Chaos Knights, Apocalyptic Games & Action Figures Come To 40K!

May 13, 2019 by brennon

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So this past weekend was Warhammer Fest 2019 and there is a lot to catch up on when it comes to what's landing for Warhammer 40,000. We start off with some surprising news as Games Workshop join forces with Bandai in order to create something funky!

Bandai Space Marine - Games Workshop

This new action figure that is in the works is going to be fully painted, posable and all sorts of different weapon options. As you might imagine, there have been a fair few people who are already really excited about this upcoming release.

Based on the new Primaris Space Marine in Mark X Tacticus Armour, this fellow is going to look rather good posed atop your mantlepiece or watching over you as you get stuck into some work at the computer. I reckon we'll have to get a few of these to watch over us on the Weekender set.

Chibi Fun

As well as the work going into the big action figure, Bandai are also going to release some Chibi figures based on various characters and soldiers from throughout Warhammer 40,000.

Warhammer 40,000 Chibi - Games Workshop.jpg

Seen for the first time this weekend these little tiny figures are just another addition to the array of 'stuff' you can have in your collection which shows your devotion to all things Warhammer 40,000. I know a lot of people would really like to use these like POP! figures, adding them to their bookcases as guardians of their Codexes!

Take To The Skies

We also got a few new titbits in teaser form as to what awaits us as we look towards alternative games set within the world of Warhammer 40,000. The first bit of news was the coming of Aeronautica Imperialis.

Considering their work on games like Adeptus Titanicus and such it's probably no surprise this is returning. Hopefully, we'll see some swish looking new planes and additional aircraft for a variety of different factions.

Apocalypse Awaits

As well as the news on a new game there's also another big box on the way. Apocalypse is going to be crushing down onto tabletops soon giving you a chance to play insanely huge games of Warhammer 40,000.

Apocalypse - Games Workshop

The main rules for playing games of Apocalypse are going to be included in the box, with new rules for various formations and such which turn your army into a brutal sea of plastic and death. Combine this with a range of new cards, tokens and more to keep the action going and you'll have everything you need for titanic battles. Plus, all of the rules for your particular army are going to be free and available in PDF form.

The game is meant to be quick, despite its size, with very little downtime between turns and damage resolved at the end of a given turn too. This means that everything gets to fight and die in massive waves...which is interesting.

Resolved on a larger scale to regular games of Warhammer 40,000 I could see this being fun for events but it'll be interesting to see how many people play this on a weeknight at the gaming club.

Big Tanks

With big battles awaiting folks, armies are going to need new technology. The Primaris Space Marines are getting themselves another tank, the Repulsor Executioner.

Executioner - Games Workshop

This hefty tank comes with all sorts of different weapon options and is possibly one of the chunkiest tanks in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. I still can't get over the gravity thing and would love to see someone work on tracks for this thing.

The Adeptus Mechanics are not going to be left behind either as they get a new kit which can create two new tanks. The first of these is the Dunerider which acts as a transport in the game.

Dunerider - Games Workshop

This can help deliver your soldiers into the heart of the action before they get shredded by something like the Repulsor Executioner. You can also change things up and make this into a covered vehicle with the Disintegrator.

Disintegrator - Games Workshop

This is a fast-moving tank option for the Adeptus Mechanicus. I'm not entirely sold on the look of these vehicles either. I like their inventiveness and the fact that they've tried to keep that weird retro feel to the Adeptus Mechanicus vehicles but I just don't think it sits well with me. I'm sure there are plenty of tin heads out there who are very excited for this though.

Fallen Knights

Chaos Knights are also coming your way with a new Codex for those that want to play as traitor versions of these shining examples of honour and duty.

Codex Chaos Knights - Games Workshop

New options will be included in the mix for those that want to really stomp Imperial scum into the dirt with some rather swanky looking Knights. You can see one of the ones previewed below...

Chaos Knight Rampager - Games Workshop

I love the look of these corrupted warriors. Much cooler looking than those clean looking Knights the Emperor has in his service! It's good to see more options like those for those that really want to stretch their converting and painting skills to the max, adding all of those corrupt markings into the mix across their armour.

Forge World Summon Demons

Keeping with the Chaos theme we got a few previews from Forge World. One of those that really stuck with me was their new set of Demon Brutes that you'll soon be able to throw into the mix.

Chaos Brutes #1 - Forge World

I think these look absolutely amazing. It's great to have more demons being thrown into the mix that aren't tied to a particular Dark God.

Chaos Brutes #2 - Forge World

Whilst these are more likely to find their way onto the tabletop in games set during the Horus Heresy I think these would be amazing models to throw into the mix during games of Age Of Sigmar. I could just imagine these hellish beasts charging towards the arrayed ranks of Stormcast Eternals, bracing themselves behind their shields.

Chaos Brutes #3 - Forge World

The poses are what really sold it for me, as well as the overall sculpting prowess of course. They all look hungry, dangerous and predatory, ready to rip and tear their way into reality and harvest mortal souls.

Dark Angels Cometh

Talking of heretics, we also have some new Horus Heresy-era Dark Angels for you to pick up soon.

Horus Heresy Dark Angel #1 - Forge World

A range of new models will soon be available as well as bitz and bobs which can be used to tweak existing sets too. I really like their look, something many folks might never have seen before if they are only familiar with the current style of the Dark Angels.

Horus Heresy Dark Angel #2 - Forge World

They look more like the crusading heroes of the Black Templars than Dark Angels. As well as a range of heroes and such there will also be options for new Dark Angel Dreadnoughts and the like too so watch out for that.

Down In The Underhive

More awaits for those delving into Necromunda too. We got a few teasers for things including new characters like the Dome Runner...

Dome Runner - Forge World

...and the Ammo Jack which are coming in to support your growing gang down there in the Underhive.

Ammo Jack - Forge World

We also got this teaser for Helmawr's Justice...

Something tells me the law is going to be getting involved sometime soon.

Painted Sister Of Battle

Finally, we look to a painted version of the Sister Of Battle we've been seeing in previewed for a while.

Sororitas #1 - Games Workshop

This first test model is looking fantastic and certainly points us in the right direction when it comes to the Adepta Sororitas going forward. She is noticeably feminine without looking ridiculous and thank the gods there isn't a high heel in sight.

Sororitas #2 - Games Workshop

This model will be available as a special preview piece in the near future ahead of the full Adepta Sororitas release so if you want to get your hands on her for your collection she shouldn't be far off!

There is probably much more I've missed from the Warhammer Fest previews so if you saw something else that is worth our attention make sure to mention it in the comments below.

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