GW Announces New Warhammer Fest Previews for 2022

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Last year, there were some really big reveals to come out of Warhammer Fest, and this year coinciding with the big Warhammer Open Day for HH, we expect to see plenty of new minis!

Warhammer Community just announced the dates, May 4th-7th, and a little teaser video of what to expect. Let’s check out the details!

GW Announces New Warhammer Fest Previews for 2022

Warhammer Fest

As with last year, there’ll be four full days of online reveals, each with a different theme. But Warhammer Fest has traditionally been an in-person event – and we’ll be back in the flesh this year, with a huge Horus Heresy open day on the final day at Warhammer World.

The action kicks off on the 4th of May, with a day dedicated to Warhammer 40,000 – including more than a few unexpected surprises. Warhammer Age of Sigmar gets the treatment on the 5th of May, with new units, new battletomes, and new characters. Then the 6th of May is skirmish day – a treat for fans of more than a few Warhammer game systems.

It’s good to see both AoS and 40k getting their own days because hopefully, this means tons of reveals! Then with all the new Necromunda stuff we just saw, it makes sense the box games will share a day. Who knows, maybe that just means there is, even more, 40k and AoS stuff on the way. We’ve seen tons of rumors for all the games, but maybe the video will tell us a little more.

Let’s break down the banners in-depth, as that’s what we’ll be seeing.

What to Expect: a Look at The Banners

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The first two easiest to break down are Imperial Fists and Sons of Horus. As we have known for a long time they will be the two feature armies in the upcoming HH boxset.

Then, and the most exciting, there are two Squats Leagues of Votann banners. This means we’ll be seeing even more squats in the coming weeks! After that, there are plenty of Chaos banners as well, but we know that book is on the way soon, so expect plenty of reveals. Perhaps one of those are for the Renegade Guard faction we have been hearing about as well…

Next, there seem to be a couple of banners for the Ash Wastes stuff, but that also makes sense with all the recent releases. For AoS, if you had to ask us, those look like Sylvaneth banners, so expect some big reveals for them, perhaps?

Lastly, there looks to be a few Kill Team banners, with maybe Chaos vs. some Imperial faction?

The video itself more or less just talks about what’s happening each day, but the art for the video is probably the most exciting thing. It’s an obviously giant model that we expect to coincide with the new HH releases. However, it looks to have multiple legs, so we aren’t a hundred percent sure what to expect on this one. The entire event then coalesces with Horus Heresy Open Day.

Horus Heresy Open Day 2022

Horus Heresy Open Day

This huge event is a must for every fan of Warhammer: The Horus Heresy. The massive new edition will be on display in all its glory, and you’ll be able to marvel at the fantastic new miniatures, glory in some of the sprawling studio armies on display, and paint one of the new plastic MkVI Space Marines – who you’ll even get to take home with you.

We’ve seen that the Mark VI armor will be in plastic and part of the new edition, not to mention the bunches of other kits we’ve seen. So, while it will be awesome to paint and hobby on those at the event, we want to see what else will be there! It’s nice they will be doing all this online, as tickets were nearly impossible to get, so it looks like we’ll all be watching it online either way.

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Here’s the most up-to-date list of new Horus Heresy Rules & Product Leaks. Click on the gallery above to see new Horus Heresy models and rules rumors!

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