The Broken Realms Saga Begins with Age of Sigmar, Plus Shadow & Pain, this Year’s Christmas Model, Death Guard, and more!
Games Workshop has an Age of Sigmar focused week of pre-order releases but fans of Warhammer 40K, limited edition models, and Black Library have things to look forward to as well!
Age of Sigmar‘s narrative event “The Broken Realms” begins! “The Broken Realms” saga is set to encompass the entirety of the Age of Sigmar, changing the status quo for every faction. It all starts with the first book in the series, Broken Realms: Morathi, coming your way in hardback, eBook, and limited editions.
The Shadow Queen has long plotted to attain true godhood, and she’s finally seizing her chance. Anyone who stands in her way will suffer… as you’ll see in the epic story that weaves together the Daughters of Khaine, Idoneth Deepkin, Slaves to Darkness, Stormcast Eternals, and Cities of Sigmar in a tale that promises to alter the balance of power in the Mortal Realms.
To kickstart your gaming, there’s also four themed box sets to allow you to easily recreate armies from the narrative in Broken Realms: Morathi. Each contains everything you need to field a warscroll battalion from the book. They’re great starting points or an easy way to expand your collection.
- Broken Realms: Drusa Kraeth – Kraeth’s Shadowpact
- Broken Realms: Keiser Ven Brecht – Ven Brecht’s Black Watch
- Broken Realms: King Sythus Nemmetar – The Bloodsurf Hunt
- Broken Realms: Rokar Gresh – Gresh’s Iron Reapers
The Shadow & Pain battlebox is another way to start. The box set features the Daughters of Khaine and Hedonites of Slaanesh.
The Melusai Ironscale is an elite warrior of the Daughters of Khaine who can ignore the effects of spells and inspire nearby Melusai to greater deeds by murdering enemies in Khaine’s name.
The Slaaneshi Lord of Pain is so inured to agony that they have a chance to disregard any wounds. They also allow nearby Hedonites to re-roll hits as they seek to cause as much pain as possible.
There’s also a 40-page book with battleplans and Realm of Battle rules, plus warscroll cards for all the units and a pair of exclusive warscroll battalions. Split it with a friend or get the basis for two new armies – whichever you choose, you’ll be well on the way to carving out your own little corner of the Mortal Realms.
The holidays are near and Games Workshop is releasing its annual Christmas model, Jakkob Bugmansson XI. The figure will be available to order throughout November and December before he vanishes into legend.
The Death Guard codex is coming soon and you’ll be able to add to your force ahead of time with Space Marine Heroes Series 3 that features the sons of Mortarion, Plague Marines! Previously only available in Japan, the figures are now available in blind boxes. The models are push-fit and push off the frames for easy construction. You can get individual packs with a random model or a complete set of all six figures.
You can also play some other games with a Warhammer 40,000 playing cards. The 54-card set features four suits – Imperium, Space Marines, Chaos and Xenos – plus a pair of Jokers, which naturally feature Harlequins on them.
Black Library’s annual novella series returns next week with five hardback tomes, each telling a thrilling tale from across the 41st Millennium, the Age of Sigmar, and Necromunda.
You can get all the books in one handy collection or individually.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar fans can also enjoy a new portmanteau novel about the Daughters of Khaine, containing three intertwining tales of blood-soaked action from the Realm of Shadow in the Covens of Blood. If you’re after something shorter and with more fire, the Heirs of Grimnir audio drama, which was originally released in three parts last Christmas, is being collected together on CD and MP3 for the first time.
Celebrate the holidays with the Black Library Advent Calendar 2020. Limited to 1,250, the calendar features 25 individually sleeved art prints of Black Library covers.