New 40K releases from Forge World

By tgn_admin
In 40K
Aug 19th, 2011

Forge World have added several new 40k products to their online store.

Praetor Armoured Assault Launcher

From their announcement:

In this week’s newsletter we have a fantastic addition to our Imperial Guard range in the form of the Praetor Armoured Assault Launcher, as well as three new weapon options for the very popular Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought. We’ve also got further information for those of you attending Games Day Australia in October who want to place reservation orders, and news of the biggest event of our 2011 calendar: Games Day UK in September.

Contemptor Plasma Cannon, Heavy Bolter and Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon
The ancient and prized Contemptor Dreadnought, once a mainstay of the Astartes Legions during the Great Crusade, is capable of fielding many different heavy weapons. The Contemptor Pattern Plasma Cannon and Contemptor Pattern Heavy Bolter are both precursors to the weapons systems found on the MkIV and MkV Dreadnoughts, and the Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon is considered by some techno-savants to be the forerunner to the Assault Cannon carried by Space Marine Terminators.

Designed by Will Hayes, all three new weapon options are now available to pre-order for despatch in the week commencing August 30th. Experimental rules for the Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought (PDF link) are available to download from the Forge World website, and the keen-eyed amongst you will notice that one of the ‘forbidden’ weapon options has now been revealed. We’ll be bringing you more weapons for this amazingly popular Dreadnought in the coming months.

Praetor Armoured Assault Launcher
The Praetor Armoured Assault Launcher is a sophisticated weapon that mounts a multiple heavy missile launcher system. Use of this design, recently approved by the Tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus, is spreading swiftly throughout frontline regiments, but the use of the Praetor missile system far predates the hull design of the Crassus Armoured Assault Transport upon which it is now mounted.

This resin model is packed with lavish interior details such as missiles and auto-targeting systems, the Praetor’s massive main weapons system features three racks of immense warheads, and a sliding support that allows it to be opened for firing and closed for transport. The Praetor Armoured Assault Launcher is a complete resin kit, designed by Stuart Williamson and Daren Parrwood, and is available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing 30th August.

Experimental rules (PDF link) for the Praetor Armoured Assault Launcher can be downloaded from the Forge World website now, taken from the forthcoming Imperial Armour Apocalypse Second Edition, along with an exclusive Apocalypse Formation (PDF link).

  • KelRiever

    I do love some Forgeworld models, but my two complaints about them have always been 1) WAY too expensive, and 2) The complete biase in releasing models. On the second point, according to Forgeworld, apparently everybody has a huge need for Imperial Guard figures. Meanwhile for Necrons, for years they basically had a Dish Network TV satellite dish (and by the way, the most boring rules ever for this thing). It took them how long to come up with a concept for something else? Okay, forget Necrons…just look at the list of Forgeworld releases over time and you can see where all the biase is. Hey, if it works business-wise, more power to them. It just always occured lame to me.

    • puster

      I think its a refreshing approach to release what you want to make, not what sells or is needed in armies. That probably accounts a lot for the popularity of these kits with many gamers. As to the price – whoever is willing to pay well over a 100 Euro/Dollar/Pound for something that cannot even be used in most games has a serious problem. Like me…

      Anyway, nice kit, though its looking a bit modern for a guard vehicle.

    • Zac

      Well I suspect that there are a lot of Guard releases because the guys that run the company are all “tread heads” and Imperial Guard tanks sell.

      And if you don’t like the prices then you’re clearly not their target market in any case 🙂

      • KelRiever

        Well, on price, to each their own. Some people have the money and most don’t. It really doesn’t matter if they sell enough. But I have no problem either with if they ‘want’ to release figures only for certain armies. I just think they ‘could’ be a LOT more creative. You can see, for example, the daemons they’ve released, and the few things they’ve done for other lines. That’s all. And, yes, if you are going to bother to do something, please don’t make it a dish satellite 😉

    • Mahrdol

      I have lots of Forgeworld and I have sold a lot of my collection recently. Models that are unpainted sell close to full value and sometimes more because of the shipping costs from England. I don’t regret buying Forgeworld for one second. Some of the other GW stuff is a different story…