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Games Workshop is Back for Pre-Orders Next Week with Necromunda, Blood Bowl, Warhammer Underworlds: Direchasm, and More

After a few weeks of no new pre-orders, Games Workshop is back with a pretty packed week of new releases. You’ll be able to pre-order all of the below starting next Saturday!

Necromunda gets a new boxed set with Necromunda: Hive War. The new set has everything you need to play and a perfect way for new players to get into the game. The set comes with two gangs, Escher and Delaque with 10 plastic miniatures for each gang and a variety of weapons to arm them.

Also included is a 10-page softback rulebook which includes everything you need to play from how to generate gangs, to the rules, scenarios, and more.

There’s also modular scenary with which you can use to do battle as well as a double-sided gaming mat, dice, tokens, cards, and templates.

Also coming is a Necromunda Underhive Propaganda Transfer Sheet that features 499 decals that you can use to help make your scenery unique and add finishing touches to your own Underhive.

Necromunda Underhive Propaganda Transfer Sheet

You’ll need to upgrade your gangs which means the need for new weapons. The Weapons & Upgrades Sets has you covered with over 60 alternative components to make your gang even more unique. Two will be released, one for Escher and one for the Goliaths. They include different heads, weapons, and more.

Blood Bowl is getting some love with new releases as well for the Chaos Chosen.

You can get a set of pitch and dugouts for the Chaos Chosen so you can play Blood Bowl honoring the Dark Gods.

Blood Bowl Chaos Chosen Pitch and Dugouts

You’ll be able to better keep track of your team with the Chaos Chosen Card Pack which is a handy reference. It also includes 20 blank cards to keep track of your team as it develops as well as Special Play cards exclusive to Chaos Chosen teams.

Chaos Chosen Card Pack

Finally, show your allegiance to the Chaos Gods with the Chaos Chosen Team Dice Pack.

Chaos Chosen Team Dice Pack

Warhammer Underworlds gets two releases to expand your games with.

Hedkrakka’s Madmob is a new warband of four feral Orruks led by a mask-wearing Shaman. They’re an aggressive warband sure to mix games up and deliver new elements to the Underworlds.

Hedkrakka’s Madmob

Warhammer Underworlds: Silent Menace Universal Deck is an expansion perfect for every warband. It offers new card options and a greater variety of deckbuilding combos. The release features 32 cards – 12 objectives, 10 gambits, and 10 upgrades. They’re all themed around the treasures and tactics of Beastgrave’s Silent People. The set doesn’t include any spells meaning you don’t need a wizard to get everything out of it.

Warhammer Underworlds: Silent Menace Universal Deck

Black Library has a bunch of releases coming too.

Warriors and Warlords is available in paperback and is a collection of short stories set in the world of Warhammer 40,000. It includes stories by Rachel Harrison, Graham McNeill, and Chris Wraight.

Warriors and Warlords

The Sisters of Battle Collection brings together works by James Swallow. It includes his full collection of novels and short stories focused on the Sisters of Battle in a limited edition release that features two hardbacks. It includes five tales – Faith & Fire, Hammer & Anvil, Red & Black, and Heart & Soul, as well as a brand new story, Iron & Bone.

Sisters of Battle Collection

Sisters of Battle: The Book of Martyrs has more adventures focused on the Adepta Sororitas. It has three action-packed stories by Danie Ware, Alec Worley, and Phil Kelly.

Sisters of Battle: The Book of Martyrs

Dive into the world of Necromunda with Fire Made Flesh by Denny Flowers. Danger is afoot as Tempes Sol of the Guild of Light seeks the dark secrets that lurk in the Fallen Dome of Periculus.

Fire Made Flesh

Sons of Sanguinius: A Blood Angels Omnibus features 20 short stories and novellas from Dan Abnett, James Swallow, and Gav Thorpe. It’s the ultimate book for fans of the Blood Angels and their successor Chapters!

Sons of Sanguinius: A Blood Angels Omnibus

Ultramarines: Dead Sky, Black Sun is out as an MP3 audiobook. Graham McNeill tells the tale of Uriel Ventris’ daring attack on the Iron Warriors home world, deep in the Eye of Terror itself.

Ultramarines: Dead Sky, Black Sun

The Death Guard Arrives for Pre-Order Next Week Plus Necromunda, Night Lords, Lord of the Rings, and more!

After being delayed, Nurgle‘s chosen, the Death Guard, arrive for Warhammer 40,000 in next week’s pre-order.

Codex: Death Guard has arrived and it’s full of lore, art, and the rules you need to spread death and disease across the battlefield of the 40K universe. You can choose between two editions with the collector’s edition featuring a soft-touch cover and foil blocking.

Also available will be Datacards for the Death Guard to help you focus and keep track of your force.

Death Guard Datacards

There’ll also be easier ways to build your forces. A new Combat Patrol will be available. It features Typhus, Herald of Nurgle, Plague Marines, Poxwalkers, and a Biologus Putrifier.

Death Guard Combat Patrol

With the old also comes something new with the Lord of Virulence. This leader is protected by Terminator armor and will spread disease with a plague spewer.

Lord of Virulence

You’ll also be able to add to the battlefield with the Miasmic Malignifier. It doesn’t just look on the table, it’ll also help the Contagions of Nurgle spread even further.

Miasmic Malignifier

Some other models get repackaged as well.

The Chosen of Mortarion are three models that were featured in the previous edition of Warhammer 40K’s starter box.

Chosen of Mortarion

You can also show off your allegiance to Nurgle with the Contamination Corps Collection that includes everything above in one package and some signed artwork as well.

Contamination Corps Collection

But, if you need to spread disease even further, you can expand your force with a box of Poxwalkers.

Poxwalkers

You can travel from the future to the fantasy world of Middle Earth as well with some releases for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game. Returning releases include Frodo, Sam, and Gollum, Haldir, Gildor Inglorion and Glorfindel, Black Riders, Dead Marsh Spectres, and Barrow-wights.

Necromunda gets a release in Phyrr Cats for House Escher.

Phyrr Cats

Forge World has releases with the Contekar Terminators for the Night Lords.

Contekar Terminators

Black Library also has some releases to flesh out the various worlds.

The second novella in the Siege of Terra series, Fury of Magnus arrives as a hardback book, ebook, and MP3 audiobook.

Fury of Magnus

Dan Abnett‘s short story collection Lord of the Dark Millennium arrives in paperback.

Lord of the Dark Millennium

Book 5 in the Siege of Terra series gets a limited edition hardback with Mortis.

Mortis

Alpharius: Head of the Hydra is the next in The Horus Heresy: Primarchs series. It gets a numbered limited edition hardback.

Alpharius: Head of the Hydra

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