GW: Next Week’s Releases – Beastclaw Raiders!


Get in here to see what’s thundering your way next week GW fans!

New Products

This just in from industry professionals, headed for stores next week:

  • Battletome: Beastclaw Raiders $33
  • Beastclaw Raiders Icewind Assault $215
  • Beastclaw Raiders Stonehorn $58
  • Beastclaw Raiders Mournfang Pack $65

It looks like the Ogors are getting their own release window with repacks of some of the older Ogre Kingdoms range on round bases. The Icewind Assault is clearly the big army sized box.

Note that this release solves two mysteries.  The most recent White Dwarf had this teaser:



From the snow they came, driven by hunger and a lust for war.

New Units

The General’s Handbook has some unseen units in it’s armylist section that raised some brows.  It’s a safe bet that Battletome Beastclaw Raiders answers the mystery of these guys:


In particular, note the very pricy (and probably very killy) Frostlord and Huskard on either Thundertusk / Stonehorn

There are also a lot of Beastclaw Raiders battalions listed in there.

  • Braggoth’s Beast Hammer
  • Olwyr Alfrostun
  • Svard Alfrostun
  • Eurlbad
  • Torrbad
  • Skal
  • Alfrostun
  • Jorlbad

I expect images to start showing up any time now.

~ I can tell you at least one person who is eagerly awaiting this one!  My triple Stonehorns are stomping the mountains in anticipation!

  • Jared van Kell

    Everything on that list barring the new characters on the Stonehorn/Thundertusk is detailed in Grand Alliance: Destruction.

    • ZeeLobby

      With points?

      NM. Just the units.

  • Frost Sabres? Those are Sabretusks, right?

  • georgelabour

    A battalion called Eurbad?

    That joke just kind of writes itself doesn’t it?

    • SupPupPup

      I think the Ogors are quite a straightforward people.

    • Pointed Stick

      Ogors are clearly pro Brexit

      • georgelabour

        Not quite what I meant but that works too.

  • ZeeLobby

    Ere we go! Should be my first step into AoS. Picking up a Handbook and trying this out.

    • Aezeal

      I can’t wait for you to pipe down a bit once you refind your GW love. 🙂

      • ZeeLobby

        They’re trying. I’ll give them that. They’ve slowly started turning their tanker away from their “collectors only” insane ideology, so we shall see. I was a firm supporter back in 7th edition WFB and 5th edition and previous 40K so if they can bring back those times I’m all for it (not just rules, but the enjoyment and effort they put towards their products and the community that played them). I’m not gonna lie though, the sheer number of competitors is the source of most of my current disappointments. There’s a lot of good alternatives that were clear winners over GW products during the previous CEO’s reign.

      • Dongmaster

        BoLS will become the biggest fan site for AoS soon.

        Pigs will fly and CSM will get a good codex.

    • Dongmaster

      Good, goooooooood.

      Your GW hate has made you powerful. Now, fulfill your destiny… And take your AoS ruleset and read it by my side.

      Ogres first AB was my finest piece of gaming accessory of all time, and the models in their 8th ed. release my favorites ever. In AoS they do not entice me all that much. Probably because this is not Mountains of Mourn. Then again, Iron Jaws are absolutely dreamy (minus the old Blorcs).

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah. The original ogre fluff was awesome. I do miss the old world at times, but I’m willing to give the new game system at least a go, haha.

        And yeah. I might be turning. Not having points was just dumb, and now my local store is doing a small league so we’ll see. It’ll take an effort to convince any of my friends tho. Most have moved on to other stuff. But my one buddy loves his skaven, so maybe there’s a chance.

    • Richard Mitchell

      I agree, I play multiple systems and have a “know rules will play sort of attitude”. I have to admit these Ogres and the new Woodelves are only AoS sculpts I have really like so far.

      • An_Enemy

        I’m confused. There haven’t been any new ogre or wood elf sculpts for AOS…

        • georgelabour

          Perhaps he meant sylvaneth.

        • ZeeLobby

          He also might have not seen the new ogre sculpts yet either. A bunch of people never really got in board with fantasy in 8th edition and missed a bunch of stuff, but are now coming back for AoS.

  • HiveFleet Charybdis

    I thought there were no WD issues in August – was expecting this week’s to be the last one.

  • Christie Bryden

    good, more destruction, would prefer brand new destruction but I welcome all.

  • Bran D

    Frost Sabers can be battleline if you have an Icetooth Hunter as leader…but there is no Icetooth Hunter, only Icebrow Hunter…obviously a typo, but funny GW proofreading none-the-less!

  • SacTownBrian

    Is it Icebrow to Icetooth? Or are they completely separate and the Icetooth is missing from the list?