GW: Previews und Wochenvorschau
Games Workshop zeigen eine neue 2-Armee Box für Warhammer Age of Sigmar und in der fernen Zukunft von Warhammer 40.000 gibt es einen Primaris-Standartenträger für die Space Marines sowie kommenden Samstag Nachschub für die Horden der Orks.
An Ancient Grudge Boils Over in Fury of the Deep – The Next Warhammer Age of Sigmar Battlebox
We hope you’ve all had a merry, Warhammer-filled Christmas, wherever you are!
We revealed Eldritch Omens on Christmas Day, a Warhammer 40,000 battlebox that sees the Asuryani clash with Chaos in a millennia-old grudge match. Today, it’s Warhammer Age of Sigmar’s turn.
That’s right – yet another ancient animosity reaches boiling point as bald heads meet long beards in Fury of the Deep, the next battlebox to rock the Mortal Realms.
The soul-hunting Idoneth Deepkin are escalating their raids on the coastal Fyreslayer stronghold of Ryftmar. As the acidic tides rise, so too does the intensity of the marauding Akhelian Thrallmaster, a new Idoneth character.
The Thrallmaster shifts stances to effortlessly counter whichever opponent he faces, instructing his Namarti followers to follow suit.
Standing against him is an Auric Flamekeeper, a Fyreslayer warrior priest who presides over a Lodge’s funerary rites.
Armed with a brazier axe, the solemn Flamekeepers are responsible for removing the ur-gold runes of fallen warriors. They can harness the power of lifeless runes to bestow blessings upon their fellow duardin, all the while bellowing litanies from beneath their grim death masks.*
These two mighty heroes will decide the fate of Ryftmar at the head of two forces comprising a total of 43 miniatures.
The Auric Flamekeeper is joined by five Auric Hearthguard and five Hearthguard Berzerkers – 10 models in total who can be built either way – as well as 10 Vulkite Berzerkers.
Against them is an Idoneth raiding party consisting of 10 Namarti Thralls, 10 Namarti Reavers, and a blood-thirsty Akhelian Allopex.
You’ll also get a 40-page booklet containing all the background on the war over Ryftmar, rules for a new Aqshyan Region of War called the Vitriolus Reach, and three battle plans covering the events of the raids.
There are Warscroll cards for all the miniatures in the box, as well as tokens so you can keep track of your Command Points and of various rules. You’ll be able to start playing right out of the box, with a 56-page version of the Core Book.
Fury of the Deep is due in early 2022, and there’s more news about salty sea-aelves and sizzling duardin coming.
* The masks look stoic, but knowing Fyreslayers, an Auric Flamekeeper likely looks furious underneath.
Wield Sword and Standard With This Imperious New Primaris AncientChristmas may have been and gone, but we’ve got another treat in store for you before 2022 makes its presence felt – a new Primaris Ancient. Behold his banner-bearing magnificence!
Wait a minute… is that a power sword in his hand? Well, if the heretics you’re fighting stubbornly refuse to act as boltgun fodder like they’re supposed to, it certainly helps to have a deadly melee weapon to hand. If you’d prefer your Ancient to take a more hands-on approach to defending the sacred standard they bear, stoically cutting down anyone who dares to besmirch the banner’s sanctity with their foul presence, you’re in luck.
Not only is the new model an absolute belter, the Primaris Ancient comes with the option to replace his traditional bolt rifle with a power sword.* Considering that he’s packing 4 Attacks as standard, an Ancient is tasty in melee even without a power sword. However, with AP -3 and extra pip of Strength, a sword-wielding Ancient will certainly make his presence felt – mainly through the application of extreme violence.**
Anyone who’s seen those iconic illustrations over the years depicting the last stand of a Crimson Fists Battle Company will know that there are few things more inspiring than a heroic Space Marine holding aloft a banner in the thick of battle…
…and that’s why every Adeptus Astartes army should have one! But if you need further persuasion, remember that your Space Marines will fight on to the bitter end to defend it on the battlefield.
So there you have it – a glorious new Primaris Ancient miniature is on its way next year.
* There are further assembly options in the kit too, but you’ll have to wait a bit longer to see them all.
Da Boyz Are Back With Another Wave of Ork Releases in This Week’s Sunday PreviewThe green tide is ready to roll over your battlefields as the Ork Boyz receive their long-awaited glow-up. The set includes ten of these hulking greenskin warriors. One ia armed with a choice of big shoota or rokkit launcha, while the unit’s Boss Nob wields either a power klaw or a (seriously) big choppa. Packed with detail and mean as you like, they’re spoiling to show those ’oomies who’s boss.
Speaking of bosses – or, more specifically, Warbosses – two more are coming to lead your Boyz to victory. One is clad in big slabs of mega armour, and looks ready to cut down anything in his path with an ’uge choppa (and shoulder-mounted, Grot-manned big shoota if dakka is your thing), while the other has the classic kombi-weapon and power klaw load-out, and comes with a vicious attack squig.
Having field-tested their latest flying contraptions in Combat Patrol: Orks, the Mekboyz are pleased to announce that the Deffkoptas are finally ready for the flyboyz to saddle up. You get three of these flyboyz and their perfectly-safe-and-not-at-all-rickety-looking flying craft in the set. Two of the Deffkoptas are equipped with kopta rokkits, while the other has a kustom mega-blasta and aptly named big bomb.
If you can’t wait a fortnight to get your hands on some greenskins, head down to your local Warhammer store and pick up this year’s festive miniatures, Bawla and Burk, Boss Rat-killas, in your local store from today. Poor Burk might not be enjoying his time with the rats, but you’ll certainly love this highly detailed commemorative piece.
Quelle: Games Workshop