Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus launches its thirteenth playable faction this June as the Thousand Sons join the battlefield. As part of the Skulls showcase, Tacticus continues to build a full galaxy of iconic champions in its first year. One of the most requested by community factions, the Thousand Sons, are facing off against the vengeful Aeldari in a new high-stakes campaign, fighting for the control of an ancient craftworld. Led by the daemon primarch Magnus, the XVth Legion wields rippling warp energy onto the battlefield in a mighty contest of sorcery.
Tacticus is a highly accessible and growing mobile Warhammer title challenging fans across the globe. Players continue to enjoy new campaigns and game features as well as intense PvP.
You can quickly start conquering the war-torn battlefields from the get-go, whenever and wherever. Find and build a guild with friends around the world as you conquer the stars and drive back the forces of chaos. Or join the daemonic powers and bring destruction to your enemies.
Games Workshop has revealed what’s coming to pre-order next week. Breaking from the pattern, we get a second weekend in a row of Warhammer 40K releases along with a bunch for Necromunda.
Boarding Patrol: Adepta Sororitas will bring flame and melta to the heretics out there. A Canoness leads 5 Celestian Sacresants, 10 SIsters Repentia, and 10 Battle Sisters.
Boarding Patrol: Adeptus Custodes are the elite of the elite. It features 3 Allarus Custodians, 5 Custodian Guard, and Trajann Valoris.
Boarding Patrol: Thousand Sons is a solid start to a force featuring 2 Chaos Spawn, 20 Rubric Marines, and 2 Psykers.
The Aranthian Succession: Vaults of Temenos continues the Necromunda storyline. Cinderak City has fallen, but the succession crisis on Necromunda is far from over. A mysterious Prophet guides hordes of true believers on a pilgrimage to recover holy relics from the depths of Tenemos. The book includes new lore on the civil war, seven narrative scenarios, four Dramatis Personae central to the story, and new rules for House Cawdor and Palanite Enforcer gangs.
Enforcer ‘Sanctioner’ Pattern Automata are bigger, tougher dispensers of justice. They’ll look great in Palanite Enforcer patrols.
Cawdor Ridge Walkers are finally coming after being teased some time ago. They bring speed and are perfect for quick attacks to knock rivals off their game.
Cawdor Vehicle Gang Tactics Cards and Cawdor Dice Set will help keep things organized and show off your gang loyalty. There are 18 new cards for use in your Ash Wastes campaigns, plus eight Cawdor-branded blank cards.
Cawdor Ash Wastes Upgrades are resin parts to help you make your gang even more unique.
Ashwood Stranger, Outcast Leader is a legend. He might be an en ex-Enforcer but no one knows for sure. Either way, he dispenses justice from hive to hive.
The Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game gets some scenery in the form of a Mansion, Tower, and Ruins for your games in Gondor!
If you want an easy way to get a paint collection then look no further than the Battle Ready Paint Set. It’s a collection of 30 essential Base paints and Shades.
After that, get the Parade Ready Paint Set. It adds 30 more Layer paint to take your miniatures to the next level.
From Black Libary comes Vaults of Terra: The Dark City by Chris Wraight. The third book in the Vaults of Terra series finds Interrogator Spinoza at a loss with Inquisitor Cowl mysteriously missing, and an impending threat to the Throneworld forcing her to choose between the search for her mentor and the defense of her realm. The clues to the conspiracy that consumed Cowl have gone dark alongside him, and with enemies circling from all sides, Spinoza’s running out of time to decide what lengths she’ll go to for victory.
The first pre-order weekend of 2023 focused on Warhammer 40K and the second is focused on Age of Sigmar. While their initial box was released last year, Slaves of Darkness is starting to get a proper release plus more for the game.
General’s Handbook – Pitched Battles 2022-23 Season 2 kicks off the new season of Matched Play. The 96-page spiral-bound book contains a new Battleplack. It includes fundamental changes, new battleplans, grand strategies, and battle tactics that mix up the game. It’s a must for anyone that enjoys Matched Play events.
Battletome: Slaves to Darkness has everything you need for rules in a regular and limited edition version. The book is 128 pages and allows you to field your dark legions.
Vanguard: Slaves to Darkness is an easy way to build your warhost. It contains 17 miniatures including a Chaos Lord, 10 iconic Chaos Warriors in full multi-part glory, five Chaos Knights with the new upgrade sprue, and a chariot which can be pulled by horses or a savage gorebeast for line-breaking charges.
The new Daemon Prince is a kit many are looking forward to. It has a lot of options allowing the miniature to be used in Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000. Different heads, and a choice of weapons, allows you to customize yours to worship a specific Chaos God!
The Chaos Lord on Karkadrak is now available on its own making it easier for you to add this beast to your army.
Eternus, Blade of The First Prince was picked by Be’lakor and imbued him with the souls of Stormcast Eternals creating his own champion. He can also be used to create a generic Chaos Lord on Daemonic Mount.
The new Generals’ Handbook favors troops on foot so you might want to get the Exalted Hero of Chaos.
The Chaos Chosen are elite warriors who want to use their soul splitter weapons to free their foes from the burden of the mortal coil.
Chaos Warriors are the iconic bruisers of Chaos. These warriors march into battle with hand weapons or ensorceled halberds to hack their foes.
Chaos Knights quickly smash into their foes ready to skewer them. This release features an upgrade sprue with command options such as banners, instruments and champions’ paraphernalia.
Ogroid Theridons will help pulverize the enemy bringing even more strength to the Slaves to Darkness.
May the Chaos Gods bless your rolls with the Slaves to Darkness Dice Set.
Teased last year, you’ll finally be able to get the Horus Ascended figure for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy. Horus Lupercal has drunk deep of the power granted by his dark patrons to become Horus Ascended. It’s the next release in the Horus Heresy Character Series.
You can equip your Thousand Sons with the Thousand Sons MKVI Upgrades that features new helmets and shoulder pads.
The Ultramarines MKVI Upgrades let your sons of Hullman stand out featuring new helmets and shoulder pads.
White Dwarf Issue 484 focuses on new Boarding Actions for Warhammer 40K including tiles, a hobby bingo card, and mini photo backdrop.
Written by James Swallow, Garro: Knight of Grey (Limited Edition) is the story of Nathaniel Garro’s final hours during the Horus Heresy and his confrontation with his father Mortarion. The limited edition copy features a deep-red faux leather with inlaid metal emblem and the author’s signature and interior art. It’s limited to 2500 copies.
You can also get it as a hardback, eBook, or audiobook.
Godeater’s Son by Noah Van Nguyen features an unlikely hero in Heldanarr Fall fighting for freedom against the gods. It’ll be in hardback, eBook, and audiobook.
Soulslayer by Darius Hinks comes to audiobook focusing on Gotrek’s quest across Chamon with his Fyreslayer kin.
Armour of Contempt by Dan Abnett features Ibram Gaunt’s return and is available as an audiobook.
With two new codexes out this week, Games Workshop has revealed and teased what’s coming and when for the rest of the year for Warhammer 40,000.
This weekend players will be able to get Codex: Grey Knights and Codex: Thousand Sons. In September, Codex: Orks will officially be released. The Codex was already released as a limited edition version in the Beast Snaggas Army Set. We can expect September and October to be filled with the numerous Ork releases teased already.
Codex: Black Templars is a new reveal with a concrete time frame. The army has been teased but the exact release hasn’t. A new Emperor’s Champion has already been revealed but more reinforcements have been promised.
December sees the release of two Codexes, one for xenos and one for Imperial armies. Covers have been shown and would tease a possible Adeptus Custodes update and the other seems to be Genestealer Cults or Tyranids. The latter makes the most sense as they’re the force battling Orks in the next battle sector. What’s your guess as to what the two are?
Beyond Codex: Thousand Sons and Codex: Death Guard, Chaos has been generally lacking in updates. Games Workshop has said that 2022 will be packed with the traitor legions. We’ll likely start to see teases later this year.
Games Workshop has revealed the next round of new releases that will be available for pre-order this coming Saturday.
The Adeptus Custodes get reinforcements with the Vertus Praetors who fly Dawneagle Jetbikes.
A fast attack unit, they not only can take on infantry but with salvo launchers they can be used as tank and aircraft hunters.
You’ll also be able to build a Shield-Captain on Dawneagle Jetbike, a great HQ choice for a rapid-assault Adeptus Custodes army.
Also available are Custodian Wardens, the very oldest of the Golden Legion. The unit boasts additional wargear compared to their less experienced brethren.
This kit will also allow you to build a Shield-Captain as well as a Vexilus Praetor.
But, a new foe arises.
The Thousand Sons get a Codex of their own that features all new rules. To help build your force for 40K a Tzaangor Upgrade Pack will also be released which you can use to arm you Tzaangors with autopistols and chainswords.