Nighthaunt seem to be absolutely owning Warhammer at the moment with an amazing general in the shape of Kurdoss Valentian, The Craven King - an amazing looking mini taking serious influences from Lord of the Rings which (as GW will soon loose the license) is only a good thing. Nighthaunt don't just get one amazing mini - they have a few this week with the Easy To Build Dreadblade Harrows and Reikenor the Grimhailer kits. We may celebrate the prices of these, but if GW are only offering Easy To Build in the future, could we loose the current flexibility of the multi-pose kits. Speaking of multi-pose kits - this is where things get a little pissy; the Evocators have their multi-pose kit released next week and it looks like it's back to the good old Age of $igmar pricing with this set being around $90 AUD for 5 figures. This is why we started using the '$' on Age of $igmar. In recent times they have calmed-the-farm a bit, but maybe not for long. Great looking kit!
One of the premier looking Stormcast kits is also out next week, is the Easy To Build: Astreia Solbright, Lord-Arcanum on that amazing Celestial Dracoline mount. Truly awesome and was the main influence on my trialing Stormcast paint schemes. Also out next week is the Easy to Build: Celestar Ballista. GW are obvisouly trying to empty the cupboard of old stock, with Start Collecting! Stormcast Eternals Thunderstrike Brotherhood and Start Collecting! Khorne Bloodbound Goreblade Warband - which are just the pushfit minis from Age of $Igmar V1. You can also get these start Collecting sets with the Battletome as well - you won't save any money though. For those wanting to test the waters with Age of $igmar 2.0 there is also a smaller starter set for the game called Storm Strike and if you like the idea of a cheap mini with some pretty pictures, then the Getting Started With Warhammer Age of Sigmar magazine may be for you (left). The last version of this was awesome, and this free mini is also great, so worth the price! New paint sets are on the way, and rejoice, the tiny little pots of paint are gone - Warhammer Age of Sigmar Paints & Tools Set, Nighthaunt + Paint Set and Stormcast Eternals + Paint Set.
Made to Order is back next week with a few interesting generals from the past - Greasus Goldtooth, Zacharius the Everliving, Gorbad Ironclaw, Grom the Paunch (that model has to be 25 years old by now) and two from armies that don't even exist any more... Settra the Imperishable and High Queen Khalida who are back to lead the non-existent Tomb Kings. Thing is, we'd have been tempted to get half of these, especially the chariot, but those prices!!
Books next week are two paperbacks - Sons Of The Hydra (which some people were pretty pleased with) and the Grey Knights-themed Castellan.