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Everything We Know About New 2022 Christmas Battleforces So Far

battleforces-2022-all-games-workshopHere’s everything we know about the new Christmas 2022 Warhammer Battleforces so far, along with previous years’ releases!

There were some rumors disproven about what armies would be included for Battleforces in 2022, but there’s plenty to see now for what is actually coming this Christmas!

These battleforces usually have pretty good value for armies that aren’t getting big box releases on their own, but will they be worth buying? Well, that’s what we’re going to find out today!

Get the latest on all the new Warhammer Christmas Battleforces for 2022 by clicking below!

8 New Christmas 2022 Battleforces are Coming For Warhammer 40k

Thanks to Warhammer Community, we know there will be a whopping eight 40k Christmas Battleforces in 2022 (and now we also know the pricing). That is huge, as starting in 2016, there were only eight battleforces altogether for both AoS and Warhammer 40k total!

2022 Games Workshop 40k Battleforces

Somehow, it’s happened again – Christmas is nearly here. It’s time for the greatest gift possible – Yuletide cheer and festive spirit. Or even better, massive Battleforce boxes full of Warhammer 40,000 goodies. 

These were previously $210 each in 2021, with a value of around $300. Luckily, the price is staying the same this year!  Let’s see how the values compare to 2022!

Ravenstrike Battle Force $210

Raven Guard – Ravenstrike Battleforce

  •  Kayvaan Shrike $42
  •  Librarian in Phobos Armour $35
  • 10 Primaris Reivers $60
  • 2 Invictor Tactical Warsuits $130 ($65 each)
  • 3 Eliminators $55

Army Box Retail Price: Total MSRP: $322

Total Value Versus the $210 Box Price: $112

Bastion Strike Force $210

Imperial Fists – Bastion Strike Force

  •  Tor Garadon $42
  • 3 Primaris Aggressors $55
  • 15 Heavy Intercessors $195 ($65 for 5)
  •  Imperial Fists Primaris Upgrades and Transfers $27

Army Box Retail Price: Total MSRP: $319

Total Value Versus the $210 Box Price: $109

Court of the Crimson King $210

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  •  Magnus the Red $160
  • 3 Exalted Sorcerers $60
  • 20 Rubric Marines $120 ($60 for 10)

Army Box Retail Price: Total MSRP: $340

Total Value Versus the $210 Box Price: $130

Council of the Death Lord $210

Death Guard – Council of The Death Lord

  • Mortarion $160
  • 5 Blightlord Terminators $60
  • 14 Plague Marines $110 ($55 for 7)

Army Box Retail Price: Total MSRP: $330

Total Value Versus the $210 Box Price: $120

Chainbreaker Lance $210

Imperial Knights – Chainbreaker Lance

  • Knight Preceptor Canis Rex $170
  •  2 ranged Helverins $85
  • 2 close-range Warglaives $85

Army Box Retail Price: Total MSRP: $340

Total Value Versus the $210 Box Price: $130

Elimination Maniple $210

Adeptus Mechanicus – Elimination Maniple

  • Belisarius Cawl $60
  • 2  Kastelan Robots and Cybernetica Datasmith $80
  • 6  Kataphron Destroyers $120 ($60 for 3)
  • 10  Skitarii Rangers $50

Army Box Retail Price: Total MSRP: $310

Total Value Versus the $210 Box Price: $100

Watchers of the Gate $210

Adeptus Custodes – Watchers of The Gate

  • Captain-General Trajann Valoris $42
  • 3 Vertus Praetors on Dawneagle Jetbikes $60
  • 3 Allarus Custodians $55
  • 15 Custodian Guard $180 ($60 for 5)

Army Box Retail Price: Total MSRP: $337

Total Value Versus the $210 Box Price: $127

Sanctorum Guard $210

Adepta Sororitas – Sanctorum Guard

  • Morvenn Vahl $60
  • 6 Paragon Warsuits $140 ($70 for three)
  • 5 Celestian Sacresants $60
  • Battle Sisters Squad (10) $60

Army Box Retail Price: Total MSRP: $320

Total Value Versus the $210 Box Price: $110

Are the 2022 Warhammer 40k Christmas Battleforces Worth it?

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Overall, they all have about the same value with a spread of about 20 bucks (which is about $20 higher than in 2021). Either way, whatever battleforce you pick, they will all have decent value inside. So that point, it just really just comes down to if you “need” the minis.

Some Battleforce boxes are more focused on a certain aspect of an army, while others are more varied. If you look at the Adeptus Custodes box, almost all the value comes from the Custodian Guard, so if you really want a lot of troops, it’s a good buy.

However, the boxes for Chaos are pretty decent, but a huge value comes in the way of the big characters, so if you already have them, it doesn’t have too much other value.

Regardless, they are all decent buys considering they kept the same $210 price as last year.

Games Workshop Reveals Seven New 2022 Christmas AoS Battleforces

Thanks to Warhammer Community we know there are seven new Battleforces for Age of Sigmar! This is huge because starting in 2016; there were only eight battleforces altogether for both AoS and Warhammer 40k total!

Now, Age of Sigmar is getting seven just for that game alone!

2022 AoS Battleforces

Christmas is coming. We’ve already seen this year’s new Warhammer 40,000 Battleforces, and it’s time to see what’s inside the Warhammer Age of Sigmar sets. Whichever Grand Alliance you’re a fan of, there’s a box for you.

While the price hasn’t been revealed yet by Games Workshop, these were previously $210 each in 2021, with a value of around $300.

Let’s see how the values compare to 2022!

Daughters of Khaine: Khainite Slaughter-Coven $210

2022 AoS Battleforces 2

  •  Slaughter Queen on Cauldron of Blood $80
  • 5 Melusai Blood Sisters $60
  • 5 Khinerai Heartrenders $60
  • 5 Doomfire Warlocks $42
  • 10 Witch Aelves $60

Army Box Retail Price: Total MSRP: $302

Total Value Versus the $210 Box Price: $92

Orruk Warclans: Kruleboyz Swamp-Lurkers $210

2022 AoS Battleforces 3

  • Swampboss Skumdrekk $60
  • Gobsprakk, the Mouth of Mork $150
  • 3 Man-Skewer Boltboyz $50
  • 10 Gutrippaz $55

Army Box Retail Price: Total MSRP: $315

Total Value Versus the $210 Box Price: $105

Gloomspite Gitz: Stampeding Squigalanche $210

2022 AoS Battleforces 4

  • Loonboss on Giant Cave Squig $38
  • 2 Mangler Squigs $170 ($85 each)
  • 10 Squig Hoppers $55
  • 12-strong Squig Herd $50

Army Box Retail Price: Total MSRP: $313

Total Value Versus the $210 Box Price: $103

Skaven: The Verminous Host $210

The Verminous Host

  • Grey Seer on Screaming Bell $70
  • Warlock Bombardier $30
  • 3 Stormfiends $70
  • 40 Clanrats $84 (20 for $42)
  • 40 Plague Monks $84 (20 for $42)

Army Box Retail Price: Total MSRP: $338

Total Value Versus the $210 Box Price: $128

Nighthaunt: Legion Of Grief $210

Legion of Grief

  • Lady Olynder, Mortarch of Grief $50
  • Black Coach $130
  • 10 Bladeghast Revenants $50
  • 10 Dreadscythe Harridans $50
  • 10 Grimghast Reapers $50

Army Box Retail Price: Total MSRP: $330

Total Value Versus the $210 Box Price: $120

Sylvaneth: Revenant Wargrove $210

Revenant Wargrove

  • Drycha Hamadreth $60
  • 2 Treelords $140 ($70 each)
  • 10 Spite-Revenants $100 ($50 for 5)
  • 16 Sylvaneth Dryads $50

Army Box Retail Price: Total MSRP: $350

Total Value Versus the $210 Box Price: $140

Stormcast Eternals: Thunderstrike Spearhead $210

Thunderstrike Spearhead

  • Knight-Relictor $35
  • 3 Annihilators $55
  • 10 Vanquishers $60
  • 10 Vigilors $60
  • 2 Stormdrake Guards $115

Army Box Retail Price: Total MSRP: $325

Total Value Versus the $210 Box Price: $115

Are the 2022 Warhammer AoS Christmas Battleforces Worth it?

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Overall, they all have about the same value, but these are a little more spread out than the 40k ones, with some almost $50 apart in MSRP of models inside.

Either way, no matter which one you pick, they will all have decent value inside. So that point, it just really just comes down to if you “need” the minis.

Some are more focused on a certain aspect of an army, while others are more varied. For example, if you look at the Skaven box, almost all the value comes from the big blocks of 40 rats. So if you really want a lot of troops, it’s a good buy.

However, the box for Kruleboyz is pretty decent, but a huge value comes in the way of the big characters, so if you already have them, it doesn’t have too much other value.

Regardless, they are all decent buys depending on the actual retail price, which was $210 in 2021

What We Know About Warhammer Battleforces Since 2016

Let’s look back at the past six years of Battleforces releases and prices to see what armies were represented:

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2016 Battleforces Price: $170

  • Space Wolves
  • Deathwatch
  • Tau
  • Adeptus Mechanicus
  • Stormcast
  • Slyvaneth
  • Ironjawz
  • Khorne Bloodbound

2017 Battleforces Price: $170

  • Genestealer Cults Insurrection
  • Orks Kult of Speed
  • Astra Militarum Battlegroup
  • T’au Empire Rapid Insertion Cadre
  • Stormcast Eternals Vanguard Brotherhood
  • Blade of the Blood Queen
  • Tzeentch Arcanites Changecult
  • Kharadron Overlords Sky Fleet

2018 Battleforces Price: $170

  • Space Marines: Primaris Interdiction Force
  • Imperial Fists: Supremacy Force
  • Ad Mech: Fist of the Ommnissiah
  • Death Guard: Infection Cluster
  • Craftworlds: Asuryani Bladehost
  • Necrons: Dominion Spearhead
  • Seraphon: Starclaw Strikehost
  • Slaves to Darkness: Godsworn Warband
  • Daughters of Khaine: Devoted of Morathi
  • Idoneth Deepkin: Deepsurge Raiding Party

2019 Battleforces Various Prices: ($185-$200)

  • Blood Angels Crimson Spear Strike Force $185
  • Tyranids Bioswarm $185
  • Tau Empire Starclaimer Hunter Cadre $170
  • Space Wolves Talons of Morkai $170
  • Drukhari Poisonblade Raiding Party $185
  • Chaos Space Marines Vengeance Warband $170
  • Stormcast Eternals Exorcism Soulstrike $185
  • Skaven Corrupting War-Swarm $200
  • Nighthaunt Court of the Craven King $185
  • Gloomspite Gitz Caveshroom Loonz $185
  • Adeptus Titanicus Knight Household Battleforce $130

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2020 Battleforces Various Prices: ($200-$210)

  • Astra Militarum Battleforce $200
  • Tau Battleforce $210
  • Space Marines – Interdiction Force $200
  • Necrons – Eradication Legion $210
  • Chaos Space Marines – Decimation Warband $200
  • Tyranids – Brood Swarm $210
  • Ogor Mawtribes Battleforce $210
  • Gloomspite Gitz Battleforce $200
  • Disciples of Tzeentch Battleforce – Fatesworn Host $210
  • Kharadron Overlords Battleforce – Barak-Nar Skyfleet $210

2021 Battleforces Price: $210

  • Space Marines: Shieldbreaker Strike Force
  • Death Guard: Plaguefester Warband
  • Necrons: Worldscour Legion
  • Orks: Killdakka Warband
  • Adepta Sororitas: Purgatos Mission
  • Adeptus Mechanicus: Omnissiah’s Talon
  • Soulblight Gravelords: Revenant Legion
  • Hedonites of Slaanesh: Sybarite Blade-Carnival
  • Lumineth Realm-lords: Vanari Shining Host
  • Ossiarch Bonereapers: Mortisan Tithe-Echelon

    Looking at this list, a few boxes (especially for 40k) come out almost every year, like Space Marines and Tyranids. It seems that lately, AoS has newer factions, whereas Warhammer 40k is a mix of both newer and older (like Guard in 2020).

    Obviously, some repeat SM (some flavor of Marine), Chaos (of sorts) Tau, and Nids. There almost always seem to be two Xenos, with a wild card of one extra Imperial or Xenos box.

    So for the lineup of Battleforce boxes in 2022, we expected to see two Imperials, two Xenos, a “Wild Card,” and hopefully some kind of Chaos, perhaps Thousand Sons or Daemons.  Turns out there look to be no Xenos boxes at all!

    Also, it’s interesting to note that Necrons in 2020 and Orks in 2021 were probably the newest released factions to grab a box (even though it had been months since their new codex dropped).

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    For Age of Sigmar, new factions are up for grabs this year, as Nighthaunt and Sylvaneth are fairly new for 2022. While it feels like 40k may use these boxes primarily to clear out older stock, AoS seems to be using these releases to push newer books in most cases.

    Remember previously, there were generally only four boxes for AoS, so getting seven is really awesome even though it’s still one less than 40k!

    Where Do the Warhammer Battleforces Box Set Contents Come From?

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    This is an important question regarding what factions are coming each year in Battleforce boxes. It’s unclear if sprues are new production or taken from existing slow-moving products and reboxed into new battleforces.

    Figuring that out is big deal because if they are just existing sprues, we are almost relegated to factions with older boxes that aren’t selling. If Games Workshop makes new sprues for these (especially this year), newer factions have higher chances.

    Unfortunately, we don’t know for sure, but most rumors seem to agree that they are generally older sprues put into new boxes that are not selling well. 

    Disproven Rumors & Unlikely Armies

    As we said, there was a list of disproven rumors for this year’s Battleforces, but some of the armies included were pretty obvious, with Space Marines, etc.

    So, while those rumors were fake, Space Marines are super likely, but on the other end of the spectrum, we’re definitely not getting Leagues of Votann, Imperial Guard, or World Eaters.

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