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Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: The Lion Returns! Dante! Azrael! Vashtorr! Blood Bowl! Horus Heresy! And more!

Games Workshop has revealed its previews for next week and it’s a big one for Warhammer 40K. The Lion returns with two Space Marine Chapter Masters, more made to order, Arks of Omen, Vashtorr and so much more. There are also new releases for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy and Blood Bowl! See what’s coming soon to shops!

The return of Lion El’Jonson is one of the big stories of the year so far and you’ll be able to get The Lion & Retinue. The Lion has risen from his 10,000-year slumber, and he’s wasting no time putting traitors to the sword. You get Lion El’Jonson and three elite Bladeguard Veterans, as well as a packed Dark Angels transfer sheet, and two beautiful prints depicting key art from Arks of Omen: The Lion.

The Lion & Retinue

Arks of Omen: The Lion is the final chapter of the event storyline. Vashtorr the Arkifane assembles his Key-fragments and begins a ritual of cataclysmic proportions. The Dark Angels are hot on his heels, hungry for vengeance for the assault on the Rock, but even they can’t predict what they’ll find when information extracted from a traitor leads to the far reaches of the galaxy. The book contains expanded rules for Boarding Actions. On top of extra faction rules for the Leagues of Votann, Thousand Sons, Imperial Agents, and Adeptus Custodes, there’s a suite of diverse Dread Encounter missions to add scenarios that tear the battlefield itself apart and suck walls and doorways into the warp, while 12 Breaching Operation missions let you smash straight through solid walls and leave diabolical traps for your foes.

Arks of Omen: The Lion

You’ll be able to get Supreme Grand Master Azrael fresh from his battle with Vashtorr. The figure will now be available on his own to stand next to The Lion.

Supreme Grand Master Azrael

Commander Dante gets an upgrade and ready to join in the battles that rage.

Commander Dante

Vashtorr the Arkifane is now available on its own and ready to join your Chaos forces.

Vashtorr the Arkifane

Show off your loyalty with the Arks of Omen: Sanguinary Guard Dice Set. It features 15 metallic gold dice featuring royal red pips and the icon of their Chapter on the 6 face.

Arks of Omen: Sanguinary Guard Dice Set

Expand or start your Votann army with the Boarding Patrol: Leagues of Votann. It features an Einhyr Champion who leads 5 Einhyr Hearthguard, 5 Cthonian Beserks, and 10 Hearthkyn Warriors.

Boarding Patrol: Leagues of Votann

You can also get the Boarding Patrol: Agents of the Imperium. It consists entirely of Agents of the Imperium units usually restricted to a supporting role. 10 Elucidean Starstriders, 20 Imperial Navy Breachers, and there’s an Eversor Assassin.

Boarding Patrol: Agents of the Imperium

Made to Order: Drukhari will help you flesh out your force. These resin kits will be available to order for nine days, between April 15th and 8am UK-time on April 24th – and they can take up to 180 days to arrive.

Beastmasters, Clawed Fiends, Grotesques, Mandrakes, Razorwing Flocks, Khymerae, Lhameans, Medusae, Sslyth, Ur-Ghuls, and even the Master Haemonculus Urien Rakarth himself will all be available to order.

For Warhammer: The Horus Heresy comes the Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer. It’s an armored beast, mounting a triple-barrelled neutron laser battery onto a rugged Spartan hull to create a devastatingly focused anti-tank weapon.

Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer

The Sicaran Venator Tank Hunter is a more discrete anti-tank option. It trades mass for speed and can wind its way around enemy flanks before lancing neutron beam laser blasts right through the sides of opposing tanks.

Sicaran Venator Tank Hunter

For Blood Bowl comes Cindy Piewhistle & Puggy Baconbreath. Cindy weaponizes her delicious wares while Puggy is an elite athlete with skill and discipline. The two-pack will be out from Forge World and can be used in Halfling Thimble Cup or Old World Classic teams.

Cindy Piewhistle & Puggy Baconbreath

From Black Library comes The Lion: Son of the Forest. Witness the dramatic return of Lion El’Jonson to the galaxy in The Lion: Son of the Forest by Mike Brooks. The Primarch of the Dark Angels has spent 10 millennia sequestered within the Rock, and the time is nigh for him to rise. You can get it in paperback, eBook, and audiobook, as well get a limited edition version. The Limited Edtion copy features a dark green cloth cover with red, cream, and gold details, and a crimson ribbon page marker. Only 2,000 individually numbered copies will be available, and they’re all signed by the author.

  • The Lion: Son of the Forest
  • The Lion: Son of the Forest

Legends of the Dark Angels by Gav Thorpe and C Z Dunn is a compilation of four full-length novels, one novella, and three short stories. These tales follow heroes like Supreme Grand Master Azrael, Chief Librarian Ezekiel, and more.

Legends of the Dark Angels

Angels of Darkness by Gav Thorpe gets a German Edition. Interrogator-Chaplain Boreas stands vigil over the critical recruiting world of Piscina V, ensuring the next generation of Dark Angels are protected from the horrors of the galaxy. When the existence of the Fallen comes to light, tragedy will strike.

Angels of Darkness

Warboss by Mike Brooks gets a German Edition as well. Six clans vie for leadership over a suddenly leaderless warband. Prophecy foretells of a mysterious gate beneath a human city that only the one true warboss can open, and plenty of aspiring leaders know for sure that they’re the only ork suitable for the job.


White Dwarf 487 continues the story of the space hulk Herald of Misery, adding new rules for deadly laser grids to Boarding Actions games and two short stories concerning the forces fighting within. Meanwhile, a Tale of Four Warlords takes on its second challenge of the year, while Part Five of The Great Stomp introduces campaign rules for Warhammer Age of Sigmar games set in the Living Peaks.

White Dwarf 487

Adepticon 2023: Leagues of Votann take on Beastmen in Kill Team: Gallowfall

Revealed at Adepticon 2023, the next Kill Team box has been revealed Kill Team: Gallowfall. The box features the Leagues of Votann taking on Beastmen.

Hearthkyn Salvager represents the Leagues of Votann searching for prized artifacts. Each is a hardened warrior and features a wide assortment of equipment to achieve their mission.

The Fellgor Ravager are Chaos-worshipping Beastmen. These Abhumans mix strength, intelligence, and cunning.

The box features six new missions and box features a new medical bay, stasis chamber, and escape pods.

This is the last chapter of the Gallowdark season!

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: The Leagues of Votann fully arrive!

It’s been a bit since the army box was released but the Leagues of Votann players won’t have much longer to wait before they can really build out their force. Games Workshop has revealed next week’s pre-orders and the new army dominates.

First up is the Codex: Leagues of Votann. It features 104 pages of lore, rules, everything you need to build your army. You can get the regular or Collector’s Edition which features silver foil.

Codex: Leagues of Votann

A quick way to build your force, you can get the Combat Patrol: Leagues of Votann. You get one Kâhl – buildable as special character Ûthar the Destined as well as 10 Hearthkyn Warriors, three Hernkyn Pioneers, and five Cthonian Beserks.

Combat Patrol: Leagues of Votann

Ûthar the Destined is one of the named characters in the codex and you can get this miniature to lead your force or build a standard Kâhl.

Ûthar the Destined

Grimnyr are the psykers of the force.


Einhyr Champions are great if you want a bit more of a blunt hammer. The exo-armor delivers a boost to smash the enemies.

Einhyr Champion

And if that’s your playstyle, get the Einhyr Hearthguard who are the League’s finest troops. Also featuring exo-armor they feature powerful weapons.

Einhyr Hearthguard

Brôkhyr Iron-masters tend Kinhost forges. They handle the repair and recovery efforts.

Brôkhyr Iron-master

Brôkhyr Thunderkyn brings heavy firepower to the battlefield with their bolt cannons and graviton blast cannons as well as conversion beamers.

Brôkhyr Thunderkyn

Hearthkyn Warriors are the rank and file warriors bringing bolt and ion weaponry to battle. They’re an essential part of battle in their groups of 20 warriors.

Hearthkyn Warriors

The Hernkyn Pioneers provide maneuverability delivering speed and the option for powerful weapons to deliver hit and run attacks.

Hernkyn Pioneers

Cthonian Beserks are close combat fighters who charge into combat with their mining tools turned weapons.

Cthonian Beserks

The Sagitaur helps transport warriors around. It’ll take two to carry a 10 man Hearthkyn squad to battle where they’re needed.


The Hekaton Land Fortress is a massive vehicle that delivers damage and soaks it up as well.

Hekaton Land Fortress

May your rolls be blessed with the Leagues of Votann Dice Set. You get 16 dice.

Leagues of Votann Dice Set

Keep track of your force and rules with the Datacards: Leagues of Votann. The 40 cards have Stratagem and psychic powers at your disposal.

Datacards: Leagues of Votann

Warhammer: The Horus Heresy gets new additions to its growing line.

The Deimos Pattern Predator Support Tank is a versatile vehicle and brings the plasma destroyer, magna-melta cannon, flamestorm cannon, heavy conversion beam cannon, and neutron blaster to the battlefield.

Deimos Pattern Predator Support Tank

Available from Forge World for the game are…

Corswain, Paladin of the Ninth Order is a legendary Dark Angels hero.

Corswain, Paladin of the Ninth Order

Death Guard Legion Praetors command their forces with brutal efficiency. They feature a power scythe and power weapon.

Death Guard Legion Praetors

Death Guard MkVI Upgrades make it easier to equip your MkVI Space Marines with the iconography of the Death Guard.

If Blood Angels are more your thing, the Blood Angels MkVI Upgrades will make that force proud and stand out.

Black Library features a few new releases as well.

Eisenhorn: The Omnibus spans nearly 1000 pages and contains Xenos, Malleus, Hereticus, and The Magos, as well as Regia Occulta, Missing in Action, Backcloth for a Crown Additional, and The Keeler Image, all written by Dan Abnett.

Eisenhorn: The Omnibus

The Successors: A Space Marine Anthology follows 12 lesser-known Chapters of Space Marines and will now get a paperback edition.

The Successors: A Space Marine Anthology

The Greater Good comes to audiobook as the Imperium takes on the T’au and Tyranids.

The Greater Good

The Horus Heresy Collection VIII, Dark Imperium, Dark Imperium: Plague War, and Dark Imperium: The Omnibus all get French editions.

There’s also the Black Library Horror Week Subscription. Chilling tales of Warhammer Horror are perfect for Halloween and the bundle has six digital short stories starting October 24th.

Black Library Horror Week Subscription

Leagues of Votann Army Set unboxing

The Leagues of Votann have arrived… just don’t call them Squats. We open up and show off the new army set and you can see what’s inside.

You can get yours!

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Games Workshop NOVA Open Reveal 2022: Leagues of Votann

Kicking off the NOVA Open 2022, Games Workshop had numerous reveals full of exciting things to come. Kicking things off was Warhammer 40,000 which of course showed off the anticipated Kinhosts.

In a video, the revamped Squats were shown off delivering a look at the figure line to come and there are some amazing reveals getting us even more excited for the new army.

The Leagues of Votann Army set kicks things off by featuring the first chance to get new models and the first chance to get the new codex (with a special cover). It’s coming in September. The set features Ulthar the Destined, Eunhyr Champion, two squads of warriors, and a squad of 3 grav bikes. It comes to around 500 points.

  • Leagues of Votann Army

The box comes with the Eunhyr Champion, a close combat focused character model. The figure has some options allowing you to choose from, a hammer or axe, emphasizing the close combat focus. They’re the two best close combat weapons in the army. There are also two head options, both bare.

Eunhyr Champion

Ûthar the Destined is a special character, the only named character in the codex. There’s a prophecy about the character and what he’ll lead the League too. The character features a plasma blade. He’s a force multiplier giving re-rolls and extra abilities. You can also build the miniature as a generic hero as well. The model comes with numerous options, creating a flexible kit.

Uthar the Destined

Also revealed was the Cthonian Beserk Mole Grenade Launcher. This upgrade option for the Cthonian Beserk unit, a mining based weapon that fires a grenade into the ground and pops up. It’s a bit of a throwback to the classic Squat Mole Mortar.

Cthonian Beserk Mole Grenade Launcher

Brôkhyr Iron-Master features a graviton rifle and graviton hammer. He comes with a unit of robots, a Tech-Marine type of character. The robots, while a new design, feel like they fit well and a nod to the past.

Broukhyr Iron-Master

The Grimnyr looks amazing. The character does a few different things. It’s like a psyker, a designed one though. They’re also the closest thing to priests as well. There’s a cool Nordic look to the character mixed with a little fantasy. The character also features two flying robots featuring bolter-like weapons (think wizards with their ravens).


The Hekaton Land Fortress looks massive, the largest miniature in the line. It’s the main battle tank and features a ton of weapons. There are a lot of options and the vehicle itself can take hits. As a transport, it can carry 12 warriors allowing for a lot of use and different roles in the game.

  • Hekaton Land Fortress

Overall, the army looks amazing with a nice mix of future tech with a bit of Nordic and Viking details added in. It’s definitely a great update for the classic Squats and should be exciting to see on the tabletop.

Leagues of Votann

Squats get an Exo-Armour upgrade with the Leagues of Votann Einhyr Hearthguard

The Leagues of Votann are about the best technology and armor around and you can see that in the Einhyr Hearthguard.

The Einhyr Hearthguard features the best Kin fighters and is everything from bodyguards to first-strike troops.

The armor helps with durability allowing these warriors to hold the line.

Armed with a Volkanite Disintegrator and a shoulder-mounted grenade launcher, they can lay down a solid curtain of fire as they advance. Joining the melee, they bring to the fight devastating concussion gauntlets. Options include a plasma blade, perfect for slicing and dicing.

Squats are back for Warhammer 40K as Leagues of Votann

Squats are back… seriously. Yesterday, Games Workshop released a video that quite a few thought was a prank considering the day. But, it looks like the joke was really it’s not a joke. The video which teased the return of the classic Squat army is real, though they’re back as Leagues of Votann.

Games Workshop has been teasing the return of the Squats for quite some time releasing figures for Necromunda and Blackstone Fortress but we’ll be getting a whole army with a brand new look.

Leagues of Votann refer to themselves as Kin and they have their roots in humanity creating an uneasy relationship with the Imperium of Man. They came out of the Age of Strife with more of their ancient technology intact including some that the Imperium would consider “extremely heretical”.

The look of the initial figure is quite different from the classic style which had much more of a biker gang and pirate vibe to the force.

This new faction is coming later this year to the 41st Millennium.