Here is the first batch of Apocalypse information showing off the Khorne Lord of Skulls. No pics here, just information. Apocalypse is going to be huge, and I cannot wait to dig into it.

We are going to start off with the Khorne Lord of Skulls tonight, and then move on the next big model release, the Tesseract Vault.

No pics to show, but we all have seen the leaks. While this thing is huge, I still think it will sell well, especially once we get down to what this monstrosity is. I know many people do not like this model, but I am going to be holding out my vote until I get to see the release videos that Games Workshop likes to show just before release day. The model btw is very detailed.

Please remember that nothing is official yet, these are rumors, so a little salt is always required.

Khorne Lord of Skulls
Size
Has the footprint of a Baneblade but is obviously much taller

Options and Load Outs
-Comes with a Gorestorm Cannon and Hades Gatling Cannon
The Gorestorm Cannon can be changed out with a Daemongore Cannon that shoots a stream of boiling blood
The Hades Gatling Cannon is interchangeable with a Skullhurler that fires thousands of biting skulls that rips apart armour.

-Also equiped with a Great Cleaver and apparently the more damage it takes the deadly it gets in close combat

15 Comments:

  1. Did you hear about the new tau codex supplement that is supposedly shown in the new WD? Apparently its a supplement for the Farsight Enclave.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can confirm this is true. Digital release is month of July for Tau supplement: Farsight Enclave. Reading it now in WD

      Delete
    2. Khorne Lord of Battle thing is a very fluffy 888 points!

      Delete
  2. As much complaining as I see online, I doubt this release will be a smash hit. Could be wrong, as people seemingly only complain online instead of being constructive.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How can you be constructive with an ugly model? You only can complain of how bad design it has or how have they done an ugly AND big model very expensive... Constructive would be: GW you MUST stop designing for 5 years old kids, and please don't make things simply BIG because you think that bigger is better because you can make more money.

      Delete
  3. Is it to little to late? I mean I have been hoping for a lord of battle thingy for a while, but I cant help but think GW lack of constant yeaarly releases for Apoc is gonna hurt the re launch.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Have you paid attention to the way they've handled 40k 6th edition? Not only the best set of rules they've ever had for the game, but constant streaming releases. There's NO WAY they are going to let Apocalypse tank. This is their chance to release as many big, expensive toys as possible; with ridiculous rules galore.

      Delete
  4. The Hades Gatling Cannon is interchangeable with a Skullhurler that fires thousands of biting skulls that rips apart armour.


    So first Khorne collects them to use them as ammo? What, the skull throne is finished now and they have excess skulls?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And skulls ripping apart armour? What did they do to these skulls first?
      They way the word it it makes you think of armour melting away like butter to these things. But skulls are not exactly the most solid things. Specially after they've been removed from the body and left to sit for a while. All I can see in my head is skulls smashing and disintegrating into little skull fragments while hitting marines or tanks or anything with.. well... armour.

      Delete
    2. It's the Warp. stop asking it to make sense!

      Delete
    3. "The Machine God" you find a skull-spitting gatling weapon non-sensical? What about the old Dire Avengers rule with Bladestorm firing an extra shot per model, and then HAVING TO RELOAD THE NEXT SHOOTING PHASE. Btw did they mention Shuriken weapons fire monomolecular ammunition?

      Then there is the logic of how advancing forward in time makes humanity value life LESS rather than MORE. Or how multitudes of God-like entities have never forced a decisive confrontation in the universe to wrest control for good.

      Oh and what about the simple functioning of the Imperium? Bureaucratic management has already proven to be less than effective the larger the structure, and more and more rife with corruption and error. At this scale "every-day" operations would only barely contribute to massive endeavours that those working on would never even see through to fruition ten generations later.

      And since when were melee weapons effective in warfare? They stopped being effective in warfare ~200 years ago when withering fire-power made it impractical to strictly implement a doctrine surrounding melee. Melee was gradually relegated to a secondary means to warfare, and as weapons only increased in range, side-arms became secondary weapons and melee became a last-resort tertiary.

      You'd think by the time the year 40,000 arrived Man would wage wars across star-systems with nothing but inter-galactic space ordnance capable of wiping out anything from an entire planet to an entire galactic sector. And a distant second best option would be inter-space combat. Ground troops shouldn't even be a consideration unless it's a civil disturbance/regional insurgency, or the enemy is already so battered by intergalactic bombardment there is no opposition.

      So please, tell me again how blessings of the Blood God and lethal, animated, daemonic skulls coming from a gatling-design weapon which should have fallen out of disuse 38k years ago is too absurd for 40k?

      Delete
  5. The model is not VERY detail... most of the times GW models got TOO MANY elements so you don't see the design at all, hiden under thousands of skulls and big machineguns. So the detail, in this case, is WORSE than better. And when you do a model bigger, it is easier to place more details in it... I prefer a very good model without details... just like Tau vehicles (hammerhead or skyray). They are great, got not much details becuase the design in itself is wonderful. This horrible action figure is exactly the oposite in terms of elegance and good design.

    ReplyDelete

 
Top
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...