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RUMORS – New Plastic Horus Heresy & Ad Mech Kits!

By Rob Baer | February 26th, 2016 | Categories: News / Rumors, Warhammer 40k

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop! Checkout even more Horus Heresy plastic kit rumors with new Mechanicum flavor.

Squiggly on DISQUS (via Barcode):

“Basically the calth stuff will be released in boxes labelled for 30k and 40k. The HH range is a big thing, and a handful of kits is not a “big thing”

I know the Mechanicum models were intended to be Heresy models too. So I suspect they too will get repacked as 30k/40k models when the range is launched. Or soon after.

Yes the 40k Mechanicum stuff is all labelled all same, but it is split into two factions. They were intended to be one 40k faction and one 30k faction.

I hope that makes more sense.”

Previous Remarks by Squiggly about Horus Heresy:

“HH range should kick off in the spring. April-May time. As you already know the Calth stuff will kickstart the range, with boxes labelled for 30k and 40k.
The plastic Mechanicum stuff was intended to work over as part of the core Heresy too.
So I suspect the Mechanicum stuff will get a repack alongside the Heresy releases, when they’re released this spring. as the Mechanicum range. Rather than Cult Mech. and Skitarri. The Calth kits aren’t exactly a “range” on there own.”
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Now these rumors have been around for awhile now, as far back as the fall when stores were “dumping” their stocks of The Hobbit and LoTR.  Now we know from the way the Betrayal at Calth is organized that it would be VERY easy to just make those sprues into individual kits with a little graphics laid out on a box.
Take these rumors and compare them too the recent rumor mongerings about future Heresy releases in plastic:

Sources who spoke to BoLS on condition of anonymity reported the following:

Sequel to Betrayal at Calth contents:

  • Assault squad sprue featuring packs and close combat weapons.
  • Legion Heavy Support squad sprue with a variety of heavy weapons.
  • Mk. IV Tactical sprues continue their appearance.
  • 2 new Heroes are included.
  • Imperial Fists are involved in some manner.
  • Uses the same Betrayal at Calth ruleset.
  • Q1-Q2 2016

This builds upon the last set of rumors regarding Betrayal at Calth sequals here:

  • Betrayal at Calth was only the initial product in a Horus Heresy boxed game series.
  • Look for the Betrayal at Calth rules to reappear in future additional similar boxed sets.
  • These further boxed sets will expand the Betrayal at Calth ruleset and take gamers to other locations and pairs of adversaries set in the Heresy.
  • The second boxed game will make an appearance sooner than later this year (2016), based on the white hot financial success of the initial Betrayal at Calth product

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Thoughts

Hmm, so to me it looks like this is a continuation of the Betrayal at Calth series, but more importantly is becoming a vehicle for Forge World to roll out an expanding line of Heresy plastics.  They could roll out 2 of these a year, and each contains the makings of 2-3 new kits/characters. These can later be sold separately in boxes, giving GW has a perfect vehicle to spike sales as needed while building up 30K into a viable line with an wide plastic core set of products.

Smart move.

If true, after this box ships, GW would have the makings for the following kits in plastic:

  • Legion Praetor
  • Legion Centurions/Consuls
  • Cataphractii
  • Tactical Squads (easily converted into several Legion squad types, Veteran Tacticals, Seekers, Legion Recon, etc…)
  • Assault Squads
  • Heavy Weapon Squads

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So what we’ll see and when remains to be see, but as in the past with rumors generally where there is smoke, there is new product FIRE!

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About the Author: Rob Baer

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