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Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: A big week for the Battle for Middle-Earth, Horus Heresy, Necromunda, and more!

It’s a somewhat focused week in the upcoming pre-order from Games Workshop. You can join the Battle for Middle-Earth with a bunch of releases as well as expand your games of Horus Heresy and Necromunda. See what you’ll be able to pre-order below!

The Lord of The Rings Battle of Osgiliath is a brand new boxed set pitting the forces of Gondor against the forces of Mordor. It contains 54 miniatures, including stunning new sculpts for Faramir, Madril, Damrod, Gothmog, and Gothmog on Warg. Also included are 2 Warriors of Minas Tirith, 12 Rangers of Gondor, 24 Morannon Orcs, and a Mordor Troll. You’ll do battle among Gondor Ruins to create your own Osgiliath battlefield. The box also features updated rules, a booklet for the profiles of the miniatures, scenarios, dice, and range rulers. It’s everything you need to play.

The pre-order is also extended running from September 10th to September 26th with delivery before Christmas.

Build out your forces quickly with Battlehosts!

The Rohan Battlehost includes Éomer mounted and on foot, 24 Warriors of Rohan, and six Riders of Rohan.

Rohan Battlehost

The Mordor Battlehost features the Witch-king of Angmar mounted and on foot, 24 Mordor Orcs, and six Warg Riders.

Mordor Battlehost

The Isengard Battlehost features Saruman mounted and on foot, Gríma, a Palantir on plinth, 24 Uruk-hai Scouts, and 20 Uruk-hai Warriors.

Isengard Battlehost

The Minas Tirith Battlehost has Gandalf the White and Peregrin Took mounted and on foot, 24 Warriors of Minas Tirith, and six Knights of Minas Tirith.

Minas Tirith Battlehost

You can also lead the Elven forces with Elrond, the Master of Rivendell. You get a mounted version as well as one on foot. He’s accompanied into battle by a High Elf Warrior bearing the banner of Gil-galad, who inspires nearby fighters to even greater glories.

Elrond, the Master of Rivendell

If you need to expand your battlefield, you can get the Ruins of Middle-earth.

Ruins of Middle-earth

You can show off who you support with the Rivendell Dice Set and Garrison of Dale Dice Set.

Finally, the Final Fate of the Witch-king is on Made to Order and captures the pivotal moment when Witch-king of Angmar discovers the literal truth about the prophecy that no man can kill him. It includes three bases so you can use the Witch-king, Éowyn, and Merry in your games.

Final Fate of the Witch-king

For Warhammer: The Horus Heresy, you’ll be able to get the Deimos Pattern Predator Battle Tank. The tank is versatile allowing you to choose from a predator cannon, graviton cannon, Gravis lascannon, or volkite macro-saker as your turret-mounted weapon and heavy bolters, heavy flamers, volkite culverins, or lascannons on your sponsons. Don’t forget the optional pintle-mounted weaponry on top as well.

Deimos Pattern Predator Battle Tank

Upgrade your weaponry with the Heavy Weapons Upgrade Set – Heavy Flamers, Multi-meltas, and Plasma Cannons.

Heavy Weapons Upgrade Set – Heavy Flamers, Multi-meltas, and Plasma Cannons

You can also choose to upgrade your firepower with the Heavy Weapons Upgrade Set – Volkite Culverins, Lascannons, and Autocannons.

Heavy Weapons Upgrade Set – Volkite Culverins, Lascannons, and Autocannons

Keep track of Reactions, Pyschic Powers, Pyschic Weapons, and Core Warlord Traits with the Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Age of Darkness Reference Cards.

Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Age of Darkness Reference Cards.

Speaking of cards, get the Datacards: Chaos Daemons for Warhammer 40,000.

Datacards: Chaos Daemons

The Gorechosen of Dromm arrives for Warhammer Underworlds. A new warband enters the Nethermaze looking to spill blood in the name of Khorne!

Gorechosen of Dromm

You can also get a new Rivals deck, Deadly Depths Rivals Deck. It can be used by any warband in the game.

Deadly Depths Rivals Deck

White Dwarf 480 features Warcry and Kill Team as well as a free Warhammer 40,000 map campaign based around Necron tomb complexes. And, the massive Warhammer: The Horus Heresy battle report arrives!

White Dwarf 480

From Forgeworld, there’s more Horus Heresy and Necromunda!

Lead your Emperor’s Children into battle with Captain Lucius – The Faultless Blade.

Captain Lucius – The Faultless Blade

And by his side can by the Emperor’s Children – Legion Praetor. Armed with a Phoenix power spear, they can cut their way through anyone foolish enough to get too close. It features a bare head or a helmet.

Emperor’s Children – Legion Praetor

How about the Emperor’s Children – Legion Tartaros Praetor for heavier armor? It features a combi-weapon and power weapon.

Emperor’s Children – Legion Tartaros Praetor

You can also personalize your Emperor’s Children’s forces with the Emperor’s Children MKVI Heads and Emperor’s Children MKVI Shoulder Pads.

If White Scars are more your thing, you can get White Scars MKVI Shoulder Pads and White Scars MKVI Heads.

For Necromunda, you can get the legendary siblings Gaen & Vunder Gorvos. They’re both featured in The Book of Judgement.

Gaen & Vunder Gorvos

Durgan Kill-Fist, Outlaw Bounty Hunter can be hired as a Bounty Hunter for Outlaw gangs. Durgan comes with a profile card with rules.

Durgan Kill-Fist, Outlaw Bounty Hunter

Axon Hammer, Outlaw Goliath House Agent features a combi-weapon and Fists of Steel. Outlaw House Goliath gangs can petition Axon for help. A profile card is included.

Axon Hammer, Outlaw Goliath House Agent

The Goliath Champion with Renderizer can be added to a Goliath gang and rules can be found in House of Chains with further rules coming up in an article.

Goliath Champion with Renderizer

Propagandist & Agitator can help improve your gang’s reputation and help with recruitment. Rules can for the Propagandist can be found in The Book of Judgement and rules for the Agitator can be found in The Book of Ruin.

Propagandist & Agitator

Coming from Black Library is Awakenings by George Mann. Astor Sabbathiel is back! Believed dead for 100 years, the Inquisitor must convince her peers that she is who she says she is and not a vassal for the Dark Gods.

The book features a special edition limited to 1,250 copies and is also available in hardback and ebook.

Mortarion: The Pale King is the 15th installment in the Horus Heresy Primarchs series. The book by David Annandale is out in hardback, ebook, and audiobook.

Mortarion: The Pale King

Storm of Iron and Hamilcar: Champion of the Gods are out in audiobook.

Gotrek & Felix: The Third Omnibus by William King and Nathan Long is now out in French in paperback and ebook.

Gotrek & Felix: The Third Omnibus

The Horus Heresy Print on Demand features Slaves to Darkness, Titandeath, The Buried Dagger, and the short story anthology Heralds of the Siege.

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Ka’bandha for Horus Heresy, Necromunda, Knights, Kill Team, and more!

Games Workshop has revealed what’s coming next week for pre-order. Kicking things off is Ka’bandha, Daemon General of Signus for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy. The Daemon General is a force of nature who leaves battlefields drenched in blood in the name of Khorne. The miniature is resin and part of the Horus Heresy Character Series. It can be displayed with and without its horned helm. Rules are coming for The Horus Heresy.

For Necromunda, the Ironhead Squat Prospectors get the Vartijan Exo-Driller. With thick armor, it can survive a volley of enemy fire and give it back in return.

Vartijan Exo-Driller

The Knight Questoris gets a release for Warhammer 40,000. They fill a wide variety of roles. The reboxed release can be built into one of the six Imperial Knight variants as well as Canis Rex. Or, how about a Chaos Knight Despoiler?

Knight Questoris

For Kill Team, the Corsair Voidscarred and Chaos Space Marine Legionaries get individual releases. They can also be used for Warhammer 40,000 delivering a dual release.

If you don’t have a copy, you can get the Kill Team: Nachmund rulebook. The softcover book features lore, missions, and cinematic killzone rules.

Kill Team: Nachmund rulebook

How about Warhammer World: Dioramas (Third Edition) – Exhibition Ticket Bundle? Get to see the stunning dioramas on display at Warhammer World in this 88-page book. You also get an all-day, all-access ticket for Warhammer World in Nottingham.

Warhammer World: Dioramas (Third Edition)

Black Library has a lot of releases this week as well.

Vaults of Terra: The Dark City by Chris Wraight is the next volume of the Vaults of Terra series. Interrogator Spinoza finds herself alone and separated from her master – Inquisitor Erasmus Cowl. Available in hardback, eBook, and MP3.

Vaults of Terra: The Dark City

The Vulture Lord – A Zothar Athrabis Novel by Richard Strachan follows a king who has made an eternal pact with Nagash. When tradition is broken, a rebellion begins to take hold. Will the cruel Vulture Lord be able to bring his domain back under his control? Available as hardback, eBook, and MP3.

The Vulture Lord – A Zothar Athrabis Novel

The Rose at War by Dani Ware features eight stories featuring Sister Superior Augusta Santorus of the Order of the Bloody Rose. Available in hardback and eBook.

The Rose at War

Dominion by Darius Hinks comes to paperback for the first time. Amidst the chaotic times of the Era of Beasts, sellsword Niksar Astaboras must decide whether he values his own survival above all else – or if he will rise to defend the threatened domains of Order.

Dominion

The Twice-dead King: Ruin by Nate Crowley comes to paperback and begins the saga of the disgraced Necron Lord Oltyx.

Twice-dead King: Ruin

Thunderstrike & Other Stories is available in MP3. It features works by David Guymer, Gav Thorpe, Darius Hinks, David Annandale, and more.

Thunderstrike & Other Stories

Lupercal’s War: A Horus Heresy Anthology features 21 stories from across the galactic conflict. It comes to MP3.

Lupercal’s War: A Horus Heresy Anthology

German editions of Volpone Glory and Day of Ascension are being released.

French editions of The Twice-dead King: Reign and The Vincula Insurgency: Ghost Dossier 1 are coming as well.

It’s Fyreslayers vs. Idoneth Deepkin, Warhammer Underworlds, Blood Bowl, and Aeronautica Imperialis in Next Week’s Pre-Orders

This coming weekend’s pre-orders from Games Workshop have been revealed and there’s a little something for everyone!

The big release is Fury of the Deep for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar which sees Fyreslayers taking on Idoneth Deepkin!

The box features two forces ready for you to put together and clash on the table including brand new miniatures! The Auric Flamekeeper draws strength from his fallen comrades to bolster nearby allies, while the Akhelian Thrallmaster corrals his soulless Namarti troops and spurs them onwards to greater heights of violence.

Fury of the Deep includes a 40-page booklet full of history, 43 miniatures, a token sheet, and nine warscroll cards, as well as a 56-page Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Core Rules book. It sounds like a nice way to start in the game.

Warhammer Underworlds gets a release to start the year, Gorlok Blackpowder and his motley crew! The crew features two gnoblar minions, trusty parrot Shreek, and a monkey with a knife! Blackpowder is massive picking off foes from afar with his grunderbuss.

Gorlok Blackpowder

Also coming is the Illusory Might deck which features 32 brand new cards to shake up strategies. The deck can be used with whatever Warband you want! As part of the new Rivals format, it’s a ready-to-play selection of cards to quickly get into the action and play. They can also be used in existing decks and warbands taking advantage of Harrowdeep’s new Illusion and Grievous mechanics.

Illusory Might deck

Bless be Nurgle as Blood Bowl gets a pitch, dice, and cards to show off one’s devotion in the game. The Nurgle pitch features two sides with one side featuring a simmering infestation below the surface, while the other blooms into a full-blown plague garden complete with toothy growths erupting from the sod.

Blood Bowl Nurgle Pitch

Nurgle-themed dice are also coming as well as Team Cards which create a handy reference in the game including Star Players and Special Plays.

Blood Bowl Nurge dice and cards

Aeronautica Imperialis expands with the Aeronautica Imperialis – Companion. The book features new rules, aircraft, and factions as well as content already released in White Dwarf, allowing you to field squadrons from the Necrons, Asuryani, and Adeptus Astartes. Also included is a deeper dogfighting experience with expanded damage rules, new Ace abilities, and the challenges of limited ammunition.

Aeronautica Imperialis – Companion

But, that’s not all for the game as Forge World gets some releases for the Necrons! Each set contains two planes buildable as either Night Shroud bombers or Doom Scythe fighters! One is focused on speed and maneuverability and the other takes on rival interceptors!

White Dwarf #472 is on the horizon too. It features the finale of A Tale of Four Warlords, rules for Genestealer Cults Kill Teams, and a new Flashpoint set in the Nachmund Gauntlet. There’s also a focus on Ossiarch Bonereapers with new and updated rules!

White Dwarf #472

From Black Library comes some new releases.

Harrowdeep is a collection of three novellas by Gary Kloster, Noah Van Nguyen, and David Annandale.

Harrowdeep

In The End of Enlightenment by Richard Strachan, a powerful Alarith Stonemage must go on a quest from Teclis himself and battle Nagash’s Ossiarch generals.

The End of Enlightenment

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

Aconyte Reveals its First Marvel Titles

Aconyte Books

Aconyte Books is the book publishing imprint of Asmodee Entertainment, a game company that is leveraging its IP for a range of new prose novels.

The publisher had previously announced a partnership with Marvel for a series of prose novels and it has now revealed the initial lineup which launches in Fall 2020.

  • Legends of Asgard: Set in the legendary realm of Asgard and rich in Norse-inspired mythology, these fantastical stories celebrate heroism, adventure, fate, honor, and myth. Raise a flagon of ale and enjoy tales of the extraordinary exploits of heroes and heroines from the Ten Realms.
  • Marvel Heroines: These captivating stories feature some of Marvel’s best-loved female characters, some just coming to understand their powers for the first time and others firmly established among the ranks of legendary Super Heroes.
  • Xavier’s Institute: These novels follow the young members of the New Charles Xavier School for Mutants. Expect stories of adventure, defiance, and growth as these characters explore their abilities and their place in the world.
  • Marvel Untold: These tales round up the best villains, magic-wielding heroes, and more from the furthest corners of the Marvel Universe. Whether it’s seeing a famous confrontation from a different perspective or exploring a piece of a character’s backstory that we’ve never seen before, these novels will bring these stories out into the light of day.

FALL 2020 PUBLICATION SCHEDULE

MonthStrandTitleAuthor
OctoberMarvel HeroinesDomino: StraysTristan Palmgren
OctoberLegends of AsgardThe Head of MimirRichard Lee Byers
NovemberXavier’s InstituteLiberty & Justice for AllCarrie Harris
DecemberMarvel UntoldThe Harrowing of DoomDavid Annandale
DecemberLegends of AsgardThe Sword of SurturC L Werner

DOMINO: STRAYS by Tristan Palmgren

[Marvel Heroines] Sharp-witted, luck-wrangling mercenary Domino takes on both a dangerous cult and her own dark past, in this explosive introduction to the new series of Marvel prose novels.

The job: infiltrate a Chicago conman’s cult to liberate some brainwashed twins. For former X-Force operative Domino, that’s a “hell no”. Fanatics are bad news. She still has nightmares about Project Armageddon, the super-soldier program that wrecked her life and destroyed her family. If only she’d had someone to help her back then, someone… like her. It’s a total pain in the ass, but maybe it is time to finally face those demons. With her probability manipulating superpowers she can turn even the worst of situations to her advantage.

Pub Date: Oct 6th, 2020
Trade paperback • ISBN 978-1-83908-050-0 • US$16.95 • CAN$22.95 • UK£8.99
Ebook • ISBN 978-1-83908-051-7 • US$9.95 • CAN$13.95 • UK£7.99


THE HEAD OF MIMIR by Richard Lee Byers

[Legends of Asgard] The young Heimdall must undertake a mighty quest to save Odin – and all of Asgard – in the first heroic fantasy novel set in Marvel’s incredible Legends of Asgard.

It is a dark time for Asgard. The Allfather is trapped in a bewitched Odinsleep, inspiring an all-out assault from the Frost Giants. They evade the gods’ defenses with uncommon ease as if guided by augury. Heimdall, a quick-witted young warrior still finding his place amongst Asgard’s defenders, believes it no coincidence that Odin lies enchanted and that the Giants are so well-informed. Sneaking into Odin’s inner chambers, he discovers that the severed head of Mimir, a great source of wisdom, is missing. Accompanied by his sister, Lady Sif, Heimdall must quest across the Ten Realms to retrieve it, lest mighty Asgard fall.

Pub Date: Oct 6th, 2020
Trade paperback • ISBN 978-1-83908-054-8 • US$16.95 • CAN$22.95 • UK£8.99
Ebook • ISBN 978-1-83908-055-5 • US$9.95 • CAN$13.95 • UK£7.99


LIBERTY & JUSTICE FOR ALL by Carrie Harris

[Xavier’s Institute] Two exceptional students face their ultimate test when they answer a call for help, in the first thrilling Xavier’s Institute novel, focused on the daring exploits of Marvel’s mutant heroes.

As part of their training at the New Charles Xavier Institute, Triage and Tempus are allowed to attempt their first solo flying mission. Some way into their mission, they pick up an urgent SOS message – Sentinels are attacking a superpowered mutant, who is struggling to protect an injured politician. When they abandon their lesson and answer the call, however, the identity of both will cause the two young X-Men far more problems than they bargained for.

Pub Date: Nov 3rd, 2020
Trade paperback • ISBN 978-1-83908-058-6 • US$16.95 • CAN$22.95 • UK£8.99
Ebook • ISBN 978-1-83908-059-3 • US$9.95 • CAN$13.95 • UK£7.99


THE HARROWING OF DOOM by David Annandale

[Marvel Untold] Our thrilling new line bringing new tales of Marvel’s Super Heroes and villains begins with the infamous Doctor Doom risking all to steal his heart’s desire from the very depths of Hell.

Notorious villain Doctor Victor von Doom has finally found a solution for his oldest obsession: rescuing his mother’s soul from the clutches of Hell. An alliance with the reclusive sage, Maria von Helm, has provided the key to Doom’s latest invention. Fusing their super-science and sorcery, Doom has created the Harrower, a device that will open a rift and wrench his mother’s soul from the netherworld. Back in the human world, however, rebel forces threaten to overrun Latveria and topple its dark leader – and revolution couldn’t come at a more dangerous time than when the gates of Hell itself have been unlocked.

Pub Date: Dec 1st, 2020
Trade paperback • ISBN 978-1-83908-052-4 • US$16.95 • CAN$22.95 • UK£8.99
Ebook • ISBN 978-1-83908-053-1 • US$9.95 • CAN$13.95 • UK£7.99


THE SWORD OF SURTUR by C L Werner

[Legends of Asgard] The God of War must explore a terrifying realm of eternal fire to reclaim his glory, in this epic fantasy novel of one of Odin’s greatest heroes.

Tyr, God of War and elder brother of Thor, embarks on a quest to seal his place at Odin’s side. Spurred on by loyal young Bjorn Wolfbane and the bewitching Lorelai, the trio set out to steal a sliver of Twilight, the sword of the fire giant Surtur, who will one day bring about Ragnarok and destroy Asgard. But the fiery realm of Muspelheim is fraught with volcanic trolls, lava Kraken, and Surtur’s brood of murderous warriors. Tyr must overcome both his own feelings and the motives of his allies, or risk triggering the apocalypse and cursing his name forever.

Pub Date: Dec 1st, 2020
Trade paperback • ISBN 978-1-83908-037-1 • US$16.95 • CAN$22.95 • UK£8.99
Ebook • ISBN 978-1-83908-038-8 • US$9.95 • CAN$13.95 • UK£7.99