When it comes to artillery there are few things in the Warhammer world as intimidating as the Hellcannon. Sure, an Empire Great Cannon fires a pretty large cannonball. The Ogre Kingdoms Ironblaster fires an even bigger one. The Bretonnian Trebuchet hurls huge lumps of masonry at the enemy. The Screaming Skull Catapult may not shoot huge metal balls, but it does launch magical skulls (screaming ones) across the battlefield instead. But all of these war machines pale in comparison to the Hellcannon, because not only is it a ferociously powerful warmachine, but it's also pretty nasty in close combat. Yes, that's right, if your opponent's troops get too close it'll bite them in half. And once it's done with lunch it'll launch whatever's left back at the enemy. All in all, fighting against the Hellcannon is not an entirely pleasant experience (kind of like a visit by the mother-in-law).
After several months of work in the underground forges of Zharr-Naggrund, our Chaos Dwarf Engineers have rebuilt and recast the Hellcannon, which is now available to advance order as a Citadel Finecast kit. The days of unwieldy metal pieces are over, the time for fine-detailed, easy to glue resin, is only a week away. This is truly the gift of Chaos.
If you place your order before Sunday evening and choose to have it sent to your local Games Workshop Hobby Centre, then we will ensure that it is there waiting for you on Saturday 17th. Should you place your order after Sunday, or choose to have it sent to another address (a floating palace perhaps, or a castle made of skulls), then it will arrive with you in the week commencing the 18th March.
And here's one we made earlier! Sadly that's not entirely true because this metal Hellcannon was built and painted by Johannes Andesson, who sent it to us quite some time ago, but we've only just got around to showing it off. For the most part, Johannes painted the Hellcannon to match the rest of the Warriors of Chaos that he was painting, but couldn't resist adding a blue glow to the cannon barrel to give it a hint of Tzeentch (which is kind of like a hint of Thyme, but more magical).