GW: Wochenvorschau mit Untoten, Orks und Pinseln
Am kommenden Samstag erheben sich die Untoten erneut in den Reichen der Sterblichen, die Vampire der Soulblight Gravelords und ihr Gefolge gehen in die Vorbestellung, außerdem kommen die neuen synthetischen Pinsel und es gibt noch Previews mit einem Ork.
Sunday Preview – The Lords of Undeath ReturnAfter all the excitement of Warhammer Fest Online, we’re back to dropping a bounty of pre-orders on you, led by the deathless fiends of the Soulblight Gravelords.
That’s right, there’s more than just an undead horde coming this week, so the Deadwalker Zombies need to pick up the pace if they’re to keep up with all the new stuff coming our way. Speaking of which…
The vampiric lords of Shyish and their monstrous servants are here to show the Mortal Realms that the forces of Death are still going strong, despite the setbacks they suffered in Broken Realms: Teclis. With a brand new battletome stuffed with warscrolls, abilities, traits, and plenty of lore, the Soulblight Gravelords are eager to sink their fangs into anyone who would deny their conquest.
The battletome is available to pre-order from Saturday as an ebook, hardback, or one of 700 limited edition hardbacks with a luxurious soft-touch cover featuring a full spread of this incredible cover art.
It’s not just a book the Soulblight are getting either, as all-new kits for the Deathrattle Skeletons and Deadwalker Zombies are rising from their graves to form the backbone of your next undead army. Each set (which you saw first in March’s Warhammer Preview Online) is packed with 20 models and a huge array of options to customise them, ensuring your ensorcelled swarms are every bit as unique as the corpses that made them.
Not all members of a Soulblight army drag their feet, however. When it comes to speeding across a battlefield, you can’t get much better than the ferocious Fell Bats and noble Blood Knight cavalry. Where one descends in a whirling flurry of tooth and claw, the other crushes lesser foes under hoof as the skeletal steeds barrel through wavering mortal formations with sheer unbreakable determination.
No undead force is complete without a powerful vampire at its head, their dark magics holding everything together even as they slay the choicest morsels themselves in furious melee combat. Vampire Lords are paragons of their kind, able to dispatch mortal heroes with ease, and they’re equally capable commanders when it comes to directing their troops.
Few Soulblight lords cut as fearsome a figure as Lauka Vai, the Mother of Nightmares. Once a monster-hunting knight with principles even her enemies could respect, a fateful encounter with the magics of Tzeentch saw her transformed into a raging beast ever at odds with her disciplined nature. Now regarded as the queen of the Avengorii Dynasty, Vai leads her cursed kin into battle with the skill of a warrior and the strength of a monster.
As you will have come to expect from a new battletome release, we also have a set of warscroll cards and some very fetching dice coming up for pre-order too. The dice in particular are cast in a wonderfully dark black with blood-red markings, perfect for rolling alongside your Soulblight Gravelords.
Citadel STC Brush Range
Finally, Saturday sees the new range of 100% synthetic brushes arrive for pre-order in all of their fancy all-white glory. If you didn’t catch our reveal of these new painting tools, check it out and discover why these brushes are set to be an excellent addition to your hobby toolkit.
This Dok Is So Committed to Rapid Response He’s Upgraded His Own Legs
Oi, dis iz an emergency! Da Big Boss’ fav’rit grot got stepped on by one o’ you gits, an’ I need a proper Dok ‘ere NOW. I ‘eard dem Beast Snaggas ‘ave sum pretty choppy Doks in dere mobs, so get dem ‘umies from dat ‘regular feature’ fing to go find out wot’s wot over dere. I SAID NOW.
As you might expect, a group of Orks that hang around almost exclusively with big, angry squigs suffer more than their fair share of injuries before they even get to the fightin’. With such constant demand for Doks’ services, it comes as no surprise that many of the Beast Snaggas get rather good at the art of battlefield surgery.
Known as the Painbosses, these enterprising surgeons transcend the simple genetic knowledge of the Painboyz and develop greater medical skills than many assume Orks are capable of. They’re particularly favoured by the Beast Snaggas for their knowledge of squig physiology, giving them the ability to graft crude bionics and armour plates to their steeds when the need arises.
In fact, Painbosses are so used to running around after the impetuous Squighog Boyz that many give their slow, organic legs a bit of fixin’. One of the most popular upgrades is to attach devices known as soopa-legz below the knee, using the power of Orky ingenuity to propel themselves at much higher speeds than normal. This isn’t to say these Doks exclusively work for the Beast Snaggas, though – they’re quite happy to patch up anything for a bag full of teef.
While it’s common for Doks of all kinds to keep a few Gretchin around to carry supplies, hold wounds open, and be clenched in the jaw during particularly painful amputations, the grot orderlies that accompany a Painboss need a few modifications of their own to keep up. Why have tiny, runty legs when you can have a motorbike wheel instead?
These Doks aren’t just for fixing up injured Beast Snagga Boyz, either. Like any Ork worth their salt, the Painbosses are just as capable of giving ‘oomies, beakies, and any of the others a good kicking. Their klaw, affectionately dubbed a power snappa, looks a little smaller and lighter than a normal power klaw. That’s probably a good thing – when you’re getting a new arm attached, the last thing you want is the Painboss being less accurate.
Quelle: Games Workshop