Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Necrons, Adeptus Mechanicus, and Necromunda, are just a bit of a packed week
It’s a packed week of releases with a heavy 40K focus as two armies launch for Warhammer 40K, Kill Team gets a release, and Necromunda also gets some anticipated releases. Then there are books from Black Library too! Check out below to see what’s coming from Games Workshop and Forge World.
Codex: Necrons brings updated rules for the ancient robotic force. It contains 47 datasheets, 5 individual Detachments, Crusade Rules, Combat Patrol Rules, and of course background, painting guide, and more. You can get the regular edition as well as a Collectors’ Edition with a soft-touch cover, unique cover art, a ribbon bookmark, and green foil blocking.
Imotekh the Stormlord is one of the mightiest Necron Overlords. He returns to the battlefield with a new miniature flexing his clawed gauntlet of fire. His hyperlogical strategic skills confer an extra Command Point every turn, while unnatural lightning strikes any foolish enough to approach.
Orikan the Diviner is a master astromancer with many millennia of experience. As a Master Chronomancer, he affords his bodyguards a 4+ invulnerable save, and once per game he can channel cosmic alignments to triple his Strength and Attacks in combat.
The Overlord with Translocation Shroud features a Translocation Shroud that allows your Overlord and a squad to Advance 6” every time, phasing through terrain, buildings, and enemy units as they move.
The Overlord with Tachyon Arrow is a recent boxed set release now available on its own. With the tachyon arrow, it can launch a hyperaccelerated thunderbolt out to a range of 72″ for a Strength 16 shot that causes D6+2 damage.
The Royal Warden is another miniature previously only available as part of a boxed set. The Royal Warden allows a unit it’s attached to to Charge or Shoot even after they’ve Fallen Back.
Starting a Necron force or want to expand your current one? Then check out the Combat Patrol: Necrons. Amonhotekh’s Guard features 19 miniatures for use both in full games of Warhammer 40,000 and Combat Patrol. It contains an Overlord with Tachyon Arrow, a Canoptek Doomstalker, 3 Skorpekh Destroyers with a Plasmacyte, 3 Scarab Swarms, and 10 Necron Warriors.
You can show off your love of the Necron Dynasties and keep track of your army with the Necron Datasheet Cards and Dice. The dice feature the faction icon on each 6 face. The cards include 47 individual datasheets for quick reference and 5 more for Combat Patrol, and one card for the army rules.
Devotees of the Machine God will be excited for Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus. It features 30 datasheets, 5 Detachments, painting guides, artwork, lore, and rules for Crusade and Combat Patrol. You can get a standard edition and a Collector’s Edition with different cover, ribbon mark, and red foil blocking.
Sydonian Skratos is a new addition to the Adeptus Mechanics. The sniper sentinel sports long legs to… yeah. Take out enemy troops or tanks based on which version you assemble.
Build your Adeptus Mechanics force with the Combat Patrol: Adeptus Mechanicus. Purge Corps Deltic-9 features 19 miniatures led by the portly Tech-Priest Manipulus Skand, and features 3 Serberys Sulphurhounds (which can also be made into Serberys Raiders), 5 Pteraxii Sterylizors (which may also be built as Pteraxii Skystalkers), and 10 Skitarii Vanguard (who may also be built as Skitarii Rangers).
Keep track of your army or get some lucky rolls with the Adeptus Mechanicus Datasheet Cards and Dice. This set of 35 Datasheet Cards comes with red foil edging, and features all 30 Adeptus Mechanicus datasheets, 4 Combat Patrol datasheets, and an army rule Card. 16 six-sided dice come in classic Martian red and sport the classic cog symbol on each 6 face.
Kill Team: Approved Ops – Tac Ops & Mission Card Pack is a set of 57 cards that provide the quickest and most convenient way to set up matched play games of Kill Team. It’s an official update to the previous Critical Ops card pack that includes the 2022 Close Quarters update, including Map Cards and Tac Ops specific to Close Quarters games.
Necromunda gets a large addition to some of its smallest warriors with the Ironhead Squat Prospectors Skalvian Explorator Exclusively available to gangs of Ironhead Squat Prospectors, this all-terrain fortress-on-tracks can more than hold its own in even the most protracted battles out there in the ash wastes – and once you’re done, you’ll earn credits from hauling precious cargo. This is an expert kit made of Forge World resin.
Asun’ghar, the Lady of Ash leads the fightback for the Ash Wastes Nomads. Accompanied by her loyal macro-grapplehawk Terror’s Shadow, Asun’ghar is a house agent whom Nomads gangs may petition for aid in their struggle against anyone making a stink outside the confines of the underhive. She’s made of Forge World resin.
The Ash Wastes Outpost collects all of the Thatos-pattern terrain kits for Necromunda – which are also well-suited to games of Warhammer 40,000, Kill Team, and Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – including 1 Hab Module, 1 Extended Hab Module, a Large Platform, a Tall Platform, a Small Platform, and 4 Walkways – enough to build a substantial ash wastes settlement.
Black Library has a few releases as well.
Warboss by Mike Brooks gets a paperback edition. With only one bastion still standing on the once unconquerable fortress world of Aranua, Warboss Gazrot Goresnappa should be basking in the light of impending victory. Instead, he lies dead beneath a decapitated Gargant’s head. The biggest and baddest bosses from each of the six (no-longer-united) clans step forward to duke it out and become the next warboss – but the ork gods have other plans. A prophecy foretells of a mysterious gate that lies beneath the human city. The one true warboss will be the first to find it, and will use it to turn the galaxy green. Who will the green gods deem worthy?
God-Machines: A Titan Omnibus comes out in paperback as well. It features stories from Gav Thorpe, David Annandale, Andy Clark, Graham McNeill, and Ian St. Martin. The Titans of the Adeptus Titanicus and the Knights of the Questor Houses are towering war engines, each an effigy of the Omnissiah bristling with weapons enough to lay armies to waste. For 10,000 years these behemoths have stood and fought in service of the Emperor. 10 short stories are packed into this release!
Black Library also has two German releases. Assassinorum: Kingmaker by Robert Rath and Ahriman: The Omnibus by John French are both coming out. In the former, a Vindicare and a Callidus Assassin are tasked with eliminating a seditious leader and safely steering a pro-Imperial candidate to the throne – if only their target wasn’t the pilot of a massive Imperial Knight… The latter collects three novels and numerous short stories all concerning Ahriman, the greatest and most hubristic sorcerer of the Thousand Sons.
The Space Marine: The Board Game gets a release for Japan and China. This quick-playing board game for two people contains Captain Titus himself, ready to hold off a tide of 20 Termagants and two Ripper Swarms. This product is available from selected retail partners.
It’s getting cold so warm up with the Knitted Chaos Hat and Scarf. These are on sale right now on the Warhammer webstore and from selected Warhammer stores.
The Christmas Pin Set contains 1 pin of da Revolushunary himself, 1 of his untrustworthy Squig Bounca, and a Gingerbread Gobbo. This set is on sale right now on the Warhammer webstore and from selected Warhammer stores.
Keep your feet warm with the Da Red Gobbo and Squig Slipper Socks. These too are available right now from the Warhammer webstore and from selected Warhammer stores (except in China and Japan).