Hello, TechRaptor readers. In an effort to help build up the tabletop wargaming section, I’m starting a quick weekly recap of news and information that may have passed you by while getting models painted and swearing at your dice for failing too many saves.
First up is the Dropfleet Commander Kickstarter from Hawk Wargames. Taking their tabletop game from the ruined cities of humanity’s once-great colonies to the next level, so to speak, the game will focus on orbital warfare above said planets as humanity fights to reclaim their former worlds from the grip of the parasitic Scourge. The game currently has 30 days to go as of this writing and has already raised over $370,000 USD of their $61,000 USD goal. The Kickstarter funds will be used to jump-start the production of moulds for their plastic models, and the ship date for backer rewards is currently set at June 2016.
Games Workshop has also all but fully announced the launch of The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth, a miniatures game set during the 31st millennium. Pre-orders will go up on November 7th, and the product will be in stores on November 14th. The company is apparently well-aware of the popularity of not only the Horus Heresy series of miniatures and games, but the strong desire to have certain kits available in plastic rather than Forge World resin. Sales staff have been assured that there will be plenty of copies available at release to avoid product shortages that have plagued past releases. There has also been rampant speculation on various forums about Horus Heresy products taking the place of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit games, but nothing concrete has been announced by Games Workshop as of yet.
Corvus Belli recently announced a new TAG for PanOceana, the Seraph. Part of the Military Orders sectorial, the model’s stats are currently available on the official Infinity Army Builder page. The unit comes with beefier stats than its previous incarnation, along with the Super-Jump special skill. It is set to be released for sale during the second half of November.
Finally, this week’s issue of White Dwarf features updates to not only “Imperial Armor 11: the Doom of Mymeara,” the campaign book featuring Eldar Corsairs, but some new upgrade kits as well. Conversion kits for Corsair Jetbikes featuring alternative helmets, stabilizer fins, and dissonance cannons will soon be available, along with a new Wraithknight variant. The Skathach Wraithknight has two variants: one comes with a deathshroud cannon which works in the same fashion as a Night Spinner tank, and inferno lances, a jumped-up version of the lances used by Fire Dragons. These kits are currently not available on the Forge World site, but should be up in the coming days.
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