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Heimdall and Skurge are coming to Marvel: Crisis Protocol

Asgardians are getting some new warriors to head into battle with as Heimdall and Skurge are coming to Atomic Mass GamesMarvel: Crisis Protocol.

Heimdall is an all-seeing Asgardian in charge of defending the Bifrost, the Rainbow Bridge. Chosen by Odin himself, he is Asgard’s first line of defense against any incursion. Heimdall is able to see across time and space which could make for some interesting game mechanics. The character first appeared in Marvel comics in Journey into Mystery #85 in 1962.

Skurge the Executioner is known at once for feats of valor and foolishness. He was one of Asgard’s greatest warriors. Seduced by Amora the Enchantress, he fell in to helping her many schemes over the years. The character has also been a part of the Masters of Evil at times being a hero and villain. Skurge debuted a few years after Heimdall in Journey into Mystery #103 in 1964.

Black Swan and Supergiant are coming to Marvel: Crisis Protocol

The Black Order is getting some new members as Atomic Mass Games have revealed officially that Black Swan and Supergiant are coming the Marvel: Crisis Protocol miniature game.

Black Swan was a princess of an alternate Earth who became its only survivor when an incursion event caused her universe to collide with another. She fled into a waystation between dimensions and found the Black Swans, who took her in and raised her as one of their own. Black Swan joined the Black Order of Thanos using her ability to project eyebeams of energy and her superhuman physique to support the Mad Titan’s conquest of worlds.

Supergiant is an omnipath and telepathic parasite. A ruthless and cunning member of the Black Order, she uses these abilities to devour the intellects of those who would oppose her. After each brutal attack her incorporeal form assures a swift escape, and Supergiant absconds to plague the galaxy anew.

Black Swan debuted in New Avengers Vol. 3 #1 in January 2013 created by Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting. After initially being an enemy of the Illuminati, she eventually aligned with Namor as part of his Cabal which also included Thanos, Corvus Glaive, Maxmimus, Proxima Midnight, Terrax, and The Maker.

Supergiant was created by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opeña debuting in Infinity #1 in August 2013. The character was killed by the Lethal Legion’s Ferene in Avengers #680 in February 2018.

Unboxing: Unmatched: Marvel – Hell’s Kitchen

Make Mine Marvel… with Unmatched! The tactical combat board game dives into the Marvel Universe with Unmatched: Marvel – Hell’s Kitchen which features Elektra, Bullseye, and Daredevil!

It’s all brought to life by the masterful illustration of Oliver Barrett and Ian O’Toole.

We open up and show off everything inside!

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Unboxing: Unmatched: Marvel – Redemption Row

Make Mine Marvel… with Unmatched! The tactical combat board game dives into the Marvel Universe with Unmatched: Marvel – Redemption Row which features Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, and Luke Cage with Misty Knight!

It’s all brought to life by the masterful illustration of Matt Taylor and Ian O’Toole.

We open up and show off everything inside!

Get yours now:
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Games Workshop This Week: Eldritch Omens Arrives with Aeldari vs. Chaos

It’s a pretty light week for Games Workshop pre-orders after a pretty busy start to 2022. Warhammer 40,000 gets the big release with “Eldritch Omens“. “Eldritch Omens” is the latest campaign box that pits Aeldari against Chaos with lots of new miniatures.

The Aeldari half is commanded by the new multi-part Autarch, five new Rangers, and three brand-new Shroud Runners.

Chaos delivers a Warpsmith, five new Chosen, and a Forgefiend.

The box set also has a 32-page booklet with datasheet, narrative missions, and a new Theatre of WAr to play out the battle in. There are also 700 transfers split between the two forces.

The box set ties into the current Nachmund season of Warhammer 40,000 so works as a nice hook for those focused on that narrative campaign.

The box set has a pre-order promise, so if it’s ordered at any point during the weekend, you’re guaranteed to receive a copy.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $199 — Flipside Gaming – $169.15

Black Library has a release with Pariah. Written by Dan Abnett, Pariah finds Alizebeth Bequin caught between two former allies – Gregor Eisenhorn and Gideon Ravenor.

It’s the first entry in the Bequin series.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $16 — Flipside Gaming – $16

Pariah

Marvel’s Sisters of Battle comic series wraps up with issue #5 and an exclusive cover only available through Games Workshop.

Purchase: Games Workshop – $4.99

Marvel's Sisters of Battle

Games Workshop Next Week: Eldritch Omens Arrives with Aeldari vs. Chaos

It’s a pretty light week for Games Workshop pre-orders after a pretty busy start to 2022. Warhammer 40,000 gets the big release with “Eldritch Omens“. “Eldritch Omens” is the latest campaign box that pits Aeldari against Chaos with lots of new miniatures.

The Aeldari half is commanded by the new multi-part Autarch, five new Rangers, and three brand-new Shroud Runners.

Chaos delivers a Warpsmith, five new Chosen, and a Forgefiend.

The box set also has a 32-page booklet with datasheet, narrative missions, and a new Theatre of WAr to play out the battle in. There are also 700 transfers split between the two forces.

The box set ties into the current Nachmund season of Warhammer 40,000 so works as a nice hook for those focused on that narrative campaign.

The box set has a pre-order promise, so if it’s ordered at any point during the weekend, you’re guaranteed to receive a copy.

Black Library has a release with Pariah. Written by Dan Abnett, Pariah finds Alizebeth Bequin caught between two former allies – Gregor Eisenhorn and Gideon Ravenor.

It’s the first entry in the Bequin series.

Pariah

Marvel’s Sisters of Battle comic series wraps up with issue #5 and an exclusive cover only available through Games Workshop.

Marvel's Sisters of Battle

Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game is Here to Infect the Tabletop Multiverse!

Marvel Zombies - A Zombicide Game

CMON has launched the anticipated Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game blowing past its goal of $500,000 in no time at all.

Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game is a new skin of the popular Zombicide board game adapting the concept of Marvel Zombies, a line of comics that spanned multiple volumes and was published by Marvel Comics.

Marvel Zombies is a cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players and features original art by Marco Checchetto.

In the game, you play as Zombie Heroes who must feed off of Bystanders to reach your objectives. You’ll face uninfected superheroes and waves of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents.

Zombie heroes include Captain America, Deadpool, Wasp, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, and Hulk. Heroes include Spider-Man, Thor, Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange, Ms. Marvel, and Black Panther.

With the X-Men Resistance expansion, you play as superheroes attempting to rescue bystanders and taking a stand against Zombie Heroes and hordes of zombie mutants.

Included are Colossus, Rogue, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, and Mystique with zombie versions of Iceman, Juggernaut, Cyclops, Dark Phoenix, Psylocke, and Sabretooth!

With the Galactus game piece, you can switch between a living and zombie head and arm of Galactus! There’s hero and zombie mode where you’ll try to stop Galactus from devouring Earth or devour Galactus first! You’ll also face Silver Surfer!

There are three tiers to pledge:

  • Undead Pledge – $130 – the basic game as well as all of the rewards that are unlocked.
  • Resistance Pledge – $240 – featuring the main game as well as the X-Men Resistance expansion.
  • Galactus Pledge – $410 – The main game, X-Men Resistance, and Kickstarter exclusive Galactus Pledge!

Daredevil, Elektra, and The Hand Revealed, Plus Grunts Explained for Marvel: Crisis Protocol

2022 looks like it’s going to be an interesting year for Atomic Mass GamesMarvel: Crisis Protocol. We already have some intriguing releases revealed plus a whole new aspect to the game… Grunts!

Already teased, we now have a good look at the new “Shadowland” Daredevil, Elektra, and the Hand, all coming to the game soon.

"Shadowland" Daredevil, Elektra, and the Hand

But, the bigger news is Grunts and how they’ll work in the game. Grunts are low-level characters, think minions and henchmen, the cannon fodder.

Grunts are described as the “nameless backdrop” by Atomic Mass Games. In the game, Grunts are tied to a Parent character. They can’t enter the battlefield or be used on rosters or squards without their Parent. They’re so tied together Grunts need the Parent to even take actions. If the Parent character goes down, so goes the Grunts. But, Parents can be a part of the team without Grunts, we’ve got a heirarchy here people!

Parents will have superpowers and abilities that call Grunts in and dismiss them as well. Grunts can’t play or be chosen by allied Team Tactic Cards.

Grunts can activate with their Parent. When the Parent goes, so does the Grunts. And, a Parent can only have one Grunt character in play at a time.

Unlike current characters, Grunts don’t have Injured sides and can’t be Dazed, instead if they’re Dazed, they’re immediately KO’d instead.

This new aspect opens up a whole lot of possibilities. We’ve seen the Hand and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents but now maybe we’ll see A.I.M., Hydra agents, or even Doom Bots!

Review: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #5

Games Workshop‘s world of Warhammer 40,000 comes to Marvel comics! Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #5 has the Sisters of Battle knowing what needs to be done… purge the heretic!

Story: Torunn Grønbekk
Art: Edgar Salazar
Color: Arif Prianto
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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The Adeptus Custodes and Genestealers Cults Have Arrived to Order from Games Workshop

Games Workshop promised we’d get two new codexes in January to start the year and they have delivered with this week’s pre-orders.

Codex: Genestealer Cults allows you to make friends with your many limbs with this new army book. The army is back and updated with their Crossfire ability and new Crusade rules.

The book has two editions, the regular and a limited edition that features a soft-touch cover, printed page edges, and a black ribbon page marker.

The limited edition version retails for $80 while the regular edition is $50 from Games Workshop and $42.50 elsewhere.

Purchase: Games Workshop (limited edition/regular edition) – Flipside Gaming

Codex: Genestealer Cults

The Adeptus Custodes are getting a bit update with Codex: Adeptus Custodes. The new codex features their Sisters of Silence allies creating a whole new intriguing force.

You can get the two versions, the regular, and a limited edition that features a soft-touch cover, printed page edges, and a black ribbon page marker.

The limited edition version retails for $80 while the regular edition is $50 from Games Workshop and can find it for $42.50 elswhere.

Purchase: Games Workshop (limited edition/regular edition) – Flipside Gaming

Codex: Adeptus Custodes

You can also get Datacards and Dice Sets for each army to show off your loyalty. The cards are $25 and dice are $35 from Games Workshop while they can be found for $21.25 for the cards and $29.75 for dice elsewhere.

Purchase:
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Adeptus Custodes Dice: Games WorkshopFlipside Gaming
Genestealer Cult Cards: Games WorkshopFlipside Gaming
Genestealer Cult Dice: Games WorkshopFlipside Gaming

Black Library has some new releases including Nate Crowley‘s The Twice-dead King: Reign, book two in the series. Necron Lord Oltyx strugles with the mantle he’s craved for so long, as the Imperium harries his heels in a desperate flight from his crownworld.

The Twice-dead King: Reign will be available to pre-order in hardback, eBook, mp3 audiobook, and a luxury special edition version featuring embossed Necron details and a die-cast metal emblem on the cover.

The special edition retails for $65 while the regular edition is $27.

Purchase: Games Workshop (special edition/regular edition)

If you enjoy horror, you can get Justin D. Hill‘s The Bookkeeper’s Skull. The book takes a young enforcer cadet to dark and sinister places among the agri-facilities of a bustling capital world.

The hardback retails for $19.

Purchase: Games Workshop

The Bookkeeper’s Skull

Take The Emperor’s Finest on the go with the all-new audiobook. Ciaphas Cain joins Space Marines of the Reclamators Chapter in a daring mission aboard a xenos-filled space hulk.

 The Emperor’s Finest

Farsight: Crisis of Faith also gets an audiobook release as a promising young Commander is chosen to lead the T’au Empire’s counter-assault in the wake of the Damocles Crusade.

Farsight: Crisis of Faith

Finally from the 41st Millennium, there’s the fourth issue of Marvel’s Sisters of Battle comic. Follow Canoness Veridyan and her Adepta Sororitas Battle Sisters as they wage their war of faith upon the planet Siscia. The issue features an exclusive cover!

The comic retails for $4.99.

Purchase: Games Workshop

Marvel’s Sisters of Battle
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