Forge World has a whole bunch of new pieces available to order over in their webshop. For starters, if you play either Alpha Legion or Iron Warriors, they’ve got new hatches and doors for both Rhinos and Land Raiders with their chapter logo on them. Also for Alpha Legion, they’ve got new should pads. For those, like me, that like their robots, they’ve got two new sets as well. There’s two new sets of Mechanicum Thallax Cohorts. One’s armed with Rad-Cleansers and the other with Phased Plasma Fusil… I don’t know what either of those weapons do, but they look cool on the minis.
From them to you:
Thallax are heavily augmented cyborg shock-troops created by completely replacing the major organs, nervous system and cerebrum of a human with armoured mechanical systems powered by an internal reactor core. This endows them with strength and fortitude greater even than that of a Space Marine, but at a terrible cost to those forced to endure this process.
Deployed as Thallax Cohorts by their Mechanicum overseers, these cold, calculating killing machines witness the devastation they unleash against human and alien alike as a raging storm of electromagnetic turmoil, blood-heat and seismic percussion. When faced with far more powerful foes, the Thallax Cohort’s standard lightning guns can be replaced with more specialised and volatile weaponry such as the phased plasma-fusil or the arcane irad-cleanser.
Thallax Cohorts may be taken as part of a Mechanicum or Legiones Astartes army in Horus Heresy games. Their rules can be found in The Horus Heresy Book 3 – Extermination.
The Thallax Cohort with Phased Plasma-fusil and Thallax Cohort with Irad-cleanser are both complete multi-part resin kits. Each kit includes three models, two armed with lightning guns and one with a phased plasma-fusil or irad-cleanser. These kits are available to pre-order now for despatch from Friday 23rd January.