GW: Weihnachtsboxen und Gelände
Kommenden Samstag gibt es passend zum Jahresende von Games Workshop einen Schwung an Armeeboxen für Warhammer 40.000 und Age of Sigmar, sowie Gelände für Mittelerde.
Battleforces March Forth in This Week’s Sunday PreviewThis week’s Sunday Preview is the right place to be if you’re in the mood to start a new army, or turn a small vanguard force into a considerably sized host.The Christmas Battleforces are here, accompanied by a Rohan Stronghold in a box.
The main event next week is Battleforces, massive boxes containing a wealth of units for a faction. They’re the ideal place to start a new army for the new year, or to expand an existing force. There are 10 boxes (count ‘em) split between Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar. First up, everyone’s favourite grim future gets six boxes.
Space Marines: Shieldbreaker Strike Force
Overwhelm your opponent with the explosive might of the Space Marines. This is a Battleforce that hits hard and fast thanks to a Storm Speeder and 29 Primaris Space Marines, including some fairly chunky Gravis-armoured battle brothers.
Death Guard: Plaguefester Warband
This box includes a host of Plague Marines and Deathshroud Bodyguard, accompanied by daemon-touched war machines – three Myphitic Blight-haulers and a Plagueburst Crawler – all able to withstand a huge amount of punishment before crashing into the enemy lines in an inexorable wave of stench and decay.
For Death Guard adherents in the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, this Battleforce is available to pre-order on Saturday. Nurgle devotees in other regions will have a short wait before marching into battle – chalk it up to rusted joints.
Necrons: Worldscour Legion
There’s nothing worse than being woken up from your nap aeons earlier than planned, which is a fact of (synthetic) life for Necrons across the galaxy. This Battleforce is especially cranky about it, and wants to put its opponents to bed with esoteric guns wielded by Lokhust Heavy Destroyers and Canoptek Doomstalkers, and the razor-sharp claws of the Ophydian Destroyers and Flayed Ones.
Orks: Killdakka Warband
Killdakka, what a wonderful word to say out loud… Ork speech is poetry when you think about it. This box includes 20 Boyz, plus a Deffkilla Wartrike, your choice of Orky aeroplane, and a Big Mek. That’s lots of kill, and indeed dakka.
Adepta Sororitas: Purgatos Mission
What’s better than a tank with a stained glass window on it? Nothing, but a tank with a rocket-launching church organ is just as cool. This Battleforce comes with both – an Immolator, an Exorcist, and 16 Adepta Sororitas on foot, ready to toast a lot of heretics and marshmallows.
Adeptus Mechanicus: Omnissiah’s Talon
If you like eccentric mechanical limbs, gosh does the Adeptus Mechanicus have a treat for you with not one or two, but 15 weird and wonderful modes of ambulation or flight! There’s also a unit of Skitarii and a powerful Tech-priest to lead this gaggle of whirring, clunking, zapping warriors.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar
Four big boxes are coming to the Mortal Realms. You’ll be more than ready to tackle the challenges of the Era of the Beast with any of these Battleforces.
Soulblight Gravelords: Revenant Legion
First up are the vampires of the Soulblight Gravelords, who lead a dolorous horde of brainless thralls in a bumper box which contains 66 miniatures. Hordes of Deadwalker Zombies are particularly useful for pinning down enemy forces while the Vengorian Lord and their Blood Knights swoop in for the jugular.
Hedonites of Slaanesh: Sybarite Blade-Carnival
Add a little more finesse to your slaughter with the Sybarite Blade-Carnival, which collects a cavalcade of elite Slaanesh Mortals in one place. When these peerless warriors aren’t preening, they’re a surgical strike force comprising 30 miniatures – perfect for tearing reality in two and summoning gaggles of Daemonettes.
Lumineth Realm-lords: Vanari Shining Host
From one group of self-involved egotists to another, it’s the pointy-helmed Aelves of Hysh. This insufferably well-oiled Vanari Shining Host focuses on the Tyrionic half of the Realm-lords’ martial forces, bringing 23 models of archers, spearmen, and cavalry to bear with gleaming precision.
Ossiarch Bonereapers: Mortisan Tithe-Echelon
Finally, the Ossiarch Bonereapers are back to collect the Bone Tithe on time, because they really want to make sure Nagash has a good Christmas. This immovable legion of 27 models consists of a core of Mortek Guard, backed up by a Mortek Crawler, and a range of grim bone constructs and heroes ready and willing to forcefully acquire each and every tibia and fibia on the docket.
Those dusting off their knucklebone abacuses ready for the tithe in the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia will be able to pre-order this Battleforce on Saturday. Everywhere else will need to wait a little longer for this set to arrive – but it’s on its way.
Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game
Not content with last week’s huge Made to Order release, the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game is also getting two rather excellent scenery kits, perfect for recreating scenes from the trilogy.
The Rohan Stronghold comes with a veritable village of houses, as well as palisade walls and watchtowers which let you make your very own Rohan settlement.
As the 20th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring™ film is upon us, now’s the perfect time to pick up this excellent recreation of Amon Hen. Will you play out Boromir’s heroic last stand on the side of the forces of Good, or will you command the Uruk-Hai raiding force? Either way, your battlefield will look every inch the part.
Middle Earth ist unter anderem bei unserem Partner Minyarts erhältlich.
Quelle: Games Workshop