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Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Witch-aelves, Nighthaunt, Middle-Earth, Adeptus Titanicus, and Blood Bowl!

It’s a fantasy sort of week for Games Workshop with next week’s pre-orders!

Nagash’s legions are back with Battletome: Nighthaunt! It features everything you need to bring this army to unlife. Get the regular edition or the limited collector’s edition which features a soft-touch cover, red ribbon marker, gilt page edges, and gold foil blocking.

Battletome: Nighthaunt

You can show off your loyalty and keep track of your forces with the Nighthaunt Warscroll Cards and Dice.

Nighthaunt Warscroll Cards and Dice

Maybe Morathi’s bloodthirsty daughters are your thing? Battletome: Daughters of Khaine is also being released with new and updated rules, lore, and abilities for the six temples of Khaine! It too has a regular and collector’s edition.

Battletome: Daughters of Khaine

Awlrach the Drowner is being released bringing spectral terror to the tabletop.

Awlrach the Drowner

Maybe you need range support for your Nighthaunt army? Then the Craventhrone Guard is what you’re looking for.

Craventhrone Guard

The Ethereal Court features three heroes – the Knight of Shrouds on Ethereal Steed, a Spirit Torment, and a Guardian of Souls.

Ethereal Court

If neither of those armies are what you’re looking for, then how about the Vanguard: Idoneth Deepkin? A great way to start your Deepkin force or expand a current one, it features 15 miniatures.

Vanguard: Idoneth Deepkin

Or how about Vanguard: Fyreslayers? A perfect start to your force, it features 26 hot-headed miniatures.

Vanguard: Fyreslayers

Expand your Fyreslayers with the Auric Runefather on Magmadroth. It’s being sold separately for the first time. It can also be used to build an Auric Runeson or Runesmiter on Magmadroth. Plus, whichever hero you don’t use can be built on foot!

Auric Runefather on Magmadroth

Defend the North of Middle-Earth with Defence of the North for the Middle Earth: Strategy Battle Game. The expansion takes players through pivotal events in the Northern Realms. It has new heroes and villains, new army lists, 22 narrative play scenarios, and six Legendary Legions.

Defence of the North

Made to Order gets a whole bunch of miniatures for the game as well. Bolster your nefarious forces of Evil with a whole heap of goblins, including the Warg Marauder shock cavalry, a malevolent Dragon, Moria Goblin heroes like Ashrâk, Drûzhag, Durbûrz, and Grôblog, and some supremely skilled Easterling Mounted Commanders. Stalwart Dwarves join the fray in the form of the Khazad Guard and Captains of Erebor, who are more than a match for any enemy in Middle-earth – no matter their height – while the Lake-town Captains command the forces of Dale against Evil.

If you need a battlefield, then look no further than the Fortress of Dol Guldur. It features six modular kits to build your ruins to battle over and within.

 Fortress of Dol Guldur

Show off your favored army with the Easterling Dice Set.

Easterling Dice Set

The Easterling’s mysterious ruler also is coming with The Dragon Emperor of Rhûn.

The Dragon Emperor of Rhûn

You can also build out your force with the elite Easterling Black Dragon Warriors.

Easterling Black Dragon Warriors

Lead the defense of the north with the Dale Commanders. It features a Captain of Dale with two Warriors of Dale to help command your armies.

Dale Commanders

The Dale Windlance is a war machine that fires fearsome Black Arrows as big as a man.

Dale Windlance

Blood Bowl gets a new release with Rumbelow Sheepskin! He’ll ram the other team and deliver touchdowns.

Rumbelow Sheepskin

Adeptus Titanicus gets a release with the Dire Wolf Heavy Scout Titan. It packs a bunch with carapace-mounted Volcano Cannons and Neutron Lasers.

White Dwarf 476 is also available with a new Tome Celestial for Hedonites who worship the Prince of Pleasure as well as sentries in Kill Team, new Warcry fighters, and Crusade rules for falling to Chaos in Warhammer 40,000.

White Dwarf 476

Black Library has a few releases. The Vincula Insurgency: Ghost Dossier 1 by Dan Abnett is getting a hardback, eBook, and audiobook release and you can get it in German too!

Warhammer Fest 2022: Grimbeorn and the Beornings for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game

Defence of the North is coming soon for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game with with it new miniatures!

The chieftain of the Beornings Grimbeorn has been revealed. Not only is he handy with an axe but can also change into a bear!

Grimbeorn

Joining him are the Beornings who can handle defending their homelands from invaders. You’ll be able to make yours unique with alternate heads and they can be armed with great bows or hand-and-a-half axes!

Beornings

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Tyranids, Head to Thondia, Made to Order, and more!

After weeks of teasing, the Tyranids are coming! The release of the army is the highlight for Games Workshop’s pre-orders next week.

You’ll need to get the new Codex: Tyranids which features all of the updated rules you’ll need to build your swarm. The book features 128-pages and is available in a regular and Collector’s Edition.

Codex: Tyranids

With a new codex comes a new miniature in the Parasite of Mortex. The bat-winged horror attacks the enemy with its razor-sharp claws but it’s the ovipositor tail you need to watch out for.

Parasite of Mortex

If you need a quick way to build your force, there’s the Combat Patrol: Tyranids. The box features 36 Termagants, a Hive Tyrant, three Tyranid Warriors, and three Ripper Swarms for about 25 Power Level’s worth of miniatures.

Combat Patrol: Tyranids

You can show off your dedication to the swarm with Tyranids Datacards and Dice Sets.

Tyranids Datacards and Dice Sets

Space Marines get some reinforcements with some classic models that’ll be available Made to Order. You can get these Space Marine Captains to add to your force.

For Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, head to Thondia!

Season of War: Thondia contains rules for playing in the savage lands in open, narrative, and matched play. There’s also the terrifying incarnation of Ghur itself – the Krondspine Incarnate! The book is available in a regular and a limited edition version.

Season of War: Thondia

Realmscape: Thondian Strongpoint arrives delivering more scenery and terrain for the tabletop.

You might need a board to play on and Realmscape: Thondian Expanse has you covered. The fold-out double-sided board takes you to the wind-swept heartlands. Get multiple boards for bigger games! One side features cracked, red earth littered with bones while the other is a dark and gloomy marsh.

Realmscape: Thondian Expanse

Head to Middle-Earth with more classic miniatures celebrating 20 years!

One of the earliest releases for the game, The Fellowship of the Ring gathers once again! This set of nine models is a classic.

The Fellowship of the Ring

Another classic is The Battle at Khazad-dûm allowing you to re-enact the iconic scene. You get the Balrog and Gandalf in this set.

The Battle at Khazad-dûm

Escape from Orthanc features Gandalf, the great eagle Gwaihir, the sought-after Palantir, and Saruman.

Escape from Orthanc

Attack at Weathertop has the Ringwraiths attacking the hobbits in this set of ten miniatures that includes Aragorn, the Witch-King of Angmar, and a tiny fireplace.

Attack at Weathertop

Wrapping things up is the Ambush at Amon Hen recreating this key moment. Here’s your opportunity to get Boromir with arrows sticking out!

 Ambush at Amon Hen

White Dwarf 475 is coming with updated rules for Kharadron Overlords, info on Thondia, and so much more!

White Dwarf 475

Black Library won’t be outdone. You can get Classic Inferno! 46 via print on demand. It features Dan Abnett, CS Goto, Nathan Long, and CL Werner.

Classic Inferno! 46

Titanicus by Dan Abnett arrives in MP3 audiobook.

Titanicus

Graham McNeill‘s Lord of Mars also arrives in MP3.

Lord of Mars

The Sons of Horus Legion Cataphractii Praetor and Amon Hen are Available Now from Forge World

Forge World has two new releases available now. You can expand your games of The Horus Heresy or recreate infamous scenes in Middle-earth.

Pick up this recreation of Amon Hen. Play out Boromir’s last stand! The scenery kit is available for $220.

Amon Hen

The Horus Heresy has a new release with the Sons of Horus Cataphractii Praetor! Lead your forces and earn favor by showing off its combat and tactical prowess! The miniature is available for $44.

Sons of Horus Cataphractii Praetor

Games Workshop’s 2021 Battleforces are Available Now

This year’s Battle Box releases are now available to order from Games Workshop! Each box retails for $210 which is a savings of about $50 per box.

There are four Battleforces for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar.

Nothing says Christmas like Vampires! The Revenant Legion has everything you need featuring 66 models including a bestial Vengorian Lord, five barded Blood Knights, 20 Deathrattle Skeleton warriors, and 40 Deadwalker Zombies!

Revenant Legion

The Hedonites of Slaanesh are led by a Shardspeaker and features three Slaangor Fiendbloods, ten Blissbarb archers – plus a lowly homunculus – and five Exalted Seekers which can be built as either Slickblades or Blissbarbs. Then there are ten elite warriors you can build as Mymirdesh Painbringers or frenzied Symbraesh Twinsouls.

Hedonites of Slaanesh

The Lumineth Realm-Lords Battleforce features Vanari Auralan Wardens, Bladelords, Dawnriders, and a Starshard Ballista, all led by a Vanari Bannerblade and a Lord Regent, this is the perfect Tyrionic hammer for newly arrived Realm-lords.

 Lumineth Realm-Lords

Ossiarch Bonereapers is commanded by a Mortisan Boneshaper and a Soulreaper, these immortal debt collectors include 20 Mortek Guard and three Necropolis Stalkers – or three Immortis Guard, if you prefer. A Gothizzar Harvester refashions errant bones into new constructs for the army, while the Mortek Crawler hurls the gift of caskets of screaming souls at besieged enemies.

Ossiarch Bonereapers

 There are six Battleforces for Warhammer 40,000 as well.

Prepare for war with the Space Marines “Shieldbreaker Strike Force” Battleforce. It includes a Captain and his entourage of Bladeguard Veterans lead a balanced heavy infantry force of 10 Intercessors, 10 Assault Intercessors, and five Heavy Intercessors. Meanwhile, a fast and agile Storm Speeder Hailstrike is perfect for flanking enemy forces, or taking down hard targets when built either as the Hammerstrike or Thunderstrike variant.

Space Marines "Shieldbreaker Strike Force" Battleforce

The Adepta Sororitas “Purgatos Mission” has a Sister Dogmata commanding this force, which is composed of five Celestian Sacrosancts, 10 Battle Sisters, an Immolator armed transport, and a mighty Exorcist tank.

Adepta Sororitas "Purgatos Mission"

The Adeptus Mechanicus “Omnissiah’s Talon” features Five speedy Pteraxii, five stealthy Ruststalkers, and three Serberys Raiders make up the core of this battleforce, supported by the Ironstrider Ballistarii’s powerful cognis lascannons. Behind them marches a unit of 10 Skitarii Rangers and their Tech-priest Manipulus commander.

Adeptus Mechanicus "Omnissiah's Talon"

The Death Guard “Plaguefester Warband” features a Champion and Icon Bearer leading seven Plague Marines and three Deathshroud Terminators. Three Myphitic Blight-haulers and a Plagueburst Crawler cover their march.

Death Guard "Plaguefester Warband"

Rise from a slumber with the Necrons “Worldscour Legion”. A Psychomancer cryptek leads the force, with a unit of 10 Necron Warriors and three Scarab Swarms. Also included is a Lokhust Heavy Destroyer, three Ophydian Destroyers, five Flayed Ones, and two huge Canoptek Doomstalkers.

Necrons "Worldscour Legion"

The Orks “Killdakka Warband” features five Nobz, 20 Boyz, and 10 Gretchin with their Runtherd handler, Da Boss on his Deffkilla Wartrike. Also included is a Big Mek with Shokk Attack Gun and a Dakkajet.

Orks "Killdakka Warband"

There’s also some new releases for the Middle-Earth: Strategy Battle Game! Expand your scenery choices with some new items from GW!

The Rohan Stronghold features a village of houses, as well as walls and watchtowers to help build your own Rohan settlement. It retails for $280.

Rohan Stronghold

Battleforces Highlight Games Workshops Pre-Orders for Next Week

Games Workshop has revealed this year’s new battle box releases and they’ll soon be available for order! There are four Battleforces for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar.

Nothing says Christmas like Vampires! The Revenant Legion has everything you need featuring 66 models including a bestial Vengorian Lord, five barded Blood Knights, 20 Deathrattle Skeleton warriors, and 40 Deadwalker Zombies!

Revenant Legion

The Hedonites of Slaanesh are led by a Shardspeaker and features three Slaangor Fiendbloods, ten Blissbarb archers – plus a lowly homunculus – and five Exalted Seekers which can be built as either Slickblades or Blissbarbs. Then there are ten elite warriors you can build as Mymirdesh Painbringers or frenzied Symbraesh Twinsouls.

Hedonites of Slaanesh

The Lumineth Realm-Lords Battleforce features Vanari Auralan Wardens, Bladelords, Dawnriders, and a Starshard Ballista, all led by a Vanari Bannerblade and a Lord Regent, this is the perfect Tyrionic hammer for newly arrived Realm-lords.

 Lumineth Realm-Lords

Ossiarch Bonereapers is commanded by a Mortisan Boneshaper and a Soulreaper, these immortal debt collectors include 20 Mortek Guard and three Necropolis Stalkers – or three Immortis Guard, if you prefer. A Gothizzar Harvester refashions errant bones into new constructs for the army, while the Mortek Crawler hurls the gift of caskets of screaming souls at besieged enemies.

Ossiarch Bonereapers

 There are six Battleforces for Warhammer 40,000 which will be available in December.

Prepare for war with the Space Marines “Shieldbreaker Strike Force” Battleforce. It includes a Captain and his entourage of Bladeguard Veterans lead a balanced heavy infantry force of 10 Intercessors, 10 Assault Intercessors, and five Heavy Intercessors. Meanwhile, a fast and agile Storm Speeder Hailstrike is perfect for flanking enemy forces, or taking down hard targets when built either as the Hammerstrike or Thunderstrike variant.

Space Marines "Shieldbreaker Strike Force" Battleforce

The Adepta Sororitas “Purgatos Mission” has a Sister Dogmata commanding this force, which is composed of five Celestian Sacrosancts, 10 Battle Sisters, an Immolator armed transport, and a mighty Exorcist tank.

Adepta Sororitas "Purgatos Mission"

The Adeptus Mechanicus “Omnissiah’s Talon” features Five speedy Pteraxii, five stealthy Ruststalkers, and three Serberys Raiders make up the core of this battleforce, supported by the Ironstrider Ballistarii’s powerful cognis lascannons. Behind them marches a unit of 10 Skitarii Rangers and their Tech-priest Manipulus commander.

Adeptus Mechanicus "Omnissiah's Talon"

The Death Guard “Plaguefester Warband” features a Champion and Icon Bearer leading seven Plague Marines and three Deathshroud Terminators. Three Myphitic Blight-haulers and a Plagueburst Crawler cover their march.

Death Guard "Plaguefester Warband"

Rise from a slumber with the Necrons “Worldscour Legion”. A Psychomancer cryptek leads the force, with a unit of 10 Necron Warriors and three Scarab Swarms. Also included is a Lokhust Heavy Destroyer, three Ophydian Destroyers, five Flayed Ones, and two huge Canoptek Doomstalkers.

Necrons "Worldscour Legion"

The Orks “Killdakka Warband” features five Nobz, 20 Boyz, and 10 Gretchin with their Runtherd handler, Da Boss on his Deffkilla Wartrike. Also included is a Big Mek with Shokk Attack Gun and a Dakkajet.

Orks "Killdakka Warband"

There’s also some new releases for the Middle-Earth: Strategy Battle Game! Expand your scenery choices with some new items from GW!

The Rohan Stronghold features a village of houses, as well as walls and watchtowers to help build your own Rohan settlement.

Rohan Stronghold

Pick up this recreation of Amon Hen. Play out Boromir’s last stand!

Amon Hen

The Horus Heresy has a new release with the Sons of Horus Cataphractii Praetor! Lead your forces and earn favor by showing off its combat and tactical prowess!

Sons of Horus Cataphractii Praetor

King Dáin Ironfoot and Thorin III ‘Stonehelm’ come to the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game

Forgeworld has a new release for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game. King Dáin Ironfoot and Thorin III ‘Stonehelm’ are available now in a two-pack that retails for $33.

Lead the defence of Erebor with its two mightiest Heroes. Inspire your Dwarves with Dáin Ironfoot, King Under the Mountain. Out-strategise enemy Heroes with Thorin III ‘Stonehelm’.

This kit comprises 7 resin components with which you can assemble the two miniatures.

King Dáin Ironfoot and Thorin III 'Stonehelm'

The Death Guard Arrives for Pre-Order Next Week Plus Necromunda, Night Lords, Lord of the Rings, and more!

After being delayed, Nurgle‘s chosen, the Death Guard, arrive for Warhammer 40,000 in next week’s pre-order.

Codex: Death Guard has arrived and it’s full of lore, art, and the rules you need to spread death and disease across the battlefield of the 40K universe. You can choose between two editions with the collector’s edition featuring a soft-touch cover and foil blocking.

Also available will be Datacards for the Death Guard to help you focus and keep track of your force.

Death Guard Datacards

There’ll also be easier ways to build your forces. A new Combat Patrol will be available. It features Typhus, Herald of Nurgle, Plague Marines, Poxwalkers, and a Biologus Putrifier.

Death Guard Combat Patrol

With the old also comes something new with the Lord of Virulence. This leader is protected by Terminator armor and will spread disease with a plague spewer.

Lord of Virulence

You’ll also be able to add to the battlefield with the Miasmic Malignifier. It doesn’t just look on the table, it’ll also help the Contagions of Nurgle spread even further.

Miasmic Malignifier

Some other models get repackaged as well.

The Chosen of Mortarion are three models that were featured in the previous edition of Warhammer 40K’s starter box.

Chosen of Mortarion

You can also show off your allegiance to Nurgle with the Contamination Corps Collection that includes everything above in one package and some signed artwork as well.

Contamination Corps Collection

But, if you need to spread disease even further, you can expand your force with a box of Poxwalkers.

Poxwalkers

You can travel from the future to the fantasy world of Middle Earth as well with some releases for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game. Returning releases include Frodo, Sam, and Gollum, Haldir, Gildor Inglorion and Glorfindel, Black Riders, Dead Marsh Spectres, and Barrow-wights.

Necromunda gets a release in Phyrr Cats for House Escher.

Phyrr Cats

Forge World has releases with the Contekar Terminators for the Night Lords.

Contekar Terminators

Black Library also has some releases to flesh out the various worlds.

The second novella in the Siege of Terra series, Fury of Magnus arrives as a hardback book, ebook, and MP3 audiobook.

Fury of Magnus

Dan Abnett‘s short story collection Lord of the Dark Millennium arrives in paperback.

Lord of the Dark Millennium

Book 5 in the Siege of Terra series gets a limited edition hardback with Mortis.

Mortis

Alpharius: Head of the Hydra is the next in The Horus Heresy: Primarchs series. It gets a numbered limited edition hardback.

Alpharius: Head of the Hydra

Available from Forge World, Gundabad War Bats for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game

Today’s Forge World release is the Gunbad War Bats for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game. The set features two resin miniatures, each with a 40mm round base. You can find the rules for the War Bats in the Armies of the Hobbit book.

Dwelling in the northern fortress of Gundabad, these bats have been bred solely for war. Flying ahead of Bolg’s army, the War Bats are the first of Bolg’s reinforcements to reach the Battle of the Five Armies. Razor-sharp talons pluck warriors from the field of battle, piercing armour and tearing flesh as they fling their prey to the ground.

You can pre-order the Gunbad War Bats now for $47. They will ship on December 4.

Gunbad War Bats
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