GW: Warhammer Fest 2021 Online – Tag 5 & 6
Das Warhammer Fest 2021 Online Event endet mit den letzten beiden Tagen, am fünften Tag geht es erneut in die ferne Zukunft von Warhammer 40.000 und am letzten Tag gibt es einen Ausblick auf die neue Edition von Warhammer Age of Sigmar.
Warhammer Fest Online: Day 5 – Even More Warhammer 40,000
Welcome back to Warhammer Fest Online, where we’re on the fifth day of our action-packed festival of reveals. It’s our second day of announcements for Warhammer 40,000 – there’s far too much to cram into just one day, after all – and we guarantee there’s something you weren’t expecting below.
Earlier this week, we stopped by the 41st Millennium and saw the full range of Adepta Sororitas models that are coming soon, including the indomitable Morvenn Vahl, and we even caught sight of the legendary Gaunt’s Ghosts* on Wednesday.
We’re back in the world of Warhammer 40,000 again today, but things are looking a little greener than usual…
Beast Snagga Orks Army Box
Unless you’ve been living deep in the underhive for the last few months, you’ll have heard the approach of the Beast Snagga Orks thundering closer every day. Now, the initial wave is almost here.
Soon, you can start your next green tide with a boxed set featuring the Beast Snagga Orks.
You’ve seen a few of the Squighog Boyz already, but there’s a whole mob of models in this box that are seeing the light of day for the first time.
Mobs of mounted Beast Snaggas are often led into battle by a Nob, much like their foot-slogging comrades. For these brutal warriors, the regular squighog doesn’t offer quite enough oomph on the charge. Instead, they ride ferocious smasha squigs, adorned with a heavy armour plate that’s perfect for becoming the living, snarling wrecking ball that all Orks aspire to be.
Speaking of leaders, you may have noticed a particularly conspicuous gentleman with a rather wild crop of hair hanging around. Zodgrod Wortsnagga** is one of a rare breed – a Runtherd for hire shunned by Ork society for his wild and preposterous ideas. His supposedly absurd theory? Maybe grots aren’t entirely useless after all.
By using such un-Orky practices as ‘positive reinforcement’, Zodgrod lifts the runts under his care to heights other Gretchin can only dream of, much to the collective derision of his peers.
This doesn’t stop many of the Beast Snaggas’ grots from being used for classically creative Ork ‘engineering’, however. Particularly unlucky types might find themselves as the ‘brain’ in a new breed of smart weapon accompanying the Squighog Boyz.
In addition to all these models that are perfect for starting a Beast Waaagh! of your own, the new army box offers a chance to get your hands on the full Ork codex early. The standalone book’s release is arriving a short time later – you know when the vanguard approaches, the rest of the Waaagh! isn’t far behind.
We can’t wait for all of the new Orks, so we just had to go and talk to the studio team to find out how they designed the ladz of the Beast Snaggas.
Best of all, these models we’ve shown off are only half of the greenskin reinforcements you’ll be seeing this year. Keep an eye firmly trained on our regular ‘Ere We Go article series to discover what’s coming next. Oh, and if you’re worried about the Beast Snaggas getting all of the new toys, don’t be.
Mega-armoured Warbosses have appeared in Ork codexes before but didn’t have their own miniature up until now. We’re excited to finally show off the first true appearance for this much-requested model.
Plenty of Orks are happy to adorn themselves in their Mekboys’ creations, and when a Warboss fancies shrugging off anti-tank weapons on his way to the scrap, they often reach for a suit of mega armour. Of course, the only reasonable weapon to carry at that point is the largest Ork-portable choppa we’ve ever seen, and luckily a particularly courageous Gretchin is on hand to fire his shoota now that the Boss’ hands are full.
* Which was harder than it sounds, they’re really good at sneaking around.
** Some of our particularly long-term hobbyists may recognise him from the early days of Warhammer 40,000.
Upgraded Cadian Shock Troops
The people who make up the fighting forces of the Astra Militarum come from all walks of life. Some are fresh-faced recruits, while others are embittered veterans of a dozen wars.
Which is to say, there’s a whole lot more variety in the ranks of Humanity’s infantry than you might think. It seems only right, then, that your units on the tabletop have just as many differences between them, which is why boxes of Cadian Shock Troops will soon be upgraded with a whole new sprue of additional parts.
That’s not all they’re getting, either. The new sprue contains a full complement of special weapons for your Infantry squads, allowing you to field soldiers carrying sniper rifles, meltaguns, and more. You can even give your Sergeant that boltgun they’ve always wanted.
These parts are also an excellent way to jazz up your other Astra Militarum kits, as the heads are compatible with a wide range of other units. Don’t forget, if you’re trying to quickly add more bodies to hold the line, the push-fit Astra Militarum Cadians can bolster your ranks.
Peer Into a Tome of Secrets
What’s this? A new teaser trailer appearing as if by magic? How curious.
It seems like two powerfully psychic forces are preparing to clash in an upcoming battle box. But the warp is fickle, and you’ll need to wait a little bit longer to find out exactly what’s going on here.
Pardon? Castellan Crowe? We’ve never heard of this man in our lives, and we have it on good authority that there’s no such thing as a ‘Grey Knight’. Sit still, and we’ll send along one of our helpful Inquisitors to show you exactly where you were mistaken.
Warhammer Fest Online: Day 6 – Warhammer Age of Sigmar’s New Edition
The final day of Warhammer Fest Online is upon us, and we’ve saved the biggest announcement for the very end.
If you’re still reeling from the emergence of the Soulblight Gravelords and the earth-shaking reveal of Kragnos, strap yourself in – we’ve got monumental news for fans of the Mortal Realms.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar – The Next Edition
That’s right – the world’s greatest fantasy tabletop miniatures game is about to get a phenomenal update. This outstanding cover art should whet your appetite.
As well as more gorgeous artwork than you can shake an ensorcelled spear at, the new Warhammer Age of Sigmar features a ruleset that’s been refined, revised, and retested to make your games better than ever. And a new narrative play system lets you forge your own legend of conquest, exploration, and martial might in the Mortal Realms.
But what does the new edition mean for the ongoing story of Warhammer Age of Sigmar? Well, if you’ve been paying attention to the Broken Realms saga, you know big things have been happening recently. Without giving too much away (check out our Broken Realms recap for the full low-down), the Soul Wars are over, the curse of the Necroquake is broken, and waves of life magic are sweeping across the realms.
The narrative of the new edition sees the forces of Order pushing out across the Mortal Realms to finally reclaim land lost since the Age of Chaos, establishing outpost cities and growing Sigmar’s realm step by bloody step.
All across Ghur, in particular, the forces of Destruction are rising up in droves as their newly awoken god Kragnos begins a rampage of epic proportions. Enter Sigmar’s Huntress…
Yndrasta, the Celestial Spear
You might have been wondering what the awesome winged warrior on the cover of the new book is all about. In the face of a desperate struggle, Sigmar has unleashed one of the very few near-mythical lords of Azyr, reforged by his own hand and imbued with a measure of his power.
A beastslayer beyond compare, Yndrasta has been tasked with hunting down the most terrible monsters found in the Mortal Realms. Carried into battle upon angelic wings and wielding the legendary spear Thengavar, her mere visage strikes terror into the enemies of Azyr.
With the monstrous denizens of Ghur in the ascendant, even Yndrasta will need some help. Luckily, she isn’t the only new weapon in the God-King’s arsenal.
The Reforged Stormcast Eternals
In the face of the upheaval across the Mortal Realms, Sigmar’s warriors must adapt in their effort to establish new bastions of Order in the harshest environments.
Made stronger of mind and body, clad in thunderstrike armour of an ingenious design, and wielding potent blessed weapons, new reinforcements are ready to take the fight to the enemy.
Due to the machinations of Be’lakor, the souls of Stormcast Eternals are no longer guaranteed to return for their reforging – but thunderstrike armour is wrought expressly to give them the power to pierce the supernatural clouds hanging over the realms and make their way safely back to Azyr.
The Vindictors hold the line of the Thunderstrike hosts, equipped with Stormspears and heavy shields – each one is the equal of many mortal warriors.
Annihilators are a new generation of Paladin, they’re built like a granite column and protected by the heaviest armour we’ve seen on a Stormcast Eternal. Not only does it grant them a 2+ Save – they hit like raging bulls with all the momentum their bulk generates on the charge.
Now, just what sort of threat would such advanced Stormcast Eternals be preparing to take on?
Something wicked this way comes indeed, but you’ll have to hold tight a little longer to learn more about this mysterious menace. In the meantime, we know you have a lot of questions, so we convinced Jes, Phil, and Ben of the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Studio team to share their thoughts about creating the new edition.