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Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Knights hit the Horus Heresy battlefield, the return of 40K Terrain, and Vampires for Blood Bowl!

There’s a lot on tap next week for pre-orders from Games Workshop. Horus Heresy, terrain for Warhammer 40K, Blood Bowl, and more are coming!

For Warhammer: The Horus Heresy, two new Knights will stride the battlefield in plastic. Bonus, you can use them in Warhammer 40,000 too!

The Cerastus Knight Acheron is a variant of the Knight Cerastus. Armed with a flamestorm cannon and reaper chainfist, it can clear infantry in great gouts of superheated promethium or wide sweeps of its chainblade.

Cerastus Knight Acheron

The Cerastus Knight Castigator fights mid-range with its boltcannon and features a warblade when it needs to get in close for melee.

Cerastus Knight Castigator

If you need to pack your battlefield, there’s a lot of terrain returning for Made to Order. They’ll be available from September 23rd to October 2nd.

There are six returning terrain kits: the classic Aegis Defence Line, the Imperial Bastion, the Skyshield Landing Pad, the Imperial Bunker, the Imperial Defence Emplacement, and the Imperial Defence Line. They are joined by the Warhammer 40,000 Hero Bases and the Sector Imperialis Large Base Detail Kit.

Blood Bowl does not suck… but now it does with The Drakfang Thirsters! Vampires are back with a new plastic kit featuring 14 players including two Vampire Blitzers, two Vampire Runners, two Vampire Throwers, and eight Thralls. You also get all the usual balls, coins, and tokens – and a transfer sheet.

The Drakfang Thirsters! Vampires

But, what’s a team without star players?

Vargheist is a Brute, rampaging across the pitch. Strong, fast, frenzied, and wanting to drink blood. It comes from Forge World in resin.

Vargheist is a Brute

Count Luthor von Drakenborg gets an updated miniature and it’s pretty impressive. He grants an extra reroll and doesn’t need to drink blood, get him from Forge World in resin. He can play for all Sylvanian Spotlight teams.

Count Luthor von Drakenborg

‘Captain’ Karina von Riesz is new on the pitch and features strength and dexterity. Also from Forge World in resin, she’s perfect for the Sylvanian Spotlight team.

‘Captain’ Karina von Riesz

Ivan ‘the Animal’ Deathshroud is reanimated once more for Sylvanian Spotlight teams. Tough and ready to smash your opponent, you can get him from Forge World in resin.

Ivan ‘the Animal’ Deathshroud

You’ll need rules and Spike! Journal Issue 16 has you covered with that and more. It features rules, tactics, lore, and more.

Spike! Journal Issue 16

And finally, you can get Vampire Team Pitch, Cards, and Dice as well to round out your vampire collection.

 Vampire Team Pitch, Cards, and Dice

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Battle in Balin’s Tomb is for two players and pits them in a battle to hold the One Ring. It features the Fellowship featuring nin models taking on 12 Goblins of Moria as well as a Cave Troll. It features all the dice and tokens you need to play.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Battle in Balin’s Tomb

From Black Library is Ciaphas Cain: For the Emperor by Sandy Mitchell. This limited edition version features 2,000 copies signed by the author, fancy binding and ribbons, and an additional short story, Rotten to the Core.

Ciaphas Cain: For the Emperor

The Chapter’s Due gets an MP3 release. After defeating T’au forces, Captain Uriel Ventris of the Ultramarines returns to the Chapter’s homeworld of Macragge to defend the Ultramar system from an Iron Warriors Warband led by Warsmith Honsou. Get this classic tale from Graham McNeill.

The Chapter’s Due

Games Workshop Pre-Order Previews – Death Guard and the Japanese Malignant Plaguecaster, Warhammer Underworlds, and more

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.

  • Space Marine Heroes 2023 – Death Guard
  • Space Marine Heroes 2023 – Death Guard
  • Space Marine Heroes 2023 – Death Guard

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.

Warhammer Underworlds: Starter Set

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.

Headsmen’s Curse

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.

Voidcursed Thralls Rivals Deck

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.

Yndrasta: The Celestial Spear

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.

Ciaphas Cain: Choose Your Enemies

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…

Fall of Damnos

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.

Renegades: Harrowmaster

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.

Warhammer 40,000 Chibi Figures Series 2

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Beasts of Chaos, Gloomspite Gitz, and Necromunda, oh my!

Next week’s Games Workshop pre-orders head back to Age of Sigmar with two army releases for the games. Beasts of Chaos and Gloomspite Gitz get some updates and new Battletomes for you to field your armies.

The Battletome: Beasts of Chaos helps deliver anarchy to the battlefield with updated warscrolls, pitched battle profiles, and new Path to Glory rules. You can get a regular edition or a special Limite EDition which features gilt page edges, gold foil blocking, red ribbon page marker, and soft-touch covers. It’s limited to 250 numbered copies, so you’ll need to be quick to get it!

Battletome: Beasts of Chaos

The Beastlord is a new miniature to lead your force. A close combat machine, they have a special hatred of enemy heroes that helps allies whenever going against a rival champion.


Battletome: Gloomspite Gitz is an updated battletome with full details of the tribe and origins. It has rules for subfactions, relics, and magic, as well as warscrolls, battleplans, and more! Get the regular edition or Limited Edition with fancy features and also limited to just 250 numbered copies!

Battletome: Gloomspite Gitz

The Squigboss with Gnasha-squig is a new Squigboss who can help enhance your squig herds with special fungi making them even more dangerous.

Squigboss with Gnasha-squig

Snarlfang Riders deliver speed updating a classic unit ready to attack with their spears and bows adding a quick punch.

Snarlfang Riders

Vanguard: Beasts of Chaos is a quick and easy way to start your brayherd. It features 10 Gors, 10 Ungors, and 10 Bestigors, backed up by three mighty Dragon Ogors and a Great Bray-Shaman.

Vanguard: Beasts of Chaos

Or kick off your gobbo fun with the Vanguard: Gloomspite Gitz. A cackling Loonboss leads 20 Moonclan Stabbas (who can also be built as Shootas), 10 Squig Hoppers (or Boingrot Bounderz), and three Rockgut Troggoths.

Vanguard: Gloomspite Gitz

Keep track of your force with the Warscroll Cards: Gloomspite Gitz which features 43 reference cards for your Gloomspite Gitz force. There are also two punch-out token sheets to keep track of special abilities and battle tactics.

Warscroll Cards: Gloomspite Gitz

Ash Waste Nomads Herder with Arthromite Duneskuttler features a duo to add your Ash Waste Nomad gangs. This resin set comes with a Herder and one Arthromite Duneskuttler.

Ash Waste Nomads Herder with Arthromite Duneskuttler

From Black Library, Archmage & Other Stories is part of local Warhammer stores’ anniversary celebrations. Ask the manager for more information. It features five stories features works from Evan Dicken, Nate Crowley, Chris Forrester, Sandy Mitchell, and Richard Strachan.

C L Werner‘s Profit’s Ruin comes to audiobook so you can listen on the go!

Profit’s Ruin

Sigismund: The Eternal Crusader (French Edition) brings John French‘s tale to… well.. French!

Sigismund: The Eternal Crusader (French Edition)

Games Workshop reveals its 2023 Store Anniversary Releases

Every year, Games Workshop celebrates the anniversary of each local store. That includes cool swag available only that year. The company has revealed this year’s two miniatures and more that you’ll be able to get!

The Leagues of Votann represent with Kâhl Yôht Grendok. Yôht Grendok is a young up-and-comer of a Kâhl, the war-leaders of the Leagues. He’s armed with a unique, belt-fed Autoch pattern combi-bolter and a forgewrought plasma sword. The character will also receive Warhammer Legends rules allowing for this particular loadout in open, narrative, or matched play!

 Kâhl Yôht Grendok

Torrk Lennsen, Admiral of The First Fleet commands an airship in the Mortal Realms, a storied and hard-bitten veteran in the Age of Sigmar. Torrk is equipped with a mighty skalfhammer and a holstered volley pistol, and comes with a choice of two build options. The helmetless option shows off the Admiral’s battle scars while carrying his helmet, while the other build keeps the helmet in place.

Torrk Lennsen, Admiral of The First Fleet

You can also get Archmage and Other Stories which features five short stories set in the worlds of Warhammer fiction in a nice hardback. It features stories by Evan Dicke, Chris Forrester, Sandy Mitchell, Richard Strachan, and Nate Crowley.

Archmage and Other Stories

There’s also free gifts depending on how much you spend including pin badges, dice bag, metal dice, and more gaming gear!