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Adepticon 2022: Warhammer: The Horus Heresy Revealed and Confirmed!

Opening with an impressive cinematic Warhammer: The Horus Heresy wrapped up the event. As the rumors have swirled, we have confirmation that a new Horus Heresy game is coming later this year. The game which has been generally relegated to Forge World is getting a new… updated… boxed set full of plastic miniatures.

Revealed Sons of Horus MK VI Space Marine, now in plastic! Also revealed was a Sons of Horus Praetor.

Adepticon 2022: Behold, Awlrach the Drowner!

It’s Adepticon 2022 week and Games Workshop kicked it off with a preview of things to come. Awlrach the Drowner is a brand new character coming to Warhammer: Age of Sigmar for the Nighthaunts. This new character is tasked with ferrying the spirits of the deceased to wherever the Lord of Death needs them.

His special rules offers allies passage through the underworlds to get them where they need on the tabletop!

Adepticon 2022: Thondia Revealed for Age of Sigmar

It’s Adepticon 2022 week and Games Workshop kicked it off with a preview of things to come. Ghur has brought the Realm of Beasts to life! The battle moves to Thondia for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar.

Thondian Strongpoint is a new Realmscape box filled with scenery for your games.

The set features the Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur, Domicile Shell and Domicile Shell with Winch, a Guardian Idol, Megadroth Remains, and Cleansing Aqualith.

Also coming is Season of War: Thondia which includes rules for setting your games in Thondia. It also features mechanics for creating your own hero from the Realm of Beasts.

 Season of War: Thondia

Adepticon 2022: The Norsca Rampagers Arrive for Blood Bowl

It’s Adepticon 2022 week and Games Workshop kicked it off with a preview of things to come.  After an accidental leak, speculation has run rampant as to what’s coming next for Blood Bowl. We now know it’s the Norse with a brand-new team updated for the second season.

The team looks amazing with… beer boars!? Yes, a new positional player to help keep players refreshed.

The Norsca Rampagers features Valkyries, Ulfwerener, Berzerkers, and Beer Boars.

Adepticon 2022: Warhammer Underworlds: Harrowdeep The Exiled Dead Revealed

It’s Adepticon 2022 week and Games Workshop kicked it off with a preview of things to come. A new warband for Warhammer Underworlds: Harrowdeep was revealed during the evening, The Exiled Dead!

This new undead warband has been teased already and features a Necromantic Vampire who has been exiled for his experiments.

It’s a new take on zombies and walkers mixing in mad-scientist experiments with the classic zombie trope.

This warband is sure to be picked up not only because it looks and sounds awesome to play but for the kitbashing opportunities.

Adepticon 2022: Necromunda: Ash Wastes Fully Revealed

It’s Adepticon 2022 week and Games Workshop kicked it off with a preview of things to come. Necromunda: Ash Wastes was revealed with a teaser video showing off the box set. The new set introduces vehicular combat to the latest edition of the game.

Revealed were the Ash Waste Nomads, a brand new gang to play games of Necromunda with.

Also revealed were Dustback Helamite Riders. Giant enormous irradiated bugs? Holy crap yes!

Orlocks get Orlock Outrider Quads which sounds like exactly what it is. A heavy bolter or a harpoon on a bike? Yes!

The contents of Necromunda: Ash Wastes were also revealed with brand-new terrain and a new board to play on. The box features House Orlock prospectors duking it out with the Ash Wastes Nomads along with terrain, a rulebook, everything you need to play!

A fantastic jumping on point for new players and also a great expansion for long time fans.

AdeptiCon Cancels its 2021 Convention

AdeptiCon

With the future still unknown and COVID infection out of control, AdeptiCon has announced that they have decided to cancel their 2021 convention. Scheduled to have taken place in March 2021, the ability to even plan the convention is limited due to restrictions imposed by the State of Illinois where it takes place.

In their statement the convention states “the health and well-being of our attendees and staff, makes cancellation the only option. We believe it is the responsible one.”

Instead, the focus will turn to 2022 allowing for the convention staff to continue to develop the Ancient Order of AdeptiCon and launch of an AdeptiCOn webstore allowing for the purchase of merchandise year round.

Those who rolled over their registration from 2021, it will shift to 2022/2023 without any issues.

You can read their full announcement below.

AdeptiCon 2021

We hope that everyone is well in these unprecedented and uncertain times. It has been a challenging year for all of us. It is with a heavy heart that we must announce officially what many of you have already come to realize, that it will be impossible to hold AdeptiCon in March of 2021. The continued ongoing effects of the pandemic and the restrictions imposed by the State of Illinois mean we are unable to effectively plan and organize the logistical efforts involved with running the convention. As you may be aware, by late November AdeptiCon has already typically opened hotel blocks and launched registration and staff and attendees alike have started making plans to see old friends and begin new hobby projects.

Like Americans across the country, we are optimistic that brighter days are coming, but the fluidity of the situation does not allow for the firm commitments required to see AdeptiCon realized in the way we’ve all come to expect. We do not make this decision lightly and there is no group more disappointed than the AdeptiCon staff, but current restrictions along with our continued first priority, the health and well-being of our attendees and staff, makes cancellation the only option. We believe it is the responsible one.

To that end, we have notified and consulted with our venue and myriad partners to negotiate the necessary arrangements to cancel AdeptiCon 2021, while simultaneously securing the future of the convention for years to come.

We understand that this was not the announcement anyone wanted to hear and certainly not one we are happy about making. However, this decision allows us to focus fully on the future of AdeptiCon. Instead of being confined and limited by the uncertainty of current circumstances, we can focus on planning the best possible AdeptiCon 2022. It also allows us to continue the development of the Ancient Order of AdeptiCon perks and the launch of an AdeptiCon webstore that would make AdeptiCon merchandise available year round.

Once again, we appreciate your understanding, patience, and the unprecedented loyalty of our attendees. If you had chosen, previously, to roll your registration forward, rest assured that it will move to 2022/2023 without any issues. This has been a challenging time for the nation and while AdeptiCon thanks everyone involved in making the convention the best event in the world, from attendees to volunteers to exhibitors, we would especially like to acknowledge those of you serving your communities in the medical and first-responder fields. Your tireless work allows us to see the light at the end of the tunnel and gives us confidence that not only will AdeptiCon be back, stronger than ever, but that our country will too. Thank you,

The AdeptiCon Staff
December 3, 2020