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Games Workshop Pre-Order Previews: Age of Sigmar Battleforces, Warcry, and new Dungeon Bowl!?

Games Workshop is gearing up for the holiday season with its first wave of Battleforces along with new Warcry and a surprise Blood Bowl release. See what’s coming to pre-orders next week.

Daughters of Khaine: Khainite Slaughter-Coven

Spill blood with this box! It features a Slaughter Queen on Cauldron of Blood (which can be built as a Bloodwrack Shrine or a Hag Queen on Cauldron of Blood), five Melusai Blood Sisters (who can be built as Blood Stalkers), five Khinerai Heartrenders (who can be built as Lifetakers), five Doomfire Warlocks, and 10 Witch Aelves (who can be built as Sisters of Slaughter).

Retail value: $302

Daughters of Khaine: Khainite Slaughter-Coven

Orruk Warclans: Kruleboyz Swamp-Lurkers

Step out the swamp with Swampboss Skumdrekk and Gobsprakk, the Mouth of Mork (who can also be built as a Snatchaboss on Sludgeraker Beast and Killaboss on Corpse-rippa Vulcha, respectively). They lead three Man-Skewer Boltboyz and 10 Gutrippaz.

Retail value: $165

Orruk Warclans: Kruleboyz Swamp-Lurkers

Gloomspite Gitz: Stampeding Squigalanche

The Squiqalanche consists of a Loonboss on Giant Cave Squig, two Mangler Squigs (who can be ridden by Loonbosses), 10 Squig Hoppers (who can be assembled as Boingrot Bounders), and a 12-strong Squig Herd.

Retail value: $228

Gloomspite Gitz: Stampeding Squigalanche

Skaven: The Verminous Host

It features Grey Seer on Screaming Bell (which can also be built as a Plague Priest on Plague Furnace), a Warlock Bombardier, three Stormfiends, a whopping 40 Clanrats, and 40 Plague Monks.

Retail value: $338

Skaven: The Verminous Host

Nighthaunt: Legion Of Grief

You’ll haunt the table with Lady Olynder, Mortarch of Grief, a Black Coach, 10 Bladeghast Revenants, 10 Dreadscythe Harridans, and 10 Grimghast Reapers.

Retail value: $330

Nighthaunt: Legion Of Grief

Sylvaneth: Revenant Wargrove

Featuring Drycha Hamadreth leads two Treelords (which can alternatively be built as a Spirit of Durthu or a Treelord Ancient), 10 Spite-Revenants (which can be built as Tree-Revenants), and 16 Sylvaneth Dryads.

Retail value: $210

Sylvaneth: Revenant Wargrove

Stormcast Eternals: Thunderstrike Spearhead

You’ll get a Knight-Relictor, three heavily armed Annihilators, 10 Vanquishers, and 10 Vigilors armed with stormcaller bows. Finally, there’s a pair of swift and deadly Stormdrake Guards (one of which can alternately be built as a Knight-Draconis).

Retail value: $325

Stormcast Eternals: Thunderstrike Spearhead

Originally available in the Arcane Cataclysm boxed set, you can how get the Curseling, Eye of Tzeentch.

Curseling, Eye of Tzeentch

Scinari Enlightener joins the ranks of the Lumineth Realm-lords. Bring some immense magical power to the tabletop.

Scinari Enlightener

Warcry gets some big releases starting with Warcry: Sundered Fate. The Jade Obelisk or on a mission and the Hunters of Huanchi aren’t happy with the desecration. The boxed set features 23 miniatures, terrain, a gaming board, warband tome, fighter and ability cards, battleplan cards, and rules to play!

If you want some scenery, there’s also the Ravaged Lands: Gnarlwood Watchcamp. It collects a grisly glade of Ghurish terrain first released in Warcry: Heart of Ghur.

Ravaged Lands: Gnarlwood Watchcamp

The Horns of Hashut are coming! The 10 miniatures, including Ruinators, Demolishers – one of whom is armed with the deadly Flamehurler – and Shatterers. They’re also usable in Slaves to Darkness armies for Warhammer Age of Sigmar.

Horns of Hashut

Maybe the Rotmire Creed are more your thing? This warband contains a Witherlord, a Bloated One, two Carrion Catchers, and six Mirefolk Outcasts. The Rotmire Creed can also serve as a sneaky vanguard unit for the Maggotkin of Nurgle in Warhammer Age of Sigmar.

Rotmire Creed

Warband Tome: Rot and Ruin is a 64-page book containing the background information for the Horns of Hashut and the Rotmire Creed. There are also quests for both warbands and two campaign arcs.

Warband Tome: Rot and Ruin

The original Warcry warbands are returning. You can pick up all of the original eight warbands from the eight Mortal Realms, plus the spidery Tarantulos Brood, the brutish Darkoath Savagers, and Khainite Shadowstalkers. These updated boxes don’t include fighter or ability cards, all those rules are free to download. And you can use them in Warhammer: Age of Sigmar!

There’s also returning Warcry Monsters! Use them in games of Warcry or as part of your Slaves to Darkness armies.

Warcry Monsters

There’s also four dice packs coming. One for each of the Horns of Hashut, the Rotmire Creed, the Hunters of Huanchi, and the Jade Obelisk warbands.

In a bit of a surprise, Dungeon Bowl: Death Match is coming! This first expansion for Dungeon Bowl pits the College of Death against the College of Life in an almighty clash between two teams of mixed players, new Dungeon Tiles, tokens, and more.

Dungeon Bowl: Death Match

Blood Bowl Spike! Presents: 2022 Almanac! will be available as a hardback or ePub collecting the Norse and Amazon issues of Spike!. There’s also rules for eight new star players.

Blood Bowl Spike! Presents: 2022 Almanac!

Warhammer: The Horus Heresy gets upgrade packs.

The Night Lords MKVI Legion Upgrades features helmets, heads, and shoulder pads.

Flesh is weak, so upgrade your force with the Iron Hands MKVI Legion Upgrades.

Sanguinius: The Great Angel (Special Edition) is written by Chris Wraight and features gold page edges, leather-effect covers, and more. You can also get it in the standard hardback, eBook, or audio editions.

The Soul Drinkers Omnibus II by Ben Counter continues the saga collecting books four, five, and six, along with a novella.

The Soul Drinkers Omnibus II

Hallowed Ground by Richard Strachan is a family affair for the ven Densts, as Gloria sets off on her father’s trail in the aftermath of the great siege led by Kragnos, in order to discover a dark secret that spells doom for the city of Excelsis.

Hallowed Ground

Get the 12 Tales of Christmas eShorts Subscription, 12 eShorts from a range of Black Library writers.

12 Tales of Christmas eShorts Subscription

Mortarion: Le Roi Blême is the French edition of Mortarion: The Pale King.

Mortarion: Le Roi Blême

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Dive into the Nethermaze with Warhammer Underworlds

This feels like a really quick announcement to release but Warhammer Underworlds is going from Harrowdeep into the Nethermaze with a new starter set. The boxed set features the Shadeborn consisting of four Khainite Shadowstalkers taking on Skuttershank’s Clawpack, Skaven from Clans Eshin.

The new core set contains everything you need to get going with Warhammer Underworlds, including a rulebook, 11 dice, 114 tokens, two double-sided boards, and a mammoth number of cards. These include fighter cards and a complete 32-card Rivals deck for each of the new warbands, as well as a set of 48 entirely new universal cards, and 36 Grand Alliance cards split evenly between Order, Chaos, Death, and Destruction.

Also coming are the Exiled Dead. Necromancy and forbidden technology raise the dead and harness the power of electricity… as well as dark magic. The set features 32 Exiled Dead cards, the set also comes with 20 universal objective, upgrade, and gambit cards, as well as three more cards for each Grand Alliance.

The Exiled Dead

That’s not all for Warhammer Underworlds! Harrowdeep‘s two forces will be released on their own. You can get Xandire’s Truthseekers and Da Kunnin’ Krew, along with their complete Rivals decks.

Black Library is packed with releases.

Throne of Light is the fourth installment of the Dawn of Fire series by Guy Haley. Throne of Light brings an ancient enemy to the fore – one that Roboute Guilliman himself has reason to dread. The Word Bearers, led by Kor Phaeron, have their sights set on the Segmentum Solar.

There’s a special edition that’s signed and numbered with leather-effect binding, ribbed spine, gilt lettering and page edges, plus a gold ribbon bookmark. It also features an additional short story and map.

Gotrek Gurnisson: Soulslayer by Darius Hinks features Gotrek and his companions march to war in Chamon – only for their plans to be ruined when a band of aquatic aelven raiders decide his soul, burning brightly as it does, is too good a prize to pass up.

Gotrek Gurnisson: Soulslayer

Soul Drinker by Ben Counter gets a 20th Anniversary Edition.

Soul Drinker

There are new French and German editions as well. Flesh and Steel arrives in French while Skavenslayer and Sons of the Emperor: An Anthology gets a German release. All are available in paperback and eBook editions.

There’ll also be something new to collect as Panini and Games Workshop team up for Warhammer 40,000 Stickers and Cards. The release features over 200 collectible stickers and cards. There’s a Starter Pack that includes a sticker album, an exclusive limited-edition Vindicare Assassin card, a collector’s cardholder, and four packs of stickers and hero cards. Also available are an Album Stickers and Cards Multi Pack, containing six packs, or a Album Stickers and Cards Box, loaded with a whopping 36 full packs.

Warhammer stores will also have free sticker albums to give away while stocks last, and individual card packs for sale.

Warhammer 40,000 Stickers and Cards

Space Wolves, Deathwatch, and more are Here in this Week’s Games Workshop Pre-Order

Space Marines get more options in this week’s new pre-orders from Games Workshop. Deathwatch and Space Wolves get their codex releases along with Combat Patrols and more. There’s also something for Ork players and those looking for a better way to hold on to their figures for painting. Check out what you can pre-order now.

Space Wolves are here with two versions of their codex. You can get the collector’s edition for $65 and the regular version for $30.

You can keep track of your Space Wolves with Datacards: Space Wolves for $15 and show off your loyalty with the Space Wolves Dice Set for $35.

But what’s a codex without some models to build your force? GW has you covered!

Combat Patrol: Space Wolves retails for $140 and features 1 Primaris Lieutenant, 1 Invictor Tactical Warsuit, 10 Primaris Intercessors, 5 Primaris Reivers, and 2 Space Wolves Primaris Upgrade Frames.

Combat Patrol: Space Wolves

The Hounds of Morkai retail for $45 and are an elite choice who are adept at hunting enemy psykers! The set includes 5 Primaris Reivers and a Space Wolves Primaris Upgrade Frame.

Hounds of Morkai

Ragnar Blackmane is here to lead your force. The miniature retails for $40.

Ragnar Blackmane

The Deathwatch have arrived as well. You can now build your force of xenos-hunters with their brand-new codex. The collector’s edition retails for $65 while the regular edition is $30.

You can keep track of your Deathwatch with Datacards: Deathwatch for $15 and show off your loyalty with the Deathwatch Dice Set for $35.

The Combat Patrol: Deathwatch retails for $140 and features 1 Primaris Lieutenant, 1 Primaris Apothecary, 10 Primaris Intercessors, 3 Primaris Aggressors, and 2 Deathwatch Upgrade Frames.

Combat Patrol: Deathwatch

But, there’s also something for Space Marine players as a whole. You add some fast attack forces to your force with a set of Outriders. The box set retails for $60 and features 3 miniatures that are push-fit! There’s also a Primaris Space Marines Transfer Sheet included.


Orktober is over but you can pre-order Ghazghkull Thraka is now available for pre-order. The figure previously only available in a limited box set retails for $65 and features Ghazghkull Thraka and Makari!

Ghazghkull Thraka

And GW is making it easier to get a grip and paint those new figures. An upgraded Citadel Colour Painting Handle is now avaible for $12.50. It features an extended grip to make it easier to hold.

Citadel Colour Painting Handle

Black Library has some new releases as well!

Experience a classic tale of Captain Leonatos and his Blood Angels in the full-color update of Bloodquest. Created by Gordon Rennie and Colin MacNeil, it retails for $30.

Bloodquest Vol. 1

Deathwatch: The Long Vigil retails for $27 in hardback and is an all-action tales of alien-killing from a variety of authors in an anthology that showcases the Deathwatch at their very best.

Stories include:

  • Messiah Complex by Steve Parker
  • The Shadow of the Saints by Ben Counter
  • The Crueltymaker’s Kingdom by Marc Collins
  • The Nihilus Edge by Justin D. Hill
  • Sorrowcrown by Nicholas Wolf
  • Awakened by Sarah Cawkwell
  • Brother to Dishonour by David Guymer
  • The Last Word by Phil Kelly
  • Entombed by Andy Clark
Deathwatch: The Long Vigil

Darkness in the Blood retails for $27 in the hardback version focuses on rebuilding a broken empire after the Devastation of Baal. It’s written by Guy Haley.

Darkness in the Blood