As has been rumored for quite some time, Games Workshop has revealed that the Horus Heresy will be able to fought at a whole new scale. Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Legions Imperialis is a fresh take on the game Epic which took games to an even grander scale.
The all-new game will debut in August with a Core Set featuring miniatures, a rulebook, dice, tokens, and measuring sticks. It features 223 miniatures split between Space Marines, Solar Auxilia, and Titans. There’s 106 Space Marine infantry and walkers, five Space Marine tanks, 104 Solar Auxilia infantry and walkers, six Solar Auxilia tanks, and two Warhound Titans with brand-new plastic weapon options.
The Space Marines feature infantry, Dreadnoughts, and tanks. There are two Command Squads that lead the eight bases of Tactical Legionaries. There are also two squads of Assault Marines for rapid combat maneuvers, two units of Support Legionaries with plasma guns, and two with missile launchers, all backed up by two bases of five Legion Cataphractii Terminators.
Contemptor Dreadnoughts feature a power fist and either twin-linked lascannons or Kheres assault cannons. There are two Sicaran battle tanks and three Predators each with a choice of turret and sponson weapons. There are also cupola options just like the full-sized miniatures!
The Solar Auxilia defend the Emperor’s interests and use their superior numbers and armor to take on foes. There’s two bases that can build either a Solar Axuilia Legate Commander or an Auxilia Tactical Command Section, eight bases worth of lasrifle-toting Auxiliaries, four units of Auxiliaries with flamers, four units of Veletarii shock troops, and four bases of ferocious Charonite Ogryns. There’s also a never-before-seen unit, the Aethon Heavy Sentinel. They scout ahead and engage the enemy with multi-lasers and missile launches. The box features four of them along with four Leman Russ battle tanks and two Malcador heavy tanks each with a choice of main battlecannons and hull-mounted weapons. You can also make yours a bit more unique with cupola options.
Finally, there’s two Warhound Titans with new plastic weapons frame including ursus claws, a natrix shock lance, a volkite eradicator, a missile pod with a choice of swarmer or shudder missiles, and an incisor pattern melta lance. The box also contains two new lower-profile bases that fit with the urban battlefield aesthetic of the rest of the bases in the box.
Even better, Adeptus Titanicus and Heresy-relevant Aeronautica Imperialis miniatures can be used in Legions Imperialis. The rules for them can be found in the rulebooks. That means it’ll be even easier to start for some players. All of the scenery that was released with Adeptus Titanicus is also returning for use in Legions Imperialis, with more to follow.
Kill Team: Gallowfall is the final boxed expansion for this season of Kill Team. A deep-space salvage team from the Leagues of Votann battle with a braying band of Beastmen for possession of long-lost Ironkin cognitive units. This boxed set contains parts and rules for both of these kill teams, as well as a set of Gallowdark terrain with exciting new bells and whistles to play nine new missions.
The Fellgor Ravagers are bestial abhumans that have come to call the Gallowdark home, creating profane sites of worship around headstones carved from chunks of hull. Unruly masses of flesh, fur, teeth, and horns, each one is a skilled hunter and depraved killer. Their savagery stands in the way of the calculating technological might of the Hearthkyn Salvagers, who reclaim valuable relics and resources from the dark corners of the cosmos.
The Beastmen are an all-new kill team, with 10 models who can be built as Fellgor Warriors or a range of fiendish specialists – including an Ironhorn, a Shaman, a Fluxbray and more. The kit also includes loads of interchangeable heads and horns, for that full custom Chaos experience.
The Leagues of Votann kill team comprises a set of Hearthkyn Warriors with an additional sprue of new upgrade components, allowing you to build operatives such as the Kognitâar, Lugger, and Jump-pack Warrior.
The set also contains Kill Team: Gallowfall, a 120-page tome containing full rules for using both teams and the new terrain pieces in a set of nine linked missions. As for terrain, you get a full set of Gallowdark corridors and hatches, plus 18 new pieces including escape pods, autopsy tables, surgical chairs, stasis pods, medical supply tables, and iron lungs. On top of that, there’s a double-sided game board and a sheet of Leagues of Votann transfers!
The Adeptus Arbites get their first standalone release for roughly two decades with Kill Team: Exaction Squad, and this Exaction Squad is very flexible. The kit can build an Exaction Squad kill team of 10 Arbitrators and a loyal R-VR Cyber-mastiff, with plenty of specialists trained to track down the Imperium’s most wanted.
Those who want to bring the law to the battlefields of Warhammer 40,000 can also build a whole Subductor Squad armed with shock mauls and assault shields, or a full Vigilant Squad armed with combat shotguns and heavier weaponry – both of which get a R-VR Cyber-mastiff of their own.
Killzone Upgrade: Soulshackle helps to add some variety to your killzone. It includes four breach points – with pop-out damaged wall action – and additional terrain details like a holoith dias, augur displays, and hatchway jammers. You can use these upgrades to build your dream killzone, and to augment your Boarding Action games with the new Breaching Operation missions found in Arks of Omen: The Lion.
The Kill Team: Fellgor Ravagers Dice Set will help gain favors with the Chaos Gods. They’re cast in black with orange pips and the Fellgor Ravagers logo on the six face.
The ever-useful Stratagem cards return in four themed packs, previously available for a limited time only. Loyalist and Traitor Princeps each get a pack of their own handy reference cards, containing seven Stratagems unique to their chosen allegiance, nine Legio-specific cards, and 10 general cards usable by any side.
The Defence of Ryza card pack grants access to Experimental Warfare and Tricks and Tactics Stratagems, alongside 15 Legio-specific campaign cards usable with the rules found in the Campaign Compendium. Knight Households also get their own Stratagem cards, with universal Knight Stratagems and House-specific options like their larger Legio cousins.
Whip up a Titan-sized battle in moments with the Open Engine War Card Pack – a selection of 50 cards that make setting up your games a doddle. Randomly selected cards give plenty of Deployment Maps, Primary and Secondary Objectives, and optional Planetary Effects to ensure no two battles are quite alike, and all you’ll need is the base Adeptus Titanicus Rulebook to use them.
Leave the opposing team battered and bruised with Dribl & Drull, a pair of low-down dirty players to add to your Lustrian Superleague teams. Dribl and Drull are a pair of infuriatingly sneaky skinks who will work in tandem to tackle and stab their way to victory while dancing beyond reach of reprisal. This pack contains two resin models.
Withergrasp Doubledrool is a heavily mutated Beastman with two heads and tentacles aplenty. He/they employs his/their god-given gifts in “Favoured of…” teams, proving difficult to take down, and even harder to escape from when they take up residence on the line of scrimmage. Withergrasp Doubledrool will be available in resin.
The Great Devourer: The Leviathan Omnibus is a collection of stories featuring these ravenous xenos by Black Library authors Guy Haley, Josh Reynolds, Braden, Campbell, Joe Parrion, L J Goulding, and Nick Kyme. This hefty collection will be available in paperback.
The Order of Our Martyred Lady is filled with the most battle-hungry and renowned warriors across the Adepta Sororitas. Sister Helewise and her fellow Sororitas will have their faith tested as they follow in the footsteps of the legendary Saint Katherine in a mission fraught with disaster. Justin D Hill’s Pilgrims of Fire is the first story in a series covering the major Orders, and will be available in hardback, eBook, and audiobook formats.
Meeting your heroes is never a good idea, and it might be an even worse prospect in the 41st Millennium. Ace pilot Lucille von Shard is set to star in a cinema-pict about the air war on planet Bacchus, but the hero Imperial Propagandist Kile Simlex expects to find turns out to be an arrogant misanthrope… who just so happens to be the only thing between the approaching Green Storm. Outgunned is a high-flying tale by Denny Flowers, and will be available in paperback.
Colonel Haskell ‘Hell Fist’ Aldalon and the Catachan 57th Jungle Fighters have been dispatched to Gondwa VI to help prise it from the grip of an ever-growing ork threat. Their plan is to go on a full offensive and retake a strategically vital stronghold, but there are complications afoot – among them, a hapless rookie tagging along… German readers can enjoy Catachan Devil by Justin Woolley for the first time in paperback and eBook.
The T’au Empire has shot down a Valkyrie carrying an Astra Militarum general on the besieged planet of Dasht i-Kevar. The secrets they will gain may imperil the entire war effort – unless Captain Bharath Obeysekera and his squad of elite Kasrkin can weather the hazards of the desert wastes and get the general back. Kasrkin by Edoardo Albert will be available for French readers in hardback and eBook.
French readers can continue their exploration of the Horus Heresy as the Mark of Calth anthology, Vulkan Lives by Nick Kyme, and The Unremembered Empire by Dan Abnett are brought together in one volume for the first time.
It’s a pretty light week for Games Workshop‘s pre-orders this coming week after a packed month. It’s just one release for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, two for Adeptus Titanicus, and one Black Library release. See what you can get below!
The big release for the week is the Seraphon Army Set. It features 27 brand-new miniatures as well as a special edition of Battletome Seraphon, and reference cards. Included is a highly customizable Slaan Starmaster atop a finely detailed palanquin, 10 Saurus Warriors equipped with either spears or spiked clubs, and 10 Raptadon cavalry, which can be built as Chargers or Hunters. As well as the new battletome, you’ll also find 35 warscroll cards, 53 enhancement cards, and a set of 60 tokens, so all of your rules are close at hand.
It’s been a bit since an Adeptus Titanicus release and next week sees the Adeptus Titanicus: Campaign Compendium. It collects everything you need to play campaigns in a 224-page compilation of every narrative supplement release so far. It includes Titandeath, Doom of Molech, Shadow and Iron, The Defence of Ryza, and Crucible of Retribution. It also features lore for the five Titan Legions’ greatest battles during the Horus Heresy, 27 narrative missions, and a full campaign system. There are also rules for fielding Households of Imperial Knights, up to and including entire armies of them, and options to create your own custom Titan Legion with rules of their own.
Conversion Beam Weapons are destructive weapons on a titanic scale. These resin upgrades will be available from Forge World and will help turn your titans into even more destructive machines of destruction.
From Black Library, William King‘s Space Wolf will be out as an audiobook. It tells the story of Ragnar Blackmane’s induction into the Space Wolves and his early days winning fame and glory on the battlefield, all while the insidious Canis Helix gnaws at the threads holding his self-control together.
Forge World has a few pre-orders on their site now for Blood Bowl and Adeptus Titanicus.
Rumbelow Sheepskin is the latest star player for Blood Bowl. He adds speed and hitting power to a squishy Halfling Line of Scrimmage. But, he can play for Halfling Thimble Cup, Old World Classic, and Worlds Edge Superleague teams. Ram your rivals with this blitzer!
It’s a fantasy sort of week for Games Workshop with next week’s pre-orders!
Nagash’s legions are back with Battletome: Nighthaunt! It features everything you need to bring this army to unlife. Get the regular edition or the limited collector’s edition which features a soft-touch cover, red ribbon marker, gilt page edges, and gold foil blocking.
You can show off your loyalty and keep track of your forces with the Nighthaunt Warscroll Cards and Dice.
Maybe Morathi’s bloodthirsty daughters are your thing? Battletome: Daughters of Khaine is also being released with new and updated rules, lore, and abilities for the six temples of Khaine! It too has a regular and collector’s edition.
Awlrach the Drowner is being released bringing spectral terror to the tabletop.
Maybe you need range support for your Nighthaunt army? Then the Craventhrone Guard is what you’re looking for.
The Ethereal Court features three heroes – the Knight of Shrouds on Ethereal Steed, a Spirit Torment, and a Guardian of Souls.
If neither of those armies are what you’re looking for, then how about the Vanguard: Idoneth Deepkin? A great way to start your Deepkin force or expand a current one, it features 15 miniatures.
Or how about Vanguard: Fyreslayers? A perfect start to your force, it features 26 hot-headed miniatures.
Expand your Fyreslayers with the Auric Runefather on Magmadroth. It’s being sold separately for the first time. It can also be used to build an Auric Runeson or Runesmiter on Magmadroth. Plus, whichever hero you don’t use can be built on foot!
Defend the North of Middle-Earth with Defence of the North for the Middle Earth: Strategy Battle Game. The expansion takes players through pivotal events in the Northern Realms. It has new heroes and villains, new army lists, 22 narrative play scenarios, and six Legendary Legions.
Made to Order gets a whole bunch of miniatures for the game as well. Bolster your nefarious forces of Evil with a whole heap of goblins, including the Warg Marauder shock cavalry, a malevolent Dragon, Moria Goblin heroes like Ashrâk, Drûzhag, Durbûrz, and Grôblog, and some supremely skilled Easterling Mounted Commanders. Stalwart Dwarves join the fray in the form of the Khazad Guard and Captains of Erebor, who are more than a match for any enemy in Middle-earth – no matter their height – while the Lake-town Captains command the forces of Dale against Evil.
If you need a battlefield, then look no further than the Fortress of Dol Guldur. It features six modular kits to build your ruins to battle over and within.
Show off your favored army with the Easterling Dice Set.
The Easterling’s mysterious ruler also is coming with The Dragon Emperor of Rhûn.
You can also build out your force with the elite Easterling Black Dragon Warriors.
Lead the defense of the north with the Dale Commanders. It features a Captain of Dale with two Warriors of Dale to help command your armies.
The Dale Windlance is a war machine that fires fearsome Black Arrows as big as a man.
Blood Bowl gets a new release with Rumbelow Sheepskin! He’ll ram the other team and deliver touchdowns.
Adeptus Titanicus gets a release with the Dire Wolf Heavy Scout Titan. It packs a bunch with carapace-mounted Volcano Cannons and Neutron Lasers.
White Dwarf 476 is also available with a new Tome Celestial for Hedonites who worship the Prince of Pleasure as well as sentries in Kill Team, new Warcry fighters, and Crusade rules for falling to Chaos in Warhammer 40,000.
Black Library has a few releases. The Vincula Insurgency: Ghost Dossier 1 by Dan Abnett is getting a hardback, eBook, and audiobook release and you can get it in German too!
Forge World has a trio of new releases forNecromundaand Adeptus Titanicus.
There’s a lot of new releases for Necromunda through Games Workshop, but it’s not all Outcasts this week, Escher get a new tool at their disposal with the Escher Khimerix. This gene-spliced monstrosity has an appetite and is ready to do some damage. Retailing for $38, the Khimerix has furious strength mixed with cunning agility and hardy regeneration.
Adeptus Titanicus gets some new tools of war with the Armiger Knights and Mechanicum Knights Moirax. They’re tiny but they bring speed and firepower.
The Mechanicum Knights Moirax features three lightweight Mechanicum Knights. Use them to harass enemy Knights with esoteric weapons. The release includes a card Command Terminal with rules for your miniatures for $50.
Games Workshop has revealed next week’s upcoming pre-orders and it’s full of highly anticipated releases.
For Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, Krondys and Karazai are coming! The Sons of Dracothian are here to fight on behalf of the Stormcast Eternals. Krondys brings powerful Draconith magic while Karazai lets his rage take over.
Joining them are the Stormdrake Guard. These dragon-riding Stormcast pack a mighty punch, especially when fielded in all-dragon armies.
Coming for Warhammer 40,000 is some made-to-order Chaplains. These classic sculpts are back and here’s your chance to add some classics to your Space Marine forces.
Fans of Blood Bowl have a lot coming.
Dungeon Bowl is the subterranean version of Blood Bowl. Full of chests and portals hiding the ball, the Colleges of Magic gather their teams to settle scores.
Expand your Goblin teams with accessories like a dice set, card pack, and double-sided pitch with dugouts.
The Underhive Outcasts come to Necromunda! This new gang battles it out with the official Houses. While they may be outgunned, they make up for it in their numbers.
You’ll need rules to play them and that’s where the Book of the Outcast comes in. The 136-page book features gang tactics, Hangers-on, Gang Strongholds, and Outcast scenarios as well as a whole Outlander Campaign, plus more!
How about battling it out in a market? You can get the Zone Mortalis: Underhive Market which features the essentials to give your setting some nice flair.
Underhive Outcasts Gang Tactics are handy reference cards for your Outcast gang fighters, plus 18 tricksy Outcast gang tactics.
It’s not all Outcasts, Escher get a new tool at their disposal with the Escher Khimerix. This gene-spliced monstrosity has an appetite and is ready to do some damage.
Battle in Balin’s Tomb with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring™ – Battle in Balin’s Tomb. This new boxed game allows for an easy way to dive into the world of Middle-Earth. Recreate the iconic scene with 22 plastic miniatures that include the Fellowship, 12 Moria Goblins, and a mighty Cave Troll.
Adeptus Titanicus gets some new tools of war with the Armiger Knights and Mechanicum Knights Moirax. They’re tiny but they bring speed and firepower.
Games Workshop continues to license things out with StarforgedWarhammer 40,000 Keyrings and Purity Seal Pin Badge.
Show off your love of the game with new keyrings of a melta bomb, bolter round, and a Ultramarines storm shield. There’s also an Imperial Aquila Purity Seal Pin Badge.
If you enjoy your fantasy how about Starforged Warhammer Age of Sigmar Keyrings. You can choose from a Khornate Shield and a Sigmarite Shield.
Black Library has some releases starting with the Forges of Mars Special Edition Boxed Set Collection. Graham McNeill’s explosive Forges of Mars trilogy – Priests of Mars, Lords of Mars, and Gods of Mars into a special edition boxed set. It also features a short story, Zero Day Exploit.
If you want more tanks in your story, then check out Andy Clark’s Steel Tread that follows the footsteps of Hadeya Etsul as she takes charge of a dysfunctional Cadian tank crew.
Forge World has six new releases for you to expand your games of Aeronautica Imperialis and Adeptus Titanicus.
You can get Aeronautica ImperialisMarauder Colossus Bombers. They’re armed with huge colossus bombs. For $55 you get enough to make two.
The Aeronautica Imperialis Marauder Pathfinders are equipped with a suite of sensor equipment to act as support to Imperial Navy aircraft. The kit comes with two for $55.
The Aeronautica Imperialis Remora Drones features two models for $25. Armed with burs cannon and seeker missiles, they’re a great addition to the T’au Air Caste.
Blast Void Shields down with the Adeptus Titanicus Reaver Titan Volkite Eradicator. It can also be used to tear apart Knights and damaged Titans. Compatible with the plastic Reaver Titan, it’s available for $18.
The Adeptus Titanicus Warlord Titan Volkite Destructor is an arm-mounted weapon and versatile weapons choice, effective against Void Shields and capable of reducing Knights or damaged Titans to scrap. The Adeptus Titanicus Warlord Titan Volkite Destructor is compatible with the plastic Warlord Titan and retails for $24.
The Adeptus Titanicus Warhound Titan Volkite Eradicator is also good against Void Shields and tearing apart Knights and damaged Titans. Compatible with the plastic Warhoud Titan, it retails for $18.
This week’s pre-orders from Games Workshop and Forgeworld are full of Blood Bowl goodness. The second season box set has arrived with lots of new releases to help you get into the game too! All the prices below are in US dollars.
Blood Bowl: Second Season Edition has everything you nede to dive into the game of fantasy football. It includes the full hardback rulebook, two new teams and so much more. On top of the teams, there’s a pair of referees, a double-sided pitch, two dugouts, two sets of dice, and all of the templates, tokens, and counters you need to play.
The Imperial Nobles is a brand new team to the game. The Bögenhafen Barons, is made up of Linemen, Bodyguards, Blitzers, and Throwers. They can also call on the talents of Star Player Griff Oberwald and the brute force of an Ogre, both are included in the box set!
They’ll face another new team to the pitch, the Black Orc team, the Thunder Valley Greenskins. They feature a line-up of Black Orcs and Goblin Bruisers, they also have legendary Star Player Varag Ghoul-Chewer and a Trained Troll. Both are included in the boxed set too!
But, if you don’t want the new box set and instead are just focused on the new rules, Games Workshop has you covered. Blood Bowl: The Official Rules will also be available as a separate hardback book and ePub. It has the updated rules, lots of lore, rules for league and exhibition games, a roster for all 21 current Blood Bowl teams, and details for 23 Star Players.
Along with the box set and rulebook, you’ll also be able to get Special Play cards. These are useable by all of the Blood Bowl teams and have help even the odds against better teams. There’s Dirty Tricks, Magical Memorabilia, and even Prayers to Nuffle!
You’ll be able to show off your Necromantic Horrors appreciation with a dedicated set of dice, pitch, and a team card pack. The pitch comes with two dugouts and optional special rules. The cards help track the team’s stats and includes 16 Special Play cards.
And how about a new treeman to field for your teams? Akhorne the Squirrel is also making his long-awaited Blood Bowl debut… there’s also a Treeman underneath! The kit allows you to build two different Treemen to hire for your team.
What about old teams already released? No need to worry, they’ll be repackaged for the new edition featuring rules for the second season. A number of them will also be released for pre-order this coming week as well.
White Dwarf #458 is coming with some gifts! The issue features new cards for Adeptus Titanicus, Necromunda, Aeronautica Imperialis, Warcry, and Blood Bowl. Inside there’s also a continuation of the Warhammer 40,000 Flashpoint series, looking at the Argovon Campaign, a Battle Report for Warhammer Age of Sigmar, and a Wizards’ Duel minigame for the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game.
Forge World gets into the Blood Bowl fun with… a Zoat!? Zolcath the Zoat is a star Blitzer ready to be hired and add strength and toughness to any team he plays for. He’ll be released on Saturday, unlike the usual Fridays for Forge World releases.
On Friday, Forge World will release two new patterns of Questoris Knight for Adeptus Titanicus. The Magaera is armed with the destructive lightning cannon, which can obliterate smaller targets and cause damage to larger ones thanks to the Blast and Rending traits. Its sister Knight, the Styrix, is armed with a volkite chieorovile – the perfect weapon for stripping void shields from enemy Titans. Both are armed with a Hekaton siege claw, meaning they can finish off anything that survives their deadly barrages at close range.
These Knights are also equipped with ionic flare shields, giving them great protection as they quickly move into position. Any Princeps will definitely want to add a Banner of these Knights to their force.
Warhammer gets some love too with the fifth Gotrek & Felix omnibus. It sees the duo taking on the forces of Chaos, the Serpent Queen Khalida, and a host of other dangerous foes across two novels, four novellas, and a series of short stories.