Hello, TechRaptor readers. Here’s what you may have missed in the world of tabletop wargaming this past week!
First off is the surprise announcement from Games Workshop’s new Specialist Product Design Studio. Apparently a random store manager in Australia inadvertently leaked an internal memo regarding the creation of a separate studio specifically for games like Blood Bowl, Battlefleet Gothic, and many others long-cherished by older GW veterans. While this is an excellent sign for the reappearance of these games, they won’t be appearing any time soon. The announcement is about the creation of the studio itself, not any of the games that would come from it. The best-case scenario for a game like Betrayal at Calth, for example, is around 18 months from initial concept to product on store shelves. The earliest reasonable expectation for a new product from the Specialist Games studio is closer to 2-3 years. So start stashing away your loose change now for games that will undoubtedly fly off the shelves on release.
Privateer Press recently released a new batch of models for Warmachine and Hordes. Cygnar get Ace, a light warjack, while the Trollbloods get Hoarlok Doomshaper and his scroll bearer. The Trollbloods also get a Pyg Bushwhacker officer and mortar, and rounding things off are the Skorne Praetorian Ferox cavalry. These are available now either from the Privateer Press store or your local FLGS.
Forge World also released the Leviathan-pattern Dreadnought for Horus Heresy fans. Players have the option of either buying the torso and weapons separate or one of two bundles depending on if your army needs more ranged support or you prefer smashing directly into your opponent’s force head-on and need something more rip-and-tear.
Wyrd Miniatures’ Monday Preview featured the Guild Sergeant, a support character who’s still capable of holding his own in a fight. 3D model renders are currently available on the Wyrd Miniatures website.
And finally, Corvus Belli recently took a look into Infinity-inspired cosplay, interviewing a German cosplayer about her love of the Infinity universe and various aspects of cosplay culture. While not an in-depth piece by itself, it does help bolster the company’s support of cosplayers that began last year.