Next Week’s GW Prices & Products CONFIRMED

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Shadespire arrives at long last with a bit of the Grimdark alongside.

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

The Death Guard are done and we move to Shadespire this week.

 

Board Games

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire $60

 

Cardsleeves: Garrek’s Reavers $8

Cardsleeves: Steelheart’s Champions $8

 

 

Black Library

Horus Heresy: Ruinstorm (Hardback) $30.00

THE STORY
Imperium Secundus lies revealed as a heretical folly. Terra has not fallen, though it remains inaccessible. Sanguinius, Guilliman and the Lion El’Johnson, the primarchs of the Triumvirate, must reach Terra at all costs. They seek to defend the Emperor, and to atone for their sins. But the Ruinstorm, a galaxy-wide maelstrom of chaos, hides the Throneworld from the primarchs. Now the fleets of three Legions depart Macragge, and the primarchs will stop at nothing to overcome the Ruinstorm. Yet an insidious enemy watches their every move, and plots against the weaknesses of the errant sons of the Emperor. Each has his own inner storm, and each marches towards his own ruin.

Written by David Annandale

~WOW – Hex boardgames with deckbuilding and card sleeves.  This is strange new territory for GW.

  • Matthew Prior

    Curious when we’ll see the Myphitic Blight-Hauler. It has a picture in the codex that’s clearly not a conversion of any other existing set. (and I wants it, precious)

    • I_am_Alpharius

      I reckon they’re holding on to it to put it in as an Xmas aim product e.g. an army deal. Or even to have it in a Death Guard Getting Started Box set.

  • Laurence J Sinclair

    Does anyone know how many sleeves come in a pack?

    • Maitre Lord Ironfist

      dunno, but i got the feeling that normal sleeves will not fit. Where you get like 100 for 5 Bucks (without fancy Motives)

    • Maitre Lord Ironfist

      dunno, but i got the feeling that normal sleeves will not fit. Where you get like 100 for 5 Bucks (without fancy Motives)

  • Michael Cameron

    Where are the Imperial Guard products? What a joke!

    • biome3

      Under Astramilatarum on games workshop.

      • Michael Cameron

        Funny. This article is for new releases. Guard just got their new Codex, where are the new miniatures? Not the 15-20 year old rubbish on the GW site http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/289095f7dfcae75b0c282ae84f293512453184fbb081fbbf2d8ac2d5585b892c.jpg

        • biome3

          You asked for guard products not new guard products.

        • Randy Randalman

          There largely won’t be miniature releases for most armies until all of the codices come out. Thousands Sons and Sisters will likely be the only two of the remaining sub-factions to see models during this stretch. Once the codices are all out (and yes, every army will have its respective codex in the same edition for a change – heck, within the first ten months of the edition), expect GW to be able to go back and focus on model needs. It is more important for a game to have every faction playing with the same level of rules. No more waiting years between armies, or some armies playing with codices from previous editions, etc. Expected eventual module updates: old AM lines, Aspect Warriors, Chaos Space Marines, Ork Trakk/Buggy variants, Lictors and Biovores, etc.

          • BrianDavion

            assuming sisters get a codex release chances are that it’ll be along the size of the death guard release.

          • eMtoN

            In the event of a plastic sisters release on the scale of death guard – R.I.P. wallet

          • BrianDavion

            I hope GW is kind eneugh to announce it a few months in advance so I can start saving 🙂

          • phobosftw

            Updating ancient miniatures would in no way, shape or form hinder GW from developing/ releasing the new codices.
            You seem to think the dudes writing the rules and the dudes designing the models are the very same, I`m super positive it ain`t so.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          Thing is, whilst old they may be, all the AM plastics are still perfectly serviceable. The investment need to replace these older kits is likely not worth it for the volume of AM units they sell.

          Historically, if you look through GW Annual reports only about third of their sales come from “new release”. The other two thirds are made up from existing products. This indicates that a vast majority of their customers are not necessarily in “new releases”. There are certainly plenty of reasons for this e.g. not their army, hobbyist who have what need are just buying paints, the new kit is a redo of an older kit which they already have umpteen of etc… You might think that’s great for GW; they can make money of kits that, essential, cost less to produce per unit (moulds are there, samples painted etc..). However, that’s not exactly ideal. GW will want to make the back the offset in investment on new items design/production as quickly as possible; and thus shift a product to being more profitable per unit.

          One simple way to do this is with “new releases” that have a far broader appeal; and may tempt hobbyist to start a new army or try a new game and spend more money on top their normal hobby spends (of course not alway the case with everyone as people have their own budgets). Which, if you look at what GW has been doing in the last 12 months. You’ll notice a massive shift toward models/kits that are entirely new to their respective games, or new game in themselves entirely (e.g. Overkill or HH etc), or relaunched of old iconic games ala Bloodbowl. An extreme example would perhaps be the release of Shadow War. I would place good money on GW having worked on the Industrial Scenery and then thinking up a way to sell it on mass. What better way that utilising the old Necromunda rules that was so loved?

          It is also why we have now getting several codex releases for 40K with no new kits and AoS Battle Tombs that only use existing kits e.g. Bonesplitterz or Beastclaw Raiders.

        • CloakingDonkey

          Don’t count on any new releases. They repacked the Cadian Troopers and the tanks for the new edition. That’s a pretty sure fire sign there will be nothing replacing them.

    • Someone

      In the same place the chaos marine, grey knight and adeptus mechanicum models are, the future so that they can release all the core codexes at a faster rate so that players don’t have to wait three years to get their updated rules.

    • Sleeplessknight

      Actually, I’m glad there are no new units or redone units. With GWs policy of implementing their price increases in new (and slightly repackaged) product only and keeping existing product the same price, I’d hate to see the cost of what new versions of what we already have would be.

  • vlad78

    Is it just me or is Annandale not amongst the best black library writers? I’m sorry to say his books are mostly boring imho.

    • DJ860

      Sadly, I have to agree with you. To be honest, I don’t actually pay enough attention to the author to really understand what specifically underwhelms me but I’ve read 3 or 4 books and felt disappointed and looked at the author, him.

      Not to bash the guy, because much of what he writes is probably very good, but Guilliman: Lord of Ultramar has some issues that are very basic level writing.

      Like using repetitive words from one sentence to the next. Like using “tumultuous” four times in two lines. I’m not a sophisticated enough reader, or writer, to regularly notice problems in the structure of a novel so when I do notice one, I’m genuinely annoyed.

  • mgdavey

    When did Dee Snider become Primarch of the Dark Angels?

  • Roman Himmelhan

    does anyone else also think that Sanguinius does look a lot like Weird Al Yankovic???