GW: Next Week’s Products CONFIRMED

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Get ready for a return to the 8 Realms & Blood Bowl this week. The Dark Prince is back with goodies.

Here’s what’s headed your way this weekend according to numerous industry professionals:

GW is turning back to Blood Bowl and Age of Sigmar with a slew of new products to bulk up your armies and the return of Slaanesh products!

Age of Sigmar

New sets!

Start Collecting Fyreslayers $85

Start Collecting Beastclaw Raiders $85

Start Collecting Daemons of Slaanesh $85 ~I wonder what gets put in here.

Age of Sigmar: Path to Glory $35 (softcover)

Blood Bowl

 

Skaven & Dwarf Pitch $38

Dice Sets (Reikland Reivers, Gouged Eye, Goblins, Skaven, Dwarf Giants) $12.50 apiece

 

~What are you picking up?

 

 

The Weeks Beyond? It’s only a matter of time…

 

  • Fergie0044

    But the internet told me slannesh was dead! And the internet is NEVER wrong!!!!

    • Spacefrisian

      Someone disagreed with me somewhere on 1 of my Slaanesh not being removed, so now we get Slaanesh stuf. Thats why.

    • NNextremNN

      You shouldn’t listen to Tzeentch anyway 😉

      Just think of the internet as the warp there are all there viruses, lies, blood and naughty stuff.

      • EnTyme

        That’s . . . not a bad analogy.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      very few said Slaanesh was dead. Most people assumed Slaanesh was just going to be reworked to be less sexual.

      • Fergie0044

        don’t spoil my fun with your ‘facts’ and ‘knowledge’!

  • With the new marine codex I wonder what the balance will be of primaris and old style. I think its telling thats its primaris marines on the cover. I know some people have there doubts but I think the old style marines are gunna slide into extinction at some point…maybe after they have done all the chapter codexes.

    • AircoolUK

      GW won’t kill of old Marines, I think it will be the playerbase that will kill off old Marines.

      I’ve pretty much come to terms with the fact that I’m never likely to purchase old Marines again. I’ve got a small force of Dark Angels, which include several vehicles/flyers/fortifications etc… and all my Rhino chassis are magnetised to make any Rhino based tank.

      However, I’ve already got just over 1500 points worth of Primaris Marines (albeit about 1/4 painted so far) which can be boosted up to 2000 points with the addition of a Knight Warden or some old Marine vehicles.

      P-Marines don’t have any vehicles yet, nor Dreadnoughts and we’ve no idea what fast attack/Heavy Support/etc… options are going to be available.

      By the end of summer, my Primaris collection will no doubt be larger (points wise) than all my old Marines (although that does include using old Marine vehicles such as my Land Raider etc… with P-Marines).

      There are many people like myself who have already written off old Marines. Sad but True (sounds like a great song title).

      • Karru

        Which is exactly what GW wants and is currently doing.

        You said that you’ve started a Guilmarine army and it is getting bigger. This is what GW wants and made sure would happen. They want people to do this, especially veteran players because they can double dip that way. They are basically selling their customers the same army twice.

        So saying that GW won’t kill old Marines and instead say that it will be the player base isn’t completely accurate. GW just makes sure that Guilmarines are better in many ways to old Marines in subtle ways. First they just look better, but once they start rolling out their multi-part plastic kits, suddenly your basic Guilmarine Squad “which has no options” has the rules to make themselves some special weapons to make them the superior choice to Tacticals for example. This is just the start. I have nothing against it because the chances are that when GW pulls off the old Marine products from the shelves, my SM collection will most likely be complete by that point.

        • Schnauzer

          Except when it is, GW will resurrect the Emperor, and his new Emprahrines, and the cycle continues.

          • Grimgor

            In another 30 (THIRTY) years?
            I literraly see no problem with that.

          • Schnauzer

            Odd! Most Space Marine players seem to think 30 years is not enough time before changing the size…

        • Randy Randalman

          Except old Marines are better for their points, and GW has no plans to kill off Land Raiders (which can’t carry Primaris), Storm Ravens (which can’t carry Primaris), Rhinos and Razorbacks (which can’t carry Primaris), or Warhammer 30k (which uses old Marines stature). Oh, and they flat-out said old Marines aren’t going anywhere. There just probably won’t be any new kits seeing as how they are all plastic already and all newer than 6th edition.

          Do they want to sell them to you? Of course they do. But they’re selling because most people think they look cool, not because they are good on tabletop (which they aren’t). There is no lying and nefarious scheming to force you to replace your Marines. All information and evidence points to the contrary; the internet just likes to assume the worst and continues the beat the horse after they’ve been proven wrong.

          • Horus84cmd

            Have to disagree (see my comment further down). GW aren’t going to come out and announce that marines, as they are now, are being phased out, right as they launch a new edition. They aren’t going to announce something that is not planned to happen for 2-3 year. They’ll do exactly what they have done and in the first instance reassure their customers that PM aren’t straight replacing regular marines but are designed to “work alongside” them. GW have not said either way and have left their statement vague enough.

      • Locomotive breath

        Sad but true is actually a good song by Metallica, you may have heard Kid Rock’s cover “American Badass”

    • Luca Lacchini

      GW won’t kill oldMarines too soon. One years life span is the claim of doomsayers. Let’s wait three or five years and than we could have some real data. New kits however will be Primaris only, that’s a given.

      Tabletop wise, right now, Primaris seem to shine properly when paired with oldMarine units (Inceptors+jump pack Assault, Hellblasters+Centurions), so while the nuMarines will be more and more independent from their stunty battlebrothers while releases arrive on the market, the sinergy IS there and should be exploited.

    • Spacefrisian

      Good out with the old in with the glorious. For Dundee.

  • BaronVonYoloing

    LMAO at all those people who had to pay so much for Bloodbowl dice. Only to see them come back (which was most likely always going to happen).

    • to be fair… the old GW wouldn’t have put it back for sale.

      • ZeeLobby

        Sure they would have. Rolling stock sellout is even better than selling out once. Its not like they benefit from resellers. I was always under the impression that BB simply has lower priority of restock (like LoTR or The Hobbit).

        • The thing is historically they didn’t put it back for sale, which is why the scalpers are out in force historically. When things were limited they were gone.

          Now things are starting to come back.

          • ZeeLobby

            I thought there has always been a difference for GW between limited and while stock lasts though. The former being occasionally printed, the latter being a one-time run. Pretty sure a lot of the Hobbit stuff is limited, and occasionally gets re-released. What was the Shadow Wars box listed as? (I can’t get to GW site from work).

          • Red_Five_Standing_By

            GW chose to restock the items because the Blood Bowl community on Facebook basically rioted.

          • ZeeLobby

            LoL. OK. That makes sense to me then. I guess that’s one advantage of them having social media up again. Less a change in company standards, and more of an avoidance of death threats, but still a plus!

  • Albino_42

    “I wonder what gets put in here”

    When slannesh is involved, it’s really best not to ask…

    • dave long island

      Lol…

    • NNextremNN

      Everything that fits and the rest will still be forced in 😉

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      yeah really dont want to know about anything slaanesh puts anywhere 😀 this is a kid friendly site after all.

  • Amon-Alex69

    AH! So we get the Start Collecting for Slaanesh! Would it mean his narrative arc is going to move as the New Aelves will come out ?

  • frankelee

    They’re still not going to sell many Fyreslayers unless they drop the price of the rest of their boxed sets or make them severely OP in the new rules. So we all know what will happen there.

    • CloakingDonkey

      Hmm I wouldn’t be so sure, I mean they did drop the prices of the Stormcast range? I could see that happen for Fyreslayers…

      • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

        Yes, they did, how you didn’t knew it? it was a major highlight all over the place.

  • Looking forward to path to glory.

  • CloakingDonkey

    Awesome. New Start Collecting Boxes are always up my alley 😀 Maybe it’ll be worth adding some Fyreslayers to my Order army now

  • Chris Bowes

    Old marines are going nowhere. Primaris marines are great, but atm lack the flexibility of ‘normal’ marines. I’ve started a new chapter with the Dark Imperium box and I have added two tactical squads, a terminator captain, a chaplain, a venerable dread, a rhino and two land speeders, with more standard marine bits to add. Hardly phasing out.

    • NNextremNN

      The Question is how long will the old ones still be sold. I really doubt they get any new stuff.

    • Horus84cmd

      SM are “Hardly phasing out” – what because you personally have bought a load of kits?

      Lets be realistic here. It is very naive to think that SM will not be phased out over the next 2-3 years. For starters GW have a limited amount of ranges and kits they can support over time, that’s why we’ve seen plenty of armies get dropped with AoS and the new ranges e.g. Fyreslayers being fairly narrow in choice (not that either of those things bother me); in shrinking the extent of ranges it makes it far easier to manage their inventory. 40K is not immune to this (although to a lesser extent, due to popularity), so I would expect to see some changes going forward.

      Second, yes SM are iconic, they’ve literally defined and supported GW for the last 30 years. However, it is fair to say GW have quite extensively explore the SM’s and have not got many (if any) avenues left to go with them. They’ve pushed the amount design details they can add to them e.g. the Blood Angels kits or Death Watch. Yes, they could do more “alternative” chapter kits or characters etc… but fundamentally that is more of the same. Alongside this, I can image that it is actually pretty dull, as much as they enjoy it, for the design team to carry on cranking out SM in their current format. There is also a point when long term hobbyist have “enough” SM and so don’t buy new stuff because they all have 100’s of marines. I have my doubts SM will get any “new” kits per sae, possibly the odd character kit.

      Thirdly, GW have purposely inserted background narrative explicitly stating that the technology used to make Primaris Marine can be retroactively used to enhance SM.
      They have left a mechanism that allows them to phase out “regular” marines as fast or as slow as they like; of at all if the PM sales don’t take off. This was by no means a fortunate “mistake” but very deliberate.

      Primaris Marine offer both something new for the designers to explore and for modellers to be interested in and thus be inspired to purchase; albeit they may not be for everyone and as ever with the internets’, there is a vocal minority than like to moan and groan. Whilst the disappearance of regular SM is not going to happen over night. There are massive red arrows pointing that it’s highly likely.

      • ZeeLobby

        Lol. Def a case of tunnel vision for that one.

        • Horus84cmd

          Oddly their comment has been deleted?

          • ZeeLobby

            Haha. Yeah. I mean it was an odd argument to make “I buy it therefore it’ll exist forever”. Oh well.

      • Chris Bowes

        It’s not just because I personally have bought a few kits, until GW bring out rules for Primaris having 10 man units with multi-weapon options, the older marines have their place. I think it’s more likely they are encouraging SM players to treat the Primaris as specialists to flesh out an army. Until the sales of old marines drops to low levels they will stick around. I agree it’s unlikely we will see new models for normal marines.

      • memitchell

        IF the new marines were only more detailed. Or, more powerful. Or, more cooler in some new way (dragon riders, undead, etc.). Then, yes, they would augment the existing range. They don’t. They are a different scale. They obsolete the existing range. What newb is going to buy a starter set, and then buy little marines to go with it? Heck, even the Death Guard are bigger, and for no apparent reason.

        • Horus84cmd

          Confused what are you on about? Are you adding to why SM likely be going or saying they’re not? In the deleted post I was replying to the author made the accusation the they where not going away on the basis he was purchasing them.

          • memitchell

            Going away. Over time. Because they are made obsolete BIG marines.

  • R. Fernandes

    Holy crap, holy crap holy crap! YAY!!!

  • dave long island

    New Start Collecting Sets!! Hoo hoo!!

  • Ravingbantha

    Boy they really really want to drag this 8th edition release out. I thought July was supposed to big release month for the new stuff. Yet here we sit barely getting anything.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      We will likely get 2 codexes a month for the rest of the year.

  • EnTyme

    According to MongooseMatt on Dakka Dakka, here are the contents:

    Fyreslayers: Magmadroth, 10 Vulkite Berzerkers, Runesmiter

    Slaanesh: Exalted Seeker Chariot, 10 Daemonettes, 5 Seekers

    Beastclaw Raiders: Stonehorn, 4 Mournfangs

    • Fergie0044

      Hmmm….Slannesh compares poorly against the Tzeentch demons set. Similarto nurgle and maybe a wee bit better than khorne? IMO

      • EnTyme

        It’s my understanding that the Exalted Seeker Chariot kit has enough bits to build either the Exalted Seeker Chariot or both of the other variants minus one base. Not sure as far as the savings, but from a kit perspective, that doesn’t sound too bad.

        • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

          When you see the three models, you can realize that the exalted chariot is literally a regular chariot and a hellflayer joined together.

        • Fergie0044

          I suppose, if you can then build a herald if you choose to go for one of the generic chariot types. I think the khorne kit can do that if you build a cannon instead?

          • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

            Erhm, what?

            Well, if you refer to Slaaneshi chariots, then a Hellflayer will let you build a Herald on foot, while you can mount it on a regular or exalted chariot.

            Skull Cannon can’t carry Heralds since they not only are bigger than regular Bloodletters, but his feet and left arm require additional work to let him fit inside the little platform behind the cannon (not to mention that there are no rules for Skull Cannons manned by Heralds). If you want that Khorne Herald on foot it could require a little bit of work but it shouldn’t be difficult at all.

    • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

      If that’s right, then there will be no reason to buy Magmadroths and Stonehorns/Thundertusk individually ever again. Especially Magmadroths. With that price drop, GW might just stop selling them individually at all.

      • Simon Bates

        But then that’s already true of Carnosaurs and Mortarchs, both of which cost as much on their own as do the Start Collecting sets which include infantry and cavalry units as well.

        • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

          But no. And then you should also add Gore-gruntas, but aside Magmadroth that’s not true. Given that those kits aren’t more expensive than SC! (or are just slightly more, GW pricings outside UK can happen), they still work for those few playes who feel that they have enough infantry/cavalry/heroes and haven’t got those more expensive kits included in the SC! previously (say, they got many of their current units via eBay, or back in Fantasy, or just wants a Gore-gruntas box to round out a battalion and is tired of ‘Ardboyz).

          The exception is the Magmadroth. Even when you can build one or two additional heroes, it is almost a drop of a quarter of its original price, plus 10 Berzerkers. 50% the regular price of both kits separately. It is just a massive difference in prices.