You think the Ogroids are big and mean, wait until you get a load of the new Battletome for the Ogor Mawtribes. The Battletome comes in Is That a Foot Between Your Teeth Limited Edition and Showering is Optional Standard Edition. To kick this Battletome off, the Ogor Mawtribes get a new miniature (as frankly all factions should when a new Battletome comes out) with the Bloodpelt Hunter. There's also a new set of heroes with the Maneaters, including The Executioner, who has to be a great model to convert for a Nurgle army. Build your new army, or add to an existing one, with the new Vanguard: Ogor Mawtribes boxed set, theme your rolls with the Ogor Mawtribes Dice Set, and add to your strategy with the Warscroll Cards. Speaking of Warscroll Cards, the Sons of Behemat ones have rocked up this week. Away from the obviously evil to the ambiguous power of the Sylvaneth who get their Vanguard boxed set on pre-order this week too.
The Horus Heresy rolls on with the Liber Imperium – The Forces of The Emperor Army Book here to add rules for the Imperial forces that aren't Space Marines. The book includes rules and unit profiles for the Legio Custodes, Sisters of Silence, Divisio Assassinorum, and Solar Auxilia, plus Warlord Traits, a new Reaction for Assassins, and rules for the Tercio and Cohort Doctrines of the Solar Auxilia. There's also rules for the seven Divisio Assassinorum Clade Operatives and everyone's favourite non-Stormcast Golden Boy, Constantin Valdor, the Shield of the Emperor. It's a real shame we haven't seen plastic Imperial Army or Solar Auxilia. These would be amazing additions to the battlefield and are very much wished for from the Community. The Solar Auxilia range is excellent, and in plastic would be a sure winner.
Necromunda is a game, a universe, and seemingly a cult if you go online. A hugely popular game, there's now some more scenery to add to the expanding range with the Promethium Tanks Refuelling Station and the mobile Promethium Tanks on Cargo-8 Ridgehauler Trailer. These will be popular!
In books this week we have a new novel for the Tau Empire with Shadowsun: The Patient Hunter in Limited Edition. There's also three new anthologies - Conquest Unbound: Stories from the Mortal Realms in paperback - 21 short stories from the Mortal Realms, Only War: Stories from the 41st Millennium in paperback - 24 short stories from the 41st Millennium and Inferno! Presents: The Emperor’s Finest in paperback - 12 stories featuring the Space Marines doing what Space Marines do.
Also on pre-order this week, the paperback version of Kragnos: Avatar of Destruction, and the graphic novel of Marvel – Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle.
Away from Assassins it's all about two new Praetors, the Death Guard – Legion Praetor and the rather crushed-looking Death Guard – Legion Cataphractii Praetor.
Away from Horus Heresy, Necromunda has a new upgrade set with the Goliath Ash Wastes Upgrades. Interesting these aren't in plastic as that would go well with the weapons upgrade sets.
Away from the mechanically-enhanced and on to the purely evil Night Lords, with Mark II and Mark III shoulder pads, and Mark IV torsos.
To add to the pre-order of the new Liber Imperium book this weekend, the Solar Auxilia have some re-released minis too, with the Solar Auxilia Tank Crew, the Solar Auxilia Surgeon-Primus Aevos Jovan and Medicae Orderlies and the Solar Auxilia Rapier Batteries.
By the Gods - please give us plastic infantry!