02 May 21

Sunday Preview – Hive War Erupts on Necromunda

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A fresh wave of pre-orders is on its way next weekend, with new kits, upgrades and accoutrements for Necromunda, Blood Bowl, and Forge World, as well as your regular dose of action-packed Warhammer fiction from Black Library. Take a look at the highlights with our weekly round-up.

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You can’t come to us for Warhammer Fest this year, so we’re coming to you! That’s right, from Monday through to Saturday, we’re bringing you a special Warhammer Fest Online preview each day. You can look forward to exclusive reveals and designer interviews for new books and miniatures for Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer Age of Sigmar, and many of our other games, as well as a suite of upcoming titles from Black Library. It’s a full-on Warhammer extravaganza!

What’s more, you can join us for our daily live shows, in which we’ll be discussing each new item in detail as it’s first revealed. Trust us when we say you won’t want to miss them. Here’s the schedule of what you can look forward to seeing each day, as well as when to tune in.

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Before you get lost in imagining all the possible reveals you’ll see in the coming days, let’s get back to the pre-orders that go live next weekend by heading over to Necromunda to check out the new starter set.

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If you’ve ever been tempted to take the plunge into the underhive, this is the way to do it, as it’s perfect for new players. Choose your gang – either the hard-bitten Escher, or the enigmatic Delaque – and fight thrilling, fast-paced tactical games set in the criminal underbelly of one of Necromunda’s towering hive cities, Hive Primus.

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The set includes 10 plastic miniatures from each gang, each of which can be armed with a variety of weapons and equipment.

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The boxed also features a 104-page softback rulebook – your one-stop shop for everything you need to learn about the game. In addition to introducing the setting and background of Necromunda, the rulebook provides you with guidance on how to generate your gang, and how to play the game itself. It also includes multiple scenarios in which you’ll vie for dominance against your rivals and prove your gang is the toughest.

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Hive War also includes an array of modular terrain, representing the cramped streets of the underhive, as well as a double-sided gaming mat, dice, tokens, cards, and all the templates you need.

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On the topic of modular terrain, what better way to give it a more authentic, immersive feel once you’ve applied a lick of paint than with these wonderfully thematic decals? From gang graffiti to wanted posters, you’ll be able to add the perfect finishing touches to your Necromunda terrain collection. What’s more, the transfer sheet includes a whopping 499 decals, so you won’t be running out any time soon, either.

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Weapons & Upgrades Sets

Have you ever been short of the perfect weapon with which to arm one of your gangers? Well, you Escher and Goliath players out there are getting bespoke weapons upgrade sets that feature a wide selection of ranged and melee weapons, as well as other handy accessories. Each set features more than 60 alternative components, including a variety of different heads – though not strictly weapons, you wouldn’t want to be on the business end of a headbutt from an Escher nor a Goliath.

From the underhive to the gridiron next, as we take a look at one of the meanest teams ever to
grace pummel the sport of Blood Bowl.

Chaos Chosen Pitch and Dugouts

We are, of course, referring to the mighty Doom Lords, one of the most feared Chaos Chosen teams in Blood Bowl history. However, it’s been too long since they had a suitably hellish pitch that they could call home. The new Chaos Chosen pitch is set within an ancient temple dedicated to the Dark Gods. It features both a dormant and an awakened side, and if you’re brave enough, it comes with rules representing what happens should enough blood be spilt upon its unholy astrogranite… [cue tense music]

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Chaos Chosen Card Pack

With the Blood Bowl’s Second Season well underway, the Chaos Chosen roster has gone through something of an overhaul to bring it in line with the new rules. If you’re a fan of easy mode when it comes to keeping track of your team’s profiles and skills, grab yourself the Chaos Chosen Card Pack, which includes handy reference cards for all of the players and associated Star Players. There are even 20 blank player cards for you to fill in as your team develops over the course of a league, as well as a variety of thematic Special Play cards that are exclusive to Chaos Chosen teams.

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Chaos Chosen Team Dice Pack

As any fan of the Chaos All-stars will tell you, it’s unwise to risk the ire of the Dark Gods, lest they subject you to some cruel or bizarre fate. Keep them appeased by using the Chaos Chosen Team dice whenever you field a team in service to the infernal powers.

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Warhammer Underworlds fans are in for a treat in the next wave of pre-orders – especially if you’re a fan of greenskins.

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Hedkrakka’s Madmob

This new warband stars four feral Orruks led by a crazed, mask-wearing Shaman. These fighters lean heavily on their aggressive nature, earning Primacy for krumpin’ their foes good an’ proper. Then again, they are Bonesplitterz, so what else would you expect? With names such as Toofdagga, Dakko Sharp-Stikka, Wallop da Skull, and Hedkrakka, the Gob of Gork, they’re certainly an entertaining warband to use, though don’t underestimate their capacity for brutal violence when it comes to getting stuck in.

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Warhammer Underworlds: Silent Menace Universal Deck

This expansion for Warhammer Underworlds is suited to every warband, offering new card options and a greater variety of deckbuilding combos. It contains 32 cards – 12 Objectives, 10 Gambits, and 10 Upgrades – all themed around the treasures and tactics of Beastgrave’s Silent People. Crucially, this set doesn’t include any spells, meaning that your warbands will be able to utilise the full spectrum of Silent Menace cards even if they don’t include a wizard.

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Black Library pre-orders also return next weekend, with four additions to the range.

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Warriors and Warlords

Available in paperback, this collection of short stories from the 41st Millennium features tales penned by several of Black Library’s most popular authors, including Rachel Harrison, Graham McNeill, and Chris Wraight. If you like your reading fast and furious, Warriors and Warlords is just what you need in your life.

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Sisters of Battle Collection

James Swallow has long been Black Library’s most prolific writer of all things Adepta Sororitas, and you can get the full collection of his novels and short stories on the Sisters of Battle in this limited edition, two-book hardback set from Saturday. It includes five tales – Faith & Fire, Hammer & Anvil, Red & Black, and Heart & Soul, as well as a brand new story, Iron & Bone.

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Sisters of Battle: The Book of Martyrs

There’s more Adepta Sororitas fiction where that came from – The Book of Martyrs includes three more action-packed sagas of the Sisters of Battle, penned by Danie Ware, Alec Worley, and Phil Kelly. If you’re seeking inspiration, you’ve just found it. This anthology is available in hardback and ebook formats.

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Fire Made Flesh

Denny Flowers sends us delving into the underhive as he brings us Fire Made Flesh. Danger is afoot as Tempes Sol of the Guild of Light seeks the dark secrets that lurk in the Fallen Dome of Periculus. You can devour this tale from Necromunda via paperback or ebook.

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Sons of Sanguinius: A Blood Angels Omnibus

Comprising more than 20 short stories and novellas written by Black Library luminaries such as Dan Abnett, James Swallow, and Gav Thorpe, Sons of Sanguinius is the ultimate omnibus for fans of the Blood Angels and their successor Chapters. You can read these blood-soaked tales in paperback or ebook formats.

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Ultramarines: Dead Sky, Black Sun

Available for the first time as an MP3 audiobook, Ultramarines: Dead Sky, Black Sun, tells of Uriel Ventris’ daring attack on the Iron Warriors home world, deep in the Eye of Terror itself. Graham McNeill’s classic story of courage and honour is not to be missed, and makes for perfect listening while painting or driving.

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As usual, we’ll also have loads of great articles for you on Warhammer Community, as well as a packed schedule of Warhammer Live shows too. Here’s what you can look forward to this coming week.


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