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The Ogres are Coming…. to Blood Bowl!

Games Workshop has revealed the next team to be released for Blood Bowl. The Fire Mountain Gust Busters and their Gnoblars are taking to the field in a rumored December release.

Along with the team, the 2019 Blood Bowl Almanac will soon be released. It features all of the rules from Spike! Journals 4, 5, 6, and 7, as well as up-to-date Star Player profiles and a FAQ.

2019 Blood Bowl Almanac

Necromunda Faces a Dark Uprising With a New Starter Set

Games Workshop has revealed a brand new starter set for Necromunda, Necromunda: Dark Uprising.

The set includes modular Zone Moratlis terrain and two complete gangs. One is the brand new Corpse Grinder Cult who will take on the Palanite Enforcers. The set also includes a rulebook, cards, dice, and rulers.

But, that’s not all. The Book of Ruins brings cults to Necromunda creating even more of a threat to the planet. The new supplement features Genestealer Cults, Helot Chaos Cults, and the Corpse Grinder Cult. There are also rules to allow you to corrupt your existing house gang!

Necromunda The Book of Ruins

Games Workshop Returns to Comics with Marvel

Games Workshop

Games Workshop has had a spotty history with comics with runs that come and go and rotate publishers. Comics based on GW properties are returning as the company is teaming up with Marvel for a whole new era. Details as far as properties and what creative teams have not been announced.

This isn’t the first time GW properties have wound up in Marvel comics, though previously it wasn’t so legal.

GW, with popular games like Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar, and more, has deep and rich game fluff ripe for use in greater media. The game publisher is considered to have untapped potential which is finally getting the spotlight. On top of the comic announcement, a television show has been announced based on one of the characters from Warhammer 40k.

Comics began being published through Black Library, some of which were award-winning. BOOM! Studios picked up the license in 2006 and lost it about mid-2009. Titan Comics began publishing comics in 2016 which ended in 2018.

New comics come to shelves autumn 2020.

Gen Con 2019: Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition Debuts

Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition

Combining the beloved Disney and Square Enix collaboration with Games Workshop’s time-honored tabletop mechanic, USAopoly has announced that Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition will soon be arriving at local retailers.

A vibrant board game experience inspired by the original Kingdom Hearts video game, Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition is filled with iconic characters, memorable locations and adventure. Designed for 2-6 players, the game transports players to The Destiny Islands, which have been attacked by the Heartless. Players must venture through three different rings — The Realm Between, The Realm of Light, and The End of the World– acquiring the needed Strength and Magic to seal the Door to Darkness and keep Heartless from consuming the other worlds. 

Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition Component Highlights: 

  • Imaginative, colorful gameboard featuring Never Land, Traverse Town, Atlantica, Agrabah, Wonderland, Olympus Coliseum and other familiar Kingdom Hearts locations.
  • Custom figures of 11 playable characters, including Sora, King Mickey, Goofy, Donald Duck and Aqua. 
  • More than 250 Cards & Objects featuring iconic storylines and characters from the critically acclaimed property. 
    • Spell Cards – Gives players magic boosts and abilities, including Fire, Blizzard, Thunder, Gravity, Cure, Reflect and more.
    • Purchase Cards – Provides players with additional items, weapons and armor, such as Gummi Ship, Dream Sword and Ribbon.
    • Follower Cards – Powerful allies, which are based around the Summons and Party Members and include fan-favorites like Simba, Genie, Bambi, Dumbo, Tinker Bell and Mushu, help players complete their quests are needed to stop the Heartless.
    • Event Cards – Inspired by Keyblade wielders and Disney villains, events can both positively and negatively impact a player’s journey to the Door to Darkness.
    • Keyblade Cards – Wield powerful Keyblades to defeat enemies and seal the Door to Darkness, including Oathkeeper, Oblivion and Divine Rose.
  • Features Munny-themed currency, custom marbleized six-sided dice, and more!

Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition will be available in local retailers in North America and Europe starting this Fall, 2019. 

Prior to the game’s official release, Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition will be fully playable for the first time at GenCon 2019 (Aug. 1-4). The OP and Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition can be found at booth #1037.

Next Week from Games Workshop: Warcry and Necromunda Enforcers

Games Workshop has revealed what will be available for pre-order starting Saturday, August 3rd.

The game company’s newest game Warcry is available for pre-order right now and next week it’s getting three new Chaos warbands for pre-order.

You’ll be able to order the Unmade, Corvus Cabal, and Splintered Fang warbands.

Warcry Unmade
Warcry orvus Cabal
Warcry Splintered Fang

Also available is the Shattered Stormvault terrain set.

Warcry Shattered Stormvault

Necromunda gets its newest gang with the Palanite Enforcers, and update to the classic Adeptus Arbites.

Necromunda Palanite Enforcers

They’re also getting Gang Tactic cards and dice.

Necromunda Enforcer Gang Tactic Card Pack
Necromunda Enforcer Dice

Also being released is a new campaign book, The Book of Judgement.

Necromunda The Book of Judgement

The Intrigues & Rackets Card Pack helps keep track of the strategy and subterfuge.

Necromunda Intrigues & Rackets Card Pack

Dramatis Personae Cards 1 helps bring rules for celebrated fighters together in one place.

Necromunda Dramatis Personae Cards 1

The Underdog Card Pack helps add a level of parity between two gangs that would otherwise be mismatched.

Necromunda Underdog Card Pack

Talisman: Batman Super-Villains Edition is Out Now

Talisman: Batman Super-Villains Edition from USAopoly is now available. Players can sneak, fight and search their way to victory in this reimagined version of Talisman. With sights set on a villain and multiple obstacles ahead, players navigate through Arkham Asylum to evade orderlies, officers, as well as Batman, Robin, and Batgirl to release the inmates and become King or Queen of the underworld.

Talisman: Batman Super-Villains Edition

The game is for 2-6 players taking 90+ minutes to play.

Included is:

  • 1 Custom Illustrated Game Board
  • 12 Character cards
  • 1 Batman card
  • 102 Encounter cards
  • 24 Feat cards
  • 28 Purchase cards
  • 4 Security Key cards
  • 4 Alignment tokens
  • 6 Six-Sided dice
  • 12 Custom sculpted character figures
  • 1 custom sculpted Batman figure
  • 6 Stat boards
  • 30 Coins
  • 30 Encounter tokens and 36 Fate tokens
  • Rules

Games Workshop Reveals Battle Sister Superior Amalia Novena who’s Out June 29th

Sister Superior Amalia Novena is coming! Games Workshop has been revealing their new Sisters of Battle line in the lead up to their release later this year.

One of their earlier reveals was the below figure, Sister Superior Amalia Novena.

Sister Superior Amalia Novena

The miniature game company has announced the figure will be available on Warhammer Day on June 29th. Along with the figure, the ser will include an A4 art print of the original Karl Kopinkski artwork the figure was based on. Along with that, there’s a datasheet for a Battle Sisters Squad, including a profile for Sister Superior.

Sister Superior Amalia Novena

You can pick up the figure at your local store on June 29th or online at the Games Workshop website.

Sister Superior Amalia Novena

(via Warhammer Community)

Halflings and Kal Jericho for Pre-Order Next Week from Games Workshop

Games Workshop has revealed next week’s pre-orders a bit early and Blood Bowl and Necromunda fans should be happy with this one.

The Halflings are finally here after being revealed some time ago. Along with the team is a new pitch, dice, team card pack, and the fifth issue of Spike! magazine.

On top of that, there’ll be two Made to Order figures, a Treeman and Halfling Hot-pot.

For Necromunda, two famous Bounty Hunters return, Kal Jericho and his sidekick Scabs! The classic characters get an updated sculpt (actually in scale this time) and you can get them and add them to your games (if you missed the Made to Order re-release of the classic sculpt or just want to update).

Games Workshop Announces Warhammer 40,000 Shadowspear, Teases New Sister of Battle, and Abaddon is Coming

At the Las Vegas Open, Games Workshop revealed some of what we’ll be getting our hands on in the coming months.

One of those reveals is Shadowspear, a brand new battlebox that pits Chaos against Vanguard Space Marines. But, making this box more amazing is that every single model in the box is a brand-new sculpt.

The Vanguard Space Marines are brand new warriors focused on covert operations such as assassination, sabotage, and infiltration.

Some of the box has been revealed including:

Vanguard Space Marine Librarian

Vanguard Space Marine Librarian

Eliminators

Eliminators

Master of Possessions

Master of Possessions

Chaos Space Marines

Chaos Space Marines

Obliterators

Obliterators

Venomcrawler – a new class of Daemon Engine!

Venomcrawler

That’s not all, there’s even more in the box!

Also revealed was a new Sisters of Battle model!

Sisters of Battle

And… the Warmaster is coming! Abaddon is getting a new sculpt so get ready!

USAopoly and Games Workshop Sign a Deal for Licensed Editions of Talisman

Talisman

In the lead up to ToyFair, USAopoly and Games Workshop have announced plans to develop licensed versions of the critically-acclaimed adventure board game, Talisman.

USAopoly will release two new licensed versions of Talisman in North America and other select regions later this year. This will be the first time a licensed version of the game will be available. The new partnership grants USAopoly international rights to distribute co-branded renditions of the “Magical Quest Game” via distributors, online marketplaces and beyond.

First released in 1983, Talisman has sold millions of copies worldwide. The game’s fourth edition, which was released in 2009, was granted the Ludoteca Ideale Official Selection award.

USAopoly has said that more details will be announced later this year.

This is the latest partnership announced by Games Workshop which has shifted gears in recent years shifting it’s focus and break out from just being a “miniature game” manufacturer. They’ve also announced deals with WizKids and Funko expanding their footprint.

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