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Champions of Chaos; Warhammer Forge; your Chaos armies
Talking of Warriors of Chaos, something chaotic has been going on in Forge World that just had to be investigated. Normally when I visit Forge World there’s lots of talk about tanks, guns and warfare in the grim darkness of the far future, but today it was all about Warhammer, in particular Warhammer Forge. Ead Brown, my go-to guy for all things Forge World, tells us more about their latest project:
Ead: As some of you may have noticed, our website has changed slightly to accommodate the new Warhammer Forge section, which now contains the first of our new miniatures - the Plague Ogres, Plague Toads and Bile Trolls. Yeah, they’re all pretty Nurgly…
These new models are for our upcoming release: Tamurkhan: The Throne of Chaos, which we plan to unleash later this year. Alan Bligh is currently putting the finishing touches to the text, but you can see some of the artwork below. Until it’s released we have some experimental rules up on our site but you can always use these models in your existing Warriors of Chaos and Daemons of Chaos armies. [The Trolls and Ogres would make perfect Chaos Trolls and Chaos Ogres respectively, while the Plague Toads would make fantastic Beasts of Nurgle - Dan]
This mighty creation is the soon-to-be released Warlord Tamurkhan riding his giant Plague Dragon, Bubelos. There are few Chaos models quite as disgustingly magnificent as this - truly Tamurkhan is the epitome of Grandfather Nurgle. Alan’s manuscript will fully detail this mighty champion’s rise to power, his sinister origins, and the dark and terrible path he will walk to crush the Old World beneath his iron-shod boot.
These gruesome creatures are the Plague Toads - the filthiest, scummiest daemon-vermin known to the Warhammer World. To make sure they look suitably Nurgle-like, Mark Bedford has sculpted plenty of open sores, wounds, ripped skin and rotted flesh for you to paint in your favourite shades of disease and decay. It’s models like these that make you realise just how corrupt the forces of Chaos can be.
In-between his work on the Imperial Armour books, Graphic Artist Sam Lamont has created some fantastic concept art for the Warhammer Forge sculpting team. These pictures give you an idea of just some of the crazy, insane stuff that will be coming up in this book. [Trust me, it really is crazy and insane, Sam must have a very vivid imagination. Or some really bad nightmares -Dan]
Tamurkhan: The Throne of Chaos will be the first in a series of expansion books for Warhammer, and as you can see from the fantastic cover art, it promises to be very dark and sinister. While the book’s primary focus is on Chaos, there’s plenty in there for every Warhammer hobbyist with loads of new background to read. The book also promises to unite the three factions of Chaos: Warriors, Beastmen and Daemons, providing you with the rules to use all three in one all-conquering army.
Dan: Thanks Ead, it’s always great to see what you guys are up to, especially when it involves a new book and some cool new models. For those of you desperate to get your hands on them, make sure you head over to the Forge World website and order some now.
What’s really exciting is how well these new kits fit with the existing Chaos range. The Plague Toads are ideal minions for a Great Unclean One as they all share a similar disgusting appearance. Likewise, the Bile Trolls and Plague Ogres will make a hard-hitting addition to the ranked-up units of Warriors of Chaos. To continue the Nurgle theme of today’s post, we found a couple of pictures in our inbox that certainly fit that bill: (…)
BTW the new models are NOT on the Forge World webste, Ead is misinformed
Edit: Well now the first models are up for preorder (release 31st January):
Seeing as the CD things were already complete back in september, I can’t imagine it will be too long before at least one thing is out…
Interesting as well that they are describing this as Alan Bligh’s book. When I emailed them a few weeks back they said they were still writing it, after I presumed Rick had already finished it months ago… So it must either have been left incomplete or they have re-written the entire thing.
Still think it’s a damn shame I couldn’t have sculpted something for them
Next strike: The first Warhammer Forge Newsletter #1!
(links and pics already in first post)
Welcome to the very first Warhammer Forge Newsletter! We�?Tre excited to announce that three brand-new kits are available to pre-order now in this very plague-ridden first newsletter. We also introduce the model design team and share our plans for Warhammer Forge.
All future Warhammer Forge Newsletters will be sent alongside our Forge World Newsletters so you don�?Tt need to lift a finger to ensure that you stay up-to-date on this fantastic new range!
Warhammer Forge: The Beginning of the Future
Warhammer Forge was first unveiled at Games Day UK back in September 2010, and since then we have been busily adding to the fantastic selection of models that were displayed at the NEC.
We have put together a dedicated Warhammer Forge model design team, who have been hard at work sculpting a range of finely-detailed resin kits to add depth and breadth to the existing Warhammer Fantasy Battle range. These miniatures will be accompanied by a series of lavish expansion books that will explore the darkest corners of the Warhammer World.
The Warhammer Forge team is lead by Mark Bedford, whose Plague Toad Set is the first pre-order in this Newsletter. The other designers in the team are:Steve Whitehead, whose Bile Trolls are the second of this Newsletter�?Ts releases; Edgar Skomoroswki, the latest addition to the Warhammer Forge studio, and whose first projects will be unveiled in forthcoming newsletters, and finally Keith Robertson, who is responsible for the third pre-order kit in this week�?Ts Newsletter: the Plague Ogres.
Mark, Steve, Edgar and Keith are joined by writer Alan Bligh, who is currently finishing the first Warhammer Forge book, Tamurkhan: The Throne of Chaos, which will complete Rick Priestley�?Ts first draft. This tome will be the first in a series of Warhammer Forge expansions, and as you can see from the fantastic cover art, The Throne of Chaos promises to be a dark and sinister exploration of the bloody path that leads to the Dark Gods�?T ultimate reward.
The Warhammer Forge range can be found alongside Forge World�?Ts existing Warhammer Monsters and Terrain here, and you can order side-by-side with our Warhammer 40,000 and Specialist Games resin kits.
Warhammer Forge New Releases Available to Pre-Order Now:
Without further ado, here are the very first Warhammer Forge releases, all of which are available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing 31st of January.
Nurgle Plague Toads Set
Plague Toads, also called Rot-Eaters and Sewer-Kin, are mutated, pseudo-amphibian sacs of brackish filth and pus whose wide maws can swallow a man whole. Plague Toads are drawn to places of disease and decay, and in such places those versed in the lore of the Plague Father can summon these daemon-vermin and bind them to their will.
ThePlague Toads Set, sculpted by Mark Bedford, contains three different resin Plague Toads, each of which is hideously detailed.
A unit of Plague Toads may be taken as part of any Daemons of Chaos or Warriors of Chaos army, and you can download these experimental rules from the early draft of Tamurkhan: The Throne of Chaos to allow you to use these beasts in your games of Warhammer.
Nurgle Bile Trolls Set
Bile Trolls were tainted in ancient days by consuming the rancid corpses of a defeated Nurgle-worshipping horde, and now suffer a twisted, hellish existence; poised in an eternal struggle between the formidable regenerative powers of their unnatural metabolism and the most potent plague-gifts of the Rot-Lord.
The Bile Troll Set, sculpted by Steve Whitehead, contains three unique Bile Trolls. Each of these full resin monsters boasts a nauseating array of Chaotic detail. The heads and left arms of these hulking brutes are fully interchangeable, allowing a range of different poses and combinations.
The Bile Trolls can be used in any Warriors of Chaos army, and as an exclusive advance preview of what is to come in Tamurkhan: The Throne of Chaos, we�?Tve managed to acquire these experimental rules, courtesy of Alan Bligh.
Nurgle Plague Ogres Set
Plague Ogres are vile and malformed hulks: their natural resistance to mutation is completely overcome by the pox-ridden favours of their foul patron.
The Plague Ogres Set, sculpted by Keith Robertson, is a full resin kit containing three individual Plague Ogres, armed with a variety of deadly weaponry and riddled with cankerous mutations. The heads and weapons of these Ogres are fully interchangeable across the three different bodies that are supplied.
The Plague Ogres are perfect for use in any Warriors of Chaos army as a unit of Ogres with the Mark of Nurgle, and will also feature in the forthcoming Tamurkhan: The Throne of Chaos book.
More Warhammer Forge Releases Coming Soon�?�
Forthcoming Warhammer Forge releases will encompass everything from gargantuan monsters such as Bubelos the Toad Dragon, to devastating war machines including the �?~Marienburg�?T Land Ship, as well as a range of unique special characters such as Kyzak the Befouled to infantry upgrade kits, of which the elite Blades of Mannan are but one example. We�?Tll be bringing you more details of all these fantastic miniatures in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on your inbox for the next Warhammer Forge Newsletter!