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It’s a Packed Pre-Order Release Week with Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer Underworlds, Blood Bowl, and Lord of the Rings

Games Workshop has taken a few weeks off for new releases but are back with a week packed with releases that will make the wallet hurt. Check out below for everything you can get starting today.

Expand your Drukhari and Adepta Sororitas with the Piety and Pain box. The campaign box features both armies along with a 32-page campaign book featuring datasheets, missions, Crusade rules, and Theatre of War rules for urban areas.

The Adepta Sororitas army includes five heavy-weapon toting Retributors with a pair of Armorium Cherubs, a heavily armoured Immolator, and a Palatine – a new hero with head and weapons options.

The Drukhari force is a swift Wych Cult warband led by the legendary duellist Lelith Hesperax. The stunning new plastic model of this beloved character is joined by ten Wyches, five winged Scourges, and a Venom.

Piety and Pain

You’ll be able to take advantage of the new codex for the Drukhari which allows you to use your Kabals, Wych Cults, and Haemoculus Covens. It’s everything you need to play. It comes in a regular and collector’s edition.

Drukhari codex

Expand your forces with the Combat Patrol: Drukhari. The box set features 18 plastic models that’s themed around the Kabals. It features an Archon leading 10 Kabalite Warriors and five Incubi into battle with a Raider and Ravager.

Combat Patrol: Drukhari

Along with the new codex you can get the Drukhari datacards and dice.

Also out for Warhammer 40,000 is The Book of Rust, the first act in the War Zone Charadon series.

This campaign book tells the story of the Death Guard invasion of the Charadon sector, home to the vital forge world Metalica. Led by Typhus himself, the followers of Nurgle swarm across the sector, with the Imperium’s defenders standing against them and the piratical Drukhari taking advantage of the anarchy to plunder and pillage.

It features three codex supplements, three armies of Renown, and help to bring together games in a narrative. There’s a regular and collector’s edition.

The Book of Rust

Crusade Mission Pack: Plague Purge adds rules for Crusade games. Designed to work with the rules in The Book of Rust, this expansion includes 24 Crusade missions – six for each game size – along with rules for playing Plague Purge Crusades and a suite of Agendas, Requisitions, and Stratagems. It also includes the basic rules for Warhammer 40,000, making it a handy reference guide while you play.

Crusade Mission Pack: Plague Purge

The Seraphon debuts in Warhammer Underworlds: Direchasm with the Starblood Stalkers. The warband mixes strong and agile fighters.

Starblood Stalkers

Expand your games of Blood Bowl with a new field, team card pack, and dice and with a Halfling theme.

Merry and Pippin and Treebeard enter the battle for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game. It’s the largest kit for the game in years.

Middle-earth fans can also grab a dice set themed around the Ents of Fangorn Forest.

Black Library also has a lot of releases for those who want to spend some time reading. Dan Abnett‘s Ravenor Returned gets a limited edition release. Silent Hunters is a new tale of the vicious Carcharodons Space Marines written by Edoardo Albert. Blood of the Emperor is an anthology of six stories from some of your favorite authors. Finally, Josh ReynoldsManflayer comes to paperback.

Death Zone Returns to Blood Bowl and Brings More OPtions to the Pitch

Blood Bowl: Death Zone

When it comes to Blood Bowl, the words “Death Zone” have a special meaning. Death Zone has been the title to numerous expansions to the game bringing new rules and ways to play. Games Workshop has revealed Blood Bowl: Death Zone, which will do exactly that for the second season edition.

Blood Bowl: Death Zone is the first major supplement for the game bringing with it a wide variety of rules and additions to the tabletop miniature game.

Within Blood Bowl: Death Zone, coaches will find a variety of Mercenary players. Not as well known as Star Players, they can bring crucial skills to teams to fill in a weak spot on the roster. Mercenary players are in five broad categories with a lot of options.

Also featured within Blood Bowl: Death Zone are new environments to play your matches. You can take your games deep underground or play in a frozen blizzard.

The popular “Sevens” comes to Blood Bowl: Death Zone as well. The game is a fun variant for Blood Bowl perfect to bring in new players, practice, or some fun. Sevens features smaller teams and a smaller pitch. With a “smaller” format, the game is faster to set up and play.

Blood Bowl: Death Zone Sevens

Blood Bowl: Death Zone also features new inducements, options for various types of stadiums, unique balls, special match events, and more!

We’ll have more updates as they’re revealed.

The Blood Bowl Pitch Gets Two Star Players with Skrull Halfheight and Gretchen Wächter

Forge World has two new releases today for Blood Bowl. You can add new star players to your teams or just get some awesome figures to enjoy!

Star Player Skrull Halfheight has achieved Blood Bowl immortality in more ways than one – not only is he Undead, but he’s a thrower the likes of which has never been seen among the Dwarfs. Add this Hall of Famer to your Sylvanian Spotlight or Worlds Edge Superleague team to add some deft passing moves to your playbook.

The Undead Dwarf Thrower, Skrull Halfheight can play for both Undead and Dwarf teams. The figure retails for $30 and is a 7 piece resin model.

Skrull Halfheight Blood Bowl

She may be a Star Player, but Gretchen Wächter famously hates the game. Yet her fury makes this vengeful spectre formidable indeed – she terrifies opponents with her mournful, unnatural wailing and slips through tightest cages to sack the ball carrier thanks to her incorporeal form. She makes for a (no) handy asset to any Sylvanian Spotlight team.

Gretchen Wächter can be induced to play for any Sylvanian Spotlight team. The figure retails for $30 and the resin model comes in 7 pieces.

Gretchen Wächter Blood Bowl

Dark Angels, Space Marines, Khagra’s Ravagers, Blood Bowl, and More Come to Games Workshop’s Pre-Orders Next Week

Next Sunday, the sons of the Lion make their Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition debut. With the new Dark Angels companion to Codex: Space Marines, they’ll once again be able to take up their search for the Fallen once more.

The new Codex Supplement: Dark Angels will be available for pre-order next weekend. It features datasheets, Warlord Traits, Relics, psychic discipline, as well as Crusade campaign rules.

You can get it as a regular and collector’s edition.

You can keep better track of your forces with Datacards: Dark Angels.

Datacards: Dark Angels

But what about expanding your force? The Combat Patrol: Dark Angels has you covered. It features a Primaris Chaplain, Redemptor Dreadnought, Inceptors, and Intercessors. The force has a Power Level of around 25 and a solid way to get a start.

Combat Patrol: Dark Angels

There’s also new reinforcements for Space Marine forces in general!

The Storm Speeder is coming and can be assembled into three variants. You can build the anti-infantry Hailstrike, the armour-melting Hammerstrike, and the warhead-launching Thunderstrike.

A multipart kit of Bladeguard Veterans delivers three elite Space Marines, each with master-crafted power swords, storm shields, and heavy bolt pistols.

Bladeguard Veterans

If you need some tank-busting power, the Primaris Eradicators are coming as well. Featuring reinforced Mark X Gravis armor, they can be equipped with a deadly melta rifle or heavy melta rifle as standard. There’s also a single multi-melta as an optional upgrade.

Primaris Eradicators

The Necrons also get some reinforcement with the Psychomancer. They use their knowledge to overload their opponent with a mental onslaught.

Psychomancer

A new warband comes to Warhammer Underworlds: Direchasm. Khagra’s Ravagers have the ability to desecrate objectives forcing opponents to face the warband in combat to win.

Black Library has a bunch of new releases.

Dawn of Fire: The Gate of Bones is the second book in the Dawn of Fire series. It’s written by Andy Clark and is available in a special edition, paperback, ebook, and MP3 audiobook.

Siege of Terra: Saturnine returns but this time in paperback.

Siege of Terra: Saturnine

The second season of Warhammer Horror stories continues with The Deacon of Wounds by David Annandale. What happens when faith is misplaced and light becomes darkness?

The Deacon of Wounds

Blood Bowl gets two new additions from Forge World.

Skrull Halfheight is an Undead Dwarf which is rare but one that specializes in passing!? Skrull Halfheight can play for Sylvanian Spotlight and World’s Edge Superleague teams.

Skrull Halfheight

Gretchen Wächter is coming as well and she’ll deliver the hits easily slipping through the smallest gaps to sack the ball carrier.

Gretchen Wächter

Gretchen Wächter Comes to the Blood Bowl Pitch!

Games Workshop has revealed a brand new star player figure coming soon to Blood Bowl, Gretchen Wächter from Forge World!

The star player has an interesting ability, “Incorporeal”, which allows her to modify the dice roll by adding her Strength characteristic to it after making an Agility test to dodge. She can use the ability once per game.

She’s not cheap, coming in at 260,000 GPs.

Available for Shambling Undead or Necromantic Horror teams, Gretchen Wächter will be available for pre-order on Friday the 29th of January.

Gretchen Wächter

Get Ready for Kick-Off with this Weekend’s Blood Bowl: Season Two Pre-Order

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.

Pre-Order – $140

Blood Bowl: Second Season Edition

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!

Bögenhafen Barons

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!

Thunder Valley Greenskins

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.

Pre-Order – $50 for Book, ePub

 Blood Bowl: The Official Rules

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!

Pre-order – $27

Special Play cards

And with a new edition comes new teams! The Wolfenburg Crypt-Stealers features Zombies, Ghouls, Wraiths, Werewolves, and Flesh Golems mixing up speed and strength… with a little Regeneration too!

Pre-Order – $40

Wolfenburg Crypt-Stealers

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.

Pre-Order Cards – $27
Pre-Order Pitch – $47
Pre-Order Dice – $15

You’ll also learn all about the team with a new issue of Spike! Issue #11 of the Blood Bowl Journal focuses on the Necromantic Horrors and everything you need to know to get the team on the field.

Pre-Order – $15

Spike! Issue #11

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.

Pre-Order – $32

Blood Bowl Treeman

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.

Pre-Order – $9

White Dwarf #458

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.

Pre-Order $58

Zolcath the Zoat

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.

Pre-Order Magera – $50
Pre-Order Styrix – $50

And Black Library is also getting to the game with some Blood Bowl collections, Death on the Pitch: Extra Time and The Blood Bowl Omnibus!

Pre-Order Death on the Pitch: Extra Time – $16
Pre-Order The Blood Bowl Omnibus – $21

The first volume of Dan Abnett‘s classic Inquisition series, Ravenor is being re-released in a limited edition signed by the author.

Pre-Order – $60

Ravenor

The Solar War is the first part of the Siege of Terra series and sees the Traitors take on the might defenses of the Sol System.

Pre-Order – $9.99

The Solar War

You can keep track of Horus’ approach with a new map of the Sol System as it was when the Traitors arrived.

Pre-Order – $65

Sol System

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.

Pre-Order – $21

fifth Gotrek & Felix omnibus

For two weeks, ten classic editions of Inferno! will be available for Print on Demand. They’re full of short stories, artwork, and articles diving into the world of Warhammer.

Pre-Order – $80

Inferno!

Finally, The Guns of Tanith will soon be getting an audiobook!

The Guns of Tanith

There’s Blood on the Pitch as Blood Bowl: Season Two Arrives for Pre-Order Next Week Plus a Zoat Starplayer!

Next week’s pre-orders from Games Workshop and Forgeworld are full of Blood Bowl goodness. The second season box set arrives with lots of new releases too!

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.

Blood Bowl: Second Season Edition

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!

Bögenhafen Barons

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!

Thunder Valley Greenskins

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.

 Blood Bowl: The Official Rules

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!

Special Play cards

And with a new edition comes new teams! The Wolfenburg Crypt-Stealers features Zombies, Ghouls, Wraiths, Werewolves, and Flesh Golems mixing up speed and strength… with a little Regeneration too!

Wolfenburg Crypt-Stealers

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.

You’ll also learn all about the team with a new issue of Spike! Issue #11 of the Blood Bowl Journal focuses on the Necromantic Horrors and everything you need to know to get the team on the field.

Spike! Issue #11

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.

Blood Bowl Treeman

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.

White Dwarf #458

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.

Zolcath the Zoat

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.

And Black Library is also getting to the game with some Blood Bowl collections, Death on the Pitch: Extra Time and The Blood Bowl Omnibus!

The first volume of Dan Abnett‘s classic Inquisition series, Ravenor is being re-released in a limited edition signed by the author.

Ravenor

The Solar War is the first part of the Siege of Terra series and sees the Traitors take on the might defenses of the Sol System.

The Solar War

You can keep track of Horus’ approach with a new map of the Sol System as it was when the Traitors arrived.

Sol System

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.

fifth Gotrek & Felix omnibus

For two weeks, ten classic editions of Inferno! will be available for Print on Demand. They’re full of short stories, artwork, and articles diving into the world of Warhammer.

Inferno!

Finally, The Guns of Tanith will soon be getting an audiobook!

The Guns of Tanith

Games Workshop Reveals More Blood Bowl: Second Season Edition

During their latest preview, Games Workshop revealed more of what we can expect in the next edition of Blood Bowl, Blood Bowl: Second Season Edition.

Blood Bowl is a fantasy miniature game for the tabletop where you manage a football team, everything from hiring to dealing with injuries. It’s truly fantasy football!

The new edition is a big update in the rules promising a smoother gameplay. Already we know there will be an addition of a “pass” statistic.

But, what’s inside the box?

The game really comes with everything that’s needed to play for once. There’s 2 complete teams, including Big Guys, 2 star players, 2 referee, rules, dice, markers neded to play, a double-sided pitch and dugouts, and footballs!

The first team is the Bögenhafen Barons who are led by Griff Oberwald, and they bring along an Ogre.

The Thunder Valley Greenskins have hired Varag Ghoul-Chewer and convinced a Trained Troll to join them.

Two refrees are included in the game, both are also new models and are an Elf and Dwarf to help prevent cheating in the field.

Blood Bowl: Second Season Edition

The double-sided pitch is fantastic evoking the classic “astrogranite” field from the 2nd edition of the game.

The rulebook is full-color hardback and features profiles for every team and Star Player currently in the game. Games Workshop says that nearly every aspect of the game has been “tweaked and tightened” to make it easier to play.

Blood Bowl: Second Season Edition

But, there’ll be more than just the box set coming! The already revealed Necromantic Horror team will be the first team to be released and that includes a new issue of Spike! Journal with rules for the team inside the magazine.

Spike! Journal #11

Not enough Blood Bowl for you? THere’ll be two books released from Black Library. collected some of the best Blood Bowl stories ever told in Death on the Pitch and the Blood Bowl Omnibus.

Death on the Pitch and the Blood Bowl Omnibus

Da Black Orcs are Coming to Blood Bowl. Waaagh!

A new season/edition of Games Workshop‘s Blood Bowl is coming and with it a brand new team, the Black Orcs!

The Black Orcs are bigger, thougher, and smarter than regular Orcs. They’re the best the Orcs have to offer. A little grumpy, they take the game seriously with a disciplined approach to the game… smashing the other team into the ground.

The team of course features Black Orcs, but it’s the Goblins who may be the stars. Goblins are used to boost the running game. Along with Trolls, the Goblins aren’t your typical ones. They’re highly trained as well and much more reliable when it comes to what goes on in the pitch.

But, with the Black Orcs comes a new take on the classic Varag Ghoul-Chewer, one of the nastiest orcs around.

Blood Bowl is Getting a New Season

After leaks hit the internet yesterday, Games Workshop has confirmed that a new edition new season of Blood Bowl is coming this “holiday season.”

The new edition adds new “tactical depth” to the game on and off the field. There’s some enhancements to the mechanics of the game like passing but there’s also changes to injuries, experience, and Star Player Points.

And of course, new teams and new models!

A new team looks like it’s coming with the main box set, the Imperial Nobility. This team is focused on purchasing the best players money can buy and that includes Griff Oberwald!

Check out the new miniatures below and a teaser video of what’s to come!

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