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Unboxing: Warhammer 40,000 Imperium #1

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium is finally available in the United States and Canada! We open up and show off the first package and what you get!

The first issue is an introduction to the game and hobby with enough to get you started and an idea of what to expect.

Even better, you can get the Primaris Lieutenant and Necron Royal Warden that have only been available on the Indomitus limited set or the Recruit Edition starter set. It’s a solid savings as character models got for much more than this issue’s cover price.

Below is what you get as well as a rough estimate in value and savings.

Contents:

  • Primaris Lieutenant
  • Royal Warden
  • Dice
  • Ruler
  • Magazine
  • Game ma
  • Poster

Value estimated – $14 to $20 (using ebay since models aren’t available on their own)
Magazine Prince $6.95 (+$3 for the upgrade)
Savings: $7.05 to $13.05

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Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus Announces Necrons as Playable Faction

Snowprint Studios awakens the tombs for Necron players in their latest update of Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus. This month the team at Snowprint Studios released a video highlighting Necrons for new players.

Tacticus aims to deliver factions that are faithful representations of the tabletop experience, and the Necrons are no exception. This first-look video showcases the immediate threat players are faced with as they join the battle. Should players manage to defeat the Necron forces, they will earn the right to command them – as this video also teases playable Necron units. Snowprint knows that playing with your favorite faction is core to the Warhammer 40,000 ethos. More factions will be revealed and explored in the future.

Necron Highlights

  • Necron Warriors are ranged fighters with deadly Gauss Flayer Guns. They can be resurrected using Reanimation Protocols.
  • Necron Flayed Ones are deadly hand-to-hand troops with claws that can tear metal and flesh. Keeping them at a distance is vital.
  • Deathmarks snipe from long ranges and can focus on single targets. Combined with other troops they can finish any job. 

Take to the Sky with Necrons for Aeronautica Imperialis

Forge World has two new releases for Aeronautica Imperialis up for order. You can start a Necron force for the game and bring their dominance to the table.

With the Aeronautica Imperialis: Necrons Night Shroud Squadron you get two Necron Shroud bombers. They’re equipped with twin tesla destructor and death spheres.

The plastic and resin kit features 20 pieces that allow you to build two. Rules for them are included. They retail for $47.

Aeronautica Imperialis: Necrons Night Shroud Squadron

The Aeronautica Imperialis: Necrons Doom Scythe Squadron are armed with twin tesla destructor or heavy death rays. They can also be built as Necron Night Scythes!

The kit features 16 pieces of plastic and resin allowing you to build two Necron Doom Scythes. Rules for fielding the Doom Scythe in games of Aeronautica Imperialis are included. Rules for fielding Night Scythes in games of Aeronautica Imperialis can be found in the Aeronautica Imperialis – Companion book. They retail for $47.

Aeronautica Imperialis: Necrons Doom Scythe Squadron

It’s Fyreslayers vs. Idoneth Deepkin, Warhammer Underworlds, Blood Bowl, and Aeronautica Imperialis in Next Week’s Pre-Orders

This coming weekend’s pre-orders from Games Workshop have been revealed and there’s a little something for everyone!

The big release is Fury of the Deep for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar which sees Fyreslayers taking on Idoneth Deepkin!

The box features two forces ready for you to put together and clash on the table including brand new miniatures! The Auric Flamekeeper draws strength from his fallen comrades to bolster nearby allies, while the Akhelian Thrallmaster corrals his soulless Namarti troops and spurs them onwards to greater heights of violence.

Fury of the Deep includes a 40-page booklet full of history, 43 miniatures, a token sheet, and nine warscroll cards, as well as a 56-page Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Core Rules book. It sounds like a nice way to start in the game.

Warhammer Underworlds gets a release to start the year, Gorlok Blackpowder and his motley crew! The crew features two gnoblar minions, trusty parrot Shreek, and a monkey with a knife! Blackpowder is massive picking off foes from afar with his grunderbuss.

Gorlok Blackpowder

Also coming is the Illusory Might deck which features 32 brand new cards to shake up strategies. The deck can be used with whatever Warband you want! As part of the new Rivals format, it’s a ready-to-play selection of cards to quickly get into the action and play. They can also be used in existing decks and warbands taking advantage of Harrowdeep’s new Illusion and Grievous mechanics.

Illusory Might deck

Bless be Nurgle as Blood Bowl gets a pitch, dice, and cards to show off one’s devotion in the game. The Nurgle pitch features two sides with one side featuring a simmering infestation below the surface, while the other blooms into a full-blown plague garden complete with toothy growths erupting from the sod.

Blood Bowl Nurgle Pitch

Nurgle-themed dice are also coming as well as Team Cards which create a handy reference in the game including Star Players and Special Plays.

Blood Bowl Nurge dice and cards

Aeronautica Imperialis expands with the Aeronautica Imperialis – Companion. The book features new rules, aircraft, and factions as well as content already released in White Dwarf, allowing you to field squadrons from the Necrons, Asuryani, and Adeptus Astartes. Also included is a deeper dogfighting experience with expanded damage rules, new Ace abilities, and the challenges of limited ammunition.

Aeronautica Imperialis – Companion

But, that’s not all for the game as Forge World gets some releases for the Necrons! Each set contains two planes buildable as either Night Shroud bombers or Doom Scythe fighters! One is focused on speed and maneuverability and the other takes on rival interceptors!

White Dwarf #472 is on the horizon too. It features the finale of A Tale of Four Warlords, rules for Genestealer Cults Kill Teams, and a new Flashpoint set in the Nachmund Gauntlet. There’s also a focus on Ossiarch Bonereapers with new and updated rules!

White Dwarf #472

From Black Library comes some new releases.

Harrowdeep is a collection of three novellas by Gary Kloster, Noah Van Nguyen, and David Annandale.

Harrowdeep

In The End of Enlightenment by Richard Strachan, a powerful Alarith Stonemage must go on a quest from Teclis himself and battle Nagash’s Ossiarch generals.

The End of Enlightenment

Games Workshop’s 2021 Battleforces are Available Now

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

There are four Battleforces for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar.

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

Revenant Legion

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

Hedonites of Slaanesh

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

 Lumineth Realm-Lords

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

Ossiarch Bonereapers

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

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

Space Marines "Shieldbreaker Strike Force" Battleforce

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

Adepta Sororitas "Purgatos Mission"

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

Adeptus Mechanicus "Omnissiah's Talon"

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

Death Guard "Plaguefester Warband"

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

Necrons "Worldscour Legion"

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

Orks "Killdakka Warband"

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

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

Rohan Stronghold

Battleforces Highlight Games Workshops Pre-Orders for Next Week

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

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

Revenant Legion

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

Hedonites of Slaanesh

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

 Lumineth Realm-Lords

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

Ossiarch Bonereapers

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

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

Space Marines "Shieldbreaker Strike Force" Battleforce

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

Adepta Sororitas "Purgatos Mission"

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

Adeptus Mechanicus "Omnissiah's Talon"

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

Death Guard "Plaguefester Warband"

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

Necrons "Worldscour Legion"

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

Orks "Killdakka Warband"

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

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

Rohan Stronghold

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

Amon Hen

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

Sons of Horus Cataphractii Praetor

Games Workshop Reveals its Warhammer: 40,000 Battleforces

It’s Battleforce Day and Games Workshop has revealed this year’s releases, a new annual tradition! There are six Battleforces for Warhammer 40,000 which will be available in December.

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

Space Marines "Shieldbreaker Strike Force" Battleforce

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

Adepta Sororitas "Purgatos Mission"

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

Adeptus Mechanicus "Omnissiah's Talon"

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

Death Guard "Plaguefester Warband"

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

Necrons "Worldscour Legion"

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

Orks "Killdakka Warband"

The Order of the Bloody Rose and Necron Flayed One are Next Up for McFarlane Toys’ Warhammer 40K Figures

Three new figures are being added to McFarlane Toys‘ line of Warhammer 40,000 figures. A new Sisters of Battle variant as well as a new Necron have been revealed and are available for pre-order.

The Order of the Bloody Rose is now represented with a new variant on the already released Adepta Sororitas Battle Sister. The figure looks to be the same as the already released figure but with a variant on the paint job.

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Flayed Ones are Necrons who have been infected and succumbed to the Flayer Virus of the C’tan Llandu’gor, a Star god who inflicted Necrons with it as retribution for being obliterated by them. As a result the virus drives them insane with a hunger for blood and gore. The figure has the robotic look of Necrons but are decorated with the skin and body parts of their opponents!

Order: Entertainment EarthBig Bad Toy Store

Along with the painted version of the Necron Flayed One, an Artist Proof version is also being released so you can paint your own!

Order: Entertainment EarthBig Bad Toy Store

Dark Angels, Space Marines, Khagra’s Ravagers, Blood Bowl, and More Come to Games Workshop’s Pre-Orders Next Week

Next Sunday, the sons of the Lion make their Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition debut. With the new Dark Angels companion to Codex: Space Marines, they’ll once again be able to take up their search for the Fallen once more.

The new Codex Supplement: Dark Angels will be available for pre-order next weekend. It features datasheets, Warlord Traits, Relics, psychic discipline, as well as Crusade campaign rules.

You can get it as a regular and collector’s edition.

You can keep better track of your forces with Datacards: Dark Angels.

Datacards: Dark Angels

But what about expanding your force? The Combat Patrol: Dark Angels has you covered. It features a Primaris Chaplain, Redemptor Dreadnought, Inceptors, and Intercessors. The force has a Power Level of around 25 and a solid way to get a start.

Combat Patrol: Dark Angels

There’s also new reinforcements for Space Marine forces in general!

The Storm Speeder is coming and can be assembled into three variants. You can build the anti-infantry Hailstrike, the armour-melting Hammerstrike, and the warhead-launching Thunderstrike.

A multipart kit of Bladeguard Veterans delivers three elite Space Marines, each with master-crafted power swords, storm shields, and heavy bolt pistols.

Bladeguard Veterans

If you need some tank-busting power, the Primaris Eradicators are coming as well. Featuring reinforced Mark X Gravis armor, they can be equipped with a deadly melta rifle or heavy melta rifle as standard. There’s also a single multi-melta as an optional upgrade.

Primaris Eradicators

The Necrons also get some reinforcement with the Psychomancer. They use their knowledge to overload their opponent with a mental onslaught.

Psychomancer

A new warband comes to Warhammer Underworlds: Direchasm. Khagra’s Ravagers have the ability to desecrate objectives forcing opponents to face the warband in combat to win.

Black Library has a bunch of new releases.

Dawn of Fire: The Gate of Bones is the second book in the Dawn of Fire series. It’s written by Andy Clark and is available in a special edition, paperback, ebook, and MP3 audiobook.

Siege of Terra: Saturnine returns but this time in paperback.

Siege of Terra: Saturnine

The second season of Warhammer Horror stories continues with The Deacon of Wounds by David Annandale. What happens when faith is misplaced and light becomes darkness?

The Deacon of Wounds

Blood Bowl gets two new additions from Forge World.

Skrull Halfheight is an Undead Dwarf which is rare but one that specializes in passing!? Skrull Halfheight can play for Sylvanian Spotlight and World’s Edge Superleague teams.

Skrull Halfheight

Gretchen Wächter is coming as well and she’ll deliver the hits easily slipping through the smallest gaps to sack the ball carrier.

Gretchen Wächter
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