Gang Matriarchs are drawn from the craziest, wildest, and most homicidal of the Gang Queen’s girls, each one a natural killer. Carrying the deadliest weapons they can lay their hands on, a Matriarch is both gang enforcer and underhive assassin.
Forge World has a trio of new warriors for you Escher Gang and new weapon pack available now for pre-order and use in Necromunda or get creative and use them elsewhere.
With the 9th Edition of Warhammer 40,000 here, the new releases for the “starter” armies are beginning to trickle out. Next week’s pre-orders from Games Workshop have been revealed and Space Marine and Necron players have a lot to look forward to. Check out below as to what you’ll be able to pre-order starting next weekend.
Codex: Space Marines is here! The latest codex features lots of background and history, rules for narrative-driven Crusades, rules for building your own Successor Chapters, and 98 datasheets! This codex covers every First Founding Chapter, successors, and even the Deathwatch! It’s everything you need to play the Adeptus Astartes.
Codex: Space Marines also comes in a “Collector’s Edition” which comes with a ribbon marker, soft-touch cover with foil blocking, and printed page edges.
Each new codex comes with a unique digitally printed code inside the back cover. This code unlocks the codex’s full contents in Warhammer 40,000: The App.
Datacards: Space Marines will help you keep your army organized. Place a datacard next to a friendly or enemy unit affected by a psychic power, Stratagem or Litany of Battle as a reminder that its effects are active.
The Primaris Invader ATV is a maneuverable buggy that features a gatling cannon or multi-melta as well as a twin auto bolt rifle. It’s mobile fire support perfect to help out your Outriders.
Primaris Chaplain on Bike can help lead the charge or stick with your bike contingent for some extra damage in the quick strike.
The Firestrike Servo-turret adds some fire support delivering cover to advancing forces or punching holes in tough targets. The gun batteries can be fielded in units up to three and feature either accelerator autocannons or twin las-talons.
It’s not all Space Marines, Codex: Necrons is out too! This is the most detailed tome for the Necrons ever tellin gthe full story of the Silent King for the first time. There’s also Crusade rules, a brand new roster of units, and the ability to assemble a Dynastic Code of your own.
There’s also a “Collector’s Edition” which features a ribbon marker, soft-touch cover with foil blocking, and printed page edges.
The new codexes also features printed codes to activate access to rules in the Warhammer 40,000 app.
Keep track of your force with Datacards: Necrons. This will help you manage your forces during battle.
The Szarekh, the Silent King is back! The build-up has been impressive but you’ll be able to field the mighty Szarekh, the Silent King and see your opponent kneel before your forces.
The Lokhust Heavy Destroyer is a big gun adding some firepower with an infantry-shredding enmitic exterminator or a tank-busting gauss destructor.
Stalk with battlefield with the Canoptek Doomstalker. These warmachines are equipped with a carapace-mounted doomsday blaster, which increases in power the further away its target is.
Get your dice on! There’s not just new dice for Necrons but also dice for Iron Hands, Raven Guard, Imperial Fists, and Salamanders.
Not sure where to start? Games Workshop has you covered with a new “Getting Started with Warhammer 40,000.” The new book breaks down every aspect and the fundamentals for those new to the hobby. That includes how to collect, build, paint, and play! The book also comes with a Primaris Assault Intercessor and Necron Warrior too!
But it’s not all Warhammer 40,000! Forge World has new Necromunda releases as well. House Escher gets new weapon options for the gang. Combi-weapons, blades, whips, and even a massive hammer are yours to arm your gang.
In between getting your forces ready, you can also get new releases from Black Library. Robert Rath’s Warhammer 40,000 novel, The Infinite and the Divine, tells a tale of discord between Trazyn and Orikan from their awakening around the time of the Horus Heresy, to the present day. Yes, learn more about the mysterious Necrons!
War of the Orks, book 4 of Cavan Scott’s Warped Galaxies series of Warhammer Adventures, is coming your way as an MP3 audiobook. This tale, read by David Tennant, sees Zelia, Talen and Mekki continuing their search for the Emperor’s Seat. But shortly after arriving on the jungle planet of Weald, they find themselves inadvertently embroiled in a war between two rival tribes of Orks!
Forge World is back and up for pre-order is Qin Xa. The Master of the Keshig was frequently described by his Primarch as one of the most formidable warriors of the Legion. This new resin model is highly detailed and comes with a choice of helmeted or bare heads. Unlike many of his White Scars brothers, Qin Xa would march to war clad in a suit of Tartaros-pattern Terminator armor. Armed with a pair of matched Dao blades, known as the Tails of the Dragon, Qin Xa can cut through any traitor that gets in his way. And the final bit of details is his standing atop the ruins of a Contemptor Dreadnought. Qin Xa looks every bit the master of the hunt.
Games Workshop has announced that they will begin to reopen. With the ability to open some warhouses, the game and miniature comapny will begin to shop orders “very soon.”
After safety work to meet government guidelines, some warhouses are now open which means depending on where one is located pending orders can be shipped. Shipping is only taking place to home addresses, not Games Workshop or Warhammer stores.
The webstore still isn’t taking new orders and won’t until the pending orders are cleared. The expected “reopening” is May 1st depending on location.
There will be changes:
With many of their retail stores still closed, the “ship-to-store” delivery option won’t be available. To offset this, Games Workshop is reducing the Free Shipping threshold by 50% in all territories where this option was previously available.
With the warehouse reconfigured for extra safety, it may take longer than normal to process, pack and ship orders.
With the factory still locked down, there’s likely to be a few more items than usual out of stock, and it may take a bit longer than normal to resupply them.
The focus right now is on getting out hobby essentials. No news on when new releases will be coming.
You Can Help Support Your Local Game Shop
Always with surprises, Games Workshop has also revealed a new special edition figure to help support local independent stores. The company will be sending a supply of a “very special edition Catachan Colonel” free of charge allowing shops to keep every penny they make. The figure won’t be available anywhere else.
Games Workshop and Forge World had announced that they were closed until April 14 due to COVID-19. They’ve been monitoring the situation and following advice from authorities and will now be closed until further notice.
But that should stop your hobbying! What are you all doing during your stay at home? Tell us about your projects!
Even as violent as Necromunda is, the Eightfold Harvest Lord is a name that turns stomachs. The bounty hunter is available for Corpse Grinder Cult, Chaos Helot, or Chaos Corrupted gangs. He’s armed with a paired heavy chain cleavers.
The 12-part resin figure is now available from Forge World for $30 and the rules can be found in Necromunda: The Book of Ruin.
At the Las Vegas Open 2020, Games Workshop has revealed Qin Xa of the White Scars! There’s more to come about the Master of Keshig.
Also announced is that Forge World’s indexes are being updated. All-new books with updated rules for units and armies are being worked on which means the current indexes are going away. Pick them up now if you want any!
This week’s new pre-orders from Forge World features two games and a bit of a surprise.
Necromunda sees the release of two new Hired Guns. Apollus Kage was a member of the Orlock gang the Sump Dogs. Krotus Hark, on the other hand, is a former Goliath who was born with that most dangerous of gifts – intelligence.
Both are now available for $41. Apollus Kage has also been designed so that his head, arms, and backpack are compatible with a large proportion of Necromunda miniatures for conversions.
The Lord of the Rings sees two releases this week.
Personalities of the Shire – Will Whitfoot and Baldo Tulpenny are available now for $21. Rally your Hobbits to fight with jolly old Will Whitfoot, the former mayor of Hobbiton. Meanwhile, take advantage of Baldo Tulpenny’s skills as a champion stone skimmer to attack Ruffians from afar or have him set a series of traps to slow down Sharkey’s men.
You can also ruff up some Hobbits with the Ruffian Leaders. They’re available for $33.
Ruffian Chief Sid Briarthorn, enforcer Rowan Thistlewood and spy Bill Ferny are here to take any unruly Hobbits off to the lockholes. Sid encourages your Ruffians to fight even harder, you can burn down Hobbit-holes with Rowan and use Bill’s information to keep track of the Shire Folk. You can also use all three to bind any pesky Hobbits in chains, leaving them helpless.
Forge World has three new items out this week, two for Blood Bowl and one for Necromunda.
It may not be cute – but when you can tear a ganger’s arm off in a single bite, you don’t need to be. Add the Goliath Sumpkroc, a scaly companion to your Goliath Gang today. The figure comes with 6 components and a base and you can find the rules for it in Gang War 3. It retails for $24.
The Swift Twins have it all, the looks, charisma, awesome outfits, and skill. The Star Players can be used on High Elf, Dark Elf, and Elven Union Blood Bowl teams but you have to hire them as a pair. The kit is 12 components and supplied with bases. The rules for the Swift Twins can be found in the Inaugural Blood Bowl Almanac. They retail for $38.
The Elfheim Eagles have some moves and so do their cheerleaders. The 4 figure cheerleading squad can be yours for $35 and rules can be found in the Inaugural Blood Bowl Almanac.