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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

It’s a Big Week of Dragons, Dungeon Bowl, Necromunda Outcasts, and head to Middle-Earth and explore Balin’s Tomb

Games Workshop newest pre-orders are here and it’s full of highly anticipated releases. There’s something for everyone this week!

For Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, Krondys and Karazai are coming! The Sons of Dracothian are here to fight on behalf of the Stormcast Eternals. Krondys brings powerful Draconith magic while Karazai lets his rage take over. The kit retails for $150.

Joining them are the Stormdrake Guard. These dragon-riding Stormcast pack a mighty punch, especially when fielded in all-dragon armies. You can also make them into Knight-Draconis. The kit retails for $110.

Stormdrake Guard

Fans of Blood Bowl have a lot coming.

Dungeon Bowl is the subterranean version of Blood Bowl. Full of chests and portals hiding the ball, the Colleges of Magic gather their teams to settle scores. The box set retails for $160 on the Games Workshop website but you can get it from other retailers for $136.

Dungeon Bowl

Expand your Goblin teams with accessories like a dice set, card pack, and double-sided pitch with dugouts. The dice retail for $18, the pitch retails for $47, and the cards retail for $27.

 Goblin team accesories

The Underhive Outcasts come to Necromunda! This new gang battles it out with the official Houses. While they may be outgunned, they make up for it in their numbers. The gang retails for $42.

Underhive Outcasts

You’ll need rules to play them and that’s where the Book of the Outcast comes in. The 136-page book features gang tactics, Hangers-on, Gang Strongholds, and Outcast scenarios as well as a whole Outlander Campaign, plus more! The physical book retails for $47 and a digital version is available.

Book of the Outcast

How about battling it out in a market? You can get the Zone Mortalis: Underhive Market which features the essentials to give your setting some nice flair. The scenery retails for $50.

Zone Mortalis: Underhive Market

Underhive Outcasts Gang Tactics are handy reference cards for your Outcast gang fighters, plus 18 tricksy Outcast gang tactics. You can get them for $15.

Underhive Outcasts Gang Tactics

Battle in Balin’s Tomb with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring™ – Battle in Balin’s Tomb. This new boxed game allows for an easy way to dive into the world of Middle-Earth. Recreate the iconic scene with 22 plastic miniatures that include the Fellowship, 12 Moria Goblins, and a mighty Cave Troll. The game retails for $75.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring™ – Battle in Balin’s Tomb

Games Workshop continues to license things out with Starforged Warhammer 40,000 Keyrings and Purity Seal Pin Badge.

Show off your love of the game with new keyrings of a melta bomb, bolter round, and a Ultramarines storm shield. There’s also an Imperial Aquila Purity Seal Pin Badge.

If you enjoy your fantasy how about Starforged Warhammer Age of Sigmar Keyrings. You can choose from a Khornate Shield and a Sigmarite Shield.

Starforged Warhammer Age of Sigmar Keyrings

Black Library has some releases starting with the Forges of Mars Special Edition Boxed Set Collection. Graham McNeill’s explosive Forges of Mars trilogy – Priests of Mars, Lords of Mars, and Gods of Mars into a special edition boxed set. It also features a short story, Zero Day Exploit. The box set retails for $150.

Forges of Mars Special Edition Boxed Set Collection

If you want more tanks in your story, then check out Andy Clark’s Steel Tread that follows the footsteps of Hadeya Etsul as she takes charge of a dysfunctional Cadian tank crew. The book retails for $16 or get it for the same amount from an independent retailer.

 Steel Tread

It’s a Big Week of Dragons, Dungeon Bowl, Necromunda Outcasts, Adeptus Titanicus, and head to Middle-Earth and explore Balin’s Tomb

Games Workshop has revealed next week’s upcoming pre-orders and it’s full of highly anticipated releases.

For Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, Krondys and Karazai are coming! The Sons of Dracothian are here to fight on behalf of the Stormcast Eternals. Krondys brings powerful Draconith magic while Karazai lets his rage take over.

Joining them are the Stormdrake Guard. These dragon-riding Stormcast pack a mighty punch, especially when fielded in all-dragon armies.

Stormdrake Guard

Coming for Warhammer 40,000 is some made-to-order Chaplains. These classic sculpts are back and here’s your chance to add some classics to your Space Marine forces.

 Chaplains

Fans of Blood Bowl have a lot coming.

Dungeon Bowl is the subterranean version of Blood Bowl. Full of chests and portals hiding the ball, the Colleges of Magic gather their teams to settle scores.

Dungeon Bowl

Expand your Goblin teams with accessories like a dice set, card pack, and double-sided pitch with dugouts.

 Goblin team accesories

The Underhive Outcasts come to Necromunda! This new gang battles it out with the official Houses. While they may be outgunned, they make up for it in their numbers.

Underhive Outcasts

You’ll need rules to play them and that’s where the Book of the Outcast comes in. The 136-page book features gang tactics, Hangers-on, Gang Strongholds, and Outcast scenarios as well as a whole Outlander Campaign, plus more!

Book of the Outcast

How about battling it out in a market? You can get the Zone Mortalis: Underhive Market which features the essentials to give your setting some nice flair.

Zone Mortalis: Underhive Market

Underhive Outcasts Gang Tactics are handy reference cards for your Outcast gang fighters, plus 18 tricksy Outcast gang tactics.

Underhive Outcasts Gang Tactics

It’s not all Outcasts, Escher get a new tool at their disposal with the Escher Khimerix. This gene-spliced monstrosity has an appetite and is ready to do some damage.

Escher Khimerix

Battle in Balin’s Tomb with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring™ – Battle in Balin’s Tomb. This new boxed game allows for an easy way to dive into the world of Middle-Earth. Recreate the iconic scene with 22 plastic miniatures that include the Fellowship, 12 Moria Goblins, and a mighty Cave Troll.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring™ – Battle in Balin’s Tomb

Adeptus Titanicus gets some new tools of war with the Armiger Knights and Mechanicum Knights Moirax. They’re tiny but they bring speed and firepower.

Games Workshop continues to license things out with Starforged Warhammer 40,000 Keyrings and Purity Seal Pin Badge.

Show off your love of the game with new keyrings of a melta bomb, bolter round, and a Ultramarines storm shield. There’s also an Imperial Aquila Purity Seal Pin Badge.

If you enjoy your fantasy how about Starforged Warhammer Age of Sigmar Keyrings. You can choose from a Khornate Shield and a Sigmarite Shield.

Starforged Warhammer Age of Sigmar Keyrings

Black Library has some releases starting with the Forges of Mars Special Edition Boxed Set Collection. Graham McNeill’s explosive Forges of Mars trilogy – Priests of Mars, Lords of Mars, and Gods of Mars into a special edition boxed set. It also features a short story, Zero Day Exploit.

Forges of Mars Special Edition Boxed Set Collection

If you want more tanks in your story, then check out Andy Clark’s Steel Tread that follows the footsteps of Hadeya Etsul as she takes charge of a dysfunctional Cadian tank crew.

 Steel Tread

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'

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

Games Workshop Reveals Army Boxes, Blood Angels, and More for Next Week’s Pre-Orders

Next weekend Games Workshop gets loaded up for the holidays with the release of a new codex for Warhammer 40K and army boxes for 40K and Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. Check out below what you’ll be able to pre-order starting Saturday, November 28.

Fall into the red thirst with the new codex for the Blood Angels. The sons of Sanguinius get the spotlight with a new book covering their history, heraldry, and specialized units. There are unique rules for the Blood Angels and their successor Chapters. The codex has a regular and limited edition.

You’ll be able to show off your devotion to the army with datacards and dice. The Blood Angels Datacards help keep track of Strategems, psychic powers, and new Death Visions. You’ll also be able to deal some damage with new red and black Blood Angels dice that fit the army featuring blood drops!

But you’ll need a force to do battle with and Games Workshop has you covered with all new models!

Build a force quickly with Combat Patrol: Blood Angels. The box features some core troops and a Librarian to lead them, an Impulsor, and a pair of Blood Angels upgrade frames.

Combat Patrol: Blood Angels

But, what’s a Blood Angels force without the Death Company?! You’ll be able to get Death Company Intercessors to strike terror in your opponents. The kit features five Intercessors and a Blood Angels upgrade frame.

Death Company Intercessors

But, it’s not just Blood Angels in the spotlight, Space Marines as a whole get some reinforcements.

You’ll be able to get Assault Intercessors to add to your force. The multipart kit contains loads of new weapon options and poses including several options to equip your Sergeant. There’s enough to build a full squad of 10.

Assault Intercessors

The Primaris Space Marines also get their first main battle tank in the Gladiator. With it you’ll be able to build the Valiant, Reaper, or Lancer tanks!

Gladiator

Army boxes are an easy way to build your forces and Games Workshop is releasing a handful for both Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer: Age of Sigmar.

For Age of Sigmar, you’ll be able to get:

  • Disciples of Tzeentch – Fatesworn Host – Massed mortal infantry supported by a greater daemon of Tzeentch
  • Kharadron Overlords – Barak-Nar Skyfleet – Plunder the realms and turn a tidy profit with this airborne force of Kharadron Overlords, led by none other than Lord-Magnate Brokk Grungsson.
  • Gloomspite Gitz – Fungal Loonhorde – Loads of troggoths and loads of squigs, a mix of heavy-hitters and cheap-and-cheerful infantry
  • Ogor Mawtribes – Meatgrinder Warglutt – An army of ogors is ready to devour the realms, led by a Tyrant and supported by an Aleguzzler Gargant!

You can also start a whole new force or bolster an existing one with these Warhammer 40,000 army boxes:

  • Space Marines – Interdiction Force – A highly mobile force of Vanguard units, including an Impulsor and an Invictor Tactical Warsuit, plus all the Phobos armor
  • Necrons – Eradication Legion – A great way to expand on the contents of the Indomitus box or any of the starter sets, and it includes an imposing Triarch Stalker and a swift and deadly Doom Scythe!
  • Astra Militarum – Bastion Platoon – Ground-pounding units, along with a few choice support vehicles, will form the core of a great collection. Also works as a Genestealer Cult or Chaos Cultists!
  • Chaos Space Marines – Decimation Warband – Stuffed with heavy infantry, a Chaos Lord to lead them, and a massive Maulerfiend (or Forgefiend) to offer support.
  • T’au Empire – Starpulse Cadre – Loads of battlesuits, a variety of infantry, plus a Piranha for good measure!
  • Tyranids – Brood Swarm – Genestealers, Gargoyles, and a bunch of big beasties!

Black Library has you covered with Guy Haley‘s Astorath: Angel of Mercy which will be available as a hardback limited edition. The release is limited to 1,250 copies and it’s signed by the author. The book also contains Haley’s short story, “The Redeemer”.

Astorath: Angel of Mercy

If audiobooks are more your thing, Nexus + Other Stories will be available to pre-order as well. This collection includes a novella, plus more than a dozen short stories that explore many of the factions across the galaxy. It’s as exciting for someone just getting started with Warhammer 40,000 as it is for seasoned veterans.

Nexus + Other Stories

Forge World also has a release for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game! If you need a unit to help harass the enemy for your Azog’s Legion army, they’ve got you covered. War Bats are bred by Azog’s servants in Gundabad. They soar ahead of Bolg’s armies, flying behind enemy lines to snatch at vulnerable archers and war machine crews with their razor-sharp talons. They’ll be available for pre-order on Friday!

War Bats
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