At NOVA Open 2023, Games Workshop wrapped up its presentation with the Daemon Primarch Fulgrim! The new resin miniature is for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy, sorry 40K fans, but it looks beautiful. This is sure to be a centerpiece for a lot of armies and entry in many painting contests to come.
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At NOVA Open 2023, Games Workshop revealed a new figure for the highly anticipated Old World project. Élisse Duchaard is a Prophetess of the Lady of the Lake and is a power Wizard who rides a muscular unicorn.
The figure takes inspiration from the classic Morgana the Fay Enchantress figures.
It’ll be released in resin.
Warhammer Underworlds: Deathgorge is the latest Warhammer Underworlds release, a sub-zero setting for the next season of the game. The box has everything you need for new and old players including two new warbands, Rivals decks, rulebook with updated rules, and dice and tokens.
The release features The Thricefold Discord a trio of Slaanesh daemons who despise each other. They take on the Idoneth Deepkin with Cyreni’s Razors.
Each warband comes with its own Rivals deck that can you use to open, shuffle, and play games with straight away, but Deathgorge also contains two universal Rivals decks – Breakneck Slaughter and Force of Frost – which you can use with your warband of choice, or raid for cards to use when creating Nemesis decks.
Vampires are the latest classic Blood Bowl team to get an update. Revealed at NOVA Open 2023, the team gets a new look and updated Bloodlust trait. They combine speed and throwing and their Hypnotic Gaze will help set up plays. But, watch out for that Bloodlust. The miniatures feature a lot of options and then there’s the balls, coins, and coffin turn markers.
During its NOVA Open 2023 presentation Games Workshop revealed a new Warcry release. Warcry: Hunter and Hunted is an interesting box in that it’s a smaller box set than has usually been released. It still features two warbands but only one scenery piece.
In it is the Gorger Mawpack taking on Wildercorps Hunters featuring some awesome dog miniatures. The box also comes with a Mawpit and Warband Tome: Hunter and Hunted which gives you information on the two new warbands as well as rules, quests, background tables, shared campaign arc, and a new battleplan generator.
During its NOVA Open 2023 presentation, Games Workshop revealed new kits for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy.
The Deredeo is getting a plastic kit allowing for greater posability. It comes with lots of options from an arm-mounted Anvilus autocannon battery or a Hellfire plasma cannonade, alongside an Aiolos missile battery and a choice of torso-mounted heavy bolters or heavy flamers. There’s also a choice of armour panels, heads, and leg poses to make yours unique.
Also coming are all-new MK III Tactical Marines. They’re compatible with the recent special and heavy weapons kits for the Horus Heresy, and the basic sprues include head options, bolters, polt pistols, grenades, vexillas, nuncio-voxes, and augury scanners. The Sergeants even get to pick a plasma pistol, power weapons, or a lightning claw.
Finally, there’s an easy way to get the above and more the Legiones Astartes Battle Group! It features thirty MKIII Tactical Space Marines, one Deredeo Dreadnought, and a Land Raider Proteus. ou also get a Legion Special Weapons set, containing five lots each of plasma guns, meltaguns, flamers, rotor cannon, volkite chargers, and volkite calivers.
During its NOVA Open 2023 presentation, Games Workshop revealed new Ironjawz units to smash your opponents with.
Zoggrok Anvilsmasha taps into the maelstrom of raw anarchic energy of the Waaagh! to boost nearby Orruk weapons. He’s accompanied by Klonk, a squig and anvil with legs. Zoggrok can also be equipped with a pair of Grunta-tongs, which he uses to further imbue the power of the Waaagh! into the weapons of nearby orruks.
Brute Ragerz are Brutes who have suffered defeat and double down and become even more arrogant, getting rid of their armour and weilding two-handed weapons.
Weirdbrute Wrekkaz are whipped up in the Waagh! and have gone wonky. To stop that, the Shamans hammer bone and iron masks on their skulls which is really painful and turns them into maniacal killers.
Ardboys are armoured shock troops and hardened veterans with an appetite for violence. They’re more than capable with their stikkas that keep the enemy at a distance and their shields and beaten iron covered tusks and spikes.
All of those new units will be available in Battletome Supplement: Ironjawz, a free online battletome supplement.
Trugg, the Troggoth King is coming to the Mortal Realms and Warhammer: Age of Sigmar with an amazing miniature revealed during Games Workshop‘s NOVA Open 2023 preview.
Trugg has finally roused due to the rambunctious caterwauling and clanging. There just so happens to also be an arcane engine stuck to his back.
That alter influences him and he’s been drawn to the magical ley lines in the Mortal Realms. Trugg just wants that all to stop and will smash anything magical to make that happen.
Following this ornery behemoth are a huge horde of Troggoths: Fellwater, Rockgut, and Dankhold.
You can find out about Trugg in Dawnbringers: Book II – Reign of the Brute, which continues the story of the Twin-Tailed Crusade as they wind their way forth through Aqsha and Ghyran. Not only does the book advance the story but also contains rules to support Trugg and his entourage, a great stomp led by King Brodd, and a Waaagh! spearheaded by pugnacious greenskins seen riding wild hogs of prodigious girth. That includes Matched Play Armies of Renown, as well as an Army of Renown for the Kharadron Overlords themed around the Grundstok Expeditionary Force.
As expected, to kick off the NOVA Open 2023, Games Workshop pulled some of the curtain back to show off the new Space Marine line and codex. The reveal featured new and rumored units as well as the new codex.
Terminators, new Assault Intercessors with Jump Packs, a Chaplain in Terminator Armor, Captain in Terminator Armor, Sternguard Veter Squad, Space Marine Scouts, and a new box of Space Marine Heroes were all revealed.
Rumored for a while, Primaris Assault Intercessors are getting Jump Packs, making them even deadlier in close combat. The set includes a Sergeant that can carry a power weapon or power fist and also the option of a plasma pistol or hand flamer.
The new Captain with Jump Pack features multiple weapon options to choose from – either a bolt pistol, plasma pistol, or hand flamer in his right hand, and a power fist, relic blade, or chainsword in his left. He lends some extra pep to the charge, increasing the Strength of his fellow Jump Packers’ melee weapons by 1 whenever they slam home.
A new Terminator Squad was released in Leviathan but an even newer kit will released featuring five multi-pose, multi-part figures. They come with storm bolters, power fists, chainfists, a heavy flamer, assault cannon, and cyclone missile launcher. All of the classics. An Assault Terminator set will be released later.
The Chaplain in Terminator Armour is here! There’s of course a crozius, litanies, storm bolter, or relic shield, all to add 1 to your squad’s Wound rolls in melee and granting a Feel No Pain 4+ against mortal wounds.
The Captain in Terminator Armour is packed with options as well. This is a multi-option kit featuring a combi-weapon, storm bolter, relic sword, or relic fist. There are also multiple head options and optional tabard.
Space Marine Scouts are back with a new kit. These figures are taller and leaner but feature the classic look of the unit. You can outfit them with boltguns, Astartes shotguns, or pistols and combat knives. There’s also a missile launcher, heavy bolter, and cloaked sniper to help pick off enemy characters.
The Company Heroes gets an update featuring four formidable soldiers, a Company Ancient, Company Champion, two Company Veterans, and a Captain. There are a lot of bits to customize your characters with multiple head options, master-crafter bolt rifle, neo-vulkite pistol, plasma pistol, power weapon, or power fist, as well as optional tabard and scabbard.
The Sternguard get a new kit as well, delivering a multi-pose set as opposed to the push-fit figures from Leviathan. They can all feature Sternguard bolt rifles or combi-weapons, and one can have a heavy bolter or pyrecannon. The Sergeant features the option of chainsword, power fist or power sword. There are also sculpted pauldrons, greave options, eight helmets, seven bare heads, and lots of accessories.
Finally, there’s Codex Space Marines. It features 93 datasheets and seven complete Detachments which feature seven unique sets of Enhancements, Stratagems, and Detachment rules.
Those new rules resemble classic chapters, Ultramarines, Imperial Fists, Iron Hands, Salamanders, Raven Guard, and White Scars, but being unnamed, you don’t need to worry about painting your chapter dogmatically.
There’s more in the book including Crusade rules for winning honours, promoting your heroes through Oathsworn Campaigns, and of course lots of background and photos of painted miniatures. There’ll be a limited edition version as well as a deck of new-look Datacards.
With badges for NOVA Open 2023 going on sale soon, the convention has released some details regarding the new hotel and has revealed a new badge type!
NOVA Open takes place from August 30 through September 3rd.
This year the convention has changed locations and is at the spacious, historic Washington Hilton hotel in Adam’s Morgan, DC. The Washington Hilton regularly hosts U.S. Presidential events and is the only hotel to have an official U.S. Presidential seal built into the structure. The hotel features over 100,000 square feet of convention space to take advantage of.
Hotel Block Opens Wed March 1st 8:30pm
On the Hotels page of the NOVA Open website.
Convention room block information: There are over 700 rooms available all for the convention rate of $144 plus tax. For those driving, they have also negotiated a major parking discount to only $15/day (same as 2022 rate!).
This year NOVA Open is premiering a new badge type! To create as streamlined a checkout experience as possible they are piloting two new badges which are called “One-click bundles”. There will be 100 each for 40k GT and Age of Sigmar GT.
Each One-click Bundle gets you:
- Your Convention Access Pass
- Entry into the Grand Tournament (40k or AoS)
- Convention t-shirt
- Guaranteed ability to reserve a Deluxe 1 King Bed hotel room through a special booking portal.
With a One-click Bundle, your registration is a breeze! With one single item you know your convention experience is locked-in. After launch, purchasers will get access to the reserved room booking portal. These badges will sell for $215 until March 31st.
Any unsold GT spots at the end of the month will be rolled into the general GT ticket pool.