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Horus The Warmaster: Available for Pre-Orders


Besides the Emperor himself, there are very few single characters that will have the kind of demand of Horus. Finally he is now available for pre-orders on Forgeworld. The model from the pictures looks good and is what we expect of Forgeworld on a model so pivotal to the background of the hobby.



The model will be released April 14th, which gives Forgeworld a good amount of time to fill production orders.

You can check out the new model and place orders here.
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/New_Stuff/HORUS_THE_WARMASTER_PRIMARCH_OF_THE_SONS_OF_HORUS.html

via Forgeworld
Horus was the Primarch of the Luna Wolves Legion, later re-named the Sons of Horus in his honour, and greatest of his superhuman kind. A tactical genius and charismatic battle leader, Horus proved himself over the course of the Great Crusade as a warlord second only to the Emperor whom he served and called father.

So it was that when the Emperor stood apart from the burden of command of the Great crusade, it was Horus that he named Warmaster in his stead. But ambition and pride festered within the Warmaster's heart and at Davin he fell, and the lies and corruption of the Warp infected his soul. From then on he plotted with dark forces to usurp the Emperor's throne and become the master of Mankind, throwing the galaxy into bloody civil war.


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  1. Simon Egan delivers another master piece.

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  2. The marble paint job on the eagle is incredible.

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    1. Agreed. I am in awe of base as much as the model. It is really magnificent.

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    2. Its just a grey with some more brownish lines painted on. Simple to do. Enough how to's on the Internet.

      The starcase you can buy from good model suplieres. Have seen 1 like this before. Also not that hard to make if you cast pillars and steps. Would be cool to see him on a Full stairway. Like some Diva singing :D

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  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utPkQx0QE8A&list=UUl4yV_tNEKZ4MkUVhiaMVXw

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    1. Excellent video!

      What caught my attention was his cunning remark at the end about his experience with Horus' legs (embossing and details) setting him in good stead for the project he's working on now...

      My guess is Chaos Knights. I would've thought GW would be doing them in time so i would imagine he's maybe working on armour variants (nurgle, slaanesh, etc.).

      Either that or its the Legio Mortis - the titans that turned to nurgle, briefly mentioned in the Knights codex...

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  4. I agree amazing, only thing it doesn't appear to have the 40mm base built in like the others that means he will be traversing the battlefield on the beatiful staircase

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    1. The Aquila part comes out as a 40mm base. It is beautifully hidden, though!

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    2. He does, they mention he has a smaller gaming base included :)

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  5. I love this miniature, but can someone explain to me why his armor isn't white, please? I am only through to "Fallen Angels" in the HH books and they always describe him as wearing white armor. Does this change at all? I just always imagined him looking peerless.

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    1. Dan,

      Horus's white armor is the scheme that was used when the Legion was known as the Luna Wolves. The change to the black armor known as the Serpent's Scales occurred after the Legion was renamed the Sons of Horus in his honor. Simon Egan chose those look so that it could be used both as Horus just before his fall or as the traitor leader. Hope that helps.

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    2. ShadowWolf,

      Thanks! That does help! Are the two sets of armor designed much differently or is the main difference just the color? Trying to decide if it would be OK to paint this figure in white.

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    3. He only got the Terminators armour after he became the Warmaster. A gift from the Machincum along with World Breaker.

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    4. The description seems pretty similar to the model's armour, perhaps a little less proto-chaos during his Luna Wolf days but shouldn't really be an issue, especially with the wolf cloak on his back.

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    5. On the balcony of Ullanor he had white terminator armour

      Also, Worldbreaker was a gift from Emperor when he became warmaster

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    6. Thats on that picture but in the stories before he come Warmaster he is wearing power armour. But yeah Worldbreaker was a gift from the Emperors my bad.

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    7. The serpent scales was a gift from kelbor hal to the warmaster. The kaban project short places the timing as after horus has fallen to chaos and enlisted mechanicum allies. The cover of primarchs does have him in almost identical white terminator armour however.

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    8. I phoned Forge World today and they said that the armour is a repainted version of his white armour (hence the Luna Wolves symbols on knee and chest) they said the model could be used in Great Crusade. Will need to find a sword though to replace Worldbreaker :)

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    9. But Worldbreaker is such a nice weapon.

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    10. It is. I play a custom successor to the Blood Angels and even I have to admit that Horus's weapons are really sweet.

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    11. Thanks for all of the fluff help, guys! Much appreciated.

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    12. It's all very simple, lads: White terminator armor for daytime, black for evening wear.

      He is the Warmaster, after all... LOL!

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  6. Best Primarch yet, by far, IMHO. Absolutely captures Horus exactly as I imagined him. Awesome model.

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  7. Worth the wait.FW and simon Egan must be so relieved to have this chap under their belts. This hands down had to be the finest mini they've ever made, the pressure of expectation must of been unbearable since they launched the whole franchise. Good job well done.

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    1. PS Ready to start on the Emperor now Simon?

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    2. To be honest I'm betting the other project he mentioned working on is the Emperor model. The reason I say that is because when he sculpted Fulgrim he mentioned in the video that "naturally while sculpting Fulgrim I was simultaneously working on Ferrus to make sure their poses matched perfectly." So I believe they will likely not release for it some time but they will perhaps have the Emperor's model done.

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    3. Put he is standing on a white stairway.
      He doesnt meat the emporor before the final Battel on horuses Bridge. Its always depicted a dark room and spaceships are usually metal in 40k.
      So i dont think we will see the emporor before the very end. And we probably see a tainted Version of Horus later.

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  8. Oh thank god. With the box and how fancy it looked, I was worried this would be a Limited Edition Horus.

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  9. IMHO this is the best model I have ever seen from GW (and FW) since Rogue Trader began it all for me. For any of their game systems.
    Absolutely amazing.
    I would buy it for the base alone (why don't they produce terrain like that?!)...

    As much as I always criticize GW prices this is worth every cent. In fact I would much rather get two of these than one of those weirdly looking Void Shield Generators.... Hell I would rather have one of these than three of those Void Shield Generators if their total cost was the same.

    I wish GW could turn all the FW Horus Heresy stuff into plastics ....

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    1. Terrain like that would Not be affordable/ sellable.
      FW did cityfight Terrain before GW made plastic and it was very expensiv.

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  10. This looks awesome!

    but I just wait for Perturabo and Magnus...

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    1. I hope they do a diorama of Leman Russ and Magnus just like Fulgrim and Ferrus Manus have.

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  11. Absolutely breath-taking. I think Sanguinius is probably another that people will have to wait a long time to get (due to demand). He is the Primarch that even Chaos believed to be the greatest. :)

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    1. Im sure Angron would disagree with you on that one. There was a very good reason why the other Primarchs called him the Undefeated.

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    2. If angron didn't have those nails in his head he might have been the king....

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    3. There is only one king of kings and thats the Wolf King lol.

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  12. Yep I think I'll buy that. I wonder if anyone would let me use it in a game though probably wouldn't want to risk breaking it

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  13. He looks bored. Everything but the face is simply amazing, but I can't get past the fact that he's just standing there thinking "Urgh. I am so sick of this s..t."

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  14. Never mind Whorus, where's Angelface?

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  15. horus on the top of a stair? how impressing...

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