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Leagues of Votann Army Set unboxing

The Leagues of Votann have arrived… just don’t call them Squats. We open up and show off the new army set and you can see what’s inside.

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Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: A big week for the Battle for Middle-Earth, Horus Heresy, Necromunda, and more!

It’s a somewhat focused week in the upcoming pre-order from Games Workshop. You can join the Battle for Middle-Earth with a bunch of releases as well as expand your games of Horus Heresy and Necromunda. See what you’ll be able to pre-order below!

The Lord of The Rings Battle of Osgiliath is a brand new boxed set pitting the forces of Gondor against the forces of Mordor. It contains 54 miniatures, including stunning new sculpts for Faramir, Madril, Damrod, Gothmog, and Gothmog on Warg. Also included are 2 Warriors of Minas Tirith, 12 Rangers of Gondor, 24 Morannon Orcs, and a Mordor Troll. You’ll do battle among Gondor Ruins to create your own Osgiliath battlefield. The box also features updated rules, a booklet for the profiles of the miniatures, scenarios, dice, and range rulers. It’s everything you need to play.

The pre-order is also extended running from September 10th to September 26th with delivery before Christmas.

Build out your forces quickly with Battlehosts!

The Rohan Battlehost includes Éomer mounted and on foot, 24 Warriors of Rohan, and six Riders of Rohan.

Rohan Battlehost

The Mordor Battlehost features the Witch-king of Angmar mounted and on foot, 24 Mordor Orcs, and six Warg Riders.

Mordor Battlehost

The Isengard Battlehost features Saruman mounted and on foot, Gríma, a Palantir on plinth, 24 Uruk-hai Scouts, and 20 Uruk-hai Warriors.

Isengard Battlehost

The Minas Tirith Battlehost has Gandalf the White and Peregrin Took mounted and on foot, 24 Warriors of Minas Tirith, and six Knights of Minas Tirith.

Minas Tirith Battlehost

You can also lead the Elven forces with Elrond, the Master of Rivendell. You get a mounted version as well as one on foot. He’s accompanied into battle by a High Elf Warrior bearing the banner of Gil-galad, who inspires nearby fighters to even greater glories.

Elrond, the Master of Rivendell

If you need to expand your battlefield, you can get the Ruins of Middle-earth.

Ruins of Middle-earth

You can show off who you support with the Rivendell Dice Set and Garrison of Dale Dice Set.

Finally, the Final Fate of the Witch-king is on Made to Order and captures the pivotal moment when Witch-king of Angmar discovers the literal truth about the prophecy that no man can kill him. It includes three bases so you can use the Witch-king, Éowyn, and Merry in your games.

Final Fate of the Witch-king

For Warhammer: The Horus Heresy, you’ll be able to get the Deimos Pattern Predator Battle Tank. The tank is versatile allowing you to choose from a predator cannon, graviton cannon, Gravis lascannon, or volkite macro-saker as your turret-mounted weapon and heavy bolters, heavy flamers, volkite culverins, or lascannons on your sponsons. Don’t forget the optional pintle-mounted weaponry on top as well.

Deimos Pattern Predator Battle Tank

Upgrade your weaponry with the Heavy Weapons Upgrade Set – Heavy Flamers, Multi-meltas, and Plasma Cannons.

Heavy Weapons Upgrade Set – Heavy Flamers, Multi-meltas, and Plasma Cannons

You can also choose to upgrade your firepower with the Heavy Weapons Upgrade Set – Volkite Culverins, Lascannons, and Autocannons.

Heavy Weapons Upgrade Set – Volkite Culverins, Lascannons, and Autocannons

Keep track of Reactions, Pyschic Powers, Pyschic Weapons, and Core Warlord Traits with the Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Age of Darkness Reference Cards.

Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Age of Darkness Reference Cards.

Speaking of cards, get the Datacards: Chaos Daemons for Warhammer 40,000.

Datacards: Chaos Daemons

The Gorechosen of Dromm arrives for Warhammer Underworlds. A new warband enters the Nethermaze looking to spill blood in the name of Khorne!

Gorechosen of Dromm

You can also get a new Rivals deck, Deadly Depths Rivals Deck. It can be used by any warband in the game.

Deadly Depths Rivals Deck

White Dwarf 480 features Warcry and Kill Team as well as a free Warhammer 40,000 map campaign based around Necron tomb complexes. And, the massive Warhammer: The Horus Heresy battle report arrives!

White Dwarf 480

From Forgeworld, there’s more Horus Heresy and Necromunda!

Lead your Emperor’s Children into battle with Captain Lucius – The Faultless Blade.

Captain Lucius – The Faultless Blade

And by his side can by the Emperor’s Children – Legion Praetor. Armed with a Phoenix power spear, they can cut their way through anyone foolish enough to get too close. It features a bare head or a helmet.

Emperor’s Children – Legion Praetor

How about the Emperor’s Children – Legion Tartaros Praetor for heavier armor? It features a combi-weapon and power weapon.

Emperor’s Children – Legion Tartaros Praetor

You can also personalize your Emperor’s Children’s forces with the Emperor’s Children MKVI Heads and Emperor’s Children MKVI Shoulder Pads.

If White Scars are more your thing, you can get White Scars MKVI Shoulder Pads and White Scars MKVI Heads.

For Necromunda, you can get the legendary siblings Gaen & Vunder Gorvos. They’re both featured in The Book of Judgement.

Gaen & Vunder Gorvos

Durgan Kill-Fist, Outlaw Bounty Hunter can be hired as a Bounty Hunter for Outlaw gangs. Durgan comes with a profile card with rules.

Durgan Kill-Fist, Outlaw Bounty Hunter

Axon Hammer, Outlaw Goliath House Agent features a combi-weapon and Fists of Steel. Outlaw House Goliath gangs can petition Axon for help. A profile card is included.

Axon Hammer, Outlaw Goliath House Agent

The Goliath Champion with Renderizer can be added to a Goliath gang and rules can be found in House of Chains with further rules coming up in an article.

Goliath Champion with Renderizer

Propagandist & Agitator can help improve your gang’s reputation and help with recruitment. Rules can for the Propagandist can be found in The Book of Judgement and rules for the Agitator can be found in The Book of Ruin.

Propagandist & Agitator

Coming from Black Library is Awakenings by George Mann. Astor Sabbathiel is back! Believed dead for 100 years, the Inquisitor must convince her peers that she is who she says she is and not a vassal for the Dark Gods.

The book features a special edition limited to 1,250 copies and is also available in hardback and ebook.

Mortarion: The Pale King is the 15th installment in the Horus Heresy Primarchs series. The book by David Annandale is out in hardback, ebook, and audiobook.

Mortarion: The Pale King

Storm of Iron and Hamilcar: Champion of the Gods are out in audiobook.

Gotrek & Felix: The Third Omnibus by William King and Nathan Long is now out in French in paperback and ebook.

Gotrek & Felix: The Third Omnibus

The Horus Heresy Print on Demand features Slaves to Darkness, Titandeath, The Buried Dagger, and the short story anthology Heralds of the Siege.

Games Workshop NOVA Open Reveal 2022: The Gorechosen of Dromm are here for glory and skulls

Kicking off the NOVA Open 2022, Games Workshop had numerous reveals full of exciting things to come. Warhammer Underworlds has a new warband to fear. One miniature was already revealed but the full Gorechosen of Dromm are here!

Dromm, Wounder of Worlds is a priest who wants the blood to flow. He uses his unique action – Enrage – to make that happen. He can send your own fighters storming into battles, drawing enemies out of position.

Gorehulk is a former slaughterpriest who has been blessed. The character screams close combat battle crushing and choking his enemies.

The warband comes with its own Rivals deck which allows you to play the trio out of the box. All praise Khorne!

Games Workshop NOVA Open Reveal 2022: Leagues of Votann

Kicking off the NOVA Open 2022, Games Workshop had numerous reveals full of exciting things to come. Kicking things off was Warhammer 40,000 which of course showed off the anticipated Kinhosts.

In a video, the revamped Squats were shown off delivering a look at the figure line to come and there are some amazing reveals getting us even more excited for the new army.

The Leagues of Votann Army set kicks things off by featuring the first chance to get new models and the first chance to get the new codex (with a special cover). It’s coming in September. The set features Ulthar the Destined, Eunhyr Champion, two squads of warriors, and a squad of 3 grav bikes. It comes to around 500 points.

  • Leagues of Votann Army

The box comes with the Eunhyr Champion, a close combat focused character model. The figure has some options allowing you to choose from, a hammer or axe, emphasizing the close combat focus. They’re the two best close combat weapons in the army. There are also two head options, both bare.

Eunhyr Champion

Ûthar the Destined is a special character, the only named character in the codex. There’s a prophecy about the character and what he’ll lead the League too. The character features a plasma blade. He’s a force multiplier giving re-rolls and extra abilities. You can also build the miniature as a generic hero as well. The model comes with numerous options, creating a flexible kit.

Uthar the Destined

Also revealed was the Cthonian Beserk Mole Grenade Launcher. This upgrade option for the Cthonian Beserk unit, a mining based weapon that fires a grenade into the ground and pops up. It’s a bit of a throwback to the classic Squat Mole Mortar.

Cthonian Beserk Mole Grenade Launcher

Brôkhyr Iron-Master features a graviton rifle and graviton hammer. He comes with a unit of robots, a Tech-Marine type of character. The robots, while a new design, feel like they fit well and a nod to the past.

Broukhyr Iron-Master

The Grimnyr looks amazing. The character does a few different things. It’s like a psyker, a designed one though. They’re also the closest thing to priests as well. There’s a cool Nordic look to the character mixed with a little fantasy. The character also features two flying robots featuring bolter-like weapons (think wizards with their ravens).


The Hekaton Land Fortress looks massive, the largest miniature in the line. It’s the main battle tank and features a ton of weapons. There are a lot of options and the vehicle itself can take hits. As a transport, it can carry 12 warriors allowing for a lot of use and different roles in the game.

  • Hekaton Land Fortress

Overall, the army looks amazing with a nice mix of future tech with a bit of Nordic and Viking details added in. It’s definitely a great update for the classic Squats and should be exciting to see on the tabletop.

Leagues of Votann

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Chaos invades! Plus Blood Bowl and Black Library

It’s a week for Warhammer 40K fans after a few light weeks previously with a heavy focus on the Chaos invasion! It’s a big week as Chaos Space Marines get some of the missing units they’ve been waiting for while Codex: Chaos Daemons debuts!

Codex: Chaos Daemons is here! It has everything you need to bring the immaterium to the game table. Each of the four Ruinous Powers has its own collection of datasheets, Relics, Stratagems, Warlord Traits, and psychic powers (except Khorne with that one). Be’lakor’s Army of Renown is also included! Get it in the regular or limited edition version.

Codex: Chaos Daemons

If you want to build your Daemon force quickly, look no further than the new Combat Patrol: Chaos Daemons. Focused on Khorne, it includes 34 miniatures that get you 33 power level. It’s led by a fearsome Bloodmaster, supported by three Bloodcrushers mounted on Juggernauts, 10 slavering Flesh Hounds, and 20 Bloodletters.

Combat Patrol: Chaos Daemons

Bless your rolls by Chaos with the Chaos Daemons Dice. The package comes with 20 six-sided dice in black and white and the Chaos star instead of a 6.

Chaos Daemons Dice

Classic Chaos Daemons returns! These Made to Order figures will be on sale from Saturday the 27th of August until 8am BST on Monday the 5th of September.

You can get Horrors of Tzeentch, Flamers of Tzeentch, Beast of Nurgle, Karanak, the Hound of Vengeance, and The Masque of Slaanesh.

Chaos Space Marines Accursed Cultists feel the power of Chaos. They’re a mix of mortal and daemon and a Troop choice for Chaos Space Marines. Add them to your horrifying horde!

Chaos Space Marines Accursed Cultists

Joining them are the Chaos Space Marines Possessed! They boast increased speed and durability making for pretty tough troops.

Chaos Space Marines Possessed

Blood Bowl gets some releases for the Snotlings! The Snotling Pitch and Dugouts is double-sided and features special rules. There’s also the much improved Snotling Team Dice Set. Finally, keep track of things with the Snotling Team Card Pack.

From Black Library is a limited edition, hardback, ebook, and MP3 version of Echoes of Eternity. The seventh volume of the Siege of Terra series is by Aaron Dembski-Bowden.

Things aren’t looking good as the walls have fallen and the defender’s unity is broken. The Warmaster’s hordes advance forcing the loyalists back. Angron has also achieved immortality as he leads a tide as the warp begins to corrupt Terra. Sanguinius awaits hoping to rally the defenders for one last stand.

The limited edition version is limited to 2,500 copies.

Finally, Warhammer 40,000: Imperium Magazine debuts in French on August 25th. You can get it from select newsagents and specialist stockists or subscribe directly with Hachette.

Unboxing: Warpfire Minis’ WarpCrate and a plan for the next year!

Warpfire MinisWarpCrate is a mystery box for Warhammer 40K or Age of Sigmar! For $25 a box, you get random figures delivered to your doorstep. It’s promised the value to be at least $40.

We also lay out a plan for this for the next year. Find out what you can expect!

How’d we do this month?

Serberys Sulpherhounds x2 (3 for $60, so $20 each) – $40

Total – ~$40.00

Get yours.

Warhammer+ Year Two Miniatures Revealed!

The first year of Warhammer+ is wrapping up and the second year begins soon! Not only does that mean new shows, battle reports, and more, it also means new rewards for subscribing, the exclusive Warhammer+ miniatures!

Games Workshop is focused on Chaos with two additions for the dark forces, one for Warhammer 40K and the other for Age of Sigmar.

Mibyllorr Darkfang might be for Age of Sigmar but would look great in Chaos forces for Warhammer 40K too. Azrakh the Annihilator is a classic picture brought to life taking inspiration from old Warhammer 40K art.

Getting the miniatures is easy. Just sign up or renew an annual subscription for Warhammer+ and you receive the miniature of your choice one month after subscribing and you can purchase the other one. Monthly subscribers will need to wait the full 12 months to claim theirs.

Gen Con 2022: Kill Team: Into the Dark contents revealed

While we knew it was coming, we now know what’s in it! Games Workshop has revealed the content for the anticipated Kill Team: Into the Dark at Gen Con 2022.

The new release for Kill Team takes the battle into the hull of a Space Hulk where a Kroot Kinband taking on the Imperial Navy.

As expected, the box has everything you need to play the sci-fi skirmish game, rules, terrain, tokens, cards, dice, miniatures, and more. There’s enough to make two complete Kill Teams.

The Imperial Navy are represented by the Imperial Navy Armsmen. The Breachers are elite and trained for close-quarter fighting, exactly what you’d expect in the ships of space.

These bold boarders fight with combat shotguns, blast shields, and other breaching tools, perfect for getting up-close and personal. You get 12 miniatures in all – 10 Breachers, a C.A.T. unit, and a Gheistskull. Even dead Breachers find their use, their skulls are the perfect size for holding a compact explosive…

The Farstalker Kinband are on a mission for new beneficial genetic material to bring back to their Shapers. There are 10 Kroot along with two Kroot Hounds. We’re here for the bird!

The box is backed with terrain to build your derelict hulk. That includes walls doors, pillars, panels, tanks, and pipes! In total there are 54 individual parts and it’ll all expand when the next set arrives three months later.

You get the rulebooks you need, a 144-page rulebook as well as the Into the Dark rules manual. That book has full rules for Close Quarters battle and features 18 missions, nine for narrative, and nine for matched play. There’s also a new type of campaign plus the rules for the two teams in the box!

And of course, the box has all the things you need to play. That means 85 double-sided tokens, including objectives, order tokens, and injury markers, 10 six-sided dice in that signature Kill Team orange, two Tac Ops decks – each containing 27 cards – and one double-sided game board to host all your bulkheads and barricades.

Gen Con 2022: Hasbro and Avalon Hill teases the return of Heroscape

With Gen Con kicking off this week, it looks like Avalon Hill is getting a push after being generally quiet. After a successful relaunch of Heroquest, it looks like the next big return is Heroscape!

Dubbed Heroscape: Age of Annihilation, the teaser video shows off the return of the cult classic tabletop miniature game.

Launched in 2004 until 2008 from Milton Bradley and then with Wizards of the Coast from 2008 until late 2010, the game featured pre-panted miniatures and a hexagonal tile board with 3D landscape. The game was designed by Craig Van Ness, Rob Daviau, and Stephen Baker.

While it generally had a fantasy setting, the game also featured Marvel characters in a set and later Magic: The Gathering.

The game has become highly collectible over the years with a solid community springing up around it.

We’ll have more information about Heroscape: Age of Annihilation as it’s announced.

Atomic Mass Games reveals Sentinels, a Hydra tank, and more for Marvel: Crisis Protocol

Atomic Mass Games‘ latest “Ministravaganza” was full of reveals and surprises for Marvel: Crisis Protocol. The show opened by going over the new affiliation boxes that are hitting shelves that bring together four miniatures in a box:

  • Asgardians – Thor, Valkyrie, Loki, Hela
  • Black Order – Black Dwarf, Ebony Maw, Corvus Glaive, and Proxima Midnight
  • Uncanny X-Men – Beast, Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine
  • Brotherhood of Evil Mutants – Magneto, Sabretooth, Toad, Mystique

It’s a great way to quickly pick up a faction to play with.

The show also went over upcoming releases like Malekith, Baron Strucker, the new Red Skull, and Armin Zola. As well as the new Captain America. The Zola looks even more impressive with great use of the see-through chest.

But, it was the reveals that were exciting.

Hydra scenery was shown including a tank with the Red Skull riding inside. There’s more coming for this including lasers instead of a missile pod. The missile pod can also go on the tank. The other piece of scenery is a power generator. It can all be used as an Ultimate Encounter as well! The scenario is the Red Skull riding around a tank to take over the city and he has to be stopped! This comes in the fall.

Marvel: Crisis Protocol Hydra Scenery

The long-awaited Sentinels were revealed as well. The trio has the Sentinel Prime in front and Sentinel MK IV on either side. The Prime is bigger than Dormammu. The addition has been worked on since the X-Men were announced. They are a playable roster with their own affiliation and Cassandra Nova will be a part of it. The figures are highly posable with ball swivels, all sorts of hands, and damaged parts, this set sounds amazing.

Marvel: Crisis Protocol Sentinels

Taking them on, how about some new members of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants? Pyro and the Blob, two of the classic members will be joining the game.

Also revealed was a new “Rivals” set featuring an all-new Wolverine and all-new Sabretooth battling it out.

Marvel: Crisis Protocol Rivals Wolverine and Sabretooth
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