Age of $igmar is back with the Warriors of the Great Cities boxed sets, which are pretty expensive, but if you do the maths are actually good value! Honestly don't know why we need Stormcast in everything! In related Ao$ news, the Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Firestorm game is coming. Is there is an appetite out there for these larger scope games with no minis? Time will tell!
Despite The Hobbit being nowhere near as good as the Lord of the Rings films, Games Workshop wtill have the merchandising deal, so they are pumping out some new resin soldiers for the Lake-town area with the Militia Warband and the Guard Warband on the way. The fact they aren't plastic could point to the cutting back of resources to this franchise as resin is cheaper to produce.
In books, Cadia Stands tells a story that no one will ikely care about because we already know the result - Cadia did not stand, Cadia died. Bit of light reading for those looking for a good time? NOT!
At the opposite side of the spectrum, Blackshields. Fans of the Horus Heresy and 30K will know them well. Blackshields: The False War tells the story of... well check this out:
"Renouncing fealty to all masters or driven mad by the rigours of war, the Blackshields are a stain upon any Legion they once served. Regarded as little better than pirates, their loyalty is only to themselves. Infamous among their mercenary ranks is Endryd Haar, a former World Eater, driven by hatred, his blade pledged to no banner but his own. But estranged from his Legion and surrounded by a battered warband of warriors, how long can Haar and his Blackshields hope to endure?"
Cool, right? Blackshields are GW's way of bringing old fluff and new fluff together and tell the story of Space Marines who just want to smash things up, tool around the galaxy, hang around bars in brightly coloured armour and basically be bad ass! This audio drama is tempting me!
We did the maths on the new Warriors of the Great Cities boxed sets and the savings are considerable:
Warriors of the Great Cities: Anvilgard - RRP $280 AUD for $384 worth of minis
Warriors of the Great Cities: Hammerhal - RRP $280 AUD for $416 worth of minis
Warriors of the Great Cities: Tempest’s Eye - RRP $280 AUD for $423 worth of minis
... maybe it's time to start that Dwarf army...