Today is a big day for Warhammer 40,000. Pre-orders are going live for Imperial Knight Renegade, and the box contents are just an amazing value. Take a look at the picture below to see the contents of the game. Really an amazing deal, I'm ordering mine today.

On top of that the 30th Anniversary Imperial Space Marine model is now available, and they are going fast all over the place. Some stores already have had reports of, are sold out, and the UK webstore is done.

Imperial Knight Renegade

Giant war machines duel in the 41st millennium!

Dominating the battlefield with their size and firepower, Imperial Knights are towering bipedal weapons platforms that hold no quarter in eliminating their targets – but like anything else, they are vulnerable to the dark clutches of Chaos. The Freeblade Knight once known as the Living Litany is an unfortunate example; nobody knows what truly happened to this once-valiant hero, only that it has renamed itself Litany of Destruction, and has been leaving a brutal trail of devastation in its wake. The Imperial Knight Ever-Stalwart has made planetfall on Tellerax Prime with one goal in mind – hunt down his fallen brother and restore the honour of the knightly houses, or die trying!

The screaming whirr of chainblades and the shriek of missile launchers herald the meeting of two gigantic engines of war on the battlefields of Tellerax Prime. When such powerful machines face off, only one will walk away – put yourself at the controls of an Imperial or Renegade Knight and march to glory with this boxed game! Inside, you’ll find two Imperial Knight miniatures (one Warden and one Paladin), with a transfer sheet to detail them as Imperial and Renegade Knights, a Basilica Administratum scenery piece for your Knights to engage in fierce combat over, and an eight-page booklet containing rules and missions for the game, and rules for deploying the Renegade Knight in games of Warhammer 40,000!

Note - the box cover shows a converted Imperial Knight faceplate: download the instructions for this conversion for free in the tab on the right. 

30th Anniversary Imperial Space Marine

Iconic soldier of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, the Space Marines are recognisable to all. Slamming down from orbit in Drop Pods and unleashing hell onto the enemies of the Imperium, they are found in every corner of the galaxy, heroically battling evil wherever it is found in a desperate struggle for the very survival of mankind itself. As long as a single Space Marine draws breath, the Imperium of Man stands inviolable.

Games Workshop invites you to celebrate thirty years of Space Marines (yes, it really has been that long…) with this incredible, limited edition reimagining of the first ever Space Marine miniature! Armed with a disintegration pistol, disintegration combi-gun and combat blade, he comes with a Citadel 32mm Round base in a special presentation box, featuring his rules for deployment in games of Warhammer 40,000!

This model is strictly limited – once it’s gone, that’s it – so move quickly to ensure your own little piece of history! 

Index Astartes - Apocrypha
The real gem this weekend is the Index Astartes - Apocrypha. Its hard to get, with many stores only getting a single copy. I saw a report on it this morning with pics and details over on Battle Bunnies. Check them out

Here it is on the GW site

Index Astartes - Apocrypha

And they shall know no fear!

Celebrating thirty years of Space Marines, Index Astartes: Apocrypha brings together a number of the most elusive articles from the darkest reaches of the Citadel archives. Discover for yourself the origin, history and development of the greatest warriors humanity has ever conceived!

Inside this hardback book you’ll find classic articles from the early days of the Space Marines reproduced in their entirety for the first time, and see how their design, the miniatures, the wargear and the gameplay have evolved. An absolutely essential read for anyone who follows the Warhammer 40,000 hobby, this book is an unprecedented insight into the history and formation of this iconic army!

Amongst the articles included:

- the Space Marines’ first appearance in Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader;
- early uniforms and heraldry;
- the original ‘Making of a Space Marine article from White Dwarf;
- a comprehensive look at the evolution of power armour;
- incredible early artwork, including the original depiction of Horus’ duel with the Emperor
and much, much more! An unmissable addition to the bookshelf of every Space Marine aficionado. 
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