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Forge World Newsletter #240 (Ork Meka Dreads, Grot Tank delays, IA8 FAQ)
Old 24 Jun 2010, 17:29   #1 (permalink)
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Default Forge World Newsletter #240 (Ork Meka Dreads, Grot Tank delays, IA8 FAQ)

Hi There,

Once again, the Ork factories of Kastorel-Novem (or MekSlag-Iks, depending on your army preference) churn forth more machinery of destruction to plague the battlefields of the far future. We also have a reminder about the forthcoming Games Days in Spain and Baltimore, for which we are still able to take reservation orders.

Ead Brown


Ork Mekka-Dread and Arms available to pre-order now

The extensively 'kustomized' walker machines are commonly fitted with multiple tool-equipped servo-arms for battlefield 'fixins' and experimental, energy-hungry weapons such as the outlandish Shunta, a compact magneto-gravitic 'traktor' gun, similar to the Lifta-Droppa, which can hurl a bubble of energy that smashes targets aside like a giant hammer. Their Big Mek pilots will delight in the destruction of enemy vehicles, using the huge saw-blade arms often seen on the Meka-Dread to strip the choicest scrap from the armoured carcass. Full background and technical information, as well as rules for fielding a Meka Dread in games of Warhammer 40,000 and Apocalypse can be found in Imperial Armour Volume Eight: Raid on Kastorel-Novem.

The Ork Meka Dread, Shunta Arm and Kil Saw are available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing June 28th. The Meka Dread is a fantastic addition to the Forge World Ork range - it boasts dizzingly fine details as you can see in the gallery of images, from the huge, extra loud engine to the smashed and battered set of viewing lenses that are used to aim the Shunta.

The Meka Dread Body is also supplied with a Big Mek pilot, holding the 'complex' Kontrol system of this unique war machine. These resin kits, designed by Phil Stutcinskas and Mark Bedford, allow you to add a complete Meka Dread to your army, and are also fully compatable with the existing Mega Dread Body, Rippa Klaw and Kil-Kannon for greater conversion potential.

Grot Tanks Update

Due to the incredible popularity of the Grot Tank Set that we announced in our last newsletter, our Production team have asked for more time to allow us to cast enough sets of these fantastic vehicles. As such, the shipping date for these tanks has been grudgingly moved to June 28th in order to ensure that we can release this kit without disappointment- we will, of course, endeavour to despatch all existing pre-orders as quickly as we can.


Imperial Armour Volume 8 Questions and Answers

Warwick has put together a question and answers page for Imperial Armour Volume 8: Raid on Kastorel-Novem. You can grab a pdf copy of it here.


Forge World Events News

Forge World will be attending Games Day Spain on July 4th, and Games Day Baltimore on August 21st. We are now taking reservation orders for both of these exciting events. Just send an email to forgeworldreservations@games-workshop.co.uk including your name and a list of everything you'd like to reserve, and title your email `Games Day Spain Reservation` or ` Games Day Baltimore Reservation`. We must receive Games Day Spain reservations by June 21st at the latest, and Games Day Baltimore reservations by July 5th at the latest.


New Forge World Catalogue Now Available!

Our new 2010 catalogue is available now, and we are putting the finishing touches to a new Catalogue Supplement that will feature all of our most recent releases. If you would like a free copy of the Forge World 2010 catalogue, or the new supplement, please send an e-mail with your name and full postal address to forgeworldcatreq@games-workshop.co.uk

Alternatively, you can request a catalogue by telephone. Just call 0115 916 8177 from the UK; 011 44 115 916 8177 from the United States or Canada; or 00 44 115 916 8177 from much of Europe, and our Customer Service team will be happy to take your details.
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Default Re: Forge World Newsletter #240 (Ork Meka Dreads, Grot Tank delays, IA8 FAQ)

I like the new arms for the Meka-Dredd, but not the main body. It is too "busy". There is too much going on, and it doesn't have the clear focus of the first version.
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Default Re: Forge World Newsletter #240 (Ork Meka Dreads, Grot Tank delays, IA8 FAQ)

I hope since the grot tanks sell so well GW makes a plastic version with the next ork codex because Games Workshop may see it as profitable.

Originally Posted by Khanaris
I like the new arms for the Meka-Dredd, but not the main body. It is too "busy". There is too much going on, and it doesn't have the clear focus of the first version.
I agree the body is too busy.
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