Time to get caught up with last week’s news from Games Workshop and beyond!
End Times Archaon, Sisters of Battle, Harlequins, Necrons, Chaos Space Marines, AND Forge World? If you blinked last week you may have missed something!
End Times: Archaon (click for full roundup)
The End of the End times, Book V is said to be coming in either March or April just before the release of Fantasy 9th Edition. Remember GW likes to drop BIG release before their fiscal year ends on the 31 May (normally followed in June by price ‘adjustments’).
A tenative ‘roadmap’ of releases has been compiled by for the first half of 2015, and it seems to have impressed a lot of hobbyists.
Necrons (click for full roundup)
A few blips on the Necron rumor radar hit last week, but honestly they sounded like reincarnated 5th Edition rumors rather than rumors with substance.
Chaos Space Marines
Chaos Space Marines are getting a lot of attention lately, rumor wise from White Dwarf supplements and over the weekend we started hearing more about the fan favorite Cult Terminators!
New Products Roundup
Forge World’s Deredeo Dreadnought
Part Battletech, part Contemptor this thing took the internet by storm over the weekend as well. Hopefully we’ll see a pre-order soon for it!
End Times Thanquol (click for full roundup)
Customers jamming GW’s site on Friday literally crashed the server scrambling to get their hands on a copy of the Hard Cover version of the book.
As of this writing it is still available, whether that is a glitch on their site or a real thing remains to be seen.
This Weeks New GW Releases
Thanquol is a grey seer of prodigious ability (some would say luck) who is watched over by his sturdy and loyal, albeit mindless, bodyguard Boneripper. They make a fearsome duo; the arcane might of Thanquol complimenting the savage brawn of his giant rat ogre. This imposing multipart plastic kit makes one Thanquol and Boneripper. Thanquol himself is armed with the Staff of the Horned Rat (with his unique rune carved into it), and wears a warp-amulet. Boneripper is a gigantic mutated four-armed rat ogre, covered in brands, stitched-up skin and rune-etched armour. He has a massive power pack on his back and sports a mechanical left leg. He comes with 2 variant heads and can be armed with either a warpfire projectors or warpfire braziers. There is also the option to add a alternate shoulder spike should you wish. In addition to this there are 21 rats included with this kit. It’s up to you whether you decide to decorate this model with them, or include them amongst the rest of your Skaven collection.
Warhammer: Skaven-Dice $17 (SOLD OUT)
Rise of the Horned Rat $30 (Novel)
The End Times are coming. In the warrens of Skavenblight, a new power is rising. The verminlords walk the earth and they plan to lead the skaven to their destiny as rulers of the world. But for Queek Headtaker, the only destiny that matters is his own, as he plans his final assault on Karak Eight Peaks. In the depths of that ancient city, two rival kings – the goblin Skarsnik and the dwarf Belegar – prepare to meet the onslaught. And in Karaz-a-Karak, High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer presides over what he knows, in his heart, is the end of the dwarf empire. The Horned Rat rises and nothing will ever be the same…