Category Archives: Miniature Games

X-Men are Coming to Marvel: Crisis Protocol

Atomic Mass Games has gotten a lot of requests to add members of the X-Men to their Marvel: Crisis Protocol miniature game.

It looks like that might be exactly what’s happening.

With an announcement on July 29 (which would be timed for the canceled and now virtual Gen Con) the game publisher is announcing… something.

Speculation is that a new starter set would be announced featuring the X-Men and villains. The announcement a big shock as the company’s already revealed releases are coming to an end leaving a large unknown after.

So, start speculating! What would you like to see with the X-Men?

Warhammer 40,000: Indomitus is Already Sold Out for Retailers

Warhammer 40,000 Indomitus

Retailers have been reaching out canceling orders for the highly anticipated Warhammer 40,000 Indomitus boxed set. The set is part of the 9th edition launch.

Games Workshop has announced that the Indomitus boxed set is now “sold out.” They are advising stores to not take pre-orders for stock above the quantity they have been confirmed for.

The boxed set goes on sale this Saturday through the Games Workshop site and is being limited to 3 per customer. It sounds like they might have wanted to limit it to 1 per customer.

Get your order in quickly, this is going to be a launch that’s in demand!

Riot Quest: Wintertime Wasteland on Kickstarter Now!

Riot Quest: Wintertime Wasteland

The Riot Quest chaos continues with the new Wintertime Wasteland starter box! After plundering and looting all they could find in the more civilized corners of the Iron Kingdoms, the heroes (and villains) of Riot Quest are headed to the strange, frozen north in search of more treasure.

In Riot Quest, players assemble a crew of 5–10 Heroes and an equal number of Riot Gear cards to compete with up to three other players in a chaotic battle to score treasure and rack up victory points in an Arena.

This starter is fully compatible with all previous Riot Quest releases and kicks off a brand new block of post-apocalyptic, winter-themed models and expansions for the game. Wintertime Wasteland introduces new Arena maps, new Bounty and Treasure decks, and loads of new beautifully sculpted Hero models.

The Wintertime Wasteland also introduces exciting new game mechanics, like ultra-powerful Legendary Riot Gear and Tag-Team Heroes (that’s two Heroes combining their efforts to work as single game piece in your Crew). This Kickstarter represents the first half of the Wintertime Wasteland block with even more expansions coming later in 2021. If you’re new to Riot Quest, Wintertime Wasteland is a perfect starting point to take the icy plunge into the loot-questing lifestyle. And if you’re a veteran scavenger with a seasoned Crew, Wintertime Wasteland is ripe with new blood to add to your Bench.

So, get your fightin’ pants on! It’s time to gear up, wreck face, and get paid!

Lock in your pledge before Thursday, July 23, 2020!

Space Marines Get a Primaris Techmarine and Primaris Chaplain on Bike

Games Workshop had a few reveals today as we all await the release of Warhammer 40,000 9th edition. Space Marines get two new kits in the Primaris Techmarine and Primaris Chaplain on Bike.

Primaris Techmarine

A requested unit for Space Marines, the Primaris Techmarine is here to repair your tanks or attack your foes.

Primaris Chaplain on Bike

Add some firepower to your Outriders with the Primaris Chaplain on Bike. The kit has the newly designed Primaris Space Marine Bike with some added details to let you know they’re a Chaplain Marine!

Primaris Chaplain on Bike

Games Workshop Reveals the Necron Silent King and Void Dragon

With the release of Warhammer 40,000 9th edition right around the corner, Games Workshop has been teasing some of the new figures and units we’ll be seeing on the tabletop. Today, there’s two new reveals for Necrons, The Silent King and the Void Dragon.

The Silent King returns!

This is a monster of a figure with a diorama-like focus, it’ll be at the center of a lot of Necron army displays. Szarekh, the last of the Silent Kings will be out soon.

Szarekh was the last in the line of Silent Kings to lead the ruling Triarch of the ancient Necrontyr Empire It was under his reign the Necrontyr met the C’Tan and underwent their transformation. It was Szarekh who recognized what the C’Tan did, betraying them and shattering them into C’Tan Shards and imprisoning them in the Tesseract Labyrinths. He then ordered all of the Necron dynasties into the Great Sleep so they could recover and then rise to rebuild what they had lost. His final decision was to go into self-imposed exile only having returned after discovering the approaching Tyranid Hive Fleets and recognizing their threat.

The Void Dragon Nears

The Void Dragon Rises?

A C’Tan shard rises from the most formidable of the powerful Void Dragon! We don’t now what this new unit can do but it’s an impressive looking figure.

The Void Dragon is believed by some to be the Machine God worshipped by the Cult of the Machine of the Adeptus Mechanicus. Could it be the “Dragon of Mars”? We’ll find out more soon and it’s a release that could rock the future of the Warhammer 40K universe.

Void Dragon

Age of Sigmar’s 2020 General’s Handbook and Blood Bowl are this week’s Games Workshop Pre-Orders

Games Workshop has new items available pre-order covering Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and Blood Bowl!

The General’s Handbook 2020 is available for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. The book comes with balance adjustments, new ways to play battles in the skies, rules to create your own bespoke heroes, and complete rulesets for multiplayer gaming. On top of the regular release, there’s a “Warlord Edition” which includes tokens and reference cards as well as a digital release. You can get the “Warlord Edition” for $75 and the regular edition for $35. You can also get a digital version.

General's Handbook 2020

Blood Bowl is full of unexpected releases. Games Workshop is making up for a gap with lots of new interesting teams and more.

Spike! Journal 9 focuses on hybrid teams, yes, teams made up of multiple other teams. The magazine features three different categories of mixed teams, Chaos Renegades, Underworld Denizens, and Old World Alliance Teams. The magazine is $15. A digital version is also available.

Spike! Journal 9

Underworld Creepers

The Underworld Creepers are made up of Goblins and Skaven all in one kit. You get sprues for each giving you extra balls, team tokens, and trackers, and transfer sheets. Even better, each team member has a unique pose since no sprues are repeated. The team retails for $42.

Underworld Creepers

Middenheim Maulers

The Middenheim Maulers brings together Humans, Dwarves, and Halfling players. Along with the players, you get team accessories and balls from the Human and Dwarf frames. The team retails for $42.

Middenheim Maulers

You can keep track of things with the Old World Alliance Team Card Pack. The card pack is $27.

Old World Alliance Team Card Pack

And teams need a place to play! A new double-sided pitch is being released that covers both Old World Alliance and Underworld Denizens arenas. It features themed pitches and dugouts as well. The pitch retails for $47.

Old World Alliance and Underworld Denizens arenas

Black Library has releases as well.

The fourth book in The Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra series, Saturnine, jumps into the action as the traitors tighten their grip on Terra. Written by Dan Abnett, the book will be available in hardback for $30, eBook, and MP3.

Saturnine

The Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra gets another release with The Lost and The Damned by Guy Haley. It’s getting a paperback edition for $18.

The Lost and The Damned

The Lady of Sorrows by C L Werner introduces you to the cursed towns of Twinned Towns of Westreach and Eastdale in Shyish. Will Jahangir rise up to free his people? This book is available in hardback for $27, eBook, and MP3.

Lady of Sorrows

Mark of Faith by Rachel Harrison focuses on the Adepta Sororitas as they stand against the tide of corruption and witchcraft which plague the Imperium Nihilus. The book retails for $16.

Mark of Faith

Soulless Fury by Will McDermott will be out in paperback and eBook focusing on Mad D’onne’s wanton bloodshed and Scrutinator Primus tasked with tracking her down and bringing her to justice. The book retails for $16.

Soulless Fury

Black Library is also brining back Inferno! magazine for two weeks only! These ten issues will be available as Print on Demand in perfect facsimiles of the original magazine. You can get the bundle for $80.

Inferno!

New Nightstalkers and Northern Alliance Comes to Kings of War in July

July is packed with new Kings of War releases from Mantic Games. There are five new releases for the Nightstalkers and Northern Alliance.

NIGHTSTALKER SOULFLAYERS

Death incarnate, the Soulflayers sit astride ghostly mounts whose six demonic hooves burn with a cold blue fire. Soulflayers and their steeds are borne across the mortal realms on invisible streams of evil, leaked from another plane, and can summon icy winds to chill a body but keep the mind alive and fresh for later.

NIGHTSTALKER SOULFLAYERS

NIGHTSTALKER DREADFIEND

The highly influential beings who weave lies and distrust are like beacons to the most powerful and wilful of the fiends. They wait in the shadows, watching and learning the weaknesses of their prey slowly plaguing their thoughts thriving on their fears of failure. When the time is ripe, these Dreadfiends creep through the smallest of cracks in the skin of the universe to claim their prey.

NIGHTSTALKER DREADFIEND

NORTHERN ALLIANCE CLANSMEN WITH TWO-HANDED WEAPONS

The humans of the north are tougher and stronger than those in the south*. They regularly take to the battlefield hefting great two-handed weapons, trusting to their hardy constitution and thick armour to deflect damage long enough to get them within arm’s reach of their foes – who are then brutally cleaved in two.

NORTHERN ALLIANCE CLANSMEN WITH TWO-HANDED WEAPONS

NORTHERN ALLIANCE PACK HUNTERS

Clansmen from across the wild lands learn to hunt not long after they learn to walk. While the Ice Kin favour the bow their heritage demands, the clans have a variety of tools at their disposal. From bows to javelins, suitable for taking down the larger prey that roam the tundra.

NORTHERN ALLIANCE PACK HUNTERS

NORTHERN ALLIANCE ICE NAIADS

There are Naiad populations spread all over the world, even beneath the polar ice. These beings have adapted to colder climate that dwell in and can survive near freezing temperatures both above and below the waves. Wielding weapons with crystalline ice blades many times harder than steel, these implacable beings fight alongside the warriors of the Alliance.

NORTHERN ALLIANCE ICE NAIADS

Meet the Space Marine Hammerfall and Convergence of Dominion

There’s a lot of new toys and changes coming to Warhammer 40,000 and one looks like it’ll be taking a note from Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and having a bit of a focus on functional scenery.

Two new kits have been revealed for the game, one for Space Marines and one for Necrons.

The Hammerfall Bunker is a fortified emplacement whose entire role is to build a nice beachhead from which they can attack. The new fortification can feature heavy bolters or heavy flamers on the sides and a Hammerfall missile launcher up top featuring Superfrag and Superkrak missiles.

The Necron’s fortification is the Convergence of Dominion. Each one consists of three ancient Starstele which are armed with transdimensional abductors. They bolster units nearby and can perform Translocation Protocols to redeploy across the battlefield.

Convergence of Dominion

Get the Core Rules for Warhammer 40K 9th Edition

With the pre-order beginning for Warhammer 40K 9th edition in a little over a week and the release later in July, Games Workshop has released the core rules set for the game.

You can get the rules in 16 languages but you’ll still want to get the Core Book from the Indomitus boxed set and the Chapter Approved books as they’ll have even more content for matched and narrative play.

Still, you can get a jump start of what’s coming and get prepared for when the new edition launches later this month.

Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition

Warhammer 40,000: Idomitus Goes Up for Pre-Order July 11 and Shelves July 25

Games Workshop has announced that Warhammer 40,000: Indomitus, the 9th edition box set, is going up for pre-order on July 11. The box set will be able to be ordered for two weeks before coming to shelves on July 25. Copies are available while stocks last and won’t be around forever.

Warhammer 40,000: Indomitus

But, there’s more!

The new edition will be joined by two books to help you play, Chapter Approved: Munitorum Field Manual and Chapter Approved: Grand Tournament 2020 Mission Pack.

Chapter Approved

The Grand Tournament 2020 Mission pack is filled with new missions along with help in how to play in and run tournaments, special Secondary Objectives, and more. The Munitorum Field Manual holds a full list of updated points for Warhammer 40,000 units.

There’s also the Crusade Journal which is an army and campaign tracker to go along with the new Crusade system.

Finally, there’s Open War cards. These allow you to quickly and easily generate a mission by randomly choosing a deployment, objective, and twist for the battle.

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