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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

Games Workshop Launches 40k 9th Edition’s Starter Set Pre-Orders Next Week

Games Workshop has revealed what’s coming for pre-order this coming week and Warhammer 40,000 fans will be really happy.

The three already revealed starter sets will all be up for pre-order allowing players to have three entry points as well as an opportunity to expand your current armies. But there’s so much more!

Check out what you can get below!

Warhammer 40,000 – Recruit Edition

The “Recruit Edition” is focused on those brand-new to the hobby. It’s goal is to allow individuals to easily learn or teach the basics of the game.

The set includes miniatures, dice, range rulers, a mat, and a Recruit Manual featuring each unit’s datasheet and how to learn the basics of the game.

Warhammer 40,000 – Recruit Edition
Warhammer 40,000 – Elite Edition

The “Elite Edition” features a larger selection of units including a Necron Overlord and a Primaris Captain. This option is for those looking to expand their collection but also a step to learn the game.

Warhammer 40,000 – Recruit Edition
Warhammer 40,000 – Command Edition

The “Command Edition” is the way to dive into the hobby. It includes the models in the “Elite Edition” but also a fold-out, double-sided game board and terrain.

The Command Manual features a narrative-drive set of six missions to teach aspects of the game. Also incliuded is a 184-page rulebook to help you expand your games and take the next steps to play more complicated and in-depth games.

Warhammer 40,000 – Command Edition
Paint Sets and Tool Kits

Games Workshop has three paints sets incoming. There’s two paint sets focused on model makers featuring either three Assault Intercessors or three Necron Warriors. Each set also includes six Citadel paints, a Starter Brush, and a guide to help you paint your models.

There’s also a paint set that includes tools. This set features 13 paints which are the colors found in the two other sets but also a pair of clippers and a mold line scraper.

Warhammer 40,000 Command Edition Battlefield Expansion Set

The Warhammer 40,000 Command Edition Battlefield Expansion Set includes a fold-out, double-sided gaming board and a selection of 12 pieces of plastic push-fit terrain. All of this is also available in the Command Edition starter set.

Black Library

Black Library has some new books for you to read to expand the worlds of Warhammer 40,000, The Horus Heresy, and Necromunda.

Avenging Son is the first book in a series about the Indomitus Crusade. Written by Guy Haley, it’ll be available as a paperback as well as one of 2000 signed copies in a special edition which also includes a bonus story “A Witch’s Fate”.

The First Wall is written by Gav Thorpe and takes place during the Horus Heresy’s Siege of Terra. The Traitor forces prepare to launch their main assault on the Emperor’s Palace. Perturabo must take the indomitable Lion’s Gate spaceport to land his mightiest weaponry.

Finally, enter the world of Necromunda with Sinner’s Bounty and Kal Jerico. Jerico is on the hunt for the mastermind of a Guilder armory heist but another bounty hunter is doing the same.

Games Workshop and Black Library announce Indomitus: The Novel

With the contents of the 9th edition starter box for Warhammer 40,000 revealed, you’ll be able to dive deeper into the Indomitus Crusade with a tie-in novel. Coming from Black Library is Indomitus by Gav Thorpe.

Ultramarines attached to Crusade Feelt Quintus encounter Necrons in the Pariah Nexus. Faced with a choice between saving billions of souls and bringing word of xenos horrors to Primarch Guilliman, they must make a difficult decision.

The novel will be available as a hardback, eBook, MP3 audiobook and there are also two special editions. The special editions will also contain an additional short story featuring Ultramarines and Necrons. The novel will be available around the same time as the new boxed set.