Forgeworld has a series of releases going live for pre-orders today. The Mechanicum Krios Battle Tank, Tech-thralls with Mitra-Locks, and finally Contemptor Chainfists. A strong release alongside their Horus Heresy Book 3: Extermination which is also up for pre-orders now.
Forgeworld has been on fire for releases for quite some time now. Great Books, and excellent models in my opinion. Here are the links needed to find their latest releases.
All three models are available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Thursday 1st May.
Krios Battle Tank
The Krios Battle Tank is a vehicle of arcane and ancient design that fulfils a tactical role within Mechanicum armies similar to that of the Predator tank more widely used by other forces of the Imperium. Its durability is provided by interlocking defensive energy fields, rather than physical armour, lending it a deceptively skeletal appearance.
The most common armament mounted upon the Krios is the lightning cannon. This configuration takes advantage of the tank’s powerful on-board reactor’s vast energy capacity to create a laser-path guided electromagnetic beam, able to vaporise flesh and rupture heavy armour with ease.
The rules for the Mechanicum Krios Battle Tank can be found in the The Horus Heresy Book Three: Extermination.
Tech-thralls with Mitra-Locks
Tech-thralls are created by the Mechanicum through basic augmetics and cranial surgery as the need for them arises and, in the case of the Legio Cybernetica, the use of captured prisoners and criminals requisitioned from local authorities is common.
Considered a lower order of being than most servitors by their masters, the ultimate fate of most tech-thralls is to end their lives recycled into servitor components and their implants harvested for use in future thralls as their bodies fail under the relentless toil to which they are subjected.
In times of war Tech-thralls are formed into expendable units called Adsecularis and armed with basic weapon systems such as the mitra-lock, a compact multi-chambered variant of the las-lock, designed to discharge a simultaneous volley of las pulses in a fan effect.
Contemptor Dreadnoughts can be armed for a variety of differing battlefield roles. Sometimes they are tasked with spearheading assaults against enemies in fortified positions. In these circumstances the chainfist is a formidable tool for breaching bulkhead doors and cutting a path through the armoured hulls of tanks.
The Contemptor Chainfist, designed by Will Hayes, is a multi-part resin weapon arm for our range of Contemptor dreadnought bodies. The arm includes a meltagun and graviton gun options as secondary weapons.