The Age of Sigmar has big Stormcast Eternal releases coming next weekend to preorders. Thats not all though, Middle Earth, Bloodbowl, and Adeptus Titanicus are also getting releaeses.
AGE OF SIGMAR
Lord-Commander Bastian CarthalosThe head honcho of the Hammers of Sigmar, Bastian Carthalos strides onto the battlefield with one purpose – to obliterate all those who stand against Sigmar. An awe-inspiring warrior, Carthalos comes complete with his whopping meteoric grandhammer, Uskavar, and possibly the most glorious cape ever seen in the Mortal Realms.Knight-RelictorNext up is the Knight-Relictor. These morbid Heroes may be less likely to get into a brawl – though that spiked mace packs a punch – instead, they prefer to burn the bones of martyrs and offer up prayers to Sigmar to bolster your forces.VanquishersDespite the widespread belief that the Stormcast Eternals see every problem as a nail to be hammered, some of them use sharp weapons. Take the Vanquishers, elite swordsmen who meditate with their swords until their spirit becomes one with these mystical blades.VigilorsKitted out in a lightweight variant of thunderstrike armour and covered in flowing robes, Vigilors are a recon unit armed with Stormcaller bows. You can use these archers to pincushion their enemies, making it easier for the rest of your forces to hit them. One even has a map, so there’s no chance they’ll get lost on their way to the battlefield.PraetorsHeroes like the Bastian Carthalos and the Knight-Relictor are prime targets for enemy assassins, which is where Praetors come in. These bodyguards are so closely bound to their ward that they begin to take on their personality traits – and they can take on the wounds that they suffer too.AnnihilatorsWhen regular Paladin units aren’t enough, what do the Stormcast Eternals do? They call in the big lads. Annihilators do precisely what their name suggests, charging into enemies with such fury and momentum that few are left standing.VindictorsFinally, the rank-and-file of the thunderstrike-armoured warriors – the Vindictors are also up for pre-order next Saturday. These formidable spear-wielding warriors are the perfect Battleline unit.The Draconith Are InboundFlaming breath, scaly hides, leathery wings, and fanged grins – the Stormcast Eternals Draconith princes are bringing all this and more to a tabletop near you soon. We previewed these majestic creatures earlier in the year, but it turns out that caging and transporting these proud beasts is quite tricky. A few charred shipping containers notwithstanding, you should see Krondys and Karazai released around the world in December.Not happy to let Sigmar’s shiny ’umies take all the glory, the Orruk Warclans are also sneaking some reinforcements onto the battlefield next week.Man-skewer BoltboyzFirst seen in the Dominion boxed set are these deadly ranged units. The Man-skewer Boltboyz come complete with an option for a unit champion who has a fancy – and grotesque – banner to mark him out.Hobgrot SlittazFinally, the Hobgrot Slittaz are also available individually. These servile gitz are perfect for screening your more valuable orruks, and the kit comes with many options for musicians, standard-bearers, and leaders – or as we like to call them, bullies.
MIDDLE EARTH STRATEGY GAME
Fall of the Necromancer™The Fall of the Necromancer expansion for the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game delves into the history of Sauron the Necromancer. This tome covers the story of Sauron’s covert rise to power within Dol Guldur all the way up to the White Council’s showdown with Necromancer himself.This supplement contains 13 narrative Scenarios, four Legendary Legions, and lots more besides, and it’s coming next weekend in both hardback and epub formats.The Witch-king of Angmar™For those of you who have thrown your lot in with the forces of evil, feast your eyes on this stunning plastic Witch-king of Angmar miniature, which builds the Lord of the Nazgûl both mounted and on foot.You even have the choice of assembling this ghastly being with or without the Crown of Morgul, if you need him to go incognito.Ruins of Dol Guldur™Every Necromancer needs their own stronghold within which to amass fell power, and Sauron found a particularly gnarly locale in the form of Dol Guldur.This brilliantly modular kit can be built in a variety of ways, and you can create a sprawling fortress of darkness and evil by grabbing multiple kits. This set even contains the first Middle-earth scaled skulls for macabre decoration.Dark Powers of Dol Guldur™ and Angmar™ Dice SetsLast but not least for Middle-earth, whether you’re recreating the epic battles from the Fall of the Necromancer supplement or cutting a swathe through your opponents as the Witch-king, what better way to show your support than with some themed dice.*These devious dice are transparent with coloured swirls of ink inside them, as though they have malicious dark magics inside – perfect for any ally of evil.There’s also an enormous range of miniatures returning to the range next week to pair with the release of Fall of the Necromancer, including the likes of Thrain the Broken, Gandalf the Grey, and the Ringwraiths of Angmar. There are many more coming – check out our preview from earlier in the year for the full list.
It’s transfer season in Blood Bowl, and two new Star Players are available to pre-order next Friday for recruitment, sponsorship deals, and scratches behind the ears.Kreek ‘The Verminator’ RustgougerHaving earned no fewer than 27-lifetime bans – all overturned due to fan outrage – Kreek ‘The Verminator’ Rustgouger bounds onto the pitch with a huge hunk of warpstone that he’s more than capable of using to smash opposing teams into a fine paste.Few can stand toe-to-toe with this monstrosity of Clan Rigens’ making.Wilhelm ChaneyWilhelm Chaney might be the perfect opponent for the grisly Skaven. The Wolfman is an extraordinarily nimble, extremely good boy. That’s not to say he can’t savage stray players, but sometimes scoring is preferable to mauling.Both of these beastly Star Players are on their way to light up the astrogranite shortly.
From the monstrous to the metallic, the Adeptus Mechanicus have opened their gates once again, to release the Acastus Knight Asterius for Adeptus Titanicus.Armed with devastating esoteric weaponry in the form of twin conversion beam cannons, twin volkite culverins, and a brutal Karacnos mortar battery, this Knight is small but exceedingly mighty.