We are one week away from a Chaos Space Marine codex release, and there are quite a few new models we will be seeing in short order. Two in particular are the subject of this post, so lets take a closer look at the Forgefiend/ Maulerfiend and the Warp Smith


These models and codex are of course to be released on October 6th. So get your pre-orders in. I just got mine in yesterday.

via White Dwarf Daily
Behold the Maulerfiend. There is a strong bio-mechanical theme running through the new Chaos Space Marine range and the Maulerfiend is no exception. This Warp-spawned creation has armour plates merged with tortured skin; exhaust stacks sprout from it's iron-clad flanks and cables and pipes fuse seamlessly with daemonic flesh.

As the masters of the Soul Forges, the Warpsmiths are responsible for some of the most powerful war machines in the Chaos Space Marine army and the key to a whole new world of Chaos that, until this time, has not been explored - the Daemon Engines.

57 Comments:

  1. The fiends are actually making me want to do my first chaos army....

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  2. I didn't like them much at first. Getting to know them, I like the Forgefiend quite a bit. Quite like small chaos titan. More than any of the other new daemon engines (including the helldrake) this thing has the right look for chaos.

    I am a bit lukewarm on the Maulerfiend. I like the idea. The head is an obvious tie-in to the juggernaut, which works for me as someone who plays World Eaters. Might be off-putting for folks playing less Khornate oriented armies. The body is a bit too simian, however. Knuckle-walking, forelimbs, short back limbs. It overlaps quite a bit in basic build to the krootox. The whip/tendrils option looks nice though.

    Can't really comment on how they will perform in the game. Overall, though I like them and think this kit is superior (as a model_ to the defiler.

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    1. hopefully it'll be less of a pain to put together then the legs on a defiler

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  3. I really like that paint scheme!

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    1. Yeah I thought it looked awesome too!

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    2. Yeah as i said earlier, (when people were complaining that the new models looked awful) you can get them to look good with the right paint job.
      I don't know why they decided to use those too simple paint schemes on the display models and boxes. They look like they're painted by ME for Pete's sake! (And thats not a very good thing) Too much washes/gold/black.
      But that paint job is very good! Very.. Khorne. :)

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  4. Of all the new releases, the one I want to know more about is the Dark Apostle. The rumor that really sparked my interest in the a while back was the one that said they buff cultist marines. Really? A Plague Marine with a 4+ FNP and with Epidemius a 2+ is better than terminators. But since that post about this particular attribute of the Dark Apostle no one has supported this nor denied it. A little help Natcka?

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    1. Epidemius doesn't increase FNP by 2, he increases it to a flat 3+, so with or without the Dark Apostle, Plague Marines alongside Epidemius will get 3+ FNP once that tally's risen.

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    2. They haven't been confirmed or denied but everything else about that wrong has been proved false so I wouldn't get your hopes up

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  5. I didn't like it at first, but it's growing on me. Perhaps I will get one and build a how-dah(?) and put some CSM on top with some trophy racks.

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  6. I still like the defiler a little more than this guy. Waiting for the stats for a final judgement

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    1. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Yg2IheFYIWI/UGDC7Wx1TjI/AAAAAAAAHhQ/Q545Z10Tpoo/s1600/P1050831.JPG

      Here.

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  7. This fella is, in my opinion, a fairly cool addition to an army, but he suffers from poor standard posing. He (it?) is supposed to be an unstoppable beast, but his pose doesn't look menacing at all. Some cuts here and there, some repositioning, and you got yourself a real beast from hell.

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  8. The thing that really interests me is if Demons can Deep Strike off CSM/the Apostles icons.

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    1. They should be able to, it's covered in the CD faq and GW is pushing for allies. If they can't GW just lost a lot of Daemon sales.

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  9. To be honest I really love the Forgefiend the other fiend is also nice.

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  10. I honesty don't see what's going to stop these from being blown apart before they do much. I like the Maulerfiend but its going to get its arse kicked by MCs and I just don't see enough tanks to make it worthwhile.

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    1. true but it's a specialized unit. doesn't mean it's bad just means you need to reckongize it's strengths. obviously if your enemy makes heavy use of infantry it's not gonna be too great, but if your regular opponent does say.. an IG armor list...

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    2. I always fall under the thought, that if they are shooting at "this" then they aren't shooting at "that". Target saturation, brother.

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  11. Tbh, love the model, but fear for my two Dreads that I already own and the Brute lord... Dreds were worthless in the (Soon to be ) old rules, yet this just seems to be yet another unnecessary CC unit. One that will struggle to make much of an impact in the game, unless I can roll as many 5's as my DEldar chum just managed against me. They gave us the mauler, the failblitorators and warp talons in the new dex... But my main concern is the bloated heavy and elite choices we now have... I'm yet to see something that will change my existing limited 3 heavy choices against most of my friends armies.

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    1. We don't know yet if they aren't squads of three, which is what I am hoping. If they aren't, then I probably won't invest any money into them. Save with the Heldrake, if it doesn't have vector dancer, then I won't get one. A lot depends on what their points are and unit composition. the Fiends are horrible choices at AV12, but they are cheap relatively, so squads of three would help, plus GW wants use to buy more junk so that would work in their advantage.

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    2. ...Maulerfiends are fantastic

      Forgefiends are great considering the amount of firepower they put out despite their price.

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  12. If someone knows something aboout the Chaos Lord, its costs and options, please do let us know. Been scanning the net and this site, for any actual confirmed stuff about it, and I have found nothing :(

    Poor impatient me! If some kind man or woman have some information, please do post it here :)

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    1. Same here, but I know now DPs can use Daemon weapons according to White Dwarf. I want the terminators to be useful finally too, they don't have something like a Whirlwind missile launcher... Reaper auto-cannons aren't any good in this edition, IMHO.

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    2. I suspect that people have seen the Chaos Lord entry (and other stuff), but they refuse to say anything.

      I think it's more of a "lol, these dudes have no idea what they're in for" type holding-back mentality.

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    3. Yeah, its incredibly annoying as I sincerly want to model a terminator lord and a power armoured one. Actual reliable info on the chaos armoury, Gifts/Rewards would also be rather golden.

      As it is now, sadly only Blood of Kittens seems to have anything reliable at all (barring the pics we have seen here), but he again is wrong on some point costs.

      I sincerly hope that Nafka has not finished working/reporting on Chaos rumours (good ones) even though the book is close.

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  13. I just want to see point values! It seems we've known most of what things can do, now we just want the important stuff, point values. It seems people are just purposely not releasing photos of the point values.

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  14. Im really jealous to anyone who likes this as Im despair that I dont like most of GW and Forge models sinde Dark Eldar :-((

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    1. With some imagination + scultpting skills + kitbashing I think you'll eventually get what you want.

      Personally I don't like half of the current releases. But still I will buy some of them doing conversions.

      Also don't loose hope yet. Let's pray the 2nd wave being a really good wave, giving us the models we want.

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    3. ndeed, I already do that, but there are models that I have no idea how to convert. But thats not important as the originals will be all around me as everyone will buy it. I do tolerate their taste, just dont like it so question is if is not time to move to another game perhaps? I like grim dark, not comix epic (WoD over DnD) and at this point, even Flames of War seems to be more grimdark than W40K.

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    4. The game is what YOU make it.

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    5. I wish it would, but the game is what also many other make it and I have that in my mind. I cant change my opponents armyor general fluff...

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  15. My chaos loving friend could have used some of these today. We played The Scouring using The Hammer and Anvil deployment. After revealing the objectives, he needed to attack. Poor guy had to slog 42" through whithering fire to reach my line. It was ugly. I felt bad for him.

    A little off subject, but any one who says the transport is dead hasn't been in that situation.

    Some Maulerfiends may have made a difference.

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  16. I am a little disappointed that this blog is sounding more and more like a GW sales pitch and criticizing anything non-GW official. I understand the benefit of being positive about the hobby to encourage rumour feeds from GW, but shouldn't the line be drawn somewhere on pitching for people to get their orders in?

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    1. I agree. I saw this post and thought that there would be more info on the new units I want to see more of most. Not a GW advertisment Ive seen before.....

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    2. Could just as easily be that he's just actually excited about the release, and reminding people to get an order in soon if they want it on time.... I didn't notice criticism of non-gw here either...

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    1. I agree. Not a very good thing to just copy/paste White Dwarf daily articles.

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    2. Lol, so easy to spot late teen to mid twenty something who still live with mommy and daddy. They pass judgement on everything and offer nothing in return. Something funny happens to people who have to start buying their own toilet paper. Lol.

      I rarely hit the games workshop site anymore. This is where I get my fix. That includes advertisement, rumors, news and everything in between.

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    3. They have a point though, Anon.
      I would have expected some actual details on those units (due to having seen actual GOOD posts on this blog previously), as in what kind of equipment they can take and for what points cost, and not just what I read on White Dwarf daily.

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  18. I like an idea of how much thees things [Forgefiends] can be durable with some assistance from Warpsmith;]

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  19. You guys make me laugh at first your all I don't like them and such, there two Dino bot, and now you guys are all oh I think they look okay and there growing on me etc etc. You guys are true band wagon poser followers who just jump on the newest army. Next it will be Eldar you guys will all be claiming your into ALL ALONG MAKES ME SICK.lets post up our pictures of our chaos army and see whos really been into them all along posers.

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    1. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: The Chaos Hipster

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    2. I haven't been playing Chaos up until now. But I do own four other very large collection armies.

      I am not jumping ship to Chaos, but I am starting one simply because I think the army is going to look cool.

      That said, I am playing a Slaanesh warband, so anyone who calls me a bandwagoner can shove it.

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    3. Some of us still think (most of) the new models are crap.

      That being said, your blanket insults about posers while you hide behind anon amuse me.

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  20. Well everyone get ready for the jump hear comes the Eldar in 6 months think we can make it.

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  21. I would be very happy if the eldar have a new codex in 6 months but then I have been playing eldar on and off for over 10 years so I don't think I can be called abandwagon jumper!

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  22. On the subject of chaos I do like the raptors/ warp talons and the helldrake but not sure on the others yet. The dv cultists are awesome too.

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  23. They may not be as popular, but I preferred spikey marines to Daemon Marines. The change in aesthetic direction is enough to put me off a codex I have been eagerly awaiting for many years. All the new toys except the Raptors seem to be in the new Daemon Marine style.

    FWIW, my chaos are Night Lords - so Daemon Engine's don't make sense to be present for me, retconned fluff or not.

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