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Age of Darkness Details?



Age of Darkness Standalone kits already listed? Its hard to say with this one, but there are lots of details here along with pricing. With these kinds of details, could this release be right around the corner? For the most part the rumor sources are saying that this is still a ways out, and that Admech.... well Codex Skitarii is up next for 40k.


Please remember that these are rumors, please take with a little extra salt at this point.

via Voices in the Trees, posted by Larry Vela on Bols
http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2015/03/horus-heresy-plastic-standalone-kits.html
Plastic Heresy Standalone Kits (Age of Darkness) Details

Marine Squad Kit: 10 marines, Mk II-IV variants, bits for sergeant, communications, and banner bearer. Bolters or bolt pistol/chainsword for all. Combi weapon bits for sergeant. Pistols for sergeant include Grav, plasma, flame, and volkite. Power sword or fist for sergeant. Marine bits are compatible with current 40k bits. £35

Cataphractii Terminator Squad Kit: 5 Models. Bits for sergeant including grenade harness, power sword, combi weapon bits, volkite weapon. Marine bits include combibolters, chainfists, power fists, heavy Flamer, auto cannon, plasma blaster, lightning claws, and thunder hammer. (no storm shields) shoulders are 2 part to accept FW legion shoulders. £40

Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought Kit: Heavy heavy bolter, 2 fists with weapon variants (Bolter, plasma, flame, Melta) (no claw fingers), las cannon, and multimelta. Arms are universal, and compatible with FW upgrade bits. Includes legion decal sheet. £40

Deimos Pattern Rhino (or Predator) Kit: Includes dozer blade, Smoke launchers, HK, TL Bolter, heavy Bolter, havok launcher, flamer. Will be compatible with FW upgrade kits for predator, whirlwind, razorback. £30

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  1. I really hope these are true. i started collecting 30k a while back, but its really hard to get momentum going when the prices are just so high. Plastic crusade marines and deimos rhinos would be a god send.

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  2. Isn't that the danger of Games Workshop getting their hands on the HH line, the demand for it will likely have GW price them up, greedy bums.

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    1. It's like... Gw, babe, we've been together for a while. At the start things were good. We could have fun together and I never had to worry about spending a little money in your direction. But now it seems you're only interested in me for my wallet. I thought we had shared dreams of the far future. I don't deny your goods are extremely attractive but girl, you're a gold digger! I need more in this relationship. I need to know that even in 40,000 years from now we can still be comfortable.

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    2. If it were bad ideas, bad products, and poor execution, it wouldn't be a cash grab that makes them money.

      If GW were seeking to "screw" it's customer base, it wouldn't be seeking to make money.

      If GW were failing, 40k wouldn't be outselling the next 10 table top games combined.

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    3. ^ i think Doogle won his first game of 7th. he's on a 40k crack "high"...let him have his moment of glory.

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    4. Robots are not to be trusted

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    5. I get the the urge online is to immediately jump on GW as being greedy and backwards, but you do realize that a full 10 man squad of marines from FW with bolters, not including a special character or weapon, is like $90 US, right?

      And again, I do understand that people love their knee jerk reactions, but I find it extremely hard to believe that GW would release this in plastic and then raise it up to over $90 for a ten man squad. Let's be a little realistic here, people.

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    6. Realistic? Is that possible with but hurt interwebs crusaders?

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    7. Chris: 10 GK's for $100 where i live, so $90 for 10 seems doable.

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    8. that's only $30 or so more than a single 10 man tactical squad cost me now. most prices are at or around $100 mark for 40k stuff. i don't see it different for 30k or the future of fantasy.

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  3. Every time I look back at GW and wonder if I made the right choice jumping ship.. I see those prices and compare it to what you need to run a full army. I think I will just stick with Infinity and DZC. Too rich for my blood.

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    1. The End Times is a precursor to smaller scale games in Fantasy.

      The introduction of prebuilt CAD's and Formations everywhere is a precursor to smaller scale games coming to 40k as well. It won't be a full-fledged End Times thing, but the scale of games will shrink, thus resulting in cheaper cost of entry.

      Model for model, GW stuff isn't even the most expensive on the market; yet it's easily the best.

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    2. ^ i agree is the best for conversions and kitbashes as well as painting. for rules as we all know but you are deluding yourself to think otherwise are actually quite mid-low range in regards to quality. also it is med-high for price point regardless of competition has to offer. to most that will deter them from wanting to start up the hobby. if you have to have atleast 5-40 models and they cost on average more than they could spend and enjoy over a month's time instead on other things then most people again will choose variety over a money sink.

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    3. if i were to offer advice to other people: play something else.

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    4. I have to say I found DZC to be pretty expensive too.

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    5. ^^agreed. I bought the DZC starter set and had a bit of fun with it, but expanding on the armies I found added up quickly. GW is IMO on par with the prices they demand, considering the quality you get.

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    6. People complaining about the price are pretty stupid. Compared to most other hobbies you get more value out of 40k for the same or less cost. Look at video games. People will drop 60+ dollars on a 6-8 hour video game with another few days worth of multiplayer play. That 60 dollars could buy you a couple boxes of warhammers would would give you TONs of time spent assembling painting and playing for the same cost as that one video game and then if you want you can sell them and get a decent amount of money back where as a video game gets you like 2 bucks.

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    7. a couple of character clam packs where i live or a tactical squad. or you could spend that $60 spread over 30 days of various entertainment. which do you think newbro's will prefer...let's be realistic.

      this is not a complaint either. it's fact. (or is as good as)

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    8. also you can get MMORPG subs as we all know for less monthly. have up to 3 monthly subs (more or less depending on your own currency) and spare change or a bunch of things you literally cannot use until you drop more money on. it'd be easier to imagine newbro's liking the setting but playing their videogames instead because it is cheaper. (it can be more expensive but so can any hobby or interest, 40k as well)

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    9. "The End Times is a precursor to smaller scale games in Fantasy."

      "The introduction of prebuilt CAD's and Formations everywhere is a precursor to smaller scale games coming to 40k as well. It won't be a full-fledged End Times thing, but the scale of games will shrink, thus resulting in cheaper cost of entry."

      OK so massive armies fighting huge battles in a truly epic setting is a precursor to smaller scale games in Fantasy.
      and 30k massive armies fighting huge battles in a war torn universe is a precursor to smaller 40k games...
      Ok dear... seems like a good way to get people into playing smaller games.

      Doogy you talk utter poop mate, least it's worth a laugh.

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  4. I am curious to know whether they will release the marines squad with 32mm bases or not. Technically Horus Heresy is a different game to 40k so there's no reason to introduce the 32mm bases there but GW did express it's their new size for marines.

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    1. Forge World has already started putting things in 32mm bases also

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    2. Yeah all new FW marines have been shown on 32mm bases, not sure about pre existing products though

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  5. There is no 'Grav' pistol in 30k. That is suspicious.

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    2. There is “graviton” weaponry,(not grav) they might make it availavleble to sergeants,but i agree,a bit suspicious,still excited to see whats inspired these rumours though!

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    4. There is graviton tech, but there is no pistol variant. Only a rifle and two cannons of which only one uses the 40k version of grav rules. I doubt they would make a pistol version.

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    5. Well, older power armour marks are supposed to be rare but still existing (as of year 40999) in the Loyalist chapters, even though they are often reserved for ceremonial use or the biggest heroes of the chapter. So maybe the grav pistol is there to allow one to use the model in a 40K army too?

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    6. It's not just the grav gun that sounds fishy here. The Deimos Rhino/Predator is built upon parts of the ordinary Rhino. Unlike the Contemptor, the Cataphractii or the older Power Armor marks, it relies on another kit. Releasing it on plastic would require redundant bits (that will put it well above the 30 Pounds mark) or a major redesign to the Rhino sprue.

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    7. Look at the 40k Space Marine codex pictures of the UltraMarines 2nd company, there are several squad members wearing mk2 helmets and the older variant backpacks as well as older mk bolters so older power armour mk's though rare are ubiquitous between 30k-40k

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    8. Also, Graviton weapons were the primary armament of Squats when they were around. I have a 3rd edition wargear card for a graviton gun, 3rd edition had a lot of fun aspects that 7th is missing, the wargear and strategy cards being at the top of that list

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  6. i hope that contemptor is as posable as the FW one

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  7. I have been into GW since 1985 when I was printing their games. I have also been interested. In 30k, FW are so expensive and the books are 75 pounds. So I am looking forward to this box if dose come out, it makes sense to do it.

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  8. There will be nothing but when you write Legion at the end of the web address of games workshop uk error 404 not appears.
    http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Legion

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  9. I don't know how I feel about the prices listed. When compared to equivalent 40k kits they are significantly more expencive . while I'd expect the contemptor to cost a bit more then a regular dread and I can see the troops having a small premium for coming with cc arms I think the prices are too much of an increse . hopefully these are just rumors otherwise I question if herecy will have the appeal GW would wont it to have.

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    1. agreed, as lovely as the models may end up being, and as interested in trying 30k as i may be, i dont see myself starting up on these prices. while they are cheaper than the forgeworld kits, it isnt by a great deal, and they are closer in price to those than to standard plastic citadel kits, which is more what i was expecting from this.

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