Incoming: Storm of Magic

Games Workshop have posted some information about the upcoming Storm of Magic expansion/event for Warhammer Fantasy.


From their website:

Storm of Magic – when the eight winds howl…

The Winds of Magic are tumultuous. Drawn by Morrslieb, they are prone to rise from a strong gale into a howling tempest. And when they do no kingdom or realm is safe.

Monsters awaken from their slumber and are summoned from their lairs at the bidding of sorcerous masters. Armies assemble, ready to defend their borders or seize the opportunity to gain limitless power. It is in these desperate times tenuous pacts between wizards and creatures of darkness are sealed to create alliances never thought possible.

A time of doom and great deeds is at hand. Will you rise to meet the storm?

Announcing the impending arrival of Storm of Magic, the latest and largest Expansion for Warhammer, the Game of Fantasy Battles. Launched in July 2011, Storm of Magic describes what happens when great eldritch maelstroms roil across the lands. Magic becomes far more powerful and there is a whole range of Cataclysm spells to cast, unleashing untold devastation on the enemy. Arcane Fulcrums burst from the ground, not only acting as loci for the swirling energies that pervade a battle fought amidst the Storm of Magic, but changing the way a Warhammer tabletop looks and interacts with your armies. With such things so crucial to your Storm of Magic games a new range of Warhammer scenery and Wizards will soon be released in time for you to wage cataclysmic battles.

Then there are the monsters. When the Winds of Magic blow with such strength, the fell creatures of the world gravitate towards the tempest, slithering from deep tunnels or emerging from mountain lairs.

With the new Expansion allowing you to use so many different creatures there are a whole host of new monstrous plastic kits on their way. Citadel’s queen of creatures, Trish Carden, has spent the last few years in her own lair preparing for the new monsters to be unleashed upon the world and you can see two brief glimpses of what is to come below:

July is still a few months away; we are in the calm before the storm so now is the time to prepare. Bolster your forces, prepare your regiments and summon your wizards in time for the ultimate war. Keep checking White Dwarf and the website for updates, for when the storm hits nowhere will be safe!

  • Tomas

    This is probably great fun, but why the heck can’t they just focus on releasing a few more army books. Preferably most of them… Especially Dark Elves…


    • Zac

      Army books take time to develop. I wouldn’t be if this was really material from the core rulebook that didn’t make the final edit.

    • mathieu

      I’m guessing because such an expansion is a potential buy for every WHFB player rather than only those who play the one army they’d release instead 😉

      I for one am quite excited. I don’t play Warhammer, but the models they’ve released over the past few months make me expect great things about these monstrous plastic kits!

      • Zac

        Each army book also needs to co-ordinate a series of new miniature releases. This sounds as if they are using the expanded magic rules as an excuse to put out some large creatures they have had kicking around

    • cybogoblin

      Dark Elves? Try Wood Elves, they haven’t had a book since 5th or 6th edition. At least the Tomb Kings are getting an update soon. Here’s hoping they keep the releases coming at a regular pace through the rest of the year.

      All the same, this seems like a logical progression for the current edition. Encouraging people to take horde-sized units, new monstrous units, and book artwork featuring other larger vehicles all point towards this.