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Warhammer Fest 2022: The Horus Heresy: Age of Darkness Revealed

The Horus Heresy is going mainstream with a brand-new box set launching in June. On the final day of Warhammer Fest 2022, Games Workshop shined the spotlight on the anticipated game with lots of reveals as to what’s to come.

The Horus Heresy: Age of Darkness box set is packed with enough for two players to start or can be all used by one to build their legion! It’s packed with 40 Space Marine Legionairies in Mark VI Power Armour. This is the core of any army and even more important in this edition.

To lead them are two Praetors who are as decadent as you’d expect for the time.

The Contemptor Dreadnought brings heavy support and comes with loads of weapons and the ability to position it the way you want.

How about a Spartan, which is able to transport 26 Space Marines in power armour. The first time in plastic, it’s armed with lascannons to destroy the enemy.

The Spartan was originally designed to get Terminators into battle. The set also features 10 of them in Cataphractii plate!

The box set also feature templates, measuring sticks, dice, and a new rulebook!

All of that will cost less than £200 or $300 (US) when it launches.

Also revealed are the first two Legion Astartes army books. One will be for Loyalists while the other for the Traitor Legions.

The Liber Astartes book features profiles for shared units, weapons, special weapons, and guides to build your forces.

Liber Hereticus contains rules for all nine Traitor Legions, including Rites of War, Primarchs, Legion-specific units and wargear. If you’re of a more Loyalist bent, the Liber Astartes contains the same for the nine Loyalist Legions.

Each faction will get its own book in the future, so this is just the beginning!

If you want to build out your force, you’ll be able to get the Mark VI Tactical Squad on its own. The box features 20 Space Marines so you can make two 10-man squads or one giant 20-man squad!

Mark VI Tactical Squad

If you like the look of other armor, you’ll be able to get Mark III and Mark IV Tactical Squads, each also featuring units of 20!

Geigor Fell-hand and Azhek Ahriman were originally released in the Burning of Prospero box set and they’ll now be available on their own for the first time with rules in their respective Liber Astartes books!

Geigor Fell-hand and Azhek Ahriman

In one of the more intriguing announcements, Games Workshop has revealed new weapon upgrade kits. You’ll be able to turn your Tactical Squads into Tactical Support or Legion Heavy Support Squads.

The Special Weapons upgrade set contains 10 meltaguns, 10 plasma guns, 10 volkite calivers, 10 volkite chargers, 10 flamers, and 10 rotor cannons.

There’s an upgrade kit containing 10 heavy bolters and 10 missile launchers.

There’s also a kit featuring 10 plasma cannons, 10 heavy flamers, and 10 multi-meltas.

Finally, there’s a kit featuring 10 volkite culverins, 10 lascannons, and 10 autocannons.

Those looking for bits even for their 40K forces will be picking these up!

Speaking of use in 40K… the Deimos-pattern Rhino is an update to the classic Rhino kit back from Rogue Trader days. The kit features lots of options like pintle-mounted weapons and wargear. They can be taken by any legion and is similar to the Rhino from Forge World. Expect this to be a hot kit for both games.

Speaking of tanks, the Kratos is getting a plastic kit as well. It has loads of options to blast away the enemy including a battlecannon, volkite cardanelle, or melta blast-gun.

You’ll also be able to explore the world of the Horus Heresy with new books from Black Library.

Lupercal’s War contains 21 stories from some of the most prominent authors including Dan Abnett, Graham McNeil, and John French.

Lupercal’s War

Cthonia’s Reckoning is an anthology of brand-new lore. As Horus is off trying to capture Terra, you’ll discover what is happening on his homeworld of Cthonia.

Cthonia’s Reckoning

Rogal Dorn: The Emperor’s Crusader by Gav Thorpe expands the Primarch’s story as Dorn is tasked with expanding the Great Crusade by his immortal father.

Rogal Dorn: The Emperor’s Crusader

Warhammer Fest 2022: Warcry heads to a new setting

While specifics weren’t given Warcry is heading into the wilds for its next setting as revealed at Warhammer Fest 2022. That means new terrain, new warbands, and what else? We’ll have to stay tuned!

Warcry

Revealed were the Horns of Hashut. These mortals follow the god Hashut and venture out to seek lands to dominate.

Also revealed was the Centaurion Marshal. It can be taken by a host of warbands as a Chaos Ally!

Centaurion Marshal

Warhammer Fest 2022: Grimbeorn and the Beornings for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game

Defence of the North is coming soon for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game with with it new miniatures!

The chieftain of the Beornings Grimbeorn has been revealed. Not only is he handy with an axe but can also change into a bear!

Grimbeorn

Joining him are the Beornings who can handle defending their homelands from invaders. You’ll be able to make yours unique with alternate heads and they can be armed with great bows or hand-and-a-half axes!

Beornings

Warhammer Fest 2022: Kill Team heads to Moroch with Traitor Guard vs. Space Marines

Kill Team: Moroch

During Warhammer Fest 2022, a new Kill Team box set was revealed, Kill Team: Moroch. The next quarterly boxed set is packed with miniatures and terrain new and old! It’s another release for the game that’ll be sought after by fans of Kill Team as well as Warhammer 40,000 and hints at what’s to come!

The box contains the brand new Blooded Kill Team, aka Militarum Traitoris, aka Traitor Guard!

This new Kill Team features miniatures old and new with the Traitor Enforcer and Traitor Ogryn coming from an expansion for Blackstone Fortress. The rest are new and will fit perfectly with the already released miniatures from that game.

They’ll go up against the Adeptus Astartes and the Phobos Strike Team. This squad is based on the Incursor/Infiltrator set with an additional sprue.

Also in the box is terrain including a battlefield mat, landing pad, STC hab-bunker and stockades, and a vox-atenna and auspex shrine. If you missed the Battlezone Fronteris release or want more, this is a great chance to get it.

This box and a Core Book and you’re ready to dive into Kill Team!

Warhammer Fest 2022: Cado Ezechiar and Drekki Flynt Come to the Tabletop

Two new characters have been revealed for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. Cado Ezechiar and Drekki Flynt are a bit different as the two are spinning out of Black Library books to the tabletop as opposed to starting their life on the tabletop and then getting books.

Cado Ezechiar has been featured in two short stories, star of the short stories Tower of Empty Mirrors and Beasts: The Road of the Hollow King. The vampire anti-hero is out searching for revenge.

He’ll star in his first novel soon. Be on the lookout for The Hollow King by John French.

Drekki Flynt is a Kharadron Overlord who’s picking up an axe for adventure. Drekki Flynt was featured in two short stories as well, The Lost Karak and Krenkha Gorogna. This pirate robs from the rich traveling to locales all across the Mortal Realms.

You’ll be able to find out more in Guy Haley‘s novel in The Arkanaut’s Oath which is coming soon.

Warhammer Fest 2022: General’s Handbook 2022

During Warhammer Fest 2022 the General’s Handbook 2022 was revealed for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. It’s the first volume for the current edition of the game bringing changes with it.

The latest season brings things back to basics emphasizing battleline troops. New rules, grand strategies, battle tactics, and core battalians will help troops claim and contest objectives.

The book contains 12 new battleplans, half focused on the theme of infantry reclaiming Ghur while the others are more general.

The General’s Handbook also includes a Pitched Battle Profiles booklet, featuring updated points for every faction in the game. While the updated profiles are still included with the book, they’ll also be available for free on Warhammer Age of Sigmar: The App, and on the Warhammer Community website!

General’s Handbook 2022

Warhammer Fest 2022: The Mortals Return to the Mortal Realms

During Warhammer Fest 2022 a massive new project was revealed, a new army focused on the ordinary people from the Cities of Sigmar.

While the game has been focused on massive beasts and powerful warriors, something has been missing, the average people that were once the Empire army.

The Free Cities is still quite some time away but there has been promises of many updates as they develop.

Warhammer Fest 2022: The Skaven are Coming with a New Deathmaster

Warhammer Fest 2022 day 2 is focused on Age of Sigmar and Skaven have kicked thing off.

The live chat revealed a new Skaven Deathmaster to join your Skaven forces. The killer is armed with weapons coated with lethal toxins created by Clans Eshin. This is the first Skaven assassin in plastic!

That means Skaven are coming soon and the battletome will be the next battletome released for Grand Alliance Chaos! The children of the Horned Rat will be emerging soon!

Battletome Skaven

Warhammer Fest 2022 – War Zone Nephilim Kicks Off a New Season of Warhammer 40,000

A new Chapter Approved will kick off a new season and shake up matched play for the rest of the year. Chapter Approved: War Zone Nephilim is the next book and it will change things in a big way.

  • Command Points – Armies will now have about half as many. That makes using them much more strategic. You’ll also gain an extra CP each battle round allowing to be used as the game progresses.
  • Secondary Objectives – They’ve been rewritten and balanced. Some are now harder and some easier with some completely new. There’s also secondary objectives for armies whose codexes aren’t out yet.
  • Points Updates Will Be Free – You’ll be able to get updated points on the Warhammer 40,000: The App as well from the Warhammer Community website. They’ll be removed from the book!
Chapter Approved: War Zone Nephilim

Warhammer Fest 2022 – Chaos is Coming for 40K!

The 2022 Warhammer Fest kicked off today with reveals for Warhammer 40K. Chaos was the spotlight of the reveals with lots of all new miniatures for forces when Codex: Space Marines releases.

New Possessed were revealed and they’re supersized. Now, the size of Space Marines in Gravis Armor, they’re filled with the power of Chaos. Their corruption are perfect for any Chaos force.

Chaos is also getting a lot of new fodder to offer up to the Dark Gods. Cultists are getting new miniatures, lots of new ones it looks like. The new miniatures look like they’ll fit in perfectly with the already released ones for Blackstone Fortress as well as even the classic metal miniatures!

We say there’s a lot of Cultists coming because there’s also Accursed Cultists featuring all sorts of Mutants!

Or how about Torments who have been even further twisted by dark rituals and daemonic influence!

And Cultists need some leadership… enter the Dark Commune! The priestly Cult Demagogue leads the congregation, accompanied by the psychic Mindwitch and inspiring Iconrach, all guarded by two Blessed Blades, whose sword skills keep unbelievers at bay.

Chaos is also getting a new Daemon Prince! The miniature looks impressive with a massive amount of options to make it a unique leader for your force. Did we mention you can also build the kit for Age of Sigmar? This one looks really cool and a must get!

Finally, the World Eaters are getting their own codex! The force won’t be a part of the new Chaos Codex and instead will be a force by themselves like the Death Guard and Thousand Sons. The release will feature new Khorne Berzerkers! Expect a return of old favorites and new weapons of war!

World Eaters
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