GW: Neuheitenvorschau und Preview-Ankündigung
Es gibt am kommenden Samstag einen ganzen Schwung an Neuheiten, für die ferne Zukunft von Warhammer 40.000, die Reiche der Sterblichen von Age of Sigmar, die Stadien von Blood Bowl und für den Kampf um Mittelerde, sowie die Ankündigung einer neuen großen Preview.
Sunday Preview – The Lords of Commorragh
Whether you’re battling in the Warhammer Underworlds, scoring touchdowns on a Blood Bowl field, fighting for your life in the arenas of Commorragh, or wandering the forests of Middle-earth, it’s a good week to be a Warhammer fan.
Now let’s take a closer look at what you can pre-order next week, starting with a new battlebox, codex, and a pair of expansions for Warhammer 40,000.
Faith and fire meet agility and sadism in the new Warhammer 40,000 battlebox, Piety and Pain.
This fantastic set includes two armies – Adepta Sororitas and Drukhari – alongside a 32-page campaign book packed with datasheets, missions, Crusade rules, and Theatre of War rules for urban arenas. There’s also the story behind the campaign, as Lelith Hesperax murders her way through Battle Sisters, which you can find out more about in our suitably grisly preview.
The Adepta Sororitas army includes five heavy-weapon toting Retributors with a pair of Armorium Cherubs, a heavily armoured Immolator, and a Palatine – a new hero with head and weapons options.
The Drukhari force is a swift Wych Cult warband led by the legendary duellist Lelith Hesperax. The stunning new plastic model of this beloved character is joined by ten Wyches, five winged Scourges, and a Venom.
You can play the missions in the box with these forces, pitting furious firepower against speed, and both armies form the perfect base to expand into larger collections – or add to an existing one. Pre-order Piety and Pain from Saturday, alongside a shiny new codex for the Drukhari.
This book lets you use your collection of Kabals, Wych Cults, and Haemonculus Covens in realspace raids across tabletops everywhere. It has everything you’d expect from a codex – datasheets for the entire Drukhari range, extensive background, gorgeous art, army-wide abilities, a miniatures showcase, and, of course, bespoke Crusade rules for your xenos raiders. It’s simply a must-have for any fan of the Drukhari – and it includes a code to unlock all the rules from the book in Warhammer 40,000: The App.
If you want a tome worthy of an Archon, the collector’s edition is for you.
This volume includes all the content, plus it features a soft-touch, foiled hardback, coloured page edges, and a marker ribbon. This deluxe codex is sure to sell out fast, so remember to raid the Games Workshop webstore early on Saturday to claim your prize.
If you want to start a raiding force alongside the new book, Combat Patrol: Drukhari is for you.
This boxed set contains 18 plastic models, making up a force that’s perfect as an army for Combat Patrol-sized games or the start of a Crusade force. Top tip: adding the Drukhari half of Piety and Pain would be an awesome move. Combat Patrol: Drukhari is themed around the Kabals, with an Archon leading 10 Kabalite Warriors and five Incubi into battle. Every raid needs speed and firepower, and that’s where the Raider and Ravager come in.
To go with your new codex and models, you can pick up Drukhari datacards and dice.
The datacards set includes all 41 Stratagems for your army, including seven from the Core Rules. The dice are a deep turquoise – as dark as a Drukhari’s soul – with off-white pips and the sigil of the Kabal of the Black Heart in place of the 6. The set includes 20, which is enough to drown your opponents in volleys of splinter fire.
The Drukhari are also involved in the latest crisis to face the Imperium in The Book of Rust, the first act in the War Zone Charadon series.
This campaign book tells the story of the Death Guard invasion of the Charadon sector, home to the vital forge world Metalica. Led by Typhus himself, the followers of Nurgle swarm across the sector, with the Imperium’s defenders standing against them and the piratical Drukhari taking advantage of the anarchy to plunder and pillage.
As well as the epic narrative, the book includes three codex supplements for the forge world Metalica, Imperial Knights House Raven, and the Drukhari Cult of Strife. There are also three Armies of Renown, forces which trade off restrictions in unit choices for additional benefits, including new Warlord Traits, Relics, Stratagems, and even Psychic Powers. The book includes Armies of Renown for the Adeptus Mechanicus, Death Guard, and Imperial Knights.
For players who like to string their games together with a narrative, a new campaign system provides loads of ideas for creating your own awesome story. This can be used alongside the three Legendary Missions and an extensive suite of Crusade rules that can be mixed and matched with those across other publications.
Like Codex: Drukhari, The Book of Rust is also available in a collector’s edition to fancy up your shelves.
If you’re looking for even more awesome rules for your Crusade games, the Crusade Mission Pack: Plague Purge will scratch your itch. Hopefully, it’s just an itch… you never know with the Death Guard.
Designed to work with the rules in The Book of Rust, this expansion includes 24 Crusade missions – six for each game size – along with rules for playing Plague Purge Crusades and a suite of Agendas, Requisitions, and Stratagems. It also includes the basic rules for Warhammer 40,000, making it a handy reference guide while you play.
Warhammer Underworlds: Direchasm
Ever since Warhammer Underworlds began, players have been asking when the Seraphon will make their debut. Ask no more, for the Starblood Stalkers are here.
The Slann Starmasters have foreseen the awakening of Beastgrave and the horrors it could unleash upon the Mortal Realms, and they have sent their finest warriors to destroy the mountain from the inside – along with anyone who gets in their way.
The Starblood Stalkers are a well-balanced warband with a mix of strong and agile fighters and a pre-built deck that rewards many different playing styles. You can take a look at some of their fighters and cards in the article in which they were revealed.
A new type of gambit card provides the entire warband with a benefit as they take advantage of stellar alignments (even if the stars aren’t visible from the caverns of Direchasm).
The set also includes 30 universal cards that can be used to enhance any warband with new tactical options. Watch out later this week for your chance to see them all.
In another kind of arena entirely, the Halflings are making their mark on the Blood Bowl field once more. Coaches who prefer eagerness to skill can pick up a Team Card Pack, which has been fully updated for the Second Season, a dice set, and a themed pitch, complete with dugouts.
The card pack features reference cards for each of your player types and Star Players, along with a set of Halfling-specific special play cards that you can purchase as inducements – particularly handy for Halflings, as they’re likely to be the underdogs against anything larger than Snotlings.
The dice set includes all the dice you need for your games, served in a rich, buttery yellow with green markings. Pair them with the double-sided pitch and dugouts for the ultimate Halfling sporting experience. Just remember to bring snacks.
Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game
Halflings from another universe entirely feature this week too, with amazing new models of Merry and Pippin from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers™. Oh, and they come with Treebeard as well.
Appearing in plastic for the first time, the chief of the Ents is the largest plastic Middle-earth kit released in years, towering above both the Hobbits and most of the enemies who’ll definitely be running away from him. As you can see, it looks like he’s stepped right off the screen as he’s packed with amazing details. Treebeard comes with a choice of arms and options for the models of the young Hobbits both on foot or riding on his shoulders.
You might notice that Merry and Pippin look a little larger than usual – this is because they’ve been drinking Treebeard’s Ent-draught and have grown in stature as a result!
As well as the plastic Treebeard, you can order a resin model of his fellow Ent, Quickbeam, from Forge World on Saturday. Younger and faster than other Ents, Quickbeam adds a new dimension to your Fangorn forces, being able to quickly close on enemies and wreak havoc. The stunning model – which you can read an interview about the design of – perfectly complements Treebeard. Add a few generic Ents and you have an army that’ll make Saruman quake in his tower.
The forces of Good don’t have it all their own way this week. Reinforcements have arrived for the Easterlings in the form of Dragon Cult Acolytes. These swift and agile assassins are lightly armoured and have incredible reflexes, making them a deadly threat and hard to kill at the same time. The kit includes three resin models, and you’ll be able to download their rules next weekend when they go on pre-order – but you can get a sneak peek in our preview of the models.
Middle-earth fans can also grab a dice set themed around the Ents of Fangorn Forest. The pack includes eight six-sided dice in arboreal colours, with stylised leaves replacing the 6s. They’re perfect for rolling Treebeard’s and Quickbeam’s attacks, and they’re perfectly suited for armies of Lothlórien or Mirkwood as well.
That’s all the miniatures and accessories you can look forward to this week.
A New Warhammer Preview Online Airs Next Saturday
Did you think we’d shown off EVERYTHING in The Dead and the Divine and Lords of the Mortal RealmsWarhammer Previews Online? Were you under the impression that New Model Mondays had filled in ALL of the gaps? Allow us to restore your faith next weekend with the massive reveals we’ll be showing off in the upcoming Warhammer Preview Online: Faith & Damnation. We’ll be sharing new models and expansions for:
Wir werden die Preview live auf unserem Discord Server begleiten und freuen uns auf euren Besuch am Samstag ab 14:30 Uhr, wer vorher schon die Kanäle nutzen möchte, ist natürlich herzlich eingeladen.
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