Warhammer 40K

The Best Games Not Yet Published, 2010

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Another new year, another new set of games and miniatures to lust after! It is time for our annual look at the games and miniatures we are most anxiously awaiting in 2010. Our 2009 prognostications did pretty well so here we go again. As always, there is no guarantee any of these titles will be published in 2010, nor that they will be any good if they are, but we are optimistic. Read the rest of this entry »

Forge World Elysian Tauros Venator

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Tauros Venator

Forge World has a new Warhammer 40,000 Elysian vehicle on pre-order (will release on January 25th), the Tauros Venator. It is a very cool looking ten-wheeled off-road buggy similar to the present-day DPV’s used by SEALS and Delta Force that operated in Iraq. Rules for it will appear in Imperial Armour Volume Eight. Guard players will need to warm up their wallets.

New Tyranid Images — WH40K

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Bell of Lost Souls has some, blurry, images of some of the upcoming Warhammer 40,000 Tyranid releases. The Toxatrope is sort of a wild looking version of a  Malanthrope. The new Ravenors and Gargoyles are now in plastic but look rather similar to current designs. The new Hive Guard is a unique sculpt that is sort of Carnifex-esque.

New clear pics are now available and the models are available for pre-order from GW.

[Updated: 17DEC09]

Space Hulk Now Available!

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space-hulk-coverWell it turns out the Games Workshop ‘Mystery Box’ and ‘Space Hulk 2009′ rumors were one in the same. This is great news for Space Hulk fans. Unfortunately it is only a limited release so we will probably not see much support for it.

The game is shipping with a 23-page Rulebook, a 47-page Mission book and 35 plastic Citadel miniatures, including: 11 Space Marine Terminators, one Space Marine Terminator Librarian, 22 Genestealers, and one Broodlord. Also included of course are the cardboard corridor sections and misc counters. Read the rest of this entry »

Planetstrike — Review

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The blokes over at World’s End Radio have done a very nice review of GW’s latest Warhammer 40,000 expansion Planetstrike. It is in Episode #23 – Planet Killers starting at 39:20min into the show.

Like many of the recent reviews on the Web, they cover the basics of the Planetstrike book, but they also go into detail about army options and strategies as well as terrain effects, terrain building and use of strategems. Overall a great show for those thinking about Planetstrike as well as for those who already have it.

Getting Started with Planetstrike

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wh40k-planet-strike-cover-largeGames Workshop has a nice article introducing their new Planetstrike expansion for Warhammer 40,000. It also includes lots of great photos of the new model releases.

Bell of Lost Souls now has a Planetstrike review posted.

[Updated: 6JUL09]

New Plastic Hellhound Spotted!

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Bell of Lost Souls has pictures of the upcoming 40K, all-plastic, Imperial Guard Hellhound kit debuted at Gamesday Spain. It looks a bit like the Graia Pattern Forge World kit but, unlike some of GW’s newer releases, deviates from it considerably. It includes all three of the new Hellhound variants. Nice to have it in plastic but we wish they had done the Artemia Pattern instead.

Planetary Empires Sneak Peek

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Planetary Empires Ad
Planetary Empires Ad

The latest French edition of White Dwarf included an ad for the upcoming Warhammer 40,000 campaign system, Planetary Empires. The ad announces that the Planetary Empires box game will include 48 plastic hexes that are compatible with the Mighty Empires hexes. The hexes will also be available separately from GW in some form. You can combine the two games if you wish to form campaigns that span the ages. Also included are short, simple campaign rules designed by Jervis Johnson but they also encourage players to make up their own. The system is designed for use with Warhammer 40K as well as Epic.

From the included photo of the hexes it looks like players are going to want to buy Might Empires as well, or some of the hexes, if they want mountain, forest, or river hexes but this remains to be seen. Overall it should be an interesting product.

GW has released Strategy Cards for use with PE as well as a nice article on painting your tiles.

[Updated: 20AUG09]

Planetstrike — First Pictures!

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Bell of Lost Souls has the first pictures from Gamesday France on Games Workshop’s upcoming Warhammer 40,000 expansion Planetstrike. Looks very nice.

GW also has a Planetstrike promo video out.

[Updated: 25APR09]

New Forge World Valkyrie and Vulture Variants

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The latest Forge World Openday saw the preview of upcoming Valkyrie and Vulture variant kits for the new GW plastic Valkyrie. Warseer has a number of photos of them and other new upcoming Ork (lots of Battle Wagon variants) and Chaos FW kits. The Valkyrie variant is a gunship called the Vendetta armed with what looks like six lascannons. The Vulture is a major variant with resin fuselage and wing bits to add to the main wings and tail booms of the new plastic kit. A new gatling gun type weapon, the Punisher Cannon, is posssibly included.

See more pics of the Vulture and Vendetta.

All in all some great looking stuff.

Updated: 20JUN09