The greenskins are getting closer, and GW has updated their upcoming mini-range page, and opened up a Codex teaser section.
Check them out here:
Ork Miniature Range
Ork Codex Preview
Our initial set of Apocalypse datasheets for some of the larger toys like knights and titans have been well recieved. So well in fact, that hot on the heels of our Age of Heresy campaign book, we present you with:
Lords of Battle: Epic War-machines and Monstrosities of the 40th Millennia.
This Apocalypse datasheet supplement includes a host of the most cherished "big guys" from back in the days of yore. Many of these have old resin models available, and many will require scratch-building from crazed modelers like you.
The Table of Contents is:
-If you have any comments or questions, let us know.
Space Wolves vs Alpha Legion
On the Imperial world of Yarrant, a Space Wolves Great Company has been attacked by Captain Arkos at the head of his dreaded Alpha Legion Hydra Company. The battle was bitter, and casualties were high on both sides. After suffering a bloody ambush, the Sons of Russ, formed a defensive cordon, and beat back the Traitors, even striking down Arkos himself. The Alpha Legion, has pulled back, taking their wounded captain with them, and the Wolves, have reclaimed their wounded and are preparing for sustained operations. Yarrant is truly in the balance.
World Status: Planet stale-mated
Week 7 Summary:
The Loyalists are reeling. Only on Yarrant did the Space Wolves bloody the nose of the Alpha Legion. On all other fronts, the Warmaster's forces are on the offensive. With their outer defense lines smashed, Rogal Dorn has ordered all loyalists on Terra to fall back to the Imperial Palace and be prepared to hold the walls. With several Traitor Titan legions landed, and Iron Warrior Siegemasters to guide them, it is only a matter of time before a breaching effort is made.
Further Week 7 news and updates as they come in...
Next Week: Against The Walls...
Things I've heard about 5th edition:
It will be released in 2008. I’ve been hinting at this in
these forums for months now…I was told September/October, but maybe they are
pushing it up for some reason. Maybe they are launching the new edition before
they release the next supplement. Could have something to with the rules changes
that they need the new system out before the next supplement.
The new starter box will be Orks vs. Marines. Like BfSP it will have two small but complete
armies. The new technology lets them put so much more stuff on a sprue and I've
heard you get TONS of stuff in this box. I expect a vehicle or two (those rumors
of a plastic killa kan have been floating around for some time) but I have no
info to say what the contents will be beyond Orks vs. Marines (What do you think
they are making those plastic grots for?). As an Ork player I am so very excited
about this box…
Rules wise I’ve heard that the vehicle damage chart will look
like the Apocalypse one but for standard vehicles.
I’ve heard nothing of a nerf for skimmers or any other major
changes to the vehicle system. But that just means my source hasn’t told me
anything or may not know himself.
Two big changes I’ve heard about are changes to movement and
(everyone wait for it…) changes to Rending! I posted these in a “rules idea”
thread a few weeks back to see if anyone would notice…nobody did. I'm not going
to go into detail now as I've been tourtured by the =I=nqusition before and do
not wish to revist those dark places. But if you search for them, they are out
there...posted as my own idea. (see how I do that? Like a f'n ninja!)I’ve heard
that Combat Patrol and Kill Team are gone from the rule book. They will make a
reappearance as their own supplement in 2009 with expanded rules for "space
hulk" and "Necromunda" style games.They have been replaced with a much expanded
mission system and campaign rules that are based off the Mighty Empires system
I've heard that there are a few 40K specific tiles in the works. One
being a hive-city tile.
Dark Eldar are next after Deamons, beyond that I have no
We have almost wrapped up all 24 datasheets for our next supplement: Lords of Battle
This supplement will be a single pdf file including a host of the most cherished "big guys" from back in the days of yore. Many of these have old resin models available, and many will require scratch-building from crazed modelers like you.
We have scoured our collections and the internet, and have gotten nice pics of most of them. We are in desperate need of some good pics of the following models:
-If you have a good looking mini of any of these, please snap a nice-well-lit pic of it and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks a million,
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Traditional Favorites Return!
Anyone who’s attended an AdeptiCon in the past can tell you about our signature events – the kind of tournaments you won’t find anywhere else. All of the traditional favorites will return, so register early at www.adepticon.org/cart to reserve your spot and a chance to win glory, fame, and some of AdeptiCon’s legendary prize support.
New Challenges Await!
This year, we’ve added even more tournaments to our roster of events, and greatly expanded the list of demos, bring-and-battles, and other non-competitive events! Best of all, many of the demos and other non-competitive events are FREE with your AdeptiCon Weekend Badge. Note that many of the free events have limited space, so pre-registration at www.adepticon.org/cart is highly recommended to make sure you can take part in the events of your choice.
Read on to find out some short descriptions of both our traditional and new events. Full descriptions and event rules can be found online in our web cart at www.adepticon.org/cart and the http://www.adepticon.org/ website.
Friday Event Highlights
Warhammer 40K Gladiator Tournament – Before there were ‘Ard Boyz tournaments, there was the AdeptiCon Warhammer 40K Gladiator. Only five players have earned the title of AdeptiCon Gladiator Champion…will you be number six?
Warhammer Fantasy Devastation Tournament – Starting with a 3000 point army, only the survivors of your army will advance to the next round of play in this new AdeptiCon Signature Event.
Warhammer Fantasy Escalation Tournament – Demonstrate your prowess by playing WFB at the 1000, 2000, and 3000 point levels.
Lord of the Rings Team Tournament – You and a partner will each bring a 500 point army to fight for the fate of Middle Earth!
Epic Armageddon Tournament - Real generals command armies, not companies. Bring a
3000 point Epic Armageddon army for this new singles tournament to find out if you can earn the title of Champion.
Free Events – Demos of Warhammer Ancient Battles and Legends of the Old West, and Warhammer 40K Apocalypse gaming are open to all AdeptiCon Attendees with the purchase of an AdeptiCon Weekend Badge
Saturday Event Highlights
Warhammer 40K National Team Tournament – The largest 40K tournament in the world returns, and this year there is room for 400 40K players in 100 teams to compete for the top honors!
Warhammer Ancient Battles Singles Tournament – The glories of the ancients will be re-lived on the tabletop.
Warhammer Fantasy Championships – 2250 point armies will face off in a battle of will and skills against some of the best players from around the world.
Free Events - AdeptiCon attendees can participate in demos of Legendof the High Seas, Legends of the Old West, Lord of the Rings, and Space Hulk, Aeronautica Imperialis and Epic Armageddon Bring and Battles, a Warmaster Battle Royale, and a Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol tournament, all as part of their AdeptiCon Weekend Badge!
Sunday Event Highlights
Warhammer 40K Championships – Prepare your 1850 point armies for three action-packed scenarios against some of the fiercest competition in the world.
Warhammer Fantasy Team Tournament – 2-player teams will bring their best to compete against their peers in the arenas of generalship, painting, and theme.
Warhammer Ancient Battles Doubles Tournament – This WAB team event pits 2-player teams against each other in heated competition.
Battlefleet Gothic Championships –Returning for its second year, the BFG Championships will give players a chance to compete for mastery of the void.
Free Events – Demos of Lord of the Rings, Legend of the High Seas, Legends of the Old West: The Chicago Way, and a Games Workshop Battle Bunker Surprise will be offered free to all AdeptiCon Attendees as part of their AdeptiCon Weekend Badge!
Our lineup of hobby seminars taught by award-winning instructors continue to grow, with some old favorites such as Damien Garcia’s “Big Brush Method” speed painting class, along with new techniques taught my such masters as Tim Lison and James and Cathy Wappel. Whether you’re new to the hobby and looking to learn some basic skills, or an old-salt looking for a way to
bring your work to the next level, there’s something for everyone to learn at our Hobby Seminars.
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Lion and the Night - part 1
Dark Angels vs the Night Lords
The Dark Angels have inflicted a sound defeat on the forces of Night-captain Wolf. For the first time in his career, Wolf's tactics have been turned aside. His fleet ambushed a Dark Angel fleet far on the Eastern Fringe, and send boarding parties to disable their drive sections. While a portion of the Dark Angel fleet is dead in space, the Sons of Caliban have turned to their Legio Cybernetica Robot Maniples to push back the Traitors in the tightly packed confines of their vessels. Combat is both brutal and bloody, but as of now, the Night Lords have been pushed back and only hold a handful of Dark Angel vessels. It is to be seen what tactics Wolf devises to deal with this latest Loyalist gambit.
Fleet Status: Imperial Control
Ambush at Chondax
White Scars, Space Wolves vs Alpha Legion
There has been no world of this fleet action as of this time. It is known that a large Alpha Legion fleet has attacked a force of Space Wolves and White Scars vessels in the Chondax system, where they were mustering for the journey to Terra.
Fleet Status: Unknown
Battle of El'Phanor
Ultramarines vs Sons of Horus
The Ultramarines have beaten back a Sons of Horus ambush. Captain Tyranus along with a small contingent of Custodes Guard responded to a false distress call, and were met with battle from an unexpected quarter led by First Captain Abaddon. Several of the Custodes gave their lives to buy time for the Ultramarines to stabilize their position and beat back their traitorous brothers. With the Sons of Horus pulling back, the Ultramarines have carefully interred the fallen Custodes in their fleet catacombs, and are making best speed for Terra
World Status: Imperial Control
Week 6 Summary:
The Loyalists have fought with some success. While some Legions have been waylaid by the Warmaster's forces, others have fought off their attackers and are making their way to Terra. Captain Garro has brought detailed information on the treachery of Horus to the Emperor, and all Imperial forces are rapidly reinforcing the Imperial Palace. When the Warmaster arrives, he will get quite an unfriendly welcome...
Further Week 6 news and updates as they come in...
Next Week: The Terran Landings begin...