At Warhammer Fest 2023, the roadmap for 2023 has been revealed. Dawnbringers is the big announcement, the new storyline for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. Summer, Autumn, and Winter sees the release of four books. The much anticipated Cities of Sigmar gets an Autumn release with Winter featuring another mystery book.
At Warhammer Fest 2023, Games Workshop revealed the next campaign series for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, Dawnbringers!
Dawnbringers Book I: Harbingers kicks off the series and supports all four Grand Alliances. It introduces the Twin-Tailed Crusade, an expedition that will depart across Aqshy and Ghyran. It follows both crusades and their fates with new background and rules for games, characters, and there’s a new Path to Glory battlepack with new quests, territory rules, veteran abilities, and six battleplans.
Harbingers takes its name from the four heralds of provenance who rise to prominence in the early days of the Twin-Tailed Crusade, each leading a warband of devoted followers.
Phlugoth the Miser – Harbinger of Decay diving Nurgle’s will as pestilent prophets. They lead Rotbringer cohorts known as Shudderhoods bringing the Plague Lord’s name across the land.
Sir Jerrion – Marrowscroll Herald is a vector of madness, spreading and magnifying the delusions that drive them. They’re inspiring warrior-envoys for the Flesh-eater Courts.
Fjori – Grimhold Exile is an avatar of retribution ready to meet foes in battle. The Grimhold Exiles are a rare sight to be seen within the Fyreslayers.
Braggit Big-Talka – Rabble-Rowza is attended by a swarm of bat squigs and can gather hordes of agitated cave-critters that can bring a deluge of destruction.
Each of these heralds will lead a unique Regiment of Renown.
Games Workshop‘s Warhammer Fest 2023 had some upcoming releases to show off for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. The Cities of Sigmar got more teases with the Freeguild Cavaliers.
These horsemen are fitted with heavy armor and shields and weaponry to smash through the enemy.
The Maw-grunta is a pig like no other for the Orruk Warclans. These hulking beasts are a force of nature. One can easily smash through massed infantry. It’s big enough to have two Orruks riding side-saddled and equipped with massive hooked blades.
Both units will be leading the Dawnbringer Crusaders, the next major narrative for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar.
At Warhammer Fest 2023, two new figures for the anticipated Warhammer: The Old World were revealed. They’re both resin models while the game will have a mix of releases through Citadel plastic and Forge World resin. These two figures join a range of resurrected and revitalized miniatures from prior editions of Warhammer Fantasy Battles.
Check out the brand new Tomb King from Nehekhara and a Bretonnian Paladin!
A classic Knight is getting a new plastic release, the Cerastus Knight Lancer! Revealed at Warhammer Fest 2023, the once-resin Forge World kit is getting an all-new plastic miniature after nearly 10 years!
The Cerastus-class Knights are warlike steeds built for speed and aggression. They’re armed with close-range weaponry suited for routing the flanks of enemy armies.
It can turn incoming attacks aside with its ion gauntlet shield generator allowing it to wait for the perfect moment to strike.
Also currently playable in Warhammer 40K, will we see more of these on the tabletop for that game as well?
At Warhammer Fest 2023, Games Workshop revealed the roadmap for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy. The game has generally had a steady amount of releases though a few bumps so far since its launch. The Roadmap is broken out into plastic and resin releases through Spring 2024.
While it lacks some specifics, standouts from this are a plastic Knight Lancer, a Primarch, and… a mystery army in plastic!?
In March, Games Workshop revealed Siege of Cthonia, the first campaign book for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy. The book covers the battle on the Warmaster’s homeworld. The story focuses on the Imperial Fists and Sons of Horus and now, we get the reveal of the headline characters from the Loyalist and Traitor commands.
Vheren Ashurhaddon is the overall commander of the Sons of Horus invasion fleet. He’s been tasked by Horus to recapture their homeworld and assembled a force to do so. Vheren Ashurhaddon is a vicious fighter and fashioned his True Sons into men of honor and discipline.
Vheren Ashurhaddon wears the Panoply of the Void, armor crafted from rare materials, and carries the Axe of Serpentis.
Lord-castellan Evander Garrius is a veteran of the Unification Wars. He’s a brutal warrior which has kept him far from his Primarch’s favor. His rare aggression for an Imperial Fist combined with his Legion’s fortification skills makes him a difficult foe to deal with.
Lord-castellan Evander Garrius wears Cataphractii armor and wields a gauntlet torn from the hand of a Terran dictator, the Tyrant of Cthonia.
Warhammer Fest 2023 is in full swing and another round of reveals has been released including an intriguing teaser. The video below teases commanding “legions” and with the image, is it the return of the classic game Epic with a Horus Heresy twist? With the video called “Battle on a New Scale,” the signs are intriguing…
Epic was a miniature game where instead of commanding individual figures, you moved squads at a small scale. The game was first released in 1988 as Adeptus Titanicus and has gone through various editions. With the puttering release of the current Adeptus Titanicus, a return of troops and tanks might be an easy way to inject life into the system.