Warhammer Fest Europe – Exciting RevealsAugust 20, 2018
With Warhammer Fest heading across the channel to Düsseldorf we suspected Games Workshop were preparing something special. Despite our expectations nothing could have prepared us for the non-stop onslaught of new and exciting releases emerging from the Rhineland this weekend.
First we were treated to a peak at the upcoming Sisters of Battle release. A fan favourite and subject to more rumour than any other army the Sisters are due to return with a new range in 2019. Making the most of modern design and manufacture techniques. In a nod to nostalgia the bolt weapons pay tribute to the classic bolter whilst flame weapons evoke Witchhunter releases of the early 00’s.
Next up we heard about changes to the official Games Workshop Podcasts. The current AoS ‘Stormcast’ is switching from little and often to a fortnightly hour of mortal realms content. Joining this will be an official Warhammer 40,000 podcast for those who enjoy listening to GW news whilst painting their favourite miniatures.
Devotees of Nuffle were not left out with Spiked Magazine issue 3 announced. Along with the return of Nurgle’s Rotters to the league fixtures. Building on recent Nurgle releases they combine pestilence and shambling horror to offer some great painting opportunities. Prepare to see more of your favourite players transfer mid-season due to unfortunate illness.
A brief mention needs to be made of the Japanese Exclusive ‘Space Marine Heroes’ models which until now have been hard to track down outside of the country. Expect to get your hands on them soon in blind bags at Games Workshop stores.
Exciting news for xenos players as ‘Speed Freeks’ are further revealed in a trailer. New images appear for a set of war buggies. Expect accompanying rules for high speed racing in a suitably Orky style. This heralds the arrival of a new range of Ork war machines coming in the much anticipated Orktober; with eagle eyed gamers spotting the looming shape of an as yet unseen greenskin of epic proportions in the background.
Forgeworld didn’t disappoint with previews of the new Blood Angels for Horus Heresy that ooze classical Greek influence. All in support of the upcoming release of the eighth book in the Horus Heresy series ‘Malevolence’. As if that wasn’t enough we got to see the preview of the adorable Warhound Titan for Adeptus Titanicus plus a pair of sculpted boards on which your god machines can clash in ground shaking combat. Even then they weren’t finished. Fans of the Underhive will soon be able to add even more eclectic weapons to their Cawdor gang with upgrade sets and an Executioner model.
For those following the Horus Heresy novels, Black Library announced the series is coming to an epic conclusion… ready to begin the tale of the Siege of Terra. Even better; the final book is being written by the legendary James Swallow to feature Nathaniel Garro’s finest hour and the Deathguard’s greatest failing.
Now there is only one thing left to mention which probably speaks best for itself…