Hi all. 


The next seminar from the Black Library Weekender that I wanted to talk about, is the Road to Terra - The Horus Heresy enters its final stages. 





This seminar was mainly about the leading up to the Road to Terra. So a lot of discussion on some of the pivotal novels thus far, Unremembered Empire coming up the most. 

 

We were however given some great hints as to what we can expect. They advised us that John French is working on a novel called Slaves to Darkness. This story will be the final one before the push to Terra, and it will involve Horus gathering all his forces and allies for the final push. This book will be a who’s who of traiter Primarchs, containing all of them apart from Konrad Curze. The Ultramarines will make appearances as they attempt to slow down the advance of Horus. We were advised that Chaos will also make a contribution to this novel as the bargains that certain Primarchs have made with them are explored. 


This really does sound like a very interesting novel, even to the point of tempting me to get back into reading the Horus Heresy novels. 


Nick went on to state, that they are not sure how many novels or short story’s will make up the actual siege of Terra, however he believes the just 3 novels will not be enough. They really do want to do the series, and the siege justice, while also not drag it out longer than it should be. 


A question was pitched to the authors about how they will feel once the series of books was complete, and they all stated that they would be in shock, and yet very proud of what they would have accomplished. Gav then added that, although the series will be complete, it does not mean that an author could not go back a write a story set during the Horus Heresy. 


One last thing I wanted to add, was something that was said in the Iron Hands seminar, and that is there will not be a novel about the Titan Death. This is due to time restraints. 


One thing that really interests me, is where to focus will go on once it has all been completed. Could they do the the scouring, or maybe even go further back to the great crusade, or the unification wars. I guess we will just have to wait and see. 


I’m sure I will be able to give more information regarding up and coming Horus Heresy novels tomorrow, so make sure you keep looking on here for updates. 


Take care :-)

Future Black Library Audio Dramas

Hi all. 


I am currently at the Black Library Weekender and I would like to share with you some quick information regarding up and coming audio dramas from Black Library


The Geld

Firstly, we have a Raven Guard audio. This one will be about a Raven Guard strike force navigating a Tzeentch labyrinth. George Mann, the author of this audio, stated they took some inspiration from Silver Tower when writing this audio. He also stating that he is working on a follow up.


Corsair: The Face of the Void

Next, we have an audio by James Swallow. This will be a Rogue Trader novel. There was not much about the story talked about, however, James stated that this will have a Firefly feel to it, and that he hopes this will be the start of a series.


A Deadly Wit

The last one mentioned, is a Harlequin story by Gav Thorpe. This is going to be about a troupe hunting down an ork warboss. This will be the first of a trilogy, with each audio focusing on a different member of the troupe.


Keep an eye out as I will hopefully give you more updates thoughout the weekender. 


Take care :-)

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Kaelo Rylanus: Primaris Ultramarines Update

Hello all



Tonight I wanted to have a look at my current Warhammer 40,000 project - Primaris Ultramarines. I will be discussing the fluff and the army as a model range, in which I will be showing some work on my own models and some of the changes I have made to them.



First off I want to say that I love the community, we have some truly outstanding artists, fantastic creativity and great discussions, but sometimes there is also a lot of vitriol. I am happy for people to voice opinions bur if you feel the need to spout off any 'Primarsoles' remarks due to the content ofy post, please send them to me privately and we can have a discussion about it or just go and do something better with your time. It isn't big, it isn't clever and there is certainly no need for it. With that said let me tell you what I like and dislike about the fluff and the models:



Fluff Spoiler Alert:
I have read Gathering Storm book 3 and also Dark Imperium book by Guy Haley and I have to say I really enjoyed both stories. I won't be looking at the fluff from GS3 in this post. The first few chapters of Dark Imperium are set in the Scouring and features the fight between Roboute Guilliman and Daemonic Fulgrim. This part of the book is really cool and features some well known Heresy characters. The book then jumps to around 115 years after the GS3 events - a period that I believe is key. The development of this period, for me, would have been a massive opportunity to bridge the gap between Space Marines and Primaris Marines. Instead we go from a point where they don't exist to a point where they are already established in the fluff. Even a trilogy or series of shorts would have maybe made the transition more palatable. Obviously that is a long period of time and if it was properly fleshed out it would leave 40k the game in a state of limbo for a prolonged period of time, which I am sure GW wouldn't have wanted. I believe this 115 year jump was probably the lesser of 2 evils. Either the story went slow and model releases would have to match it or vice versa.

Aside from the timeline there is some fluff in Dark Imperium about how Cawl has actually used the geneseed from all 20 Primarchs to create the wave of Primaris. However, Guilliman refuses to sanction the implementation of the other 11. This was a tremendous scene and one that made the book worth reading on its own. Cawl basically says 'If you make me Fabricator General of Mars I will give you the Galaxy' to Guilliman. I smell a future Heresy, which to be honest I really hope not. I don't want just another rehashed civil war as I think it lacks originality.



Guilliman also reinstates the Tetrachs of Ultramar, something he sees as a good framework for the Imperium. Maybe those old rumours of different chapters having their own realms isn't that far off...

As a whole I would give the new fluff 3/10 - half baked. But this doesn't mean I don't like the new miniatures. To be honest I think they are the nicest marines I have ever painted. This is mainly down to the size. I have always wanted marines to feel like they are in the books and I think Primaris rules really fit that and this is where I deviate from the fluff for now. Intercessors are tactical marines with bolters as far as I am concerned. Reivers are scouts, Inceptors are Assault squads and the Dreadnought is a Dreadnought. I would love some true scale terminators instead of Aggressors but hey-ho. I am ignoring the flying tanks and will be fielding Rhino and Land Raider variants instead. My army should look like a marine army when complete! Let's take a look at the changes I have made to my units to, in my opinion, improve them:

Inceptors:



As you can see, I have bastardised bits from the Inceptor kit onto a standard Primaris marine. In my opinion it looks better because I am not a fan of the foot stirrups/ high heels or their poses. I am thinking about doing a close combat squad for these guys too.

Aggressors:



For me, this is a case of less is more. They had wires, cables and ammo running all over the model. I simply cut them back a bit. 

Redemptor Dreadnought:



I like the Redemptor kit but once I had read the remark 'it looks pregnant' I couldn't unsee it lol. I have left off the hatch that went over the front of the sarcophagus, which I feel gives it more of a classic look.

All I need is some truescale Terminators now :D

I hope that you like some of the changes I have made. Next time I will have a look at how I plan to field them as well as some more finished models. Please leave comments below :)

Until next time, stay fluffy!

Kaelo