Whispers from the Warp
Some time ago now the team began hearing odd noises from the packing office when no one was there, things started to go missing and then reappearing in odd places, voices in empty rooms and whispers carried on the cold air.
These voices told us of a sundering of the veil, a time when brother will slay brother and the galaxy will burn, a time when the Old War will return and the Dark Crusades will ravage the galaxy we know.
That the Codex Chaos Legions would bring the fury of the fallen Astartes to the table top along side their little cousins represented in the Codex Chaos (to be renamed Renegades) book.
Now As with all rumours I hear from these ghostly sources I take it with a pinch of salt, the phantom spoke of new plastic Havoc squads (recently introduced to the sales lists), plastic Dreadnoughts, plastic cult trooper and brand new mini’s complete with Legion Specific iconography!
So with some of these rumours already ringing true and with Forge Worlds recent announcement of the Badab War book I can see a greater scheme at work behind these releases beyond simple coincidence.
Forge World revealed these bad boys!
Now they say they are up grades to make space assault marines…..I’m not so sure. They look a lot like one of my favourite Legions, namely The Iron Warriors!
Ok so I know they have Imperial symbols on them, but it’s not too much of a leap of the imagination that there’s another sculpt with the Iron Skull icon of the traitor legion and the ill fated Eight pointed star! (Tried to calm down…)
Ok calming down isn’t working! Look at these!
Check out the bobbles of doom on them shoulder pads! I love the Hours Heresy, I probably love my Heresy books more than I love my Mum….Yeah I’ OK with that.
These could easily become Traitor Astartes with some cunning Forge World sculpting or if I am wrong and they aren’t going to release Chaos version, buy them any way!
(Ok, so I might have exaggerated the paranormal activates a little. Odd things do happen but no ghostly apparitions have yet given me insight into future releases…)
(This is the first time I’ve done this and hopefully it will go well.)
This is the latest of the Heresy Books and like all those that came before it, it is an amazing story in it own right. James Swallow must have spent some time locked in a the deepest darkest chambers at the Black Library as every page of the book is steeped in the dark wonder of a universe at war.
The Warmaster is ready to march on Terra and every World between him and the Emperor is rife with terrified whispers that he is coming to take their world next.
You find yourself getting swept up in this fear permeating every page, even once the heroes have joined the fray there is a oppressive feeling of despair of that no matter what happens the Warmaster is coming and he will win.
Along the way there are some of the most breath taking combat scenes written with such vigour that as the fighting intensifies your begin reading faster, it edge of the seat stuff that’s for sure. If there’s one thing wrong with this book is that is too short, that not a bad reflection on the story as by the end of it everything makes sense and is all concluded nicely without having to resort to Deus Ex Machanica – but I just wish the awesomeness didn’t have to end!
(I’d like to point out I had written a much more in depth review but got slapped for revealing too many details, so I have had to leave this at a fan boy rant…my next review will be much better I promise.)
Penned by your Glorious Overlord Ross