GW: Orks, Slaanesh und The Horus Heresy
Es gibt einen Schwung an Previews von Games Workshop, mit einem neuen Ork, gleich zwei neuen Dämonen des Slaanesh und für den großen Bruderkrieg kommt ein neuer Space Marine.
What Do You Mean, Not All Beast Snaggas Ride Squigs?
Now, I’z been ‘earin that some of you boyz ‘av been getting yer teef kicked in by them big Beast Snagga gitz. Oi! I don’t care ‘ow much of a laff that is, I wanna know wot makes them boyz so tuff. Get the ‘oomies back on da case, dey figgered out da squighog stuff in dis reg’lar feature last time, right? Wot’s a reggiler feature anyway? Zog it, you ladz make my ‘ed ‘urt…
The Beast Snaggas might be well known for riding into battle on the backs of various squig species, but some delight in bringing their targets down on their own two feet. Banding together into large mobs of Beast Snagga Boyz, these ferocious fighters can often be found crashing into the monsters brought down by their stikka-lobbing comrades and hacking their tough hides to pieces.
A (relatively short) lifetime of hunting huge, dangerous beasts has made these Orks particularly large and strong in comparison with regular Boyz. While they’re not quite as durable as a Nob, they can certainly swing their choppas just as hard, which makes them especially prone to lording it over the Boyz they charge alongside.
Although the Beast Snaggas’ adherence to the old ways of Orky culture makes them an ideal fit for the equally traditionalist Snakebites, they can be found across almost every clan. While other greenskins might see them as a bit weird, no one will turn down a few extra bodies in a fight, and it can be a good laugh seeing the Beast Snagga Boyz trying to harpoon giant tanks.
As if they weren’t tough enough already, the frequent and plentiful injuries that come as part of any career in squig-wrangling* mean frequent trips to the Dok, and by necessity Beast Snagga Doks are some of the most ‘creative’ around. Thankfully, we haven’t had a reason to catch a look at one up close just yet, but surely they can’t be any worse than Ghazghkull’s personal sawbones…
Are you looking to start up your own Waaagh! in preparation for the Beast Snaggas’ arrival? Begin your green tide today with the Start Collecting! Orks set, then fill it out with whatever you fancy, be it more Boyz, a Boss Mob, or even a hulking Gorkanaut. We’ll be back in two weeks with another bit of reconnaissance.
* When even your breakfast is squig-based, it’s a given that you’re going to get bitten one of these days.
Quiz – Which of These New Slaaneshi Daemons Are You?
When the Hag Queen ascended to godhood in Broken Realms: Morathi, the resulting surge of power gave rise to an altogether separate entity made from Slaanesh’s pure essence. Dubbed the Newborn, this being fled the cave between realms and hid, growing and shifting until two massive daemons strode forth, each a dark reflection of the other.
Now, we know what you’re thinking, “That’s all very interesting, Warhammer Community, but how would I know which one I resemble without taking a simplified personality test full of leading questions?”, and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we’ve concocted a few perfectly normal questions that will tell you, without a doubt, which aspect of the Dark Prince you’re most like.
Question 1: How Do You Like Your Sceptres?
A: Long, for striking down the works of mortals in melee combat
B: Short, for weaving chaotic magics that corrupt and coerce
No self-respecting daemon would be seen dead* without a glorious weapon bedecked in their master’s iconography, and the twin children of Slaanesh are no different. While the brutish and clumsy oafs of Khorne might prefer an axe or sword, the refinement and elegance of a staff or sceptre is a far better fit for daemons that appreciate the finer things in life.
Question 2: What is the Appropriate Number of Adornments for Your Back?
A: One, unfurled, to command respect from all who cower before me
B: Two, appearing as graceful wings to lift me above the world of lesser beings
Something of a trick question, as no amount of ornamentation is too much for a devotee of Slaanesh. But if you’re going to have a huge… wing? Fin? The jury’s out on that one… then you’ll want to make sure there’s plenty of space for your god’s iconography.
Question 3: How Do You Wear Your Horns?
A: Raw and primal, like my desire to conquer the Mortal Realms
B: Refined and elegant, the better to sway new believers into the fold
Nothing says regal power like a good set of horns, especially when they’re framed atop a head as unsettlingly beautiful as any the Dark Prince can provide. Whether you’re bellowing commands to a Hedonite host or whispering arcane words of power across a battlefield, it pays to have the rest of the Sybarites know who’s boss.
So who are you? Find out using our handy results below.
Answered Mostly A: Dexcessa, the Talon of Slaanesh
Embodying the lethal, ferocious aspect of Slaanesh’s lust for battle, Dexcessa is a combatant of power and grace rarely seen even among the ranks of greater daemons. With wicked-sharp claws and the Scourge of Slaanesh in their grasp, the Talon of Slaanesh soars to ever-greater heights of blissful butchery from the moment the first drop of blood hits the floor.
Answered Mostly B: Synessa, the Voice of Slaanesh
The softly spoken word to their sibling’s keening war cry, Synessa derives far more pleasure from the manipulation of the mind than brute physical excess. While commanding eldritch magics is as easy as a snap of their fingers, the Voice of Slaanesh’s true power lies in the mesmerising strength of their words, which are heard across a raucous battlefield by all of the Dark Prince’s devotees.
Whichever of the twins you find yourself most drawn to, you’ll be glad to know that either can be built from the same kit, giving you the choice of a powerful melee fighter or consummate wizard. As you might expect from their heritage, both also make excellent generals for the varied Hedonites of Slaanesh forces you can create.
Just what plans do these powerful scions of Slaanesh have in store for the Mortal Realms? You’ll need to read Broken Realms: Kragnos to find out where they interweave with the Seraphon’s venerable Lord Kroak and a certain family of witch hunters.
* Or more appropriately, banished.
Meet the True Power Behind the Warmaster’s Throne
Welcome to Legion Dispatch, the first in a regular series of articles where we’ll show off new models for The Horus Heresy. First up, we have Maloghurst the Twisted, the infamous equerry to Horus himself.
Maloghurst was a veteran legionary that served the Luna Wolves and Sons of Horus throughout numerous campaigns during the Great Crusade, earning the nickname ‘Twisted’ due to his formidable mind. The title took on a cruel double meaning when enemy forces shot down his transport during the pacification of planet 63-19, and he was left badly injured.* Afterwards, Horus sent a communique to the entire Legion banning the usage of unkind nicknames.**
When the heresy kicked off, Maloghurst proved himself to be one of the Warmaster’s closest confidants.*** While his injuries meant that he could no longer fulfil the role of frontline warrior, he was awarded the honour of carrying Horus’ personal icon.****
The model perfectly encapsulates Maloghurst as he was at the beginning of the Horus Heresy. As you’ll see from his rules in The Horus Heresy Book Two – Massacre, he opens up some unique army building options for your Sons of Horus army.
Maloghurst the Twisted will be available to pre-order soon. Get your Sons of Horus force ready by grabbing some Reavers for him to command.
* Read all about this and the brutal vengeance that Horus exacted in the novel Horus Rising.
** He didn’t really, but he definitely should have. Maybe that was the start of his descent into evil.
*** See just how far Maloghurst would go in the service of Horus by reading Slaves to Darkness.
**** Insulting nickname, workplace injury, AND given extra work? It’s a good job that the Sons of Horus don’t have an HR department.
Quelle: Games Workshop