Lady Haera, 13th Daughter of Lord Helmwar will soon grace the citizens of Necromunda. But, she’s a schemer and murderer, so watch out. A formidable duellist, Lady Hera has the Backstab and Dodge skills, and phase sword and power spear. The spear has a teleport module, perfect for hurling at the enemy and returning to her hand.
So, roll out the red carpet and bow before the royalty before you!
If you’re looking to start or expand your Warhammer 40K forces, next week is a great opportunity with the release of this year’s Battleforce boxes.
Adepta Sororitas – Sanctorum Guard
The Sisters of Battle are bringing their praises of the Emperor with this boxed set. It features Morvenn Vahl, six Paragon Warsuits, five Celestian Sacresants, and Battle Sisters Squad (which can be built as Celestians or Dominions).
Retail value: $320
Adeptus Custodes – Watchers of The Gate
The Emperor’s warriors, the Adeptus Custodes are represented with the Watchers of The Gate. Captain-General Trajann Valoris leads three Vertus Praetors on Dawneagle jetbikes (which can also build a Shield Captain), three Allarus Custodians (which can build a Shield-Captain and a Vexilus Praetor), and it mostly features 15 Custodian Guard which can be built as Shield Captains and Vexilus Praetors.
Retail value: $282
Adeptus Mechanicus – Elimination Maniple
Belisarius Cawl commands the Adeptus Mechanicus in this set which contains a pair of Kastelan Robots with Cybernetic Datasmith handler, six Kataphron Destroys (or Breachers), and a unit of Skitarii Vanguard which can be built as Rangers.
Retail value: $310
Imperial Knights – Chainbreaker Lance
The Imperial Knights feature an intriguing box. Knight Preceptor Canis Rex leads two ranged Helverins and two close-range Warglaives.
Retail value: $340
Death Guard – Council of The Death Lord
Mortarion, Daemon Primarch of Nurgle is front and center for this box. It also features five Brightlord Terminators and 14 Plague Marines.
Retail value: $330
Thousand Sons – Court of The Crimson King
Magnus the Red leads this Battleforce with three Exalted Sorcerors and 20 Rubric Marines. Not a Tazangor in sight!
Retail value: $340
Imperial Fists – Bastion Strike Force
Tor Garadon commands this force that features three Primaris Aggressors, 15 Heavy Intercessors, as well as Imperial Fists Primaris Upgrades and transfers.
Retail value: $319
Raven Guard – Ravenstrike Battleforce
The Raven Guard strike in this box led by Chapter Master Kayvaan Shrike. Also features is a Librarian in Phobos Armor, 10 Primaris Reivers, two Invictor Tactical Warsuits, and three Eliminators. There are also Raven Guard transfer sheets.
Retail value: $349
In a surprise, the Adeptus Mechanicus – Technoarcheologist is finally getting a release on its own. Originally released in the Escalation expansion for Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress, this is your chance to get this HQ choice that’s been hard to find up to this point!
Warhammer Quest: Cursed City – Nemesis is the final expansion to Warhammer Quest: Cursed City and is a web exclusive. Nemesis features new quests, new enemies, and more! You’ll need the previous expansion and required miniatures to play.
Necromunda gets a load of releases to help you dominate the Underhive and Ash Wastes.
Escher Cutters will have you speeding across the ash wastes in skimmers. The kit includes four machines that Leaders, Champions, and Prospects can ride. Options include heads, hair, and a choice of twin-linked heavy stubbers, grenade launchers, or plasma guns.
Go all in with Escher and also get Escher Tactics Cards and Ash Wastes Dice. There’s one for vehicles and another for battles in the underhive. Each contain 18 Escher specific cards and eight blank cards. The Tactics Cards contain new cards to use in the ash wastes, while the Escher Gang Tactics set is a reprint of a previous set, and the eight Escher-themed dice are coloured in stylish purple with luxurious golden ink. You get three regular D6s, three Necromunda injury dice, an ammo die, and a scatter die.
Forge World will release Athera, Blade of the Matriarch. Escher gangs can petition her for help with her master-crafted chainaxe. Athera is accompanied into battle by her grumpy Caryatid, Stix, who has the prescience to help them both avoid harm.
There’s also the Escher Shivver and Apprentice Clan Chymist. They’re a pair of specific Hangers-on. One can see into the future and the other reduces the choice of Chem-Alchemy Elixirs. Or maybe even turn deceased Matriarchs and Gang Queens into Death Maidens!
You can make your gang unique with the Escher Ash Wastes Upgrades. It features 10 new heads, 10 backpacks, and 10 flasks.
It’s not all Escher. Gorshiv Hammerfist is a massive slab of meat armed with power hammers named Wrack and Ruin. Add some muscle to your Goliath Gang!
If you’ve got the credits, the Underhive Traders are here to do business. They’re versed in the art of the deal and you get three figures in the pack.
Head out to the Ash Wastes with the Chronos Pattern Ironcrawler. This tracked beast features some hefty armor and blends plastic and resin.
From Black Library…
The Gotrek Gurnisson Collection rounds up all of Darius Hinks’ stories of Gotrek in the Mortal Realms in one lavish release, presented in a very fancy slipcase. There’s even a bonus, thenever-before-seen story included – The Crown of Karak-Khazar – making it a must for every Gotrek superfan.
12 Tales of Christmas eShorts Subscription features stories by Danie Ware, Mike Brooks, Richard Strachan, David Annandale, and more will be released every other day from the 2nd of December until the 24th. You can get these 12 eShorts for the price of 10 if you sign up for the full subscription too.
Hammers of Sigmar: First Forged by Richard Strachan has Lord-Celestant Vandus Hammerhand leading a group of warriors across the Great Parch to tackle an old foe that will test even the First Forged to their limits.
Heirs of The Emperor is an anthology that collects 27 short stories from 17 authors, including five that have never been in print.
You’ll be able to get audiobooks for Gods of Mars, Orcslayer, and Rynn’s World.
And finally, Mortarion: Der Fahle König is a new German Black Library release.
When you need some corpse-starch to bake, you’ll need to go to the Corpse Guild to get your supplies in Necromunda. Known as the Mercator Pallidus, these folks gather raw material to supply each hive’s corpse grinder plants.
They’re led by the Pale Consorts and Bone Scrivener attendants, these parties hunt for fresh bodies for recycling. They can get a bit too into it. Post-battle, any fighter who suffered a Critical Injury might… stop moving.
It’s a pretty big pre-order week for Age of Sigmar and Horus Heresy next week as Games Workshop has revealed what’s coming.
The Slaves to Darkness Army Set is the big item delivering a new battletome and lots of new figures. It features 14 new miniatures including a Daemon Prince, 10 Chaos Chosen, and three Ogroid Theridons. It also includes a special edition of the Slaves to Darkness battletome featuring rules you need to field your army. There are also Warscroll Cards, 28 Enhancement Cards, and 34 tokens to keep track of special rules.
That’s not the only force to be reconned with. Battletome: Ogor Mawtribes will also be available to order. It features the rules you need to field this force and you can choose between the regular edition or the limited edition that’ll only have 500 copies worldwide.
The Vanguard: Ogor Mawtribes is an easy want to start or expand your force. It features a Tyrant, six Ogor Gluttons, two Mournfangs, four Leadbelchers, and an Ironblaster which can be built as a Gnoblar Scraplauncher.
The Bloodpelt Hunter hunts large creatures in the Mortal Realms. They sneak into position hunting with their skullshatter crossbow, impaling spear, or hacker-axe and meatblade.
Maneaters will actually eat anybody. The mercenaries can be added to Battle with the Ex-mercenary Command Trait.
Keep track of your rules with the Ogor Mawtribes Warscroll Cards that feature 28 cards and 34 tokens.
Ogor Mawtribes Dice features 20 six-sided dice themed around the army.
And if neither of those armies is your thing, Vanguard: Sylvaneth will help you grow your force. It includes a Branchwych, three deadly Kurnoth Hunters, and five Tree-Revenants that can be assembled as Spite-Revenants. Finally, there’s a Treelord that can be a Treelord Ancient or a Spirit of Durthu.
Finally, there’s the Sons of Behemat Warscroll Cards which contains 12 reference cards as well as tokens to help keep track of your game.
Warhammer: The Horus Heresy has a lot of releases as well.
Liber Imperium – Forces of the Emperor Army Book covers the Imperial army including Solar Auxilia, as well as the Sisters of Silence, Legio Custodes, and the seven deadly Clades of the Officio Assassinorum.
The Officio Assassinorum has three new agents for the battlefield. The Clade Venenum Assassin tailors its venom for maximum lethality. The Clade Vanus Infocyte Assassin misdirects enemies. Finally, the Clade Adamus Assassin updates the classic Assassin butchering opponents with its blades in combat.
The Solar Auxilia Tank Crew adds extra firepower and features two pintle-mounted multi-lasers and a pintle-mounted heavy flamer.
Solar Auxilia Surgeon-Primus Aevos Jovan and Medicae Orderlies bring their surgical skills to the battlefield. The set features Jovan, his staff of two medical orderlies, and an unfortunate wounded soldier strapped to an auto-gurney.
Solar Auxilia Rapier Batteries provide fire support to Solar Auxilia armies. Rapier Batteries can have gravis multi lasers or quad launchers. The kit features two crew.
Upgrade kits continue and now it’s Iron Hands Upgrades! Grab shoulder pads for your Mark II, Mark IV, and Cataphractii Terminators, and some Mark III torsos for your X Legion warriors.
There’s also the Night Lords Upgrades. Upgrade your Mark II and Mark III Space Marines with shoulder pads, and your Mark IV troops with torsos.
Necromunda gets some releases as well!
Goliath Vehicle Gang Tactics features 26 cards including 8 blank cards.
Add some scenery with the Promethium Tanks Refuelling Station. They’re solid objectives for the games and can be assembled in multiple ways. You can also use them to refuel your scare weapons in the game!
If you want yours portable, then get the Promethium Tanks on Cargo-8 Ridgehauler Trailer. It’s compatible with the Cargo-8 Ridgehauler and great for scenarios.
Goliath Ash Wastes Upgrades will help your gang survive the wasteland. It features alternate heads and optional equipment. The backpacks are designed to be used with the Goliath Gang kit.
Black Library has a few releases.
Shadowsun: The Patient Hunter is a new novel by Phil Kelly. When Death Guard attack the Starside Nexus, Shadowsun must find a way to defeat them. This limited edition hardback is limited to 2,000 copies.
Only War: Stories from the 41st Millennium features 24 short stories from 21 different authors.
Conquest Unbound: Stories from the Mortal Realms features 21 stories from 15 authors set in the world of Warhammer: Age of Sigmar.
Kragnos: Avatar of Destruction gets a paperback edition and pits the End of Empires against the forces of Order.
Inferno! Presents: The Emperor’s Finest features 12 short stories and is available in paperback and eBook.
The Curse of Khaine gets an audiobook version.
German editions of Dark Imperium: The Omnibus, Dark Imperium, and Dark Imperium: Plague War are being released.
Finally, if you missed the single issues, you can get the collection of Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle from Marvel Comics!
It’s a somewhat focused week in the upcoming pre-order from Games Workshop. You can join the Battle for Middle-Earth with a bunch of releases as well as expand your games of Horus Heresy and Necromunda. See what you’ll be able to pre-order below!
The Lord of The Rings Battle of Osgiliath is a brand new boxed set pitting the forces of Gondor against the forces of Mordor. It contains 54 miniatures, including stunning new sculpts for Faramir, Madril, Damrod, Gothmog, and Gothmog on Warg. Also included are 2 Warriors of Minas Tirith, 12 Rangers of Gondor, 24 Morannon Orcs, and a Mordor Troll. You’ll do battle among Gondor Ruins to create your own Osgiliath battlefield. The box also features updated rules, a booklet for the profiles of the miniatures, scenarios, dice, and range rulers. It’s everything you need to play.
The pre-order is also extended running from September 10th to September 26th with delivery before Christmas.
Build out your forces quickly with Battlehosts!
The Rohan Battlehost includes Éomer mounted and on foot, 24 Warriors of Rohan, and six Riders of Rohan.
The Mordor Battlehost features the Witch-king of Angmar mounted and on foot, 24 Mordor Orcs, and six Warg Riders.
The Isengard Battlehost features Saruman mounted and on foot, Gríma, a Palantir on plinth, 24 Uruk-hai Scouts, and 20 Uruk-hai Warriors.
The Minas Tirith Battlehost has Gandalf the White and Peregrin Took mounted and on foot, 24 Warriors of Minas Tirith, and six Knights of Minas Tirith.
You can also lead the Elven forces with Elrond, the Master of Rivendell. You get a mounted version as well as one on foot. He’s accompanied into battle by a High Elf Warrior bearing the banner of Gil-galad, who inspires nearby fighters to even greater glories.
If you need to expand your battlefield, you can get the Ruins of Middle-earth.
You can show off who you support with the Rivendell Dice Set and Garrison of Dale Dice Set.
Finally, the Final Fate of the Witch-king is on Made to Order and captures the pivotal moment when Witch-king of Angmar discovers the literal truth about the prophecy that no man can kill him. It includes three bases so you can use the Witch-king, Éowyn, and Merry in your games.
For Warhammer: The Horus Heresy, you’ll be able to get the Deimos Pattern Predator Battle Tank. The tank is versatile allowing you to choose from a predator cannon, graviton cannon, Gravis lascannon, or volkite macro-saker as your turret-mounted weapon and heavy bolters, heavy flamers, volkite culverins, or lascannons on your sponsons. Don’t forget the optional pintle-mounted weaponry on top as well.
Upgrade your weaponry with the Heavy Weapons Upgrade Set – Heavy Flamers, Multi-meltas, and Plasma Cannons.
You can also choose to upgrade your firepower with the Heavy Weapons Upgrade Set – Volkite Culverins, Lascannons, and Autocannons.
Keep track of Reactions, Pyschic Powers, Pyschic Weapons, and Core Warlord Traits with the Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Age of Darkness Reference Cards.
Speaking of cards, get the Datacards: Chaos Daemons for Warhammer 40,000.
The Gorechosen of Dromm arrives for Warhammer Underworlds. A new warband enters the Nethermaze looking to spill blood in the name of Khorne!
You can also get a new Rivals deck, Deadly Depths Rivals Deck. It can be used by any warband in the game.
White Dwarf 480 features Warcry and Kill Team as well as a free Warhammer 40,000 map campaign based around Necron tomb complexes. And, the massive Warhammer: The Horus Heresy battle report arrives!
From Forgeworld, there’s more Horus Heresy and Necromunda!
Lead your Emperor’s Children into battle with Captain Lucius – The Faultless Blade.
And by his side can by the Emperor’s Children – Legion Praetor. Armed with a Phoenix power spear, they can cut their way through anyone foolish enough to get too close. It features a bare head or a helmet.
How about the Emperor’s Children – Legion Tartaros Praetor for heavier armor? It features a combi-weapon and power weapon.
You can also personalize your Emperor’s Children’s forces with the Emperor’s Children MKVI Heads and Emperor’s Children MKVI Shoulder Pads.
If White Scars are more your thing, you can get White Scars MKVI Shoulder Pads and White Scars MKVI Heads.
For Necromunda, you can get the legendary siblings Gaen & Vunder Gorvos. They’re both featured in The Book of Judgement.
Durgan Kill-Fist, Outlaw Bounty Hunter can be hired as a Bounty Hunter for Outlaw gangs. Durgan comes with a profile card with rules.
Axon Hammer, Outlaw Goliath House Agent features a combi-weapon and Fists of Steel. Outlaw House Goliath gangs can petition Axon for help. A profile card is included.
The Goliath Champion with Renderizer can be added to a Goliath gang and rules can be found in House of Chains with further rules coming up in an article.
Propagandist & Agitator can help improve your gang’s reputation and help with recruitment. Rules can for the Propagandist can be found in The Book of Judgement and rules for the Agitator can be found in The Book of Ruin.
Coming from Black Library is Awakenings by George Mann. Astor Sabbathiel is back! Believed dead for 100 years, the Inquisitor must convince her peers that she is who she says she is and not a vassal for the Dark Gods.
The book features a special edition limited to 1,250 copies and is also available in hardback and ebook.
Mortarion: The Pale King is the 15th installment in the Horus Heresy Primarchs series. The book by David Annandale is out in hardback, ebook, and audiobook.
Storm of Iron and Hamilcar: Champion of the Gods are out in audiobook.
Gotrek & Felix: The Third Omnibus by William King and Nathan Long is now out in French in paperback and ebook.
The Horus Heresy Print on Demand features Slaves to Darkness, Titandeath, The Buried Dagger, and the short story anthology Heralds of the Siege.
It’s a little bit of everything this coming week for Games Workshop‘s pre-orders. Black Library and Age of Sigmar get the highlights with the biggest releases of the week.
Drekki Flynt stars in his first full-length novel from Guy Haley – The Arkanaut’s Oath! It’ll be available in hardback, ebook, and audiobook and there’s also a new miniature of Drekki Flynt too!
Cado Ezechiar and The Hollow King by John French is the other release. That too is accompanied by a miniature of the character. It’ll be available as a hardbook, ebook, and audiobook.
Arcane Cataclysm will be released for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. It features the Lumineth Realm-lords taking on the Disciples of Tzeentch. The box set features two brand new miniatures – the Scinari Enlightener can share her pain with her enemies while the updated Curseling is a potent fusion (literally) of warrior and mage. Arcane Cataclysm includes five Vanari Bladelords, five Vanari Dawnriders, 10 Vanari Auralan Sentinels, three Tzaangor Enlightened on Discs of Tzeentch, 10 Tzaangors, and 20 Kairic Acolytes. There’s also a campaign booklet, 56-page core rulebook, token sheet, and warscroll cards.
The Skaven Deathmaster is an expert assassin and can now be purchased to attack with its weeping blade!
The Sylvaneth gets The Lady of Vines which can cut down foes with its spear.
Get scenery like the Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur, Cleansing Aqualith, and Megadroth Remains.
For Warcry, the Centaurion Marshal is an ally that any Chaos Warband can field. Or how about adding it to your Age of Sigmar Slaves to Darkness army?
Speaking of Chaos, there are also Chaos Legionnaires for Warcry. Age of Agimsar rules will be coming for them.
Then there’s the Warcry Compendium pulls together the fighter profiles and faction abilities for warbands from Grand Alliance Order, Grand Alliance Destruction, Grand Alliance Death, and Grand Alliance Chaos in a single grand tome. It features over 800 profiles.
Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Aeronautica Imperialis Rulebook is being released taking your battles to the Age of Darkness. This book provides the complete Aeronautica Imperialis rules and eight classic scenarios to play through, along with complete rules for the Legiones Astartes air fleets, the human pilots of the Divisio Aeronautica, and the Legio Custodes’ deadly Ares Gunship – allowing you to bring dogfights to life in the skies of the Horus Heresy.
You can recreate battles above Vanaheim with the Vanaheim Area of Engagement game board.
How about taking to the skies with the Ares Gunship and a Legio Custodes fleet?
Finally, there are Legiones Astartes Aircraft Cards and Divisio Aeronautica Aircraft Cards to help you keep track of things.
For Necromunda, get the Delaque Spyker which is part spy, part psyker, and all brain! It comes with a fighter card and is just an amazing model.
You can upgrade your Corpse Grinder Cult gang with the Corpse Grinder Weapons Set. There’s a selection of ranged weapons for your Initiates, including a savage harpoon launcher, and vicious close combat weapons for the rest of your gang, such as the rotary flensing saw and chain glaives. There’s also a grisly Cult icon to inspire your gang in battle.
From Black Library there’s Rogal Dorn: The Emperor’s Crusader which gets a limited edition release of 2,500 copies signed by author Gav Thorpe and more!
Blackstone Fortress: Ascension will be released in audiobook for the first time.
More books are being released in French and German including Ghazghkull: Prophet of the Waaagh!, Throne of Light, Luther: First of the Fallen, and Soulslayer.
Games Workshop has revealed what’s coming next week for pre-order. Kicking things off is Ka’bandha, Daemon General of Signus for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy. The Daemon General is a force of nature who leaves battlefields drenched in blood in the name of Khorne. The miniature is resin and part of the Horus Heresy Character Series. It can be displayed with and without its horned helm. Rules are coming for The Horus Heresy.
For Necromunda, the Ironhead Squat Prospectors get the Vartijan Exo-Driller. With thick armor, it can survive a volley of enemy fire and give it back in return.
The Knight Questoris gets a release for Warhammer 40,000. They fill a wide variety of roles. The reboxed release can be built into one of the six Imperial Knight variants as well as Canis Rex. Or, how about a Chaos Knight Despoiler?
For Kill Team, the Corsair Voidscarred and Chaos Space Marine Legionaries get individual releases. They can also be used for Warhammer 40,000 delivering a dual release.
If you don’t have a copy, you can get the Kill Team: Nachmund rulebook. The softcover book features lore, missions, and cinematic killzone rules.
How about Warhammer World: Dioramas (Third Edition) – Exhibition Ticket Bundle? Get to see the stunning dioramas on display at Warhammer World in this 88-page book. You also get an all-day, all-access ticket for Warhammer World in Nottingham.
Black Library has a lot of releases this week as well.
Vaults of Terra: The Dark City by Chris Wraight is the next volume of the Vaults of Terra series. Interrogator Spinoza finds herself alone and separated from her master – Inquisitor Erasmus Cowl. Available in hardback, eBook, and MP3.
The Vulture Lord – A Zothar Athrabis Novel by Richard Strachan follows a king who has made an eternal pact with Nagash. When tradition is broken, a rebellion begins to take hold. Will the cruel Vulture Lord be able to bring his domain back under his control? Available as hardback, eBook, and MP3.
The Rose at War by Dani Ware features eight stories featuring Sister Superior Augusta Santorus of the Order of the Bloody Rose. Available in hardback and eBook.
Dominion by Darius Hinks comes to paperback for the first time. Amidst the chaotic times of the Era of Beasts, sellsword Niksar Astaboras must decide whether he values his own survival above all else – or if he will rise to defend the threatened domains of Order.
The Twice-dead King: Ruin by Nate Crowley comes to paperback and begins the saga of the disgraced Necron Lord Oltyx.
Thunderstrike & Other Stories is available in MP3. It features works by David Guymer, Gav Thorpe, Darius Hinks, David Annandale, and more.
Lupercal’s War: A Horus Heresy Anthology features 21 stories from across the galactic conflict. It comes to MP3.
German editions of Volpone Glory and Day of Ascension are being released.
French editions of The Twice-dead King: Reign and The Vincula Insurgency: Ghost Dossier 1 are coming as well.