Age of $igmar also brings us the next part of the Dawnbringers campaign, with Dawnbringers: Book III – The Long Hunt, which comes in Pale Rider Limited Edition and Fearsome Winged Foe Standard Edition. The book introduces not only a new path to the narrative but also a number of new units with the Stormcast Eternals - Cryptborn's Stormwing dragon riders and for the Sylvaneth - The Blades of Belthanos, a powerful character on a powerful giant bug, plus some underlings! This is the introduction to both Ionus Cryptborn, Warden of Lost Souls and Belthanos, who will (down the line) be available outside these units. Fear not, "He" is finally here - the Frank Frazetta-esque Harbinger of Decay - and what a model he is. Probably a front runner for Golden Demon entrants this year, he's a great (if not original) idea. Nurgle isn't the only recipient of new characters, we have the Fyreslayer's Grimhold Exile and a new elite unit for the Stormcast, the Blacktalons, who draw from different units and allies to build a rather pricey strike team!
In books this week, we have Da Gobbo Rides Again in hardback, Bad Loon Rising in paperback, Blacktalon in hardback, a 40K anthology with Galaxy of Horrors in paperback, Godeater's Son in paperback, The Vulture Lord - which stars the Bonereaper's very own Zothar Athrabis - in paperback and an Age of $igmar anthology, Untamed Realms in paperback.
Pretty big week, but is it just us or does having a two week-pre-order window take the anticipation away? It seems a long time between the launch, the anticipation and the delivery - which is exactly what we predicted when this started. Let's see how long it lasts!