Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Warhammer 40K Battleforces, the final Cursed City expansion, Necromunda, and more arrive!
If you’re looking to start or expand your Warhammer 40K forces, next week is a great opportunity with the release of this year’s Battleforce boxes.
Adepta Sororitas – Sanctorum Guard
The Sisters of Battle are bringing their praises of the Emperor with this boxed set. It features Morvenn Vahl, six Paragon Warsuits, five Celestian Sacresants, and Battle Sisters Squad (which can be built as Celestians or Dominions).
Retail value: $320
Adeptus Custodes – Watchers of The Gate
The Emperor’s warriors, the Adeptus Custodes are represented with the Watchers of The Gate. Captain-General Trajann Valoris leads three Vertus Praetors on Dawneagle jetbikes (which can also build a Shield Captain), three Allarus Custodians (which can build a Shield-Captain and a Vexilus Praetor), and it mostly features 15 Custodian Guard which can be built as Shield Captains and Vexilus Praetors.
Retail value: $282
Adeptus Mechanicus – Elimination Maniple
Belisarius Cawl commands the Adeptus Mechanicus in this set which contains a pair of Kastelan Robots with Cybernetic Datasmith handler, six Kataphron Destroys (or Breachers), and a unit of Skitarii Vanguard which can be built as Rangers.
Retail value: $310
Imperial Knights – Chainbreaker Lance
The Imperial Knights feature an intriguing box. Knight Preceptor Canis Rex leads two ranged Helverins and two close-range Warglaives.
Retail value: $340
Death Guard – Council of The Death Lord
Mortarion, Daemon Primarch of Nurgle is front and center for this box. It also features five Brightlord Terminators and 14 Plague Marines.
Retail value: $330
Thousand Sons – Court of The Crimson King
Magnus the Red leads this Battleforce with three Exalted Sorcerors and 20 Rubric Marines. Not a Tazangor in sight!
Retail value: $340
Imperial Fists – Bastion Strike Force
Tor Garadon commands this force that features three Primaris Aggressors, 15 Heavy Intercessors, as well as Imperial Fists Primaris Upgrades and transfers.
Retail value: $319
Raven Guard – Ravenstrike Battleforce
The Raven Guard strike in this box led by Chapter Master Kayvaan Shrike. Also features is a Librarian in Phobos Armor, 10 Primaris Reivers, two Invictor Tactical Warsuits, and three Eliminators. There are also Raven Guard transfer sheets.
Retail value: $349
In a surprise, the Adeptus Mechanicus – Technoarcheologist is finally getting a release on its own. Originally released in the Escalation expansion for Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress, this is your chance to get this HQ choice that’s been hard to find up to this point!
Warhammer Quest: Cursed City – Nemesis is the final expansion to Warhammer Quest: Cursed City and is a web exclusive. Nemesis features new quests, new enemies, and more! You’ll need the previous expansion and required miniatures to play.
Necromunda gets a load of releases to help you dominate the Underhive and Ash Wastes.
Escher Cutters will have you speeding across the ash wastes in skimmers. The kit includes four machines that Leaders, Champions, and Prospects can ride. Options include heads, hair, and a choice of twin-linked heavy stubbers, grenade launchers, or plasma guns.
Go all in with Escher and also get Escher Tactics Cards and Ash Wastes Dice. There’s one for vehicles and another for battles in the underhive. Each contain 18 Escher specific cards and eight blank cards. The Tactics Cards contain new cards to use in the ash wastes, while the Escher Gang Tactics set is a reprint of a previous set, and the eight Escher-themed dice are coloured in stylish purple with luxurious golden ink. You get three regular D6s, three Necromunda injury dice, an ammo die, and a scatter die.
Forge World will release Athera, Blade of the Matriarch. Escher gangs can petition her for help with her master-crafted chainaxe. Athera is accompanied into battle by her grumpy Caryatid, Stix, who has the prescience to help them both avoid harm.
There’s also the Escher Shivver and Apprentice Clan Chymist. They’re a pair of specific Hangers-on. One can see into the future and the other reduces the choice of Chem-Alchemy Elixirs. Or maybe even turn deceased Matriarchs and Gang Queens into Death Maidens!
You can make your gang unique with the Escher Ash Wastes Upgrades. It features 10 new heads, 10 backpacks, and 10 flasks.
It’s not all Escher. Gorshiv Hammerfist is a massive slab of meat armed with power hammers named Wrack and Ruin. Add some muscle to your Goliath Gang!
If you’ve got the credits, the Underhive Traders are here to do business. They’re versed in the art of the deal and you get three figures in the pack.
Head out to the Ash Wastes with the Chronos Pattern Ironcrawler. This tracked beast features some hefty armor and blends plastic and resin.
From Black Library…
The Gotrek Gurnisson Collection rounds up all of Darius Hinks’ stories of Gotrek in the Mortal Realms in one lavish release, presented in a very fancy slipcase. There’s even a bonus, the never-before-seen story included – The Crown of Karak-Khazar – making it a must for every Gotrek superfan.
12 Tales of Christmas eShorts Subscription features stories by Danie Ware, Mike Brooks, Richard Strachan, David Annandale, and more will be released every other day from the 2nd of December until the 24th. You can get these 12 eShorts for the price of 10 if you sign up for the full subscription too.
Hammers of Sigmar: First Forged by Richard Strachan has Lord-Celestant Vandus Hammerhand leading a group of warriors across the Great Parch to tackle an old foe that will test even the First Forged to their limits.
Heirs of The Emperor is an anthology that collects 27 short stories from 17 authors, including five that have never been in print.
You’ll be able to get audiobooks for Gods of Mars, Orcslayer, and Rynn’s World.
And finally, Mortarion: Der Fahle König is a new German Black Library release.