Since this subject has been broached for quite a time now, there's no reason not to open a thread solely dedicated to the subject at hand, viz. what is FW brewing up regarding a GC/HH model production and potentially a book or series thereof.
Starting with an excerpt from Simon Egan answering my questions about it upon GD UK '11:...and complementing in much more certain terms with another GDUK Forgeworld seminar attendee's report:i'll be honest, i'm not tring to cover things up, there is no pre-heresy or Horus Heresy book or release scheduled yet. We're slowly adding bits from the old stuff, the heresy stuff, but there's nothing planned yet. But yeah, we're talking about it, i mean, everyone in the studio would loooove to work on a Horus Heresy book or material, but we've got too much to do, too many projects running at the time to do it. But once all that is done, well, there could be something, but you know it's all.... so much packed, i'm doing Minotaurs bits and accessories for tanks, but it's in between stuff, so yeah, a complete HH thing, that would need much more timeHaving had a chat to a few FW designers and gone to a couple of design seminars, I asked many questions, and the following is what I remember:
GW are ok with the FW team doing a proper Pre-Heresy set of books, and apparently the more positive feedback given about the current armours and dreadnoughts, the more likely this would come out sooner rather than later.
It was spoken of by the FW guys as more of a foregone conclusion than an uncertainty. I figure they know what a huge seller it would be..
Primarchs were mentioned (and brought up by the designers, not me..), but not necessarily to be modeled, more likely books would deal with Astartes and the varied Crusade Fleets.
FW will end up making more Pre-Heresy items, including more vehicles & Terminator Armours.
Seems promising, and the recent and steady amount of 30K stuff that's been produced was definitely a good and serious hint at that.
Other inquisitive Crusade/Heresy-fans' reports and forays most welcome.