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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.


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

The Death Guard Arrives for Pre-Order Next Week Plus Necromunda, Night Lords, Lord of the Rings, and more!

After being delayed, Nurgle‘s chosen, the Death Guard, arrive for Warhammer 40,000 in next week’s pre-order.

Codex: Death Guard has arrived and it’s full of lore, art, and the rules you need to spread death and disease across the battlefield of the 40K universe. You can choose between two editions with the collector’s edition featuring a soft-touch cover and foil blocking.

Also available will be Datacards for the Death Guard to help you focus and keep track of your force.

Death Guard Datacards

There’ll also be easier ways to build your forces. A new Combat Patrol will be available. It features Typhus, Herald of Nurgle, Plague Marines, Poxwalkers, and a Biologus Putrifier.

Death Guard Combat Patrol

With the old also comes something new with the Lord of Virulence. This leader is protected by Terminator armor and will spread disease with a plague spewer.

Lord of Virulence

You’ll also be able to add to the battlefield with the Miasmic Malignifier. It doesn’t just look on the table, it’ll also help the Contagions of Nurgle spread even further.

Miasmic Malignifier

Some other models get repackaged as well.

The Chosen of Mortarion are three models that were featured in the previous edition of Warhammer 40K’s starter box.

Chosen of Mortarion

You can also show off your allegiance to Nurgle with the Contamination Corps Collection that includes everything above in one package and some signed artwork as well.

Contamination Corps Collection

But, if you need to spread disease even further, you can expand your force with a box of Poxwalkers.


You can travel from the future to the fantasy world of Middle Earth as well with some releases for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game. Returning releases include Frodo, Sam, and Gollum, Haldir, Gildor Inglorion and Glorfindel, Black Riders, Dead Marsh Spectres, and Barrow-wights.

Necromunda gets a release in Phyrr Cats for House Escher.

Phyrr Cats

Forge World has releases with the Contekar Terminators for the Night Lords.

Contekar Terminators

Black Library also has some releases to flesh out the various worlds.

The second novella in the Siege of Terra series, Fury of Magnus arrives as a hardback book, ebook, and MP3 audiobook.

Fury of Magnus

Dan Abnett‘s short story collection Lord of the Dark Millennium arrives in paperback.

Lord of the Dark Millennium

Book 5 in the Siege of Terra series gets a limited edition hardback with Mortis.


Alpharius: Head of the Hydra is the next in The Horus Heresy: Primarchs series. It gets a numbered limited edition hardback.

Alpharius: Head of the Hydra

Games Workshop Delivers an Update on 2021 Releases

Games Workshop

With the future still up in the air, Games Workshop is changing things up for the foreseeable future as far as releases.

Both COVID-19 and Brexit are both looming issues for the game manufacturer imapcting their retail stores, factories, and shipping. There will be delays for December and January, extending the shipping delays so many are familiar with.

First up, Brexit.

Games Workshop has announced that EY fans won’t have to pay more for products due to the England exiting the EU. While details are still being worked out, Games Workshop has pledged to pay any customs and duties fees that apply to orders.

And then there’s COVID…

With delays and shutdowns impacting the company, they have announced they’re now delaying releases and stretching them out for January and February.

Rather than weekly, releases will come every other week with the first pre-orders of 2021 being January 16th.

There will be a new codex or expansion in January, February, and March with Death Guard for Warhammer 40K as the first to be released. A new battletome, with new minis, will be released in February for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. A teaser will be released on Christmas day.

Games Workshop Delays the Death Guard Due to Pestilence

If there was any army to be delayed due to COVID-19, Nurgle and the Death Guard being it has a bit of irony. Games Workshop announced today that they are delaying the release of the next updated army for Warhammer 40K due to COVID-19 concerns and the strains it’s putting on shipments.

The army and its updated codex will now be released in 2021 and it’s unknown what, if any, impact it might have on releases intended for January.

The company has released a new wallpaper to help you show off your loyalty during the delay and the new datahsheet for Mortarion has also been revealed! Check those out and sit back and wait patiently for the sons of Barbarus.

The Broken Realms Saga Begins with Age of Sigmar, Plus Shadow & Pain, this Year’s Christmas Model, Death Guard, and more!

Games Workshop has an Age of Sigmar focused week of pre-order releases but fans of Warhammer 40K, limited edition models, and Black Library have things to look forward to as well!

Age of Sigmar‘s narrative event “The Broken Realms” begins! “The Broken Realms” saga is set to encompass the entirety of the Age of Sigmar, changing the status quo for every faction. It all starts with the first book in the series, Broken Realms: Morathi, coming your way in hardback, eBook, and limited editions.

The Shadow Queen has long plotted to attain true godhood, and she’s finally seizing her chance. Anyone who stands in her way will suffer… as you’ll see in the epic story that weaves together the Daughters of Khaine, Idoneth Deepkin, Slaves to Darkness, Stormcast Eternals, and Cities of Sigmar in a tale that promises to alter the balance of power in the Mortal Realms.

Broken Realms: Morathi

To kickstart your gaming, there’s also four themed box sets to allow you to easily recreate armies from the narrative in Broken Realms: Morathi. Each contains everything you need to field a warscroll battalion from the book. They’re great starting points or an easy way to expand your collection.

The Shadow & Pain battlebox is another way to start. The box set features the Daughters of Khaine and Hedonites of Slaanesh.

The Melusai Ironscale is an elite warrior of the Daughters of Khaine who can ignore the effects of spells and inspire nearby Melusai to greater deeds by murdering enemies in Khaine’s name.

The Slaaneshi Lord of Pain is so inured to agony that they have a chance to disregard any wounds. They also allow nearby Hedonites to re-roll hits as they seek to cause as much pain as possible.

There’s also a 40-page book with battleplans and Realm of Battle rules, plus warscroll cards for all the units and a pair of exclusive warscroll battalions. Split it with a friend or get the basis for two new armies – whichever you choose, you’ll be well on the way to carving out your own little corner of the Mortal Realms.

Shadow & Pain
Shadow & Pain

The holidays are near and Games Workshop is releasing its annual Christmas model, Jakkob Bugmansson XI. The figure will be available to order throughout November and December before he vanishes into legend.

The Death Guard codex is coming soon and you’ll be able to add to your force ahead of time with Space Marine Heroes Series 3 that features the sons of Mortarion, Plague Marines! Previously only available in Japan, the figures are now available in blind boxes. The models are push-fit and push off the frames for easy construction. You can get individual packs with a random model or a complete set of all six figures.

Space Marine Heroes Series 3
Space Marine Heroes Series 3
Space Marine Heroes Series 3

You can also play some other games with a Warhammer 40,000 playing cards. The 54-card set features four suits – Imperium, Space Marines, Chaos and Xenos – plus a pair of Jokers, which naturally feature Harlequins on them.

Warhammer 40,000 playing cards

Black Library’s annual novella series returns next week with five hardback tomes, each telling a thrilling tale from across the 41st Millennium, the Age of Sigmar, and Necromunda.

You can get all the books in one handy collection or individually.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar fans can also enjoy a new portmanteau novel about the Daughters of Khaine, containing three intertwining tales of blood-soaked action from the Realm of Shadow in the Covens of Blood. If you’re after something shorter and with more fire, the Heirs of Grimnir audio drama, which was originally released in three parts last Christmas, is being collected together on CD and MP3 for the first time.

Celebrate the holidays with the Black Library Advent Calendar 2020. Limited to 1,250, the calendar features 25 individually sleeved art prints of Black Library covers.

Black Library Advent Calendar 2020

Next Week’s Games Workshop Includes a Firestorm, Blightlord Terminators, and Typhus

Games Workshop has revealed next week’s pre-orders. Warhammer: Age of Sigmar gets a whole new way to play the game and Nurgle’s army grows bigger in Warhammer 40,000!

Firestorm is a new way to play Warhammer: Age of Sigmar that allows you to play with map-based campaigns. As you win battles you capture territories and build a kingdom gaining benefits. Firestorm works in games big and small and is reusable over and over.

There’s also 10 new allegiance abilities representing the unique armies of the Great Cities. With that, three new boxed sets of miniatures are being released as well. Each box has a rules sheet to let you use your Great Cities in Warhammer: Age of Sigmar.

The Death Guard and Nurgle gain new troops as Blightlord Terminators enter the battlefield. They’re armed with old a new deadly weapons alike.

Accompanying the new Terminators is Typhus, the Herald of Nurgle. The new model has been upgraded using some of the classic elements of the original model with the new Death Guard detail.

Games Workshop’s Pre-Orders Include Adeptus Mechanicus and Death Guard Deathshroud

Next week’s pre-orders from Games Workshop are up on their site and the march of Nurgle continues while the Imperium gets some reinforcements from the Adeptus Mechanicus.

Making its debuts us Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus which you can get in a collector’s edition for $80, regular for $40, enhanced digital for $39.99, and ePub for $34.99.

The Adeptus Mechanicus’ Belisarius Cawl is now available on his own for $55.

And you’re able to also get Datacards: Adeptus Mechanicus to better manage your army for $15.

The Deathshroud Bodyguard join Nurgle’s Death Guard army bringing their close quarter nastiness to the tabletop.

A new hardback Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor’s Legion is out for $27 in hardback and Eye of the Night is available on CD for $17.50.

Nurgle and Blood Bowl Chaos Renegades Come to Forge World

Forge World‘s new pre-orders are up on the site and they’ve got all sorts of new releases for Blood Bowl fans and the followers of Nurgle.

Blood Bowl gets two new releases in various packaging combinations this week. The Chaos Renegade Coins & Tokens will allow you to keep track of your team while the Blood Bowl Minotaur adds a new big guy to the roster. They retail for £8 and £20.

You can also get them as part of the Chaos Renegade Collection or The Mongrel Horde. They retail for £28 and £85

Followers of Nurgle can add the Nurgle Daemon Prince and Herald to their forces as well. That retails for £49.

Codex: Adeptus Mechanics and Deathshroud Terminators are Next Week’s Games Workshop Pre-Orders

Codex: Death Guard might be hitting the shelves next week but it’s the pre-orders for the following week we’ve got our eye on. Games Workshop isn’t slowing down with the release of Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus and the Deathshroud Terminators.

Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus covers rules for the various sects of mysterious cult. The codex will unclude rules for the Cult Mechanicus, Skitarii, Questor Mechanicus Knights, as well as new Strategems, Warlord Traits, and Relics.

The codex also includes rules for 7 forge worlds including Mars, Agripinaa, and Stygies VIII.

Also being released for the first time on its own is Belisarius Cawl.

Codex: Death Guard Gets some love with the release of Deathshroud Terminators.

The Deathshroud Terminators have a solid role as armored bodyguard for characters and are armed with toxic plaguespurt guantlets, deadly Manreapers, with 3 strength 8 attacks in melee, each with AP -3 and dealing D3 damge apiece. Wearing Cataphractii Terminator Armor, the Deathshroud have Toughness 5, Disgustingly Resilient, a 2+ save, and 2 Wounds. They’re deadly and durable.

They Deathshroud also have a rule “Silent Bodyguard” which allows them to take a ranged hit for a friendly Death Guard character.

The week also sees the release of the Citadel Paint app, a must for modelers.

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