This week sees the release of a new boxed set Wake The Dead which pits the Ultrasmurfs against the Aeldari in the War Zone Vigilus. It's pretty cool to see the Aeldari get some love - despite to older Guardian models - plus there's two new commander models in this set, a Primaris Lieutenant and and Aeldari Spiritseer. This set is at the higher end of the price scale for boxed sets, but all the models are multi-pose plus there's the Wave Serpent.
Kill Team also gets some reinforcements this week with the forces of goodness and light (at the end of a Pulse Carbine), the Tau Advance Team Starpulse and the Exalted Scythe for Necrons. These sets also come with barricades from the Wall of Martyrs. For old school anime fans, the Tau team's name seems to be a bit of a pun on the Science Ninja Team Gatchaman and Secret Combat Team Go-Rangers - being that the Tau aesthetic is based on the Japanese anime genre. That alone makes me want to buy them. In fact doing them up like an anime team is not a bad idea... Kill Team also gets the Wall of Martyrs Environment Expansion which comes with a double-sided Kill Team gameboard on heavy card stock, tactics cards etc etc plus an Imperial Bunker, a set of 2 Imperial Defence Lines and an Imperial Defence Placement. Pretty cool! Now of course we get the Tau and Necron Kill Team Dice - which close up can look a bit cheap, but the Necron ones look quite cool.
In books, Inferno! Volume 1 is out next week. This is the first in the relaunch of the Inferno! brand and brings you new short stories from the worlds of Warhammer 40K, Necromunda, Age of $igmar and the ancient lands of the Warhammer Chronicles and written by debut and current Black Library authors. This should actually be very cool. The paperback version of Legacy Of Dorn is also out, as is the Imperator: Wrath of the Omnissiah Paperback.
Next week is also a White Dwarf week. Bit of a week cover - they all seem to be blending into one another at the moment - but they promise a whole lot of stuff we have already seen (Warhammer Underworlds, Beasts of Chaos, Adeptus Titanicus), Getting started with… Kill Team, Ultimate Guide To the Titan Legions plus a stage-by-stage painting guide for the new WARHOUND Titans for Adeptus Titanicus.