Space Marines and Necrons invade Games Workshop Next Week
With the 9th Edition of Warhammer 40,000 here, the new releases for the “starter” armies are beginning to trickle out. Next week’s pre-orders from Games Workshop have been revealed and Space Marine and Necron players have a lot to look forward to. Check out below as to what you’ll be able to pre-order starting next weekend.
Codex: Space Marines is here! The latest codex features lots of background and history, rules for narrative-driven Crusades, rules for building your own Successor Chapters, and 98 datasheets! This codex covers every First Founding Chapter, successors, and even the Deathwatch! It’s everything you need to play the Adeptus Astartes.
Codex: Space Marines also comes in a “Collector’s Edition” which comes with a ribbon marker, soft-touch cover with foil blocking, and printed page edges.
Each new codex comes with a unique digitally printed code inside the back cover. This code unlocks the codex’s full contents in Warhammer 40,000: The App.
Datacards: Space Marines will help you keep your army organized. Place a datacard next to a friendly or enemy unit affected by a psychic power, Stratagem or Litany of Battle as a reminder that its effects are active.
The Primaris Invader ATV is a maneuverable buggy that features a gatling cannon or multi-melta as well as a twin auto bolt rifle. It’s mobile fire support perfect to help out your Outriders.
Primaris Chaplain on Bike can help lead the charge or stick with your bike contingent for some extra damage in the quick strike.
The Firestrike Servo-turret adds some fire support delivering cover to advancing forces or punching holes in tough targets. The gun batteries can be fielded in units up to three and feature either accelerator autocannons or twin las-talons.
It’s not all Space Marines, Codex: Necrons is out too! This is the most detailed tome for the Necrons ever tellin gthe full story of the Silent King for the first time. There’s also Crusade rules, a brand new roster of units, and the ability to assemble a Dynastic Code of your own.
There’s also a “Collector’s Edition” which features a ribbon marker, soft-touch cover with foil blocking, and printed page edges.
The new codexes also features printed codes to activate access to rules in the Warhammer 40,000 app.
Keep track of your force with Datacards: Necrons. This will help you manage your forces during battle.
The Szarekh, the Silent King is back! The build-up has been impressive but you’ll be able to field the mighty Szarekh, the Silent King and see your opponent kneel before your forces.
The Lokhust Heavy Destroyer is a big gun adding some firepower with an infantry-shredding enmitic exterminator or a tank-busting gauss destructor.
Stalk with battlefield with the Canoptek Doomstalker. These warmachines are equipped with a carapace-mounted doomsday blaster, which increases in power the further away its target is.
Get your dice on! There’s not just new dice for Necrons but also dice for Iron Hands, Raven Guard, Imperial Fists, and Salamanders.
Not sure where to start? Games Workshop has you covered with a new “Getting Started with Warhammer 40,000.” The new book breaks down every aspect and the fundamentals for those new to the hobby. That includes how to collect, build, paint, and play! The book also comes with a Primaris Assault Intercessor and Necron Warrior too!
But it’s not all Warhammer 40,000! Forge World has new Necromunda releases as well. House Escher gets new weapon options for the gang. Combi-weapons, blades, whips, and even a massive hammer are yours to arm your gang.
In between getting your forces ready, you can also get new releases from Black Library. Robert Rath’s Warhammer 40,000 novel, The Infinite and the Divine, tells a tale of discord between Trazyn and Orikan from their awakening around the time of the Horus Heresy, to the present day. Yes, learn more about the mysterious Necrons!
War of the Orks, book 4 of Cavan Scott’s Warped Galaxies series of Warhammer Adventures, is coming your way as an MP3 audiobook. This tale, read by David Tennant, sees Zelia, Talen and Mekki continuing their search for the Emperor’s Seat. But shortly after arriving on the jungle planet of Weald, they find themselves inadvertently embroiled in a war between two rival tribes of Orks!