In the run up to the Forge World open day this weekend, the company has released previews for its upcoming books. The fun bit about this is that we get to see, from the contents page, unit entries for as yet unreleased, and unannounced kits.
It contains specialist units for the twelve legions profiled so far in the series. Of particular interest are the new units for the four new legions, Raven Guard, Imperial Fists, Alpha Legion and Iron Warriors.
I’ll surmise them here:
Iron WarriorsTyrant Siege Terminator Squad
Iron Havoc Support Squad
Alpha LegionHeadhunter Kill Teams
Lernacan Terminator Squad
Imperial FistsTemplar Brethren
Phalanx Warder Squad
Raven GuardMor Deythan Strike Squad
Dark Fury Assault Squad
Raven Guard Darkwing Pattern Storm Eagle
Strike Captain Alvarex Mauth
Moritat Prime Kaedes Nex
Of particular interest here is how Rogal Dorn and Sigismund are in the third Isstvan book despite not being at the dropsite massacre in the fluff.
Similarly, Iron Warriors fans will be disappointed at the Iron Circle (robot bodyguards for Perturabo) being left out of the third book, despite being rumoured to be there from a seminar at Games Day last year.
I think Black Templar fans however will be happy at Forge World goodies that they can use in regular 40k as counts-as crusader squads. Similarly, if you’re taking an Emperor’s Champion, why not use the model for Sigismund, the original Emperor’s Champion? How awesome is that?
There’s a list of new super heavies here, in the generic army list book, which could make an appearance over the next few months, including a Stormblade and a Falchion. I imagine we’ll see one or two of these previewed at the Open Day this weekend.