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Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Age of Sigmar, Horus Heresy, Middle-Earth, and more!

It’s a hodge podge upcoming pre-order week for Games Workshop with releases for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, Warhammer: The Horus Heresy, the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game, and Black Library. Check out everything you’ll be able to soon get.

The Flesh-eater Courts Army Set is the first place to get some of the new models coming for the Flesh-eater Court. It’s packed with what you need to muster a glittering new host of noble knights and redoubtable peasants.

The set contains 25 completely new plastic miniatures: one mighty Abhorrant Gorewarden as general, his trusty Varghulf Courtier, 3 lightning-fast Morbheg Knights, and 20 obdurate Cryptguard.

There’s also an exclusive launch edition of the new 88-page Battletome: Flesh-eater Courts, 27 warscroll cards, 30 tokens, and 33 enhancement cards, all of which are only available in this set (though the battletome will be released separately in a different format).

Flesh-eater Courts Army Set

For those who want something more futuristic and with speed comes the MKVI Assault Squad for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy. This is a box of 10 plastic Assault Marines for deployment in your Horus Heresy games. You get enough components to arm your squad with chainswords and either bolt pistols or combat shields, plus a range of accessories, and a Sergeant with extra weapons options and two heads. The kit is entirely compatible with all MKVI upgrade sets, including Legion-specific accessories.

MKVI Assault Squad

Games Workshop is making it a bit easier to get the iconography right on your miniatures with the Legiones Astartes Transfer Sheet. It features general squad markings, honour signs, numerals and lettering suited for all 18 Legions. The Infantry sheet contains 1,280 decals in total, while the Vehicle sheet includes 510. Note that there’s no Legion-specific heraldry included on either set of transfers.

Legiones Astartes Transfer Sheet

Head to Middle-earth and the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game with two releases.

King of the Dead and Heralds get a Clear Plastic version. It’s a translucent blue plastic featuring the King of the Dead and two Heralds brandishing Banners of the Dead. This is a recast of the current models, taking on a more ghostly form as they bring ruin to the forces of Mordor.

King of the Dead and Heralds

The king gets his army with the Warriors of the Dead also in Clear Plastic. This set contains 20 Warriors of the Dead cast in the same clear blue plastic. These are also existing miniatures which have been recast for a ghostly effect.

Warriors of the Dead

Both of these clear plastic kits will be available while stocks last.

White Dwarf 495 features information on all the new Tyranids and the Fourth Tyrannic War. You’ll also find new special mission rules for Boarding Actions in the current edition of Warhammer 40,000, Warcry rules for taking your Free City fighters on a Dawnbringer Crusade, Kill Team rules for jungle warfare – complete with jungle cards – and much, much more.

White Dwarf 495

The surprise second holiday release is here with Da Grotmas Gitz. This model will be available for a strictly limited period in December, so snap yours up quick!

Da Grotmas Gitz

Spruce up your bases with Brimstein Firegrass, vermillion grass tufts, which are perfect for scorched battlefield. In all, you get 155 tufts in four different sizes.

Brimstein Firegrass

Black Library has multiple releases to keep you entertained during the holiday season.

Vaults of Terra Collection gets a special edition. Chris Wraight’s thrilling trilogy about corruption at the very heart of Humanity’s home world is limited to just 1,500 copies signed by the author. All three volumes are collected in a fancy slipcase with leather-effect covers, ribbon bookmarks, and an extra short story in each.

Vaults of Terra Collection

Two more classic titles come to MP3 audiobook for the first time. In Steven B Fischer’s Witchbringer, former Cadian Captain Glavia Aerand’s newfound psychic talents press her into more hazardous service, while Commissar Gaunt and the Tanith First and Only are back in action in Blood Pact by Dan Abnett. Additionally, the Damocles collection of short stories has been re-recorded.

Witchbringer, Blood Pact, and Damocles

Black Library Advent eShorts 2023 return this December with one short story every two days in the run-up to Christmas. There are 12 stories in total, from luminaries such as Adrian Tchaikovsky, Nate Crowley, and Mike Brooks, telling tales from all the worlds of Warhammer. You can buy these eShorts separately, or purchase a subscription to get all 12 for the price of 10.

Black Library Advent eShorts 2023

Games Workshop World Championships Preview: MKVI Assault Marines come to the Age of Darkness

Forces in Warhammer: The Horus Heresy get some speed with the MKVI Assault Marines! You’ll be able to leap over your foes delivering bolter fire and close combat destruction.

The squad sports Corvus power armor built to incorporate a jump pack. They can move 12″ with their jump packs, perfect to capture objectives.

The box set features 10 plastic Assault Marines with a variety of poses and accessories. There are enough combat shields for the entire squad plus options for the Assault Sergeant including a choice of helmeted and unhelmeted heads, melta bomb, power fist, and lightning claws for both hands.

The new set is compatible with the current range of Legion MKVI upgrades and is key to the Angel’s Wrath Rite of War, a high-flying formation available to any Legion.

Games Workshop’s Pre-Order Preview: More Squats for Necromunda, Traitor Champion Consul, and White Dwarf

Games Workshop has revealed the items going up for pre-order next week and it’s a pretty small one. Necromunda and Warhammer: The Horus Heresy are on the table with just three figure releases plus a new White Dwarf.

As one of the last surviving Squats of Jardlan, Orrin Grimjarl should have taken an oath of vengeance to hunt the perpetrators until his dying breath – but this outcast engineer is far from a traditionalist. His goal is nothing less than the restoration of his fallen home, and with his frighteningly powerful fractal pulse beamer in hand, he’ll gladly accept the aid of any Imperial House-aligned gang. Orrin Grimjarl, Last Charter Lord of Jardlan comes in Forge World resin.

Orrin Grimjarl, Last Charter Lord of Jardlan

Orrin’s older brother Urson, has been a far-ranging bounty hunter since long before Jardlan fell, and the demise of his home did little to lift the ornery squat’s mood. His hunting and tracking skills are without peer, and many an ash wastes nomad has fallen prey to the massive ‘longshot’ hunting rifle he lugs around. Urson Grimjarl, Jardlan Nomad Hunter comes in Forge World resin.

Urson Grimjarl, Jardlan Nomad Hunter

Geared up to butcher Loyalist lapdogs in one-on-one combat, the Traitor Champion Consul is an expert duellist armoured with a paragon blade and volkite serpenta. This resin miniature is decked out in unique MKIII artificer armour and a flowing cape that sets him apart from the rest. He also comes with a choice of two heads – bare or helmed.

Traitor Champion Consul

If you’ve picked up any of the recently released Space Marine kits like the Company Heroes or Sternguard Veterans, you may have noticed a certain lesser-known chapter on the transfer sheet – the Raptors. As experts in clandestine warfare, they revel in their obscurity, but in White Dwarf 494, you’ll have rare access inside this secretive chapter’s records with the return of Index Astartes.

Elsewhere, the White Dwarf Bunker invites you to join the Monsters and Machines painting challenge, a water-themed battlepack continues the Warhammer Age of Sigmar campaign, and four warbands from Warhammer Underworlds: Nethermaze get Bladeborn rules for Warcry.

White Dwarf 494

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: The Cities of Sigmar arrive along with Dawnbringers Book III and more!

After the initial box set release, Warhammer: Age of Sigmar‘s Cities of Sigmar is getting a full, proper release. It’s a big week for Age of Sigmar with a lot of releases. Check out everything you’ll be able to order soon!

Battletome: Cities of Sigmar provides all the rules, background, and more you need to muster your force. It covers the history of Cities of Sigmar, features a detailed painting guide, a gallery of gorgeous miniatures, and all the rules you need to play them. That includes 50 warscrolls and Pitched Battle Profiles. Also included is a token board containing nine Order Rules Tokens and 32 Order Tokens. You can also get a limited edition version which features a red ribbon marker, gold glit page edges, and gold foil text.

  • Battletome: Cities of Sigmar
  • Battletome: Cities of Sigmar

Tahlia Vedra, Lioness of The Parch is a skilled mercenary whose keen strategic mind has seen her rise through the ranks of the Freeguilds – and revolutionize them in the process – Tahlia Vedra remains first and foremost a warrior of the people. Leading from the front lines, she rides her manticore Infernadine and inspires her fellow soldiers to fight with Aqshian ardour.

Tahlia Vedra, Lioness of The Parch

Pontifex Zenestra, Matriarch of The Great Wheel appeals to the faith in the God-King Sigmar. Uncompromising and unknowable, Zenestra is carried into battle on the back of a sacred palanquin, a curious skeletal double in tow, as her battlefield sermons whip allies into a frenzy.

Pontifex Zenestra, Matriarch of The Great Wheel

The Freeguild Cavalier-Marshal is a general who can galvanize even the most beleaguered soldier into action. Though they often accompany Freeguild Cavaliers on line-breaking charges, these Marshals carry the weight of the logistics of the Dawnbringer Crusades, hence all the gear.

Freeguild Cavalier-Marshal

Freeguild Marshal & Relic Envoy are veterans who prefer a ground-level view of combat, sending orders down the line of battle via their Relic Envoys. The Marshal themselves have a wide array of build options, including three different heads, options for a shield in either hand, and a choice of weapons.

Freeguild Marshal & Relic Envoy

The Freeguild Command Corps are an eclectic bunch of characters each with their own specialisation. The group consists of a powerful Arch-Knight, a flag-waving Great Herald, an ever-watchful Whisperblade, a grim War Surgeon, a morbid Soul Shepherd, and their loyal Mascot Gargoylian, with a bevy of cosmetic customization options.

Freeguild Command Corps

The Alchemite Warforger can imbue base metals with powerful Chamonic energy, turning regular swords and axes into blazing weapons, and magically reinforcing shields and breastplates.

The Alchemite Warforger

Fusil-Major on Ogor Warhulk snipe enemy targets and relays their maneuvers, while the Ogor Warhulk hefts a towering shield and hefty club to defend their allies.

Fusil-Major on Ogor Warhulk

Freeguild Cavaliers prove their worth as veterans of many battles. These mounted fighters carry fine gear that they have either earned through lengthy service, or carried from their ransacked ancestral homes. This kit features a myriad of options for you to create units of uniquely majestic knights.

Freeguild Cavaliers

Freeguild Fusiliers deliver a concentrated volley of fire. Should a target somehow survive to attempt a retaliatory charge, this defensive line will form up behind their heavy pavises, reload, and unleash hell once more.

Freeguild Fusiliers

Freeguild Steelhelms make up the defensive walls of the Castelite formation. With discipline, determination, and unwavering faith in Sigmar, these humble men and women go toe to toe with hulking orruks, gibbering daemons, and undead fiends to secure their place in the Realms.

Freeguild Steelhelms

The Ironweld Great Cannon is a mighty artillery piece manned by an expert crew who ensure it fires a constant barrage of cannonballs, shells, and grapeshot. Firing only ceases when the cannon wheels forward to allow Freeguild Steelhelms and Cavaliers to sally forth from within their living fortification.

Ironweld Great Cannon

Dawnbringers: Book III – The Long Hunt is the next leg of the glorious campaign. Now powerful new allies join the Dawnbringers, as the Aqshian tail meets the Goretide, and the Ghyranite tail battles starving Ogor Gorgers. This supplement continues the epic narrative and includes rules for four new Armies of Renown and the second part of the Cities of Sigmar Path to Glory campaign with branching paths, boons, and setbacks.*

You can also get a limited edition of The Long Hunt, which features soft-fouch full cover art with gold foil lettering, a blue ribbon marker, and gilt page edges. This edition, displaying Ionus Cryptborn and his regal steed Cthorak in all their glory, is limited to just 300 individually numbered copies.

  • Dawnbringers Book III
  • Dawnbringers Book III

Neave Blacktalon is Sigmar’s foremost assassin, head of a specialist group of elite warriors. Neave, Hendrick the Silver Wolf, Rostus Oxenhammer, Shekinah Goldenblade, and the mysterious Idoneth Soulscryer Lorai, Child of the Abyss, are heroes who starred in the Warhammer TV show Blacktalon, now immortalized as five characterful miniatures.

Rules for The Blacktalons as a Regiment of Renown are featured in Dawnbringers: Book III – The Long Hunt, just in time for Neave’s full-length Black Library novel.

The Blacktalons

Ionus Cryptborn has returned in a menacing new form as the Warden of Lost Souls and you can get him in Cryptborn’s Stormwing. Mounted atop the mighty draconith Cthorak, this living legend soars through the skies, calling down scouring maelstroms with prayers to Sigmar. This box pairs Ionus with two Stormdrake Guards – one of which can be built as a Knight-Draconis – making it the perfect start to a Draconith Skywing, a new Stormcast Eternals Army of Renown which can be found in The Long Hunt.

Cryptborns Stormwing

The Blades of Belthanos is a new box set to expand or start your Sylvaneth army. Perched atop his Carnelian Greatspite, Belthanos is a herald of the dormant Sylvaneth God of the Hunt. The First Thorn of Kurnoth strikes from the trees, and rides out in this boxed set containing Belthanos himself, alongside three Kurnoth Hunters with a variety of weapons, and three Revenant Seekers, which can also be built as Spiterider Lancers. They make a perfect core for the new Sylvaneth Army of Renown in The Long Hunt, the Evergreen Hunt.

Blades of Belthanos

When magmaholds fall, lone survivors known as Grimhold Exiles carry on their legacy. Wielding weapons imbued with the embers of their magmahold’s sacred flame, they battle on as bloody-minded agents of retribution. Some hope to found new holds, while others simply pit themselves against the toughest foes they can find.

Grimhold Exiles

Riding withered steeds, Harbingers of Decay are morbid soothsayers who herald the arrival of Nurgle’s decaying legions. Dour and humorless, they directly invoke Grandfather’s pestilent power, saturating battlefields with rot and disease. The worst of these maladies is the Shudderblight, which causes the doubts and insecurities of its victims to manifest as weeping black boils.

Harbingers of Decay

Warhammer: The Horus Heresy gets a new release in Fulgrim Transfigured! Fulgrim’s metamorphosis is dramatic indeed – a serpentine daemonform with vast wings and additional arms. A deadly duellist before this transfiguration, Fulgrim is closer to perfection than ever, but still seeks to attain even greater glory in one-to-one combat.

This showstopping Forge World resin miniature is befitting for one such as the Primarch of the Emperor’s Children. His rules are contained in Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Exemplary Battles of The Age of Darkness: Volume I.

Fulgrim Transfigured

Black Library also has you covered!

In Blacktalon by Liane Merciel, five powerful champions of Chaos have discovered the existence of a long-buried weapon with incredible destructive power, and their plans to uncover it threaten the Mortal Realms. It is up to Neave Blacktalon and her hand-picked team of Stormcast Eternals to hunt them down. It’ll be available in hardback, eBook, and audiobook formats.


Da Red Gobbo Rides Again! Beloved by gretchin everywhere, Da Red Gobbo is a symbol of revolution and freedom from the brutish tyranny of the orks. When the grots of a Blood Axe encampment fall into a malaise, the painboy Stimma realises that only the promise of Da Red Gobbo can stir them from their deep depression… and sets about creating his own using science, cunning, and some good, old-fashioned ork violence. By Rhuairidh James you can get this book in hardback and eBook versions.

Da Red Gobbo Rides Again

Galaxy of Horrors features stories by Denny Flowers, Victoria Hayward, Mike Brooks, Danie Ware, and Robert Rath. Life in the 41st Millennium is a constant battle of survival. In this vast setting, there are countless tales to be told, and the collection gathers 20 short stories. Available in paperback or eBook.

Galaxy of Horrors

Untamed Realms features 13 different stories by 10 different authors like Richard Strachan, Chris Thursten, Noah Van Nguyen, and David Guymer. It’s a glimpse into the wider world of the Age of Sigmar, coming in paperback and eBook.

Untamed Realms

Deepen your understanding of the Mortal Realms with three novels released in paperback for the first time. Godeater’s Son by Noah Van Nguyen, The Vulture Lord by Richard Strachan, and Bad Loon Rising by Andy Clark concentrate on less explored elements of the Age of Sigmar – the lives of those in thrall to Chaos, Death, and Destruction.

Godeater’s Son by Noah Van Nguyen, The Vulture Lord by Richard Strachan, and Bad Loon Rising by Andy Clark

Elfyslayer by Nathan Long returns in audiobook format! The unsung heroes of the Empire travel to Marienburg to fulfil a request from Felix’s father, but an unexpected encounter lands them in the middle of another dangerous adventure, and this time the Dark Elves are involved.


Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: A Horus Heresy heavy weekend plus a new Warhammer Commemorative Series release!

After a bit of a lull, Games Workshop puts the spotlight on Warhammer: The Horus Heresy with some pretty big releases including a new campaign book and an easy way to build your forces. Check out everything up for pre-order next week below. Once again, everything will be available to pre-order for two weeks, continuing the “new normal.”

Exemplary Battles of the Age of Darkness: Volume I is the start of the highly anticipated campaign. The 112-page hardback expands Warhammer: The Horus Heresy featuring updates to Exemplary Battles from the previous edition of the game. It has reworked missions and revised unit profiles, as well as an entirely new Exemplary Battle. It also has army rules for a corrupted Emperor’s Children Legiones Hereticus force, and rules for the incredible Fulgrim Transfigured miniature. It will also be available as an ePub.

Exemplary Battles of the Age of Darkness: Volume I

The Legiones Astartes Battle Group is an easy way to build your forces. The boxed set includes 32 plastic miniatures, representing a ready-made Battle Force that can be painted and played as either Loyalists or Traitors. Within features the newly updated MKIII power armoured Space Marines alongside a Land Raider Proteus and – for the first time ever in plastic – a heavily-armed Deredeo Dreadnought. You’ll also get a set of Legiones Astartes Special Weapon Upgrades, as well as almost 400 transfers featuring markings from the Sons of Horus and Imperial Fists!

Legiones Astartes Battle Group

The Legiones Astartes: MKIII Tactical Squad are the mainstay of the Space Marine Legions, and the force by which the Great Crusade reconquered much of the galaxy. You can reinforce your Legions with troops clad in the iconic MKIII ‘Iron’ power armour, which includes additional build options for vexilla, vox, and Sergeants – including plasma pistols and power fists. The box contains 20 miniatures, which can be fielded as a pair of 10-model Tactical Squads or a single 20-model Tactical Squad. It’s also fully compatible with existing MKVI plastic upgrade parts.

Legiones Astartes: MKIII Tactical Squad

The Legiones Astartes: Deredeo Dreadnought – Anvilus Configuration is a specialist Dreadnought built to survive. It’s now available in plastic for the first time! The walking weapons platform can be assembled with either the anti-infantry firepower of the Anvilus autocannon battery or an armour-rending hellfire plasma cannonade.

Legiones Astartes: Deredeo Dreadnought – Anvilus Configuration

Upgrade your force with the Sons of Horus: Armoury of the Sons of Horus. These Forge World resin weapons upgrades are an excellent way to equip your commanders and officers with deadly and thematically appropriate wargear, such as Carsoran power weapons and banestrike bolters.

Sons of Horus: Armoury of the Sons of Horus

Head from 30K to 40K with the Warhammer Commemorative Series – Leagues of Votann: The Ancestors’ Wrath. Celebrate Warhammer Day in style with a commemorative Leagues of Votann miniature depicting a variant Einhyr Champion. This model comes with three head options – bare-headed, fully helmed, and a helmet with the visor raised. The commemorative miniature is available to order until 8am GMT on Monday, November 6, 2023, and everyone ordering within this window will be guaranteed to receive a copy. It will ship out within 180 days of the ordering window closing.

Warhammer Commemorative Series – Leagues of Votann: The Ancestors’ Wrath

You have a new option to transport your figures with the Stormvault Skirmish Case. It’s perfect for Warcry, Blood Bowl, Necromunda, Warhammer Underworlds, Kill Team, and other small units. The case is lined with smooth silicone bristles that close together with the lid and grip your miniatures securely in place, protecting them from damage. The bristles are precisely spaced to hold any type of miniature on a 25-40mm round base and up to a 75mm oval base.

Stormvault Skirmish Case

From Black Library comes the limited edition boxed set, The Dark Coil Collection. Peter Fehervari’s catalog of Warhammer 40,000 stories has been collected in a boxed set of hardback books. It contains three books, each with unique spine graphics which, when placed together, display a ‘spiral’ motif. This boxed set is limited to 1,000 signed and uniquely-numbered copies worldwide.

The Dark Coil Collection

Dive into The Fall of Cadia which is now being released in hardbook, eBook, and MP3. Get Robert Rath‘s book about the incredible battle that led to the opening of the Great Rift and ushered in a grim new era in which even greater threats assailed the Imperium.

The Fall of Cadia

In Angron: The Red Angel, David Guymer brings Angron back into the 41st Millennium with a furious roar as he calls his scattered Legion back to his side and embarks on an epic conquest. The novel is now coming as a paperback for the masses to enjoy.

Angron: The Red Angel

Graham McNeill’s star-spanning collection of short stories, Forges of Mars, takes you beyond the edge of the known galaxy as shocking secrets of the Adeptus Mechanicus are revealed. Skitarii, Space Marines of the Black Templars Chapter, and even the god-machines of the Titan Legions are cast into a battle for survival beyond known space, in a gripping saga exposing the inner workings of the Cult Mechanicus. Arriving in paperback and eBook formats.

Forges of Mars

Finally, a bit of surprise and new print on demand, the original release, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is coming! Take a trip down memory lane, with this glimpse into the rich history of the game with this faithful reprint of the original edition of Warhammer 40,000, first released in 1987. Previously only available to purchase at Warhammer World, this 288-page Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader book will be available on a Print on Demand basis until 8am BST on Monday, October 23, 2023, and will ship within 180 days of the ordering window closing. Replace your copy with the busted spine!

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Space Marines invade

It’s a wave of Space Marines in next week’s pre-orders from Games Workshop. Not only is the new codex on the way, a load of new miniatures arrive on the field too.

Codex: Space Marines is here with the rules you need to field your force in 10th edition. Packed with datasheets, detachment rules, background lore, beautiful miniatures showcases, and Crusade content aplenty, the book comes in at 216-pages. You can choose from seven complete detachments with a wide variety of abilities and playstyles.

The codex is for any chapter, including Space Wolves, Blood Angels, Black Templars, and more!

If you really want to show off your loyalty, get the limited edition copy which features a unique cover, foil details, and gilt page edges. It’s limited to a “few thousand” copies.

  • Codex: Space Marines
  • Codex: Space Marines

Get into the battle quickly with the Captain with Jump Pack. The new kit gives you a lot of options with weapon and head choices.

Captain with Jump Pack

Maybe a Chaplain in Terminator Armour is more your thing? Get this tank on the battlefield with its Terminator Armour or an optional relic shield. And, make yours more unique with a choice of crozius arcanum.

Chaplain in Terminator Armour

The Company Heroes helps bring some inspiration to the battlefield with a Chapter Master and more heroes. There’s an Ancient with banner to inspire, Company Champion to duel the enemy, and Veterans lay down the firepower. The Captain also features multiple options.

Company Heroes

There’s a new Terminator Squad. This new multi-part kit features more options like a heavy flamer and cyclone missile launcher. There’s a wide range of heads and you can give chainfists to all you want.

Terminator Squad

If you want to get your Intercessors into battle quicker, look no further than the Jump Pack Intercessors. It’s chainsword death from above! The Sergeant features an optional hand flamer, plasma pistol, power sword, or power fist.

Jump Pack Intercessors

The Sternguard Veteran Squad is ready to lay down the fire. This new multi-part plastic kit features five Veterans with a choice of boltguns or combi-weapons including the new pyrecannon as a heavy weapon option.

Sternguard Veteran Squad

How about a Lieutenant? Originally released in Strike Force Agastus, it gets a standalone release ready to grant Lethal Hits. It features a lot of choices like a power fist, plasma pistol, power swords, bolt rifles, or just a pointing finger.


Also getting a standalone release is the Brutalis Dreadnought from the same set. It’s built for close combat destruction.

Brutalis Dreadnought

The Desolation Squad finally gets a standalone release ready to rain down long-range fire support.

Desolation Squad

Also out, Combat Patrol: Space Marines features Space Marines from the Leviathan box set including Five Terminators, five Infernus Marines, a Terminator Captain, and a Terminator Librarian.

Combat Patrol: Space Marines

Datasheet Cards: Space Marines and Space Marines Dice Set is also coming out to help you keep track of your force and help bless your dice rolls.

Datasheet Cards: Space Marines and Space Marines Dice Set

Also coming is the Chapter Approved: Leviathan Mission Deck. It’s an essential companion for playing Matched Play games of Warhammer 40,000, first available in the Leviathan box set and now coming to shelves separately. You can quickly construct an exciting mission and execute Gambits to bring trailing players back into the game.

Chapter Approved: Leviathan Mission Deck

Warhammer: The Horus Heresy also gets some focus with the Space Wolves Legion Praetor. Praetors of the Space Wolves Legion are some of the brawniest fighters in the galaxy, and as befits their station they march to war in highly ornamented battle plate. This resin Praetor also mounts the pelt of a Fenrisian wolf – that he no doubt slew himself – on his shoulder, and carries a heavy Fenrisian axe whose AP2 strikes will have no trouble slicing through Terminator armour. He comes with two head options: helmet or glorious, flowing beard.

 Space Wolves Legion Praetor

You can spruce up your force with the Space Wolves MkVI Heads. Warriors of the VI Legion engraved their helmets with ancient runes and icons from their native Fenris, even as the advanced MkVI Corvus-pattern armour was distributed towards the end of the Horus Heresy. The pack features 11 resin heads for MkVI Space Marines.

Space Wolves MkVI Heads

From Black Library is Genefather by Guy Haley. The finest minds in the Imperium have come together at the behest of Belisarius Cawl to unlock the secrets of the Necron pylon network and heal the great wound torn across the galaxy. This conclave of intellectuals is the greatest gathering of scientific genius in millennia, so naturally a visionary like Fabius Bile must also be in attendance – whether he’s been invited or not.

It’s coming out as a standard hardback, eBook, MP3, as well as a Special Edition numbered and signed by the author. This edition contains an additional short story, To Speak as One, and is bound in a soft-touch cover with alternate art, gilt page edges, and a black ribbon page marker.

  • Genefather
  • Genefather

Wrath of the Lost by Chris Forrester focuses on the Flesh Tearers. Their home planet of Cretacia has fallen eerily quiet, and there’s precious little time to investigate. A Chaplain and an Apothecary – neither of whom have ever set foot on their homeworld – must retrace the journey of their founder. It’s getting a new paperback edition.

Wrath of the Lost

Only in Death by Dan Abnett is getting an MP3 release. Commanded to hold a critical pass, the Tanith First and Only will need to watch for enemies without and ghosts within to survive their stay at the Hinzerhaus – and conquering their fears is only the start.

Only in Death

Eisenhorn: The Omnibus by Dan Abnett gets a German Edition. Follow the complete saga of Black Library’s most famous Inquisitor. This massive tome collects his four main adventures – Xenos, Malleus, Hereticus, and The Magos – alongside four short stories – Regia Occulta, Missing in Action, Backcloth for a Crown Additional, and The Keeler Image – across nearly 1,000 pages of classic Warhammer 40,000 fiction.

Eisenhorn: The Omnibus

Pilgrims of Fire by Justin D. Hill also gets a German Edition. A mission from the Adepta Sororitas joins the ‘cursed’ Indomitus Fleet Quintus in Pilgrims of Fire by Justin D Hill, author of the Cadian Honour series. Sister Helewise may be a Battle Sister, but she’s not inclined to rush right into martyrdom – not until she’s found a higher purpose that her death may serve, anyway. This epic tale is soon to be available in a new German paperback format.

Pilgrims of Fire

Warboss by Mike Brooks gets a French Edition. A Warboss tells the tale of six bosses rushing forward to fill the power vacuum left by the now ‘proper dead’ Gazrot Goresnappa. We all know the biggest and greenest of them all will win, but who exactly will that be?


Warhammer Age of Sigmar eShorts Week 2023 begins! It features five new short stories from Jonathan Green, Rhuairidh James, Gary Kloster, C L Werner, and Noah Van Nguyen. Each story delves into the myriad mysteries of the Age of Sigmar, as beasts, daemons, and mortal men are caught in a never-ending spiral of chaos and survival.

Each story can be bought separately as they release, but to get all five for the price of four, opt for the full-week subscription.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar eShorts Week 2023

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Knights hit the Horus Heresy battlefield, the return of 40K Terrain, and Vampires for Blood Bowl!

There’s a lot on tap next week for pre-orders from Games Workshop. Horus Heresy, terrain for Warhammer 40K, Blood Bowl, and more are coming!

For Warhammer: The Horus Heresy, two new Knights will stride the battlefield in plastic. Bonus, you can use them in Warhammer 40,000 too!

The Cerastus Knight Acheron is a variant of the Knight Cerastus. Armed with a flamestorm cannon and reaper chainfist, it can clear infantry in great gouts of superheated promethium or wide sweeps of its chainblade.

Cerastus Knight Acheron

The Cerastus Knight Castigator fights mid-range with its boltcannon and features a warblade when it needs to get in close for melee.

Cerastus Knight Castigator

If you need to pack your battlefield, there’s a lot of terrain returning for Made to Order. They’ll be available from September 23rd to October 2nd.

There are six returning terrain kits: the classic Aegis Defence Line, the Imperial Bastion, the Skyshield Landing Pad, the Imperial Bunker, the Imperial Defence Emplacement, and the Imperial Defence Line. They are joined by the Warhammer 40,000 Hero Bases and the Sector Imperialis Large Base Detail Kit.

Blood Bowl does not suck… but now it does with The Drakfang Thirsters! Vampires are back with a new plastic kit featuring 14 players including two Vampire Blitzers, two Vampire Runners, two Vampire Throwers, and eight Thralls. You also get all the usual balls, coins, and tokens – and a transfer sheet.

The Drakfang Thirsters! Vampires

But, what’s a team without star players?

Vargheist is a Brute, rampaging across the pitch. Strong, fast, frenzied, and wanting to drink blood. It comes from Forge World in resin.

Vargheist is a Brute

Count Luthor von Drakenborg gets an updated miniature and it’s pretty impressive. He grants an extra reroll and doesn’t need to drink blood, get him from Forge World in resin. He can play for all Sylvanian Spotlight teams.

Count Luthor von Drakenborg

‘Captain’ Karina von Riesz is new on the pitch and features strength and dexterity. Also from Forge World in resin, she’s perfect for the Sylvanian Spotlight team.

‘Captain’ Karina von Riesz

Ivan ‘the Animal’ Deathshroud is reanimated once more for Sylvanian Spotlight teams. Tough and ready to smash your opponent, you can get him from Forge World in resin.

Ivan ‘the Animal’ Deathshroud

You’ll need rules and Spike! Journal Issue 16 has you covered with that and more. It features rules, tactics, lore, and more.

Spike! Journal Issue 16

And finally, you can get Vampire Team Pitch, Cards, and Dice as well to round out your vampire collection.

 Vampire Team Pitch, Cards, and Dice

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Battle in Balin’s Tomb is for two players and pits them in a battle to hold the One Ring. It features the Fellowship featuring nin models taking on 12 Goblins of Moria as well as a Cave Troll. It features all the dice and tokens you need to play.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Battle in Balin’s Tomb

From Black Library is Ciaphas Cain: For the Emperor by Sandy Mitchell. This limited edition version features 2,000 copies signed by the author, fancy binding and ribbons, and an additional short story, Rotten to the Core.

Ciaphas Cain: For the Emperor

The Chapter’s Due gets an MP3 release. After defeating T’au forces, Captain Uriel Ventris of the Ultramarines returns to the Chapter’s homeworld of Macragge to defend the Ultramar system from an Iron Warriors Warband led by Warsmith Honsou. Get this classic tale from Graham McNeill.

The Chapter’s Due

NOVA Open 2023: New hitters come to the Horus Heresy

During its NOVA Open 2023 presentation, Games Workshop revealed new kits for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy.

The Deredeo is getting a plastic kit allowing for greater posability. It comes with lots of options from an arm-mounted Anvilus autocannon battery or a Hellfire plasma cannonade, alongside an Aiolos missile battery and a choice of torso-mounted heavy bolters or heavy flamers. There’s also a choice of armour panels, heads, and leg poses to make yours unique.


Also coming are all-new MK III Tactical Marines. They’re compatible with the recent special and heavy weapons kits for the Horus Heresy, and the basic sprues include head options, bolters, polt pistols, grenades, vexillas, nuncio-voxes, and augury scanners. The Sergeants even get to pick a plasma pistol, power weapons, or a lightning claw.

  • MK III Tactical Marines
  • MK III Tactical Marines
  • MK III Tactical Marines
  • MK III Tactical Marines

Finally, there’s an easy way to get the above and more the Legiones Astartes Battle Group! It features thirty MKIII Tactical Space Marines, one Deredeo Dreadnought, and a Land Raider Proteus. ou also get a Legion Special Weapons set, containing five lots each of plasma guns, meltaguns, flamers, rotor cannon, volkite chargers, and volkite calivers.

Legiones Astartes Battle Group

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Get started with Warhammer 40K plus new Horus Heresy and Blood Bowl

Games Workshop has revealed this coming week’s pre-orders and it’s packed with ways to get started playing Warhammer 40K.

Warhammer 40,000: The Rules is a compact hardback book. It features a black ribbon page marker and 64 pages of the core rules. It’s available while stocks last.

Warhammer 40,000: The Rules

The Warhammer 40,000 Introductory Set is perfect for beginners. It features five Infernus Marines, ten Termagants, and a Ripper Swarm. All are push-fit miniatures. Also included are clippers, a brush and five paints to get people started. There’s also a 48-page introductory set handbook contains tutorials and basic missions to play using the game mat, dice, ruler, and tokens included.

The Warhammer 40,000 Introductory Set

The Warhammer 40,000 Starter Set is the next step in getting players started. It includes all of the miniatures from the Introductory Set and also a Captain in Terminator Armour and five Terminators on the Space Marine side, facing off against a Winged Tyranid Prime, Psychophage, three Von Ryan’s Leapers, and ten more Termagants and a Ripper Swarm. There’s also a simplified datasheet, 64-page Warhammer 40,000 Starter Set Handbook, which features rules tutorials and training missions to get players started. Also included is a Space Marine transfer sheet with 849 decals, playing mat, dice, and range ruler.

Warhammer 40,000 Starter Set

The Warhammer 40,000 Ultimate Starter Set is for those who want to fo all in. This box contains everything that the Starter Set does, plus those six extra miniatures you need to make two full Combat Patrols of Space Marine and Tyranids. Then there’s terrain, consisting of an STC Hab Bunker and eight stockades, which can be set up on the two double-sided gaming boards included. It also includes a handbook as well as a full Core Rules Booklet, dice, tokens, range ruler, and transfer sheet.

Warhammer 40,000 Ultimate Starter Set

The new Librarian in Terminator Armour gets an individual release! Previously only available in the Leviathan starter box, you can get this new miniature to add to your forces.

Librarian in Terminator Armour

On the Tyranid side, Barbgaunts get an individual release as well. It features five Barbgaunts to expand your forces.


For those that want to give painting a try, you can get Infernus Marines + Paints. It includes three push-fit Infernus Marines with embossed Ultramarines shoulder markings, and five paints – Corax White, Macragge Blue, Balthasar Gold, Abaddon Black, Agrax Earthshade, and Armageddon Dust – plus a Citadel starter brush.

Infernus Marines + Paints

The Termagants and Ripper Swarm + Paints features three push-fit Termagants and a Ripper Swarm, a Citadel starter brush, and five paints – Corax White, Wraithbone, Naggaroth Night, Thunderhawk Blue, Magos Purple, and Armageddon Dust.

Termagants and Ripper Swarm + Paints

The Warhammer 40,000 Paints + Tools Set includes Citadel starter clippers, a mold line remover, a Citadel starter brush, and 13 paints – Abaddon Black, Corax White, Wraithbone, Naggaroth Night, Macragge Blue, Leadbelcher, Balthasar Gold, Bugman’s Glow, Mephiston Red, Thunderhawk Blue, Magos Purple, Agrax Earthshade, and Armageddon Dust.

Warhammer 40,000 Paints + Tools Set

For Warhammer: The Horus Heresy, you can get Sons of Horus: Decurion Lanius. The tank commander is unique to the Sons of Horus. It’s designed to work with the plastic Deimos Pattern Predator, the Sicaran Battle Tank, the Sicaran Punisher, or the Kratos Heavy Assault Tank, this resin miniature also comes with a choice of heads.

Sons of Horus: Decurion Lanius

For Blood Bowl, Ripper Bolgrot arrives. This Troll has the ability to re-roll one dice that isn’t an Armour, Injury, or Casualty roll per half to boot. This resin Star Player is usable by Badlands Brawl and Underworld Challenge teams, and comes with his rules in the box.

Ripper Bolgrot

The Black Library Character Day 2023 eShorts Subscription features five stories by Justin D Hill, Darius Hinks, Rob Young, Liane Merciel, and Denny Flowers. The subscription starts on Monday, and stories will be available from July 10th until the 14th.

Black Library Character Day 2023 eShorts Subscription

Leviathan by Darius Hinks gets French and German releases in paperback and eBook formats.

White Dwarf 490 explores the new edition of Warhammer 40,000. It also introduces the White Dwarf Bunker, a new worldwide gaming club.

White Dwarf 490
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