Next Week’s Preorders: Middle-Earth Battle of Osgiliath™, Battlehost, Heresy Tanks, Necromunda
A vast array of stuff is up for preorder next weekend! The below is courtesy of Warhammer Community. Save pennies and help us out by purchasing through our Element Games affiliate links!
The Lord of The Rings™ Battle of Osgiliath™
Recreate the epic battle between the forces of Gondor and Mordor with the incredible new boxed set for the Middle-earth™ Strategy Battle Game. It contains 54 miniatures, including stunning new sculpts for Faramir, Madril, Damrod, Gothmog, and Gothmog on Warg. Accompanying these heroes are 12 Warriors of Minas Tirith, 12 Rangers of Gondor, 24 Morannon Orcs, and a Mordor Troll.
There are also two sets of Gondor Ruins for you to create your own Osgiliath battlefield. Can you hold this ancient city for the forces of Good, or will you claim it in the name of Sauron?
The box also contains an updated rules manual, a booklet containing the game profiles for the miniatures and scenarios, dice, and a range ruler, giving you everything you need to start playing.
The Battle of Osgiliath has a very special advanced pre-order. It’s going to be available to order from the 10th of September until 8am BST on the 26th of September. Orders placed in this window should arrive before Christmas.
Ride for ruin and the world’s ending with this Middle-earth™ Strategy Battle Game battlehost. It includes Éomer mounted and on foot, 24 Warriors of Rohan, and six Riders of Rohan. Launch lightning raids with the riders, who can use their throwing weapons before making a thunderous charge. Please note that this product has been slightly delayed in the USA and Canada, so will be available to pre-order at a slightly later date in those regions.
Join the forces of the Dark Lord with this incredible box. It features the Witch-king of Angmar mounted and on foot, 24 Mordor Orcs, and six Warg Riders. Overwhelm your enemies with the horde of Orcs while you harry them with the fast-moving Wargs.
Help bring the machinations of the white wizard to fruition. This battlehost contains Saruman mounted and on foot, Gríma, a Palantir on plinth, 24 Uruk-hai Scouts, and 20 Uruk-hai Warriors. Cast powerful spells with Saruman before cutting down your enemies with the brutal Uruk-hai. Please note that this product has been slightly delayed in the USA and Canada, so will be available to pre-order at a slightly later date in those regions.
Minas Tirith™ Battlehost
Fight for the White City with Gandalf the White and Peregrin Took mounted and on foot, 24 Warriors of Minas Tirith, and six Knights of Minas Tirith. Bring ruin to your enemies with Gandalf’s magic, perform a devastating charge with the knights, and stab someone in the knee with Pippin.
Each of these battlehost boxes is a great way to start a brand new army or to easily add to an existing force. For each one, you’ll be able to download free rules so you can get started playing as quickly as possible.
Elrond™, Master of Rivendell™
Lead the Elven forces into battle with Elrond, the Master of Rivendell. This mighty warrior and legendary leader comes both on foot and mounted – perfect to lead a charge from the Knights of Rivendell. He’s accompanied into battle by a High Elf Warrior bearing the banner of Gil-galad, who inspires nearby fighters to even greater glories.
Ruins of Middle-earth™
Expand your Middle-earth™ scenery collection with these classic pieces. It’s great for adding to the scenery in the Battle of Osgiliath boxed set to create a board for fighting even larger battles. Alternatively, you could create dioramas based on your favourite scenes from the movies.
Rivendell™ Dice Set
Elrond may have the Foresight of the Eldar, but even he can’t see what you’re going to roll when you pick up the dice. Surely, these eight dice, which feature a Rivendell helm on the ‘6’ will roll well enough to ensure victory for your Elves.
Garrison of Dale™ Dice Set
Alternatively, if you’re part of the Garrison of Dale, you’ll want to grab these dice for those times you need to make an incredibly unlikely hit roll, such as when trying to shoot down a dragon.
Final Fate of the Witch-king
Add this classic scene to your collection next week on a Made to Order basis. It perfectly captures the pivotal moment from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King™ as the arrogant Witch-king of Angmar discovers the literal truth about the prophecy that no man can kill him. The diorama also includes three bases so you can use the Witch-king, Éowyn, and Merry in your games.
Deimos Pattern Predator Battle Tank
Based on the classic Deimos Rhino STC, the Predator battle tank is versatile enough to handle anything the Age of Darkness can throw at it. Select from a predator cannon, graviton cannon, Gravis lascannon, or volkite macro-saker as your turret-mounted weapon and heavy bolters, heavy flamers, volkite culverins, or lascannons on your sponsons. With a raft of optional pintle-mounted weaponry on top, you’ll be able to take out any foes.
Heavy Weapons Upgrade Set – Heavy Flamers, Multi-meltas, and Plasma Cannons
Following the heavy bolters and missile launchers set, you can now upgrade your Mark VI Space Marineswith even more heavy weapon options. Heavy flamers are great for clearing swathes of enemy infantry, multi-meltas are perfect for destroying vehicles, and plasma cannons are ideal for taking out more heavily-armoured troops.
Heavy Weapons Upgrade Set – Volkite Culverins, Lascannons, and Autocannons
Or you can finish off your Legion Heavy Support Squads with these weapons. The lascannon is the definitive weapon for taking out enemy tanks at long range, the autocannon is a flexible gun that can take out lighter vehicles or tougher troops, and the volkite culverin will help you to take out enemy hordes.
Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Age of Darkness Reference Cards
Finally for the Age of Darkness are these reference cards. Keep track of your Reactions, Psychic Powers, Psychic Weapons, and Core Warlord Traits in the heat of battle with these 24 cards.
Datacards: Chaos Daemons
Hot on the heels of Codex: Chaos Daemons come these datacards. Inside the pack, you’ll find 43 Stratagems, 25 Psychic Powers, and 20 Warp Stormeffect cards. These cards are the ideal way to master the twisted powers of the warp and bring ruin to the material realm.
Gorechosen of Dromm
A new warband enters the Nethermaze seeking to desecrate it with blood in the name of Khorne. This is a control-style warband that gains Blood Tithe tokens whenever they cause or take a wound, which they can then spend on unique actions. They come with their own Rivals deck, so you can play them straight out of the box, and come with universal cards that can be used by any Warhammer Underworlds warband.
Deadly Depths Rivals Deck
Head deeper into the Nethermaze with this new Rivals deck. It can be used by any warband in the game from those introduced in Shadespire to the Gorechosen of Dromm – simply open the pack, shuffle the cards, and you’re ready for your game of Warhammer Underworlds. This deck is for any players who like to strike from the shadows and win games with a little bit of cunning rather than just brute force.
White Dwarf 480
This month’s White Dwarf celebrates the summer of skirmish gaming and is packed with articles on Warcryand Kill Team. There’s also a free Warhammer 40,000 map campaign based around exploring a Necron tomb complex, the first part of a massive Warhammer: The Horus Heresy battle report, and more!
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Everything above will be available to pre-order from the Games Workshop webstore from next Saturday.
Captain Lucius – The Faultless Blade
Lead your Emperor’s Children into battle with one of the most arrogant Space Marines ever to don power armour. Lucius is a consummate swordsman, slicing his way through even the most well-armoured of foes thanks to the Blade of the Laer, a gift from his Primarch Fulgrim. This new miniature comes clad in the finest artificer armour and can be built with or without a helmet.
Emperor’s Children – Legion Praetor
Clad in the second finest artificer armour is the Emperor’s Children Legion Praetor. Armed with a Phoenix power spear, they can cut their way through anyone foolish enough to get too close. They can be assembled with a helmet or bareheaded to unleash their sonic shriekers upon your enemies.
Emperor’s Children – Legion Tartaros Praetor
For someone in heavier armour, go for the Tartaros Praetor. He’s armed with a combi-weapon and a power weapon, which could easily be used as a paragon blade or a Phoenix rapier. Back him up with a retinue and easily sweep enemy units from objectives.
Rules for fielding the Emperor’s Children in games of Warhammer: The Horus Heresy can be found in Liber Hereticus – Traitor Legiones Astartes Army Book.
Emperor’s Children MKVI Heads
Finish off your Mark VI Space Marines in style with these Emperor’s Children heads. The upgrade kit comes with nine helmeted heads, a Sergeant’s helmet with a stylish topknot, and a bare head with a contemptuous grin.
Emperor’s Children MKVI Shoulder Pads
These resin upgrades will be the cherry on top of your III Legion troops, with 10 shoulder pads with the Emperor’s Children Legion symbol on them to personalise an entire squad.
White Scars MKVI Shoulder Pads
If you prefer your Loyalists to look as good as the Traitors, grab these shoulder pads for your V Legion. The kit includes 10 shoulder pads designed to fit perfectly on your Mark VI miniatures.
White Scars MKVI Heads
Show the Space Wolves who the real kings of the topknot are with these White Scars heads. In this upgrade set, you get nine helmeted heads (with topknots), a Sergeant’s helmet (with topknot), and a bare head (with topknot). Perfect for when you want to feel the wind in your hair (topknot).
Gaen & Vunder Gorvos
Add the legendary Gorvos siblings to your outlaw gangs for Necromunda. By underhive standards, they’re both spoilt and entitled, with Vunder as the idiot brother armed with gold plated stub guns, and Gaen his brutal sister tossing around gunk bombs. You can find full rules for using them in games in The Book of Judgement.
Durgan Kill-Fist, Outlaw Bounty Hunter
Sometimes it’s hard to tell where some fighters get their nicknames from. With Durgan Kill-Fist, it’s pretty obvious. Hire him as a Bounty Hunter for your Outlaw gangs and watch him pulverise enemy gangs with his huge spiked gauntlet and even bigger mace. He can also be chosen to lead an Outcasts gang as per the rules in Book of the Outcast. Durgan comes with a fighter profile card featuring his Necromunda rules.
Axon Hammer, Outlaw Goliath House Agent
He might not have an axe or a hammer, but this Goliath House Agent does have a combi-weapon and Fists of Steel. Outlaw House Goliath gangs can petition Axon for help, and if they’re lucky, he’ll join them, especially if their cause is just enough. A profile card containing Axon’s rules is included with the miniature.
Goliath Champion with Renderizer
The new Forge Boss, on the other hand, does have an axe, and it’s massive! He can be added to any Goliath gang, and comes equipped with the aforementioned renderizer, a combi-pistol, and a combi-weapon. Rules for using Forge Bosses in your gangs can be found in House of Chains, and rules for using this fully tooled-up chap will be in a forthcoming Apocrypha Necromunda article.
Propagandist & Agitator
Think your Necromomunda gang is the best? Then get someone to shout about it for you. These Hangers-on can improve your gang’s reputation, while the Propagandist can also help with recruitment, and the Agitator can add extra territories to an Outlaw gang. Rules for using the Propagandist can be found in The Book of Judgement, and rules for the Agitator can be found in The Book of Ruin.
The Warhammer: The Horus Heresy and Necromunda kits will be available to pre-order from the Forge World webstore from Friday. Sign up for the Forge World newsletter to keep up to date with the latest releases.