The release of the new boxed game Battle of Pelennor Fields will be the relaunch of the Middle-Earth range for Games Workshop. A hefty box in it's own right, there are also new Games Rules, and the Armies of The Lord of the Rings 244-page book with all the army lists, heroes and scenarios. What would a release be without dice - we have One Ring Dice, Rohan Dice, Mordor Dice and the really odd Lord of The Rings Measurers. There's also the return of some great creature minis - the War Mûmak Of Harad, Winged Nazgûl, Balrog, Great Eagles, the Mordor Troll and an Ent. Along with the Fellowship Of The Ring set, there is a myriad of forces available - some webstore only, some at retail for the first time in a long time. There's also bundles for the factions as well, but you have your main factions and sub factions as well as mounted units. Really, it's a bonanza for long time fans and an great time for new players to a system that continually gets great reviews, certainly compared to other GW properties.
Away from LoTR to 40K, Kill Team has two new factions - The Slicing Noose – Drukhari Starter Set and Kill Team Mordelai – Deathwatch Starter Set, both coming with that god-awful Deathworld terrain. There are of course Kill Team Dice to go with them - the Drukhari and Deathwatch each get a set.
Book releases next week include the paperback version of Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor's Legion, the Realmgate Wars Volume 2 Age of $igmar omnibus' and a look at Robot Girlyman's crusade across the galaxy with his Primaris Marines in Space Marine Conquests: Of Honour and Iron. GW haven't really been keeping us up to date with the crusade, rather concentrating on the integration of Primaris into the Chapters, but maybe this will give some clarity on who these heretical abominations are... I mean 'Defenders of Humanity Not At All Made Using Heretic DNA'.