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T’au Pathfinders Battle Novitiate Sisters in Kill Team: Chalnath

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At Gen Con 2021, Games Workshop revealed the first expansion for the new edition of Kill Team, Kill Team: Chalnath. The expansion leaves the Octarius Sector for another corner of Imperium Nihilus.

The box set is full of “new” including a new unit for the Sisters of Battle as well as new miniatures for T’au.

Novitiate Sisters are Sisters of Battle in training looking to prove themselves and advance. Lighter armed, the aspirants carry holy relics into battle. The new kit features a flexible loadout and posing.

T’au are what they’ll be going up against bringing specialized Pathfinders to the battle. Excellent at infiltration and reconnaissance, they carry high-powered weapons to spring ambushes while drones provide support. This is a new updated kit for T’au Pathfinders and includes an upgrade sprue to add options to the flexible squad. It includes new heads, weapons, upgrades, and all of the high-tech gadgets you’ll need.

Both units are great for Kill Team as well as your games of Warhammer 40,000.

Kill Team: Chalnath will also come with a full Killzone of Imperial ruins to do battle. The box set includes a Rules Manual featuring nine new missions, expanded rules for both squads, Strategic Ploys, Battle Honors, and more.

Games Workshop Reveals the T’au Remora for Aeronautica Imperialis

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The T’au are getting some new additions to their fleet for Aeronautica Imperialis, the Remora Drones! These AI-controlled aircraft are coming soon from Forge World.

The Remora are light fighters as opposed to defensive drones. They’re mainly used to fly in environents too hostile for traditional aircraft but have evolved to be so much more. They are now used as a support role adding extra firepower.

With good speed and agility, they can get their weapons into good firing position, made to take on clunkier bombers. They also have the ability to hover in place to create bottlenecks.

Armed with burst cannons and a pair of seeker missiles they can take out far more expensive aircraft their pitted against.

They also benefit from the “Stealth” rule due to their size giving them some protection against enemy ground assets.

They also are able to ignore g-force making it easier to execute tight turns making them very nimble. The “Jink” rule allows them to slip into advantageous firing positions or dodge out of a deadly fire arc.

The Sons of Sanguinius and Army Boxes Arrive in this Week’s Games Workshop Pre-Order

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Games Workshop gets loaded up for the holidays with the release of a new codex for Warhammer 40K and army boxes for 40K and Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. Check out below what you can pre-order now!

Fall into the red thirst with the new codex for the Blood Angels. The sons of Sanguinius get the spotlight with a new book covering their history, heraldry, and specialized units. There are unique rules for the Blood Angels and their successor Chapters. The codex has a regular and limited edition.

You’ll be able to show off your devotion to the army with datacards and dice. The Blood Angels Datacards help keep track of Strategems, psychic powers, and new Death Visions. You’ll also be able to deal some damage with new red and black Blood Angels dice that fit the army featuring blood drops!

But you’ll need a force to do battle with and Games Workshop has you covered with all new models!

Build a force quickly with Combat Patrol: Blood Angels. The box features some core troops and a Librarian to lead them, an Impulsor, and a pair of Blood Angels upgrade frames.

Combat Patrol: Blood Angels

But, what’s a Blood Angels force without the Death Company?! You’ll be able to get Death Company Intercessors to strike terror in your opponents. The kit features five Intercessors and a Blood Angels upgrade frame.

Death Company Intercessors

But, it’s not just Blood Angels in the spotlight, Space Marines as a whole get some reinforcements.

You’ll be able to get Assault Intercessors to add to your force. The multipart kit contains loads of new weapon options and poses including several options to equip your Sergeant. There’s enough to build a full squad of 10.

Assault Intercessors

The Primaris Space Marines also get their first main battle tank in the Gladiator. With it you’ll be able to build the Valiant, Reaper, or Lancer tanks!

Gladiator

Army boxes are an easy way to build your forces and Games Workshop is releasing a handful for both Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer: Age of Sigmar.

For Age of Sigmar, you’ll be able to get:

You can also start a whole new force or bolster an existing one with these Warhammer 40,000 army boxes:

Black Library has you covered with Guy Haley‘s Astorath: Angel of Mercy which will be available as a hardback limited edition. The release is limited to 1,250 copies and it’s signed by the author. The book also contains Haley’s short story, “The Redeemer”.

Astorath: Angel of Mercy

If audiobooks are more your thing, Nexus + Other Stories will be available to pre-order as well. This collection includes a novella, plus more than a dozen short stories that explore many of the factions across the galaxy. It’s as exciting for someone just getting started with Warhammer 40,000 as it is for seasoned veterans.

Nexus + Other Stories

Games Workshop Reveals Army Boxes, Blood Angels, and More for Next Week’s Pre-Orders

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Next weekend Games Workshop gets loaded up for the holidays with the release of a new codex for Warhammer 40K and army boxes for 40K and Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. Check out below what you’ll be able to pre-order starting Saturday, November 28.

Fall into the red thirst with the new codex for the Blood Angels. The sons of Sanguinius get the spotlight with a new book covering their history, heraldry, and specialized units. There are unique rules for the Blood Angels and their successor Chapters. The codex has a regular and limited edition.

You’ll be able to show off your devotion to the army with datacards and dice. The Blood Angels Datacards help keep track of Strategems, psychic powers, and new Death Visions. You’ll also be able to deal some damage with new red and black Blood Angels dice that fit the army featuring blood drops!

But you’ll need a force to do battle with and Games Workshop has you covered with all new models!

Build a force quickly with Combat Patrol: Blood Angels. The box features some core troops and a Librarian to lead them, an Impulsor, and a pair of Blood Angels upgrade frames.

Combat Patrol: Blood Angels

But, what’s a Blood Angels force without the Death Company?! You’ll be able to get Death Company Intercessors to strike terror in your opponents. The kit features five Intercessors and a Blood Angels upgrade frame.

Death Company Intercessors

But, it’s not just Blood Angels in the spotlight, Space Marines as a whole get some reinforcements.

You’ll be able to get Assault Intercessors to add to your force. The multipart kit contains loads of new weapon options and poses including several options to equip your Sergeant. There’s enough to build a full squad of 10.

Assault Intercessors

The Primaris Space Marines also get their first main battle tank in the Gladiator. With it you’ll be able to build the Valiant, Reaper, or Lancer tanks!

Gladiator

Army boxes are an easy way to build your forces and Games Workshop is releasing a handful for both Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer: Age of Sigmar.

For Age of Sigmar, you’ll be able to get:

  • Disciples of Tzeentch – Fatesworn Host – Massed mortal infantry supported by a greater daemon of Tzeentch
  • Kharadron Overlords – Barak-Nar Skyfleet – Plunder the realms and turn a tidy profit with this airborne force of Kharadron Overlords, led by none other than Lord-Magnate Brokk Grungsson.
  • Gloomspite Gitz – Fungal Loonhorde – Loads of troggoths and loads of squigs, a mix of heavy-hitters and cheap-and-cheerful infantry
  • Ogor Mawtribes – Meatgrinder Warglutt – An army of ogors is ready to devour the realms, led by a Tyrant and supported by an Aleguzzler Gargant!

You can also start a whole new force or bolster an existing one with these Warhammer 40,000 army boxes:

  • Space Marines – Interdiction Force – A highly mobile force of Vanguard units, including an Impulsor and an Invictor Tactical Warsuit, plus all the Phobos armor
  • Necrons – Eradication Legion – A great way to expand on the contents of the Indomitus box or any of the starter sets, and it includes an imposing Triarch Stalker and a swift and deadly Doom Scythe!
  • Astra Militarum – Bastion Platoon – Ground-pounding units, along with a few choice support vehicles, will form the core of a great collection. Also works as a Genestealer Cult or Chaos Cultists!
  • Chaos Space Marines – Decimation Warband – Stuffed with heavy infantry, a Chaos Lord to lead them, and a massive Maulerfiend (or Forgefiend) to offer support.
  • T’au Empire – Starpulse Cadre – Loads of battlesuits, a variety of infantry, plus a Piranha for good measure!
  • Tyranids – Brood Swarm – Genestealers, Gargoyles, and a bunch of big beasties!

Black Library has you covered with Guy Haley‘s Astorath: Angel of Mercy which will be available as a hardback limited edition. The release is limited to 1,250 copies and it’s signed by the author. The book also contains Haley’s short story, “The Redeemer”.

Astorath: Angel of Mercy

If audiobooks are more your thing, Nexus + Other Stories will be available to pre-order as well. This collection includes a novella, plus more than a dozen short stories that explore many of the factions across the galaxy. It’s as exciting for someone just getting started with Warhammer 40,000 as it is for seasoned veterans.

Nexus + Other Stories

Forge World also has a release for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game! If you need a unit to help harass the enemy for your Azog’s Legion army, they’ve got you covered. War Bats are bred by Azog’s servants in Gundabad. They soar ahead of Bolg’s armies, flying behind enemy lines to snatch at vulnerable archers and war machine crews with their razor-sharp talons. They’ll be available for pre-order on Friday!

War Bats

Add Ground-to-Air Units to Your Aeronautica Imperialis

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Forge World has two releases today for Aeronautica Imperialis. You can add ground-to-air units for your T’au and Astra Militarum forces. Check out below to see what you can pre-order now.

Fill the skies with bursts of deadly shrapnel! Defend Imperial air space with these gun emplacements. The Astra Militarum Ground Assets for Aeronautica Imperialis are up for pre-order now – including a Hydra flak battery, Basilisk Anti-aircraft Emplacement, and a fuel depot. The set retails for $35.

Astra Militarum Ground Assets

Defend T’au air space with drone-enhanced gun emplacements and support yor Air Caste fighters with additional firepower. Bring drone-enhanced anti-aircraft guns to bear on your enemies. The T’au Air Caste Ground Assets set gives you a KV 126 Skyfire Platform, KV 129 Stormfury Platform, and a communications emplacement. The set retails for $35.

T'au Air Caste Ground Assets

Take to the Skies with New Aeronautica Imperialis in this Week’s Games Workshop Releases

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Games Workshop has a new batch of pre-orders up on their site packed with releases for Aeronautica Imperialis. Below are the individual releases but there’s also a lot of bundles to choose from as well.

Aeronautica Imperialis: Skies of Fire allows you to take the Imperial Guard and Tau into the skies in this miniature game. This new starter set has everything you need to play. The box set comes with 2 Astra Militarum Valkyrie Assault Carriers (can be assembled as Vendetta Assault Carriers), 3 Imperial Navy Lightning Fighters (can be assembled as Lightning Strike Fighters), 3 T’au Air Caste Barracudas AX-5-2 (can be assembled as AX-5-3 or AX-5-4), 2 T’au Air Caste Tiger Sharks, game rules, The Dogfight scenario, Squadron Lists, a reference page, tokens, game board, missions, dice, and more! It retails for $90.

Aeronautica Imperialis: Skies of Fire

The Aeronautica Imperialis: Taros Air War Campaign Book features rules including how to build your force, in-depth background on the war to retake Taros, new rules, five scenarios, rules for campaign play, squadron lists, rules for ground assets, legendary pilots, and reference guides. It retails for $35.

Aeronautica Imperialis: Taros Air War Campaign Book

Aeronautica Imperialis gets two Aircraft and Aces card sets. One for Tau and the other for the Imperial Navy. They retail for $27 a piece.

Show off your loyalty with the T’au Air Caste Dice Set and Imperial Navy Taros Dice Set. They’re $15 each set.

The Taros Area of Engagement Board allows you to expand your game with a double-sided game board that comes in two pieces and features artwork depicting two aerial war zones. It retails for $42.

Taros Area of Engagement Board

Aeronautica Imperialis: Valkyrie Assault Carriers features 4 plastic Astra Militarum Valkyrie Assault Carrier miniatures (can also be built as Vendetta Assault Carriers), 4 Aeronautica Imperialis bases (each base designates the model’s front, rear, and side arcs, has speed and altitude dials as well as a clear stand to connect the aircraft to the base), and 1 Valkyrie Squadron transfer sheet. It’s yours for $42.

Aeronautica Imperialis: Valkyrie Assault Carriers

Aeronautica Imperialis: T’au Air Caste Barracuda Fighters features 6 plastic T’au Air Caste Barracuda AX-5-2 miniatures (can also be built as AX-5-3 and AX-5-4 variants), 6 Aeronautica Imperialis bases (each base designates the model’s front, rear, and side arcs, has speed and altitude dials, as well as a clear stand to connect the aircraft to the base), and 1 T’au Aircraft transfer sheet. It retails for $42.

Aeronautica Imperialis: T'au Air Caste Barracuda Fighters

Tiger Shark AX 1-0 Fighter-Bombers comes with 2 plastic T’au Air Caste Tiger Shark AX-1-0 miniatures, armed with either paired heavy rail cannons or paired heavy plasma accelerators, 2 Aeronautica Imperialis bases, designating the model’s front, rear and side arcs as well as speed and altitude dials, and including a clear stand to connect the aircraft to each base, and 1 T’au Tiger Shark AX-1-0 transfer sheet. It retails for $42.

Tiger Shark AX 1-0 Fighter-Bombers

Aeronautica Imperialis: T’au Air Caste Tiger Shark Fighter-Bombers comes with 2 plastic T’au Air Caste Tiger Shark AX-1-0-2 miniatures (can also be built as AX-1-0-3 and AX-1-0-4 variants), 2 Aeronautica Imperialis bases (each base designates the model’s front, rear, and side arcs, has speed and altitude dials, as well as a clear stand to connect the aircraft to the base), and 1 T’au Aircraft transfer sheet. It retails for $42.

Aeronautica Imperialis: T'au Air Caste Tiger Shark Fighter-Bombers

Aeronautica Imperialis: Imperial Navy Lightning Fighters features 6 plastic Imperial Navy Lightning Strike Fighter miniatures (2 of which can be built as Lightning Fighters), 6 Aeronautica Imperialis bases (each of which designates the model’s front, rear and side arcs, speed and altitude dials, as well as a clear stand to connect the aircraft to the base), and 1 Lightning Squadron transfer sheet. It retails for $42.

Aeronautica Imperialis: Imperial Navy Lightning Fighters

Kill Team gets a release with the Kill Team Card and Dice Set which helps you keep track of your kill team’s development with this handy set of dice and datacards. It retails for $30.

Kill Team Card and Dice Set

The Middle-Earth Strategy Game gets three profile packs. You can get the Isengard and Moria Profile Card Pack, Free Peoples Profile Card Pack, and Elves and Dwarves Profile Card Pack. Each pack is $27.

Black Library has two books. You can get Ghoulslayer (paperback) for $16 and Book 52: Heralds of the Siege (paperback) for $9.99.

The T’au Empire Comes to Games Workshop’s Pre-Orders

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The newest Codex for Games Workshop‘s Warhammer 40K is up for pre-order this week. The T’au Empire codex is available in multiple formats including the regular, digital, and collector’s edition.

Also released are Datacards: T’au Empire as well as a battalion detachment so you can easily build your force.

Codex: T’au Empire has everything you need to play this force including background and rules.

The book includes an introduction to the Empire as well as the evolution, philosophy, history, and language.

It also features rules for units, army abilities, wargear, Battle-forged armies, special rules for Septs, Warlord Traits, tactical objectives and more.

Pre-Order the T’au Tiger Shark AX-1-0 and Iliastus Accelerator Culverin from Forge World

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Forge World has two new items for pre-order on their site. T’au players are getting some heavy support. Knights, Baneblades and Titans getting in the way of the Greater Good? They’re no match for the re-designed T’au Tiger Shark AX-1-0. Order one for your army before the 27th of October, and you’ll receive some Air Caste Pilots absolutely free! The model retails for £165.

Talons of the Emperor also get some firepower. Equip your Telemon Heavy Dreadnought with the deadly Iliastus Accelerator Culverin and devastate armor and infantry on the battlefields of the Horus Heresy. The gun retails for £13.

Is that Tau in Venom: Space Knight? Paging GW Lawyers! (Update)

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If there’s one company that fights to defend their IP more than a certain House of Mouse, that’d be the game company Games Workshop who has sicked quite a few lawyers on companies they felt were infringing on their Warhammer and Warhammer 40k IP. That’s what makes today’s Venom: Space Knight #6 rather interesting.

The series has Venom soaring through space as a Marvel version of DC’s Green Lantern and with that he comes across all sorts of alien races… including Tau!? Tau are an high-tech alien race from the popular GW game Warhammer 40K.

Here’s the panels:

Marvel Tau 1 Marvel Tau 2And here’s a GW Tau Hammerhead where you can see the same iconography on the side.

GW HammerheadAnd here’s the GW Sky Ray model with the same missile set up and iconography.

GW Tau Sky RayThings don’t end there, because in the same issue we also have what looks like an Eldar vehicle as well.

Marvel EldarThis wouldn’t be the first time Marvel has dipped into GW design. Amazing Spider-Man #582 featured a Bolt Pistol.

Marvel Bolt PistolUpdate: We have heard back from Games Workshop who has said they are aware of this and it has been passed along to their legal team for further investigation.