Hello, TechRaptor readers! Here’s what you may have missed in the world of tabletop wargaming over the last week.
First up is several announcements from Games Workshop and Forge World. The Ironjawz, savage and heavily armored Orruks always looking for a good fight, are now available for pre-order. The Orruk Warchanter, Weirdnob Shaman, Megaboss, Brutes, Ardboys, Gore-gruntas, and Meganob in Maw-krusha models are available to pre-order. A Start Collecting! greenskins bundle is also available, along with Battletome: Ironjawz and Grand Alliance: Destruction books.
The company is also holding a contest, giving away the army of your dreams. Simply spend $85 USD, and email Games Workshop with a 500 word blurb describing your dream army. The White Dwarf team will pick their favorites, and the winner will receive $3300 USD worth of Warhammer 40,000 or Warhammer: Age of Sigmar miniatures. You can read more about the contest here.
On the Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Facebook page, the company announced a major change to the game coming this summer. Games Workshop has worked with several large tournament organizers to create a universal standard for competitive gaming. And yes, this system will come with points values.
Forge World recently announced pre-orders for Space Wolves conversion kits for Horus Heresy gaming. Legion torsos, shoulder pads, and Terminator conversion sets are available, along with a Space Wolves Task Force consisting of a copy of The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth along with enough torsos and shoulder pads to convert all miniatures to Space Wolves. Pre-orders for these items are scheduled to ship on April 29th.
Corvus Belli announced the April releases for Infinity. The Imperial Service starter pack, Haqqislam Maghariba Guard, Yaogat Strike Infantry, Kazak Spetznas, and Reverend Healer models are part of this current release wave and will be available for pre-order soon either from Corvus Belli or your local FLGS.
The Blood and Plunder kickstarter has been wildly successful, meeting their $15,000 goal is less than 15 minutes according to Firelock Games. The historical skirmish game set in the 17th century Spanish Main features battles on both land and sea, with seamless integration between the two built into the game. The campaign currently has 23 days left is and has over $120,000 USD pledged to it.
Mantic Games posted a great deal of additional information on their upcoming release of the second edition of Deadzone. The blog post covers topics like force selection, swapping battle cards for command dice, leader abilities, and more. The starter set for Deadzone is currently available for pre-order for $79.99 USD and is scheduled to start shipping in May.
What news snippets caught your attention? What are you saving your pennies for? Any games you’d like to see more coverage of? Let us know in the comments below!