GW: New Releases 2-20-2016 First Looks

orks vs tau

This weekend at GW it’s Greenskins vs the Blueskins – Orks & Tau coming to a tabletop near YOU!

via Games Workshop

Start Collecting! Orks


Warboss Grukk’s Boss Mob


Tau Empire Coalition Command


Waaagh! Ghazghkull – A Codex: Orks Supplement






Farsight Enclaves – A Codex: Tau Empire Supplement

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Looks like some new repackaging/re-release of the existing Tau (sorry folks) and a few “new” Ork options/re-releases. At least the Orks get a new Start Collecting Box! Also Waaagh! Ghazghkull is an updated version. It appears to have new art (at least the cover has been tweaked) and there will be “formations for use in Warhammer 40,000, including several previously available in The Red Waaagh! and Hour of the Wolf – along with three new formations!” so that’s a plus.

Here is the old cover by comparison (2014)


It’s the Hodgepodge Horders vs the High Tech Commies this week – who’s side are you on?!

  • Old zogwort

    Any new on what those 3 new formations are..
    Are they 3 decurions ? or just strange combinations of units get +1 ws

    • I keep looking but no one seems to be tellin.

      • Simon Neil Westerby

        So I should buy ANOTHER copy of Waaaagh Ghazzy Just for 3 (probably useless) formations…..

        Don’t think so GW – Don’t think so….

        • Some one over on Dakka reported a free digital upgrade… Not sure if it’s true yet.

          • Simon Neil Westerby

            No good if you have the hardback though…

          • Ya, I’m in that boat too. But what I’m reading is sounding reasonable, at less than we paid for the first version. Orks are my main and largest army/collection, so I’m sure I’ll buy the “newer” version in a few weeks.

          • Simon Neil Westerby

            same boat – Sadly this probably means no more Ork love for the next two years …. but I hope not.

          • Old zogwort

            This could be what saves orks. It could also be crap but decent decurion style formations with the potential to undo all the codex nerfs and perhaps buffs them some more really excite me

        • Some one over another forum reported a free digital upgrade… Not sure if it’s true yet.

      • JimOnMars

        It’s crap. The decurion “benefit” is the same as the codex warband…in fact, the warband is one of the cores. Some are suggesting that Ghazzy now can call multiple waaaghs, but only by taking his council formation, so very expensive.

        • As expected. It would take a small effort ot revive the Orks to the new “standard” set by other new codex’s. I think they won’t do that with out a small model release.
          I found the “new” W!G for preorder on Ebay and at a discount. So….. ya, I’m an addict.
          Still no harm in waiting till next month.

        • Stealthbadger

          Where are you getting this info from?

          • JimOnMars

            Some guys on Dakka have been allowed to download the digital Ghaz supplement because they already had purchased it. Go to dakka and read the dammage. The 3 new formations are squadrons of each type of jet, with very minor bonuses.

          • Stealthbadger

            Thanks dude. Had a look but I don’t see anything. Do you have a link?

  • greenskin

    Forget about building a competitive army. I can’t keep up with the pace of these rules updates, especially with the added complexity of formations. It seems like GW doesn’t want to write rules, but they sure put out a lot of rules supplements.

  • Old zogwort

    The digital book is for sale. The 3 new formations are flier formations … : and the Ghazcurion is kinda a Crapturion

  • Old zogwort

    Whut, one of the adds had audio and started pushing a modern dutch ponzi scheme. Do you know want to get rich, start by buying my starting package for 100 euro … How did that sneak trough

  • Agent OfBolas

    everything fine, but orks are so bad army, that I doubt anyone would buy those ork boxes for gameplay.