New 40k Tyranids Release & AOS Thondia: FIRST LOOK

gw-first-look1The new 40k Tyranids Release & AOS Thondia are here as hobbyists can get their fill of both major systems this weekend pre-order wise!

Get those hobby dollars ready if you want any of these new releases from Games Workshop that will go up for pre-order with your favorite retailers on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 around 1 pm EST!

40k Tyranids Release & AOS Thondia: FIRST LOOK

If you want to see what the new Nids are capable of, then this is the week for you! Plus, with a bunch of AoS stuff, there is plenty for everyone.

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Codex: Tyranids

Codex Tyranids

The Tyranids have been busy bugs since their stand-out performance in last year’s War Zone: Octarius books, and a new Codex: Tyranids kicks off the next phase of their invasion. This book takes everything Tyranid players love best and cranks it up to 11 – from swarmier Hormagaunts and more potent poisons to bigger, stompier monsters with bigger, nastier bio-weapons.

The next new codex is on the way, but will it be enough to shake up the 40k meta? We’ll just have to wait and see!

The Parasite of Mortrex

The Parasite of Mortrex

The Parasite of Mortrex also arrives in the wake of the death of its namesake planet, with a stunning new model that’s equal parts powerful and deeply unsettling. This bat-winged horror rakes across enemy lines with razor-sharp claws, but by far its most terrible weapon is the long ovipositor tail.

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As the only new model with this batch of 40k releases, this might be a hot model for the Tyranids release because of its cool lore and potential for a good ruleset going forward.

Combat Patrol Tyranids

Combat Patrol Tyranids

The latest Combat Patrol box lets you take a leaf from the Hive Mind’s favourite playbook and flood the table with a horde of 36 newly improved Termagants. If there’s a tough nut even they can’t crack, the Hive Tyrant* and its three Tyranid Warrior companions will gladly crush it underfoot.

Over the eras of Tyranid metas, there have been two core ideas, a more elite style list and a swarm-based one. We can’t tell which will be top with the new update, but this Patrol will give you a huge head start in the swarm direction with a whopping 36 Termagants.

Tyranids Datacards & Dice Sets

Tyranids Datacards and Dice Sets

With so many slavering gribblies to take care of, you’ll want to keep your rules near at hand, and nothing is better than a good pack of datacards to keep your Stratagems and Synaptic Imperatives in order. Team them up with some fetching Tyranid dice and you’ll be the talk of the next Hive Fleet get-together.

As usual, Datacards are a great way to smooth the learning curve and dice remain an easy way to show off your devotion to your favorite faction.

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Season of War: Thondia

Season of War Thondia

With the Era of the Beast in full swing, the continent of Thondia is awash with wild warbands. On top of detailed maps and a bestiary of lore, Season of War: Thondia contains reams of rules for scrapping over these savage lands in open, narrative, and matched play, as well as fielding the terrifying incarnation of Ghur itself – the Krondspine Incarnate.

With the ripples of Kragnos still being felt across the realms, this new Season of War focuses on the growing situation in the Era of the Beast.

Realmscape: Thondian Strongpoint

Realmscape Thondian Strongpoint

The Krondspine Incarnate arrives in Realmscape: Thondian Strongpoint, a collection of highly detailed Ghurish scenery that brings your battles in the Era of the Beast to life. Dawnbringer crusades toil desperately to bring Sigmar’s civilisation to the Mortal Realms, and these half-completed buildings speak of nascent settlements under attack from the many perils that beset them.

This new Terrain set provides a great start to a table, but also comes with a new miniature to add some unique scenarios to your games to make them more interesting!

Krondspine Incarnate

The Krondspine Incarnate itself is a beautifully detailed model of cracked bone animated by swirling, primal magics. Its fury can be commanded by any faction in the game, but they’ll need to beware its fickle nature should their control waver. You’ll find rules for this mighty magical beast – and the new terrain in the Thondian Strongpoint – in Season of War: Thondia.

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Realmscape: Thondian Expanse

Realmscape Thondian Expanse

Expand your battlefield and set your scuffles amidst Ghur’s wind-swept heartlands with the Realmscape: Thondian Expanse box, containing two fold-out, double-sided boards. These can be combined to build a perfectly-sized battlefield for games of up to 1000 points – and expanded further as your battles grow.

For a quick and easy game board, these are simple to set up and get the job done. Just keep in mind these are for 1k point games, so you’ll need a bigger one for larger games, or you can just make your own too!

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