GW: New Releases September 30th “Pricing & Links”

Good ol’Papa Nurgle has some new toys he wants to share with the world – More Death Guard kits PLUS the Astra Militarum Codex this weekend!

via Games Workshop

Codex: Astra Militarum $40

The Astra Militarum is the implacable military arm of the Imperium, and one of the largest forces in the galaxy. On thousands of battlefields scattered throughout the galaxy, the soldiers of the Astra Militarum march to war. They are the Hammer of the Emperor, who with faith, fury and sheer weight of numbers crush heretics and xenos alike beneath their boots. Massed ranks of Guardsmen unleash concentrated salvoes of las-blasts while officers bellow orders over the thunderous roar of tank and artillery fire.

Codex: Astra Militarum contains a wealth of background and rules – the definitive book for Astra Militarum collectors.

Codex: Astra Militarum Collector’s Edition $80

Available while stocks last, this Collector’s Edition of Codex: Astra Militarum is complete and unabridged, and features a soft touch cover with new artwork on the front and back, black page edges, a black ribbon marker and the original Codex cover art on the first page.

Scribbus Wretch, the Tallyman $25

The worshippers of the Dark Gods know that there is power in words and numbers, incantations and arcane numerology. Seven is the unholy number of Nurgle, and the preachers of this doctrine are the Tallymen. Part priests, part demagogues, part metaphysical scribes and quartermasters, these festering zealots stride to battle festooned with the trappings of their strange craft – reams of parchment, crawling with tallies of seven in a strange, crabbed hand, counting the horrors inflicted on the Death Guard’s foes.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the parts necessary to assemble Scribbus Wretch, a Death Guard Tallyman. His is a particularly unpleasant model, even for Death Guard, with a morbid focus on gleefully counting and cataloguing misfortune – he carries a massive ream of paper on a clipboard in the crook of his left arm, with a bone stylus in his right adding to his tallies. A strange apparatus hangs from his back, ending in a tentacle that grasps an abacus – its beads, upon closer inspection, reveal themselves as skulls. His armour, as standard for the Death Guard, is covered in corrosion, boils and Nurgle icons, and he is accompanied by a Nurgling, busy with the task of carrying extra ink and paper. Scribbus Wretch stands atop a pile of books; likely written by him, and full of atrocities.

This kit comes as 8 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 40mm Round base.

 

Nauseous Rotbone, the Plague Surgeon $25

Sinister, hooded figures, Plague Surgeons drift through the mayhem of battle like ghoulish spectres of death. They were once Death Guard Apothecaries who brought healing to those who could be saved, and absolution to those who could not. Damnation transformed their order, rendering them the dark antithesis of what they once were. The very touch of a Plague Surgeon is virulently infectious, while every breath they exhale teems with spores and Daemon motes. The miasma that drips from their weapons and surgical instruments only adds to this effect. Any for foolish enough to engage a Plague Surgeon in combat will soon be crawling with empyric disease.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble Nauseous Rotbone, a Death Guard Plague Surgeon. He carries a bolt pistol and balesword, but where the real fun lies is in the various corrupted medical instruments he carries – narthecium-like instruments containing horrific plagues are all over his armour, with an ancient, rusted reductor perfect for stealing gene-seeds on his right arm. Much of his armour is concealed by a cowl and cloak, but the armour that is visible is covered in the pits, rust and corrosion expected from such a devotee of the Death Guard. His right shoulder bears a vile plaguebearer’s head, and the device on his back… the less said about that, the better.

This kit comes as 9 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 40mm Round base.

Foetid Bloat-drone $50

Labouring through the air on buzzing turbines and driven by the trapped essence of a Nurgle Daemon, the Foetid Bloat-drone drifts toward the enemy like an armoured plague fly. This hideous war engine bears monstrous weapons onto the battlefield to annihilate the enemies of the Death Guard. Clad in rusting plates of rot-iron armour, their hulls overflowing with flabby foulness, Foetid Bloat-drones can withstand ferocious amounts of punishment and still keep fighting. They are designed to hover in close, drifting lazily through the most treacherous of terrain to provide supporting fire.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Foetid Bloat-drone. A huge, intimidating amalgamation of machine and rotting meat, the front of the model is dominated by a carapace which can be assembled as 1 of 3 options – one featuring a Nurgle symbol picked out in skulls, one featuring the symbol carved into the carapace, and one featuring a hideous toothed maw covered in pustules, tentacles and hoses dangling from within. It comes armed with 2 plague spitters and a plague probe; whichever carapace you pick, the plague spitters can be replaced with either a heavy blight launcher or a flesh mower (which looks as utterly ghastly as it sounds…) The back of the model is a riot of horrendous detail, with obscenely stretched skin spilling over the metal structures that barely contain it.

 

The kit comes as 44 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 60mm Round base.

Plagueburst Crawler $65

Plagueburst Crawlers are lumbering, formidable siege tanks whose huge ram-blades, thick armour plating and daemonic energies provide them with incredible resilience. Their fearsome plagueburst mortars boast a parabolic fire arc and terrifying range, while the shells they fire combine high-radius explosives with lethal clouds of corrosive spores to inflict damage comparable to that of Imperial Demolisher cannon. The remainder of the Crawler’s weaponry is intended to slaughter the foe up close, spraying diseased slime and hails of vital shells at any who approach.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Plagueburst Crawler. An extremely front-heavy tracked dozer brimming with horrible weaponry, it is covered in thick armour pitted and rusting with corrosion and decay. A standout feature is the huge, spiked dozer blade, with a symbol of Nurgle proudly displayed, picked out in skulls. It bears 2 plaguespitters on the sponsons, which you can replace with the 2 included entropy cannon, and the heavy slugger at the front-centre can be replaced with a rothail volley gun – each option is equally potent, but the biggest worry to the enemy is undoubtedly the plagueburst mortar, whose targeting mechanisms and enormous barrel dominate the rear of the vehicle.

This kit comes as 71 components.

Realm of Battle: Moon Base Klaisus $80

The perfect way to start a collection of Citadel scenery, this is literally a battlefield in a box! The best way to play games of Warhammer 40,000 is on specially-made terrain – it just feels that bit more immersive to move your models around a true representation of the war-torn far future, instead of just the kitchen table. Moon Base Klaisus has been designed as a great entry point to this side of the hobby – it requires no painting, takes 5 minutes to set up and put away, and fits on the average family dining room table. Included in the box:

– 4 fold-out gaming boards, made of extra-thick, hard-wearing card. These sit next to each other on your table to form a 5’ 6” x 3′ 4″ battlefield. The boards are double-sided, one side featuring the ruins of Moon Base Klaisus, and the other featuring a Martian landscape;
– 4 push-fit plastic scenery pieces – no glue required – representing ruined wall sections, which your models can take cover behind. Each of these is able to slot into the others in any combination, allowing a variety of scenery – especially when combined with the 3 plastic ruins, access hatch, and Inquisitorial crate that are included. Each of these scenery pieces are designed to be match the Sector Mechanicus scenery kits available, making expansion easy;
– 3 Crucible of War missions, designed to be played using the contents of this box. These can be played individually, or linked together, giving you a campaign.

Even the box this set comes in is useful: it’s made of strong card, making it perfect for storing your disassembled scenery set between games.

Datacards: Astra Militarum $15

Designed to make it easier to keep track of Tactical Objectives, psychic powers and Stratagems in games of Warhammer 40,000, this set of 89 cards – each featuring artwork on the reverse – is an indispensable tool in the arsenal of any Astra Militarum gamer. Included:

– 7 psychic power cards – 6 from the Psykana psychic discipline, along with Smite;
– 25 Astra Militarum Stratagems available to any Battle-forged Astra Militarum army as found in Codex: Astra Militarum including 8 which are Regiment-specific, along with 3 Stratagems – Command Re-roll, Counter-Offensive and Insane Bravery – from the Warhammer 40,000 rules, available to any army;
– 18 Order cards;
– 36 Tactical Objectives, including the 6 Astra Militarum-specific Objectives from Codex: Astra Militarum.

White Dwarf October 2017 $9

October’s White Dwarf is here and with it the brand-new Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire game, not to mention our top tips on creating your own Space Marine Chapter, along with examples from members of the Studio’s ‘Eavy Metal team, Designers’ Notes on the amazing new Death Guard range, battle reports, Paint Splatter and much, much more.

Lorgar: Bearer of the Word (Hardback) $19

Primarchs Book 5

Long before he brought Chaos and war to the Imperium, the primarch Lorgar was raised on the world of Colchis, used as a weapon by the xealot Kor Phaeron in his bid to control the whole world. But Lorgar’s destiny was far greater…

READ IT BECAUSE
We’ve seen Lorgar’s fall to Chaos and rise as the high priest of Horus’s rebellion, but for the first time, the full story of Lorgar’s time on Colchis and Kor Phaeron’s part in his childhood is told.

THE STORY
On the world of Colchis, mighty religions rule a decaying society in the name of absent gods – until the arrival of Lorgar. Primarch, prophet, leader of destiny, the Golden One is raised by Kor Phaeron, priest of the Covenant, to be his weapon in a quest for power. As religious war spreads across the planet, spearheaded by the Brotherhood of Lorgar, the primarch is plagued by visions of the future and the coming of the Emperor. To find his place in this new order, he must reach balance between the teachings of his adopted father Kor Phaeron, and the fate that he knows awaits him among the stars.

Written by Gav Thorpe.

Calgar’s Fury (Paperback) $16

A Warhammer 40,000 novel

When an immense space hulk emerges into the Ultramar system, carrying with it the threat of something ancient and terrible, Marneus Calgar once again stands in defence of his realm.

READ IT BECAUSE
The Lord of Macragge returns to action in a classic Ultramarines style story – when there’s a space hulk with something deadly on board, who else are you going to call but the boys in blue?

THE STORY
The Realm of Ultramar stands as a shining beacon of order and strength in a galaxy wracked by war and torment. Custodian of this realm, and Chapter Master of the Ultramarines, Marneus Calgar has fought many foes and won countless wars to ensure its borders remain safe. But when an immense space hulk emerges into the Ultramar system, carrying with it the threat of something ancient and terrible, it is Calgar once again who stands in defence of his realm, prepared to meet whatever horrors are aboard and discover the mystery at the heart of the ship dubbed Fury

Written by Paul Kearney.

This Week’s Death Guard Pre-orders $165

Diseased Fire-Support $195

 

 

That’s from GW this week – I think there is going to be some long range bombardments happening in the near future…

  • ZeeLobby

    Dang. $80 is kind of pricey for that terrain. Hoping they offer it separate later. Should shock me but it always does. And i guess we’ll never get rid of these bundles that aren’t bundles.

    • danutzfreeman

      I’m thinking if they sell the terrain on it’s own it’ll cost more than this box or at least as much.

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah. My guess is you’d be right in that regard. Which is crazy as it’s not amazing scenery, but it’d be nice to add to the collection.

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      I am avoiding this due to the board not being 6×4, it is a bit pricey as well.

      • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

        Yeah thats just crazy of GW. They invented the 6×4 standard but now seem to be ignoring it. Weird.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          The slightly smaller dimensions are purely so it fits easily of a regular six-place dining table; rather than hanging over the edge. Seems sensible to me. Less like to knock the board lip that could be hanging over, or worse and heavily catch it and flip the whole lot. You’re only losing 4″ in length and 6″ in width. Which is not a whole lot. Means you’ll a slightly smaller deployment zone and it would be slightly quicker to move/attack lengthways. Not really a biggy.

          As a package it is, evidently, predominantly aimed at new hobbyist or people with limited storage space e.g. home/clubs.

          I wouldn’t read too much in to it not being 6’x4′ and I’d say GW aren’t ignoring that standard, since in both 40K and AoS all the game guides propose 4’x4′ and 6’x4′ as the recommended sized.

          • ZeeLobby

            Uh. A standard 6 piece dining table, at least here in the US, is usually 36″ x 60″, so there’d still be several inches of overhang on each side. I mean it’s better than 6′ x 4′, but it’s still a really weird size. I mean honestly a 3′ x 5′ would have made much more sense. It is a really weird decision. Especially considering that most scenarios and such position things by 12″ etc., So the board lines can’t really be used to measure stuff out.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Can’t speak for the rest of Europe (or other countries), but here in Blighty 6 place family dining tables tend to be more towards 40″x70″. But, I get what you’re saying why not just round the numbers or have it 5’6″x3’6″.

          • ZeeLobby

            I mean I could def see that being common in certain places, but small apartments, flats, etc. I mean if this is like an intro table topper, why not go with 3×4 or 3×3. I agree, even putting out to a half foot would make sense. It really does seem like a random number pulled out of a hat, that’s still somewhat awkwardly big. I mean realm of battle tiles we’re 2×2, it’s just odd they wouldn’t continue that pattern (or even release 1x1s).

          • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

            Like I said to Alpharius a cloth would fit any size table.

            I guess GW have invested in card printing machines and so thats what we get, a product designed for their manufacturing capacity rather than the customer’s benefit.

            NB my comment to Alpharius is still ‘pending’ whatever that means…

  • Crevab

    “Scribbus Wretch, a Death Guard Tallyman. His is a particularly unpleasant model, even for Death Guard,”

    I’m not seeing it. In fact I’d say he’s the least repugnant model of all these new kits

    • MKG35

      Its his personality that’s the problem well that and his terrible body odour, he’s the real reason the Death guard wear gas masks they’re just too polite to say anything to him.

      • Crevab

        Ah, now that’s impressive considering everyone else’s… everything

  • Dooms Day

    have to say, love that £50 board with bits of terrain. really good way to start 40k with a proper board. Though no doubt people will just buy it for the terrain like people did with shadow war, so the people its actually meant for wont get it.

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      Except its cardboard and the wrong size. Puzzling design chouves. Even vinyl would have been better.

  • It’s just come out and the Plagueburst Crawler is already available in a box of three. Great.

    • Pat H

      And yet they didn’t make any special strategems to take advantage of that like they did with three vindicators.

  • danutzfreeman

    I would really like to see just how modular the moon base is. I mean can the walls be fitted together to make a proper building? In how many ways can the cardboard tiles be arranged? If i got say, 2 boxes of this how many variations could i make with both the tiles and the walls?

  • david

    I’m wondering has the new AM codex have anything new since the last version. The last codex, to me, was just an updated reprint.
    It’s about time the AM had a few upgrades like the SM and CSM.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Well given, this codex is for a completely different rules set, rather than for a tweaked rules set that was 7th………..YES!

      Just go on the WH-Com site for info about the regiment doctrines/orders/stratagem or perose BoLS, as there is at least 8 articles on the codex already. There is even a “new” unit in the form of Ogryn Bodyguard for commanders; which you can build using the Ogryn kit.

  • dante13

    Man that Tank… That is the most ugly vehicle I’ve ever witnessed.. Wow..

    • ZeeLobby

      It does look like they took a block of resin, melted it and stuck some guns on top, haha. Guess that’s nurgly.

  • Those walls are going to be my Amazon hunt for the next week or so.

  • frank

    I don’t know about everyone else but kinda glad that Death Guard have an equivalent to apothecaries. i see why Thousand Sons might not have them but id think World Eaters and Emperor’s Children would still maintain some equivalent rank at least at the war band level to help them maintain their corrupted linage. fighting the long war would seem impossible if they didn’t have some form of apothecary position.