Next week, the Space Wolves and Deathwatch get new codex supplements and an Ork hero returns to the fray. There are also reinforcements for the Space Marines, Black Library releases, and a redesigned painting handle. Before we dive deeper into next week’s pre-orders, take a look at the highlights.
Need some aliens hunted? Time to call the Deathwatch, of course! Their new codex supplement is the ultimate book for anyone interested in the Deathwatch in the Era Indomitus. It includes a detailed background section and Chapter-specific rules that build on those in Codex: Space Marines so that you can field this Chapter on the tabletop. It also features bespoke Crusade rules and new Kill Teams – no matter what alien threat you are facing, you’ll be able to purge them. It’s available in both standard and glorious collector’s editions.
Alongside the codex comes a set of datacards and some Deathwatch dice. The datacards will easily let you keep track of your Stratagems and psychic powers, while the dice prove that you’ve made your vow to take up the Long Vigil.
The Deathwatch are also getting a new boxed set. This is the first in a range of releases that include a Combat Patrol-sized force straight out of the box – whether you want to start a Deathwatch army or add to an existing one, this box is an ideal way to do it.
The fierce warriors of Fenris will also receive a new codex supplement. Along with the sagas of the legendary Chapter, Codex Supplement: Space Wolves includes datasheets for fielding their many unique units in games and specific Crusade rules. If you want to unleash the most savage Chapter of Space Marines upon the 41st Millennium, you’ll need this mighty tome. It’s available in an incredible collector’s edition as well as a standard hardback.
The Space Wolves get their own datacards, allowing you easy reference to your Chapter-specific Stratagems and psychic powers. There are also some new Space Wolves dice – so much easier than having to carve your own from krakenbone.
Codex Supplement: Space Wolves includes the rules for a brand-new unit, the Hounds of Morkai, who are also getting a multipart plastic kit. This is a dedicated psyker-hunting pack equipped with runic totems to protect them from evil magicks before they close in and slay the witch.
A Combat Patrol box for the Space Wolves is the ideal start to a Great Company or a way to add to an existing one. Packed with a choice selection of units, this box will get your army writing their own sagas in next to no time.
Available for both of these Chapters, and anyone else that uses Codex: Space Marines, are the Outriders. They have already made their debut in Warhammer 40,000 in both the Warhammer 40,000 Command Edition and Warhammer 40,000 Elite Edition boxed sets, but they’re now coming out separately for the first time. If you want to add more bikes to your armies (Ravenwing and White Scars players, we’re looking at you here), this is a perfect time.
Two of the 41st Millennium’s greatest heroes are getting released next week too. Initially seen in the Prophecy of the Wolf boxed set, Ragnar Blackmane and Ghazghkull Thraka (along with his pet grot Makari) will be available individually for the first time. They are both incredible in battle, and the amazing models will delight collectors and painters alike. Whether you want to lead the noble Space Wolves or command the largest Waaagh! the galaxy has ever seen, you’ll want to grab these miniatures.
Next week sees the all-new Citadel Painting Handle go on pre-order. If you’re looking for the most stylish and ergonomic way to hold your models while you paint them, then look no further! The new design makes it even easier to paint every last part of your miniatures.
Friday sees the Imperial Armour Compendium available for pre-order – featuring 191 updated datasheets for Forge World models in Warhammer 40,000. The book also includes a code which allows you to get all of the data in Warhammer 40,000: The App. If you’re a fan of massive war machines, destructive monsters, or grimly determined Astra Militarum regiments, then this book is for you.
For Necromunda, a new Rogue Doc is on the way. Unlike most of his medical peers, Doctor Arachnos likes to head out into the underhive to fight alongside gangs and pick up spare (body) parts for his operations. He can join any gang, so hire Doctor Arachnos if you need some medical support.
To tie in with the release of the Ragnar Blackmane miniature, Black Library is bringing out a gorgeous limited edition version of Aaron Demski-Bowden’s Ragnar Blackmane novel. Signed by the author, and featuring two pages of art tips ins plus a new introduction, the story sees Ragnar fighting in the Cadian System against the forces of Abaddon the Despoiler. It is strictly limited to 1,250 copies, so don’t miss out!
For fans of the galaxy’s premier xenos-hunters, there is Deathwatch: The Long Vigil. This anthology of short stories includes tales by Ben Counter, David Guymer, Andy Clark, and more. It’s available in both hardback and eBook versions.
Darkness in the Blood by Guy Haley sees Dante of the Blood Angels seeking a cure for the twin afflictions that curse his Chapter – the Black Rage and the Red Thirst. Perhaps the answer lies with Mephiston, the twice-born Lord of Death. It’s available in hardback, eBook, and audiobook versions.
Also available next week as an MP3 is Nightbringer, the first part of the Uriel Ventris Chronicles. The newly-promoted Captain is assigned to the planet Pavonis, where civil unrest and eldar raiders will test him. Can he return order to the Imperial world?
Finally, the classic graphic novel, Bloodquest Volume 1, is re-released in a newly colourised edition. Can Captain Leonatos track down the legendary Blade Encarmine?
Warhammer Community’s Week
Over the next few days, we’ll be taking a closer look at the new rules for the Space Wolves and the Deathwatch, as well as showing off the Imperial Armour Compendium. The latest Engine Kill article showcases some new Knights for Adeptus Titanicus, and we have a full week of shows on Warhammer TV.
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