Two new models are up for pre-orders from Forgeworld right now. The first is for the Thousand Sons and the other for the Skavenblight Scramblers.
New From Forgeworld
Warhammer 40,000/Horus Heresy
Magistus Amon of the Thousand Sons Legion £45
A figure whose repute was known well beyond his Legion during the time of the Great Crusade, for he often served as his Primarch’s equerry. It was said of Amon that he had served as Magnus’ tutor once, before the coming of the Emperor to Prospero, though the student soon far outstripped the master.
If true then it is likely that he survived the conversion process to Legiones Astartes as an adult, perhaps aided by the Crimson King’s direct intervention, and emerged both as a potent warrior and powerful psyker. Most of his career beyond his public duties remained in shadow and it is believed that he was in fact master of his Legion’s intelligence gathering organisation. Amon’s fate was to see him survive the Battle of Prospero an embittered and wounded figure, who became increasingly isolated from his one-time peers and master.
Posed dynamically, leaping forward into combat with cloak billowing and furious expression, Magistus Amon of the Thousand Sons Legion wears powerful artificer armour with layer upon layer of psychically-charged glyphs and waveforms designed to augment his own abilities. He comes armed with a reliquary staff, which contains the dust-like remains of slain mind-parasites – their murderous psychic essence is his to leverage.
Magistus Amon comes with a 40mm round base, which on its own features plenty of detail – shattered rocks and the broken armour of a fellow warrior – but comes into its own when slotted into the included 50mm scenic display base; this model is sure to become the centrepiece of your Thousand Sons collection
The miniature comes as 9 resin components, and rules can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Seven - Inferno.
Glart Smashrip £18
An impressively obese Smashrip attends the tryouts for the Warpfire Wanderers, but is laughed out of the line-up. His chances aren’t improved when he eats the team’s assistant coach to prove a point, but news travels fast, and it isn’t long before the Skavenblight Scramblers scout him out and offer him a place on their roster. Eventually, after some unpleasantness including a lifetime ban for eating a referee (which was eventually overturned) he became a free agent, bombarded with offers...
Field the gloriously portly Glart Smashrip as a Star Player in your Skaven or Underworld Denizens Blood Bowl teams by picking up this resin kit. The first thing you’ll notice about Glart is his size – there’s no hiding that this is a Skaven of impressive girth, who barely fits into the ramshackle armour that has been attached to his bulk with creaking straps. He isn’t bothering with head protection as there aren’t any helmets that would fit and, honestly, they just get in the way of eating stuff. Luckily, someone has found a swathe of cloth large enough to hide most of his unmentionables, and he features the usual spiky bits on his shoulders and knee pads.
The resin kit comes as 8 components with a 32mm round Blood Bowl base, and Glart’s rules can be found in Blood Bowl Death Zone Season Two!
Other Bloodbowl Pre-Orders
Blood Bowl Star Player Collection £148
The All-Star Skavenblight Scramblers £96