Posted 26/11/2017

Blood Bowl, Blood Angels and Battle Companies: Next Week’s Pre-orders

Whether you’re into Blood Bowl, Blood Angels, or both, next week brings some exciting new pre-orders for you to get your hands on.


Codex: Blood Angels brings the scions of Baal into the new era of Warhammer 40,000 in full. This is one of the most exciting codexes in the post-Gathering Storm galaxy, featuring a wealth of new lore and a huge volume of new units, too. Inside, you’ll find how the Blood Angels are recovering – and even thriving – after their world was almost annihilated by Hive Fleet Leviathan, and how the latest wave of Primaris reinforcements are being accepted by the rest of the Chapter.

As for new rules, there’s all the awesome stuff you know and love from the rest of this edition’s codexes – Stratagems, Warlord Traits, Psychic Powers and more – as well as some special extras. You’ll now be able to clad the Archangels – the legendary, Terminator-armoured first company of the Blood Angels – in Cataphractii and Tartaros armour, diversifying the range of tactical options available to you. If you prefer aerial warfare, this codex sees the Blood Angels gain access to the popular Stormhawk Interceptor and well as the Stormtalon Gunship.

The new codex will also see the Blood Angels able to add a range of Primaris units to their army. To help, there’s a series of kits on the way, each featuring a unique Blood Angels upgrade frame containing weapons, shoulder pads and heads designed to make your squads fit with the rest of your Blood Angels collection. This frame will be available separately, too!

Finally, the just-revealed Lieutenant Tolmeron will be available to pre-order alongside the codex, making for the perfect leader for the rest of your Primaris Space Marine forces.


Meanwhile, in the somewhat more lighthearted (but nearly equally violent) world of Blood Bowl, another set of flaxen-haired exemplars are set to make their mark. Enter the Elfheim Eagles:

These guys are one of Blood Bowl’s most talented teams, using speed, skill and a healthy helping of arrogance to rise to the top of their league. They’re in plastic, too, making building and customising yours easy.

Accompanying the Elfheim Eagles is a range of accessories designed to make managing your Blood Bowl team simple, including team cards. These are can be used to track special plays, players and skills gained during tournaments, and are a great way to avoid any mucking around with notepads and bits of scrap paper during your games.

The inaugural Blood Bowl Almanac is the perfect companion for every Blood Bowl player, combining rules from Death Zone Season One! and Death Zone Season Two!, plus much more besides. Within, you’ll find rules for everything from running your own leagues to arranging sponsorships for your players and using squigs as balls.


Finally, next week sees Middle-earth: Battle Companies arrive. Battle Companies is an exciting way to play The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey™ Strategy Battle Game with a mere handful of models, picking elite warbands from the world of Middle-earth and battling with them in intense skirmishes. As time goes on, members of your warband will distinguish themselves and gain new skills, adding a richness and a sense of progression to your campaigns. If you’ve been looking for a way into The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey™ Strategy Battle Game, or just want a new way to play with your existing miniatures, Middle-earth: Battle Companies is for you.

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