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Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Contrast Paints, Necromunda, Blood Bowl made-to-order, and Horus Heresy!

Games Workshop has revealed what’s coming with next week’s pre-order. For those excited about the expansion of their paint line, you’ll be pleased.

Contrast Paints receive 25 new hues to add to your hobby table. This new round features fiery reds and oranges, icy blues, and vibrant greens and purples.

Contrast Paints

Joining them are Shades. All Shades have been reformatted to flow better into recesses decreasing the amount on flat surfaces. There are also seven new Shade paints being added to the range!

Shades

Also being released is White Scar Spray. It’s a bright white undercoat to start your model. It adds another option from the already existing cool white and creamy base from other sprays.

White Scar Spray

For Necromunda, you can get a Thatos Pattern Hab Modules Transfer Sheet.

Thatos Pattern Hab Modules Transfer Sheet

White Dwarf 478 features expanded rules for terrain in Kill Team and a new series of articles for the new edition of The Horus Heresy!

White Dwarf 478

Blood Bowl gets a trio of Made to Order. Get classic models like trophies, Chaos mutants, and Skaven mutants!

Finally Warhammer: The Horus Heresy gets accessories for Dark Angels and Iron Warriors.

Black Library has one offer, the Soulslayer audiobook, Gotrek’s latest misadventures in the Mortal Realms.

 Soulslayer

Rumbelow Sheepskin and Dire Wolf Heavy Scout Titans are available on Forge World

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!

Available for $36.

There’s also the Greenfield Grasshuggers Full Roster and Subs. For $198, you get:

1x Greenfield Grasshuggers Blood Bowl Team, containing:

  • 12x multi-part Halfling players
  • 3x Halfling team balls
  • 2x turn counters
  • 2x double-sided team tokens
    1x Treeman
    1x Deeproot Strongbranch
    1x Rumbelow Sheepskin

For Adeptus Titanicus, you can add the Dire Wolf Heavy Scout Titan with Neutron Laser or Dire Wolf Heavy Scout Titan with Volcano Cannon. Heavier variants of the Warhound Scout, they keep Knights at arm’s length with a carapace-mounted neutron laser or a carapace-mounted volcano cannon. You can get them for $55 each.

Magic: The Gathering Goes Beyond with its Warhammer 40,000 Collaboration

Wizards of the Coast revealed a lot of what’s coming soon for Magic: The Gathering and we’re excited for the collaboration with Games Workshop. Yes, Warhammer 40,000, Age of Sigmar, and Blood Bowl are all coming to Magic: The Gathering!

The two games combined with four 100-card Commander decks and three Secret Lair drops. But, you’ll also be able to use those cards in Commander, Legacy, and Vintage.

As part of Magic: The Gathering’s “Universes Beyond” the four commander decks are:

  • Tyranid Swarm (green-blue-red)
  • Forces of the Imperium (white-blue-black)
  • Necron Dynasties (mono-black)
  • The Ruinous Powers (blue-black-red)

There’s a regular edition and “Collector’s Edition” which comes fully foiled with never-before-seen special surge foil.

The three Secret Lair drops go further into the worlds of Games Workshop:

  • Secret Lair x Warhammer 40,000: Orks
  • Secret Lair x Warhammer Age of Sigmar
  • Secret Lair x Blood Bowl

Previews of the cards begin on July 26 with the Secret Lair Drop running from August 12-22. A worldwide release for the set is August 12 with the Launch Weekend Event taking place August 12-14.

With the announcement, we also got the first previews of cards being released.

Since the commander format is all about legendary creatures and big plays, it should be no surprise that Abaddon, the Despoiler is getting a card. He’s the “face” of “The Ruinous Powers” deck.

Abaddon, the Despoiler

You’ll scream your loyalty to Khorn with Blood for the Blood God! Appropriately the cost to cast the card drops the more things die on the battlefield.

Blood for the Blood God!

Space Marine Vanguard Suppressors are a 3/2 creature and allows you to create a squad of them when the creature enters the battlefield through the token-related mechanic “Squad”.

Vanguard Suppressors

The promo card Fabricate can be yours if you go to your local game store on launch day. The card features Belisarius Cawl and allows you to search your library for an artifact card and put it in your hand.

Fabricate

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Witch-aelves, Nighthaunt, Middle-Earth, Adeptus Titanicus, and Blood Bowl!

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.

Battletome: Nighthaunt

You can show off your loyalty and keep track of your forces with the Nighthaunt Warscroll Cards and Dice.

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.

Battletome: Daughters of Khaine

Awlrach the Drowner is being released bringing spectral terror to the tabletop.

Awlrach the Drowner

Maybe you need range support for your Nighthaunt army? Then the Craventhrone Guard is what you’re looking for.

Craventhrone Guard

The Ethereal Court features three heroes – the Knight of Shrouds on Ethereal Steed, a Spirit Torment, and a Guardian of Souls.

Ethereal Court

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.

Vanguard: Idoneth Deepkin

Or how about Vanguard: Fyreslayers? A perfect start to your force, it features 26 hot-headed miniatures.

Vanguard: Fyreslayers

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!

Auric Runefather on Magmadroth

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.

Defence of the North

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.

 Fortress of Dol Guldur

Show off your favored army with the Easterling Dice Set.

Easterling Dice Set

The Easterling’s mysterious ruler also is coming with The Dragon Emperor of Rhûn.

The Dragon Emperor of Rhûn

You can also build out your force with the elite Easterling Black Dragon Warriors.

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.

Dale Commanders

The Dale Windlance is a war machine that fires fearsome Black Arrows as big as a man.

Dale Windlance

Blood Bowl gets a new release with Rumbelow Sheepskin! He’ll ram the other team and deliver touchdowns.

Rumbelow Sheepskin

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.

White Dwarf 476

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!

Trade Wood for Sheep with Rumbelow Sheepskin in Blood Bowl

A new starplayer has been revealed for Blood Bowl, Rumbelow Sheepskin! The character has some history as he is the first Halfling Star Player to be released since 1990!

The character is a terror on the field with his special ability “Ram” which allows him once a game to add an additional +1 modified to the Armour Roll or Injury Roll when an opposition player is Knocked Down as a result of a Block action.

The duo can play for teams associated with the Halfling Thimble Cup, Old World Classic, or Worlds Edge Superleague.

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: The Norsca Rampagers are Coming

Blood Bowl is the highlight for next week’s pre-orders from Games Workshop and Forge World.

The Norsca Rampagers are coming. The Blood Bowl team is an update to the classic Norse with new positionals and more! Though Berserkers, frenzied Ulfwerners punch holes in the opposition while the Valkyries score! Then there’s Beer Boars who give the team a mid-match pick-me-up.

Norsca Rampagers

You’ll need rules and that’s where Spike! Magazine 14 comes in. There are hints, tips, background, and lore to play the team in Blood Bowl and Dungeon Bowl!

Spike! Magazine 14

You can enhance your games with the Norse Team Card Pack as well as the Norse Team Dice. There’s also the Norse Pitch and Dugout which is double-sided and brings games home to the frozen lands. There’s special rules for playing on an icy surface!

What’s a team without Star Players and Big Guys? Forge World has you covered!

The Yhetee adds more punching power to your team.

 Yhetee

Skrorg Snowpelt is a bit more stylish, looking good while ripping the arms off of opposing players. He can inspire your team and pump up the crowds.

Skrorg Snowpelt

Thorsson Stoutmead has an arm on him. It’s good for throwing barrels of beer at opposing players.

Thorsson Stoutmead

Ivar Eriksson comes with Block, Guard, and Tackle which will absolutely come in handy for games.

Ivar Eriksson

The Yhetee is a big guy for Norse teams but the three Star Players can also be fielded by Dwarf, Halfling, Imperial Nobility, Old World Alliance, and Ogre teams.

Black Library also has releases for fans.

Bequin: Pariah gets a hardback edition. Book One of the Bequin series gets the special edition treatment, wrapped in a luxury hardback package with sumptuous tarot-style cover art. Signed and with an introduction by Dan Abnett, the edition is limited to 2,000 copies.

Sigismund: The Eternal Crusader by John French is the third book in the Horus Heresy Character Series. It arrives in hardback, eBook, and MP3.

Sigismund: The Eternal Crusader

Traitor Rock by Justin D. Hill sees Minka Lesk and the Cadian 101st fighting a meat-grinder mission that threatens to devour them.

Traitor Rock

McFarlane Toys gets a slew of releases. The artist’s proof Ymgarl Genestealer will be available from Warhammer stores in North America and from games-workshop.com – while the Ork Big Mek and the Primaris Reiver with Grapnel Launcher will be available from games-workshop.com and in selected North American Warhammer stores.

Five more McFarlane models are available on the same date – but only from the Los Angeles and Dallas Warhammer stores. These are all supplied ready-painted. Choose from a Genestealer, a Primaris Reiver, a Big Mek, and two Meganobs, one with a buzzsaw and the other a shoota.

McFarlane Warhammer 40K figures

There’s also an Adepta Sororitas print that’ll be available from selected Warhammer stories that features John Blanche artwork.

Adepta Sororitas John Blanche print

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.

Games Workshop Next Week: Black Library Celebration and Blood Bowl

The Black Library Celebration kicks off this week leading to a massive amount of pre-orders! Two new miniatures are being released for The Horus Heresy!

Fafnir Rann is ready to join your Imperial Fists wielding twin axes – the Hunter and the Headsman – ready to slice through traitor Marines.

Fafnir Rann

Dominion Zephon with the help of Arkhan Land’s bionics is ready to leap back into battle with his jump pack and volkite serpenta pistols.

Dominion Zephon

Sigismund: The Eternal Crusader by John French focuses on the legendary warrior Sigismund talking about his experiences reclaiming the galaxy. The book is signed by French and is limited to 2,500 copies. It comes with a soft-touch cover, black gilt page edges, and a ribbon bookmark.

Sigismund: The Eternal Crusader

Kragnos: Avatar of Destruction by David Guymer takes us to the Age of Sigmar as Kragnos awakens from his slumber. Available in hardback, ebook, and MP3 audiobook.

Kragnos: Avatar of Destruction

Eisenhorn: Xenos gets a new edition. It’s been 20 years since the release of Dan Abnett‘s classic. This anniversary hardback features 15 new color illustrations, author annotations, and a new afterword.

Eisenhorn: Xenos

The Successors is an anthology featuring Space Marines successor Chapters like the Crimson Fists and The Emperor’s Spears. The book is available in hardback, ebook, and MP3 audiobook.

The Successors

Astorath: Angel of Mercy by Guy Haley features Astorath the Grim drawn by the Black Rage to the planet Dulcis. Can they reclaim the world after Tyranids have decimated it? Get it as a hardback, ebook, or an MP3.

Astorath: Angel of Mercy

Saturnine by Dan Abnett is the fourth book in the Siege of Terra saga. It’ll be available in paperback for the first time and focuses on Rogal Dorn attempting to turn the tide of battle to win the war outright.

Saturnine

You can also get this map of the Lion’s Gate to help plan out your next attack in the Siege of Terra. It’s printed on cotton with faux leather wrap and an engraved metallic disc.

map of the Lion’s Gate

Witch Hunter and Cadian Blood are the two readers’ choices that will return to print! Witch Hunter is by CL Werner and Cadian Blood is by Aaron Demski-Bowden.

Witch Hunter and Cadian Blood

The Wolftime by Gav Thorpe is the third book in the Dawn of Fire series and is getting a French and German language release.

The Wolftime

Twice-dead King: Ruin by Nate Crowley also gets a French and German language release. A Necron Lord is seeking vengeance against those who expelled him from his own dynasty!

Twice-dead King: Ruin

Valdor: Birth of the Imperium by Chris Wraight takes us all the way back to the Unification Wars on Terra. It’ll be available in French and German for the first time.

Valdor: Birth of the Imperium

That’s a lot of books and you can keep track as to where you left off with the Eisenhorn bookmark.

Eisenhorn bookmark

For Blood Bowl, Fungus the Loon and Bomber Dribblesnot are coming! These star players are available for Goblin, Orc, Black Orc, Ogre, Skaven, Underworlds, and Snotling teams!

Fungus the Loon and Bomber Dribblesnot

T’au, Vigilus Alone, Blood Bowl, new JoyToy and More are available now from Games Workshop

The codex for Warhammer 40,000 are rolling out quickly in 2022! Codex: T’au Empire is one of the big releases available for pre-order now. It includes all the rules you need to field this army on the tabletop. You’ll find background lore, Crusade rules that allow you to start your own sphere of expansion, and more!

There are two editions including a collector’s edition featuring a premium soft-touch cover, printed page edges, and a black ribbon page marker.

Purchase: Collector’s Edition – $80Regular Edition – $50

Codex: T'au Empire

Darkstrider gets a new miniature complete with a cluster of scanning drones.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $35

Darkstrider

T’au Empire Ethereals provide spiritual guidance for the greater good. This is the first time this miniature has been released outside of the Start Collecting T’au box.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $30

T’au Empire Ethereals

Speaking of starting to collect, the Combat Patrol: T’au Empire arrives! Lead from the front with a Cadre Fireblade supported by a squad of Fire Warriors, while Stealth Battlesuits and a mighty Ghostkeel Battlesuit use their optic camouflage to flank the enemy, all guided by the wisdom of an Ethereal advisor.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $140

Combat Patrol: T’au Empire

Show off your belief in the greater good with the T’au Empire Dice Set.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $35

T’au Empire Dice Set

Keep track of your forces with the T’au Empire Datacards which act as an easy way to reference rules.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $25

T’au Empire Datacards

Getting some advanced tech with T’au Empire Forge World Kits. Add the destructive firepower of the massive KX139 Ta’unar Supremacy Armour, bring death from above with the AX 1-0 Tigershark, and recruit additional battlesuits in the form of the XV107 and XV109 variants at the same time as you buy your new codex.

That’s not the only thing coming for Warhammer 40,000. You’ll also be able to get War Zone Nachmund: Vigilus Alone. It features new rules and lore that takes you into the contested region and allow you to expand your narrative games. The supplement features an in-depth campaign system for Imperial and Chaos forces (plus xenos allies of convenience), extra Crusade rules for constructing an Army of Faith, a new Army of Renown for sneaky Space Marines, and a codex supplement for the angriest Adepta Sororitas, the Order of the Bloody Rose.

A collectors’ edition features a soft-touch cover with silver foil blocking, printed page edges, and a Vigilus poster that does double duty as a campaign tracker.

Purchase: Collector’s Edition – $80Regular Edition – $50

You’ll also be able to get Crusade Mission Pack: Wars of Faith. It contains everything you need to battle in the Nachmund SYstem. Raise sacred shrines, topple your opponent’s houses of heresy, and take out the blasphemers! It features Crusade rules, 24 new Crusade missions (six each for Combat Patrol-, Incursion-, Strike Force-, and Onslaught-sized games), requisitions, agendas, and Battle Traits, as well as a table of special upgrades for your priest.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $40

Crusade Mission Pack: Wars of Faith

Space Marines get some much needed new releases starting with a Space Marine Captain in Gravis Armour. The miniature features three separate helmet options, a master-crafted power sword or chainsword, or two power fists.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $35

Space Marine Captain in Gravis Armour

Raise your banner with the Space Marines Primaris Ancient. It features two different flags and heads to choose from. It also features a bolt rifle slung over one shoulder and power sword.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $35

Space Marines Primaris Ancient

With rules in Vigilus Alone, go all in with the Order of the Bloody Rose and the Order of the Bloody Rose Dice Set.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $35

Order of the Bloody Rose Dice Set

JoyToy‘s next release will be available with the Invictor Tactical Warsuit.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $150

Invictor Tactical Warsuit

Blood Bowl gets a release with Spike! Presents 2021 Almanac. It features content from issues #11-13. The includes rules for Necromantic Horror, Black Orc, Imperial Nobility, and Khorne teams.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $50

Spike! Presents 2021 Almanac

From Black Library, you can sit back and enjoy a few new books.

Gitslayer gets a paperback release. The book by Darius Hinks sees Gotrek Gurnisson facing off against the Gloomspite Gitz.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $16

Gitslayer

Gothgul Hollow by Anna Stephens takes you into some Warhammer Horror about an ancient curse and the four who seek to break it.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $16

Gothgul Hollow

French versions of Urdesh: The Magister by Matthew Farrer and the Martyr and The Helwinter Gate by Chris Wraight will be available as well.

T’au Arrive, Vigilus Alone, Blood Bowl, new JoyToy and More Next Week from Games Workshop

The codex for Warhammer 40,000 are rolling out quickly in 2022! Codex: T’au Empire is one of the big releases available for pre-order this coming week. It includes all the rules you need to field this army on the tabletop. You’ll find background lore, Crusade rules that allow you to start your own sphere of expansion, and more!

There are two editions including a collector’s edition featuring a premium soft-touch cover, printed page edges, and a black ribbon page marker.

Codex: T'au Empire

Darkstrider gets a new miniature complete with a cluster of scanning drones.

Darkstrider

T’au Empire Ethereals provide spiritual guidance for the greater good. This is the first time this miniature has been released outside of the Start Collecting T’au box.

T’au Empire Ethereals

Speaking of starting to collect, the Combat Patrol: T’au Empire arrives! Lead from the front with a Cadre Fireblade supported by a squad of Fire Warriors, while Stealth Battlesuits and a mighty Ghostkeel Battlesuit use their optic camouflage to flank the enemy, all guided by the wisdom of an Ethereal advisor.

Combat Patrol: T’au Empire

Show off your belief in the greater good with the T’au Empire Dice Set.

T’au Empire Dice Set

Keep track of your forces with the T’au Empire Datacards which act as an easy way to reference rules.

T’au Empire Datacards

Getting some advanced tech with T’au Empire Forge World Kits. Add the destructive firepower of the massive KX139 Ta’unar Supremacy Armour, bring death from above with the AX 1-0 Tigershark, and recruit additional battlesuits in the form of the XV107 and XV109 variants at the same time as you buy your new codex.

That’s not the only thing coming for Warhammer 40,000. You’ll also be able to get War Zone Nachmund: Vigilus Alone. It features new rules and lore that takes you into the contested region and allow you to expand your narrative games. The supplement features an in-depth campaign system for Imperial and Chaos forces (plus xenos allies of convenience), extra Crusade rules for constructing an Army of Faith, a new Army of Renown for sneaky Space Marines, and a codex supplement for the angriest Adepta Sororitas, the Order of the Bloody Rose.

A collectors’ edition features a soft-touch cover with silver foil blocking, printed page edges, and a Vigilus poster that does double duty as a campaign tracker.

You’ll also be able to get Crusade Mission Pack: Wars of Faith. It contains everything you need to battle in the Nachmund SYstem. Raise sacred shrines, topple your opponent’s houses of heresy, and take out the blasphemers! It features Crusade rules, 24 new Crusade missions (six each for Combat Patrol-, Incursion-, Strike Force-, and Onslaught-sized games), requisitions, agendas, and Battle Traits, as well as a table of special upgrades for your priest.

Crusade Mission Pack: Wars of Faith

Space Marines get some much needed new releases starting with a Space Marine Captain in Gravis Armour. The miniature features three separate helmet options, a master-crafted power sword or chainsword, or two power fists.

Space Marine Captain in Gravis Armour

Raise your banner with the Space Marines Primaris Ancient. It features two different flags and heads to choose from. It also features a bolt rifle slung over one shoulder and power sword.

Space Marines Primaris Ancient

With rules in Vigilus Alone, go all in with the Order of the Bloody Rose and the Order of the Bloody Rose Dice Set.

Order of the Bloody Rose Dice Set

JoyToy‘s next release will be available with the Invictor Tactical Warsuit.

Invictor Tactical Warsuit

Blood Bowl gets a release with Spike! Presents 2021 Almanac. It features content from issues #11-13. The includes rules for Necromantic Horror, Black Orc, Imperial Nobility, and Khorne teams.

Spike! Presents 2021 Almanac

From Black Library, you can sit back and enjoy a few new books.

Gitslayer gets a paperback release. The book by Darius Hinks sees Gotrek Gurnisson facing off against the Gloomspite Gitz.

Gitslayer

Gothgul Hollow by Anna Stephens takes you into some Warhammer Horror about an ancient curse and the four who seek to break it.

Gothgul Hollow

French versions of Urdesh: The Magister by Matthew Farrer and the Martyr and The Helwinter Gate by Chris Wraight will be available as well.

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