Sunday Preview – #New40K and Pre-orders Are Back!
In case you somehow missed the multitude of memos, a new edition of Warhammer 40,000 was announced yesterday! Want more good news? All your current codex books and supplements will still be perfectly valid. There are loads of updates you’ll love that offer new ways to enjoy the game. Get all the details here, and visit the new Warhammer 40,000 website to get the lowdown and sign up for email updates.
Now for some more great news – pre-orders are back on! The first batch includes Psychic Awakening: Engine War, the new Adeptus Mechanicus units releasing alongside it, and loads of Black Library fiction. Let’s dig in.
Psychic Awakening: Engine War
The latest entry in the ongoing Psychic Awakening series updates no fewer than four factions with new rules, background material, and missions to play out the events. The focus has been on the Adeptus Mechanicus, because they have a slew of new models, but this book also covers Imperial Knights, Chaos Knights, and Chaos Daemons – including the latest units for Slaanesh!
This is a must-have tome for collectors of Adeptus Mechanicus, Knights of all kinds, and Chaos armies. Speaking of which, the sumptuously appointed collector’s edition is the best way to show your loyalty. It includes the same stunning black-on-black presentation we’ve seen with the rest of the Psychic Awakening books, plus the four short stories that were first published here printed inside!
The book will also be available in standard hardback, plus an ePub edition for easy reading and gaming on the go. No matter which one you get, this book has all the rules you’ll need to use the massive wave of new Adeptus Mechanicus releases, amongst other things!
If you order either the collector’s edition or the standard hardback, we’ll even throw in a pair of datasheet cards for Syll’Esske, the Vengeful Allegiance and Shalaxi Helbane!**
** NOTICE: At the time of writing, we thought that these datasheets would be available with orders online. Unfortunately, it was revealed to us afterwards that due to new processes put in place at our warehouse, this will no longer be the case. We’re sorry for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused.
First seen in Kill Team Theta-7 Acquisitus box, these Tech-Priests are now available on their own. Their bodies are bloated with bizarre machinery, allowing them to bend the Motive Force to their will. They float across the battlefield, enhancing nearby troops and unleashing baleful energies with magnarail lances and transonic cannons.
Of course, a leader needs troops to enact their strategies…
Serberys Raiders and Sulphurhounds
Riding freakish quadrupedal constructs into battle, these soldiers of the Machine God operate as forward recon and linebreakers. The kit allows you to build three models in one of two ways. Sulphurhounds dual wield pistols, and their mounts are augmented with the ability to breath flaming blasts of corrosive gas. Raiders, on the other (probably bionic) hand, fire galvanic carbines with deadly accuracy before closing in to cut down their quarry with curved cavalry sabres.
Pteraxii Sterylizors and Skystalkers
Flying shock troops equipped with articulated wing-limbs and clawed feet, the Pteraxii box builds five of either the close-range Sterylizors, gripping white-hot phosphor torches, or mid-range Skystalkers, wielding withering flechette carbines. Not only do they offer Adeptus Mechanicus armies a variety of new tactical options, and they’re sure to be a hit with kit bashers and converters – this box is loaded with cool bits.
This incredible kit builds one of three variations on a new flying chassis. The Transvector ferries elite troops to the front and offers fire support, the Fusilave is a ground attack aircraft with a bomb rack, and the Stratoraptor is a dedicated gunship. All of them share the same unusual design, with huge mechanical bat wings, articulated landing-limbs and a distinctive curved cockpit.
Start Collecting! Adeptus Mechanicus
If all these new releases have you excited to join the cause of Mars or grow your existing forces, you now have a new Start Collecting! set. This box includes ten Skitarii Vanguard or Rangers (or five of each), a Tech-Priest Enginseer and a mighty Skorpius Dunerider. The floaty tank can also be built as a Skorpius Disintegrator, so you might as well get two boxes to make the most of it. This is an incredible set that gives the Adeptus Mechanicus an array of options to start a new army or expand an existing one.
Keep an eye out for more previews on the new pre-order goodies throughout the week. We expect many of you will be eager to get your hands on the first new releases in some time, and our shipping department will be doing everything they can to get your models out by the weekend of release. With new safety measures in place, and an increased demand for online shopping, your order might take just a little longer than usual to get to you. We’d ask for your patience as everyone continues to work safely and as quickly as possible under the circumstances.
Now if you’re looking for something to read, Black Library has you covered…
Sons of the Selenar
Available previously in a limited edition format, Graham McNeill’s entry into the Siege of Terra will be up for pre-order in hardback and eBook editions. This riveting novella tells the final chapter in the story of the Sisypheum, as the crew engages in a dangerous mission that could alter the fate of the galaxy.
Print on Demand Horus Heresy Titles
If you’re looking to round out your collection of Horus Heresy hardback novels, don’t miss this two-week Print on Demand order period for the next five titles in the series – Fear to Tread, Shadows of Treachery, Angel Exterminatus, Betrayer, and Mark of Calth. At this point you might want to pick up some new bookshelves to hold them all while you’re at it.
New Books for Young Readers
Both our Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar young adult book series have a new title up for pre-order soon. War of the Orks is the fourth novel in Cavan Scott’s Warped Galaxies series, and this instalment sees our intrepid heroes caught in the middle of a full-scale greenskin civil war. Will they make it out unscathed, one step closer to finding the Emperor’s Seat? Pre-order it in both paperback and digital editions this weekend.
Young fans of the Mortal Realms will want to take a look at Tom Huddleston’s Flight of the Kharadron, the fourth instalment in the Realm Quests series. As you might guess from the title, the adventurers have a run-in with the duardin privateers, with no shortage of high-flying action above the clouds! The Kharadron Overlords could be convinced to aid them on their quest… for the right price. As always, it will be available in softback and digital editions.
Good Times Ahead
This week sees additional Warhammer stores around the world cautiously opening back up with enhanced safety measures in place, in line with local guidelines. If you’ve been waiting to stock up on essential hobby supplies, with any luck, your long vigil will soon be over.
With lockdown still in place for many, our Warhammer Live content will remain as it has been, with loads of shows throughout the week to keep you engaged and entertained. You can also tune in to a bonus Warhammer 40,000 Studio Q&A on Tuesday the 26th of May at 7pm (BST) – after Hang Out & Hobby – where Eddie Eccles, Pete Foley and Mike Brandt will be answering your questions about the new Warhammer 40,000. If you want to ask something in particular, we’re collecting questions on Twitter right now, so make sure you ask yours in the comments of this tweet:
— WarhammerCommunity (@WarComTeam) May 23, 2020
Take a look at the full schedule for this week.
We’ve also still got all of the great articles you’ve come to expect, including another piece of free Psychic Awakening fiction tomorrow. This one is linked to Pariah and will be the final instalment for the Psychic Awakening series, so it’s a perfect time to read them all back from the beginning!
Check back all week for coverage of the new edition of Warhammer 40,000, including a closer look at the incredible cinematic trailer, plus more rules previews from Engine War.
The Fate of the Dark Imperium
Speaking of the new edition, the Dark Imperium box is making the shift to Last Chance to Buy. Even though the book will be outdated soon, it’s still a fantastic way to pick up Primaris Space Marines and Death Guard models. Stock up and grow your armies, or split it with a mate for a pair of great starter forces!
This is a very exciting week for fans of Warhammer, and we want to see what you’re up to more than ever. Has the news of a new edition of Warhammer 40,000 moved some back-burner projects to the top of your to-do list? Are you dusting off your Skitarii army in preparation for reinforcements? Share them with us on social media with #WarhammerCommunity!
As always, stay safe and keep your hobby momentum going strong!