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Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Warhammer Underworlds and Warcry are on the way! Plus more Blood Bowl and a Bandai Intercessor!?

Games Workshop has revealed what’s going on pre-order next week. They’ll be on pre-order for two weeks maybe signaling a change in the process we’ve all come to expect!? It’s the second week in a row for that… On to what’s coming!

Warhammer Underworlds: Deathgorge takes you to the icy depths of Andtor, a network of frozen tunnels and caves that has entombed untold treasures – not to mention the souls of unlucky adventurers. There you’ll find both Idoneth Deepkin and daemons of Slaanesh. Deep in the boreal depths of the Deathgorge, Cyreni’s Razors and the Thricefold Discord are locked in a bitter battle.

The new core set for Warhammer Underworlds features two new warbands, two new Rivals decks, two universal Rivals decks, and everything else you need to play the ultimate competitive miniatures game.

Warhammer Underworlds: Deathgorge

Warhammer Underworlds: Starter Set is a great way for beginners to get into the game. It’ll be available from select retailers. It’s on sale from Saturday the 7th of October, and differs slightly from the current Warhammer Underworlds: Starter Set. It contains two warbands – Ironsoul’s Condemnors and the Sepulchral Guard – as well as their Rivals decks and everything else you need to play. The set is made for new players, running through how to play with an example game before you tackle a full game yourself.

Warhammer Underworlds: Starter Set

Warcry: Hunter and Hunted is a new type of release for Warcry. The Wildercorps Hunters are currently following the ogors’ foul scent with the aid of their loyal Trailhounds – but unluckily for them, they’re perfectly snack-sized for the Gorgers. This new Warcry set features two warbands and an eternally hungry Mawpit.

Warcry: Hunter and Hunted

Warcry: Kruleboyz Monsta-killaz kill, and capture these savage beasties to keep the stinking stables of the Beast-breaka tribes stocked. When out on the hunt, they employ tamed Gnarlwood Howlaz to flush out their quarry and dispatch surreptitious Klutcha-grots to steal the goodies.

Warcry: Kruleboyz Monsta-killaz

Warcry: Vulkyn Flameseekers have no mercy to those who threaten to harm the free-roaming Magmadroths– though they won’t hesitate to put down any ‘droths that have become unstable.

Warcry: Vulkyn Flameseekers

Ravaged Lands: Scales of Talaxis is new scenery for Warcry. These ruins are dire reminders of the catastrophe that once struck this place, and still pulse with cosmic power, setting the mire around them alight with crackling arcane energy. They’re also just right for fighters to leap off and dramatically stab unwary foes.

You can use this set to build a new Warcry battlefield or expand your Gnarlwood Watchcamp with new pieces of ruined stonework and strangling briars, plus a double-sided gaming board, terrain cards to help you decide on a layout, and a Warcry token sheet.

Ravaged Lands: Scales of Talaxis

Originally released for Warhammer Underworlds, these warbands all have rules in Warhammer Age of Sigmar, and are getting a standalone release in grey plastic without their cards. The warbands are the Gorechosen of Dromm, Hexbane’s Hunters, The Shadeborn, Blackpowder’s Buccaneers, Da Kunnin’ Krew, Skittershank’s Clawpack, The Exiled Dead, and Xandire’s Truthseekers.

White Dwarf 493 features new rules for a Warhammer Age of Sigmar narrative campaign, as well as new scenarios, and painting and gaming advice. The Warhammer 40,000 Tale of Four Warlords continues alongside Crusade rules for the Tome Keepers, while Warcry gets a dose of Courage and Cruelty with quests and artefacts for the Vulkyn Fyreslayers and Kruleboyz Monsta-killaz, and you can whet your appetite for the upcoming Legions Imperialis in an early battle report.

White Dwarf 493

Kiroth Krakeneye comes to the Blood Bowl pitch. Krakeneye is a skilled runner who once per game can squirt Black Ink and fully remove one player’s tackle zone, leaving opposing players grasping at thin air as his sea dragon cloak flutters behind him.

Kiroth Krakeneye

From Black Library comes Realmslayer: Legend of The Doomseeker by David Guymer. A long time ago, Gotrek Gurnisson swore an oath to die in battle – but he somehow survived the death of his entire world. Not one to let failure get in his way, Gotrek arrives in the Mortal Realms with only two things on his mind – completing his oath, and trying to find out if his former friend Felix also survived the apocalypse.

Realmslayer: Legend of the Doomseeker is a novelisation of the audio drama which introduced Gotrek into the Age of Sigmar, and it will be available to pre-order in hardback, eBook, and audiobook format.

Realmslayer: Legend of The Doomseeker

In the dark and dangerous streets of the hive city of Varangantua, law enforcers and vigilantes live alongside crime lords and gangers, and violence is only ever a moment away. Once a Killer is a paperback collection of eight short stories by Black Library authors including Nick Kyme, Denny Flowers, Jude Reid, and more. Each tale is packed full of bloodshed, corruption, and betrayal, and together, they paint a grisly picture of this teeming city of thieves.

Once a Killer

The Lord of The End Times comes to audiobook. Only the last heroes of men, elves, and dwarfs stand between Archaon the Everchosen and the city of Middenheim, which is the key to his ultimate victory for Chaos. With things looking bleak, eyes turn to the unlikeliest of allies – Nagash, the Undying King.

You can find out how this tenuous alliance was resolved in Josh ReynoldsThe Lord of The End Times, which will be available to pre-order in audiobook next week for the first time.

The Lord of The End Times

BANDAI is back with a new figure. A Blood Angels Assault Intercessor will be Made to Order. Protect your shelves with a fully poseable Blood Angels Assault Intercessor from BANDAI. This 17cm action figure is pre-painted in the crimson armour of the Blood Angels Chapter, with a yellow helmet connoting his status as a sergeant. With 51 points of articulation, he comes with an Astartes chainsword and a heavy bolt pistol. This mighty son of Sanguinius is available on a Made to Order basis from 10am Saturday 7th of October until 8am local time on Monday 16th October, with a shipping time of up to 180 days.

BANDAI Blood Angels Assault Intercessor

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Black Library and Warhammer Heroes Series 4

It’s an intriguing light week for next week’s Games Workshop pre-orders with multiple releases from Black Library being the highlight.

Creed: Ashes of Cadia picks up decades since the Fall of Cadia. Ursula Creed heads to the shattered remains of the Cadian homeworld, a broken hellscape of deadly secrets. The book by Jude Reid will be available as a regular hardback, eBook, and audiobook formats as well as a fantastic Special Edition.

The Special Edition is embossed with a cloth cover with shining gold foil and includes the extra short story Creed: Chains of Command. Each of the 1,750 limited copies is individually numbered and signed by the author.

  • Creed: Ashes of Cadia
  • Creed: Ashes of Cadia

Valdor: Birth of the Imperium by Chris Wraight takes us to the beginning of the Unification Wars, where the warlords of Old Terra have fallen and questions on the fate of the Thunder Warriors must be answered. Change rarely comes bloodlessly in the 31st Millennium, and Valdor has a web of intrigue to navigate if the nascent Imperium is to claim its destiny among the stars.

Valdor: Birth of the Imperium

Blood of the Emperor is an anthology of short stories from Graham McNeill, Nick Kyme, David Guymer, Andy Clark, Mike Brooks, and Chris Wraight each taking on one of the Primarchs. It’s getting an audiobook release.

Blood of the Emperor

The Horus Heresy Collection expands in French and German for the first time. Collection X includes the novels Scars by Chris Wraight, Vengeful Spirit by Graham McNeill, and The Damnation of Pythos by David Annandale, while Sammelband XI collects Legacies of Betrayal and War Without End – each a compilation of many separate short stories – and Deathfire by Nick Kyme into one convenient place. Both are getting a hardbook and eBook edition.

Warhammer Heroes Series 4 is getting a release in the United States, Germany, Japan, China, and Australia but you won’t be able to get it from the Games Workshop webstore. Series 4 comprises seven new miniatures from a variety of Space Marine squads, featuring Intercessors, an Assault Intercessor, a Heavy Intercessor, an Eliminator, and a Captain.

Unlike the previous series, this one is focused on Kill Team as a unique faction. Each figure comes with a Kill Team datacard with full rules and a ploy for the team to use. All you need is six of the seven operatives to start playing the game!

Dubbed Strike Force Justian, it’s fully Matched Play legal and designed for new players to easily start playing.

White Dwarf 492 shows off the new Terminators, battleplans for four-player games of Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and more.

White Dwarf 492

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: The Astra Militarum gets reinforcements and Black Library Celebration

The Astra Militarum is front and center in next week’s Games Workshop pre-orders. After an initial release, there’s more coming to fill out the ranks!

The Combat Patrol: Astra Militarum is a solid start to a force or a great way to expand one. It features a five-man Cadian Command squad, 20 Cadian Shock Troops, a Sentinel, and two Field Ordnance Battery pieces.

Combat Patrol: Astra Militarum

The Cadian Castellan direct the flow of battle and features multiple options for arms, weapons, and heads.

Cadian Castellan

The Commissar maintains morale and discipline and helps troops pass their Combat Attrition tests.


Attilan Rough Riders provide speed with their explosive cavalry charges that help hit armor with their melta tips or shred infantry with their frag tips.

Attilan Rough Riders

The Cadian Upgrades features 87 components including extra heads, arms, and accessories, and helps create medics, map readers, and more.

Cadian Upgrades

You can prepare for the attack with the Aegis Defence Line. Help build up your battlefield with this platform and barricade pieces.

Aegis Defence

The Black Library Celebration 2023 is here!

This year’s figure is Captain Messinius from the Dawn of Fire series. He’s armed with a plasma pistol and an ornate power fist.

Captain Messinius

Dawn of Fire: The Iron Kingdom is the fifth installment in the Dawn of Fire series and written by Nick Kyme. The special edition is limited to 2,000 numbers copies signed by the author. They contain full-color interior art, a map, the short story Kin, a leather effect cover, and a gold ribbon bookmark. It’ll also be available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook.

The End and the Death Volume I by Dan Abnett is the culmination of the Siege of Terra. Terra’s final days are at hand. Limited to 2,500 copies, the book features internal illustrations, a foldout map depicting the ruined Imperial Palace, faux leather cover, gold page edges, a red ribbon bookmark, and signed by Abnett. It’ll also be available as a hardback, eBook, and audiobook.

Every order on the Games Workshop webstore from February 18th will receive the Black Library Celebration 2023, a compilation of Black Library stories. The English version contains short stories by Justin D Hill, Noah Van Nguyen, Michael F Haspil, David Annandale, and Jude Reid, while the French and German versions contain a different set of stories by David Annandale, William King, Dan Abnett, Guy Haley, and Graham McNeill.

Black Library Celebration 2023

In Bad Loon Rising by Andy Clark, Zograt and Skrog find out their ambitions are destined for legend. Available in hardback, eBook, and audiobook.

Bad Loon Rising

Angels of Darkness by Gav Thorpe returns with a 20th-anniversary re-release.

Angels of Darkness

This year’s “Readers’ Choice Winners” are Guy Haley’s Skarsnik and William King’s The Macharian Crusade: Angel of Fire.

Guy Haley’s Skarsnik and William King’s The Macharian Crusade: Angel of Fire.

First Founding is a coffee table book full of new art and explores the first nine Space Marine Legions who survived the Horus Heresy.

First Founding

Vaults of Terra: The Dark City by Chris Wraight will be available in French and German and continues the adventures of Luce Spinoza and Inquisitor Erasmus Cowl.

Gaunt’s Ghosts returns as a print-on-demand. You can get Dan Abnett’s First and Only, Ghostmaker, and Necropolis.

Gaunt’s Ghosts print on demand

Finally, there’s the Black Library Celebration eBook Subscription 2023. It contains five eShorts by Marc Collins, Andy Clark, Chris Thursten, Danie Ware, and Robert Rath.

Black Library Celebration eBook Subscription 2023