Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Arks of Omen: Vashtorr arrives with Wrath of the Soul Forge King and more!
It’s a big week for Games Workshop‘s world of Warhammer 40K in next week’s pre-orders. Arks of Omen continues as Vashtorr arrives!
Arks of Omen: Vashtorr is the third book in the Arks of Omen story. The story focuses on the siege of the Rock, as Vastorr searches for a powerful component in his diabolical goal. The Dark Angels aren’t taking this invasion lightly, and rally their forces as a mysterious third party enters the slaughter.
This is a big part of the narrative, not only featuring a book but a boxed set to go with it.
The book features The Rock Besieged, a Boarding Actions campaign with eight new narrative missions telling the story of the raid. There are also additional Boarding Action rules for Chaos Daemons, Necrons, Tyranids, Genestealer Cults, the Death Guard, and the Adeptus Mechanicus.
Arks of Omen: Vashtorr is also available in regular and Collector’s Edition which features a cover embossed with silver foil, printed page edges, and a black ribbon page marker.
You can play out Vashtorr’s invasion with the Wrath of the Soul Forge King box set. This is the first place you can get Vashtorr the Arkifane and Supreme Grand Master Azrael.
This set also contains a Venomcrawler, two Obliterators, and 10 Chaos Cultists, facing down 10 Intercessors and five Deathwing Terminators who make up Azrael’s honor guard. You also get two Dark Angels Primaris Upgrade frames and a set of 155 Dark Angels transfers.
You can show off your loyalty with the Vashtorr Dice Set. Go with a new Chaos God! The dice pack features 15 dice with Vashtorr’s own special symbol on the 6 face.
Those who buy Arks of Omen: Vashtorr, Wrath of The Soul Forge King, and the Vashtorr Dice Set together from Games Workshop directly, can get all of them in a bundle with an exclusive art print – while stocks last.
There are a number of new Board Patrol boxes being released to help expand or start your forces!
Boarding Patrol: Adeptus Mechanicus comprises a Tech-Priest Dominus and 10 Skitarii Vanguard, who can also be built as Rangers. You’ll also find a cadre of five Sicarian Infiltrators – who can also be built as Ruststalkers – and a trio of heavily armed Kataphron Destroyers – which can also be built as Breachers.
Boarding Patrol: Chaos Daemons is a Khorne-flavoured Boarding Patrol with 10 Flesh Hounds and 10 Bloodletters led by Karanak, the Hound of Vengeance.
Boarding Patrol: Death Guard is led by a putrid Lord of Virulence, with three Deathshroud Terminators, and 10 Plague Marines.
Boarding Patrol: Genestealer Cults is made up of a Kelemorph, an Abominant, five Aberrants, and 10 Acolyte Hybrids – who can also be built as Hybrid Metamorphs.
You can represent your force a bit easier with the Imperial Knights Dice Set and Chaos Knights Dice Sets. Both feature 15 dice with a helmed icon on the 6 face, and Imperial Knights get a two-tone blue dice with silvery pips, while the Chaos Knights get a two-tone red dice with golden pips.
The Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game is getting a few releases.
Faramir, Madril and Damrod, Rangers of Ithilien were first found in The Lord of the Rings Battle of Osgiliath boxed set. These versatile and mighty heroes are now available together in their own box, each with a choice of ruins or wooded scenery for their base.
Gothmog, Lieutenant of Sauron is a two-pack featuring the twisted and scarred Orc general both on foot and atop a slobbering, bloodthirsty Warg mount. Both versions come with a choice of sword or mace, plus an optional shield – you can even dismount Gothmog to field his Warg on its own.
Warhammer: The Horus Heresy also sees new releases to field or upgrade your army.
The Typhon Heavy Siege Tank was designed to suit the battleplans of Perturabo himself, this modified Land Raider sports a massive dreadhammer siege cannon that can reduce buildings to rubble and flatten whole squads.
Exodus – The One Who Is Many is the premier assassin of the Alpha Legion. Is this master sniper one man, or many sharing the same appearance?
Traitor Esoterist Consuls are Librarians who dabbled in forbidden lore. They use empyrean as a weapon, tearing holes in reality to fling arcane bolts at their foes and summon hordes of howling daemons.
Raven Guard MKVI Upgrades let you equip your units with retro-style prototype helmets, and shoulder pads embellished with their corvine emblem.
Alpha Legion MKVI Upgrades features helmets and shoulders that feature the intricate patterns and writhing hydra motif of the XX Legion.
The Character Heads Upgrade Sets is two packs of 15 unique resin heads – compatible with a huge range of plastic and resin Space Marine kits, such as the MKVI Tactical Squad.
White Dwarf 486 is packed with rules for the new Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Regiments of Renown, multiplayer rules for Kill Team, conveyor belt cards and rules for Boarding Actions, and cards for using Gryselle’s Arenai in games of Warcry.
Cypher: Lord of The Fallen (Limited Edition) by John French pits the most mysterious figure in the 41st Millennium against hunting packs of Dark Angels, Adeptus Custodes, and Imperial Assassins.
This tale of truth and lies – told from Cypher’s unreliable point of view – will be available first as a luxurious limited edition hardback that’s limited to just 2,000 signed and numbered copies.
Ahriman: Eternal is the fourth installment of John French’s Ahriman series. It’ll be released as a paperback book The powerful sorcerer searches for Necron time-altering technology to undo past wrongs, while Aeldari Harlequins nip at his heels and discord blossoms in his ranks. You can also get it in French.
Knight of Talassar: The Cato Sicarius Omnibus by Nick Kyme collects two novels, two novellas, and two short stories. Immerse yourself in the tales of the High Suzerain of Ultramar in your choice of paperback or eBook.
The Rise of The Horned Rat by Guy Haley is being released as an audiobook. Verminlords stalk the World-that-Was, and two rival kings prepare to face the full force of Queek Headtaker’s verminous horde in the fourth book of the End Times series.
Wrath of The Lost by Chris Forrester is being released in German as either paperback or eBook. Chaplain Duman and Apothecary Barachiel set sail to secure the Flesh Tearers’ homeworld of Cretacia, which has been left without a standing garrison during the Indomitus Crusade.
The Horus Heresy: Omnibus X features Scars by Chris Wraight, Vengeful Spirit by Graham McNeill, and The Damnation of Pythos by David Annandale. It’ll be available in paperback and as an eBook format in German.