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Adepticon 2023: Para Bellum announces W’adrhŭn Summer for Conquest

At Adepticon 2023, Para Bellum Wargames announced W’adrhŭn Summer (or Winter for their Southern Hemisphere friends) for Conquest. Between May and September, Conquest will bring forth some incredible releases for those who love W’adrhŭn.

May is the place to start your Path of Conquest with the W’adrhŭn. This Matriarchal society brings the dinosaurs, with great fighters and a truly aggressive play style. A robust 1 player starter ready to play a game of First Blood or The Last Argument of Kings. This W’adrhŭn set is loaded with a complete stand of 12 Blooded and Slingers, a set of 18 Hunting Pack Dinos, a set of 3 Raptor Riders, and the Predator character. Each starter set will have a very thorough First Blood army as well as a great beginning set to play a game of Last Argument of Kings. Included in this set are BOTH rulebooks for First Blood II and TLAOK II.

And now to expand your 1 player starter further…..

June will bring forth the long-awaited Chosen of Conquest, a fantastic infantry set of uniquely posed W’adrhŭn fighters with a whole new look. These 12  W’adrhŭhn are aggressive fighters with style. 

Following the Chosen of Conquest, there will be DINOS – lots of DINOS! Para Bellum’s Artisan Series turns its eyes on a new Mounted Chieftain resin sculpture. You can’t have W’adrhun without dinos! The release of the Brood of Omgorah saw many characters getting a mounted option through it. However, with the upcoming release of the beautiful Thunder Riders their Chieftain will be able to join their thunderous charge. Gearing the Chieftain to 11 gaining Brutal Impact, Linebreaker, and Unstoppable no enemy line will be able to withstand the might of this W’adrhun goodness! A completely new look that we will unveil a little later to keep a little mystery!

The Thunder Riders bring a Ceratopsian look to this army in a very exciting way. This plastic brute set will be dynamic, following the tradition of the top-selling Raptor Riders. These stylized Ceratops figures will look great on tables – especially against the Minotaurs from our recently released City States faction. It is like a bit of evolution played out on your table.

And the dog days of summer will come with the anticipated release of BOTH the Tontorr and a surprise with the Drum Beast. These are two separate MONSTERS of the table. Each with unique play style and a special crew to ride and hang from as they fight off advancing armies. We mean MONSTERS – even larger than our Apex Predator, and they each come with three unique crew members. As a separate item, there will be a special Scion rider alt sculpt for the Drum Beast, and the Tontorr will have a special Chieftain rider alt sculpt available separately. (note Drum Beast crew is not pictured)

There will be a pre-sell campaign on all of these starting in Late May, with exclusive offers for those who pre-purchase the W’adrhŭn items from their favorite FLGS or through our e-shop. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting opportunity!

Para Bellum reveals First Blood II for Conquest

Para Bellum Games, publisher of the fantasy Mass Combat Miniature Wargame Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings and Skirmish ruleset Conquest: First Blood, is launching an evolved look at Skirmish play with its rules and gameplay style in First Blood II.

First Blood is a fast-paced, alternating activation, skirmish wargame using a small warband of about 15 models. First Blood sees fighting from the eyes of soldiers behind a shield wall, (rather than the eagle-eye view of an Army Commander), allowing fans to delve deeper into each model’s lore and explore further how each Faction would approach combat engagements of that scale. This evolved ruleset now allows deeply tactical maneuvers, small-scale unit formations, and movement as opponents fight to capture objectives in war-torn urban and other dense terrain settings.

Conquest: First Blood has its own Army Builder, Competitive and Narrative packs as well as Campaigns that tie it with its sibling, Conquest: the Last Argument of Kings! Conquest offers beautiful lore and highly sculpted miniatures to be uniquely used in two styles of gameplay. Rules are available in multiple languages as well, with new languages being added regularly.

While all miniatures sold by Conquest are compatible for playing both The Last Argument of Kings Mass Fantasy Battle style of play, AND the evolved First Blood II style of skirmish play, we have created a First Blood themed 1 Player Warband as an introduction to our Skirmish game. This starter miniature set is available for all 7 of the factions, including the recently released City States. It includes more than enough figures to start your First Blood battles against a friend, it also includes a printed First Blood rule book, assembly guides, the path of Conquest journey brochures for these factions, and more. Each Warband has miniatures that include 3 Squads of 4, a Brute or Cavalry miniature, a Character, and an Officer – an absolutely great way to start play, and an affordable entry point to the world of Conquest.

Available for $€69.99, this 1 Player set is a great introduction to the worlds of Conquest. These sets debut on April 28th worldwide!

Adepticon 2023: Get Para Bellum’s Angry Chicken con exclusive for Conquest

Para Bellum Games, publisher of fantasy Mass Combat Miniature Wargame Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings and Skirmish ruleset Conquest: First Blood, has revealed a CON exclusive release… and it’s like nothing you’ve seen before. Fans visiting Para Bellum booths during selected conventions will be able to purchase the ANGRY CHICKEN exclusive box. With two exclusive miniatures of a Giant Angry Chicken (because obviously, one is not enough) and a thematic Special Scenario Pack for a deadly First Blood battle, the Angry Chicken Con Exclusive is the thing no one knew needed – but must have!

Through the greedy, vile Biomancy of the Spire of Chikh-Ehn, this humble flightless avian has evolved into a Discord community meme, an emote, a fan-favorite T-Shirt and an exclusive release, becoming the ultimate First Blood scenario for two forces of 600-800 points. With terrifying abilities like “BAWK!!!” “BAAAAAAWK!!!” and “BA-GAWWWWWWKK!!!”, the two armies will need not only to defeat their opponents, but also to survive this unkillable, bloodthirsty poultry, which rampages through the field, killing without discrimination. Only a handful of generals have been able to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve victory. Will you join their hallowed ranks?

The Angry Chicken box, and Companion T-shirt, will debut at Adepticon 2023 (booth 510), each at an SRP of $25 USD, and will only be available at the Para Bellum booths in selected conventions thereafter. These will be only available through Para Bellum in person, and not online. Which Cons? Stay tuned!

Para Bellum Angry Chicken

Adepticon 2023: Warhammer 40K 10th Edition Revealed along with new Termagants and Terminators

As expected, a new edition of Warhammer 40K was revealed at Adepticon 2023. The new edition takes place during the fourth Tyrannic invasion with Hive Fleet Leviathan ready to strike again, this time from the galactic west!

The new edition simplifies the game but doesn’t make it simple. Complexity, like too many stratagems, has been cut down. Everything has been worked on including turn structure, army selection, morale, terrain, missions, how characters work, and more.

Datasheets have the biggest change with every unit receiving new stats.

Warhammer 40k 10th edition Stats

The biggest news is that every datasheet and rules will be free to download on the first day. You’ll also be able to buy them as card decks as well. Codexes will return over time though but its promised complexity won’t increase.

Army selection as been simplified. You pick a faction, a warlord, and the units you like (just no more than three of any type with some exceptions). There’s no more force organization chart.

A new way to play was also revealed, Combat Patrol! This will feature small present and balanced forces to allow for a quick way to get armies to the tabletop.

With a new edition comes new models and what’s more appropriate than new Space Marine Terminators! These new models are larger than Primaris Marines but aren’t Primaris Marines as rumored. Veterans of all types don this armor for battle.

Also revealed are new Termagants for Tyranids!

Warhammer 40K 10th Edition will be released Summer 2023.

Adepticon 2023: Wyrdhollow is the latest Warhammer Underworlds box set

Welcome to the eerie Wyrdhollow, the latest setting for Warhammer Underworlds. The new box set has everything you need to play including miniatures, boards, dice, tokens, and four Rivals decks that are intended to play right out of the box.

The decks include one for each of the new warbands and also Toxic Terrors and Seismic Shock, two universal Ricals decks which create new strategies.

Domitan’s Stormcoven are a trio of nights-Arcanum from the Valedictor Temple.

Ephilim’s Pandaemonium are a cabal of daemons summoned by the mysterious Ephilim.

Adepticon 2023: Cities of Sigmar teased

Not out until later this year, a new look at the Cities of Sigmar for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar was revealed at Adepticon 2023.

Games Workshop pulled back the curtain showing off human footsoldiers of Sigmar’s armies.

Cities of Sigmar foot soldiers

Also, new art of the free peoples was revealed as well.

Cities of Sigmar art

Cities of Sigmar is expected to be released in the Autumn.

Adepticon 2023: New Ossiarch Bonereapers and Soulblight Gravelords Heroes

Revealed at Adepticon 2023, the Ossiarch Bonereapers and Soulblight Gravelords are getting new battletomes and along with them, new heroes for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar.

The Mortisan Ossifector help create the most complex and formidable war machines. In the game, they’ll help strengthen your units.

Battletome: Ossiarch Bonereapers features that new addition as well as everything else you’ll need to update your forces.

Battletome: Ossiarch Bonereapers

Ivya Volga, The Outcast prefers to hunt behemoths with her woodsman’s axe and swarm of bats.

You can find rules for her in Battletome: Soulblight Gravelords, the latest edition for the army in Age of Sigmar. This book contains extensive rules for each of the major dynasties – the feral Vyrkos, the monstrous Avengorii, and noble Kastelaii, and the esteemed Legions of Blood and Night. On top of that, there’s also a Warscroll for the Askurgan Trueblades, the ascetic vampires found Bloodhunt, the most recent expansion for Warcry.

 Battletome: Soulblight Gravelords

Adepticon 2023: More Seraphon revealed!

Revealed at Adepticon 2023, the Seraphon are getting lots of new units and miniatures to go with their updated battletome for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar.

Aggradon Lancers are new cavalry ready to break through enemy lines.

Saurus Scar-Veteran on Aggradon are skilled warriors and ruthless commanders.

Kroxigors get a new kit and are ready to pulverize foes.

Or, build Kroxigor Warspawned! They’re bred for battle and barely functional outside of it!

The Seraphon Army Set features a Slaan Starmaster, 10 Saurus Warriors, 5 Raptadon Chargers, and five Raptadon Hunters – though you could build two units of either variety! It also features a special edition battletome with its own cover.

Seraphon Army Set

And of course, there’s the updated Battletome: Seraphon.

 Battletome: Seraphon

Adepticon 2023: Leagues of Votann take on Beastmen in Kill Team: Gallowfall

Revealed at Adepticon 2023, the next Kill Team box has been revealed Kill Team: Gallowfall. The box features the Leagues of Votann taking on Beastmen.

Hearthkyn Salvager represents the Leagues of Votann searching for prized artifacts. Each is a hardened warrior and features a wide assortment of equipment to achieve their mission.

The Fellgor Ravager are Chaos-worshipping Beastmen. These Abhumans mix strength, intelligence, and cunning.

The box features six new missions and box features a new medical bay, stasis chamber, and escape pods.

This is the last chapter of the Gallowdark season!

Adepticon 2023: Cthonia, the first Horus Heresy Campaign Book

Revealed at Adepticon 2023, Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – The Siege of Cthonia is the first campaign book for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy.

The book contains over 100 pages of narrative content focused on Horus’ home planet.

The planet of Cthonia is consumed by a rolling war and under siege by the Imperial Fists. Vheren Ashurhaddon, Master of the True Sons of Cthonia, vows to retake his home before Horus claims Terra, with the aid of the Word Bearers and the Alpha Legion.

Standing between the First Reaver and victory is a garrison of Imperial Fists led by Lord-castellan Evander Garrius. The Butcher of Larissan is reinforced by warbands of the Shattered Legions and even a cadre of Loyalist Thousand Sons.

There are rules for customizing forces for this campaign and features two sets of missions, five new Core Missions and two narrative-style Apex Missions.

There are also rules for Zone Mortalis with five missions and dedicated campaign rules, extra Imperial Fists and Sons of Horus rules and upgrades that can be used by any Legion.

Warhammer: The Horus Heresy - The Siege of Cthonia
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