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Unboxing: Warhammer 40,000 Imperium #69

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium is available in the United States and Canada! We’re opening up and showing off what you get issue by issue!

Issue 69 features the first half of Marneus Calgar and his Honor Guard.

Below is what you get as well as a rough estimate of value and savings.

Marneus Calgar with Victrix Honour Guard – $30 ($60 full price)

Total value estimated – about $30
Magazine Price $13.95 (+$3 for the upgrade)
Savings: $13.05 to $16.05

Premium Box 1 – ~$126 value
Premium Box 2 – $112 value
Premium Box 3 – $122 value
Premium Box 4 – $120 value

Total savings (just magazines): $1,013.50 to $1,361.50
Total savings (including premium box): $1,485.50 to $1,669.50


Unboxing: Joy Toy Warhammer 40K Ultramarines Venerable Dreadnought

From Warhammer 40,000 comes a Dreadnought to expand your Joy Toy collection!

The Ultramarines Venerable Dreadnought has a bit more going for it than the Grey Knights version but also has some issues as well in quality control.

See what we think!

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Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Slaves to Darkness descends while Horus Ascends

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.

General’s Handbook – Pitched Battles 2022-23 Season 2

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.

Battletome: Slaves to Darkness

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.

Vanguard: Slaves to Darkness

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!

Daemon Prince

The Chaos Lord on Karkadrak is now available on its own making it easier for you to add this beast to your army.

Chaos Lord on Karkadrak

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.

Eternus, Blade of The First Prince

The new Generals’ Handbook favors troops on foot so you might want to get the Exalted Hero of Chaos.

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 Chosen

Chaos Warriors are the iconic bruisers of Chaos. These warriors march into battle with hand weapons or ensorceled halberds to hack their foes.

Chaos Warriors

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.

Chaos Knights

Ogroid Theridons will help pulverize the enemy bringing even more strength to the Slaves to Darkness.

Ogroid Theridons

May the Chaos Gods bless your rolls with the Slaves to Darkness Dice Set.

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.

Horus Ascended

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.

White Dwarf Issue 484

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.

Garro: Knight of Grey (Limited Edition)

You can also get it as a hardback, eBook, or audiobook.

Garro: Knight of Grey

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.

Godeater’s Son

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.

Armour of Contempt

Unboxing: Joy Toy Ultramarines Bladeguard Veterans Brother Sergeant Proximo

From Warhammer 40,000 comes another Ultramarine to expand your Joy Toy collection!

From Warhammer 40,000 comes a member of the most elite Space Marines Chapter in the Imperium of Man. Recreate decisive battles with this intricately designed Joy Toy Warhammer 40,000 Space Marines Ultramarines Bladeguard Veterans Brother Sergeant Proximo.

And now, he’s in Joy Toy form!

You can get yours:
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Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Arks of Omen begins with new 40K Battleforces

Games Workshop is kicking off 2023 with a bang! Warhammer 40,000 gets the spotlight with a lot of releases that might shake up the game in the new year.

Arks of Omen begins with its first volume “Abaddon“. The book will be available in standard and collectors’ editions and kicks off a new story. The Despoiler is teaming with the daemon Vashtorr the Arkifane for his latest scheme.

It introduces new rules and missions for Boarding Actions, a new way to play the game.

Arks of Omen

But, to play a game that’s supposed to take place on a spaceship, you’ll need a board to play on. The Boarding Actions Terrain Set allows you to do that quickly. It features two double-sided game boards and 68 pieces of modular terrain.

Boarding Actions Terrain Set

If larger games are your thing, Chapter Approved: Arks of Omen: Grand Tournament Mission Pack will be available. It’s the complete guide to matched play for the first half of 2023. It features revised tournament missions, new and updated secondary objectives for every faction, and a brand-new Detachment that gives even more flexibility when building armies.

Chapter Approved: Arks of Omen: Grand Tournament Mission Pack

What about a new army?

The Scions of Macragge Battleforce box features two heroes, Intercessors, Hellblasters, and Bladeguard Veterans.

Scions of Macragge Battleforce

The White Scars Battleforce, Storm of Chogoris, delivers fast attack action with a Primaris Chaplain on a Bike, two squads of Outriders, two Invader ATVs, and Kor’sarro Khan.

White Scars Battleforce Storm of Chogoris

The March of Iron Strike Force features two Redemptor Dreadnoughts, 10 Intercessors, a Primaris Techmarine, and Iron Father Feirros.

March of Iron Strike Force

The Salamanders Warforged Strike Force features 20 Intercessors, three Eradicators, three Aggressors, and Adrax Agatone.

Salamanders Warforged Strike Force

New Space Marine Heroes is out and features six different Space Marines to collect in blind bags. It’s a random one you’ll get or buy a box and get all six with two extras! You can paint them as any Chapter and you have a choice of helmeted or bare head when you build them.

Space Marine Heroes

It’s not all Space Marines. Show your allegiance to the Black Legion with the Black Legion dice set.

Black Legion dice set

When it comes to Warhammer: The Horus Heresy the Salamanders and Word Bearers get the spotlight. Each gets a Made to Order set with the Salamanders getting five torsos for Mark III armor. The Word Bearers set is designed for Mark IV armor. Both legions get should pads, Mark II and Mark IV for Salamanders and Mark II and Mark III for the Word Bearers.

Blood Bowl gets some releases with the return of two classic characters. Nobbla Blackwart and Scrappa Sorehead are back with two brand-new miniatures to unleash their mayhem on the field. They can play for Badlands Brawl and Underworlds Challenge teams.

Nobbla Blackwart and Scrappa Sorehead

Black Library kicks off the year with some releases.

Mortis, book five in the Siege of Terra series arrives. The book by John French sees Titans and their crews step to the forefront of the story.


Also out is a large-scale map reproduction of the one found in the book. Printed on cotton, it measures 596mm x 420mm. It’s secured with a leather cord and metal pendant featuring the sigil of the Titan Legions.

A new tale featuring the Flesh Tearers, Wrath of the Lost, also is being released. Written by Chris Forrester, a force returns to their home world of Cretacia to discover what has happened to their befallen brethren there. It’ll be available in hardback, eBook, and MP3 audiobook.

Wrath of the Lost

Robert Rath’s novel Assassinorum: Kingmaker will be released in paperback for the first time.

Assassinorum: Kingmaker

Astorath: Angel of Mercy by Guy Haley is getting a release in French and German in hardback and eBook.

Games Workshop reveals four new Space Marine Battleforces

Games Workshop has revealed four new ways to quickly build your Space Marine forces with new battleforces. Iron Hands, Salamanders, White Scars, and Ultramarines each are getting sets tailored to their style of play and background.

Each set features upgrade sprues and transfer sheets to help you build your chapter.

The Iron Hands: March of Iron Strike Force features two Redemptor Dreadnoughts, a Primaris Techmarine, Iron Father Feirros, and 10 Intercessors.

Retail value: $307

The Salamanders: Warforged Strike Force takes you into the fire with three Eradicators, three Aggressors, 20 Intercessors, and Adrax Agatone.

Retail value: $299

Rush into battle with the White Scars: Storm of Chogoris. It features six Primaris Outriders, two Invader ATVs, a Primaris Chaplain on Bike, and Kor’sarro Khan.

Retail value: $329

The Space Marines: Scions of Macragge brings the Ultramarines to the table with 10 Intercessors, 10 Hellblasters, three Bladeguard Veterans, Marneus Calgar, Chief Librarian Tigurius, and two members of the Victrix Guard.

Retail value: $293.50

JoyToy Reveals New Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine Figures

It was just a few weeks ago when JoyToy‘s first releases for their line of Warhammer 40,000 were available for pre-order. The company is back with a tease of more of what’s to come.

You’ll soon be able to order a squad of four Ultramarines Intercessors with their Cawl-pattern bolt rifles and lots of accessories. Each Space Marine features two heads, with and without helmets. The Sergeant features a trusty chainsword.

If Ultramarines aren’t your thing, how about Death Company Intercessors? They feature their iconic black armor and red crosses that will make them stand out. All four hace chainswords and bolt pistols along with bolt rifles.

The Space Marines are about 4.75″ tall and feature 25 points of articulation.

But, it looks like JoyToy will be moving beyond just Space Marines, and bringing some heavier gear too. Check out the upcoming Primaris Invictor Tactical Warsuit!

JoyToy Primaris Invictor Tactical Warsuit

The World of Warhammer 40,000 Comes to Risk

Risk: Warhammer 40,000

Usaopoly (The Op) dives deeper into the world of Games Workshop‘s Warhammer 40,000 with Risk: Warhammer 40,000.

Battle with your favorite factions for control of the planet Vigilus in the Battle of the War of the Beasts. Take control of your faction and attempt to vanquish your foes across the unique planet map that has been customized for Warhammer 40,000 fans. In this Risk game, custom sculpted units will allow you to control the key locations in your bid to rule the planet!

Risk: Warhammer 40,000

Vigilus is a notable world in the Imperium Nihilus, a region of space that became isolated from the greater Imperium due to the formation of the Great Rift at the end of the Thirteenth Black Crusade. The “Dark Imperium,” as it is known is known so as the light of the Astronomican is obscured making travel difficult. The planet was the location of a recent series of campaign books released for the Warhammer 40,000 miniature game.

Vigilus is at the mercy of five warring Factions: Ultramarines, Orks, Chaos Space Marines, Aeldari Craftworlds, and Genestealer Cults, each represented by tokens for their Leaders and custom game pieces for their single and triple-threat units.

Risk: Warhammer 40,000

To name a few, Marneus Calgar leads the Ultramarines with individual Primaris Intercessors and Repulsor battle tanks as their three-unit pieces. The Aeldari Craftworlds faction, led by an Autarch, has Guardians at attention with Falcons as their tanks. A Magus’s Genestealer Cult boasts weapon-wielding Acolytes and heavily armored Goliath Rockgrinders. All five factions’ Leaders have various special abilities, while armies are deployed with daring attacks and defense at the roll of custom red and black dice. Players gain Reward Cards for completing objectives, allowing the acquisition of additional armies and providing strategic advantages. Conquer not only three objectives, but total control of all territories to win “Total Domination”!

Retailing for $49.99 the game is for 2-5 players ages 10 and up.

Leggings for the Legging God! Wild Bangarang Shows Off Games Workshop Inspired Leggings

Games Workshop has shown signs they’re interested in getting their brand and intellectual property out there with more licensed products and Wild Bangarang has shown off one of those endeavors. Available this Friday is the first leggings inspired by Games Workshop’s worlds. The first three are inspired by Ultramarines, Tyranids, and Chaos Marines.

The company has numerous licenses and sell not just leggings but also dresses, skirts, hoodies, t-shirts, and other fitness clothing.

The leggings will be available at 9:30am Friday at their website.