GW: Next Week’s Prices & Products CONFIRMED

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Fasten your seatbelts – the Changer of Ways and the Dark City have gifts for you. Prepare your wallet!

We are heading into late January and GW is throwing a little of the Grimdark and the 8 Realms at us.

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Meet the Magister (but with a round base)

 

Age of Sigmar

This week the remaining mortal followers of Tzeentch arrive. Only the Daemons remain…

Tzeentch Arcanites: Tzaangor Shaman $35

Tzeentch Arcanites: Tzaangor (10) $40

Tzeentch Arcanites: Enlightened/Skyfires (3) $35

Tzeentch Arcanites: Magister $15

 

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Warhammer 40,000

Gangs of Commorragh: $60

It’s all Dark Eldar all the time this week in the Grimdark.  If you have any interest in the Dark Eldar this box is an INSANE deal for the minis included. Full retail for the minis alone in this boxed game is $129!

 

Black Library

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Virtues of the Sons/Sins of the Father $17.50

DESCRIPTION
For more than two hundred years, the armies of the Emperor of Mankind fought to reconquer the galaxy – led by the superhuman primarchs, the Space Marine Legions brought countless worlds back under the rule of ancient Terra. Now Horus, once honoured Warmaster and favoured son of the Emperor, has been corrupted by the whispered promises of Chaos. At his command the Imperium is torn apart by a terrible and bloody civil war, the likes of which the galaxy has never seen…

Many and varied are the ancient traditions of Baal Secundus, home world of the IXth Legion, and foremost among these traditions is the Tempest of Angels. Intended to demonstrate skill in attack or defence, in recent times this symbolic duel has been used by the primarch Sanguinius to test his most loyal sons. Now, with the galaxy descending into madness and civil war, he must urge Azkaellon and Amit to put aside their rivalry and learn the lessons of both the past and shadowed future alike.

CONTENTS
Virtues of the Sons by Andy Smillie – running time 37 minutes; performed by Toby Longworth, Jonathan Keeble, Steve Conlln

Sins of the Father by Andy Smillie – running time 13 minutes; performed by Toby Longworth, Jonathan Keeble & Steve Conlln

~Who’s picking up what?

  • BloodAngel

    I hope the Gangs of Commorragh isn’t typical of the terrain that might be in an upcoming version of Necromunda. I get that it’s a great deal for the minis themselves, but I really am a terrain freak and miss the games you bought not only for the minis, but for what else was in the box as well.

    • Xodis

      I would totally be ok with a Terrain box that was connected to this board game but featured high detailed, plastic towers…..would also be ok with the same thing for GoreChosen and hopefully Necromunda some day.

      • amaximus167

        I have been considering picking up Gorechosen. One of the first things I would do is build a custom 3D arena.

        • Xodis

          Its a pretty fun game. Its even more fun when you add in the special rules from WD and the “Elite” models like Skarr or Valkia. Can easily be a great game if they add some “fresh meat” or rules for other champions to compete in an effort to survive.

          • amaximus167

            Yeah! Get some prisoners to fight for their lives!

    • generic eric

      No cardboard chits!

    • dave long island

      Yeah looks like GW really ‘phoned it in’ with regard to the terrain in that box.

    • I wouldn’t worry they are two different beasts. The spires in GoC aren’t meant to be climbed on and from the sounds of the rules are more hazards to movement than for blocking LoS.

    • Aezeal

      No you are just cheap and want even more for even less… that is ok but don’t say you are a terrain freak.. if you where you’d just ignore any cheap cardboard terrain anyway and build stuff yourself 🙂

      • memitchell

        That’s a little harsh. The word “Gangs” invites comparisons with Necromunda and Gorkamorka. Both had a bunch of iconic cardboard and plastic terrain (OK, GM’s wasn’t great, but you got a lot, including a fort!). It seems them days are gone.

        • True but then each game uses terrain differently and so that terrain is different for each game.

          We will have to see how this terrain is used before you can claim if it is too little.

        • Aezeal

          Sorry for being harsh. I know what you meant. But if you say you are a terrain freak you’d really not be satisified with anything that came from GW boxed sets 😀

          • memitchell

            I could pick up chicks just by offing them a glimpse at my legendary Necromunda terrain. But, I have standards.

          • Aezeal

            I’ll not go into details about what generally happens when I combined chicks and my near mythical warhammer terrain….. But I did have to rebuild it afterwards 😉

          • memitchell

            Let’s just say, what goes on in the Underhive stays in the Underhive.

    • James Eggers

      Looks like cardstock terrain – which I’m ok with. $60 USD for over $120 USD worth of miniatures….I can live with card stock. That said, if there was a Sector Imperialias-esque kit that could make plastic spires, I would have been ok paying $100 for the box at that point. As it is, it’s a bargin for the minis so I can’t fault GW for going easy on the terrain.

      • Angel Grinder

        yep, if they had put plastic terrain in and an understandably higher price then people would complain it wasnt entry level…. too much yadda yadda………

      • rtheom

        Agreed. And I don’t even mind cardboard terrain, it’s just that they’re so very tiny… it’s like Commorragh is a city for ants!

        • amaximus167

          I think it is supposed to replicate flying high over Commorragh, but you’re correct, it is a wee bit small looking…

  • Emperor’s Champion

    loving the tzaangor kits. I want an army of them now.

  • Xodis

    Wow, makes me want to start a DEldar army.

    Loving all the Tzeentch love…but its time to move to some Aelves or something else I dont want. My wallet and I need some time to catch up with all the buying and painting!!!

  • DeadlyYellow

    Whelp. Picking up a Gangs of Commorragh now.

    • wibbling

      Are you a puppy or a small boy? That’s what a ‘whelp’ is.

      • Stealthbadger

        wibble:-
        vb (intr)
        1. to wobble
        2. (often foll by on) to speak or write in a vague or wordy manner

  • Randy Randalman

    That price on the Enlightened/Skyfires is fantastic for three guys on discs that make two variations.

  • Hawt Dawg

    Blood Bowl Ogre?

    • Emperor’s Champion

      what?

      • Hawt Dawg

        Yes surely you have seen it?

        • Emperor’s Champion

          You talking about Zug?

          • Hawt Dawg

            No plastic BB Ogre.

          • Emperor’s Champion

            then no, there a pic anywhere?!. I’ve seen a converted one today.

          • Hawt Dawg

            Google it! There are lots of pics as well as a thread on BoLS.

          • Emperor’s Champion

            i have, i’m not seeing any new ogres.

          • Hawt Dawg

            Ogre. Singular.

    • Severius_Tolluck

      Needs

    • DeadlyYellow

      I assume it will drop during Blitzmania, given the special play cards that reference it.

  • I still can’t quite believe the cost of the Gangs of Comorragh, its a bargain.

    Having said that I have no use for the minis outside of the game and I have enough to paint right now. So, I’d like to see some more info on the gameplay, perhaps even a video showing off the rules.

    With a young family I have a very modest gaming budget and so don’t want to find out I’ve spent money on something I’m not going to use.

    • Aezeal

      I know the feeling (well not about the modest budget, but about limited time to paint etc). I’d start bloodbowl way sooner than this. The chance of this being a semi-board game which is no lasting fun is to big for me. Bloodbowl seems a more well rounded game (it’s been around for ages so that helps to) and isn’t serious which always helps to just have fun 😀 Of course is also more diverse since there are multiple differnent teams, it’s suited for league play etc etc.

    • amaximus167

      They have a 50 minute video on Warhammer TV on Twitch. I don’t have a subscription so I cannot comment on whether the game is good or not. But if you have a subscription, you can check it out.

      • In the end I managed to watch it in between making the kids tea and their constant chattering.

        It looked and sounded pretty good. Echoes of Necromunda & Gorkamorka but its own beast. Probably better that way. Some nice ideas in there I like the sound of the Hellion skill where they can hook their blade onto a tower spire to help pull a tighter turn.

        The program before that had some nice studio gangs, I particularly like the reaver with a captured slave on the back 😀 It also sounds like a studio campaign has been ongoing for at least 6-7 months so the rules should be pretty tight. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of a GW game getting that much of a pre-game playtest.

        • amaximus167

          Excellent! Sounds like it could be fun.

  • Rainthezangoose

    cant wait to see “boxes” of hellions and Reavers “new on sprue no box” on ebay for £9.99

    • Ben_S

      Gah – guess I’m too late to sell some of the ones I’ve already got now.

  • memitchell

    If only Gangs of Commorragh was only $20 more expensive, I could justify not buying it. But, only $60? Dammit!

  • calmsword

    How many times are we going to hear “Now Horus, once honoured Warmaster…” They should finish the story and THEN go back and tell every single b-story, I don’t even know what’s going on anymore.

    • They *are* finishing the story. They have every single numbered book remaining lined out and in the works. Story arcs are over or ending and you can expect the Siege of Terra to happen by 2019 at the latest. Word was that only three books before it remained unwritten as of Black Library Live, but the Siege is already being staged with the editors.
      All that is left now is to be patient and wait for the publishing machine to get there.

      I generally disagree that you can leave out everything beyond the “core” storyline. For one, what *is* the core storyline when you have 18 Legions crossing over from one end of the galaxy to the other all the time to participate in another Legion’s story? You need time to set things up and flesh them out to be even worth talking about. You can’t have dramatic showdowns at the Siege of Terra when you never built up rivalries or treacheries.
      Things are too intricately linked to isolate plotlines or go back and fill them in and expanding the cast of characters after the fact.

      Just read the numbered entries and you’re fine. The only issues arise in the 30s where a few short stories are better read earlier than some novels or with something that happens in The Silent War and Garro that would be relevant for Vengeful Spirit. But as with every long-running series, there are reading order suggestions out there, even directly from Black Library.

      And for what it’s worth, this audio drama IS a “B-story” that serves as character development for Sanguinius, Azkaellon and Amit primarily but also Lucius and Kharn. These stories are getting adapted into audio drama format, but have already been printed in the numbered series. You just don’t get the multi-actor performance.

      • amaximus167

        Agreed. I for one, love how vast the Horus Heresy story is. It truly highlights how gigantic a galaxy wide war can be. My only issue is that the quality of some of the stories lack and make it hard to get through, IMO. I also get disappointed when a story comes out for a Legion/Primarch that I have been waiting for but the author has such a fancy for a different Legion/Primarch that he can’t help but write a book that is just as centered or possibly more centered on them instead (eh hm, Angel Exterminatus.) I haven’t read anything since Scars (being on a Moorcock Eternal Champion binge,) but I look forward to getting back into it.

        • I’ll recommend picking up ALL the anthologies from the 30s before Vengeful Spirit and crossing into the 30s. Pick and choose the short stories you read and when to read them in tandem with the novels that they set up or follow on from. There are some bridge stories between Scars and The Path of Heaven for example, and the Dark Angels shorts lead nicely into Angels of Caliban.

          The reason I’m saying get the anthologies first is also to get them out of the way. Having immediate access to the relevant stories as they get relevant is better than getting grumpy over missing bits. A lot of them got written with the author knowing they’re working on the novel or it being in the editing stages but they wanted to showcase certain aspects more or provide a smoother lead-in, so it makes most sense to read them as intended.
          I’ve found that the anthologies/their stories have been the tastiest for me when I read them in that way too, rather than ingesting them all at once just because they’re in print together and I have to tick off the full book. Spread them out.

          I’m with you on the crossover Primarchs troubles though. That’s the major reason why I don’t sing praises for Praetorian of Dorn – Alpha Legion stole the show entirely.

          • amaximus167

            Good to know. I have some of the first anthologies and found the stories to be out of place. I will have to look into that.

            As much as I love the Alpha Legion, I am sure the fans of the Imperial Fists were pissed.

          • Tales of Heresy, Age of Darkness, The Primarchs and Mark of Calth were always anthologies, but Shadows of Treachery, Legacies of Betrayal, War Without End, Eye of Terra and The Silent War simply collect (thematically in places) previously released short stories/novellas – so they jump around a HELL lot more.

            The Silent War is, at least, properly themed. It is all about Malcador and the non-Garro Knights Errant, or connected stories. But War Without End, as an extreme example, is actually a collection of four previous novella-length event-exclusive anthologies that were released since 2013. Untangling those stories will give you a headache.

          • amaximus167

            Hahaha, Mark of Calth was the last anthology I picked up. Isn’t the AD-B Word Bearers novella Aurelian in one of these new ones? Because, if I remember correctly, that story happens right in the middle of First Heretic. I loved 1stH but was pissed to find out they cut the Eye out of the story and made it an event exclusive novella.

          • It is in Eye of Terra. Legacies of Betrayal has Brotherhood of the Storm, The Silent War’s got The Purge.

            Promethean Sun & Scorched Earth will likely be collected with Sons of the Forge down the line, and Corax: Soulforge and Ravenlord are part of Corax (along with Gav’s other RG stories and the new novella Weregeld). Tallarn is getting its numbered collection this year too, and Meduson and The Seventh Serpent are up in april for Shattered Legions.
            Uncollected otherwise are just Wolf King and Cybernetica, though speculation as to where they’ll be collected are going on already.

            I’m in full agreement with you though. I think AD-B himself said he had the idea of a separate story and wrote it after the fact and wanted that fade-to-black moment in the novel, but damn did it annoy me too. It is such an important thing, and then they kept it from being collected the longest next to Promethean Sun which, comparatively, doesn’t matter one bit.

  • Luca Lacchini

    The price tag on Gangs of Commoragh is AWESOME.
    Doubly so as I’m currently building a DE force.
    The cardboard spires are a little unimposing, but I’ll summon my hobby & craft skills to meet the challenge.

    • nurglitch

      It’s interesting to see Gangs of Commorragh continuing GW’s strategy of stealth-discounts.

      • Luca Lacchini

        As long as they’re this good (something very subjective), I won’t argue at all!

      • rtheom

        a.k.a. stealth clear-out-the-warehouse

        • nurglitch

          It makes sense. I heard that specialist games was a millstone for years when they vastly over-estimated demand for non-english copies, and got stuck with a warehouse full of stuff.

          • rtheom

            Oh yeah, it makes 100% sense from a business standpoint, and I certainly appreciate it. It does make me wish they could just actually discount their stuff directly from time to time though…

          • nurglitch

            They can’t, as Kirby tied their hands some years back by committing to never discounting their products. Of course, creating a new SKU and selling it at a different price point than its components isn’t discounting…

  • EnTyme

    I’ve been really pleased with the pricing of these Tzeentch forces. Nothing stands out as being excessive so far. Only question remaining is how much with the LoC/Fatweaver kit cost? My guess is it’ll be the same price as the Bloodthirster kit.

  • Dan Wilson

    Only two questions: a) How many Tzangor skyfire/enlightened boxes do I get? 2 or 3 (1×3 skyfires and 1×3 enlightened or 1×6 enlightened on foot?) and b) what to do with the spare discs…. hmmmmmmmm =P