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Forgeworld to Release Solar Auxilia at Warhammer Fest


European Forgeworld Day turned out to be a big day, with Forgeworld designers on hand, answering questions and giving out information that made its way all the way around the world. Warhammer Fest looks like it will be the same, as Edgar Skomorowski will be there, as well as the launching of the new Solar Auxila that weekend.


Warhammer Fest is happening on October 11th, just one month away.

via Forgeworld from their Bulletin release
It won’t be too long until you get the opportunity again to chat with members of the Forge World Studio and see what they’ve been up to, this time in the UK at Warhammer Fest. The Forge World Writers and Designers will be there in force showing off their latest work, plus we’ll have a load of new products for you to buy at the event too.

Edgar Skomorowski discussed his latest designs at the European Open Day.

Speaking of products that will be available at Warhammer Fest, we expect to be launching our new Solar Auxilia range over that weekend. These Imperial army troops for the Horus Heresy, designed by Edgar Skomorowski, will be on sale for the first time ever, along with other units for this new faction! We're sure this new range is going to be incredibly popular so if you want to be one of the first people in the world to get your hands on them grab a ticket for Warhammer Fest today!

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  1. Damn these are cool. But I still like renegades more. IG ftw tho, imo

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  2. Who are the Solar Auxilla? Could find anything about them?

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    1. Lord Solar is one of the highest ranks a Guardsman commander can get. Maybe these are his own personal guard when he reaches that rank.

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    2. The solar auxilla are just the human elements of the imperial army so 30k imperial guard basically

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    3. They're the Imperial Army that are based in the Sol system. Otherwise known as the Imperial Fists backup. Or so I'm surmising anyway.

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  3. Solar Auxilia is the 30k imperial guard I think,aka imperial army back then.Or are they related to Solar Macharius?

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    1. I love that we use 30,000 years in the future in past tense.

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  4. In the Horus Heresy era, most of the Imperial forces were Astartes. However, as they expanded, they needed someone to stay home and guard the fort. So, they raised armies of normal humans, which were the Solar Auxilia. The Solar Auxilia is the precursor to the Imperial Guard. (IIRC, this is how it worked.)

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    1. Wrong, there were millions upon millions of imperial army troops sometimes accompanied by only a couple of companies of Astartes.

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  5. So,should we expect 30k imperial army vehicles from FW?

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    1. Yes, and they're amazing (well, the two released so far...)!

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    2. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-03CmxbuYBrc/VArOx9h9uJI/AAAAAAAADvc/zbH9OFbRIIM/s640/blogger-image--599705092.jpg

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    3. Check out the link I just posted. That's a basilisk on the left and some kind of troop transport on the right. They also previewed a Volkite turret for a Leman Russ. I'm excited!

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    4. The Leman Russ is going to be huuuuge! (joke)

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  6. I'm not sold on them just yet. They seem a little steam punky or something maybe they are trying to hard to look older. Any way I'm sure I just need more context.

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    1. I wouldn't say "Steam Punk" - but more like 1950s or so era Sci-Fi. A bit like how old spacemen in sci-fi back in the days looked like a Diving Suit with a rocket pack.

      Though I would personally have LOVED some Retro-futurist stuff thats akin to Dan Dare, Buck Rogers or Flash Gordon, personally.

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    2. Agree
      Steam Punk not grim dark.

      Looks like they are going old school diving. Head cant move enough to see enemy with a bucket like that. Not realistic IMO
      Could well be servitors or some Admech unit.

      I would have rather liked to see something more releated to current Time line IG.
      Are they going to do all the IG regiments now? We will never get to the other chapters and primarchs if they releas every guardsmen in the Imperium -_-

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    3. The helmets aren't realistic? THAT is the the unrealistic part of 40k? Not the way dudes would actually fit in a set of Terminator Armour, not a group of Marines that are possessed and then exorcised of Daemons and somehow that makes them more resistant, not the fact that "Gauss" doesn't work at all like it does in 40k. No no. It's some old-style helmets.

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    4. Adam, the thing is, there is a set of rules for how equipment can be rated that relates to the real world. Equipment that is overly cumbersome, such as old-school diving helmets, is going to get you killed on a battlefield and everyone knows it.

      On the other hand, the nature of the Daemon, model scale (which GW isnt very consistent on) etc etc is far more fluid. The only one of your list that has any real backing is that Gauss is totally different, but ya know what? Whatevs.

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    5. MIII Iron Armour, the helmet doesn't even move but people are complaining about this?

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    6. However if you look at some of the display pictures the helmet on the mk III apparently does despite the fact the fluff said it doesnt

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  7. Look a perfect fit for auxilia armsmen for my tyrants legion. Excited to see where this range goes would love to see some styled after the plastic rogue trader imperial army trooper with their long ryza pattern lasguns.

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  8. The Solar Auxillia are the Imperial Army. They were geared towards expansion and conquering worlds alongside marines. They are not supposed to be Grim dark or 40k. They are Great Crusade and Heresy. They will be more colourful and more heraldic than the Imp Guard, as beacons of hope to conquered worlds.

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