Just a little update from Forge World this week, figuratively and literally and ... pun-ily? Anyway, they are taking orders for their new Sharriffs of the Shire set. Need to keep your hobbits in line? These two are the ones to make sure that it stays so. No adventure. No excitement. Maybe a giant pumpkin.
Lord of the Rings
Forge World releases do sometimes fall on pretty far spectrums in terms of theme from one-another. You've got sci-fi. You've got fantasy. It's a little from column A. It's a little from column B. That's what we have today. They are taking orders for new jetbikes for the White Scars and a gunship for the Legion Janitorales... I mean, Custodes. They've also got a new set for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game that's the various defenders of Lake-town, including Bard, Legolas, and Tauriel.
Two ends of the spectrum available to pre-order from Forge World this week. On one hand, you've got a pair of Necromunda figures, Apollus Kage & Krotus Hark, to add to your gangs. On the others, there's two Middle-earth kits in the form of Ruffian Leaders and Will Whitfoot & Baldo Tulpenny. So, if you like sci-fi gangs or fantasy Hobbits, you've got some options.
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.
All fantasy miniatures for you to pre-order this week from Forge World. Though it's not all the same brand of fantasy. We've got the mounted and unmounted version of Deorwine, Chief of the King's Knights for Lord of the Rings/Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game/The Hobbit. Then, over on the fantasy sports side of things in Blood Bowl, there's Deeproot Strongarm, star player treeman, and a pair of referee figures.
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.
Two ends of the spectrum for this batch of releases from Fantasy Flight. On the one side, you've got the cooperative fantasy board game from the Lord of the Rings franchise, Journeys in Middle-earth. On the other, you've got the sci-fi RPG book full of new NPCs for the Star Wars franchise, Allies & Adversaries. Take your pick, as both are now available.
Characters at the start of the story will (hopefully) have changed by the end of the story. They go through a whole arc, growing as they learn more about themselves and the world around them. The characters in the Lord of the Rings certainly do. And that's transferred to Journeys in Middle-earth, the upcoming board game from Fantasy Flight. In this preview, we get a look at how that will work within the game.
Many of Fantasy Flight's games are accentuated with an app that enhances your gaming experience. One nice thing about doing that is Fantasy Flight can then release new adventures as downloads for said app. Though they're going a step further with the Hunt for the Ember Crown adventure for Journeys in Middle-earth, as they've also got a Villains of Eriador Figure Pack that you can get to go along with it.
While not really focused on in the movies, there were certainly plenty of other groups that were part of Middle-earth. So, you might not recognize this pair from the big screen, but Raza and Delgamar are a part of the lore, nonetheless. If you're looking to expand your forces, you can order them now over on Forge World's website.
There are many dangers in the world of Middle-earth. But for every danger, there's a hero waiting to cut it down. In this preview for the upcoming Journeys in Middle-earth board game from Fantasy Flight, they're showing off the various heroes that players can find within the game.
While Middle-earth has places like the Shire or Rivendell that are nice places to kick up your feet and relax, there's also plenty of places where you need to make sure you have your sword, axe, or bow ready to defend yourself. In this preview from Journeys in Middle-earth, Fantasy Flight looks into how combat works in this new, upcoming board game.
If there's one thing that people do in Middle-earth, it's go exploring while out on an adventure. They're just going from one place to another all the time. And in Journeys in Middle-earth, a new board game coming from Fantasy Flight, you'll be doing that as well. But, how will it work? In this preview, we learn just that.
Quick one for you today from Forge World. Their latest pre-release figure is Elfhelm (who is neither an elf nor a helmet, but what's in a name, anyway?), a captain of Rohan that you can add to your forces. He's available both on foot as well as on horseback, because who wants to walk to battle, anyway?
This week, Forge World has a pair of new sets for the Space Puppies. I know they're the Space Wolves, but dogs come from wolves and dogs are puppies (no matter the size or age). So, therefore, to me, Space Puppies! Also, there's a pair of Orc captains for your Middle-earth Games.
The forces of the evil Sauron are massing. The lands of Middle-earth are threatened by a great darkness. Only by banding together can the free peoples of the land stop these terrible plans. And that's just what you'll be doing in The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth, a new board game announced by Fantasy Flight Games.
For those that have seen the various Hobbit movies, you know about the epic battle between Thorin Oakenshield and Azog. For those that haven't seen the various Hobbit movies... here's a cool dwarf and orc set for you to add to your collection. Orders are being taken now over at Forge World for these two to add to your Middle Earth tabletops.
A shotgun of new pre-orders this week from Forge World. There's new Orcs for your Blood Bowl teams. There's new new House Cawdor weapon packs for Necromunda. And there's Denethor and Irolas for the Lord of the Rings. So, Fantasy Sports, Sci-fi skirmish, and fantasy army game. It's a little for everyone.
Really going for two ends of the spectrum here with this week's set of pre-orders from Games Workshop. On one hand, you have Giant Robot Alert in the form of new kits for Adeptus Titanicus. On the other side, there's a whole lot of stuff for The Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game, including new Gandalf and Theoden kits, plus a new book, as well as a whole host of units.
The glittering white city, Minas Tirith, has many who protect it from all foes. In this set, Húrin and Ingold can be added to your ranks. The forces of Mordor will have their work cut out for them when such stalwart warriors take the field. The Wardens of Gondor set includes 3 figures, and can be ordered now over on the Forge World site.
While many might think of the orc armies as just mindless hordes rampaging across the countryside, they have leaders just like any other force. Forge World has released a new set for you Lord of the Rings players. They're Guritz and Gothmog's Enforcer. You can get your name on the list now, with sets being released next week.
The white towers of Gondor are home to some of the best fighters in all of Middle-earth. The Swan Knights of Dol Amroth are Gondor's greatest warriors. For those playing the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game, you can add these paragons of virtue and fighting prowess to your army by pre-ordering them from Forge World now.
This Year of New Editions is coming in all forms. In this case, a beloved book and film series is getting a reboot. Games Workshop is taking pre-orders for the new rulebook for their Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game, as well as Armies book. Plus, there's seemingly a hundred miniatures bundles to go with it. Also dice, because you can't have too many dice. For those that want something more sci-fi, there's a trio of Kill Team sets you can pick up as well.