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Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Space Marines invade

It’s a wave of Space Marines in next week’s pre-orders from Games Workshop. Not only is the new codex on the way, a load of new miniatures arrive on the field too.

Codex: Space Marines is here with the rules you need to field your force in 10th edition. Packed with datasheets, detachment rules, background lore, beautiful miniatures showcases, and Crusade content aplenty, the book comes in at 216-pages. You can choose from seven complete detachments with a wide variety of abilities and playstyles.

The codex is for any chapter, including Space Wolves, Blood Angels, Black Templars, and more!

If you really want to show off your loyalty, get the limited edition copy which features a unique cover, foil details, and gilt page edges. It’s limited to a “few thousand” copies.

  • Codex: Space Marines
  • Codex: Space Marines

Get into the battle quickly with the Captain with Jump Pack. The new kit gives you a lot of options with weapon and head choices.

Captain with Jump Pack

Maybe a Chaplain in Terminator Armour is more your thing? Get this tank on the battlefield with its Terminator Armour or an optional relic shield. And, make yours more unique with a choice of crozius arcanum.

Chaplain in Terminator Armour

The Company Heroes helps bring some inspiration to the battlefield with a Chapter Master and more heroes. There’s an Ancient with banner to inspire, Company Champion to duel the enemy, and Veterans lay down the firepower. The Captain also features multiple options.

Company Heroes

There’s a new Terminator Squad. This new multi-part kit features more options like a heavy flamer and cyclone missile launcher. There’s a wide range of heads and you can give chainfists to all you want.

Terminator Squad

If you want to get your Intercessors into battle quicker, look no further than the Jump Pack Intercessors. It’s chainsword death from above! The Sergeant features an optional hand flamer, plasma pistol, power sword, or power fist.

Jump Pack Intercessors

The Sternguard Veteran Squad is ready to lay down the fire. This new multi-part plastic kit features five Veterans with a choice of boltguns or combi-weapons including the new pyrecannon as a heavy weapon option.

Sternguard Veteran Squad

How about a Lieutenant? Originally released in Strike Force Agastus, it gets a standalone release ready to grant Lethal Hits. It features a lot of choices like a power fist, plasma pistol, power swords, bolt rifles, or just a pointing finger.


Also getting a standalone release is the Brutalis Dreadnought from the same set. It’s built for close combat destruction.

Brutalis Dreadnought

The Desolation Squad finally gets a standalone release ready to rain down long-range fire support.

Desolation Squad

Also out, Combat Patrol: Space Marines features Space Marines from the Leviathan box set including Five Terminators, five Infernus Marines, a Terminator Captain, and a Terminator Librarian.

Combat Patrol: Space Marines

Datasheet Cards: Space Marines and Space Marines Dice Set is also coming out to help you keep track of your force and help bless your dice rolls.

Datasheet Cards: Space Marines and Space Marines Dice Set

Also coming is the Chapter Approved: Leviathan Mission Deck. It’s an essential companion for playing Matched Play games of Warhammer 40,000, first available in the Leviathan box set and now coming to shelves separately. You can quickly construct an exciting mission and execute Gambits to bring trailing players back into the game.

Chapter Approved: Leviathan Mission Deck

Warhammer: The Horus Heresy also gets some focus with the Space Wolves Legion Praetor. Praetors of the Space Wolves Legion are some of the brawniest fighters in the galaxy, and as befits their station they march to war in highly ornamented battle plate. This resin Praetor also mounts the pelt of a Fenrisian wolf – that he no doubt slew himself – on his shoulder, and carries a heavy Fenrisian axe whose AP2 strikes will have no trouble slicing through Terminator armour. He comes with two head options: helmet or glorious, flowing beard.

 Space Wolves Legion Praetor

You can spruce up your force with the Space Wolves MkVI Heads. Warriors of the VI Legion engraved their helmets with ancient runes and icons from their native Fenris, even as the advanced MkVI Corvus-pattern armour was distributed towards the end of the Horus Heresy. The pack features 11 resin heads for MkVI Space Marines.

Space Wolves MkVI Heads

From Black Library is Genefather by Guy Haley. The finest minds in the Imperium have come together at the behest of Belisarius Cawl to unlock the secrets of the Necron pylon network and heal the great wound torn across the galaxy. This conclave of intellectuals is the greatest gathering of scientific genius in millennia, so naturally a visionary like Fabius Bile must also be in attendance – whether he’s been invited or not.

It’s coming out as a standard hardback, eBook, MP3, as well as a Special Edition numbered and signed by the author. This edition contains an additional short story, To Speak as One, and is bound in a soft-touch cover with alternate art, gilt page edges, and a black ribbon page marker.

  • Genefather
  • Genefather

Wrath of the Lost by Chris Forrester focuses on the Flesh Tearers. Their home planet of Cretacia has fallen eerily quiet, and there’s precious little time to investigate. A Chaplain and an Apothecary – neither of whom have ever set foot on their homeworld – must retrace the journey of their founder. It’s getting a new paperback edition.

Wrath of the Lost

Only in Death by Dan Abnett is getting an MP3 release. Commanded to hold a critical pass, the Tanith First and Only will need to watch for enemies without and ghosts within to survive their stay at the Hinzerhaus – and conquering their fears is only the start.

Only in Death

Eisenhorn: The Omnibus by Dan Abnett gets a German Edition. Follow the complete saga of Black Library’s most famous Inquisitor. This massive tome collects his four main adventures – Xenos, Malleus, Hereticus, and The Magos – alongside four short stories – Regia Occulta, Missing in Action, Backcloth for a Crown Additional, and The Keeler Image – across nearly 1,000 pages of classic Warhammer 40,000 fiction.

Eisenhorn: The Omnibus

Pilgrims of Fire by Justin D. Hill also gets a German Edition. A mission from the Adepta Sororitas joins the ‘cursed’ Indomitus Fleet Quintus in Pilgrims of Fire by Justin D Hill, author of the Cadian Honour series. Sister Helewise may be a Battle Sister, but she’s not inclined to rush right into martyrdom – not until she’s found a higher purpose that her death may serve, anyway. This epic tale is soon to be available in a new German paperback format.

Pilgrims of Fire

Warboss by Mike Brooks gets a French Edition. A Warboss tells the tale of six bosses rushing forward to fill the power vacuum left by the now ‘proper dead’ Gazrot Goresnappa. We all know the biggest and greenest of them all will win, but who exactly will that be?


Warhammer Age of Sigmar eShorts Week 2023 begins! It features five new short stories from Jonathan Green, Rhuairidh James, Gary Kloster, C L Werner, and Noah Van Nguyen. Each story delves into the myriad mysteries of the Age of Sigmar, as beasts, daemons, and mortal men are caught in a never-ending spiral of chaos and survival.

Each story can be bought separately as they release, but to get all five for the price of four, opt for the full-week subscription.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar eShorts Week 2023

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Knights hit the Horus Heresy battlefield, the return of 40K Terrain, and Vampires for Blood Bowl!

There’s a lot on tap next week for pre-orders from Games Workshop. Horus Heresy, terrain for Warhammer 40K, Blood Bowl, and more are coming!

For Warhammer: The Horus Heresy, two new Knights will stride the battlefield in plastic. Bonus, you can use them in Warhammer 40,000 too!

The Cerastus Knight Acheron is a variant of the Knight Cerastus. Armed with a flamestorm cannon and reaper chainfist, it can clear infantry in great gouts of superheated promethium or wide sweeps of its chainblade.

Cerastus Knight Acheron

The Cerastus Knight Castigator fights mid-range with its boltcannon and features a warblade when it needs to get in close for melee.

Cerastus Knight Castigator

If you need to pack your battlefield, there’s a lot of terrain returning for Made to Order. They’ll be available from September 23rd to October 2nd.

There are six returning terrain kits: the classic Aegis Defence Line, the Imperial Bastion, the Skyshield Landing Pad, the Imperial Bunker, the Imperial Defence Emplacement, and the Imperial Defence Line. They are joined by the Warhammer 40,000 Hero Bases and the Sector Imperialis Large Base Detail Kit.

Blood Bowl does not suck… but now it does with The Drakfang Thirsters! Vampires are back with a new plastic kit featuring 14 players including two Vampire Blitzers, two Vampire Runners, two Vampire Throwers, and eight Thralls. You also get all the usual balls, coins, and tokens – and a transfer sheet.

The Drakfang Thirsters! Vampires

But, what’s a team without star players?

Vargheist is a Brute, rampaging across the pitch. Strong, fast, frenzied, and wanting to drink blood. It comes from Forge World in resin.

Vargheist is a Brute

Count Luthor von Drakenborg gets an updated miniature and it’s pretty impressive. He grants an extra reroll and doesn’t need to drink blood, get him from Forge World in resin. He can play for all Sylvanian Spotlight teams.

Count Luthor von Drakenborg

‘Captain’ Karina von Riesz is new on the pitch and features strength and dexterity. Also from Forge World in resin, she’s perfect for the Sylvanian Spotlight team.

‘Captain’ Karina von Riesz

Ivan ‘the Animal’ Deathshroud is reanimated once more for Sylvanian Spotlight teams. Tough and ready to smash your opponent, you can get him from Forge World in resin.

Ivan ‘the Animal’ Deathshroud

You’ll need rules and Spike! Journal Issue 16 has you covered with that and more. It features rules, tactics, lore, and more.

Spike! Journal Issue 16

And finally, you can get Vampire Team Pitch, Cards, and Dice as well to round out your vampire collection.

 Vampire Team Pitch, Cards, and Dice

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Battle in Balin’s Tomb is for two players and pits them in a battle to hold the One Ring. It features the Fellowship featuring nin models taking on 12 Goblins of Moria as well as a Cave Troll. It features all the dice and tokens you need to play.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Battle in Balin’s Tomb

From Black Library is Ciaphas Cain: For the Emperor by Sandy Mitchell. This limited edition version features 2,000 copies signed by the author, fancy binding and ribbons, and an additional short story, Rotten to the Core.

Ciaphas Cain: For the Emperor

The Chapter’s Due gets an MP3 release. After defeating T’au forces, Captain Uriel Ventris of the Ultramarines returns to the Chapter’s homeworld of Macragge to defend the Ultramar system from an Iron Warriors Warband led by Warsmith Honsou. Get this classic tale from Graham McNeill.

The Chapter’s Due

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Black Library and Warhammer Heroes Series 4

It’s an intriguing light week for next week’s Games Workshop pre-orders with multiple releases from Black Library being the highlight.

Creed: Ashes of Cadia picks up decades since the Fall of Cadia. Ursula Creed heads to the shattered remains of the Cadian homeworld, a broken hellscape of deadly secrets. The book by Jude Reid will be available as a regular hardback, eBook, and audiobook formats as well as a fantastic Special Edition.

The Special Edition is embossed with a cloth cover with shining gold foil and includes the extra short story Creed: Chains of Command. Each of the 1,750 limited copies is individually numbered and signed by the author.

  • Creed: Ashes of Cadia
  • Creed: Ashes of Cadia

Valdor: Birth of the Imperium by Chris Wraight takes us to the beginning of the Unification Wars, where the warlords of Old Terra have fallen and questions on the fate of the Thunder Warriors must be answered. Change rarely comes bloodlessly in the 31st Millennium, and Valdor has a web of intrigue to navigate if the nascent Imperium is to claim its destiny among the stars.

Valdor: Birth of the Imperium

Blood of the Emperor is an anthology of short stories from Graham McNeill, Nick Kyme, David Guymer, Andy Clark, Mike Brooks, and Chris Wraight each taking on one of the Primarchs. It’s getting an audiobook release.

Blood of the Emperor

The Horus Heresy Collection expands in French and German for the first time. Collection X includes the novels Scars by Chris Wraight, Vengeful Spirit by Graham McNeill, and The Damnation of Pythos by David Annandale, while Sammelband XI collects Legacies of Betrayal and War Without End – each a compilation of many separate short stories – and Deathfire by Nick Kyme into one convenient place. Both are getting a hardbook and eBook edition.

Warhammer Heroes Series 4 is getting a release in the United States, Germany, Japan, China, and Australia but you won’t be able to get it from the Games Workshop webstore. Series 4 comprises seven new miniatures from a variety of Space Marine squads, featuring Intercessors, an Assault Intercessor, a Heavy Intercessor, an Eliminator, and a Captain.

Unlike the previous series, this one is focused on Kill Team as a unique faction. Each figure comes with a Kill Team datacard with full rules and a ploy for the team to use. All you need is six of the seven operatives to start playing the game!

Dubbed Strike Force Justian, it’s fully Matched Play legal and designed for new players to easily start playing.

White Dwarf 492 shows off the new Terminators, battleplans for four-player games of Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and more.

White Dwarf 492

NOVA Open 2023: Enter the frozen depths with Warhammer Underworlds: Deathgorge

Warhammer Underworlds: Deathgorge is the latest Warhammer Underworlds release, a sub-zero setting for the next season of the game. The box has everything you need for new and old players including two new warbands, Rivals decks, rulebook with updated rules, and dice and tokens.

The release features The Thricefold Discord a trio of Slaanesh daemons who despise each other. They take on the Idoneth Deepkin with Cyreni’s Razors.

Each warband comes with its own Rivals deck that can you use to open, shuffle, and play games with straight away, but Deathgorge also contains two universal Rivals decks – Breakneck Slaughter and Force of Frost – which you can use with your warband of choice, or raid for cards to use when creating Nemesis decks.

NOVA Open 2023: It’s new Warcry with a new box look

During its NOVA Open 2023 presentation Games Workshop revealed a new Warcry release. Warcry: Hunter and Hunted is an interesting box in that it’s a smaller box set than has usually been released. It still features two warbands but only one scenery piece.

In it is the Gorger Mawpack taking on Wildercorps Hunters featuring some awesome dog miniatures. The box also comes with a Mawpit and Warband Tome: Hunter and Hunted which gives you information on the two new warbands as well as rules, quests, background tables, shared campaign arc, and a new battleplan generator.

  • Warcry: Hunter and Hunted
  • Warcry: Hunter and Hunted
  • Warcry: Hunter and Hunted

NOVA Open 2023: New hitters come to the Horus Heresy

During its NOVA Open 2023 presentation, Games Workshop revealed new kits for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy.

The Deredeo is getting a plastic kit allowing for greater posability. It comes with lots of options from an arm-mounted Anvilus autocannon battery or a Hellfire plasma cannonade, alongside an Aiolos missile battery and a choice of torso-mounted heavy bolters or heavy flamers. There’s also a choice of armour panels, heads, and leg poses to make yours unique.


Also coming are all-new MK III Tactical Marines. They’re compatible with the recent special and heavy weapons kits for the Horus Heresy, and the basic sprues include head options, bolters, polt pistols, grenades, vexillas, nuncio-voxes, and augury scanners. The Sergeants even get to pick a plasma pistol, power weapons, or a lightning claw.

  • MK III Tactical Marines
  • MK III Tactical Marines
  • MK III Tactical Marines
  • MK III Tactical Marines

Finally, there’s an easy way to get the above and more the Legiones Astartes Battle Group! It features thirty MKIII Tactical Space Marines, one Deredeo Dreadnought, and a Land Raider Proteus. ou also get a Legion Special Weapons set, containing five lots each of plasma guns, meltaguns, flamers, rotor cannon, volkite chargers, and volkite calivers.

Legiones Astartes Battle Group

NOVA Open 2023: Ironjawz are inbound

During its NOVA Open 2023 presentation, Games Workshop revealed new Ironjawz units to smash your opponents with.

Zoggrok Anvilsmasha taps into the maelstrom of raw anarchic energy of the Waaagh! to boost nearby Orruk weapons. He’s accompanied by Klonk, a squig and anvil with legs. Zoggrok can also be equipped with a pair of Grunta-tongs, which he uses to further imbue the power of the Waaagh! into the weapons of nearby orruks.

  • Zoggrok Anvilsmasha
  • Zoggrok Anvilsmasha

Brute Ragerz are Brutes who have suffered defeat and double down and become even more arrogant, getting rid of their armour and weilding two-handed weapons.

  • Brute Ragerz
  • Brute Ragerz

Weirdbrute Wrekkaz are whipped up in the Waagh! and have gone wonky. To stop that, the Shamans hammer bone and iron masks on their skulls which is really painful and turns them into maniacal killers.

  • Weirdbrute Wrekkaz
  • Weirdbrute Wrekkaz

Ardboys are armoured shock troops and hardened veterans with an appetite for violence. They’re more than capable with their stikkas that keep the enemy at a distance and their shields and beaten iron covered tusks and spikes.


All of those new units will be available in Battletome Supplement: Ironjawz, a free online battletome supplement.

Battletome Supplement: Ironjawz
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