We say it all the time - but Warcry is awesome. Sure recently it seems like maybe they are scraping the bottom of the imagination bin, but how cool to see Seraphon back as the Hunters of Huanchi in the new Warcry: Sundered Fate expansion. It's Seraphon vs the Tzeentch-flavoured Jade Obelisk warband with terrain that expands the existing Gnarlwood look at feel. This is where we see the first of the regional differences in pre-orders this week, with the Hunters of Huanchi Dice Set and Jade Obelisk Dice Set being delayed to the US and Japanese customers. More on what you're missing below.
That's not the only Warcry this week though, with the Warcry: Warband Tome – Rot and Ruin expansion book, the Ravaged Lands: Gnarlwood Watchcamp, and the two warbands from the previous release, the Horns of Hashut and Rotmire Creed all on pre-order this week too. It's not just these releases either - on pre-order this week is ALL the previous warbands - some of the very best miniatures Games Workshop has ever produced and now webstore exclusives. Let's start with the beasts, the Ogroid Myrmidon Champion, Fomoroid Crusher and Mindstealer Sphiranx are all amazing models - I have them all (sure they all got converted) and they are highly recommended. In fact you would have seen the recent Slaves to Darkness Army Box set has three somewhat more static Myrmidon in there too. You like your warbands - check these out: the gruesome Unmade, personal favourite, the dynamic Corvus Cabal, three of the warbands from the original boxed game the Iron Golems, the Untamed Beasts and the Chaotic Beasts, another favourite that became Slaaneshi warriors on our hobby desk - the Cypher Lords, the Chaos Undivided warbands the Spire Tyrants and the Darkoath Savagers, the newer Scions of the Flame and Tarantulos Brood, and two of the best for last, the Khainite Shadowstalkers who make amazing characters in Dark Elf forces and the amazing Splintered Fang. If you're into Warhammer, Age of $igmar or even Dungeons and Dragons, these add so much character and dynamism to your forces.
Christmas is a time for giving, but it's pretty rare we get the hobby stuff we need/ want/ desire - so why not get yourself a Christmas present and grab one of these Battleforce boxes to reinforce your army, add allies, or start something brand-spankingly new?! You could get these from Games Workshop, or you could support a local business and buy it from your hobby store and save around 20% on the RRP. Let's dig in...
First up we have the Bloody Side of the Force with the Daughters of Khaine – Khainite Slaughter-coven box, which comes with a good cross section of their forces. The Gloomspite Gitz are here with the Stampeding Squigalanche, which may not give you the masses of infantry you want, so if it's pure numbers you're after , then it's the Skaven's Verminous Host answers that in spades. Meanwhile, on the Sylvaneth arrive with their Revenant Wargrove.
Want to add some Tzeentch to your hobby table? Well the Curseling, Eye of Tzeentch is now available for the first time separately too.
In books this week, a beautiful Special Edition for the nice guy of the Primarchs, Sanguinius: The Great Angel, which is also available in hardcover the same week which is nice! For Age of $igmar readers, there's the paperback of Hallowed Ground, and The Soul Drinkers Omnibus II in paperback for the WH40K fans.
Add three of the Warcry Dice Sets - The Hunters of Huanchi and Jade Obelisk dice which are delayed in Japan and North America, and the Horns of Hashut and Rotmire Creed dice are delayed in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand and it's a bit of a bummer. Japan also has delays with Blood Bowl and Warcry, so a small week for you I'm afraid!
Lastly in the delayed section for today, the Scinari Enlightener from the Lumineth range, available for the first time separately except in Australia, NZ and Japan this week
Night Lords get MK VI Helmets and Shoulder Pads, while their Loyalist Brothers in the Iron Hands also get their new MK VI Helmets and Shoulder Pads.