Love GW miniatures? Well, the new release roadmap is back and more loaded than ever headed into May of 2022. We’re not joking either we mean loaded, there are a ton of minis on the way!
Between rules leaks and rumors for Squats, Horus Heresy, and Chaos, there look to be all sorts of releases coming for them as well too.
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Here’s the most up-to-date list of new Games Workshop bits from preview models that we should keep an eye out for. Click on the gallery above to see dozens of Rumor Engines with new models still left to be revealed!
GW New Releases Roadmap For May 2022 & Beyond
Before diving into the confirmed release, let’s cover some rumors about what battletomes might also be among the first releases for 2022.
Again, this is about a 3-year-old book, with how much things have changed with AoS in that time, not to mention a new edition, they need a little bit of work. They are still performing okay but could use some reworks.
We’re not sure what new minis they will get, as their model line isn’t that old. Still, they will probably get a new champion or two, or at least a couple of reworks.
Let’s just say we are hoping beyond hope this is true, and that basically, they get a rehaul on almost all of their minis! We don’t even care about the book so much, just the need for some new minis! S0rry gluttons, your time may have come…
A large portion of their units is from before the change over to AoS, meaning they haven’t been touched in years and years. This could be a massive overhaul, or if GW doesn’t feel like it, maybe they just redo a unit or two. Let’s just hope that’s not the case!
Beasts of Chaos
You know an army needs a rework when the pictures on the site for multiple of their units are still on square bases. It’s like GW just didn’t even care enough to change them to the new format over the years.
So, yeah, they need a rework and new minis! Maybe they and Ogors can come in a new starter box together with all new minis! One can dream, but according to these rumors, we don’t have that long to wait until we know for sure
The first box is said to be Gloomspite Gitz vs Beasts of Chaos. This box is going to be full of new minis, so be on the lookout! We have also heard of Gitz vs. Slaves to Darkness too.
Then supposedly will be Start Collecting for Ogors, with Ossiarch Bonereapers getting the box after that. Slaves to Darkness are also getting some love in the way of an upgrade sprue (like the Cadian one) and brand new Chosen.
Lastly, we’re not sure about the box, but the upcoming Oath Breakers (Chaos Dwarves) will be kicking off the “Broken Realms” of the new edition, but that’s supposedly not coming until 2023.
Gloomspite Gitz vs Beasts of Chaos?
This will be a dual army box, meaning if you play either side, you’ll be getting new stuff! The gobbo side of things will see a new Scuttleboss on Giant Spider. While the old mini isn’t too bad, it’s really nothing to write home about.
While that’s nice, Beasts of Chaos will be getting a whole host of new minis! They will be getting three new minis, Doombull, Bullgor, and Jabberslythe. All three of those kits really need a rework (not to mention everything they have).
Gloomspite Gitz & Slaves to Darkness AoS Battlebox?
The Gitz Battletome is about a 3-year-old book, which is quite old with how much things have changed with AoS in that time. Not to mention a new edition of the rules. If we had to guess they may need a little bit of work. Whereas the Slaves to Darkness have not grabbed as many updates as we would expect for them or even had new models in quite some time (start collecting box aside), so hopefully they get some awesome new minis.
We’re not sure what new minis Gloomespite Gitz will get, however, as their model line isn’t that old. Still, they will probably get a new champion or two, or at least a couple of reworks.
Start Collecting Ogors
According to the rumors, they will be getting a new box along with their upcoming new book. In that, they will grab a new plastic Slaughtermaster/Butcher. This is great because they’ve needed an update for a long time. Not sure if they will be grabbing other new minis or not, but at least they can look forward to one new one for sure.
They received some new stuff for Underworlds, so that’s usually a good precursor to new minis for AoS. This probably won’t happen for a while, but it looks like they will be getting a new hero on foot and Mortek Archers. So two new units is something you can’t complain about!
Slaves to Darkness
Last but not least, it looks like Chaos will receive some love. Maybe not as much as they need, but some. With Chaos Warriors and Knights getting an upgrade sprue very similar to what they just did with Cadians. Luckily, they will also be getting brand new Chosen, which really need it because they don’t look very loved by the Chaos Gods right now.
But remember, these are all rumors after all…
It all started when they did a preview of Shadow, Iron, and Broken Realms and revealed this shadowy artwork. It reminded us of Malerion taking a new form. Some of you may have heard of the name “Malerion” aka Malekith aka the Witch King before from the world that was… We’ve also seen a little short story of him talking to Morathi and the fact that he is finally manifesting himself into the mortal realms.
Well, he needs an army to lead, so we expect them to be kind of like dark elves in a sense. We haven’t seen any minis, but this looks like GW has been setting them up for a long time now. If you want to read more about the initial time we thought they were coming, check that out here.
According to this new rumor though, these will be near the end of 2022 at the earliest…
Looking into 2023
It looks like Seraphon vs. Skaven will be the first battle box of 2023, but that’s pretty far off and not super confirmed. So take that with as much salt as you need, we’ll just have to wait and see on yet one more thing.
Global disruptions seem to be putting more and more releases farther and farther out. Before we used to be able to tell about when a new edition of any game would drop. These days however look for more time to pass in increments of years between editions as well.
While it’s been a really long time since we’ve seen a full-scale release for them, we’ve seen minis released here and there for a long time now from Forge World- which have since disappeared.
Let’s be honest, this would just be a really cool rework of an army that never really got its day in the sun (well maybe they did about 10 years ago). With these being the last of the three mentioned, we’re not really sure when we would see them, but they are probably who we are most excited for!
They have some really cool old minis to style the new army on and with the sculpts GW has been putting out, they could look amazing! Unfortunately, according to the rumors, they won’t be hitting the game until 2023 or later…
GW Reveals the Next 4 Battletome Books for Age of Sigmar
Surprising precisely no-one, the Mortal Realms have been set alight with conflict once more.* On the burning shores of Aqshy, two disparate forces of Order muster against each other in an epic grudge match, while Nagash’s loyal servants have descended upon the Daughters of Khaine in an attempt to ‘reclaim’ aelven souls within the Arena of Shades.
Daughters of Khaine & Nighthaunts Battletomes
Morathi raises her spiteful head yet again,** this time to answer the challenge of everyone’s favourite Great Necromancer. Graceful gladiators and querulous quill-pushers are getting ready to clash in Arena of Shades, and a new Battletome: Daughters of Khaine and Battletome: Nighthaunt will be sneaking up on you before you know it, both packed with new lore, rules, and warscrolls.
Nighthaunts Awlrach the Drowner
In life, Awlrach the Drowner was a wicked ferryman who killed those he was supposed to be transporting (we’re sure you can guess his preferred method from his name). Nagash liked his style, so in death he is tasked with ferrying the spirits of the deceased to wherever the Lord of Death needs them.
There is no doubting his style, and his timing right on the heels of the new Arena of Shades looks to give the Nighthaunts faction the first new units since 2018!
He has special rules to help your army get wherever it needs to be on the tabletop, offering his allies passage through the underworlds. When he’s not busy rowing, the Drowner is pretty handy in a fight with his oar – and we recommend staying away from the pointy end of his boat!
Awlrach the Drowner looks pretty neat for sure, and his rumored abilities can potentially help the Nighthaunts move even FASTER than before.
NEW AGE OF SIGMAR BATTLE BOX: ARENA OF SHADES
While the Arena of Shades has been released already the new kits inside still have not yet. So here is a look at those models still to be released as well.
The next two factions to duke it out in the Age of Sigmar are Nighthaunt and the Daughters of Khaine!
The newest character set to release for Nighthaunt is the Scriptor Mortis! Described by the preview as “not a fighter”, the Scriptor is said to specialize in picking out specific heroes from a distance and “cursing them” throughout the battle.
Nighthaunt are receiving two new units in this upcoming release! Not only are they getting a new character, but a unit capable of shooting as well, the Craventhrone Guard!
This new unit is one of the few in the Death faction of Age of Sigmar with any substantial shooting, so their addition is very welcome.
The aesthetic of these new minis tie into the Nighthaunt character Kurdoss Valentian, The Craven King; you can see the iconography on their banner is very similar to his own, as well as having a connection with his name.
Finally, the Daughters of Khaine receive new character, and she has been described as particularly deadly: the High Gladiatrix. The preview emphasized her gladiator aesthetic, and we have to agree. The character appears to come with multiple weapons and head options, so variety will be possible for those wishing for it!
Idoneth Akhelian Thrallmaster & Fyreslayer Auric Flamekeeper (From Fury of the Deep)
It’s also worth mentioning that these models have not been released yet, and there is a good chance we’ll see them this year for the new price of $38 each respectively.
GW Announces Cursed City Re-release & New Expansions!
This set sold out quickly when it was released, and many of you have been in touch to ask if it will be back. Today we can confirm that it will indeed rise again. For those of you that missed out the first time round, this is your chance to get your hands/bestial claws on some of the best Citadel miniatures of 2021, as well as the amazing co-operative Warhammer game. Look out for news on exact release dates in the new year.
Finally, if it’s not enough that Cursed City is returning, it will also be accompanied by expansions, so your adventure into Ulfenkarn can grow and continue with even more dramatic twists and turns. Spoiler alert: Radukar isn’t dead – he’s just really, really angry!
Here’s a closer look at Curse City from our Unboxing video when it was released the first time around:
The box originally sold for $199 so we expect the re-release to go for around the same, which would be nice because it is more expensive on the secondary market. Again, they didn’t give an exact date on the actual release for the base set and expansions besides 2022, but we hope it’s sooner than later!
Voidscarred (Available on Their Own)
This glorious new plastic kit contains a host of options – as with the other kill teams released so far, such as the Ork Kommandos and Veteran Guardsmen – allowing you to build a dizzying array of individual fighters. For example, the Starstorm Duellist is a prideful pirate packing a pair of powerful pistols – and unlike the clumsy landlubbers in other kill teams, they can even blast away at Engagement Range thanks to their Quick on the Trigger ability.
The Corsairs will first be available in the forthcoming Kill Team: Nachmund boxed set, which continues the narrative of the current Warhammer 40,000 season. As we hinted on Monday, Corsairs will also have rules in the truly comprehensive Codex: Aeldari.
While they look dope for sure, here is hoping we don’t have to wait as many months for this to come out on its own as we did with the Orks and DKoK single box sets.
It also seems like there will also be changes in how Farseers and Warlocks are fielded overall now in Eldar lists. Now, it’s all coming true, so some pretty good rumors if you ask us!
New Chaos Space Marines Models In Kill Team Nachmund
With the full box revealed, there are a lot of new minis inside, but generally, there is a long wait period between when the Kill Team boxes come out and they are released separately.
Much like the T’au Pathfinders from the Kill Team: Chalnath set, this box provides a ton of new customization options for an existing kit. Legionary kill team commanders are going to be spoilt for choice.
Let’s check out what you can make with all the new bits, but remember this will also probably increase the cost of the kit as well.
You’ll be able to dominate the battlefield with a range of operatives. Like to gun down your enemies from distance? The Heavy Gunner’s reaper chaincannon will cut a swathe through your foes. Prefer to get up close and personal? The Shrivetalon is bound to leave a mark with his flensing blades. Need some psychic support? That’s where the Balefire Acolyte comes in.
These operatives are painted up in Black Legion colours (the home for ambitious heretics of any persuasion) but these kit enhancements would look at home in most other Legions. The giant axe is perhaps indication of a Khornate mindset, while the Butcher’s fondness for flayed skin could be indicative of a Nostraman origin. The Balefire Acolite has a book and some flames.
The upgrades sprue (we assume it will be one new sprue in the kit) will give you a lot of extra options. Now you can have some more heavy support options as well as some giant CC weapons. Then, you also get some psychic options, so pretty cool overall.
Plus the wargear on these models matches up with the Legionnaires rules rumors for Chaos Space Marines that we have been seeing for their new codex.
With this and the other new releases, we hope to see even more Chaos soon! Or at least a new book before the end of the summer! Either way the wait for both of these squads to release separately is on now!
Yes, new codexes are on the way soon for Chaos Knights and Imperial Knights! The crowd at AdeptiCon have already seen the books for the first time – now it’s your opportunity to admire these mighty tomes.\
Chaos Knights Abominant
The Abominant has everything you could want in a Chaos Knight – tusks, a volkite combustor to devastate distant enemies, an electroscourge to crush anything that gets too close, AND it’s a psyker. Yes, a Knight that has psychic powers! And that gun is a nod to classic Heresy-era weaponry, which their Imperial counterparts have all but lost.
The first miniature up is the upgrade kit to make a Knight Abominant, which will actually be a psyker. It covers most of the things from the Adepticon 2022 preview video, so don’t expect too much else from them. One thing to note here though, is all the current Questors, and Dominus Knights currently go for $170, so we’re not sure what the upgrade sprue will push it to when it releases separately…
The new army set is a great way to kick off a Chaos Knights army and perfect for adding reinforcements to an existing host of Descecrators and Rampagers. This box will be the first place you’ll be able to get your hands on the new Codex: Chaos Knights before it comes out as a separate release soon after.
They also mentioned the army box will have 3 knights (the Abominat and box of two Karnivore models) and the codex, along with some transfer sheets.
Chaos Knight War Dog Karnivore
Armed with a reaper chaintalon and slaughterclaw, the Karnivore can tear its way through anything from Dreadnoughts to Trygons.
Be careful not to upset the Karnivore, or you’ll have to face its bigger brother – the Abominant!
Next up is the Karnivore, which is fully geared up for close combat.
Adeptus Custodes & Genestealer Cults Combat Patrol Box Sets
Following on from the events of Shadow Throne, the perfidious Genestealer Cultists and the Talons of the Emperor are mustering Combat Patrols to continue their respective missions across the Imperium. You’ll be able to prepare for these campaigns with Codex: Adeptus Custodes and Codex: Genestealer Cults, which are both packed full of thematic rules like devastating crossfire, and peerless battle stances.
The Adeptus Custodes combat patrol box is interesting in the fact of how many Sisters of Silence you get. We thought they would do one more focused on other troops, but hey, if you want Sisters of Silence, this is a great box. With 32 minis inside the Genestealer Cults combat patrol that one has a lot of minis and a decent mixture of units.
They still have not released yet…
RUMORS: Space Hulk & 40k Squats In One Box?
On April 1st, 2022, (KEEP IN MIND THATS APRIL FOOLS DAY) Games Workshop released the following video that has a tiny surprise at the end…
a short announcement
With the galaxy split in twain, and Xenos threats and the forces of Chaos in the ascendant, a new power rises:
Could it really mean the return of the Squats? Well, yes apparently, as they tried to pull the old double bluff on us!
GW Confirms New 40k Squats aka the Leagues of Votann
These warriors have a long and proud martial history, and to those who aren’t on their bad side, they’re known as the Leagues of Votann – though they refer to themselves as Kin.
Although their civilisation shares common roots with Humanity, the Leagues of Votann have an uneasy relationship with the Imperium of Man. Unlike their superstitious Human cousins, the Leagues emerged from the Age of Strife with far more of their ancient technology intact, including some infamous advances the Imperium would consider extremely heretical.
This is a cool idea in terms of weaponry as well. It looks like you just won’t have shorter Guardsmen with Lasguns or something like that. Let’s just hope they have some really cool weapons!
Their knack for science and a headstrong nature make for skilled warriors backed up by reliable weaponry, as you can see from even this basic trooper. And while there’s no love lost between the Leagues of Votann and Humankind, the resurgence of Chaos and ascendent xenos hordes mean there are usually more pressing concerns than fighting each other.
Necromunda: Ash Wastes Cargo-8 Ridgehauler
And now the big reveal, behold the Necromunda: Ash Wastes Cargo-8 Ridgehauler!
So why head outside at all? Simple – there’s plunder to be had. The surface of Necromunda is criss-crossed with trade routes between all the various hives, spaceports, bastions, and trade centres. Goods from the hive manufactories are ferried across the poisoned wastes on great land trains. There’s money to be made from protecting the Guild of Coin’s Cargo-8 Ridgehaulers, which are juicy targets both for the nomadic denizens of the Ash Wastes and for gangs of underhive bandits.
Yes, that is a Munitorum Armoured Container in the back. And yes, there are rules for upgrades, armaments, and various common cargos. In fact, this is just the cab – Ridgehaulers are highly customisable, and can be fitted out with up to four trailers bristling with heavy weaponry, extra armour, and other defensive boondoggles to your gang’s own specifications (and the depth of its pockets). You can build your own custom train!
It would be awesome to see one of these with four trailers and a whole gang trying to take it out and plunder everything!
Crucially, Ridgehaulers are owned and operated by the Guild of Coin – those are their hoodlums manning the gun turrets, who must be hired as specialist drivers and crew. However, any gang can hire them – except Ash Waste Nomads, who prefer to rob them than ride them. And as the campaign proceeds, you can trick your Ridgehauler further with things like nitro burners, all-wheel steering, crash cages, and lots and lots of guns.
That’s cool every gang can take them, the only downside is GW mentioned the coming months when talking about the kit. so this might still be quite a way off from hitting shelves…
Necromunda: Ash Wastes Nomad Stormcaller
In the ash-choked wilderness of Necromunda, visibility is everything. When your gang’s been hired to guard a Merchant Guild caravan, there are countless very real threats lurking just out of sight – so when a storm closes in and you hide your attackers from view, you’re going to need more than photogoggles and the headlights of your tricked-out dune buggy.
With a little less tech, hit and run tactics might be a hallmark of the nomads, and judging by the hints, evasive rules might help them to stand up and take over things like caravans in the wastes.
These shamanic warriors are practically born in the saddle of the terrifying Dustback Helamites they ride, leading war parties from the deep wastes to pillage great convoys of Cargo-8 Ridgehaulers and the hapless underhivers paid to protect them. Ash Waste Nomads work best with the element of surprise, and can learn the art of seeing through a dust storm* – so as the thickest clouds roll in, the Stormcallers begin the killing.
Furthermore, we know that this is a master Dusback Rider, so maybe there will be some speed bonus to show that skill off.
Are the Stormcallers psykers? Sorcerers? Really good at guessing the weather? No one can say for sure – and they’re not going to hang around outdoors long enough to find out.
Still, their meteorological mastery might have something to do with the stormcaller staves many of them wield. Like much else on Necromunda that’s been left in forgotten garbage dumps from an earlier age, these staves have all the hallmarks of archeotech. They also work quite nicely for whacking storm-dazed underhivers from the saddle of your Helamite as you bound past.
All-in-all it makes sense that these mysterious Stormcallers are good at what they do, after all a huge portion of their lore and lives are surely surviving in the wastes where others could not.
No word yet on if this can be made from the plastic kit, or if it will be a Forge World character like Vespa ‘Minx’ Merdena!
Necromunda Ash Wastes Vespa ‘Minx’ Merdena
But now there’s a new head of hair in town, and this one has more volume than a Goliath karaoke night. Vespa ‘Minx’ Merdena is the (joint) youngest of Slate Merdena’s dozen children, a wild child with a taste for violence and an eye for style.
Alongside her driver, Big Pete Plainsman (who sports his own magnificent beard), Vespa is the latest of the Dramatis Personae to come to Necromunda – and the first on wheels. Riding a beefed-up Orlock Quad, the two operate out of Cinderak City as guns-for-hire, protecting the Mercator Gelt convoys that radiate out of this great urban hub.
Honestly, this is a pretty cool mini and she has a belt-fed rocket launcher, so… What more could you want! Plus, with them being guns for hire, they will be super fun to use in the Ash Wastes!
Vespa wields Mischief, a belt-fed rocket launcher which can Rapid Fire frag and krak rockets – suspiciously well-suited to putting a serious dent into the side of any Cargo-8 Ridgehauler she may come across in the wastes. And with a BS of 3+ and the Trick Shot skill, she’s going to be nailing targets much more often than not – unless she gets hair in her eyes.
With some good BS and rules, they might be picked up by a lot of people as you might need a lot of armor penetration in the new version of the game!
This toxic, rad-scoured landscape is too expansive to fit into a single book. In fact, the wastes are so vast we’re introducing them with a massive new boxed set, which will be followed soon after by a whole series of books exploring the factions that battle across the wastes.
Exclusive Primaris Company Champion
Warhammer Community announced the new models along with some of the events you can get them at, such as AdeptiCon coming up. Let’s check out the minis you can score in 2022!
For Warhammer 40,000 comes the sword-swinging Primaris Company Champion. These formidable warriors of the Adeptus Astartes defend their chapter’s honour on the battlefield, armed with a devastating master-crafted power sword and skills honed over countless duels.
The Primaris Company Champion even has an entirely new datasheet for use in Legends games of Warhammer 40,000, loaded with three deadly Blade Stances. You can also use him in other games, perhaps as a particularly cool squad leader, or even the Emperor’s Champion.
While this exclusive Space Marines Primaris company champion doesn’t have a set role in regular 40k games, it would make for a ton of really cool proxies, and since it’s a GW product, nobody can hassle you for it. It’s an interesting mini but not the wildest thing we’ve ever seen.
You’ll be able to acquire these miniatures at Warhammer events throughout 2022 – such as AdeptiCon, which is taking place from the 23rd to the 27th of March in Schaumburg, Illinois.
If you’re going to the event and want either, better to pick it up there instead of trying to fight for it on the secondary market.
Exclusive Swampcalla Shaman
For Warhammer Age of Sigmar, meet Mugruk Da Watcha! This Swampcalla Shaman believes he’s found a new way of observing the battlefield using a special seeing-eye rock, but it’s really nothing more than a neat hat.
Wearing a blindfold won’t keep this malodorous mage from getting stuck in with a bogbark staff and he’s brewing up a bevy of elixirs to empower the venom-tipped weapons of his fellow Kruleboyz. Mugruk isn’t accompanied by a pot grot, but he can still jab at foes with his own backup stabba.
Exclusive Inquisitor Erasmus Cartavolnus
You can grab the new exclusive Inquisitor and Gutrippa Boss minis this year at Games Workshop store anniversary events!
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The Ordo Malleus is dedicated to hunting and exterminating daemons wherever they appear, and Erasmus Cartavolnus has been doing it for over 300 years. Despite his advanced age, this zealous Inquisitor still strides the battlefield in search of daemonic quarry, and his knowledge of binding rituals is second to none.
This is honestly pretty cool with the huge flame exploding from the book and giant sword. While the pose itself isn’t super dynamic, all the extra pieces of flair make up for it. We’ll have to see if they come up with any rules for him, but probably not. Still, he would be a cool Inquisitor to add to your forces.
GW Exclusive Gutrippa Boss Haggok
It takes a wily creature to command the respect of a Kruleboyz Gutrippa mob, and Haggok is always on the lookout for his latest would-be usurper to pre-emptively run through. With a (mostly) tame vulture keeping its beady eyes open for incoming threats, Haggok has time to relax a little and survey the battlefield, leaning casually on his skareshield. He fits in perfectly with your existing Gutrippa warbands, and as a unit leader, he has a more refined air than your average Kruleboy can muster.
It’s nice at least this year to see something other than Necrons or Space Marines get the minis! He’s not the most exciting model, but still pretty cool. If for nothing other than the vulture! We also saw Gutrippa Boss Haggok a long time ago as he was hidden in plain sight and in a rumor engine (or two).
GW Previews New Miniatures Models for Warhammer+ Plus
If you want to see the sneak peek of the minis, they come in around the 35-second mark.
A new year also means new subscriber-exclusive miniatures to come for year-long members. Did you catch them in the trailer? We’ll be showing them off in full later in the year.
The first one, if you ask us, is much easier to tell as a Chaos character of some kind. Just look at how furrowed and evil his brow looks! Judging by the armor it also looks something like a Terminator to us. The second model is a bigger shot of the body, but it could honestly be a lot of different factions. We assume it will be for AoS, and it really looks like the most likely candidate is Ossiarch Bonereapers. The armor looks like it could be something for them and obviously, they love their quarterstaffs.
But that second shot of what we assume is its staff, is very Chaos looking…
First up is the Vindicare Assassin, this looks like a 3D render, but that is only half right. While it is a prototype 3d print it’s an amazing diorama model for what hobbyists will get down the road. They basically have a year to nail it down. Still, this is honestly pretty sweet! Not sure what base size this will be on, but it will make a perfect centerpiece for you to really sink your teeth into and let your painting ambitions go crazy. This makes sense for a model as it can be used by so many factions, so any Imperial player can take advantage of it.
An Orruk takes the spot for AoS. The mini looks pretty sweet, but the one thing that’s hard to tell is how big it is. They said the skull on the back is an Ogors and the skull in its hand is a Stormcast. So this is just going to be giant! The Choppa itself is probably bigger than some minis out there. Again though, you won’t get this mini until you are subscribed for a full 12 months.
New Warzone Nachmund: Rift War
War Zone Nachmund: Rift War has all the lore and maps you’ll need to follow the conflict – plus tons of ways to spice up your games. Along with new Armies of Renown and a Codex Supplement, you’ll find a whole campaign system for running a War of Desperation in all modes of play. Using new alliance rules and Campaign Master’s Edicts, you and your friends can fight for control of three brutal War Zones, each with its own special rules and Legendary Mission.
Games Workshop released this image below on Twitter after it made the rounds for several hours.
Yes! That’s the new boxed set for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy. It includes a whopping 40 Mark VI Space Marines, a plastic Spartan, and more. We’ll have a closer look at the Contemptor Dreadnought tomorrow and even more at Warhammer Fest
So it looks like the Composite image from last year was spot on! Additionally, the glossy nature of the previously leaked image makes it look like was a picture of the back of the box, which would explain the reflection in the bottom left.
If it wasn’t clear already, this “rumor” looks to be almost completely confirmed at this point! Especially with all the latest Horus Heresy Previews from Games Workshop re-inforcing the rumors as well.
Liber Astartes & More New Horus Heresy 2.0 Rules Leaks
Seems like the red books may be getting replaced with this new style-book, the first apparently dubbed the Liber Astartes.
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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!
Horus Heresy All-Plastic Legion Tactical Squad Revealed!
Let’s hope they release some of the beakies just on their own because so many people love to build their marines with them, as you should!
Long-time Warhammer fans will notice echoes of the original plastic Space Marine kit, the legendary RTB01 box. Released in 1987, that set was similarly full of posable Mark VI Corvus Armour. The Legionaries in the new kit are larger, more imposing, and less bow-legged, but they have that same versatility – and the same option to strap a great big chainblade to the barrel of their gun for an extra dose of marine-on-marine ultraviolence.
Form the looks of it, you’ll get a lot of options in the kit and be able to build them for either side.
This is an incredibly versatile kit, with plenty of options for posing and gear. This is a Legion Tactical Squad, so it’s (old-style) bolters and bayonets for everyone, though the Sergeant gets a plasma pistol and a choice of power sword, power fist, or lightning claw.
They are honestly, just so cool! Plus, we just haven’t seen a really big release for HH in a while now, so that alone makes this exciting.
The Tactical Squad has more than weapons to play with – the kit also includes optional wargear such as a Legion vexilla (the fancy back banner you spotted in the trailer), a nuncio-vox (for keeping in touch with command), and an augury scanner (to help intercept sneakier foes), as well as packs of meltabombs, frag grenades, and krak grenades.
With them all being plastic, it really opens the possibilities for great conversions as well. Plus, with all this revealed, they have more or less just confirmed the rumored starter set below is exactly what we thought.
New Horus Heresy Plastic Praetor Revealed By GW!
Did you catch the gripping Praetor-on-Praetor battle royale in the cinematic trailer for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy? Well, we saw the glorious miniature for one of these Astartes officers at AdeptiCon, and now we’re ready to meet a second new plastic Praetor – this time in Mark VI Artificer Armour.
Praetors were the mightiest warriors and battle-leaders of the Space Marine Legions. They commanded the war hosts of the Great Crusade and held the power of life and death in their hands. Such inspiring heroism requires a suitably imposing miniature…
…and this new plastic Praetor perfectly captures the majesty of these legendary commanders.
This is a pretty cool mini! It captures that old-school feel with a ton of great detail, even though it might be a little static.
The Praetor is armed with a master-crafted volkite charger to burn through massed infantry and a potent power weapon (which can alternately be used as a paragon blade) to slice through any enemy warriors. Meanwhile, his artificer armour and forcefield-projecting iron halo keep him safe from incoming fire. His cape offers no such battlefield benefits, but it is both fashionable and practical, should he ever find himself needing to look cool on a windswept rocky outcrop.
It looks like you’ll get an extra head, but we’re not sure how many other options you’ll get. If you look close at the center of the start set image above it seems like that version of the model has a different head as well!
Sons of Horus Praetor
The Praetors are some of the first kits moving to plastic, making the game more approachable than ever before. If you’re a fan of the lore or the Horus Heresy series from Black Library, but you’re not so familiar with advanced resin kits, this is the edition of the game you’ve been waiting for. Both miniatures will be in the launch set for the new edition, on which we’ll have more details coming very soon…
Next up is the Praetor, who is pretty badass honestly. However, it looks a lot like the mini in the rumored starter pics too from the side, fighting the Imperial fists painted one!
GW Reveals New Space Marines Tank For Horus Heresy
Warhammer Community talked about a new tank in their trailer for the upcoming Horus Heresy game revamp. In the image below it appears to have a turret-mounted battle cannon, with a shorter co-axial weapon, one traversing hull-mounted gun above the port treads, and one behind the lower treads in the fore of the hull.
The Horus Heresy is the game to play if you love war machines clashing on the grandest possible scale. From the Spartan Assault Tank to the Legion Sicaran Battle Tank, mighty vehicles were mainstays on the front lines throughout the Heresy, giving treadheads plenty to enjoy. But we don’t recognise this tank – what could it be?
Here you can also see a pintle gun mount on the top turret hatch as well.
Rumor is that may be the fabled Kratos Battle Tank mentioned in Horus Heresy Book 8 as the precursor to the Predator tank. Since it bears more than a passing resemblance with the Sicaran, perhaps it will a dual box kit with the Sicaran tank that recently went on last chance to buy over on Forge World as well…
Sicaran & Kratos Tank Possibilities
These new rules rumors were spotted on Imgur, and show what appears to be the Kratos with the same weapon configuration as the mystery tank from the HH trailer! Again, they are from the phase 3 playtest which seems to match the other rules rumors we have seen already, so they, however, could change once they are finalized…
We also recently heard this rumor as well that seems to support this document:
Most vehicles are now squadrons, including Deredeo Talons, Sikarans, Whirlwinds (including Scorpius), all Sicaran variants, Predators (in up to 5), Cerberus, and Typhons
Plus according to other sources, the Kratos is a new release kit that will be coming after the rumored release of the Horus Heresy starter box this June.
New Horus Heresy Plastic Land Raider Spartan Tank
The mighty Land Raider is a design that has stood the test of time ever since Arkhan Land dug it out of the catacombs on Mars – but what’s a Legion Praetor to do when their prized Terminator squads can’t quite squeeze into its armoured hold? They reach for the Spartan Assault Tank – and now, with a stunning new plastic kit, you can too.
Also known as the Land Raider Spartan, this armoured carrier was designed* to punch through the most overwhelming enemy defences and deliver a knock-out blow of massed Astartes infantry.
It looks a lot like you would expect, but that look is timeless and awesome! The best part though? It’s plastic!
When not carting Space Marines about, the Spartan is also an effective vehicle-killer in its own right, armed with a whopping eight lascannons. Grouped into two quad-linked arrays, these lay down accurate bursts of firepower strong enough to crack open any enemy hull.
You can even swap out the heavy bolter for two more lascannons! So if you need to punch through enemy armor, this should be able to do the trick with 10, that’s right, 10 lascannons! Then, the gunner can have a ton of options as well, so plenty to choose from.
It became a common assault vehicle during the Great Crusade, where its nigh-impervious chassis could shrug off regular anti-tank weapons as it ferried up to 26 Legionaries – or 13 Terminators – into the fray, with a surprising turn of speed for its size.
The new Land Raider Spartan has plenty of carrying capacity, and when you drop 13 Terminators on the enemy, you know their day is about to go badly.
New Horus Heresy Plastic Contemptor Dreadnought Revealed!
Hot on the heels of the Spartan, Games Workshop officially revealed the Plastic Horus Heresy Contemptor Dreadnought, and it looks great!
If you like the idea of a fallen hero of your Legion marching imperiously into battle, small-arms fire bouncing harmlessly off its armour and atomantic force field, to crush all who oppose them in glorious combat, then you’re going to love the new Contemptor Dreadnought.
Not to mention by the looks of it, this could easily be any legion with the right paint job. There’s no built-in iconography, making this a super flexible kit.
Not only is it a hardy unit on the battlefield, but it’s also brutally powerful both at range and in melee – after all, it’s essentially a massive Space Marine! What’s more, the new multipart plastic kit includes a wealth of devastating weapon options.
There’s also the big benefit of assembly, resin does have a few extra steps in assembly, while plastic just simply doesn’t!
The Contemptor’s right arm can take ballistic weapons in the form of a bolt cannon or autocannon, or a tank-busting melta cannon or lascannon. Meanwhile, the mighty left-hand power fist can be equipped with a built-in combi-bolter, heavy flamer, plasma blaster, or meltagun. And if you fancy adding some high explosives to your walking arsenal, you can even outfit your Contemptor with a carapace-mounted havoc launcher!
A good assortment of weapons will make this new kit one with a ton of flexibility, just like the old resin Forge World model.
In short, this is a fantastic release! One of the best and most popular Forgeworld kits, the Contemptor Dread even saw some play in 40k, so this is a huge release!
Ka’Bandha is Finally Getting a Warhammer Miniature
Ka’Bandha, is getting a “miniature” release as one of the biggest Chaos Horus Heresy character sets from Forge World!
New Horus Heresy Ka’Bandha Miniature
The newest addition to the Horus Heresy character series will be one of the most infamous names of the saga, Ka’Bandha. Sanguinius and Ka’Bandha fought almost to the death on more than one occasion, and while Ka’Bandha’s rules have been released for a few years now, we have yet to see a dedicated model for him.
Needless to say, we’re impressed. He is covered in Khornate imagery and icons, and he stands over the broken body of a Blood Angels legionary.
Ka’Bandha revels in the slaughter and has added mountains of skulls to Khorne’s domain from the early days of the Horus Heresy to the twilight of the 41st Millennium. He cuts a fearsome figure on the battlefield, resplendent in detailed daemonic armour, and is by far the largest Forge World Character Series model released so far.
Blood Bowl Rumbelow Sheepskin
That’s right – Blood Bowl’s new hotness is a deadly combination of Halfling and bloodthirsty ovine. As the first Halfling Star Player to be released since 1990, ewe’ll definitely want to add this unique player to your team.
As a Blocker, Rumbelow is famed for terrorising the Blood Bowl pitch. He tightly grips the reins of Longshanks, the dangerous ram he rides into play, who is all too eager to leap head-first towards the opposition. This stylish sheep even has his own custom helmet in a true show of team spirit!
You can pull the wool over your opponent’s eyes with the pair’s unique ability, the aptly named Ram, which allows Longshanks to trample any rivals knocked down by the Block action once per game.
Here’s all the latest on the upcoming rules updates and points changes for Warhammer 40k.
- Points Changes In Chapter Approved 2022
- 40k Core Rulebook & Rules Changes on the Way
- New Primaris Space Marines 40k Rules & Minis
- New 40k Chapter Approved GT 2022 Missions
- New 40k Grand Tournament 2022 Secondary Objectives
- Warhammer 40k Balance Updates & Rules Changes
- All The Tau 40k Rules
- New Chaos Space Marines Rules & Rumors
- Eldar Release Rules & Rumors
- Adeptus Custodes 40k Rules
- Genestealer Cults 40k Rules
- Tyranids 40k Rules & Models Rumors
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Here’s the most up-to-date list of new Games Workshop bits from preview models that we should keep an eye out for. Click on the gallery above to see dozens of Rumor Engines with new models still left to be revealed!
What is your favorite upcoming release? Which of these will you be picking up?
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