Kill Team: Salvation is interesting for a few reasons - this is the first Kill Team set to not come with a tonne of terrain in the box, plus it resurrects two of the older Warhammer 40K models, from the two oldest factions. That's right, it's the long-awaited update to the Space Marine Scouts and yet another iteration of the Striking Scorpions, but this time in plastic! In fact these Striking scorpions aren't just those glass-cannon Craftworld kids, there are also options to make them into those sexed-up wunderkinds, the Ynnari - going all bare headed and studly. But fear not, Kill Team fans, the terrain not in this box is now available in it's own cardboard prison, with the treacherous gantries and walkways of Killzone: Bheta-Decima coming to life. The set includes a two-sided game board, nine walkways and nine objective markers. This set is sure to be a hit with Necromunda players too, so this is probably a smart tactical move by Games Workshop.
Age of $igmar's version of Kill Team plus cards (well not really), Warhammer Underworlds goes Orky with a set of Swamp Orcs. Daggok’s Stab-Ladz would also make a nice addition to your Age of $igmar forces, with this particular brand of Orc facing a distinct lack of personality. There's also the Malevolent Masks Rivals Deck for Warhammer Underworlds too, so if that's your poison, drink deep!
Warhammer 40,000 is still slicing up the old Leviathan boxed set, this time with some Tyranids – the awesome Von Ryan’s Leapers, the Winged Tyranid Prime, Psychophage (delayed in the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand - welcome to the club North America!), Neurogaunts and a Horrors of the Hive set (which pairs a Screamer-Killer and Neurotyrant in one box) are on their way! The Tyranids have been a bit quiet since release, which really doesn't help propel the momentum of the current 40K storyarc.
Horus Heresy has been a collection of tiny tiny men recently, but not we return to some form of reality with this stunning model, the Alpha Legion Saboteur Consul. Faceless and nameless, he is a stealthy master of subterfuge, and a really lovely model.
Who guessed Blood Bowl? You did!! That's right, there's a selection of Made To Order Blood Bowl models available for pre-order this week, including four sets of cheerleaders - the Orc Waaaghs!, the Human Reaverettes, the Dark Elf Night Terrors, and Chaos' Damned Damsels. Also this week, the real heroes of Blood Bowl, a pair of Halfling and Goblin Referees, and a conventionally unattractive, misunderstood but with a heart of gold, the Mutated Minotaur.
In books this week, it's the paperback of The Lion: Son of the Forest, and Pilgrims of Fire also in paperback.
After a month, Australia and New Zealand have (almost) caught up with the rest of the world, with the King of the Dead and Heralds (Clear Plastic), Warriors of the Dead (Clear Plastic), and the Horus Heresy MKVI Assault Squad now on pre-order for release on the 13th of January 2024!