This week has been mostly about the new surprise release of the Stormfang and Stormwolf flyers for Space Wolves, but a lot else has been happening. Check Out what is new this week, rumors, news, and other information.
New This Week
Space Wolves Armoured Assault $735
Stormwolf Squadron $162
Stormwolf and Wolf Guard Terminators $131
Stormwolf/Stormfang Gunship Dual Kit $81
Imperial Armour Volume Four- The Anphelion Project Second Edition £36.00
News and Rumors This Week
Here is your review of the latest news and rumors this week in the hobby of Tabletop Miniature Wargaming. While Space Wolves getting a new flyer, and rumors of how the release will work out have been on the top of the news, we are looking at the codex next week! This is great news, even though we were told this by one of our long and dedicated sources, its great to get confirmations.
via an anonymous source on Faeit 212
Bjorn, New , SW unique Drednaught with Rampage and Furios Charge. Ap2 talons with shred.
And Space Wolves codex :)
via Voice of the Chaos Gods
I can confirm; my sources say next week Space Wolves Dreadnaught with option on venerable and Björn the Fell-Handed and various weapon options.
via an anonymous source on the cover of the Space Wolf codex and next week's releases.
It' looks like the Blood of Asaheim Novel cover, but different.
I heard next week GW will bring an Bjorn/Venerable SW Dreadnought Box.
via an must remain anonymous source on Faeit 212
Grey Hunters are not cheaper, they are still 15/model.
They come with Bolter, Bolt Pistol, grenades, ATSKNF, Counter Attack and Acute Senses.
They can have one model upgraded to a Wolf Guard, for +10 points, who gets +1Ld/attack and access to wargear. (Same as veteran sergeants, except that if not taken, there isn't a "character" in the unit the way normal sergeants are).
They can take 1 special weapon, or 2 at 10 man. They are limited only to special weapons and not heavy as per normal. They pay the same points as space marines now, not a discount and not a free one at 10.
They can also take plasma pistols at 1 per 5 in addition to special weapons.
They can swap their bolter for a chainsword at no cost, on a model-by-model basis, and it specifies that it must also be represented on the model.
Wolf banners are still in, but aren't as good and cost 15 points not 10.
Bloodclaws are 13 points per model, minimum 5 up to 20. Similar as above for upgrades. Unlike what's in stormclaw, if you upgrade a Bloodclaw to a Wolf Guard he gets +1 WS and BS (to take him to 4/4). They have rage now instead of their former +d3 attacks on the charge.
Wolf Guard terminators are now an entry, as are Wolf Guard non terminators, so no mixing and matching. No more pack leader separating of Wolf Guard to join other squads. Just upgrades in unit.
While I'm sure that a lot of people will be flipping over the loss of certain iconic character elements for space wolves, the new stuff in the book isn't just "Wolf This" "Wolf That" and they still remain sufficiently divergent from normal marines, with points costs that are now in line with them. Though I won't deny that they definitely were toned down in a lot of ways (that they weren't really overpowered in by any real means) they have been compensated for by gaining access to things like space marine AA tanks, a new flyer and some really nifty formations.
Logan Grimnar and Bjorn are Lords of War.
via Bigred on Bols
August 2nd: Stormwolf/StormFang Combo-kitAugust 9th: Dreadnought/Bjorn Combo-kit (includes new "freeze/cold" cannon and DCCW weapons)August 16th:- WolfLord (Frost axe/pistol)- IronPriest (Servo-harness w "freeze/cold" weapon, T-hammer, pistol)August 23rd:- Codex Space Wolves- ArtbookAugust 24th:- Long Fangs ("freeze/cold" cannons)- Rune Priest (Termy, (helmet/bare heads) Force staff, SB)
White Dwarf Exclusive Characters
via an anonymous source on Faeit 212
There will be "WD-exclusive" dataslates of characters with and without models in the future.
We will see rules for people like Captain Agemman, Doomrider, Nazdreg Ug Urdgrub or Ciaphas Cain.
There were lots of full image previews this week for the Resistance
Mr. Black was on fire this week with lots of new Dark Age previews
Blood Angels and Dark Eldar
via Larry Vela on Bols
Into the fall we will see the back to back pairing of Blood Angels and Dark Eldar, with a limited edition boxed set featuring both sandwiched in between.
This is to be a repeat of the same pattern GW has now tested out with Orks-SanctusReach-Stormclaw-SpaceWolves.
This large multi month pattern will take us into the holidays.
These rumors are rated Average - Low coming from both known and unknown sources