Next Week – Necromunda Squats, War Zone Nephilim and Age of Sigmar!
It’s a bumper week for pre orders this Saturday with stuff on the way for Necromunda, Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40k! Here’s all the details from Warhammer Community! If you would like to support the site then why not order these goodies through our affiliate Element Games and save yourself some cash too!
General’s Handbook – Pitched Battles 2022-23 Season 1
A new season of war begins with the General’s Handbook, an essential supplement for Warhammer Age of Sigmar which includes updated battleplans and Pitched Battle profiles for every unit in the game. As the definitive companion for competitive Warhammer Age of Sigmar players, it contains everything you need to take your tabletop clashes into the new season and brave the harsh environs of the Splintered Land of Gallet.
Alarielle’s Rite of Life has invigorated the Mortal Realms, and none feel its effects as keenly as her own Sylvaneth children. Freed from the torpor of the Necroquake, her armies once again reach out into the world, and all their newfound strength can be found within the pages of Battletome: Sylvaneth.
The most devoted of the goddess’ servants can show their allegiance to Life incarnate with a glorious limited edition battletome, bound in a soft-touch cover with gold lettering, gilt-edged pages, and a crimson ribbon page marker.
Joining the throngs of tree spirits who march at Alarielle’s call, the Gossamid Archers sprang to life following the revival of the Oak of Ages Past. Soaring through the air on graceful zephyrspite wings, they fire their bows with peerless accuracy, even on the move, using terrifying larval arrowheads that rapidly grow as they eat through their victims. Lovely.
Also carried through the air, but this time on agile dragonsprite mounts, the Spiterider Lancers skewer unlucky foes on vicious lances as their insect steeds swoop around the battlefield. This kit can also build a band of Revenant Seekers, who guide the spirits of fallen Sylvaneth back to their soulpod groves. Both units possess the powerful ability to heal themselves when enemies fall before their blades.
Skittering, twitching, scheming Skaven raise their heads once more and set their beady eyes on the Mortal Realms, as the Horned Rat’s hordes seek to consume everything in a tide of blades and fur. Battletome: Skaven contains everything you need to begin your campaign of conquest over the foolish man-things that inhabit the realms. And if you can make sure a few of your rivals perish-disappear in the process? Even better, yes-yes!
Prove your superiority over lesser Skaven generals with the shiny-special limited edition battletome, with a soft-touch cover, gold page edges, and a red ribbon marker to keep track of your devilish scheme-plans.
Warscroll Cards – Sylvaneth, Skaven, and Daughters of Khaine
Keep all of your most important rules close at hand with packs of warscroll cards for the Sylvaneth, Skaven, and Daughters of Khaine – containing cards for every unit, Endless Spell, and Faction Terrain piece in their respective battletomes, plus tokens for tracking all your favourite abilities.
If you find yourself digging through the pages to find out just how many Clanrats are meeting a sticky end, these are an invaluable resource for saving time and keeping your attention squarely on the battlefield.
Dice Sets – Sylvaneth and Skaven
There’s never been a better way to show your allegiance to your favourite faction than with a fistful of beautifully cast dice – and now the Sylvaneth and Skaven get their own. The dice are moulded in mossy green for the Sylvaneth and a sickly warpstone green for Skaven armies, and feature their faction symbols on the 6 face.
Ructions in the Realm of Life mean that the Sylvaneth dice will only be available to pre-order in Australia and New Zealand on the 18th of June. The Hidden Paths are taking a little longer to walk elsewhere, but they’ll be available to pre-order for the rest of the world soon.
Vanguard: Daughters of Khaine
Fresh from giving the Nighthaunt the fight of their lives in the Arena of Blood boxed set, the Daughters of Khaine are heading right back into the thick of things with their long-awaited Vanguard box. This box contains five Blood Stalkers, five Doomfire Warlocks, 10 Witch Aelves, and a Melusai Ironscale to lead them. It’s both the perfect place to start a Daughters of Khaine army and a valuable collection of powerful units to bolster an existing force – all while saving money.
Not to be outdone, the skaven have concocted their own Vanguard box. It’s packed with verminous minions to boss around – a Grey Seer leads a pack of 20 Clanrats, supported by three hulking Stormfiends and the awesome technological might of a Warp Lightning Cannon. Whether you’re starting a new army or adding to your swarm, this is a collection of powerful and volatile weapons – with a furred horde ideal for occupying unwitting targets while your gunners lock on.
Rising from their graves to reignite their war against the living, the Nighthaunt come prepared with a Vanguard box full of spectral soldiers. With a grim hero leading an otherworldly battleline, this is a great way to start a new army – or reinforce an existing one. 20 groaning Chainrasps flow across the battlefield in a wave of incorporeal death, while 10 Grimghast Reapers, three Spirit Hosts, and a macabre Knight of Shrouds set to stripping fresh souls from their victims.
Previously held up defending his magmahold from the predatory Idoneth Deepkin, the Auric Flamekeeper now joins Fyreslayer armies across the realms. This powerful funerary priest draws strength from his fallen comrades to bolster those that still draw breath, hardening their hides or putting an extra helping of heft behind their axe swings.
Meanwhile, the Idoneth bring forth a hero of their own to lead Deepkin forces to victory. The Akhelian Thrallmaster spurs his Namarti subjects on in combat, and can help your army’s rank-and-file stand up to some of the mightiest warriors the Mortal Realms have to offer.
The High Gladiatrix is a peerless duelist perfected by untold years of combat on the bloody sands, and she now joins the Daughters of Khaine for the first time since Arena of Blood. Against enemy leaders she finds her true calling – forcing them to fumble their weapons like fresh recruits when faced with a whirlwind of bloodshed from her barbed whip.
Tallying up the souls gathered for Nagash is an important business, and only the cruellest bookkeepers get to spend the rest of eternity as a tortured Scriptor Mortis. These eldritch archivists use their otherworldly powers to mark enemies for death and ensure their souls reach their destined place among the Great Necromancer’s underworld empire.
Chapter Approved – War Zone Nephilim: Grand Tournament Mission Pack
Warhammer 40,000’s next season takes a step away from the embattled Nachmund Gauntlet with the next pack of tournament-focused matched play rules. Trouble is brewing in the Nephilim Sector, and only a lot of fighting is going to sort it out. Featuring critical updates to Command point generation, secondary objectives, Warlord Traits, and Relics, this Grand Tournament mission pack is invaluable for anyone who enjoys matched play games of Warhammer 40,000, whether you’re a tournament veteran or simply like to ensure your battles are always fought on an even footing.
You’ll also find a new crop of missions for Incursion and Strike Force games, plus a collection of every secondary objective available to all factions across Warhammer 40,000 – perfect for preparing your next game.
The Book of the Outlands
The other gangs of the Underhive can follow the Orlocks out into the ash wastes in the Book of the Outlands, the next major supplement for Necromunda. Uncover an entire world of dangerous missions, choking ash storms, and prime holiday destinations out in the wastes, where you’ll need to construct your own vehicles and plan a hijack or two to survive the trials and tribulations of outside life.
This book also provides full rules for Ash Waste Nomad gangs, who are none too pleased about either the hive-born encroaching on their land or the sturdy Ironhead Squat Prospectors who scour the sands for valuable loot. It is available as a hardback and an ePub.
Few Necromundans of any repute are inclined to spend time in the ash wastes, but when they do it pays to have the toughest thing on wheels at your back. The Cargo-8 Ridgehauler is a veritable beast of a machine. Shrugging off all but the heaviest weapons, it ensures that your gang’s valuables remain safe and sound within its armoured hold. Add this behemoth to your gang, and head off to ruin someone’s day in style.
Cargo-8 Ridgehauler Gunner Frames
Want your Ridgehauler to give as good as it gets? Mount some heavy stubbers to the hull and blast away at any overly curious Nomads with a hail of bullets. This pack contains four Heavy Stubber assemblies to be mounted on the Cargo-8 Ridgehauler and its trailers, and can be built with the hatches closed, or open with a gunner.
Cargo-8 Ridgehauler Trailer
What’s better than an armoured truck barreling across the wastes? A really long armoured truck barreling across the wastes, bristling with guns, traps, and precious cargo. Carry more loot, more ordnance, and more prestige by adding extra trailers to your Cargo-8 Ridgehauler, and show any gang foolish enough to get in your way that, on Necromunda, size really does matter.
Ironhead Squat Prospectors
Tough and taciturn, the Ironhead Squat Prospectors excel at reclaiming valuable materials from the most dangerous environments on the planet. Whether it’s irradiated deserts, lethal sand storms, or the middle of a gang-on-gang throwdown – the Prospectors go about their business with grim resolve, stopping only to smash the odd enemy ganger into the ground with powerful, well-maintained weapons.
Ironhead Squat Prospectors and House Orlock Gang Tactics Cards
The Ironhead Squat Prospectors have plenty of tricks up their sleeves, learned through millennia of tireless toil beneath the hives. Keep their best-laid plans close at hand with these Gang Tactics Cards.
House Orlock can grab their own Gang Tactics in this pack of cards, collecting their repertoire of schemes, gambits, and sharp practices in one convenient place.
Vespa ‘Minx’ Merdena, Orlock Bounty Hunter
The high-speed vehicular kerfuffle out in the ash wastes breeds exceptional characters, and Vespa Merdena is one of the most notorious. A bounty hunter for hire, packing a deadly belt-fed rocket launcher on the back of her customised quad, ‘Minx’ works with her driver Big Pete Plainsman to round up the most vicious quarry, rapid-fire high-explosive missiles at them, and drag them back for a big payday – dead or alive. But more usually dead.
Eschewing the high(ish) technology of their hive gang nemeses, the Ash Waste Nomads instead call upon the shamanic powers of their Wy’tari Stormcallers to give them an edge in battle. Summoning dust storms on command to disguise daring raids, they bound across the battlefield astride a swift-clawed Dustback Helamite, pouncing upon the unwary.