Warhammer 40,000 Imperium is finally available in the United States and Canada! We open up and show off the second box for subscribers. We’ll have a deeper dive into each issue but see what’s inside this second wave of releases!
We show off issues #16 to #19, the fourth “bonus gift” for subscribing, and the first “Premium Kit” featuring the forces of Chaos!
In their quest for knowledge the Dark Creed uncovered many secrets best left alone. prime among them was the fact that the very stones of Capitas were soaked with so much death and so much of Hazlia’s essence during the Fall that all they need to heed their master’s call to murder the living was a simple motivating consciousness… These massive constructs cause terror on the battlefield, their massive forms soaking unbelievable levels of damage as their massive limbs scythe through enemy formations.
A Strategos is the supreme commander of a Dominion Legion, a master of men who commanded the absolute loyalty of his troops, serving as their temporal and spiritual leader while on campaign. His mastery was one of strategy and diplomacy, allowing his officers, the ten Xhiliarchs who served under him to focus on logistics, tactics and the disposition of the troops. Entombed with all the pomp and ceremony one could expect, their awakening into an unlife of service is complete with misery and loss, for unlike the lesser order they not only retain their cognitive function, but memories from before. This makes them a double edged sword for those who would seek to command them: while one of the easiest and most efficient ways to secure the performance and power of an awakened Legion, the Strategoi are no unthinking minions to command. Their cognitive function and memories have allowed them to retain their personalities and with it, ambition.
Second in command to the Centarchos, the lowest ranked officer minted by the Collegia of the Old Dominion, the Optio is a stern, experienced veteran whose responsibility it is than an officer’s orders be obeyed… or ignored. When the Imperial Legions were born, veteran commanders quickly realized they needed a link, a lynchpin between the professional officer corps being produced by the Colleges and the veteran legionnaires that formed the backbone of all Legions.
They said it was coming in June and Games Workshop is starting things early with an extended pre-order launch for Horus Heresy: Age of Darkness. The new “core” game launches this coming Saturday with a load of releases to go with it.
Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – The Age of Darkness launches with a box set packed with everything you need to start. It’ll be available in English, French, and German. Within the box, you get 54 plastic miniatures, enough for two forces or one giant one. It includes 2 Legion Praetors, 10 Cataphractii Terminators, 40 highly customizable Tactical Space Marines in Mk VI power armor, one Contemptor Dreadnought, and one Spartan Assault Tank. All the miniatures except the Terminators are new models.
Also features is a 336-page hardback rulebook, 36-page construction guide, introductory army lists, and two four-page rules reference sheets.
There’s also 20 six-sided dice, two blast templates, one flame template, two classic red plastic measuring sticks, and a transfer sheet.
If you order the set directly from the Games Workshop webstore, you’ll also get an exclusive reaction token and card set (while supplies last). That’s eight metal tokens and a deck of eight cards to keep track of the game’s six reactions and two advance reactions.
You’ll be able to expand your game with the Liber Astartes. This Loyalist bible features rules, lore, unit profiles for each of the nine Legion Astartes that remained loyal. The 344-page hardback is packed with everything you need to dive further into your loyalist force and will be available in English, French, and German.
For those looking to topple the Emperor, you’ll want to get The Liber Hereticus. The 352-page hardback contains the full roster rules, and background for all nine Traitor Legions. It’ll be available in English, French, and German.
The Legiones Astartes Special Weapons Upgrade Set allows you to upgrade your squads into Legion Tactical Support Squads. The set contains 10 weapons each of six types – flamers, plasma guns, meltaguns, rotor cannons, volkite chargers, and volkite calivers.
The Legiones Astartes Heavy Weapons Upgrade Set (Missile Launchers and Heavy Bolters) delivers a bit more punch featuring 10 missile launchers, 10 heavy bolters, and associated arms.
Expand your force with the Kratos Heavy Assault Tank. There’s three options for the turret gun, four apiece for the hull weapons and the sponsons, nine choices of pintle gun, plus dozer blades, searchlights, and gunners. There’s also a datasheet for you to field it in your games of Warhammer 40,000!
The Deimos Pattern Rhino will get your squad into battle a bit quicker and with some protection.
Expand your force with the Mk III Tactical Squad. Repackaged for the new edition, it features 20 multipose Legion Astartes.
How about the Mk IV Tactical Squad instead? It features 20 Space Marines for your force.
Thousand Sons get some early help with Ahzek Ahriman, the Chief Librarian. Originally released in the Burning of Prospero set, the plastic model will be available on its own for the first time.
Keep track of the entire Imperium with the Carta Galactica: The Imperium of Mankind. It’s printed on a massive 1,000mm x 890mm fold-out poster, and it’s the essential guide to the galactic state of play.
Get The Horus Heresy Legion Transfer Sheets to make your Legion stand out a little more. Each contains more than 500 decals.
Show off your loyalty to your legion with The Horus Heresy Legion Dice. The sets feature 20 six-sided dice, one is a scatter die. There’s also the Legion emblem where the six should be.
There’ll be In-store Swag to celebrate. Head to your local Warhammer store for lodge coins, keyrings, pin badges, and vehicle damage counters and some independent stores will have them too.
Forge World is getting in on the action.
The Primarchs are being repackaged for the new edition. You can get these resin figures to help lead your force.
Sons of Horus and Imperial Fists Mk VI Heads and Shoulder Pads will allow you to build your Legion and each features 11 resin heads and 10 sculpted shoulder pads for every Legion. The Imperial Fists and Sons of Horus are the first two to be released.
The Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game is getting releases with the highlight being Grimbeorn. You’ll get this leader of the Beormings as well as the bear he can turn into.
You’ll also be able to get Beornings, hardy people who are also a strong, tough, and fierce force.
From Black Library comes a few releases.
Cthonia’s Reckoning (Special edition/Hardback/eBook/MP3) is an anthology featuring seven all-new short stories – Sons of Cthonia by John French, To the Last by Michael F Haspil, The Gangs Beneath by Gary Kloster, The Flesh Harvest by Nicholas Wolf, Traitor’s Faith by Noah Van Nguyen, For Hate’s Sake by Gav Thorpe, and Postulant by Chris Forrester.
Lupercal’s War features 21 short stories and an introduction to the Horus Heresy.
You’ll also be able to get The Horus Heresy Bookmark.
In French, you can get Cthonia’s Reckoning and Sons of the Emperor: An Anthology.
Para Bellum Games, publisher of fantasy Mass Combat Miniature Wargame Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings and the Narrative Skirmish ruleset Conquest: First Blood, is unleashing a swarm of miniatures in a single regiment’s release! The W’adrhŭn faction, which tackles the orc archetype in an awe-inspiring dino-riding concept, will see the “Hunting Pack” join their forces, a regiment of multitudes of smaller-sized dinosaurs standing in place of a medium-sized, cavalry regiment. The result is a threatening throng of bloodthirsty little jaws rushing to meet the enemy!
In a stark contrast to other dinosaur releases of the faction, the Hunting Pack proves that not all beasts employed by the W’adrhun are hulking monstrosities that dominate the battlefield. The Hunting Packs of the “uzibukhali” (smart claw) underline just how menacing small critters can be, when what dominates their physique are alarmingly large open jaws. Adding a light, mainstay cavalry unit to the arsenal of W’adrhŭn warlords, while providing a wide canvas to explore different color schemes and variations of a theme to eager hobbyists, the Hunting Pack is bound to bring life to the table and spread fear on the battlefield!
The Hunting is available on Pre-Order and will hit the shelves of your local FLGS in mid June of 2022 with an MSRP of 49.99/47.99 USD/EU. Each box will have 18 plastic dinosaurs, on 3 brute/cavalry bases to create an awesome affect on tables, and create real value for the gamer and hobbyist alike.
Warcrow is a brand-new classic fantasy atmosphere featuring recognizable elements from the genre but, at the same time, including new ideas created by Corvus Belli. Elves, humans, dwarves, and orcs will coexist with totally new races. It is classic fantasy with the Corvus Belli touch.
Now, Corvus Belli has revealed The Marked!
The marked are humans who belong to the nation Scions of Yaldabaoth whose bodies have been modified to serve the elves that guide them through the fog.
Head to the future with Kill Team, Warhammer 40K, and Necromunda in Games Workshop‘s pre-orders next week.
Kill Team gets a new box set with Kill Team: Moroch. The battle in the Nachmund Gauntlet continues as Chaos forces battle Imperial Space Marines. The box set features warband of Militarum Traitoris as well as Phobos Strike Team.
It features 22 miniatures making up two kill teams. There are 12 Blooded members of the traitor guard and 10 Phobos Space Marines. It also features the new Battlezone: Fronteris terrain to battle over and new rules for the Auspex Shrine, Landing Pad, and Vox Antenna. The set also features a 96-page rulebook, double-sided game board, and 279-piece Space Marine transfer sheet.
You’ll also be able to get Kill Team Blooded and Phobos Strike Team Dice. Declare your allegiance with these sets featuring 20 dice each.
Codex: Chaos Knights is now available on its own after being released in the special army box set. This is essential to bring these engines of war to the tabletop. You’ll be able to get the regular or collector’s edition.
The Chaos Knight Abominant will be available in its solo debut and allows you to make an Abominant, Desecrator, or Rampager.
The War Dogs box features two to add to your force. You can build two of the three possible War Dog variants, like the Karnivore, Stalker, or Brigand.
Keep track of it all with Chaos Knights Datacards. The 50 cards include 32 generic Chaos Knights strategems, six unique stratagems for the named Dread Households, and five core stratagems, as well as six Warp Storm psychic power, and a copy of Smite!
For those in Australia and New Zealand, you’ll finally be able to get Tyranids. Codex: Tyranids, Combat Patrol: Tyranids, The Parasite of Mortrex, Tyranid Datacards, and the Tyranids Dice Set are all finally arriving.
The Thatos Pattern Extended Hab Module is a bit larger than the ones found in the Necromunda: Ash Wastes set but mixes perfectly with the other kit.
The Thatos Pattern Hab Module is available on its own after debuting in the Necromunda: Ash Wastes set.
Finally, the Thatos Pattern Platform and Walkways will keep you off the dangerous ground and give you some line of sight advantage when defending or attacking.
This week’s pre-orders are up on Games Workshop‘s website and features a mix of releases.
For Age of Sigmar, the latest battlebox is available, Echoes of Doom! It pits Skaven against the Sylvaneth. It’s also the first time you can get the Lady of Vines, Gossamid Archers, and Skaven Deathmaster.
Expand your games of Warcry with the Ravage Lands: Varanite Syphon Camp. Fight over the claustrophobic mines of the Eightpoints with this modular terrain kit. It contains 11 pieces of Chaos-themed industrial terrain.
The Horus Heresy: Age of Darkness is going to be released soon and the latest reveal is chapter specific upgrades. Each chapter will get unique sets of heads and shoulder pads.
The first sets revealed are for the VII Legion, Imperial Fists!
The MKVI Heads upgrade set features 11 detailed resin helmets. There will be three sets each of three different designs, plus one helmet with a transverse crest for Praetors and Sergeants, and one bare head.
Also coming are shoulder pads. This set features 10 resin pauldrons with five designs.
What will be interesting is how well they might fit with First Born Space Marines. It looks like Horus Heresy figures are a bit larger than the classic figures but, it still might work. We’ll have to wait and see!