Legion MkIV Outrider Squadron now available for pre-order from Forge World

By Polar_Bear
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Mar 23rd, 2013
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Forge World is also doing a pre-order. Theirs is for the upcoming MkIV Outrider bike squadron.

From the update:

The Legion MkIV Outrider Squadron contains three complete resin and plastic kits, allowing this potent Fast Attack option to be added to a Space Marine Legion force or fielded as a Bike Squadron in many Codex armies. Each model has two weapon options: twin-linked bolters, or plasma guns and they are fully compatible with our range of Space Marine and Legion accessories.

These models are available to pre-order now and will be despatched from the 5th of April. Models designed by Phil Stutcinskas.

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  • wormwoode

    $78.00 for three tiny soldiers on bikes Three. Good lord. I mean, they look great but, like $20-$30 great. Maybe. I understand that Forge World stuff is considered sort of “niche within a niche market”, selling a few models at a high price point, but couldn’t they sell more models overall at a more reasonable price?

    • rsreston

      I agree: at 20 pounds per miniature, I don’t care what they’re made of, it’s just too much. They’re not even special characters! Beautiful models, but there are beautiful models from other companies out there for reasonable prices.

      • Sevej

        The new Judge Dredd bikes are sold at GBP15 each, so it’s not totally unreasonable.

  • Dewbakuk

    They’d certainly sell more, would they sell enough? I don’t know.

    As a basic economic point, if you halve the cost of something, you have to sell four times as many to make the same profit. That ignores overhead costs such as wages etc, if you’re selling more than four times as many, would you need extra staff to cope with that?

    As I said, I don’t know and I don’t buy GW stuff anymore anyway but if I was looking at it as a business, you’d have to show me that I would be selling at least 5-6 times as many before I’d consider halving the sales price.

  • 4tonmantis

    Didn’t puppetswar.eu have a heavy motorcycle that looked almost identical to this? I can’t find it in their shop now (only the light ones) but this is really really close.

  • Riquende

    Looks like the old Epic bike.

    • cannondaddy

      It sure does. It makes me want to play the original Space Marine.

    • The original Epic bikes were 6mm copies of the original Laserburn 15mm Imperial Scout Bikes from about 1980. All those figures (and the books) are still available from 15mm.Co.Uk: http://15mm.co.uk/317.htm

      If anyone isn’t familiar with it, Laserburn was one of Rogue Trader’s “parent” universes. Many of the concepts that became the Imperium (including power armor, dreadnought armor, bikes, jetbikes, bolt guns, plasma guns, and conversion beamers) can be found in that game. It’s worth picking up if you’re a collector of 40K history – and quite a bit cheaper than most Rogue Trader stuff on eBay.

  • Toyznthehood

    I love how they’re going back to the old stuff and updating it. Epic Space Marine was my first game in 1990 and this nostalgia’s perfect.

  • Greyhound

    These bikes are priced exactly at the right price when compared to the GWS plastic Dark angels one ($70) in Australia.

    So if they sell plastic bikes at that price down under why can’t they try the same price point in the UK with FW kits?