[Archive] Warhammer Forge News letter (Orcs)

Vogon:

Here is the latest news letter.

I was excited when a Warhammer Forge News letter popped into my inbox but it’s not the Taur’Ruk :frowning:

Hi there,

We turn our attention to the brutal Orcs in today�?Ts newsletter, with a fantastically detailed new character set now available to pre-order. We�?Tve also got a great new hollow resin scenery tile for you too, as well as a reminder about an upcoming event.

Orc Command Set

The greenskinned Orcs are a brutal and savage species; hulking, powerful and possessed of a low cunning often underestimated by their myriad enemies. Their armies are commanded by a Warboss; the biggest, strongest and most powerful of their number. As the Warboss�?T tally of victories grows, so too does its stature, resulting in the great Waaagh!s being led by hulking, verdant monsters who stand head and shoulders above the teeming masses who follow in their wake.



Even the lowliest Warboss will go to war festooned with trophies taken from its previous victims and clad in crude and slab-like mail and plate; invariably armed to the teeth with a variety of brutal axes, cleavers and knives.

As the Warboss wins more victories and grows in notoriety, its vanity and ego will also increase. A subordinate will often be granted the honour of carrying a great, ramshackle standard into battle; loudly and vulgarly proclaiming the Warboss�?T prowess in the form of crude glyphs and the broken arms and armour of the vanquished.

The Orc Command Set, designed by Edgar Skomorowski, contains two multi-part resin models. Each massive Orc is packed with jaw-dropping detail; from the severed wing of a great Wyvern bearing the broken body of a Trollslayer, carried by the Standard Bearer, to the mighty battered axe and the hateful bellow etched upon the Warboss�?T features.

This fantastic character set is available to pre-order now for despatch from Friday 3rd May.

Realm of Battle Earthworks

Blake Spence has recently finished a new hollow resin Realm of Battle tile, the Realm of Battle Earthworks. This is a fantastic addition to any Warhammer Realm of Battle gaming table; a hillside position fortified with two earthen bastions for artillery pieces, a forward ravelin, and an additional cavalier. The tile also features sufficient space for units of supporting missile troops, and Blake has packed it with plenty of detail, from cached barrels of blackpowder to discarded shields and crossbows.



Such defensive positions are a common hallmark of the Dwarfs and Empire armies, particularly the vaunted artillery trains of Nuln, and it is indeed a rare army of Sigmar�?Ts Empire that does not draw up its ranks with emplaced artillery at its back. The Earthworks can also be used to represent an area that has been overrun by forces of a more destructive nature such as the Orcs and Goblins and the hordes of the Chaos Gods.

The Realm of Battle Earthworks tile measures 2’ x 2’ (609mm x 609mm). It is available to pre-order now for despatch from Friday 3rd May.

Forge World Events News

Horus Heresy Weekender 2013

If you�?Tre yet to purchase your tickets for the Horus Heresy Weekender get in quick as there are not many left! We are also still accepting reservation orders for this event. This is the best way to ensure we have the exact product you want, packed up and waiting for you at the show. As with all our UK shows, Horus Heresy Weekender reservation orders are pre-paid to make the collection process quicker and easier, leaving you with more time to enjoy the rest of the event.

Please telephone the Customer Service team on 0115 900 4995 to place a reservation order. We will require your name, a contact telephone number and e-mail address, along with the list of products you wish to reserve, and you will also need your card details to hand too. We�?Tll process the payment while you are on the phone, and in the week before the event you�?Tll receive a confirmation e-mail containing your order number. This is your proof of payment and you must bring this e-mail with you to claim your order. We must receive Horus Heresy Weekender reservations by Monday 13th May.

Thanks,

Ead Brown

Customer Service Manager
I guess it’ll be next month for teh Tau’Ruk now. The only other things on the radar close to being ready are the Merwyrm and the Dreadmaw.

Cheers

Vogon

Vogon:

Having said that I just noticed one of the alternative photos of the Earth Works :slight_smile:



Cheers

Vogon

Skink:

The realm of battle (or whatever the name) tile is interesting. I’ve only 2 issues with it:

1) You can make one at home with extremely cheap materials and minimal effort.

2) WOOD? is that a Cd machine in a WOODEN trench;P?

furrie:


Having said that I just noticed one of the alternative photos of the Earth Works :)



Cheers

Vogon


Vogon
4 of them have cd warmachines :D

Vogon:

4 of them have cd warmachines :D

furrie
Good I'n'it?

Cheers

Vogon

gIL^:


The realm of battle (or whatever the name) tile is interesting. I've only 2 issues with it:

1) You can make one at home with extremely cheap materials and minimal effort.

2) WOOD? is that a Cd machine in a WOODEN trench;P?


Skink
Good engineers use whatever they can find.

Also there is parts on the death shreiker that are part wooden, So maybe they also use wood?

vulcanologist:

I like the Orcs!

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RiTides:

The orcs (2 for 30 pounds) make me realize what a great deal the daemonsmith pack is (3 characters for 18 pounds). I know the orcs are bigger, but for FW prices, I think the daemonsmiths are definitely on the low end for characters.

gIL^:

The orcs (2 for 30 pounds) make me realize what a great deal the daemonsmith pack is (3 characters for 18 pounds). I know the orcs are bigger, but for FW prices, I think the daemonsmiths are definitely on the low end for characters.

RiTides
We are certainly lucky. Though one of them i hated and i chopped up :D

So not so lucky for me.

Singleton Mosby:

I like the Realms of Battle tile. If not for the steep price I would buy one.

Kera foehunter:

already bored with Forge world stuff , i though the game was to make cool affordable figures not one that are more pricey than war hammer stuff

GRNDL:

Tsk tsk Kera. Forgeworld has NEVER been about saving the gamer money. They are the prestige line - awesome sculpts for lotsa moolah. Its all about the dosh woman!

Kera foehunter:

If its a prestige line…  It would be crafted out of Fine white metal… Not discarded Green plastic army men.:frowning:

Blue in VT:

If its a prestige line..  It would be crafted out of Fine white metal.. Not discarded Green plastic army men.:(

Kera foehunter
Haha...Kera cuts to the quick! Took the words right out of my mouth. The price is just nutty, the sculpts waaayyy too busy, and the material is crap.

But there is a sucker born every minute...so I'm sure they will do well...

Cheers,

Blue

Kera foehunter:

Here is the new unit of forge world orcs and goblins



Hurry it going to be a sell out at 200.00 dollars 750.00 Canada Dollars 1000.00 Australian Dollars 2000.00 euros

Gnoblar_Herder:

WoW…that is so amazing…the way the intricate models just morph together, the detail in the sculpt, getting just the right balance of detail and distress…amazing…i’m ordering 3 now! Just need to sell my nan’s kidney to afford them, but hey…it’s FW so really worth it! :wink:
G_H

GRNDL:

The price is just nutty, the sculpts waaayyy too busy, and the material is crap.

But there is a sucker born every minute...so I'm sure they will do well...

Blue in VT
Well, you're entitled to your opinion, but those are very subjective statements. The material is very good quality and in my time with FW resin models, have never seen a bad cast. How complex they are as a model is a matter of taste. Some people like cleanly designed models (I know I do) as they are quicker and easier to paint. Some enjoy having something laden with details, taking it as a challenge or as a display piece.

Forgeworld are expensive because they are niche models and produced in relatively small batches compared to plastic injection molds, or white-metal centrifugal casting. They could be molten blobs as Kera snidely suggests, and they'd still cost a bit more. GW is running with the idea of FW being prestige models and hiking the $$$ up appropriately. Of course not everyone can afford the models - that's the point. It creates a divide and emphasizes the status value of the models.

As with all models, you either like em or you don't. If you do, then you will likely try to shell out for them. If not, then why disparage people from liking them?

snowblizz:


Forgeworld are expensive because they

GRNDL
As the yoofs are wont to say, fixed that for you.

Otherwise I largely agree with what you say.

Blue in VT:

Because I’m a grumpy old bastard thats why…:slight_smile:

Sorry to disparage…I just think that the prices they charge for these are a sin…

I’ll keep my mouth shut now…

Blue

Gunnerson:

Im just guessing but to the Brits the price probably is not that far out of wack. Look at what we pay for a regular command mini. 1 Black orc Warboss is like 16-18 usd. In this Forge World set you are getting 2 command models for roughly $45 US. To purchase 2 Command Fine Cast minis you would be paying $36-$40 US. I chalk it up to the dollar being worth less than the pound sterling.