Games Workshop: Nova Open Preview
Um 2 Uhr heute morgen gab es einen Previewstream von Games Workshop anlässlich der Nova Open. Hier sind die Neuheiten.
Los ging es mit der League of Votann für Warhammer 40.000. In einem Trailer wurden alle kommenden Modelle der Fraktion gezeigt. Aber das ist nicht alles zum Schluss wurde noch eine Army Box inkl. Codex angekünigt.
When the Leagues of Votann made their debut back in April, they shocked everyone. Since then we’ve seen a plethora of new units, including sturdy warriors with serious weapons, robot pals, and an impressive ATV.
After months of awesome miniatures announcements, it’s time to see all that the Leagues of Votann have to offer.
Even though we’ve seen so many amazing miniatures already, there are some big surprises in that video – let’s take a closer look.
Hekaton Land Fortress
The Hekaton Land Fortress is the Kin’s signature combat vehicle. This chunky Heavy Support tank packs overwhelming firepower onto a rugged frame, and can lug around a hefty 12 models.
This beast can go toe-to-toe with some of the biggest and best battle tanks in the 41st Millennium thanks to its durable void armour. It can be equipped with a variety of hefty weapons and devastating warheads – from the very nasty heavy magna-rail cannon to the SP heavy conversion beamer.
Ûthar the Destined
The most accomplished hero of the Greater Thurian League, Kâhl Ûthar the Destined is a ruthless warrior armed with masterfully wrought weapons, including the legendary Blade of the Ancestors. With a gift for assessing enemy foes, he ensures that the Kinhosts he leads strikes with swift and brutal precision.
Those who climb the ranks of the Einhyr may one day become Champions. These noble warriors are clad in modified exo-armour fitted with mass-drivers and armed with vicious close combat weapons. They function as living battering rams, pulverising anything that gets in their way.
The Brôkhyr are the Leagues’ highly skilled techno-artificers, and the Iron-masters are the cream of the crop. They head into battle with a dutiful Ironkin assistant and a knack for repairing even the most beaten-up vehicles. Helping them are a gaggle of E-COGs – hardy combat and repair drones, lacking the intellect of a true Ironkin.
The mighty Ancestors guide the Leagues of Votann with their inscrutable wisdom. The primary conduits between Kin and Votann are the Grimnyr, Kin blessed with psychic powers from a rare and important cloneskein.
These Living Ancestors are the closest you’ll usually find to priests amongst the largely secular Leagues, and use barrier tech to help them harness the raw power of the immaterium in battle – such as the two mechanical CORVs that hover alongside them.*
Cthonian Beserk Mole Grenade Launcher
The Cthonian Beserks reveal the ace up their metaphorical sleeve with the mole grenade launcher. This repurposed mining equipment delivers subterranean explosives into the midst of enemy units, even if they’re cowering out of sight.
The return of the Kin is Warhammer history in the making, and the launch box brings the first of the new models and early access to the codex.
Leagues of Votann Army Set
The first wave of Kin includes Ûthar the Destined – who you can also build as a Kâhl – a formidable Einhyr Champion, three nippy Hernkyn Pioneers, and 20 Hearthkyn Warriors who can be taken as two squads of 10 to fill out a Patrol Detachment.
It’s the first place to acquire the 104-page Codex: Leagues of Votann – with an exclusive cover no less – alongside a pack of 50 datacards and two transfer sheets filled with the symbols and logos of the major Leagues. Everything in this set will be available separately later – except that exclusive codex cover.
The Kin are on their way sooner than you might expect. The Leagues of Votann army set will be released shortly after Codex: Chaos Daemons – which is up for pre-order right now. They will be followed by their Codex a little after that, and then the rest of the Kin forces. The Astra Militarum rally their ranks in Winter, before Angron and the World Eaters descend.
Weiter ging es mit den Gorechosen of Dromm eine neue Warband für Warhammer Underworlds.
The Nethermaze is full of worthy skulls, from the supersized ogor cranium of Gorlok Blackpowder to the room-temperature noggin of Deintalos the Exile, so it’s bound to attract the attention of passing Khornate warbands. The Slaughterpriest Dromm has taken notice – and now he’s coming to drown the underworlds in blood.
We’ve already met Skullgrinder Herax, but who are his buddies in the first Khorne warband since the original season of Warhammer Underworlds? First up is Dromm – or to give him his full name – Dromm, Wounder of Worlds.
Dromm is a PRIEST who’s very keen to see the blood flow, and he has a unique action – Enrage.
This wrath-stoking ability can send your own fighters storming into battle, or draw enemy fighters out of position in a blind fury. Khorne loves a good laugh at a fighter who thought they were going to control an objective before the red mist fell.
Rounding out the warband is the muscle-bound Gorehulk. This former Slaughterpriest has been blessed by his god and is now well on the way to becoming a Khorgorath.
The hardest decision to make is whether you’re going to attack using his crushing grip or his choking grip. Either way, his opponents will need more than a throat lozenge after he’s done with them.
The Gorechosen of Dromm come with their own Rivals deck for Warhammer Underworlds, meaning you can play the new warband straight out of the box. Pop your miniatures together, and you’re ready to claim the Nethermaze in the name of Khorne!
Der nächste Block waren einige Ankündigungen für Age of Sigmar. Es gab einen Jäger für die Oger, einen König der Riesen und als große Überraschung eine Armybox für die Slaves to Darkness gefüllt mit einer Menge neuer Modellen.
The Bloodpelt Hunter
As summer ends and the seasons shift, the dread chill of the Everwinter gets closer and the ogors rouse from their lairs. Most of them are after nothing more than fresh meat, but some are on the hunt for glory.
The Bloodpelt Hunter is a curious ogor – while most of his fellows immediately eat their prey and leave only marrow-sucked bones behind, he keeps whole body parts intact, preserved and strung about his person as trophies.
The Hunter puts these grisly keepsakes to practical use. He stores crossbow bolts in a hollowed-out head, and uses thick pelts to protect against the elements.
The Bloodpelt Hunter employs all of his hunting prowess to bring down the biggest and baddest beasts he can find with the help of his Skullshatter Crossbow, a simple weapon that nevertheless rivals a full ballista in size and power.
Rules for this cunning poacher will be sneaking out inside a brand new Battletome: Ogre Mawtribes, which will arrive in a one-two punch of Destruction alongside Battletome: Sons of Behemat.
The Realms quake as a gigantic horde of Mega-Gargants stomps out to meet the forces of Order. At their head is the most mega Mega-Gargant of them all…
You may remember this royal colossus from the Realmgate Wars. King Brodd is back, and what a big hammer he has.
This towering titan is brought to life via an expansion kit that turns a regular Mega-Gargant into a bludgeoning blue-blooded behemoth. He’s covered in Creepers, the tiny red imps who braid the beards of these giant beings, apply their warpaint, and ride them into battle.*
These gargantuan warriors will be yomping to war alongside a brand new Battletome, which will arrive in accordance with the latest Warhammer Age of Sigmar Roadmap.
Slaves to Darkness
Shadowy power fulminates all across the Age of Sigmar as the forces of Chaos continue their assault on the Mortal Realms. You can join Archaon and Be’lakor as they pull down the pillars of Order and build their dark hegemony* with the Slaves to Darkness Launch Set.
That’s a sea of spikes, ornate trim, and brutal weaponry – let’s take a closer look.
In case you can’t read Chaos runes, the text reads “Slaves to Darkness”. You can muster a host fit to sack the realms with this box, features a host of miniatures, some of which were first seen earlier in the year.
This is the first place you can get hold of the fearsome new Daemon Prince, who has a plethora of build options.**
Backing up this terrifying daemon commander is a unit of indomitable Chosen, the most incredible armoured Chaos Warriors ever to have strode into battle. Just look at them – each one every inch the consummate killer, and as ornate and imposing as the Chaos lords of previous editions.
Ogroid Theridons provide even more muscle for your army, with horns, hooves, and axes big enough to hew any mortal warrior in two.
The set also provides the new Battletome in a unique limited edition format with a beautiful cover sure to raise the eyebrow of even the most impassive warlord. This set will be the first place you can acquire these updated rules. There’s more to come, but the Dark Master has wreathed them in shadow until the time is right.
You’ll be able to buy the box towards the end of the year. Think of it as a spiky vanguard arriving ahead of the main force of iron and hooves slated for early 2023.
Nach Age Of Sigmar gab es eine Ankündigung für Horus Heresy und die war nicht gerade klein…
All 18 Primarchs have models of their own, depicting them as they were around the end of the Great Crusade – just when the Horus Heresy was getting started.
It’s fair to say that a few of the Emperor’s sons looked quite different by the end of the Heresy,* including the Warmaster himself. Enter… Horus Ascended.
This incredible resin model captures Horus at the height of his warp-twisted powers, adorned with his full accursed panoply and draped in the puissance of Chaos. He’s not just not just an exquisite display piece, either – you can find unique rules for this transfigured paragon in the Liber Hereticus, allowing him to lead your Sons of Horus Legion on the tabletop.
Horus Ascended strides across a mound of bones and shattered ceramite, the broken remains of hundreds of Loyalist foes. This model matches the Warmaster we saw in the epic trailer for the latest edition of Warhammer: The Horus Heresy, a fallen demigod in thrall to the Ruinous Powers – a stark contrast to his former, noble self.
Rendered in highly detailed resin, this model is the first in a new Character Series from Forge World, representing each of the Primarchs at the height of the Heresy – whether they’re fully under the sway of Chaos, or rallying to defend the Imperium in its darkest hour – giving us a fresh look at the driving characters of this epic saga as they lead their Legions into the biggest battles.
We’ll give you more information on when Horus Ascended is available to pre-order when we get it.
Zum Abschluss gab es noch einmal Warhammer 40.000. Diesmal wurden die neuen Khorne Berserker gezeigt.
Released in 1999, the plastic Khorne Berzerkers are one of the very oldest Warhammer kits still in active service. They’ve claimed a veritable mountain of skulls over the past 23 years, and spilled oceans of blood in the name of Khorne – but it’s now time for them to roar their farewell speeches and shuffle off for a well-earned retirement.
There’s a new generation of Khorne Berzerkers in town, and they’re raring to go.
The new warriors have retained that classic Berzerker look – the horned helmets, the spiky trim, the devastating close-combat weapons – but they’re bigger, meaner, and angrier than ever before.
We’re sensing a theme – chainaxes and chainswords, in both one-and-two-handed varieties. As you’d expect, this is a versatile kit that allows for a lot of build options, including those iconic crested helmets, and plenty of bare-headed options with their Butcher’s Nails on full display.
Some of the squad even have plasma pistols – and you know Khorne demands you only ever fire them at full power.*
There’s plenty more coming for the World Eaters, and though it’s still a while away, it’ll be well worth the wait for everyone who’s not in charge range.
And that’s not it for the future of Warhammer 40,000. Here’s the roadmap for the next half-year or so.
Quelle: Warhammer Community