The First-ever Warhammer Preview Online
Welcome to the first-ever Warhammer Preview Online – and boy, oh boy, do we have some awesome stuff to show you today. Over the next few weeks there will be even MORE big reveals as we have a series of previews lined up, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This afternoon, we’ll be running the Warhammer Preview live over on Twitch and then following that up with updates right here. We’ll be showing off a few of the most amazing things we’ve got in the pipeline, including:
- Big news for the small screen
- A big-screen hero in plastic
- Psychic revelations
- The lighting of a new fire
Without further ado, let’s get started.
2:00PM – The Latest from Storyforge
The Warhammer Storyforge has been hard at work on a number of exciting new projects. We’ve already seen the trailer for Angels of Death, featuring the Blood Angels doing what they do best – killing in the name of the Emperor and looking great while they do it. We’ll bring you more info on that soon, but now, we get to take our first glimpse at Death’s Hand. If you like the shadowy world of the agents of the Imperium, you’ll love this. Take a look.
We’re working with another world-class animation studio on this project, and as you can see, Death’s Hand has a very different style and feel to Angels of Death. This tale is gory, grim and dark, full of the back-stabbing and clandestine skullduggery that happens in the unseen corners of the Imperium to maintain the power behind the Golden Throne. Death’s Hand is part of an animated anthology series called Hammer and Bolter – we’ll have more updates on that soon.
For more on Death’s Hand, Angels of Death and all of the other exciting Storyforge projects in the works (not all of which have the word “death” in the title… probably) make sure that you follow the brand-new Storyforge Instagram page and sign up to our newsletter.
The Lumineth take their strength from the very land of Hysh, and these aelves follow the aspect of the mountain, from which they inherit part of their might and resilience. That incredible centrepiece model is Avalenor, the Stoneheart King. He is the eldest and the wisest of the mountain spirits that march to war with the aelves. Take a closer look at the model that is redefining what it means to be part of an aelf army.
Part mystical creature, part mountain, and it can go toe-to-toe with a Bloodthirster – what more could you ask for? And, of course, we couldn’t have a Warhammer Preview without some actual war hammers. Elves have been part of Warhammer for ages, but they haven’t ever held hammers – until now!
These are the Alarith Stoneguard, the elite infantry of the Lumineth Realm-lords. They fight like immovable objects, wielding magical hammers that crush enemy skulls with a single blow. We hope that you’re ready to start seeing all of your problems as nails.
He comes as two models – mounted and on foot – and then you get to decide how to equip him. Choose whether to have him wearing a helmet or with his hair blowing free in the breeze. Choose whether he’s armed with a deadly sword or a lethal throwing spear. Finally, choose whether he carries a shield into battle or not. You even get to choose if his horse wears barding or not. However you equip him, Éomer is a mighty hero, able to carve through armies of evil with ease. Just imagine how awesome he’s going to look charging into battle alongside Théoden and Gandalf.
2:45PM – Psychic Awakening: The Next Chapter
The eighth book in the galaxy-spanning Psychic Awakening reaches the ruins of Cadia. While Abaddon the Despoiler has moved on to Vigilus, another villain is looking to make the system his new playground.
Yes, Fabius Bile is back! Congratulations if you picked up on the not-so-subtle hints that we’ve been dropping. This iconic character has spent 10,000 years terrorising the galaxy, and this glorious new model perfectly encapsulates his warped genius. He’s the last of the original “classic” Chaos Space Marines characters to be updated and, just like with Abaddon, Ahriman and Khârn, he’s well worth the wait. Let’s take a closer look at how the Primogenitor has changed.
As well as returning with an epic new model, Fabius is also the cover star of the next book in the Psychic Awakening saga – War of the Spider. As he spins his plans and schemes, his enemies close in on him – the Death Guard, Officio Assassinorum and Talons of the Emperor all have their reasons for wanting to stop Bile. Along with background on the battles taking place amid the ruins of the Cadia System, the book will include new rules for the Adeptus Custodes, Sisters of Silence and Imperial Assassins. There are also additional rules for each of the seven Plague Companies of the Death Guard and a new Chaos Space Marines sub-faction called Agents of Bile, representing the twisted creations of the Clonefather.
If you’re getting ready for the return of Fabius Bile, make sure that you share your conversions with us on the Warhammer 40,000 Facebook page.
These are the Scions of the Flame, a new Chaos warband, and just in case it’s not immediately obvious, they like fire – like, they really like fire. One of them is even ON fire.
As with the other warbands that we’ve seen in Warcry, they worship a specific element of Chaos – in this case, the Ever-Raging Flame. Along with these incredible models, they bring with them a range of unique abilities that will help you conquer the Eightpoints. These denizens of Aqshy will be seeking Archaon’s blessing soon (you could say that they want to become flameous) so it’s time to start practising your flame effects. Oh, and while these are the last of the “missing” warbands from the Warcry Core Book, they are by no means the final warband for the game.
3:15PM – The Pride of the Horus Heresy
Finally, we have a model that we know you’ve been waiting for. If you’re like us, you’ve been following the Road to Thramas series, gazing at the incredible new Dark Angels models and wondering, what would the Primarch of the I Legion look like? Well, he’s going to look a little something like this.
The new Lion El’Jonson model is every inch the perfect embodiment of the questing knight. He is clad in the finest armour available and covered in the iconography of the Dark Angels. The Primarch also comes with the option to be assembled with or without his helmet. This impeccable fighter even has a choice of which weapon he will cut through the traitors with – the Lion Sword or the Wolf Blade. Finally, his gaming base slots into a diorama base with a heap of dead Night Lords at his feet, representing part of the bloody Thramas campaign. You can, of course, paint the dead Space Marines in any colour, even black (winks in Heresy).
Whether you’re a gamer, a collector or a painter, this model really will take pride of place in your army (sorry, we couldn’t resist a final Lion pun).
3:30PM – One Last Thing
Cancelled events and previews in the face of COVID-19 is all a bit disappointing – nobody wants to miss out on sweet Warhammer news or the chance to pick up cool things after all, right? Well, our online preview has you covered for the first of those, but what about the other? Well, if you’d been at the events planned for March, you’d have been able to get your hands on the amazing Lieutenant Amulius model.
Well, we don’t want you to miss out on that either! So, we’re making Amulius available to buy online, and everyone can get one. He’ll be available to order for just two weeks and we’ll ship him right out to you as soon as we’re back up and running.
That’s it for our first Warhammer Preview Online! Thanks so much for joining us. Our next one will be on the 4th of April, so make a note in your diary. In the meantime, join us on the Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Forge World Facebook pages, Instagram, Twitter and Twitch to let us know what you’re looking forward to most. Also, sign up to our newsletter to make sure that you don’t miss any of the latest Warhammer news.