RUMORS: Forge World Ka’Bandha Miniature Size Revealed

Ka’Bandha-new-miniature-forge-world-chaos-horus-heresyCheck out the rumors on just how big the new Chaos Horus Heresy Ka’Bandha miniature size may end up being from Forge World!

Revealed at the LVO the new Ka’Bandha miniature was touted as the biggest character sets from Forge World from the Horus Heresy and they may be right on the money…

New Horus Heresy Ka’Bandha Miniature

The newest addition to the Horus Heresy character series will be one of the most infamous names of the saga, Ka’Bandha. Sanguinius and Ka’Bandha fought almost to the death on more than one occasion, and while Ka’Bandha’s rules have been released for a few years now, we have yet to see a dedicated model for him.

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Needless to say, we’re impressed. He is covered in Khornate imagery and icons, and he stands over the broken body of a Blood Angels legionary, and is that a Leviathan dreadnought? That may come in handy later…

Ka’Bandha revels in the slaughter and has added mountains of skulls to Khorne’s domain from the early days of the Horus Heresy to the twilight of the 41st Millennium. He cuts a fearsome figure on the battlefield, resplendent in detailed daemonic armour, and is by far the largest Forge World Character Series model released so far.

On a more sour note, the Preview specifically mentioned the possibility of using his model as a proxy Bloodthirster in both Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40k.  Either way, we’re excited for Ka’Bandha to rampage through any warzone in the future.

Also worth noting GW unveiled a new logo for the Horus Heresy in Ka’Bandha’s teaser video:

new horus heresy logoOf course, a lot of folks we’re hoping for a new Horus Heresy starter set reveal at LVO instead of Ka’Bandha (sadly). Unfortunately, that didn’t happen but click here to see our updated post on everything we have seen for the new starter set and Horus Heresy in general.

RUMORS: Forge World Ka’Bandha Miniature Size Revealed

From the video and still shots, we have a few “tells” as to just how big the size of the Ka’bandha miniature may be.  Remember that Leviathan Dreadnought on the base from before?

khbanda sizeRight there in the bottom left is not only a broken legionnaire but also the remains of a Leviathan Dreadnought too!

With a little photoshop magic, we can match the orientation of the Leviathan with a full model shot and scale it appropriately to get an idea of the base size of Ka’Bandha.


Assuming no scaling errors, it appears that Ka’Bandha may come on a 150mm round base that currently does not exist. The Onager comes with a 130 mm base along with The Great Unclean One, and Forge World set the bar at 160mm with the Ares, Astraeus, Ta’unar, and Tiger Shark kits.

So it’s feasible that if anyone was going to invent a new base size it would be Forge World with a new 150mm base to accommodate this big baddies girth.

Or we’re just bad at photoshop. Either way, this model is a CHONK that will measure at least 8″ to the top of his wings, and have a similar wingspan as well!

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These pics come from Sprues and Brews and really show the size of this monster, plus, pretty much confirms the 170 oval base, which again, is knight-sized!  Technically it is also the largest base from Forge World as well, diameter-wise!


Ka'bandha 2When compared to the marines, well, this model is just huge! This makes the reason for the 170 pretty obvious, well that and the biggest Heresy model has to be on the biggest Forge World base too right?

Ka'bandha 3The wings on this are just insane, and they totally cover the little marines below him.

Turns out he was actually on sale as well at the Horus Heresy Open, and Sprues and Brews did a really cool unboxing of the model, so check it out if you have a minute!

No word yet on the price of this bad boy for when he hits the Forge World website here in the states, but he was £215 at the event, making his price in USD at least $300 or more…

If you missed the lastest few previews from GW in 2021, you can get all caught up on those from our coverage below:

Click Here For the Early 2022 GW New Release Roadmap

Are you excited about the new Ka’Bandha miniature from Forge World, and what will you use him in Warhammer 40k or Horus Heresy? 

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