It’s a hodge podge upcoming pre-order week for Games Workshop with releases for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, Warhammer: The Horus Heresy, the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game, and Black Library. Check out everything you’ll be able to soon get.
The Flesh-eater Courts Army Set is the first place to get some of the new models coming for the Flesh-eater Court. It’s packed with what you need to muster a glittering new host of noble knights and redoubtable peasants.
The set contains 25 completely new plastic miniatures: one mighty Abhorrant Gorewarden as general, his trusty Varghulf Courtier, 3 lightning-fast Morbheg Knights, and 20 obdurate Cryptguard.
There’s also an exclusive launch edition of the new 88-page Battletome: Flesh-eater Courts, 27 warscroll cards, 30 tokens, and 33 enhancement cards, all of which are only available in this set (though the battletome will be released separately in a different format).
For those who want something more futuristic and with speed comes the MKVI Assault Squad for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy. This is a box of 10 plastic Assault Marines for deployment in your Horus Heresy games. You get enough components to arm your squad with chainswords and either bolt pistols or combat shields, plus a range of accessories, and a Sergeant with extra weapons options and two heads. The kit is entirely compatible with all MKVI upgrade sets, including Legion-specific accessories.
Games Workshop is making it a bit easier to get the iconography right on your miniatures with the Legiones Astartes Transfer Sheet. It features general squad markings, honour signs, numerals and lettering suited for all 18 Legions. The Infantry sheet contains 1,280 decals in total, while the Vehicle sheet includes 510. Note that there’s no Legion-specific heraldry included on either set of transfers.
Head to Middle-earth and the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game with two releases.
King of the Dead and Heralds get a Clear Plastic version. It’s a translucent blue plastic featuring the King of the Dead and two Heralds brandishing Banners of the Dead. This is a recast of the current models, taking on a more ghostly form as they bring ruin to the forces of Mordor.
The king gets his army with the Warriors of the Dead also in Clear Plastic. This set contains 20 Warriors of the Dead cast in the same clear blue plastic. These are also existing miniatures which have been recast for a ghostly effect.
Both of these clear plastic kits will be available while stocks last.
White Dwarf 495 features information on all the new Tyranids and the Fourth Tyrannic War. You’ll also find new special mission rules for Boarding Actions in the current edition of Warhammer 40,000, Warcry rules for taking your Free City fighters on a Dawnbringer Crusade, Kill Team rules for jungle warfare – complete with jungle cards – and much, much more.
The surprise second holiday release is here with Da Grotmas Gitz. This model will be available for a strictly limited period in December, so snap yours up quick!
Spruce up your bases with Brimstein Firegrass, vermillion grass tufts, which are perfect for scorched battlefield. In all, you get 155 tufts in four different sizes.
Black Library has multiple releases to keep you entertained during the holiday season.
Vaults of Terra Collection gets a special edition. Chris Wraight’s thrilling trilogy about corruption at the very heart of Humanity’s home world is limited to just 1,500 copies signed by the author. All three volumes are collected in a fancy slipcase with leather-effect covers, ribbon bookmarks, and an extra short story in each.
Two more classic titles come to MP3 audiobook for the first time. In Steven B Fischer’s Witchbringer, former Cadian Captain Glavia Aerand’s newfound psychic talents press her into more hazardous service, while Commissar Gaunt and the Tanith First and Only are back in action in Blood Pact by Dan Abnett. Additionally, the Damocles collection of short stories has been re-recorded.
Black Library Advent eShorts 2023 return this December with one short story every two days in the run-up to Christmas. There are 12 stories in total, from luminaries such as Adrian Tchaikovsky, Nate Crowley, and Mike Brooks, telling tales from all the worlds of Warhammer. You can buy these eShorts separately, or purchase a subscription to get all 12 for the price of 10.
It’s a packed week of releases with a heavy 40K focus as two armies launch for Warhammer 40K, Kill Team gets a release, and Necromunda also gets some anticipated releases. Then there are books from Black Library too! Check out below to see what’s coming from Games Workshop and Forge World.
Codex: Necrons brings updated rules for the ancient robotic force. It contains 47 datasheets, 5 individual Detachments, Crusade Rules, Combat Patrol Rules, and of course background, painting guide, and more. You can get the regular edition as well as a Collectors’ Edition with a soft-touch cover, unique cover art, a ribbon bookmark, and green foil blocking.
Imotekh the Stormlord is one of the mightiest Necron Overlords. He returns to the battlefield with a new miniature flexing his clawed gauntlet of fire. His hyperlogical strategic skills confer an extra Command Point every turn, while unnatural lightning strikes any foolish enough to approach.
Orikan the Diviner is a master astromancer with many millennia of experience. As a Master Chronomancer, he affords his bodyguards a 4+ invulnerable save, and once per game he can channel cosmic alignments to triple his Strength and Attacks in combat.
The Overlord with Translocation Shroud features a Translocation Shroud that allows your Overlord and a squad to Advance 6” every time, phasing through terrain, buildings, and enemy units as they move.
The Overlord with Tachyon Arrow is a recent boxed set release now available on its own. With the tachyon arrow, it can launch a hyperaccelerated thunderbolt out to a range of 72″ for a Strength 16 shot that causes D6+2 damage.
The Royal Warden is another miniature previously only available as part of a boxed set. The Royal Warden allows a unit it’s attached to to Charge or Shoot even after they’ve Fallen Back.
Starting a Necron force or want to expand your current one? Then check out the Combat Patrol: Necrons. Amonhotekh’s Guard features 19 miniatures for use both in full games of Warhammer 40,000 and Combat Patrol. It contains an Overlord with Tachyon Arrow, a Canoptek Doomstalker, 3 Skorpekh Destroyers with a Plasmacyte, 3 Scarab Swarms, and 10 Necron Warriors.
You can show off your love of the Necron Dynasties and keep track of your army with the Necron Datasheet Cards and Dice. The dice feature the faction icon on each 6 face. The cards include 47 individual datasheets for quick reference and 5 more for Combat Patrol, and one card for the army rules.
Devotees of the Machine God will be excited for Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus. It features 30 datasheets, 5 Detachments, painting guides, artwork, lore, and rules for Crusade and Combat Patrol. You can get a standard edition and a Collector’s Edition with different cover, ribbon mark, and red foil blocking.
Sydonian Skratos is a new addition to the Adeptus Mechanics. The sniper sentinel sports long legs to… yeah. Take out enemy troops or tanks based on which version you assemble.
Build your Adeptus Mechanics force with the Combat Patrol: Adeptus Mechanicus. Purge Corps Deltic-9 features 19 miniatures led by the portly Tech-Priest Manipulus Skand, and features 3 Serberys Sulphurhounds (which can also be made into Serberys Raiders), 5 Pteraxii Sterylizors (which may also be built as Pteraxii Skystalkers), and 10 Skitarii Vanguard (who may also be built as Skitarii Rangers).
Keep track of your army or get some lucky rolls with the Adeptus Mechanicus Datasheet Cards and Dice. This set of 35 Datasheet Cards comes with red foil edging, and features all 30 Adeptus Mechanicus datasheets, 4 Combat Patrol datasheets, and an army rule Card. 16 six-sided dice come in classic Martian red and sport the classic cog symbol on each 6 face.
Kill Team: Approved Ops – Tac Ops & Mission Card Pack is a set of 57 cards that provide the quickest and most convenient way to set up matched play games of Kill Team. It’s an official update to the previous Critical Ops card pack that includes the 2022 Close Quarters update, including Map Cards and Tac Ops specific to Close Quarters games.
Necromunda gets a large addition to some of its smallest warriors with the Ironhead Squat Prospectors Skalvian Explorator Exclusively available to gangs of Ironhead Squat Prospectors, this all-terrain fortress-on-tracks can more than hold its own in even the most protracted battles out there in the ash wastes – and once you’re done, you’ll earn credits from hauling precious cargo. This is an expert kit made of Forge World resin.
Asun’ghar, the Lady of Ash leads the fightback for the Ash Wastes Nomads. Accompanied by her loyal macro-grapplehawk Terror’s Shadow, Asun’ghar is a house agent whom Nomads gangs may petition for aid in their struggle against anyone making a stink outside the confines of the underhive. She’s made of Forge World resin.
The Ash Wastes Outpost collects all of the Thatos-pattern terrain kits for Necromunda – which are also well-suited to games of Warhammer 40,000, Kill Team, and Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – including 1 Hab Module, 1 Extended Hab Module, a Large Platform, a Tall Platform, a Small Platform, and 4 Walkways – enough to build a substantial ash wastes settlement.
Black Library has a few releases as well.
Warboss by Mike Brooks gets a paperback edition. With only one bastion still standing on the once unconquerable fortress world of Aranua, Warboss Gazrot Goresnappa should be basking in the light of impending victory. Instead, he lies dead beneath a decapitated Gargant’s head. The biggest and baddest bosses from each of the six (no-longer-united) clans step forward to duke it out and become the next warboss – but the ork gods have other plans. A prophecy foretells of a mysterious gate that lies beneath the human city. The one true warboss will be the first to find it, and will use it to turn the galaxy green. Who will the green gods deem worthy?
God-Machines: A Titan Omnibus comes out in paperback as well. It features stories from Gav Thorpe, David Annandale, Andy Clark, Graham McNeill, and Ian St. Martin. The Titans of the Adeptus Titanicus and the Knights of the Questor Houses are towering war engines, each an effigy of the Omnissiah bristling with weapons enough to lay armies to waste. For 10,000 years these behemoths have stood and fought in service of the Emperor. 10 short stories are packed into this release!
Black Library also has two German releases. Assassinorum: Kingmaker by Robert Rath and Ahriman: The Omnibus by John French are both coming out. In the former, a Vindicare and a Callidus Assassin are tasked with eliminating a seditious leader and safely steering a pro-Imperial candidate to the throne – if only their target wasn’t the pilot of a massive Imperial Knight… The latter collects three novels and numerous short stories all concerning Ahriman, the greatest and most hubristic sorcerer of the Thousand Sons.
The Space Marine: The Board Game gets a release for Japan and China. This quick-playing board game for two people contains Captain Titus himself, ready to hold off a tide of 20 Termagants and two Ripper Swarms. This product is available from selected retail partners.
It’s getting cold so warm up with the Knitted Chaos Hat and Scarf. These are on sale right now on the Warhammer webstore and from selected Warhammer stores.
The Christmas Pin Set contains 1 pin of da Revolushunary himself, 1 of his untrustworthy Squig Bounca, and a Gingerbread Gobbo. This set is on sale right now on the Warhammer webstore and from selected Warhammer stores.
Keep your feet warm with the Da Red Gobbo and Squig Slipper Socks. These too are available right now from the Warhammer webstore and from selected Warhammer stores (except in China and Japan).
After the initial box set release, Warhammer: Age of Sigmar‘s Cities of Sigmar is getting a full, proper release. It’s a big week for Age of Sigmar with a lot of releases. Check out everything you’ll be able to order soon!
Battletome: Cities of Sigmar provides all the rules, background, and more you need to muster your force. It covers the history of Cities of Sigmar, features a detailed painting guide, a gallery of gorgeous miniatures, and all the rules you need to play them. That includes 50 warscrolls and Pitched Battle Profiles. Also included is a token board containing nine Order Rules Tokens and 32 Order Tokens. You can also get a limited edition version which features a red ribbon marker, gold glit page edges, and gold foil text.
Tahlia Vedra, Lioness of The Parch is a skilled mercenary whose keen strategic mind has seen her rise through the ranks of the Freeguilds – and revolutionize them in the process – Tahlia Vedra remains first and foremost a warrior of the people. Leading from the front lines, she rides her manticore Infernadine and inspires her fellow soldiers to fight with Aqshian ardour.
Pontifex Zenestra, Matriarch of The Great Wheel appeals to the faith in the God-King Sigmar. Uncompromising and unknowable, Zenestra is carried into battle on the back of a sacred palanquin, a curious skeletal double in tow, as her battlefield sermons whip allies into a frenzy.
The Freeguild Cavalier-Marshal is a general who can galvanize even the most beleaguered soldier into action. Though they often accompany Freeguild Cavaliers on line-breaking charges, these Marshals carry the weight of the logistics of the Dawnbringer Crusades, hence all the gear.
Freeguild Marshal & Relic Envoy are veterans who prefer a ground-level view of combat, sending orders down the line of battle via their Relic Envoys. The Marshal themselves have a wide array of build options, including three different heads, options for a shield in either hand, and a choice of weapons.
The Freeguild Command Corps are an eclectic bunch of characters each with their own specialisation. The group consists of a powerful Arch-Knight, a flag-waving Great Herald, an ever-watchful Whisperblade, a grim War Surgeon, a morbid Soul Shepherd, and their loyal Mascot Gargoylian, with a bevy of cosmetic customization options.
The Alchemite Warforger can imbue base metals with powerful Chamonic energy, turning regular swords and axes into blazing weapons, and magically reinforcing shields and breastplates.
Fusil-Major on Ogor Warhulk snipe enemy targets and relays their maneuvers, while the Ogor Warhulk hefts a towering shield and hefty club to defend their allies.
Freeguild Cavaliers prove their worth as veterans of many battles. These mounted fighters carry fine gear that they have either earned through lengthy service, or carried from their ransacked ancestral homes. This kit features a myriad of options for you to create units of uniquely majestic knights.
Freeguild Fusiliers deliver a concentrated volley of fire. Should a target somehow survive to attempt a retaliatory charge, this defensive line will form up behind their heavy pavises, reload, and unleash hell once more.
Freeguild Steelhelms make up the defensive walls of the Castelite formation. With discipline, determination, and unwavering faith in Sigmar, these humble men and women go toe to toe with hulking orruks, gibbering daemons, and undead fiends to secure their place in the Realms.
The Ironweld Great Cannon is a mighty artillery piece manned by an expert crew who ensure it fires a constant barrage of cannonballs, shells, and grapeshot. Firing only ceases when the cannon wheels forward to allow Freeguild Steelhelms and Cavaliers to sally forth from within their living fortification.
Dawnbringers: Book III – The Long Hunt is the next leg of the glorious campaign. Now powerful new allies join the Dawnbringers, as the Aqshian tail meets the Goretide, and the Ghyranite tail battles starving Ogor Gorgers. This supplement continues the epic narrative and includes rules for four new Armies of Renown and the second part of the Cities of Sigmar Path to Glory campaign with branching paths, boons, and setbacks.*
You can also get a limited edition of The Long Hunt, which features soft-fouch full cover art with gold foil lettering, a blue ribbon marker, and gilt page edges. This edition, displaying Ionus Cryptborn and his regal steed Cthorak in all their glory, is limited to just 300 individually numbered copies.
Neave Blacktalon is Sigmar’s foremost assassin, head of a specialist group of elite warriors. Neave, Hendrick the Silver Wolf, Rostus Oxenhammer, Shekinah Goldenblade, and the mysterious Idoneth Soulscryer Lorai, Child of the Abyss, are heroes who starred in the Warhammer TV show Blacktalon, now immortalized as five characterful miniatures.
Rules for The Blacktalons as a Regiment of Renown are featured in Dawnbringers: Book III – The Long Hunt, just in time for Neave’s full-length Black Library novel.
Ionus Cryptborn has returned in a menacing new form as the Warden of Lost Souls and you can get him in Cryptborn’s Stormwing. Mounted atop the mighty draconith Cthorak, this living legend soars through the skies, calling down scouring maelstroms with prayers to Sigmar. This box pairs Ionus with two Stormdrake Guards – one of which can be built as a Knight-Draconis – making it the perfect start to a Draconith Skywing, a new Stormcast Eternals Army of Renown which can be found in The Long Hunt.
The Blades of Belthanos is a new box set to expand or start your Sylvaneth army. Perched atop his Carnelian Greatspite, Belthanos is a herald of the dormant Sylvaneth God of the Hunt. The First Thorn of Kurnoth strikes from the trees, and rides out in this boxed set containing Belthanos himself, alongside three Kurnoth Hunters with a variety of weapons, and three Revenant Seekers, which can also be built as Spiterider Lancers. They make a perfect core for the new Sylvaneth Army of Renown in The Long Hunt, the Evergreen Hunt.
When magmaholds fall, lone survivors known as Grimhold Exiles carry on their legacy. Wielding weapons imbued with the embers of their magmahold’s sacred flame, they battle on as bloody-minded agents of retribution. Some hope to found new holds, while others simply pit themselves against the toughest foes they can find.
Riding withered steeds, Harbingers of Decay are morbid soothsayers who herald the arrival of Nurgle’s decaying legions. Dour and humorless, they directly invoke Grandfather’s pestilent power, saturating battlefields with rot and disease. The worst of these maladies is the Shudderblight, which causes the doubts and insecurities of its victims to manifest as weeping black boils.
Warhammer: The Horus Heresy gets a new release in Fulgrim Transfigured! Fulgrim’s metamorphosis is dramatic indeed – a serpentine daemonform with vast wings and additional arms. A deadly duellist before this transfiguration, Fulgrim is closer to perfection than ever, but still seeks to attain even greater glory in one-to-one combat.
This showstopping Forge World resin miniature is befitting for one such as the Primarch of the Emperor’s Children. His rules are contained in Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Exemplary Battles of The Age of Darkness: Volume I.
Black Library also has you covered!
In Blacktalon by Liane Merciel, five powerful champions of Chaos have discovered the existence of a long-buried weapon with incredible destructive power, and their plans to uncover it threaten the Mortal Realms. It is up to Neave Blacktalon and her hand-picked team of Stormcast Eternals to hunt them down. It’ll be available in hardback, eBook, and audiobook formats.
Da Red Gobbo Rides Again! Beloved by gretchin everywhere, Da Red Gobbo is a symbol of revolution and freedom from the brutish tyranny of the orks. When the grots of a Blood Axe encampment fall into a malaise, the painboy Stimma realises that only the promise of Da Red Gobbo can stir them from their deep depression… and sets about creating his own using science, cunning, and some good, old-fashioned ork violence. By Rhuairidh James you can get this book in hardback and eBook versions.
Galaxy of Horrors features stories by Denny Flowers, Victoria Hayward, Mike Brooks, Danie Ware, and Robert Rath. Life in the 41st Millennium is a constant battle of survival. In this vast setting, there are countless tales to be told, and the collection gathers 20 short stories. Available in paperback or eBook.
Untamed Realms features 13 different stories by 10 different authors like Richard Strachan, Chris Thursten, Noah Van Nguyen, and David Guymer. It’s a glimpse into the wider world of the Age of Sigmar, coming in paperback and eBook.
Deepen your understanding of the Mortal Realms with three novels released in paperback for the first time. Godeater’s Son by Noah Van Nguyen, The Vulture Lord by Richard Strachan, and Bad Loon Rising by Andy Clark concentrate on less explored elements of the Age of Sigmar – the lives of those in thrall to Chaos, Death, and Destruction.
Elfyslayer by Nathan Long returns in audiobook format! The unsung heroes of the Empire travel to Marienburg to fulfil a request from Felix’s father, but an unexpected encounter lands them in the middle of another dangerous adventure, and this time the Dark Elves are involved.
It’s a wave of Space Marines in next week’s pre-orders from Games Workshop. Not only is the new codex on the way, a load of new miniatures arrive on the field too.
Codex: Space Marines is here with the rules you need to field your force in 10th edition. Packed with datasheets, detachment rules, background lore, beautiful miniatures showcases, and Crusade content aplenty, the book comes in at 216-pages. You can choose from seven complete detachments with a wide variety of abilities and playstyles.
The codex is for any chapter, including Space Wolves, Blood Angels, Black Templars, and more!
If you really want to show off your loyalty, get the limited edition copy which features a unique cover, foil details, and gilt page edges. It’s limited to a “few thousand” copies.
Get into the battle quickly with the Captain with Jump Pack. The new kit gives you a lot of options with weapon and head choices.
Maybe a Chaplain in Terminator Armour is more your thing? Get this tank on the battlefield with its Terminator Armour or an optional relic shield. And, make yours more unique with a choice of crozius arcanum.
The Company Heroes helps bring some inspiration to the battlefield with a Chapter Master and more heroes. There’s an Ancient with banner to inspire, Company Champion to duel the enemy, and Veterans lay down the firepower. The Captain also features multiple options.
There’s a new Terminator Squad. This new multi-part kit features more options like a heavy flamer and cyclone missile launcher. There’s a wide range of heads and you can give chainfists to all you want.
If you want to get your Intercessors into battle quicker, look no further than the Jump Pack Intercessors. It’s chainsword death from above! The Sergeant features an optional hand flamer, plasma pistol, power sword, or power fist.
The Sternguard Veteran Squad is ready to lay down the fire. This new multi-part plastic kit features five Veterans with a choice of boltguns or combi-weapons including the new pyrecannon as a heavy weapon option.
How about a Lieutenant? Originally released in Strike Force Agastus, it gets a standalone release ready to grant Lethal Hits. It features a lot of choices like a power fist, plasma pistol, power swords, bolt rifles, or just a pointing finger.
Also getting a standalone release is the Brutalis Dreadnought from the same set. It’s built for close combat destruction.
The Desolation Squad finally gets a standalone release ready to rain down long-range fire support.
Also out, Combat Patrol: Space Marines features Space Marines from the Leviathan box set including Five Terminators, five Infernus Marines, a Terminator Captain, and a Terminator Librarian.
Datasheet Cards: Space Marines and Space Marines Dice Set is also coming out to help you keep track of your force and help bless your dice rolls.
Also coming is the Chapter Approved: Leviathan Mission Deck. It’s an essential companion for playing Matched Play games of Warhammer 40,000, first available in the Leviathan box set and now coming to shelves separately. You can quickly construct an exciting mission and execute Gambits to bring trailing players back into the game.
Warhammer: The Horus Heresy also gets some focus with the Space Wolves Legion Praetor. Praetors of the Space Wolves Legion are some of the brawniest fighters in the galaxy, and as befits their station they march to war in highly ornamented battle plate. This resin Praetor also mounts the pelt of a Fenrisian wolf – that he no doubt slew himself – on his shoulder, and carries a heavy Fenrisian axe whose AP2 strikes will have no trouble slicing through Terminator armour. He comes with two head options: helmet or glorious, flowing beard.
You can spruce up your force with the Space Wolves MkVI Heads. Warriors of the VI Legion engraved their helmets with ancient runes and icons from their native Fenris, even as the advanced MkVI Corvus-pattern armour was distributed towards the end of the Horus Heresy. The pack features 11 resin heads for MkVI Space Marines.
From Black Library is Genefather by Guy Haley. The finest minds in the Imperium have come together at the behest of Belisarius Cawl to unlock the secrets of the Necron pylon network and heal the great wound torn across the galaxy. This conclave of intellectuals is the greatest gathering of scientific genius in millennia, so naturally a visionary like Fabius Bile must also be in attendance – whether he’s been invited or not.
It’s coming out as a standard hardback, eBook, MP3, as well as a Special Edition numbered and signed by the author. This edition contains an additional short story, To Speak as One, and is bound in a soft-touch cover with alternate art, gilt page edges, and a black ribbon page marker.
Wrath of the Lost by Chris Forrester focuses on the Flesh Tearers. Their home planet of Cretacia has fallen eerily quiet, and there’s precious little time to investigate. A Chaplain and an Apothecary – neither of whom have ever set foot on their homeworld – must retrace the journey of their founder. It’s getting a new paperback edition.
Only in Death by Dan Abnett is getting an MP3 release. Commanded to hold a critical pass, the Tanith First and Only will need to watch for enemies without and ghosts within to survive their stay at the Hinzerhaus – and conquering their fears is only the start.
Eisenhorn: The Omnibus by Dan Abnett gets a German Edition. Follow the complete saga of Black Library’s most famous Inquisitor. This massive tome collects his four main adventures – Xenos, Malleus, Hereticus, and The Magos – alongside four short stories – Regia Occulta, Missing in Action, Backcloth for a Crown Additional, and The Keeler Image – across nearly 1,000 pages of classic Warhammer 40,000 fiction.
Pilgrims of Fire by Justin D. Hill also gets a German Edition. A mission from the Adepta Sororitas joins the ‘cursed’ Indomitus Fleet Quintus in Pilgrims of Fire by Justin D Hill, author of the Cadian Honour series. Sister Helewise may be a Battle Sister, but she’s not inclined to rush right into martyrdom – not until she’s found a higher purpose that her death may serve, anyway. This epic tale is soon to be available in a new German paperback format.
Warboss by Mike Brooks gets a French Edition. A Warboss tells the tale of six bosses rushing forward to fill the power vacuum left by the now ‘proper dead’ Gazrot Goresnappa. We all know the biggest and greenest of them all will win, but who exactly will that be?
Warhammer Age of Sigmar eShorts Week 2023 begins! It features five new short stories from Jonathan Green, Rhuairidh James, Gary Kloster, C L Werner, and Noah Van Nguyen. Each story delves into the myriad mysteries of the Age of Sigmar, as beasts, daemons, and mortal men are caught in a never-ending spiral of chaos and survival.
Each story can be bought separately as they release, but to get all five for the price of four, opt for the full-week subscription.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s a focus on Warhammer 40,000‘s Astra Militarum and Necromunda in next week’s Games Workshop pre-orders. Check out what you’ll be able to order below!
Minka Lesk was created by Justin D. Hill and now gets her own figure. She earned her stripes in the fall of Cadia and now the Captain of the Cadian 101st Regiment. You can get your own very own Minka Lesk miniature by pre-ordering her next week. She will be available for a short period of time – Saturday July 22 until 8am BST on Monday the 7th of August.
The Shadow of The Eighth is by Justin D. Hill and gets a special edition. Lt. Lesk returns as she and the Cadian 101st have discovered a relic of the missing Cadian 8th and follow the trail to a world at the core of the Chaos warlord Drakul-zar’s collapsing regime.
The special edition is limited to 1,500 copies and features a cloth cover with unique art, an introduction by the author, bronze gilt page edges, bronze ribbon page marker, and a brand new short story, Ghosts of Kasr Myrak and signed by the author and individually numbered.
You can also get the book in hardback, eBook, audiobook and also being released are French and German editions in paperback or eBook formats.
Minka Lesk: The Last Whiteshield by Justin D. Hill is out in paperback and eBook and collects the novels Cadia Stands, Cadian Honour and Traitor Rock with The Place of Pain and Healing and The Battle for Markgraaf Hive, each featuring Minka fighting for the honor of Cadia.
The Necromunda: Core Rulebook is 336 pages and compiles every major aspect of the rules in one gigantic tome making it a one-stop shop for games of Necromunda. You’ll find the core rules for fighters and vehicles, plus skills, weapons, and traits, a combined trading post, the Dominion Campaign, and 11 scenarios in total. It also folds in all the FAQs and Errata from previous books.
Get it as a hardback release or ePub.
Necromunda: Core Gang Tactics Cards features 26 cards that feature key core gang tactics that can be used by any gang in the game.
Necromunda: Open Hive War Card Pack features 50 cards that generate deployments and objectives alongside loot and perils which creates unique missions for gangs to fight over.
Necromunda Card Sleeves help keep your cards safe and each pack features 50 sleeves.
Celebrate Colonel Ibram Gaunt and the Tanith First and Only with the Tanith Regimental Banner. It’s digitally printed and has a jute rope and plastic rod making it ready for mounting on your wall.
Renegades: Harrowmaster by Mike Brooks focuses on Solomon Akurra, one of the many feuding heads of the Alpha Legion, as he battles against the Imperium to prove himself anew.
Manslayer by Nathan Long is an adventure of Gotrek and Felix and comes to audiobook.
With the Warhammer 40K: Leviathan box coming out next weekend, the upcoming Games Workshop pre-orders continue the 40K releases for those that missed or didn’t want the box set.
Kicking things off, you can get your Warhammer 40,000 Core Book. The 280-page hardback book contains everything you need to start your journey into the grim darkness of the far future.
It contains dozens upon dozens of pages of lore and artwork detailing the history that underpins Warhammer 40,000, faction focus sections with background info, and also miniature galleries. You’ll get the core rules for the game, plus rules for playing Combat Patrol games – including six missions.
If you own a copy of Warhammer 40,000: Leviathan, you already have a tome that contains everything in this book.
Also coming is the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book (Limited Edition). It features the art of the Emperor on the Golden Throne. It also features six metal objective markers, two double-sided rules reference sheets, and five double-sided art prints in an envelope. It’s limited to just 1,600 copies.
Crusade: Tyrannic War gives you what you need to run campaigns for the new edition. The 184 page-page book features new Crusade rules as well as rules and missions set during the Fourth Tyrannic War. Bespoke Battle Traits, Crusade Relics, Crusade Blessings and Agendas feature alongside traits for Monster Hunters and Striding Behemoths – usable by any faction – along with 15 Tyrannic War Crusade Missions that tell the story of the Galactic West under attack by numerous Hive Fleets.
Note that the printed contents of this book are the same as the Crusade section in the Warhammer 40,000: Leviathan Core Book – if you already bought Leviathan, you already have these rules and lore.
There’s also the Crusade: Tyrannic War (Collectors’ Edition) which features gold foil blocking and a black ribbon.
Chapter Approved: Leviathan Mission Deck contains 66 cards to help generate and place Chapter Approved missions, plus rules for using them and a sheet of six cardboard objective tokens. Five Deployment cards work with nine Primary Mission cards and 12 Mission Rules cards to create over 400 different missions for you to play. Mix things up mid-game with 16 Attacker and 16 Defender Secondary Mission cards, as well as 4 Attacker and 4 Defender Gambit cards. These cards first appeared in Warhammer 40,000: Leviathan.
For the first time, you can get printed Warhammer 40,000 Index Cards. Every faction gets a set and these feature datasheets for the faction as well as army rules and a themed Detachment. You can get these for free as downloadable PDFs.
Black Library has a lot of books to enjoy.
The Martyr’s Tomb (Special Edition) is limited to 2,000 copies and features a leather-effect cover, rounded spine, foil text, gold ribbon bookmark, and gold gilt page edges. By Marc Collins, it continues the Dawn of Fire series with the sixth installment. The Order of Our Martyred Lady and the Black Templars are all that lies between legions of plague-ridden cultists and the complete and utter defeat.
You can also get the book in French and English as a paperback, eBook, and MP3 format.
Void King by Marc Collins is a tale of three Rogue Trader dynasties entwined by secrets, tragedies, and betrayals.
The King of the Spoil by Jonathan D. Beer is the latest Warhammer Crime book. The fragile of alliance of thugs and narco-pushers previously held in balance by the Sorokin are falling into open warfare, while schemers move in the shadows, and all of Varangantua lies on the precipice of chaos.
Lords of Blood contains three novels and two short stories by Guy Haley – Dante, The Devastation of Baal, Darkness in the Blood, Astorath: Angel of Mercy, and Redeemer.
Blood Angels: Wächter des Imperium Nihilus is the German edition that features Dante, The Devastation of Baal, and Darkness in the Blood.
The Lion: Son of the Forest by Mike Brooks gets a French Edition. The Primarch of the Dark Angels has awoken after many years of slumber, though the galaxy he finds himself in is as hellish a nightmare as any could imagine.
It’s a pretty light week for Games Workshop‘s pre-orders next week with some new releases and as well as a much-in-demand reprint.
Highlighting the week are the Space Marine Heroes 2023 – Death Guard. Games Workshop’s “blind box” range continues with the Death Guard featuring seven figures that were previously available as blind boxes but… the much-wanted Malignant Plaguecaster that was only available in Japan is now a part of the box! If you get an entire case of eight boxes you’re guaranteed to get all seven figures or roll the dice and pick them up individually. Each miniature comes with a detailed base and doesn’t require any glue to assemble.
The Warhammer Underworlds: Starter Set allows you to jump into the game with everything you need to play. You get two complete warbands, two decks for the quick-fire Rivals format, and all of the boards, dice, and tokens required.
The new starter set features the Farstriders, veteran Stormcast Eternals armed with powerful boltstorm pistols, and the Sepulchral Guard, undead tomb wardens who overwhelm their foes with sheer numbers. The box includes step-by-step instructions to help guide players through their first games, and it steadily introduces new rules and game mechanics until pure novices become seasoned veterans.
The Headsmen’s Curse is an aggressive, powerful warband focused on supporting the Wielder of the Blade, a powerful sword. The rest of the Nighthaunt warband supports their master with multiple control mechanics and special skills.
The Voidcursed Thralls Rivals Deck unlocks new strategies. It features 32 cards that any Warhammer Underworlds warband can use. It features powerful Gambit cards that are especially potent in the hands of aggressive warbands.
From Black Library comes a limited edition copy of Yndrasta: The Celestial Spear. Follow Sigmar’s chosen huntress as she tracks a deadly monster from the deep. Yndrasta: The Celestial Spear is written by Noah Van Nguyen. The limited edition copy is wrapped in a gorgeous soft-touch cover featuring the sculpted visage of Yndrasta herself, foil effects on the spine and back cover, gilt page edges, and a gold ribbon page marker. Each book is individually numbered and signed by the author, and limited to just 1,250 copies.
Ciaphas Cain: Choose Your Enemies by Sandy Mitchell comes to audiobook. Commissar Cain and the Valhallan 597th track the scourge of Chaos corruption across worlds in the wake of a cult uprising.
Fall of Damnos by Nick Myme has Captain Cato Sicarius and Chief Librarian Varro Tigurius arrive from the heavens with their Ultramarines – but even their consummate skills will be sorely tested by the risen xenos menace. And that’s before Tigurius receives a vision telling of the death of a hero…
Renegades: Harrowmaster by Mike Brooks gets a German Edition. It’s one of the deepest dives into the duplicitous Alpha Legion we’ve seen to date. Solomon Akurra and his warband are hard-pressed by the arrival of the fearsome Primaris Space Marines, and if he wants to claim the title of Harrowmaster and unite his disparate brothers, he’ll have to adapt to the new normal of the Indomitus Crusades.
Coming from Bandai is Warhammer 40,000 Chibi Figures Series 2. This series features an Inquisitor, a Commissar, a Tempestus Scion, a Blood Angels Space Marine, and a certain head-swinging Crimson Fist you may remember from the classic Rogue Trader rulebook. Each bag contains one random figure and you can pick up a whole pack of 20 to make sure you get the whole set.
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.
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.
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.
Commander Dante gets an upgrade and ready to join in the battles that rage.
Vashtorr the Arkifane is now available on its own and ready to join your Chaos forces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s an Age of Sigmar focused week coming up with Games Workshop‘s pre-orders. Khorne and Slaanesh will clash and compete for your dollars along with a release for Horus Heresy and some from Black Library.
Battletome: Blades of Khorne is coming for you to spill blood and collect skulls for the Blood God. It features new warscrolls, pitched battle profiles, and Path to Glory rules.
It’s available in a Limited Edition version that features gilt page edges, gold foil blocking, a red ribbon page marker, and a soft-touch cover. It’s limited to just 500 numbered copies.
The Realmgore Ritualist carves burning runes into the land causing it to convulse in murderous delirium.
The Vanguard: Blades of Khorne is an easy way to build your force and features 3 Mighty Skullcrushers, 10 Blood Warriors, and 10 Bloodreavers, all led by a Slaughterpriest.
The Warscroll Cards: Blades of Khorne will help you keep track of your force featuring 41 reference cards.
And of course you can show your devotion with the Blades of Khorne Dice Set.
You can praise Slaanesh with the Battletome: Hedonites of Slaanesh. It features updated warscrolls, pitched battle profiles and new Path to Glory rules.
It features a limited edition copy limited to 500 copies that has gilt page edges, gold foil blocking, a red ribbon page marker, and a soft-touch cover.
Lord of Hubris are obsessed with perfection and embrace Slaanesh. They rain down down insluts and fast sword swipes.
Vanguard: Hedonites of Slaanesh is an easy way to build your army and packs 3 Slaangor Fiendbloods, 5 Slickblade Seekers that can alternatively be built as unerringly accurate Blissbarb Seekers, 10 Blissbarb Archers and their Homonculus lackey, and a Slaanesh Shardspeaker.
Keep track of your army with the Warscroll Cards: Hedonites of Slaanesh. It packs 36 reference cards and handy gaming tokens that cover everything you need to lead your Hedonites to victory.
You can show off your worshipping excess with the Hedonites of Slaanesh Dice Set.
You can build out your force for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy with the Contemptor Dreadnought Torso Upgrades. The resin torsos are designed to work with the new plastic Contemptor Dreadnought, using iconography of the White Scars, the Imperial Fists, the Iron Warriors, the Dark Angels, the Sons of Horus, and the Emperor’s Children.
Coming from Black Library is Warboss from Mike Brooks. Warboss Gazrot Goresnappa is dead, and now the unconquerable fortress world of Aranua is in turmoil as six ork clans seek to fill the void. It’s available in hardback, eBook, and MP3.
Crusaders of Dorn by Guy Haley will be available in audiobook. The Black Templars have continued the Great Crusade for 10 millennia, purging the galaxy of the alien, the traitor, and the mutant. Find out what sets the sons of Sigismund apart from their battle brothers.