Forge World’s Red Butchers of the World Eater Legion

Forge World World Eater Legion Red Butchers

Forge World releases another addition to the Horus Heresy line of Space Marine miniatures: the World Eater Red Butchers.

Great, choppy Terminators that would make an awesome stand-in for Lighting-Claw Assault Terminators, if you still field them. Interesting fluff too, which reminds me a lot of the old Chaos Space Marine Dreadnoughts!


#1 – New Red Butcher Miniatures

Forge World Red Butchers Space Marines

On the killing ground of Isstvan III, there were World Eaters on either side of the conflict who succumbed utterly, devolving into mindless frenzied savages that could not be controlled. Rather than ‘putting down’ such individuals as had happened in the past, the Apothecaries had the mad subdued and chained for a far darker fate.

The Techmarines made customised Terminator suits from recovered wargear for them, fashioning them as both armour and as confinement; mechanised prison cells that could be immobilised with a remote signal. Hung in chains in the holds of the World Eaters warships, foaming and screaming in impotent rage, the Red Butchers were born.

Red Butchers large pictures

#2 – Thoughts?

Anyone still remember the old lore for Chaos Space Marine Dreadnoughts…. caged inside ancient combat-armour, driven insane and kept caged until released upon the battlefield to wreck havoc.These guys are kinda like that.. except in smaller armour! No?

That aside, I do like them. Definitely some of the more unique and nicer Horus Heresy Space Marines Legions miniatures released. Not a lot of ornaments, cool helmets. I like them! Five of them will set you back £45.00.