Forge World Preview: Indexes

The following comes from the Warhammer-community page.

We saw quite a few upcoming new models last week at Warhammer Fest, so for this week’s Forge World preview, we thought we’d take a look at some of the new Datasheets in the Imperial Armour Index books – one from the Forces of the Adeptus Astartes and one from the Forces of Chaos.

Let’s start off with a true relic of the Horus Heresy, the Spartan tank.

We’ve seen the Land Raider already, and this thing is even tougher, killier and carries more guys. Those quad-lascannons are going to be able to take down pretty much anything over a few turns of firing, and that’s without even considering the fact that these things usually pack a complement of Adeptus Astartes elite combat troops inside.

Next up, let’s look at the Brass Scorpion.

This enormous Daemon Engine is a terror at close range. If you can get it in amongst the enemy army, it will flip battle tanks, shred infantry and pretty much just crush anything it can reach! Snip snip.

So there you go, a bit of a taste of what’s to come in those books.

Both Imperial Armour Index: Forces of the Adeptus Astartes and Imperial Armour Index: Forces of Chaos are available to order now.


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27 Responses to “Forge World Preview: Indexes”

  1. Cephalobeard June 5, 2017 8:16 am #

    Please, Forgeworld Lords, let my beloved Lias Issodon be fun and interesting still.

    • Reecius June 5, 2017 9:43 am #

      I’m a big Lias fan, myself =)

      • Cephalobeard June 5, 2017 11:01 am #

        Heavens, that’s just vague enough to really wet my whistle.

        • Reecius June 5, 2017 11:11 am #

          I guess we will both celebrate or morn, together 😉

  2. WestRider June 5, 2017 8:37 am #

    I REALLY need to get around to building and painting my Greater Brass Scorpion now!

  3. LunaMendax June 5, 2017 8:51 am #

    Can you put more than one unit a Spartan now? For example 5 Terminators + 5 centurions.

    • Reecius June 5, 2017 8:52 am #


      • Nogle June 5, 2017 11:39 am #

        I’m thinking five 5 man squads. Move up and drop them all out and control a whole table quarter

        • Reecius June 5, 2017 3:01 pm #

          The Spartan is a beast. Absolutely wrecks shit.

  4. Ytook June 5, 2017 9:03 am #

    Strange that those tanks I bought for a 30K Salamanders Legion army are probably now only going to be used for 40K 😛

    (at least for the foreseeable future)

  5. WrentheFaceless June 5, 2017 9:07 am #

    Any news on if the current ITC season will continue or if it will reset with 8th?

  6. Luke June 5, 2017 9:10 am #

    Brass Scorpion sounds amazing.

    Makes me really excited to see what the Daemon Lords have in store, although sadly that’s not one of the initial books is it?


    • Aldaris June 5, 2017 9:36 am #

      Brass Scorpion sounds scary AF. Probably will have a price tag to match though!

    • Blight June 5, 2017 11:28 am #

      The daemon lords are indeed in the FW chaos index.
      As are dark Mechanicus characters, all knight variants, and most if not all of the 30k FW space marine vehicles.

  7. Viper666 June 5, 2017 9:29 am #

    Those Primaris Marines Divas don’t want to up aboard a Spartan? There’s enough place for Centurions….it should be cozy enough for them right?

    • Blight June 5, 2017 2:47 pm #

      Apparently in the recent books it has been revealed that the primaris have less loyalty to their geenseed/chapter as to each other. They don’t like being broken up and sent to work with old marines.
      I smell a civil war brewing. Also they have a healthy/sinister loyalty to Mars or more specifically Cawl.

    • WestRider June 5, 2017 3:03 pm #

      It’s the head room. Centurions are bulkier than normal Marines, but not as much taller as Primaris are 😉

      The really amusing thing to me is that the Rhino Primaris can’t transport Primaris Marines 😀

  8. Jesper77 June 5, 2017 11:35 am #

    Seriously, I was looking forward to this new edition and GW hasnt let me down. Im all over it!! Now its even more fun with all the FW goodies. Got myself a spartan snd a brass Scorpion on the sheelf snd they bott are gonna be tried out!! Happy happy times to be a wh40k player!!

  9. Nogle June 5, 2017 11:41 am #

    Where’s my flare shield? Lol

  10. Jumping monkey June 5, 2017 12:22 pm #

    Reece did you guys get to play test any of the forgeworld stuff. Just interested to know if it went through the same play testing given that all the books are not available at launch. Hope my fireraptor is still good

    • Blight June 5, 2017 2:48 pm #

      He has said in the past that FW units were tested alongside codex units.

  11. James Thomas June 5, 2017 12:27 pm #

    Brass Scorp’s damage output is nuts, but it is also not as durable(even less than a standard knight). Using points-to-power-level as an indication, it’s between 600-650. Which, considering that it is more lethal yet more fragile than a knight, seems like an OK cost for me. Guess I might break mine out of storage 🙂

  12. David Hayden June 5, 2017 8:35 pm #

    I’m so looking forward to fielding my Wraithseer. He was overcosted for what he did before, so I’m hoping he’ll be decently awesome. I just love the model. I may even build a second one for my Iyanden-ish force.

  13. marandamir June 7, 2017 10:39 am #

    Anyone know if rules for renegades will be in the index?

    • Subclavian Steel June 7, 2017 10:34 pm #

      They will be in the imperial guard forgeworld book.

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