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New Xpace Marine Flyer and Armillus Dynat, of the Alpha Legion



The next model in the Horus Heresy Character Series is now up for Pre-Orders. The character is Armillus Dynat, the Harrowmaster of the Alpha Legion. Not only is there a new character, but we also have a new flyer, the Xiphon Pattern Interceptor. There are experimental rules available for both Horus Heresy and standard 40k.


Here is a link and the pricing
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/New_Stuff
Xiphon pattern Interceptor £80.00
Armillus Dynat, the Harrowmaster of the Alpha Legion £31.00



Xiphon Pattern Interceptor
With unparalleled speed and manoeuvrability, the Xiphon pattern Interceptor saw increasing service in the Legiones Astartes during the dark days of the Horus Heresy. Based on ancient designs, the void and atmospheric craft carried heavy armaments into battle, allowing it to destroy both air and ground targets with apparent ease. Its pair of twin-linked lascannon and Xiphon rotary missile launcher combined with the Interceptor’s speed and agility to make it a deadly opponent from which the enemies of Mankind could not hide.

The Xiphon Pattern Interceptor is a flyer that is available to all Legiones Astartes armies in Horus Heresy games. Experimental rules for this unit can be found HERE. Additional experimental rules for using this vehicle in standard games of Warhammer 40,000 can be found HERE.

This is a complete multi-part resin kit which includes a plastic canopy and flying stand. It is available to pre-order today for despatch from Friday 3rd April.




Armillus Dynat, the Harrowmaster of the Alpha Legion, has been a feared strike commander since his name came to prominence during the invasion of Paramar. Known to possess strategic genius, his style of warfare is as intricate as it is unorthodox. Using fast moving, heavily armoured vehicles and close air support, he will split enemy formations apart before crushing them without mercy.

Armillus Dynat is an expert duellist and warrior in his own right. Wielding a thunder hammer and power sword in unison and carrying uncommon wargear such as venom spheres and phosphex bombs, he is an opponent to be reckoned with.

The latest model in the Horus Heresy Character Series, Armillus Dynat is a multi-part resin kit that is supplied with both a 32mm base and a 50mm scenic base. The rules for using Armillus Dynat in games set during the Horus Heresy can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Three – Extermination. This kit is available to pre-order today for despatch from Friday 3rd April.

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  1. as a a BA and grey kight player is is suppriseing to see the xiphon as an option for the latter. but will get one for the 1st

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    1. Why limit yourself this is the age of unbound I want all of them.

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    2. you wants the precious? all of the precious...well the precious is mine....ALL MINE... filthy hobbyists's ...... ;) <---- see what i did there.

      also you can have my share of them Hydra. (i don't want)

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  3. 2 HP with AV 11 all around is really fragile for 205 pts....however the ML is crazy amazing.

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    1. Yeah when I was reading it I was thinking this thing is crazy OP until I saw 2 HPs. I still think it is going to be pretty killer on the battlefield.

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    2. Need to drop either 35 or 35 points to be prices just right

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    3. 35 or 35? I think I'll pick... 35

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    4. Agreed. 170 points with 3 HP would be much better but not so much better that other fliers get automatically side-lined.

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    5. "35....i choose.....you..." *35 uses scratch attack on 35 for 35 damage, 35 faints and is removed from battle* (looks in 35-bag and pulls out a second 35) "35 i CHooooSE YOOOOOOOO!"

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    6. 170 with 3 HP would put it into that realm of 'auto-buy' that the Sicaran and Fire Raptor are already in. At it's current 200+ point with 2 HP, I think it'll be fine, and plenty of people will still get it for its sheer vehicle and flier-hunting power.

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  4. Yay Dynat, more Alpha Leigon!

    Hydra Dominatus!
    For The Emperor!
    What does the Primarch Expect? Everything!

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  5. Holy crap! Dark Angels have access to a good flyer! I don't really like the look of it so I'm gonna use a slightly converted Nephilim model instead, but man those rules!

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  6. So I might finally have a use out of that da flyer kit I bought a while back. Turning it into an actual flyer.

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  7. It's pretty fragile, but man what it shoots; it kills.

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    1. It like to fly inverted over enemy aircraft to keep up relations lol

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    2. My Nephilim's cost is writing cheques it's body can't cash! :'(

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    3. I feel the need, the need for speed!

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    4. Just wigle your wings, you know, I know it's you

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    5. Well I need two call signs Apollo and starbuck

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  8. Besides being a paper plane that's probably not much harder to kill than the Dark Eldar/Orc flyers, the other glaring problem is its redundancy

    The only thing you get out of it really is something that's good at killing other flyers from across the board... but flyers get 36'' movement a turn, you're very unlikely to play on a board big enough for it to make a difference and if that's the case, the points are probably high, and there's more interceptor bullshit ready to swat it out of the sky the turn it arrives

    A Storm Raven is already a very capable anti-flyer unit with a TL MM, Storm Strike missiles and TLAC or TLLC. It also carries an entire squad and a dreadnought, costs 5 points less, can kill any vehicle in the game, not just light/mediums with the TL MM, dishes out concussive on monstrous creatures just before your units charge them, and can even be competent anti-infantry if you lose the TLLC for the TLAC.

    You can almost get two Storm Talons for the price of one Xiphon, and to be honest 3 Talons is a good fast attack section. One Xiphon is a one-shot, one turn life expectancy glass cannon that has a fairly reasonable chance of killing one flyer in one turn.

    FW can come up with some clever rules writing sometimes but this is just pretty shit

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    1. Sums it up nicely.

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    2. Its interesting how forgeworld is making these "glass cannon" rules for,their models, but we the players, especially the competition players, are the reason they are doing it that way.

      For years they were. Among great models, with very good rules, but people weren't using them because they be,keyed that they were "OP" or because they weren't officially in the codex.

      Because of this, they have to find a balance for their models that will make them more acceptable and desirable across the board. Heavy firepower and high cost on a fragile frame to balance it and allow people taking it to point out that it's not "OP", whether it's at a tournament or while playing your friends.

      This aircraft is in fact very similar to the Tau Barracuda. It has heavy firepower on a fragile frame. It's arguably better than the other Tau fighters from the codex, but you have to weigh that against the HP.

      At least it gives you options.

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    3. I'm just glad to see a Forgeworld flier that's actually balanced, instead of another situation with the Fire Raptor or Sicaran where EVERY Space Marine competitive player and their mother has one.

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    4. Problembis the entire rule set for flyers. there needs to be an in game differnce between gunboat/transport, bomber and fighter/interceptor. Right now they are al just "flyers" which is lame.

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    5. Problembis the entire rule set for flyers. there needs to be an in game differnce between gunboat/transport, bomber and fighter/interceptor. Right now they are al just "flyers" which is lame.

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  9. Very excited about Armillus Dynat. Alpha Legion is the army I have been wanting to start for Horus Heresy, so any XX Legion releases are fantastic to me!

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  10. Cool model, but at 205 points you have to REALLLLY like it to field it. I think a Fire Raptor is probably more useful, though I dont see what slot the Xiphon fills - FA or HS? I guess for BA and GK players a Fire Raptor isnt an option though.*
    *IA2 page 139

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    1. Honestly, this is a Fire Raptor/Sicaran killer. I think that's the point. It rounds out the Space Marine field, giving you an option that's going to hurt those big nasty fliers and tanks. Just another example of how Rock-Paper-Scissors 30k and 40k are.

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  11. Reminds me of the Lightning. 2 HP just isn't enough to have it survive more than a turn.

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    1. Still, I like the look of the model. It has so much if the SM design ethos over it: storm eagle top fin, etc

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    2. My Stormtalon has yet to die. It has 2 HP. I've played it in a number of games, some entirely in Hover mode, and people scoff and say "Look at that paper plane" and so what do they do? Ignore it. Suddenly their light vehicles are popped, their fliers are taking damage, and their tac squads are whittled down.

      Don't count out 2 HP.

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    3. DrBored, your opponents are morons. That doesn't make 2HP solid.

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    4. I've had a Skytalon fielded against me once. It turned up, assault cannoned the side armour of my single Wave Serpent without penning and in our next turn it was hit by both of my ally's only two Flakk Marines and spread itself all over the battlefield. It survived zero game turns. lol

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    5. I have had a 500 point Storm Wing (a Storm Raven and 2 Storm Talons) romp though an opponents army killing multiple units a turn and hardly needing anything else to support them. The same Storm Wing has also been taken out by a single bike squad (Combat Squaded) and done nothing. Some times it is luck of the dice, some times it is the luck of who you play.

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  12. Let's see: 205 points. That's more than a Stormraven, and a Stormraven is much more versatile and survivable. And $119 US? Not even worth it as a display piece! Sorry, but this thing has more cons than pros...

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    1. Yeah, just sucks if your army doesn't have access to Stormravens!

      *cough* Dark Angels *cough*

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  13. I like how the Xiphon has design elements from all the various SM faction fliers so would look at home among any of them.

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  14. It's rule of cool for me I'm afraid on this one. I can't decide though if it will look better in Raven Guard black or Crimson Fist blue and crimson.

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  15. People who think its "pretty fragile" do realize that it has a 3+ jink save and its likely that because of its armament, it will still do *something* when it has to snap fire - right?

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    1. Take all my +1s

      I play Dark Eldar. AV11 with +3 jink is practically a Land Raider in comparison to my vehicles =P

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    2. Assuming average rolls on hits, damage, and saves, the 2 HP Xiphon will still die to most other fliers, except DA, in 1 turn of shooting before any immoblized/explosion results.

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  16. Think I could proxy my mk 2 and mk 7 vipers?

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