It's just the theme of the day, unfortunately. Games Workshop has cancelled Warhammer Fest 2020 and other events all over the world. It's just not a good time to be getting together in big numbers.
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Recently, a bunch of different governments put out updated guidelines for closings during the worldwide outbreak. Pretty much anything considered vital has been closed down. To comply with all these new regulations, Games Workshop is closing down their locations and to make sure that they're not spreading it via the mail, they're limited online sales as well.
The GAMA Trade Show is going on. That means lots of new stuff to see. Games Workshop is there and they've got a whole bunch of things they're showing off. New Necromunda, Age of Sigmar, Adeptus Titanicus, and 40k are on display. Have yourselves a peek.
Lizardmen. Ok, they're called Seraphon now (and have for quite some time, but they'll always be Lizardmen to me), but they've always been one of my favorite Age of Sigmar armies (even though I never actually got into that game). I mean, you have dinosaurs riding dinosaurs. What's not to love? Anyway, they've got a new Battletome and extras that you can order now from the Games Workshop website.
Games Workshop has a whole lot of things going on in their webshop this week. There's a new Necromunda book and unit. They've got some new Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game kits. But they've also got a bunch of heroes for Age of Sigmar now available individually. So, if you've been wanting some of these figures but didn't want to have to buy a huge set to get them, now you can. As I say, it's a lot going on.
Games Workshop has a new batch of pre-orders available over in their webshop, as is their weekly custom. This time around, it's a new Age of Sigmar book. It's called Wrath of the Everchosen. It's all about Nagash and all the things he's been up to lately (it's nothing good if you're alive). There's also new Beastgrave kits, including minis, cards, and special dice sets.
It's a New Year and Games Workshop is looking to get you some new figures. If you've been wanting to get into Age of Sigmar, but there's not been a starter set you've liked, perhaps the new Aether War one will do it. It pits the forces of Tzeentch againt the Kharadron Overlords. Even if you're not in the market for a new starter, there's new Battletomes for both of those forces. You can put your name down on the list to get all of these when they're released next week, along with some other cool items.
'Tis the season for updating games, apparently. We've had a few recently, and Games Workshop is jumping in on the bandwagon. So, if you're an Age of Sigmar player, you'll want to head over and see what's been changed. Be sure you're using the right rules!
Well, last week, you got the army book. That means that this week you get the new releases for the faction. If you're looking to pick up the new Ossiarch Bonereapers, you'll want to meander to the Games Workshop website to get your order in. Halloween may be over, but skeletons are in season all year 'round.
Sometimes, a company's just like, "Ok, we're going to release just a ton of everything that we have. Ready-set-go!" That seems like what GW's up to this week. There's some new Aeronautica Imperialis heavy Ork bombers. Those are pretty sweet.
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Yes, we have some Adeptus Titanicus figures triggering the Giant Robot Alert.
There's two new Battletomes for Age of Sigmar: Ogor Mawtribes and Ossiarch Bonereapers.
And if that weren't enough, there's a whole host of new Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game kits, comprising some interesting side-characters to the conflicts from Lord of the Rings.
Have yourselves a look.
Scattershot set of pre-orders from Games Workshop this week. Though their main banner was about the new Warhammer Underworlds set, called Beastgrave - The Grymwatch, I'm most excited about the new Lizardmen Blood Bowl team. Go Pangaea Punishers! *waves little flag with my own team's logo on it* There's also new Blacsktone Fortress sets you can pick up. I did say that it was scattershot after all.
We're just a day away from my favorite month: Orktober! Games Workshop is wasting no time at all. They've already got a new Battletome for Age of Sigmar available to order for the green brutes (sure, they're calling them "Orruk"s now, but I'm not falling for it) up on their website. Oh, and if you want some puny oomies, they've also got Cities of Sigmar. And, as usual, there's different bundles and editions if you're into that kind of things.
The latest set for Warhammer Underworlds is available to order from Games Workshop. It's called Beastgrave and it's more than just a new set, it's a new core set, giving you new updated rules for Warhammer Underworlds, two full warbands, and all the extras needed to play. You can get just the base set, an "all-in" set, or the various extras like dice, card sleeves, and such along those lines.
There's... just about everything in this announcement. It's a little hard to summarize, since it covers pretty much all of GW's game lines, from Age of Sigmar to 40k and their various spin-offs, as well as the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game. Suffice to say that if you play any GW games, there's something probably in here for you to check out.
A new skirmish game set in the Age of Sigmar universe is coming to you from Games Workshop. It's called Warcry and they're taking pre-orders for it now. Control your gang as you fight against others in a chaotic landscape, looking to curry the favor of Archaon the everchosen. To order, there's starter sets, just the rulebook if you want, and card decks so you can make your forces out of your existing collection of figures.
Also, does anyone else think the feature image there could be a heavy metal album cover?
I know, a really generic headline, but when it comes to typing out all the different things that are available to pre-order this week from Games Workshop, it'd either be a really short headline that gets you to read on, or a large amount of the story would just be up in said headline. Anyway, Games Workshop has a ton of stuff up for pre-order right now. Arguably, the two biggest are the new Battletome: Sylvaneth and Scouring of the Shire books for Age of Sigmar and the Middle-arth Strategy Battle Game, respectively. There's also new figures for both those games, a new elven Blood Bowl team, new sets for Adeptus Titanicus, 40k, and pretty much everything else you can think of. There's terrain. There's dice. There's... I mean, I told you it was a lot of stuff.
Well, that's a kit that's been around for quite some time mostly unchanged. It's the Leman Russ. Games Workshop has retooled the old Imperial Guard mainstay. There's also a new Warhammer Underworlds deck called Power Unbound. Both of these are available to pre-order now from their website.
Big pre-order week for Games Workshop this week. Primarily, they've got the 2019 General's Handbook for Age of Sigmar. Those that want to be up-to-date with the rules will want to check it out. There's also a host of Lord of the Rings releases, including Radagast the Brown. Finally, the latest issue of White Dwarf is available to order. And, right there on the cover, a white dwarf. Seems fitting.
Age of Sigmar has a new book available to order. It's called Soul Wars: Forbidden Power, and it pushes forward the Age of Sigmar lore. Giant vaults filled with unimaginable power have been revealed. Of course, everyone and their cousin are trying to get to those vaults first. This new book has a little something for everyone. Along with the book and sets, there's a whole ton of terrain pieces as well. This almost went in today's Terrain Corner post.
This new 2-player starter for Age of Sigmar has a whole ton of Squigs in it. I might get it just for that. Anyway, Looncurse pits gobbers and their squigs versus the undead. It's got everything you and a friend need to get gaming right away.
If you want my body and you think I'm sexy, come on baby, let me know.
That's the music of choice for Slaanesh as they hit the battlefield. The Hedonites of Slaanesh book, as well as a host of new figures are now available to order for Age of Sigmar over on the Games Workshop website.
There's just a ton of stuff over in Games Workshop's pre-order page right now. Some of it is still from last week, including the various Chaos figures they had. But there's also plenty of new things, like new Nightvault expansions, a whole bunch of figures for the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game, and some returning items that are getting another release, like a book for said Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game and Adeptus Titanicus.
It's a little bit fantasy. It's a little bit sci-fi over at Games Workshop this week for their new releases. The bigger of the two in terms of scale is a new Battletome for Age of Sigmar. It's the Fyreslayers, dwarves with fire-orange hair and beards that don't like the idea of shirts. There's also new figures to go along with the release. But GW is still working on more Chaos Marine releases as well, if you were also hoping to keep adding to your collection there.
In The Great Patch, the city of Anvalor stands. Besieged on all sides, different factions are looking to rebuild the stronghold and keep the enemy at bay. However, each faction also wants the city for themselves. In the end, only one will rule. Who will it be? That's the story behind The Rise and Fall of Anvalor, a new board game set in the Age of Sigmar world. You can pick up your copies now.
Adepticon is happening up in Chicago. I hope everyone that's there and reading this will head to Portillo's for me at least once. Italian Beef (dipped), Polish sausage (Maxwell Street Style), and a Hot Tamale. If you're not there, then you've not had a chance to see all the previews that Games Workshop has going on. So, while I can't give you a good meal through this format, I can give you those previews.